Visiting the Wellington waterfront, New Zealand

A Short Break in Windy, Wonderful Wellington

“I just blew in from the windy city, the windy city is mighty pretty….” Doris Day’s voice fills my head and puts a smile on my face as I find myself bracing against gusts of wind in Wellington. Even though I’d heard New Zealand’s capital can be very windy, I hadn’t really taken the adviceRead More

Elvis' suits and records in Graceland trophy room

Nashville and Beyond on A Deep South Music Road Trip

So I’m just going to come right out and say it. I love Nashville. Not just the place, though that I do, but also the TV show. As well as being addicted to Nashville the show I listen to the soundtrack when I’m driving and when I work. Unfortunately for my neighbour I also likeRead More

Loree Gold in Santa Barbara Art Museum

Loree Gold, Santa Barbara Museum of Art docent: Ten Questions

Downtown Santa Barbara is a beautiful place to explore, filled with charming shops and cafes. But there’s more to this pretty coastal city than shopping and eating and drinking. The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is a filled with the sort of collection much larger cities would be very happy to have. With more thanRead More

Sydney Mardi Gras Museum Opens

There are currently two permanent gay and lesbian museums in the world. One, the Schwules Museum, is in Berlin. The other is the GLBT Historical Society Museum in San Francisco. This year, Sydney will take its rightful place and open the third. This week the inaugural exhibition of the Sydney Mardi Gras Museum opened toRead More

Narnia Exhibition

Narnia Exhibition, Sydney Powerhouse Museum

As a child, I longed to step through the wardrobe into Narnia. Who didn’t check every wardrobe they came into contact with, hoping that they’d feel the magic of a wintery wonderland waiting for them on the other side of a bunch of old coats? While I have yet to find a secret portal toRead More

Harry Potter Exhibition

Harry Potter Exhibition at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum

A few months ago I popped along to a preview of the Harry Potter exhibition at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum. At the time they had Matthew Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom, and a few of the pieces from the exhibition to whet our appetite.It’s fair to say I’ve been looking forward to the exhibition opening, andRead More