Having a Priscilla moment at Sydney's Madame Tussauds

Five Things To Do in Sydney on a Rainy Day

Sydney is at its sparkly best when the sun is shining, but of course not every day can be filled with blue skies. So what can you do when the grey clouds set in and the rain starts to fall?  Here are five ideas to help snap you out of a rainy day funk andRead More

Sydney NYE fireworks as seen from Shangri-La Hotel, image credit by Paul Reiffer

Best Hotels for Sydney New Year’s Eve Fireworks

They’re the fireworks that are seen around the world and mark the start of so many New Year’s Eve celebrations. Australia’s biggest public event, Sydney’s New Year’s Eve fireworks bring more than one and a half million people to the harbour foreshore and are watched by more than a billion people around the world. WhenRead More

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, photo courtesy BridgeClimb Sydney

20 Great Sydney Tours by Bus, Boat, Helicopter and More

Having lived there most of my life I may be the teensiest bit biased, but I do believe Sydney is one of the greatest places in the world. I was going to say one of the greatest cities, but that category is too limiting. So I’m going with places. There’s sooooo much to see andRead More

The Darlinghurst Luxico image courtesy Luxico

The Luxico Treatment: Luxury Australian Holiday Homes For Short and Long Stays

Having lived in Sydney for years before moving to the countryside, and being lucky enough to have some gorgeous and generous friends, I usually stay with friends when I visit the big smoke these days. Which is why it’s understandable that said friends were a little confused when I invited them to come around toRead More

Exterior Ovolo Woolloomooloo, image courtesy Ovolo

Ovolo Woolloomooloo Transforms Sydney Finger Wharf Hotel

When Woolloomooloo’s historic finger wharf celebrated its 100th birthday last year it was hard to believe that there was a time when the state government wanted to tear it down. But it’s true. Back in the ‘90s when it was all run down the NSW government decided it was too expensive to restore and thatRead More

Stirred Suite at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

Industrial Chic at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour Boutique Hotel

When I told a friend I was going to be checking into a new boutique hotel in Sydney he wasn’t all that interested until I said the O word. “Ovolo?!” He suddenly perked up. “You’re going to love it! I stayed in the one in Melbourne and they’re gorgeous. They have a free mini barRead More

Michael Turtle of Time Travel Turtle

Michael Turtle, Time Travel Turtle: Ten Questions

When I met Michael Turtle of Time Travel Turtle I knew he was a fellow travel blogger but I didn’t realise we had a lot more in common. As we got to know each other somewhere at sea between Wellington and Sydney we discovered that we had both been broadcast journalists and producers before starting ourRead More

Glenferrie Lodge garden, Kirribilli image courtesy Glenferrie Lodge

A Boutique Budget Stay in Kirribilli

Kirribilli is home to some of the oldest and most beautiful streets in Australia, is the suburb you’ll find the Prime Minister’s official Sydney residence in and has an enviable harbourside location. Not exactly the sort of place that you’d expect to find budget accommodation. But as I discovered, it is possible to spend aRead More

Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Airport

The Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Airport

When you don’t live too far from the airport there’s a moment of dread when you get into a taxi and tell them where you’re going. For years I’ve faced disappointed looks and even some huffiness after telling a driver that I’m going to Surry Hills from Sydney Airport, even though at around $40 aRead More

Q Station Manly

Ghost Tours and a Sleepless Night in one of Australia’s Most Haunted Locations

Some things seem like a good idea in the light of day. Such as spending a night in an award winning hotel in one of Australia’s most haunted locations after doing a ghost tour. ‘What fun!’ I thought to myself as I arranged my stay. ‘I’ve always wanted to do the ghost tours at QRead More