Summer Reading List: Books to Love These Holidays

Summer Reading List: Books to Love These Holidays

Summer holidays are almost here and that means a good summer reading list, one of my favourite things. Having endured the shopping centre crowds, the mad consumer frenzy, and the anxiety-inducing mania that is Christmas time, January offers up relaxation, time to wind-down and recharge for the year ahead.  For those heading off on a […]

Indoor Skydiving in Sydney Suburbia – iFLY Downunder

Indoor Skydiving in Sydney Suburbia – iFLY Downunder

Did you know that on the outskirts of Sydney’s sprawling suburbia you can learn to fly like a super hero? Indoor skydiving is the current craze to hit in action and adrenaline sports and it was for this that we found ourselves one wintry Saturday morning taking the long drive out through Sydney’s sprawling western suburbs […]

Travel with Books: See the World From Your Couch

Travel with Books: See the World From Your Couch

You can’t always find the time or money to travel the world. But you can go vicariously through books. From New York, to Paris, to Sydney – let literature take you there.  Here are my top five recent releases -while not are all technically travel books, they will all transport you to another place – don’t […]

Happy New Year – 2016

Happy New Year – 2016

Happy New Year ‘So, I close my eyes to old ends and open my heart to new beginnings.’ Nick Frederickson It’s hard to believe we are here again – the end of another year and on the brink of a new one. The new year always brings with it a feeling of opportunity, anticipation and renewal […]

Ithaka: The Journey, Not the Destination

Ithaka: The Journey, Not the Destination

I was reminded recently of one of my favourite poems. On my last post a friend of mine and previous guest poster left a comment that included this poem. ‘Ithaka’ by C P Cavafy is a poem about travel and life and the odyssey we all take on the way to our destination.   I find it difficult […]

13 Signs You Are Addicted to Travel

13 Signs You Are Addicted to Travel

 You love travel. You look for new adventure and thrills.  You enjoy exploring new cultures and discovering delicious foods.  But are you a true addict? Here are 13 signs that you just may be addicted to travel.   1. If someone asks you where your next trip is you always have an answer. 2. You look […]

Travel: An Inherited Wanderlust

Travel: An Inherited Wanderlust

I recently signed up to the MatardorU Travel Media School to improve my travel writing and photography with their on-line course.  So far it’s been very informative, supportive and inspirational. And hopefully it will help me improve this blog for all to enjoy. Below is my first course assignment – a brief biography explaining why I travel. Enjoy and your feedback would […]

Top 5 French Films

Top 5 French Films

One way to learn a language is to immerse yourself in it. If it’s not possible to live where they speak the language that you want to learn the next best thing is to watch movies…and plenty of them. While it may seem a bit of a pain with with the subtitles and having to read […]

Planning for Paris

Planning for Paris

In just under three weeks I will be in Paris! I have rented an apartment for two weeks and am aiming to spend some quality time enjoying this glamorous city.  Believing that a little preparation can make for a more enjoyable trip I have been reading various books and trying – with hilarious results – to learn some of the language. […]