Chinese New Year in Sydney

Where to celebrate the Lunar New Year


The Lunar New Year, or Chinese New Year (CNY)  is such a dramatic and fun celebration to be part of but what do you you do if you can’t travel to China this year to celebrate?  You join the local celebrations in the country you’re…

20 Top cities to visit in 2017

20 Top Cities to Visit in 2017


Last month Conde Nast published their 50 top cities in the world based on votes by over 100,000 travelers.  As I flipped through the list I was nodding at many and intrigued by others I had yet to visit myself.  It’s that time of the…

Webjet App Review

Get a better deal with the Webjet App


In our years travelling things have changed dramatically.  Inspiration for our early trips came from glossy pamphlets at the travel agent or more often posters of the latest special deals in their high street windows.  Of course back then what we ended up booking was…

Ambury Park

Ambury Park in Auckland


You may not have heard of Ambury Park.  It’s an Auckland Regional Park located on the shores of the Manukau Harbour and only a 30 minute drive from the city or 10 minutes from the Airport.  It’s also a working farm, a good picnic spot, has…

Muriwai Beach

Muriwai Beach in Auckland


Auckland city is built around the Waitemata harbour with its beautiful city and north shore beaches.  When we lived there I loved its clean sparkling water, white sand, generally safe swimming and generous scattering of islands to visit.  The downside for me with Auckland beaches…

Monkey at Auckland Zoo

A day in Auckland Zoo


We usually try to incorporate a wildlife experience of some sort into our travels and Auckland Zoo has always been excellent so we took the chance to get back there on our recent visit to New Zealand.  The Zoo was an early adopter of the…

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The best Auckland Christmas Lightup


Whether at home or travelling I like to take a drive or walk in the evenings to enjoy the Christmas lights.  If you’re in Auckland, New Zealand this Christmas then the best Auckland Christmas lightup is on Franklin Road.  That’s just off Ponsonby Road which…

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9 Perfect Xmas Gifts for Travellers


Travellers can be a little difficult to buy for, particularly those of us that like pretty and practical and don’t want to be weighted down with a mountain of luggage.  Here’s a few of my favourite ideas for holiday gifts for travellers in your life…