Tag: holiday


Tropical getaway in Cairns Travel

The Anzac day long weekend was approaching and Stu and I decided on a whim to head to Cairns for 4 days. We didn’t need much convincing really – it has been months since our last scuba dive and the warm tropical waters of Cairns seemed an ideal way to escape the suburban speed of Sydney. We certainly didn’t need much – a couple of changes of clothes, one “good” pair of shoes (sandals) and a pair of thongs each, along with our massive dive bag and we were heading to the airport. It was my first visit to Cairns and it had...

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A weekend in the Hunter Valley Travel

The Hunter Valley is an established wine region about 2.5 hours from Sydney (depending on which side of town you’re on, crossing the city is a mission!) and it’s a lovely place to spend a weekend. Friends of ours are getting married in a couple of weeks so a weekend was organised to celebrate their impending nuptials and 17 of us descended on Abernethy house with plenty of food and clanking bottles, ready for a celebration. I had planned to set off early so we could beat the traffic, but Sir Stuart the Sloth moves the pace he wants to...

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Ode to Amsterdam Travel

The best way to see Amsterdam is on foot or by bicycle, such pleasant ways to pass the time or commute in a city built for both. I have rediscovered the practice of walking in Amsterdam – strolling, thinking, seeing, listening – often with no fixed destination in mind, no map and when my legs are tired relying on my instincts to navigate me home. There is something so peaceful about walking without a purpose and the city of Amsterdam is designed to allow you to wander with pleasure for hours each day. Being observant has allowed me to witness many...

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Fiji – best beach holiday ever Travel

We have returned from the best beach holiday we have ever had. If you haven’t been to Fiji, go. If you are looking for a relaxing, couple holiday stay at Matangi Private Island Resort.   Matangi Island has been owned by the same family since the late 1800s. They have since developed it into an idyllic retreat for couples who are looking to escape. As soon as we were met at Taveuni airport and taken to our boat transfer we were treated like family and Fiji felt like home. The boat chugged across the water to Matangi Island in the distance and as...

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