Peace just outside of Sydney

Barely an hour's drive north of Sydney lies the start of the central coast.   It is a beautiful part of the world, all surrounded by water - the open sea on one side and the canals and bays of  Brisbane Waters on the other.  The beaches are child friendly (mostly) and a great place for... Continue Reading →

Camping in the heart of Sydney on Cockatoo Island

Cockatoo Island, in the middle of Sydney Harbour, has had a diverse history in its time. Although today it plays host to happy campers and day trippers, it has done time as both a colonial penal establishment and Australia's biggest shipyard. The island's latest incarnation is an increasingly popular tourist destination, which blends its industrial heritage... Continue Reading →

Find yourself in Rome

When I decided to go to Rome, it wasn't because I thought I needed it. That came later. It was because Rome is supposed to be the most romantic and wonderful of European cities, and I felt it was worth visiting at least once in my life. I can't remember why I suddenly hankered to... Continue Reading →

The Dordogne, France – Road Trip

We’ve exchanged the sophistication of Paris for rustic, rural France.  We arrived into Bordeaux via the high speed train network and headed straight out again in our newly acquired campervan.  On the way to St Emilion, in the heart of acres of green, luscious vineyards, we stopped at, what seemed to me to be, the... Continue Reading →

Long weekend in Paris

We have been in Paris for four days and today we make our way south to the wine capital of Bordeaux.  Paris is absolutely gorgeous.  And the Parisians are wonderful.  People often say Parisians are rude and obnoxious, but we have only found them to be courteous, helpful and very relaxed.  Compared to Londeners, their... Continue Reading →

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