Getting ‘Lost’ in Oahu

Getting 'Lost' in Oahu

I’m going to start by saying that we are huge fans of the tv show Lost, which aired from 2004–2010. You guys remember that one, right? A plane crashes on a supposedly deserted island, and the survivors spend the next six years trying to get off it. There’s drama, comedy, death, smoke monsters, polar bears(?),Read more

What’s so Great about Oahu?

What's so Great about Oahu?

Aloha Oahu! After spending three and a half weeks in snowy destinations with freezing temperatures over the Christmas break, we figured Hawaii would be the perfect place to end our annual month-long adventure, and thaw out before heading back to real life. As much as we love winter holidays and snow, we’re also huge beachRead more

Why Alaska is still on my bucket list

Why Alaska is still on my bucket list

Oh Alaska. How I long to be back in the last frontier with your freezing temperatures, snowy landscapes, and jaw dropping sunrises. Alaska is one of those places that I had always wanted to visit, but never got around to because it was too far away, too isolated, too insert-other-silly-excuse here. By now you allRead more

New York City: Exploring Central Park

New York City: Central Park

Although we were only in New York City for a few days, we really wanted to dedicate a big chunk of our time to exploring Central Park. An expansive patch of green in the concrete jungle, Central Park is full of walking trails, gardens, lakes, bridges, and so much more. It was a beautiful butRead more

A Walking guide to New York City

Walking guide to New York City

New York is a city that we particularly wanted to see during the Winter time. Home Alone 2 may have had something to do with this, but generally, we just love Winter vacations: getting rugged up in scarves, hats, and jackets; sipping hot coffee next to a crackling fireplace; and escaping the heat of MelbourneRead more

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

While planning our trip to the USA and Canada at the end of last year, I was sure to include Orlando, Florida; pretty much just so I could go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I have been a huge HP fan ever since I read the first book in high school. I wasRead more

My Snowboarding Experience in North America

Snowboarding in North America

I am not a snowboarder. Not even close. But my partner loves the sport, so naturally I have been keen to learn. Over the years I have attempted to join in, and taken the odd lesson or two, but each time I ‘hit the slopes’, the slopes inevitably hit me back, and it was likeRead more

When a Local goes Above and Beyond for a Stranger


During a 5-week trip to Canada and the United States, we experienced late night snow-shoeing, glorious snow-capped mountains, and hours spent snowboarding down the best runs of our lives. However, as fabulous as all that was, NONE of it compares to our chance encounter with a kind and generous stranger. Three weeks into our trip…Read more