For the past three years, we’ve spent the Christmas period abroad. First in Lake Louise, then Quebec City, and finally in London town. Being overseas during Christmas can be difficult. It’s a little isolating when you’re in an unfamiliar place, in a different time zone from friends and family, and with unfamiliar people all around.
Is Old Quebec one of the most adorable spaces in the world? Nestled next to the Saint Lawrence River in the Canadian state of Quebec, with its charming old town vibes and French population, I’d argue that it’s definitely up there. Stepping into Old Quebec is like stepping into a cute little French town, without
In 2014, we decided to forgo our usual Christmas traditions of sunbathing, camping, visiting relatives, and opening way too many presents; and instead spent our time in the wintery depths of Lake Louise, Canada. We had always wanted to experience a white Christmas — you know, like you see in all the movies; and we
When I first laid eyes on the Nintendo Switch I had no idea that I’d be just as obsessed with it a year later, as I was the day it arrived on my doorstep. I was late to the party in terms of deciding to buy one. For the longest time, it wasn’t even on
To me, Finland always seemed like one of those faraway places that only existed in the pages of a book. Like, when you crawl to the very back of your wardrobe and find yourself in Narnia. For a while there, Finland was my Narnia. Well, Finnish Lapland, to be precise. A place I very much
These monthly recaps give me the chance to keep you updated on what I’ve been up to, where I’ve been, and what’s to come on the blog. It also gives me a chance to share more about myself, my interests, and current obsessions. I feel like I start each of these posts like this, but
When I told people that we were heading overseas during the Christmas holidays, they usually looked at me like I was crazy. I get it. Why would I escape an Australian summer for a Northern hemisphere winter? Most people wouldn’t. It does sound rather crazy. And maybe I am, a little. But, when people in
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and a fantastic entry point to Scandinavia. It’s one of those amazing places that has such a wonderful mix of old town charm and modern city vibes. One minute you’re wandering the busy streets, full of eager shoppers bustling about; the next you find yourself in the historic old town,
These monthly recaps give me the chance to keep you updated on what I’ve been up to, where I’ve been, and what’s to come on the blog. It also gives me a chance to share more about myself, my interests, and current obsessions. October Travels Unfortunately, October was a non-travel month for us. We didn’t
Twas the day after Christmas. This one was a Monday, and it proved to be a fairly regular day, as far as travel days go. Our bags were packed and tucked beneath us on our flight from London to Bergen. There was nothing particularly special about the flight. I don’t recall if I watched a
Like many Australian travellers heading to Europe, we recently found ourselves with a short stopover in Singapore. A seven-hour stopover, to be precise. In hindsight, we should have made the most of our time, and stayed the night there, exploring the city. But by the time we really thought about this, our flights were already
These monthly recaps give me the chance to keep you updated on what I’ve been up to, where I’ve been, and what’s to come on the blog. It also gives me a chance to share more about myself, my interests, and current obsessions. August Travels We were pretty quiet on the travel front this month.
As I sit here on a muggy Sunday afternoon in Melbourne, I have one question for you: where are the years going?! And then a follow-up: do you guys feel it too? Sometimes it seems like the days, weeks, months and years are slipping through our fingers. Things are changing, the world is getting a