I’ve never really been one of those sporty or athletic people. Growing up, I dabbled in gymnastics, and played a bit of tee-ball and cricket, but netball was the only sporty thing that I really enjoyed, playing pretty much right throughout my school years. Needless to say, snow sports weren’t high on my agenda. My
You should all know by now that winter holidays have given me some of my best travel memories to date. Even though it’s freezing cold outside, there’s snow on absolutely everything, and you can hardly feel your face, there are so many outdoor activities you can do during the winter time. And the more I’ve thought about it, the more I’ve come to realise that snowshoeing is probably my favourite winter activity.
As soon as we arrived in Eugene, I felt at home. And that’s not something that happens very often. Eugene just has a sense of calm and welcome about it, drawing me in right away. For the uninitiated, Eugene is a small city in Oregon, about an hour and a half drive from Portland. It’s
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,
I don’t think I’ve ever felt as small in this big old world as I did during our short time in Flåm. Flåm is a wee village in Norway surrounded by the biggest mountains I’ve ever seen. Everywhere I turned, I was faced with sheer mountainsides, and I couldn’t be happier! Transporting yourself to Flåm
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
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.
Scotland has been on my list of must-see places since I was a kid. I’ve always felt proud of my Scottish heritage, and have been keen to see where my ancestors came from. Scotland has a rich history, and so many amazing locations to visit. There was no way we could fit everything in, but