I love to travel!


Travel has always been a big part of my life and I have been fortunate to have visited many countries and been on some amazing trips.


For a long time my husband’s work took him to Italy so I would hitch a ride and we would explore another corner of this beautiful country. We love Piemonte for its beautiful villages, amazing food and fabulous wines though after a five week trip to Sicily, it has serious competition!


I do love the countryside but I need a fix in a big city every now and again. I’m not fussy! Paris, New York, Istanbul, London or Rome will do! I also love learning about other cultures and trips to India, Jordan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the small towns of Central Turkey have inspired me to travel far and wide whenever I can.

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Researching a trip is important. Shortlists of hotels are created, blogs read and books devoured. I hate to miss out on a good restaurant, fabulous shop or interesting hotel. You’re in the wrong place if you’re looking for back packing secrets!


I love a bit of luxury but often I prefer to stay at a cute 3* boutique hotel and splurge on a fabulous meal. Food is important in my travels and restaurants play a big part when visiting a city.


Sharing these experiences is part of the fun and this is why the blog started. As a travel agent with 10 years experience in a previous life, friends and family would often ask where we stay or what restaurants we went to so the blog was designed to answers those questions.


The destination list at the top of the blog will lead you to the many countries I have visited and written about but here are a few of my favourite posts to help you get started!



Memories of Sicily : The last of over 50 posts on Sicily which will help you plan a trip to this fabulous island.

5 Places to Visit in Milan

Secrets of the Brera

Imagine living in Monforte d’Alba

My Favourite Restaurant in Piemonte: All’Enoteca


New York

Eating in New York

What to do in New York

The Cloisters: New York’s Hidden Museum

Brunch in NYC

Walking New York’s High Line



10 Fabulous Restaurants in Paris

Rue Montorgueil Food Market

Marie Antoinette’s Farm

April Flowers at the Hotel George V



Your Guide to Istanbul: What to do

Istanbul’s Aya Sofia Museum

Istanbuls’ Hidden Street

Rustem Pasha: My favourite Mosque in Istanbul



I love going to India…it gets under your much so that I have been six times! These posts may help you understand why!

Sightseeing in Jaipur

The Dhobi Ghats of Mumbai

Kumaon Village Walks

Romantic Udaipur



Perth is home for me though I spend a lot of time in Melbourne where one of my daughters lives. The diverse landscape of our country is exciting and challenging.

6 Fun Melbourne Restaurants

A Weekend in Margaret River

What to do in Broome

6 Fun Melbourne Restaurants

A Taste of Rottnest Island: Crayfish


I love hearing from you all so please keep the comments coming.


I love Instagram too so please come and join me there. Now with Instagram Stories you can literally join me as I wander around a city! I update Facebook daily and more often if I’m travelling so come and join me there too…don’t forget to ‘like’ the page and add it to your interests feed so you don’t miss out!


Happy travelling,




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