• Review: Oaks The Entrance Waterfront Suites

    Life in Australia is slowly getting back to pre-pandemic normality with domestic and international travel high on the agenda. The first cruise ship after two years of Covid restrictions has sailed away, airports are getting back to the madding crowds, hotels, bars and restaurants are filling up once more. Good news for hospitality, tourism and local businesses alike.

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  • The Entrance NSW

    One of our favourite weekend destinations is The Entrance on the Central Coast of NSW. It’s an easy drive from Sydney, around an hour and 30 minutes. It’s a picturesque sea side town with lots of wonderful activities to offer both on land and on the water.

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  • Vivid Sydney 2022 returns

    After two years of a Covid hiatus, Vivid Sydney returns bigger and bolder! With more than 200 events, light installations, music performances and much more, this year’s light festival signals to the world that Sydney is well and truly open again. Time to bring back locals and tourists alike into the city to help businesses who have done it tough over the last two years.

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  • Review: Abode Bistro and Bar

    If you’re looking for a casual yet elegant dining experience, Abode Bar Bistro is for you. Conveniently located at the Parkroyal Hotel complex in Darling Harbour, this place has a warm and welcoming vibe perfect for intimate dining, an after work catch up or those family and friends get togethers.

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  • EAST MALVERN’S FAVOURITE FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL RETURNS

    The 5th annual East Malvern Food & Wine Festival will return to East Malvern’s picturesque Central Park, boasting a vast range of exquisite wineries from all across Victoria, artisan provedores and entertainment on Sunday 27 March 2022, from 11am to 6pm. 

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  • RUNAWAY Gardens:  The Artisans & Vagabonds Roll into town for Sydney’s Hippest New Harbourside Bar

    The award winning team behind Bernie Dieter’s Club Kabarett   brings you RUNAWAY Gardens. Sydney’s hottest new outdoor bar, bursting onto Sydney’s glorious harbourside –  front and centre stage at The Rocks!

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  • Sparkling SYDNEY RETURNS IN MARCH 2022

    A HARBOURSIDE DAY OF BUBBLES, GOURMET FOOD AND LIVE TUNES: Sparkling SYDNEY, the first of its kind unique sparkling wine festival returns to the picturesque harbour side shores of Pirrama Park, Pyrmont on Saturday

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  • Restaurant Review: Ester Restaurant and Bar

    Before the Covid hard lockdown was imposed on Sydney, we were able to make a booking at Ester Restaurant and Bar. This highly awarded restaurant has always been high on our list to check out and we were glad to be able to finally make it.

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  • Circular Quay to Manly, best ferry ride ever

    Sydney ferries offer unrivalled flexibility and convenience for Sydney-siders and visitors alike. Definitely a must do while in this beautiful Harbour city is catch a ferry or two. There are nine ferry services from Circular Quay, the main ferry terminal in Sydney. It’s also the hub for buses, trains, the new light rail and taxi/ride share options, all ready to take you to the metropolis and beyond. Around the Quay, you’ll find plenty of restaurants, iconic pubs and the famous landmarks of Sydney, The Rocks, Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge to name a few. The exciting new Barrangaroo foreshore and precinct is also close by and well worth visiting.

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  • Things to Do at Coogee Beach

    Coogee Beach is one my favourite beaches in the Eastern part of Sydney. It’s less crowded compared to Bondi Beach, easy to reach by public transport with plenty of parking. There are lots of things to do, a perfect destination for everyone! Dotted with top notch restaurants, cafe, pubs, shops and parks making it an ideal day out.

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TRAVEL

Review: Oaks The Entrance Waterfront Suites

Life in Australia is slowly getting back to pre-pandemic normality with domestic and international travel high on the agenda. The first cruise ship after two years of Covid restrictions has sailed away, airports are getting back to the madding crowds, hotels, bars and restaurants are filling up once more. Good news for hospitality, tourism and local businesses alike.

The Entrance NSW

One of our favourite weekend destinations is The Entrance on the Central Coast of NSW. It’s an easy drive from Sydney, around an hour and 30 minutes. It’s a picturesque sea side town with lots of wonderful activities to offer both on land and on the water.

Circular Quay to Manly, best ferry ride ever

Sydney ferries offer unrivalled flexibility and convenience for Sydney-siders and visitors alike. Definitely a must do while in this beautiful Harbour city is catch a ferry or two. There are nine ferry services from Circular Quay, the main ferry terminal in Sydney. It’s also the hub for buses, trains, the new light rail and taxi/ride share options, all ready to take you to the metropolis and beyond. Around the Quay, you’ll find plenty of restaurants, iconic pubs and the famous landmarks of Sydney, The Rocks, Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge to name a few. The exciting new Barrangaroo foreshore and precinct is also close by and well worth visiting.

Things to Do at Coogee Beach

Coogee Beach is one my favourite beaches in the Eastern part of Sydney. It’s less crowded compared to Bondi Beach, easy to reach by public transport with plenty of parking. There are lots of things to do, a perfect destination for everyone! Dotted with top notch restaurants, cafe, pubs, shops and parks making it an ideal day out.

Bondi Beach is a must-visit attraction for every traveller in Sydney

Bondi Beach is one of the most iconic beaches in Australia located in eastern Sydney. If you’ve visited Sydney before and missed out on a trip to Bondi Beach, then your visit was incomplete. It’s world-renown must do! A go-to beach for a stroll, picnic, swimming, surfing, dining and shopping. Getting there is easy, accessible by public transport from the city, direct bus or a combination of train to Bondi Junction and bus to Bondi Beach.

Things to do and see in Kurnell NSW, Australia

Want a great spot to enjoy a walk, swim, picnic and even a cuppa with views that’s not too far from Sydney? Then make a trip out to idyllic Kurnell, a suburb located in the Southern part of Sydney, less than an hours drive from the City. Driving is the best way to get there although it can be reached by public transport from Central Station. Catch a train to Cronulla, a day out all by it’s self, then a bus to Kurnell. We love this place, being away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

A day trip to Saint-Émilion

A trip to one of the many wineries is a must if you visit Bordeaux, not only for wine tasting but also the opportunity to soak in the breathtaking views that have stood the test of time. Our second day in Bordeaux was a trip to Saint-Émilion, a Unesco World Heritage Site!

Destination Bordeaux

French wine, wine not! Our sojourn in Marseille has come to an end so it’s bonjour to Bordeaux! The famed wine growing region is our next destination. As vinophiles, this city has been high on our bucket list to tick off for a while. Aside from wine, Bordeaux is also known as the culinary capital of France, so bon appetit!

FOOD REVIEWS: CAFES/RESTAURANTS/PUBS

Review Paste Thai Australia

We’ve finally ticked off Paste Thai Food Australia restaurant on our restaurant bucket list to check out, we made it! Located in Mittagong an hour or so drive from Sydney. Making a day trip or a weekend away in the Southern Highlands is the best option so you can enjoy the attractions, food and wine this historic town has to offer. For us, it was a full day trip visiting Goulburn first then dinner on the way back.

EVENTS

Vivid Sydney 2022 returns

After two years of a Covid hiatus, Vivid Sydney returns bigger and bolder! With more than 200 events, light installations, music performances and much more, this year’s light festival signals to the world that Sydney is well and truly open again. Time to bring back locals and tourists alike into the city to help businesses who have done it tough over the last two years.

AIRLINE/CRUISE REVIEWS

Sampler cruises, a fun weekend gateway

We have sailed with Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas a number of years ago for a 7 day cruise from Singapore to Hong Kong visiting Vietnam (Nah Trang) and Thailand (Pattaya and Chabang) and we loved it. As first time cruisers our expectations were all met hands down! We were impressed with our room and service, dining, entertainment and activities and shows onboard, never a dull moment.

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