We arrived via Europe where the financial crisis hit hard and swallowed our hard earned savings. After a few nights in Vancouver, British Columbia to get our ‘grown up’ jobs done (social security numbers, phones etc.) we boarded a bus that would take us to Whistler. It was everything I imagined it to be, snow covered mountains surrounding a cozy village with endless hotels, shops, bars & restaurants...Read More
It started with a dream of huts over tranquil coral filled water with waves slowly hitting the steps below. Waking up to brilliantly coloured tropical fish swimming around you, able to be seen from every window of your luxury villa. Ahhhh a dream I have come to realise many of us seem to share...Read More
If you had to describe an idyllic hideaway destination, how would you describe it?Difficult to get to? Small, peaceful and with almost no tourists? A spectacular view of turquoise water from the dinner table? A banquet served al fresco each night by a local family, with local, organic produce? A bungalow surrounded by pomegranate trees, strawberry patches and pine trees, up high on a hill where the air is fresh?Read More
Splat! I felt something burst against my shoulder followed by giggling and the pounding of little footsteps against the pavement. A water balloon had hit me within the first ten minutes of entering Bhaktapur. It was the day of the Navadurga Festival and all the children were running the streets and being a white tourist makes me an automatic target...Read More
New York City residents are a wealth of information about where to eat, find entertainment, relax, and make a tourist’s visit to the Big Apple an authentic experience. Most are happy to share with tourists how they can supplement their visits to famous attractions such as the Statue of Liberty and Museum of Natural History with what real New Yorkers do for fun...Read More
Rain in Melbourne, Australia today had us thinking about the warm weather elsewhere and the beautiful beaches we have been to. Boracay is right at the top of that list.
Always teeming with people, it is warm year round and the sunsets are, quite rightfully, famous. This shot was taken in early April during the Easter celebrations on the island.
Stunning destination…and world renowned if your wind-boarder.Read More