travel

Photo stories, travel

The accidental wedding

The accidental wedding

One week before Christmas I cashed in our skyward miles and flew to the Kerala city of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum to the thick tongued), and decamped at the Kempinski in Kovolam, taking two of my lovely female friends with me, and leaving all stresses, children and husband behind. Did I miss […]

April 25, 2014 ×

Beautiful places and spaces, Destination Guides, travel

Camping, glamping and dune stamping. Desert accommodation in the UAE and beyond

Camping, glamping and dune stamping. Desert accommodation in the UAE and beyond

Weekend breaks just ain’t what they used to be. None of that popping into the hills behind town, buying organic apples at a roadside stall, wine tasting on the way, rolling fields, fragrant gums, roos doing their kamikaze leaps across the highway in front of your speeding car at dusk. […]

February 25, 2013 ×

holiday rentals, Italy, Paciano, Tartagli Bassi, travel, travelling with children

Home away from home

Home away from home

I don’t want to leave. I’m pressed in embrace against Leslie, and it’s like I’m frozen. I know that when we part, I will have to join my family in the car, and leave her forever. Or maybe, just maybe, this time I’ll be back. I am an ADHD traveller. […]

September 18, 2011 ×

croatia, grgic, orebic, posip, travel, trstenik, wine, wine tasting

Croatia part 4 – Pining for Posip

September 9, 2011 ×

croatia, dubrovnik, food travel, restaurants, travel

Croatia Part 3 – Dining in Dubrovnik

Croatia Part 3 – Dining in Dubrovnik

I’ve told you about the idyllic island trips, and the nightmare on 13th street. Now lets get down to business. I am a food nomad. I wander the world looking for delicious things to put in my mouth (easy tiger). My holiday is not complete without a culinary expedition, and […]

September 6, 2011 ×

croatia, travel, travelling with children

The Defeated Army – travelling with children and unlucky 13s

The Defeated Army – travelling with children and unlucky 13s

Triskaidekaphobia – the phobia of the number 13. Methinks I may partake in a little of that… It’s the number Judas took when he sat at the table for Jesus’ last supper. Loki – Thor’s evil brother was the 13th God in Viking mythology, it is also believed by them […]

August 29, 2011 ×

Beach, croatia, Day tours, Montenegro, travel

The Black Mountain and playing the proverbial ‘tourist’

The Black Mountain and playing the proverbial ‘tourist’

Montenegro Up until 2006, I thought it was a deliciouly bitter herbal digestif – one of those drinks you drink when you think you can’t drink any more. It helps you find your second stomach – the one that has room for three more glasses of red wine and a […]

August 25, 2011 ×

travel

Dog days

Dog days

The extended and sultry days at the peak of summer. Generally accompanied by a lack of progress.I have been AWOL. I am lost in a haze of sun, sea mist, lacklustre energy. I am awoken daily, several hours after rising from bed when I plunge myself into the icy adriatic. […]

August 8, 2011 ×

Australia, melbourne, mount hotham, ski, snow, travel, winter

From the ridiculous to the sublime

From the ridiculous to the sublime

Hume Highway, a matchbox-sized hatchback, stuffed to the gunnels with padded clothing, the Mountains still three hours away. Children screaming in the back. Father screaming in the front: “Don’t make me come back there!”. Me, staring out the window at the landscape just outside of frosty Melbourne, thinking “…this is […]

July 23, 2011 ×