City Park – Launceston, Tasmania.

If you know me personally, I can be a bit of a monkey, all over the place but I also like things in order, symmetrical, a crooked picture will annoy me. Matty: “Could you give me directions to the closest supermarket please?” Hotel Concierge: “Sure, at the end of the street, it’s just a diagonal…

Central West NSW – Mudgee.

We’re off on a road trip around the Central West of NSW. First stop, Mudgee, a winery town. It’s a great place for wine lovers – or a New South Welshmen tired of constant state border closures at the hint of a sniffle. The first stop on this trip was Moothi Estate Winery just outside…

Tik Tok Pasta – Uunifetapasta.

I caved in, I signed up, I joined the squad, I got excited and made the Tik Tok / Uunifetapasta dish. I’ve always been a fan of anything from Finland – Marimekko designs are fun, Finnair is a great airline – and this is a dish that may just make you excited as well. I…

My Top 3 Lookouts in The Blue Mountains.

The stunning Blue Mountains, a World Heritage Listed Area since 2000, is a mere 2.5 hours by train from Central Station in Sydney. The Blue Mountains brings you to not only to cooler climes – wonderful in the height of a Sydney summer – but also to some magnificent views. While there are a number…

Balcony Bar & Oyster Co. Byron Bay.

With a booking required and it being the beginning of the holiday season, we were lucky to get a table at Balcony Bar, in Byron Bay, one of the hippest joints in town. While it’s not during the lunch or dinner service, our booking is for 3:30pm, which is fine as we’re also on holidays!…

“Best Poo’s Ever” – Bix Mix – I LOVE THIS STUFF!

“Best Poo’s Ever!” With our hands over our mouth, Ciaran and I giggled. We took a peak and what it was, but we kept giggling till we passed the stall. We continued on through the Byron Bay Sunday Markets. I am a big kid, so of course this toilet humour amused me. *Wanna hear a…

Auschwitz – Birkenau. A Day Trip From Krakow Everyone Should Take.

EDIT: I first posted this almost two years ago, as it is the 76th anniversary of the camps liberation and during these COVID-19 times, I find it befitting to repost.  “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it” – George Santayana.  I could never call Auschwitz-Birkenau a travel ‘highlight’ of Europe….

Middle Pub – Mullumbimby.

We took the ‘Jellybean’, the nickname we’d given the Mustard coloured Fiat 500 we’d hired, to Mullumbimby, about a 30 minute drive northwest of Byron Bay, and had lunch at The Middle Pub. It was a great little car, but we never quite worked out how to open the boot! I googled it but no…