Things to do

Top travel destinations for 2018

With the new year ahead of us it’s the perfect time to start planning new adventures. There are so many amazing destinations to explore for every budget and travel style.  In 2018, I plan to visit some new destinations which… Continue Reading →

Top five solo travel tips

I believe solo travel is something that everyone should try at least once, even just for a short time, it puts you outside your comfort zone yet you are in control of what happens (well, most of the time). The… Continue Reading →

Are you covered?

For years I have been travelling under my own steam arranging everything online or booking on arrival. There is one thing when booking a trip that I make sure I never leave home without and that’s travel insurance. Whilst it… Continue Reading →

Taste of Myanmar

When I travel I love to participate in cooking classes, I believe it’s a great way to get to the heart of the culture, gain an understanding of local produce and learn to navigate a local menu – plus gain… Continue Reading →

On the road to Myanmar – Part 3 Bagan

The final destination in my Myanmar adventure was Bagan – the jewel in the country’s crown and a hot spot for visitors. The key attraction here is temples and shrines – over 2000 are dotted across the grassy plains edged… Continue Reading →

On the road to Myanmar – Part 2 Mandalay

Just a short flight from Yangon is the inland city of Mandalay. The airport is located about 1 hour drive from the city’s downtown – a slow, bumpy journey in the airport shuttle bus along wide roads lined by mango… Continue Reading →

On the road to Myanmar – Part 1 Yangon

Just a 10 hour flight from Melbourne is the emerging destination of Myanmar (Burma). In 2012 the country tightly wedged between Thailand, China, India, Laos and Bangladesh attracted over 1 million international visitors. It is certainly a country that is… Continue Reading →

Paper Gift Bag Tutorial

Hand made gifts are always well received especially when they are presented beautifully. Recently, I learnt to make these paper gift bags and have been making them in all different styles and using them to give cookies, jams and other… Continue Reading →

Top Eight Experiences in Japan

I visited Japan for the very first time in November and discovered there are many amazing experiences to be had from foodie finds to spiritual connections. Spending 16 days exploring the country from rural towns to bustling big cities, I… Continue Reading →

Packing tips to lighten the load

It’s that time of the year when many of us are packing our bags and heading off for a well deserved break and after my recent trip to Japan (more on that later) I thought it was timely to share… Continue Reading →

Five essential travel planning tips

Let’s face it some of us are planners and some are not. Myself, I love to plan and when it comes to travelling overseas I don’t want to miss a thing, I make every effort to find out some of… Continue Reading →

3 step DIY party bunting

Bunting is a simple, low cost way for adding a stylish festive feel to any celebration. Balloons and streamers have their place but bunting can take your celebration to a whole new level, what’s more you can customise it perfectly… Continue Reading →

Tag! You’re it!

I have shared my love of making and giving cards and this passion also extends to gift giving (check out my 60 birthday gifts blog), whether it be something handmade, home grown or a store brought beauty I really enjoy… Continue Reading →

Ten things to do in Siem Reap…that aren’t temples!

It’s well known the temples of Angkor are spectacular a MUST when visiting Siem Reap, in fact they are the only reason some visit the city, but there is so much more to explore in this beautiful corner of Cambodia. You… Continue Reading →

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