A wine weekend in Orange

We love wine tasting and there isn’t anything better than a day of wine tasting..? Unless it’s a long weekend of wine tasting!!! We have found the wine in Australia quite different to what we are used to in South Africa. The wine selection here is HUGE and when we go to the bottle store…

A night in the Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountain are known for dramatic views, eucalyptus forests, cascading waterfalls, bush walks and cute historic towns. Only a 90 minute drive from Sydney CBD, the Blue Mountains is the perfect place to getaway for a night or even a week. We had already booked our accommodation in Katoomba at the historic Carrington Hotel. So…

Byron Bay food guide

The beaches are beautiful, the locals are friendly and the laid back hippie spirit is contagious. Byron Bay is a popular destination for surfers, sun seekers and foodies alike. With so many restaurants, coffee shops & takeaways joints to choose from, you could easily spend a week eating & drinking your way around Byron Bay…

Taronga Zoo to Balmoral Beach walk

An easy walk from Taronga Zoo to Balmoral beach that follows the harbour shoreline past tiny harbour beaches, historic sites and bushland. Pack your water bottles, sunblock, snacks or a picnic, your swimmers and a towel and hop on the ferry towards Taronga zoo. Oh and don’t forget your camera or camera phone! Click here…

Sals Secret Spot & our top things to do in Uluwatu

We landed in Bali on Saka New Year’s Eve an evening of celebrations, street parades & excitement, this also meant that finding a taxi to take us to Uluwatu (about an hour drive from the airport) would prove difficult! After a bit of haggling, we eventually managed to find a taxi driver willing to drive…

Melbourne Musts

Melbourne is a beautiful coastal city, located on the Yarra River in the state of Victoria, Australia. Its bustling city centre has many charming old buildings, thousands of restaurants and coffee shops and plenty of cultural events, performed on the banks of the Yarra River and city streets. Our Melbourne Musts: Besides for spending hours…

Beautiful hikes in Cape Town

We love exploring the great outdoors and one of our favourite things to do on the weekend is to go out for a hike. Each weekend we try to tackle a new hike, as there are so many beautiful one’s in and around Cape Town. Below are a few of our favourites that we would suggest….

Camping comfortably – A complete list of what you need

Everything you need to make your next camping trip a comfortable one! When we moved to Australia, we were advised by the shipping company not to ship over our camping gear (Australia has strict rules about shipping things over that may have dirt, plant matter or bugs on/in it). This meant we needed to buy…

Our holiday bucket list

We have just booked flights to Bali in March to meet up with some friends from South Africa. This has got us all excited and thinking about our holiday destination bucket list. Here are the top 6 places on our holiday bucket list, that we hope to travel to in the very near future. 1….

Delicious camping food ideas

One of the first things we do before we go camping is come up with a menu for the duration of our stay. When deciding on camping food, we look for two key things – it has to be simple to make and it must taste delicious. Here are our favourites: Breakfast: Overnight Oats Egg…

The scenic Spit to Manly walk

The Spit to Manly walk is a picturesque walk that takes you through a mix of bushland and harbourside trails. This scenic route takes you past many secluded beaches and panoramic lookout points. The Spit to Manly walk is easily accessible from Sydney city centre via public transport. You can choose to do the walk from Spit…

Product review: Luci Inflatable Solar Light

We took Luci the Solar powered inflatable light camping with us on our first camping trip in Australia and she outdid herself! The Luci Outdoor 2.0 Solar Powered inflatable light is awesome!!! (See our camping trip here) It folds up really small and inflates to a good size that provides enough light to light up…