Beach Towns to hit along the NSW Coast

The New South Wales coast is one of the most beautifully unspoilt coastlines Australia has to offer. Home to some of the most famous beaches in Australia, the New South Wales Coast is full of stunning natural landscapes, incredible surf beaches, adventurous bushlands filled with native wildlife and scenic and relaxing beaches.  Here are some…

Palm Beach to Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk

Palm beach is the most northerly point of Sydney Suburbs, surrounded by water and glorious views making it a great spot for a hike & day trip.  Palm Beach is also the outdoor filming location for the soapie “Home and Away” and a great place to do some celebrity spotting over the summer months when…

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…

Our favourite Hunter Valley wineries

Before we moved to Australia, we lived in picturesque Cape Town, South Africa. Here we where we were extremely spoilt with amazing wineries just an hours drive away. Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Somerset West in the Western Cape arguably have some of the best wineries and tasting rooms in the world! This being said, we have…

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…

What to do in Ubud, Bali

There is something about Ubud that forces you to slow down and look at life differently. We have now visited Ubud twice in one year and still get the same relaxed feeling when we are there. Ubud manages to reflect the unique Balinese way of life whilst oozing charm and a low-key vibe that is…

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…