Ticking Off the Bucket List

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Scratch that travel itch

By on August 18, 2015

The main reason I love sharing my travel adventures is not to brag. No really, it’s not. Yes, there is always that ‘from where you’d rather be’ postcard perfect photo but it’s never intended to be a thumb-nosed ha ha

Go BIG in Hawaii

By on July 12, 2015

We decided to include Hawaii on our worldwide itinerary purely for the downtime. It was the first stop as Brad had been working pretty hard up until our departure and because we’d been a little pale from the Brisbane winter,

Night diving with Manta Rays, Hawaii

By on July 8, 2015

I’m going to give you a BIG tip for when you visit Big Island, Hawaii. GO NIGHT DIVING OR SNORKELLING WITH THE MANTA RAYS. I don’t think I can express it anymore than in caps! Although initially hearing that it

Splash out on a water bungalow experience

By on April 10, 2015

I’ve always wanted to stay in one of those resorts suspended over the ocean.  You know, like the picture perfect water bungalow post cards of Bora Bora or the Maldives. It’s no wonder these specific places come to mind when

Capture life’s precious moments

By on December 12, 2014

It’s such a beautiful privilege to be able to capture life’s milestones of the little loved ones in my life. On the G20 weekend in November my nephew Jack and his gorgeous little cousin Anna were christened in Mackay, Queensland.

Mount Kinabalu

Don’t underestimate Mount Kinabalu

By on August 16, 2014

A BookFace friend recently posted an amazing photograph from the top of Mount Kinabalu. “I want to do that!” I exclaimed and promptly put it on the bucket list. I didn’t realise that within a few short months, we would

Steal a dance in Borneo

By on August 15, 2014

This video comes with a disclaimer. As much as we love the song Stolen Dance by Milky Chance, we were definitely NOT stoned in paradise.  That would be illegal. Most of the time we were sober, except for this one

Get your dive ticket

By on May 15, 2014

Yeah, I’ve dreamt about it but it usually doesn’t end well. I think an unhealthy fear of the creatures of the deep has caused me to put off this bucket list item for quite some time. If it wasn’t for

Whistler, Canada

Hit the slopes in Canada

By on December 11, 2013

If you asked me what champagne powder was prior to our trip to Canada I would have said a type of cocktail. That’s how little I know about skiing. The last time I ‘hit the slopes’ and by hit I

Volunteer to help save the Orangutans in Borneo

By on December 4, 2013

I have travelled in various ways to many countries around the world which have provided me with amazingly rich travel experiences that will stay with me forever. This trip was my turn to give back with more than just the

Trek with tribes in Vietnam and explore the jewel in Cambodia’s crown

By on October 14, 2013

I’ve travelled a fair bit in South East Asia but none has stolen my heart as much as Vietnam. For a pretty small country it offers a great deal to the modern-day traveller. From trekking with tribes among rolling rice

Have a conversation with kids in Cambodia

By on September 14, 2013

“Where are you from?” A young boy accosted us in one of Siem Reap’s main streets. “We’re from Australia,” we said. “Ah, G’day mate,” he responded. We sounded amused, we’d heard that plenty of times before. What we hadn’t heard in

Get sprayed by the Maiden’s Mist of Niagara Falls

By on September 14, 2013

Niagara Falls truly is a spectacular sight. Niagara Falls, Canada I am sure it doesn’t matter what time of year you visit, I can guarantee you will be blown away by its beauty and mist. We were blessed to experience

Drink Havana Club and smoke Cuban cigars on New Year’s Eve in Cuba

By on March 7, 2013

“What’s Cuba like?” That is the most asked question since we’ve returned home from our travels. Typical street scene in Havana, Cuba I still struggle trying to explain our experience properly. Cuba is a fascinating and challenging country and one

Watch the sunrise on top of ancient ruins overlooking the Guatemalan rainforest

By on February 21, 2013

We hadn’t heard great things about Belize City during our stay on Caye Caulker. In fact it was locals who had told us not to go there because it was really quite dangerous. With limited time and so much ground