Santa Monica Vs Venice Beach Accommodation

Santa Monica Vs Venice Beach Accommodation

Where to stay Santa Monica or Venice Beach? I had the hardest time trying to decide on accommodation when we were planning our trip to California. I knew I wanted to be close to the beach, near restaurants and near public transport but I wasn't sure whether to stay in Santa Monica or Venice Beach. Continue reading

Going Topless in Los Angeles w Starline

Going Topless in Los Angeles w Starline

If your the celebrity stalker type, when you're in LA you definitely need to put aside a day for cruising the streets of Rodeo Drive, Hollywood, Malibu, and Beverly Hills.  I had my day planned out and it involved getting topless in those famous streets! Ok, so maybe I'm painting the wrong Continue reading

Subic Bay Top 10 Things to do!

Subic Bay Top 10 Things to do!

My first time in Subic was in 1995 for a high school excursion. If my memory serves me right (signs of aging?), we were not able to do much then because the drive took most of the tour’s hours. With the opening of SCTEX (Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway) in 2008, travel from Manila is now much Continue reading

Adina Apartments Family Accommodation in Brisbane

Adina Apartments Family Accommodation in Brisbane

Regular readers would know a lot of my getaways are with the family.  For everyone's comfort and sanity we need family accommodation with enough room and adequate facilities for everyone. I was admiring the view of the Story Bridge in Brisbane when "husband" said to me, "You did well honey." Continue reading

Getting About in Thailand

Getting About in Thailand

As you can see we are back in Thailand! I just can’t get enough of the food, beaches and sunshine. I am always looking around for the best prices and departure times, and when researching flights to Thailand it’s good to check with the major airlines such as Emirates. This trip saw the family Continue reading

Top Singapore Foods to Sample

Top Singapore Foods to Sample

As I have said previously, traveling is all about tasting new foods. Singapore is a foodies paradise, it's a melting pot of so many cultures and food styles. I like to have already prepared a list of dishes that I want to sample before I come away on holidays. Sometimes this list is based on foods I Continue reading

Singapore Hawker Centre – Little India

Singapore Hawker Centre – Little India

Hawker centres in Singapore are a way of life and represent the multicultural nature of this city state. I have already taken readers on a visit to the Chinatown Hawker center on Maxwell Street, but when we visit Singapore we are equally keen to sample the aromatic food from the "Little India Hawker Continue reading

Night Safari Singapore

Night Safari Singapore

The Night Safari is the worlds first nocturnal zoo and a popular Singapore attraction. Officially opened in 1994 it's home to over 120 different species of animal. The zoo is visited by more than 1.1 million guests each year. The Night Safari had been on our itinerary early this year when we Continue reading

Phuket Getaway Finale

Phuket Getaway Finale

I’m riding along on a motor scooter in Phuket. Anais is at the very front of the bike, Brett is in control, and Lachlan is sandwiched between Brett and myself. Not something I thought we would be doing a week ago, but it has been really great fun, not to mention a very practical way of getting Continue reading

Kamala Beach Phuket

Kamala Beach Phuket

Well, we have made it to Thailand and are staying near Patong Beach... thankfully not to near! It's time for the family to enjoy a day at the beach Thai style. We decided to head down to Kamala Beach, which is our closet swimming spot and a ten minutes bike ride from where we are staying at the Continue reading

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