Spring Break in our 40’s!

As a teenager of the 80’s, with all the films about all the fun American kids of the same age were having, the defining, most memorable for me and many of my friends, was “Spring Break“. Despite the… Read More

Thailand- what islands to see and sail.

In Thai, Koh pretty much translates as island. So if you’ve been to Koh Samui or any other of the 1000’s of islands dotting the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand you’ve been to a Koh. It’s… Read More

Under a Tuscan Storm!

We walked into the sports bar- Maria and Lucia- almost as soon as we arrived at the stunning hilltop village of San Gimignano to watch the finish of the Tour de France at Mont St Michel. It was… Read More

KINGY…The beach is back!

International tourists may never have heard of it. Many in Australia would hazard a guess it’s in the UK, based on its royal reference, but for a fortunate number of those-in the-know, Kingscliff or “Kingy” is an irresistible… Read More

TITS on the Track (Milford)

It’s almost embarrassing, that the stand-out, remarkable memory of hiking one of the world’s most famous and spectacularly scenic hiking tracks is, collectively, strapping tape, shoelaces and a rubber band. That’s not to say it’s my favourite moment,… Read More

The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow

An aussie school teacher in England sets out on a sailing/rowing adventure, leaving the border near Wales and like Dr Dolittle, who set sail and bumped into Africa, kept going until he bashed into the Black Sea.   … Read More

The Mother of all Travel

DON’T leave your mother’s at home….take them with you…..just be prepared! “You’re brave, I’d never do that!” By far, the most often-uttered reply when informing friends, I had just returned from a holiday to Vietnam with my 66… Read More

The Truth About Boracay

BEFORE       One of the first things you face when you get off the “Banca” (a wooden, double-armed outrigger boat) onto the tiny port built on the beach at BORACAY is an old, off-white, rusted-through sign,… Read More