From Wellington it is very easy to take a ferry to the South Island of New Zealand. The cost was about $500 for our little compact car and us two, and the journey was 3.5 hours long. We docked in a town called Picton and drove to Blenheim, where we stayed for two nights. These … More North Island Road Trip (Part 1 of 2): Picton to Wanaka
New Zealand is amazing. For the first time, us Aussies travelled the 5,343 kms from Perth to Auckland to begin a new kind of adventure. We have often asked each other, “When are we going to go to New Zealand?” knowing we should probably make it a priority, since we live so close. The direct … More Kia Ora to the North Island!
In Milan, there isn’t a whole heap to do. We were at the end of a month-long trip to Greece (1 week) and Italy (3 weeks) so we were getting tired, anyway. I was very excited for one thing in particular: seeing Da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ in person. Those of you who don’t know … More Milano: Leonardo, Duomo & Gelato
After the cooler wide open spaces of the mountains, we returned to heat and tourist-city in Bellagio, on Lake Como. I happen to really love water and being on a boat. Lake Como is the place to do that for sure! Driving there from the mountains was a bit hectic and took a very long … More Lovely Lake Como
We left the hot sticky touristy cities and exchanged them for a much cooler north-eastern region called the Dolomites. We were there from July 4-9, 2022. The Dolomites encompasses countless mountain towns and villages, as well as several impressive peaks. We stayed in two popular towns: Cortina d’Ampezzo and Ortisei. The scenery we saw in … More Honey to the Soul: the Dolomites
The main reason I wanted to return to THE MOST TOURISTIC TOWN IN ITALY, EVER was to have a gondola ride. When we went in 2015, we simply could not afford one. It was a huge let-down to me that I don’t think my husband then realised. Going for my second and his third time … More How to Love Venice
Florence is perhaps my favourite Italian city. I love it because it’s easy to navigate as the giant duomo will always orientate you. Also, it is a flat city, so easy on the walking, and, Florence is full of ART! This trip to Italy is really a replay of the favourites with a few remixes … More Fantastica Firenze!
The Amalfi Coast was a destination on my wish-list since I was 18, way back in 2001. I saved a picture from a bridal magazine of the place for all those years until we went in 2015. It was a dream come true to go. When planning this year’s trip, we weren’t going to go … More Meeting Atrani on the Amalfi Coast
The island of Santorini is worth it. Santorini is one of those places you should go to once in your life, especially if you’re in Greece anyway. It is a big touristic island full of touristic shops and restaurants. It is also full of tourists. I wondered “why are all these people here on MY … More The Steps of Splendid Santorini
In Athens, there are a lot of cats. So many that I nearly titled this post ‘Cat-thens’ but that made Callum snort derisively, so I am only writing a sentence or two about it here. Having just kissed our little furballs goodbye for the next month, I was happy to see some feline friends nearly … More The Slippery City of Athens