Guide to Daylesford, Victoria

Daylesford is my absolute favourite country town. Located 115 kilometres North West of Melbourne, it has everything I look for in a weekend escape destination. Quality food, a town nicely situated on a hill overlooking a lake, walking…

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Four days in Hong Kong, part one

Hong Kong was actioned packed, comprising four days walking the streets of Central, Sheung Wan and Tia Ping Shan; hiking Hong Kong style along the Dragon’s Back trail; shopping at the Ralph Lauren flagship store; eating…

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Guide to Canberra

Canberra, Australia’s capital city, is often derided due to its relative blandness and public service sector dominance. However, in recent years, Canberra has been coming of age with urban precincts like Braddon, New Acton and…

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Three days in Perth

Firstly, I must admit to having held a bit of a grudge against Perth for the past twenty years or so. Going to university in Perth in the late-80’s, early-90’s, I could not wait to…

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Guide to a week in Tokyo

Japan is almost endlessly fascinating as so little of what you experience being familiar. The Japanese have a different approach that is evident in all your small interactions. From the service culture you experience daily…

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Three days in London

It’s interesting being back in London after a prolonged absence. First impression; the food is certainly better with our taste buds the beneficiaries of free European migration. Beginning at Heathrow, it was clear just how much the food…

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Guide to Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg, while rightly famous as the birthplace of composer Mozart, also features a wide assortment of architectural gems including churches, palaces and castles. The attractions of Salzburg are not just the Unesco World Heritage sights, it is also the people. Often cities and…

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Kyneton, Regional Victoria

Kyneton has undergone an amazing transformation over the past decade years. Located 85km north-west of Melbourne, it has become a smart shopping strip and utter foodie heaven. Craft beers and good cooking are on offer at the…

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Guide to a week in Kyoto

After a week in Tokyo, a visit to Kyoto provides a pleasant change of pace with literally thousands of shrines and temples sitting alongside Michelin-starred restaurants and a vibrant local craft scene. The food in Kyoto…

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A guide to Spring cleaning your life

It’s Spring in the southern hemisphere; a time for outdoor living, lighter layers and a general refresh of our homes, closets and lives. Below is our list of suggestions for better living in spring, along…

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Quality Tea, Sydney

Quality Tea are purveyors of a broad selection of black, herbal, Japanese and Chinese teas located on the ground floor of Sydney’s iconic Strand Arcade. In business for over 15 years, husband and wife team Tony and…

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A guide to potatoes

One of the benefits of being self employed is that every Wednesday I shop at the wonderful farmer’s markets at Fox Studios. Over the past few months, I have been cooking a lot of potatoes—it…

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