Newcastle – A better than expected short break

It has been a long time since I have been to Newcastle. As a kid I don’t remember it being that great. Let’s just say I wasn’t over the moon when we recently decided to take a short break to Newcastle. However, being only 2.5 hours away from Sydney, it is closer coastal getaway compared…

Travel Mad Foodie

Yes folks, I have been missing in action for a while. In case you are wondering, it’s mainly due to my bucket list trip to Norway and Iceland which I have recently returned from. Indeed, there is plenty of amazing stories to come out of the trip which I will share later. Among the several…

Sand Dune Struggle

If there is one thing my hubby, brother, toddler and I share, it would be our thirst for adventure as well as the love of outdoors. Since it ticked both the adventure and being outdoors boxes, we visited the sand dunes by the sea yesteday. Even though it took nearly 6 hours of travel time,…

Vaucluse to Watson’s Bay (Sydney Walks)

It was a cold but sunny winter’s day in Sydney yesteday. My good mate and I ventured out for our scenic walk catchup that we do every few weeks. Since it was a beautiful day with lots of sunshine, we chose a walk along the sea with nice views. We hadn’t done this walk in…

Place of Pine Trees

I love pine trees. I am drawn to parts of the world with landscape made of pine trees, lakes and mountains. New Zealand has its share of picturesque  pine trees which adds to the already beautiful landscape. Hence, I was quite disappointed to hear during my last trip that the pine trees were a nuisance…

The Great Lakes, NSW

Earlier this year, we headed north for the long weekend getaway. We thought to do something different. Instead of heading south as we usually do, we decided to explore new areas in the opposite direction. It was going to be a 3 night camping trip. I found a quite little camp ground which had a…

In the Flow

Going through the photos from my recent overseas trip, I came across a bunch of my attempted astrophotography photos.  They were taken in the middle of the night in the freezing cold. That night was one of the coldest nights in New Zealand this year. It was also first attempt at astrophotography. Now I am not…

Beautiful as a Painting

I’m back from my trip to New Zealand (one of my favourite countries in the world) with 3000 photos. Yes I went all out :). As I go through the many photos and think about the many blogs I can write on this trip and previous ones to the magical country, I thought I’d write…

Discovering the Unexpected (Nepal)

Special Note: This is the travel story that started my blog writing journey. I wrote this piece for a world travel writing competition. The prize was a trip to my bucket list country – Patagonia and a writing scholarship. I was super excited entering the competition. I didn’t end up winning the competition which was very…

Barefoot in Nature (Mt Tomah, NSW)

A trip to the botanical gardens in Mt Tomah would have to be one of our favorite outings. Thankfully, it doesn’t take hours of traffic to get there as it does going to beaches etc.  It offers the peace and quiet time we crave without being too far from home. Yesterday, being a nice and…