Local Lookout Series – Visit Taronga Zoo for the animals and panoramic views of Sydney

Taronga Zoo has always been a firm family favourite day out when I was a child. My parents used to take us there every summer and I remember being amazed at all the interesting animals that appeared to fall out of the pages of my book and into the sunny surroundings of Taronga Zoo. Read on to find out why I think Taronga Zoo is the perfect family day out for all ages! Continue reading “Local Lookout Series – Visit Taronga Zoo for the animals and panoramic views of Sydney”

Best Fiji Island Tour with or without an infant

I love Fiji. I love the the Bula spirit. I love the fact that there are over 300 islands to visit and I especially love the fact that it’s a tropical paradise that is in close proximity to Australia. In this post, I’ll give you an idea of our experience with taking an infant on a very long boat journey to a deserted island but will also give you a glimpse of my favourite island adventure to date! Continue reading “Best Fiji Island Tour with or without an infant”

And all around is the desert

During our Peruvian adventures a few years ago, we did some pretty exciting things like quad biking in the mountains and flying over the Nazca Lines via a small aircraft. This post will touch upon the historical sites that we visited when in the deserts of Peru so although full of adventure, reader beware that there are some “not so pretty” pictures in this post! I will still take you through the exciting adventures of our sand buggy journey through the Nazca Desert but will also show you the sites of the ancient Nazca Cemetery (there will be a few pictures of mummies). I’ll even give you a glimpse of my first scary experience while in a foreign land! Continue reading “And all around is the desert”

I came close to a sea lion in the Peruvian Galapagos

Rick and I were just getting used to Peru when we first set our eyes on Pisco, the town that we stayed in for our first big adventure in Peru. We stayed with our tour group in a bed and breakfast place, where you could hear waves crashing against the shore as we slept. That night, we dined on traditional Peruvian foods such as ceviche (raw marinated seafood) and washed it down with Pisco sours; a lime based shot specially formulated by the Peruvians. Continue reading “I came close to a sea lion in the Peruvian Galapagos”

The rule is that there are no rules

On a holiday in Peru a few years ago, I was supposed to do something relaxing in Cusco like get a massage and then go horse back riding in Sacred Valley, but I just wanted to live a little dangerous this time. When I visit a new country, my rule is to try new activities and do as they do. So, it was fun to jump onto a quad bike and practice driving one around a seemingly easy stretch of grassland. Continue reading “The rule is that there are no rules”

Jungle Surfing at the Daintree & finding Nemo at The Great Barrier Reef

Driving along Port Douglas… it was a little flooded on this part

They say that Australia is the lucky country, and I completely agree! Especially since we have some of the natural wonders of the world at our door step – the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef!

In March, which is Autumn in Australia, we went to sunny Northern Queensland. We based ourselves in Port Douglas, which is a 20 minutes from Cairns and 40 minutes from Cape Tribulation. We rented a car, mainly because public transport is rare and the attractions require a bit of travel. Continue reading “Jungle Surfing at the Daintree & finding Nemo at The Great Barrier Reef”