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”

Local lookout series: Maroubra Beach – Sydney beaches that make you feel like you’re on holiday

One of the benefits of living in Sydney is that there are so many places to visit and each area is different.

“Australia is a diverse melting pot of cultures and destinations waiting to be discovered”.

I plan to kick off a series of blog posts called “local lookout” which will show you many aspects of Sydney that I have explored and loved. It’s a chance for me to be a tourist in my own city but also a great way to show the diversity that exists in this beautiful city. Maroubra Beach is hidden gem. Yesterday, we were at a barbecue and after sitting around chatting and enjoying food, our wonderful hosts asked us if we wanted to check out the nearby beach. It was 5pm and the sun was still brightly shining, so we agreed to take a quick walk to the beach. When we reached the beach, I was surprised to see how busy it was and so late in the afternoon. There were surfers, swimmers and sun bathers enjoying the cool sea breeze and even cooler waters. Continue reading “Local lookout series: Maroubra Beach – Sydney beaches that make you feel like you’re on holiday”

Why my travel style has changed

Good morning everyone!

It has been a very long time since I have written a post. If you’re new to this blog, please read about me here first.

“Life has changed significantly.”

I am no longer living and working in London. We made the decision to move back to Australia to have our little family. We are not sure how long we will stay here but for now, I’d like you to meet someone very special.

This is Baby C. She is the new addition to our little family. Continue reading “Why my travel style has changed”

My Big Phat Filipino Family Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope that everyone had a fantastic day with their friends and family, and if you don’t celebrate Christmas I hope that you enjoyed the festive season!

I always look forward to seeing my family and doing the traditional things that we always do every year. This year was great because it was also the first Christmas that we spent with my parents and parent in-laws. Here are the reasons why I love Christmas… Continue reading “My Big Phat Filipino Family Christmas”

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

Hi everyone!

Don’t you just love the festive season? There are Christmas trees, Christmas caroler’s singing Christmas songs, and all around Christmas cheer. It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! Continue reading “It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas”


As I mentioned in my previous post, I was in Melbourne on the weekend attempting to eat my way through the city made famous in Australia for fashion and food!

Since it was Rick’s first time in Melbourne, we decided to jam pack our weekend with lots of eating, relaxation and general site seeing. Continue reading “MELBOURNE HOT SPRINGS!”

Eating our way through Melbourne

Hi everyone, I’m back from my weekend trip and had so much fun!

I came back to some exciting news. I want to say a big thank you to Meg for nominating me for the versatile blogger award. I also enjoy reading your blog too and look forward to reading more about your journey.

Speaking of journeys, I want to take you on a journey to Melbourne; to a place where you can experience all four seasons in one day, shop until your heart’s content and eat food from all over the world! This is why I am going to take you on a food journey, the other Melbourne adventures can wait for another post.
When Rick and I decided to go to Melbourne to visit my friend Tu, I told her to take us to her favourite places to eat. There were too many to fit into a weekend so we attempted to eat our way through Melbourne one eatery at a time!

Continue reading “Eating our way through Melbourne”

Things to do in Port Stephens, Australia

Don’t you just love long weekends? I do! We chose to spend our long weekend a little closer to home in the beautiful waterside town of Port Stephens,  Australia. Although it rained for 2 of the 4 days that we were here, we found that there was so much to do! Here are some of my favourite things to do in Port Stephens: Continue reading “Things to do in Port Stephens, Australia”