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”

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”

The Algarve Beach Hopping Experience

As I mentioned in my previous post, I spent the long weekend at The Algarves, Portugal.

If you are interested in good food, amazing parties and spectacular beaches, then The Algarve is the place to visit!

Having lived in Australia and always in relatively close vicinity to a beach, I have become quite the beach critic. The beaches at The Algarve definitely rank high on my list of must see beaches in Europe. Continue reading “The Algarve Beach Hopping Experience”

3 easy island day trips from Dubrovnik that cannot be missed

Dubrovnik is the perfect base for island hopping in Croatia. During our trip to Dubrovnik, we decided to explore the some of the islands that grace the Croatian coastline. If you’re looking for 3 easy island day trips from Dubrovnik, then read on. If you’re not, then enjoy the pictures! The turquoise waters are mesmerizing. Continue reading “3 easy island day trips from Dubrovnik that cannot be missed”

Cagliari: ancient architecture and 280 flavours of gelati

Do you like gelati? 

Then what better place to have gelati than at Isola de Gelato, which has bragging rights to 280 variations of gelati!  I went into the store and I must admit that I could not count 280 variations as they must alternate these variations from time to time. Nevertheless, we came, we saw, we ate gelati! And lots of it! Continue reading “Cagliari: ancient architecture and 280 flavours of gelati”

Sardinia: reach untouched beaches by boat only (Italy’s best kept secret)

Do you want to swim in water so clear and so blue that you will feel like you are looking through glass? 

Do you want to jump into the Ocean and not worry about sea creatures that may linger below?

This is our experience in the Gulf of Orosei, Sardinia. Continue reading “Sardinia: reach untouched beaches by boat only (Italy’s best kept secret)”

How do you know when its the beginning of tourist season in Positano?

The beach at Positano

When we went to Positano, we took a walking tour with our friendly tour guide, Christine. As I mentioned in previous posts, the best way to see Positano is by walking, so this tour was the perfect way to see this beautiful region. It turns out that Christine used to live in Sydney too and traveled around Europe where she met her husband and set up house. He is from a family that has been in Positano for generations so it was great to understand more about Positano from a local’s perspective! What I found most interesting about this tour is that Christine knew so much about the history of Positano and could tell you things about this beautiful city that you would not be able to learn in books. Continue reading “How do you know when its the beginning of tourist season in Positano?”