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Harrison’s Cave, Barbados

Harrison’s Cave at Allen View, Barbados offer a welcome change of scene from the ridiculously pristine, unspoiled beaches (OK, who are we even kidding?). The tropical hinterland of Barbados reminds us of where we were brought up in Australia. The temperature sits at a balmy 32C, there are banana palms, sugar cane plantations as far as the eye can see and all sorts of...

Sydney Opera House, Australia

As Australians, seeing the Sydney Opera House in person always brings an instant hit of patriotism (and possibly a little tear – though we’ll tell you it’s just a bit of dust). The last time we were in Sydney was when we were going through the process of getting our US Green Cards at the United States embassy. Flying into Sydney, the plane...

Review: HTL Kungsgatan, Stockholm

Stockholm’s boutique hotel, HTL in Kungsgatan (King’s Garden) offers style, design smarts and super-comfy heated bathroom tiles. Located on King Street, just a couple of blocks from the central retail heart of Stockholm, is the newly re-vamped 4 star boutique hotel, HTL Stockholm. When we arrive, we enter through the hotel’s very own tuck shop, with vintage candies...

Review: Café des Deux Moulins, Paris

A café des Deaux Moulins is a rather nondescript café, made famous by one of France’s most commercially successful international film. One of Paris’ newer tourist attractions is Montmartre’s Café des Deux Moulins (the two windmills), a quaint café on the corner of Rue Lepic and Rue Cauchois. The rather unassuming addition to many women’s Paris hotlist gained fame...

Review: Greta’s at the Haymarket, Stockholm

The bustling Haymarket Square, in central Stockholm is home to a hidden gem, Greta’s. Greta’s, named after Sweden’s greatest Hollywood actress, offered hands down, the most memorable meal on our Scandinavian journey, not for the food but for the atmosphere – to the point we backed it up and had breakfast (my most favorite meal of the day) each day. Located at the...

St Lawrence Gap, Barbados

No visit to Barbados is complete without a nightcap at one of the many spots on St Lawrence Gap, a long, winding road that connects Worthing and Dover Beach. It is said that The Gap has the best nightlife on the island and on the night we stopped in it certainly didn’t disappoint. St Lawrence Gap is a beach side entertainment precinct about half an hour from...

Chelsea Market, New York

Chelsea Market is a collection of boutiques and eateries in the midst of the bustling New York hot spot, situated between the Google Headquarters and the Highline. New York’s Chelsea Market is the home of hip eateries, farm to table restaurants and artisinal fare. Housed in the gut renovated National Biscuit Company factory (I never realized that is where the...

Casa Bacardi, Puerto Rico

Casa Bacardi, the home of the famed rum is a pleasant tour just minutes from Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. We took a few hours out  to sample it in its natural habitat and in the perfect setting – overlooking the harbor and walled city of Old San Juan. I (Bernie) have never been a big spirits drinker. The occasional single malt, a speakeasy cocktail, but never to...

Oistin’s Fish Fry, Barbados

Barbados’ seafood is world class and there’s no better place to sample it than Oistins Fish Fry. We had heard amazing things about attending a Barbados fish fry. The food, the aromas, the music and the energy. Chatting with ex-pats we met along the way, each raved about how delicious the national dish, the flying fish is and that we couldn’t possibly miss Oistins...

Mermaid Inn, Greenwich Village, NY

If you’re a fan of fresh seafood, the Mermaid Inn Oyster Bar in Greenwich Village really delivers. It’s home of the Sunday Lobsterpalooza (it tastes as amazing as it sounds) and the legendary Oyster happy hour.   Coming from Australia’s east coast, we were brought up on prawns and tropical and reef fish. Lobsters and shellfish were a rarity – definitely available...