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Doomben Markets

Every city has its marketplace and Doomben Markets is the epicenter for Brisbane’s artisan foods, crafts and farm-fresh produce. There’s definitely been a global shift back to honest-to-goodness, organic, farm-to-table shopping. We’ve seen it in New York, Prague, Barbados, Philly, Finland and Sweden. Prior to leaving our home in Brisbane, this movement was just...

Friedsam Carousel, Central Park, NY

The Friedsam Carousel stands as a living piece of history in Central Park’s southern end. For a couple of dollars, you’ll be transported back to the final years of the 19th Century as you ride a fine stallion accompanied by an original music box. Step right up! There’s a strange, stately majesty that collides with a spirit of childlike glee when one first sets eyes...

Cafe Regatta, Helsinki, Finland

The Cafe Regatta provides a welcome place to chill when walking the Helsinki’s shores en route to the Sibelius monument. It’s ten at night and in photography terms, it’s golden or magic hour. The sun has stubbornly positioned itself to emit the perfect light for photos and it’s not planning on going anywhere. Half of Helsinki is lazing in the park lands and most have...

Exploring Coney Island, New York

Bright lights, boardwalks, hot dogs, Coney Island had us at hello. Growing up in Australia, it sounded like an amazing place, mentioned in Saturday morning cartoons like a mecca for kids. Sadly it’s not as pristine or exciting as an adult, but gladly not as seedy as ten years ago. The Coney Island of today is a quirky place, the closest beach to Manhattan, yet only a...

Culebra and Flamenco Beach, PR

Crystal-clear turquoise waters, white sand, abundant sea life and sunny skies make Culebra a hard place to beat. Coming from tropical Queensland, home of the Great Barrier Reef, it takes something special to impress us. Culebra didn’t just impress, it set the new standard for holiday destinations. This way to paradise Culebra is a large island, 27km off the east...

Review: La Parilla Mexican Grill, Cancun

La Parilla is a restaurant in the heart of tourist hell – the hotel zone. To give you a point of reference, there’s a Hooters just across the path. Thankfully the food isn’t bad and the drinks are huge. Situated by the water, with a killer sunset, the food isn’t why we’re here and with a menu the size of a phone book, we weren’t expecting much. It seems like the type...

Algiers Point, New Orleans, Louisiana

Algiers Point is a quaint, leafy suburb of New Orleans. We used it as a base to explore the Cajun wonderland. As budget conscious, but seasoned travelers, we have been supportive of the rise of Air BNB. It gives you the opportunity to step outside the tourist traps and experience at least a basic immersion into local cultures. Early indecision in our booking plans...

Mount Gay, Barbados

Mount Gay is one of the premier spiced rums and is made just outside Bridgetown, Barbados. After a very long and hot walk from Bridgetown, purely from our own stubbornness to save money and prove that Google Maps overestimates the time in which to walk its routes, we arrived hot and sweaty, at the Mount Gay Visitor Center in Barbados. Coming up the street we can see...

Icebar by ICEHOTEL, Stockholm

Ten years ago, the Icebar was a phenomenon across the blogosphere. Every art, design, creative or coolhunting blog featured it and it’s something we’ve always wanted to experience. So when we found ourselves in Stockholm, home to the original ice bar (well, at least the first commercial ice bar) we knew we had to give it a go. The aptly named Icebar is located at the...

Nowa Huta Crazy Communist Tour

Nowa Huta (pronounced Nova Hooter) is a small city on the outskirts of Krakow. To get a true flavor of Polish life during the communist occupation, we throw caution to the wind and embark on a day trip like no other – driving around with a gorgeous student and a crazy Dane in a fiberglass car that runs on two-stroke lawnmower fuel. Krakow has many different stories...