Where we’ve been

St Kilda, Melbourne

A quaint British style seaside community in the 1900s, a fetid pit of drug abuse and prostitution in eighties and now back to being an upmarket seaside community, St Kilda has more than a few stories to tell. 

 Set on the shores of Port Philip bay, the beaches are a haven in summer, with...

Brighton Beach, Melbourne

There’s not many places that capture the essence of old Australia quite like Melbourne’s Brighton Beach, which will forever be known as “that place with the colorful bathing boxes”. Beaches are a major part of Australian city life. As an island, with most capitals right on the...

Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne, Australia

Farm fresh produce, cured meats and fine wines abound at Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market, the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere. If you’re heading north up Elizabeth Street, you can’t miss the classic façade of the Queen Victoria Market Meat and Fish Hall. For over 150...

Hiking Cold Spring

When the rat race gets too much, escape to one of the many green spaces around New York’s Hudson Valley. There are some beautiful hiking trails within an hour and a half of Manhattan. If you’re not sure you need to get out of town, the gauntlet run between the subway and the main...

Jacob Riis Park, New York

One of the best places to escape on a hot, sunny New York day is Jacob Riis Park in the Rockaways. With a wide, expansive beach, live entertainment, gourmet snacks and frozen margaritas, it’s worth the effort getting out here. Jacob Riis Park, Riis to the locals, is a length of beach from...

Bourbon Street, New Orleans

Bourbon Street brings up romanticized imagery in the mind’s eye of brass bands, deep African-American spirituals and French street signage. That is just a small part of it. The reality is much closer to Vegas. It’s where people come to party. Really, really hard. And it’s seedy. Woah...

Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal

In the world of cathedrals, the name Notre Dame is probably best associated with the ancient Parisian version. Notre Dame in Montreal is the modern, colorful version that still inspires reverence. For anyone who has traveled Europe extensively, church fatigue is real. You’re prone to...

Montreal Christmas Village

The festive game is strong at the Montreal Christmas Village (Village de Noel de Montreal). From the moment you enter the area past the giant marionette puppets, you’re transported into a world of Christmas spirit – Montreal style. There’s a thick, sweetness in the air. Despite the sub...

Exploring the Isle of Mull, Scotland

Barren, mysterious, primal, the Isle of Mull is the Hebridean wilderness at its best. Ruined castles, colorful fishing villages and fresh seafood are all alluring propositions when considering a visit to the Isle of Mull. What astounded us was the peacefulness and natural beauty that...

The Breakfast Creek Hotel, Brisbane

“The Breakfast Creek Hotel is up for sale”. You know a pub is iconic when legendary Australian band, Midnight Oil name checks it in a song. The Breakfast Creek Hotel, known by locals simply as the “Brekky Creek” is part of the very fabric of tropical Brisbane. It has lived through fires...