I’m a huge Harry Potter fan… just like 99% of the population. I’ve seen the movies more times than I can count, I’ve read the books so many times they literally fell apart, I’ve drank butterbeer on two continents and I know way too much about the characters, the books and the films. My travels over the years have taken me to a large number of places that either served as inspiration for the films or as actual film sets! A few days ago we…

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Iceland is a Nordic island country which is filled with sharp contrasts. Fire and ice still battle an age old war, its dramatic landscapes are dotted with volcanoes, geysers, waterfalls, hot springs and lava fields, it has the biggest glacier in Europe and the Northern Lights dance in the skies for eight months of the year. Iceland is truly one of the most magical countries on earth and is a destination that has for as long as we can remember been on our bucket list.…

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It’s no secret that Australians do brunch better than anywhere else in the world and whilst living in the UK I really missed weekend brunching in the sunshine. Since settling back in Port Macquarie Dan and I have made it our mission to try as many of the fantastic cafes and restaurants in town so that we can honestly tell you the very best places to dine if you are planning a trip to our beautiful beachside town. Also, we absolutely love food and dining…

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It’s no secret that we are both total water babies and so our travels generally never take us too far from water whether it be the sea, lake, river or a hotel with an amazing pool. When we travel we tend to book hotels with a swimming pool as there’s nothing better than coming home after a big day of exploring a new destination and diving into the refreshing water of your hotel pool. We’ve rounded up 20 of our favourite hotel pools from our…

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The last weekend in October saw the Tastings on Hastings festival returned to Port Macquarie and saw our beautiful, coastal town filled with three action packed days that would delight any food lover! Tastings on Hastings is the regions premier food festival which showcases our regional farmers, artisans, food producers, wine growers, brewers, restaurants and cafes. It was a fantastic weekend that saw almost the entire community out and about, enjoying the sunshine, supporting local businesses and indulging in delicious cuisine! The festival ran from…

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