Getting Started with Sailing + Our Future Sailing Dreams

With the majority of Australia’s most essential experiences dotting the beautiful coastline, it’s no surprise that a lot of travellers head to the water to see all Australia has to offer. We fell in love with sailing when we sailed around Croatia and spent a week sailing the Turkish coastline on a luxury gulet! I mean, is there honestly a better way to travel? Sailing is a timeless hobby and skill that offers a lifetime of adventure and relaxation. One of our future goals and…

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8 Reasons You Need To Visit Tel Aviv This Year

Israel is the Mediterranean country you never dreamed of visiting. The Mediterranean stretches further than the European mainland, reaching the African and Middle-Eastern coasts. Tel Aviv boasts long sandy beaches, over 300 days of sunshine, the oldest port in the world, a thriving nightlife and amazing cuisine! We’re really excited to be heading to Israel this September and here are our top reasons why you also need to visit Tel Aviv this year!

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Most Scenic Road Trip Routes on New Zealand’s North Island

There’s no doubt about it, New Zealand is a country made for road tripping. There are few places on earth that are as extraordinarily beautiful, with a range of different natural and man-made sights to visit and explore. While some may opt for a coach tour, having your own car offers you the freedom to explore at your own pace. Want to stop at one of the secluded little beaches for a quick dip, or perhaps make a detour to one of the vineyards to…

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A Flying Visit to Snowy Helsinki

Helsinki, the capital of Finland is the most northern capital city in mainland Europe (being beaten out for the top spot by only Reykjavik in Iceland)! It’s one of the coldest cities in Europe in winter and while some people thought we were crazy for visiting, we fell in love with the snowy city! We visited in the depths of winter, in the middle of January and yes it was cold, but it was also incredibly beautiful. We had a wonderful time wandering around in…

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Saturday Brunch at Sandbox

Brunch is probably my favourite weekend meal. Breakfast is too early and I’m definitely not a night owl anymore so that rules out dinner out on the town. Plus, living in beautiful Port Macquarie we are surrounded by stunning natural scenery and it’s best enjoyed in the daylight. One of our favourite cafes is Sandbox on Flynn’s Beach (which is a actually located underneath our wedding venue). Sandbox has only been open for just over a year but the service and food are always top…

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24 Hours in Medieval York: City Walls, The Shambles & York Minster

A visit to Medieval York is like stepping back in the middle ages! We visited York for the first time on our recent trip to the UK with my parents and we spent a short but sweet 24 hours exploring as much of this magical city as we could! York has so much to offer and we really only managed to scratch the surface. We loved exploring the extensive city walls, picturesque overhanging timber houses of The Shambles and the magnificent Gothic cathedral, York Minster.…

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Christmas Day in Surrey

After a lovely Christmas Eve in Kent, it was time to spend Christmas Day in Surrey with Dan’s mum. We had a beautiful day exploring our old village, spending time with his family, wandering around the local lakes and eating and drinking plenty (just as Christmas should be)! Sadly, there was no snow but we still had a beautiful day and another wonderful Christmas.

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Christmas Eve at Leeds Castle

This Christmas was our first trip back to the UK since we left in 2016. We were really excited to be going back to visit some of our favourite places, as well as some new destinations and of course catch up with family and friends! Our first stop was an early Christmas with Dan’s dad on Christmas Eve. He lives in beautiful Kent, literally just around the corner from Leeds Castle! If you’ve been following along for a while, then you’ll know that Leeds Castle…

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Hooker Valley Track: New Zealand’s Prettiest Day Hike

The Hooker Valley Track is without a doubt New Zealand’s prettiest day hike. A lot of hikes in New Zealand require you to commit to a few days, whereas the Hooker Valley Track is just a few short hours of walking through some of the most beautiful scenery you would have ever seen! The hike leads through the Hooker Valley, along the Hooker River and ends at the glacial Hooker Lake, with Mount Cook towering in the distance.

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Perks of an All-inclusive Holiday

All-inclusive holidays would have to be one of the most relaxing and stress free vacations out there. Throughout our travels, we’ve booked multiple all-inclusive packages including our sailing holiday in Turkey, our beach holiday in Montenegro and of course our incredible honeymoon in the Maldives! All-inclusive holidays take the stress out of travel, as you pay for the majority of your holiday expenses before you go! This includes accommodation, meals, drinks and sometimes even activities and water sports equipment! Our friends at Loveholidays have put together an amazing, interactive hotel finder that can help you find the best…

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