Ubud Yoga Centre

A new yoga studio has opened in Ubud, the Ubud Yoga Centre. Fortunately for us, it is right next door to our hotel,  just on the out skirts of Ubud. The centre is incredible with three studios all offering different classes and skill sets. We went one crispy morning and if you know Ubud, you…

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Mt Warning Delights

Mount Warning

Today was a magic day shared with close friends in a very spiritual part of Australia, Mt Warning. Mt Warning, also known as Mt Wollumbin is a step craggy mountain (actually the remnants of a volcano) that makes for a big day time climb. The 4.5 km, one way walk, (9km return trip)  takes on…

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Five things to do on Lifou Island, New Caledonia

If you are heading to Lifou Island here are some great ideas to do that are kid friendly. For the second time the children and I are ferried across from our floating hotel (the P & O Cruise Ship, the Pacific Dawn) to the one of the islands that belong to the Loyalty Islands, in…

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The Hideaway Kitchen Gold Coast

I love trying new places and it turns out so do many other Gold Coasters. The latest place to try on the glitz beach strip is Hideaway Kitchen & Bar in Broadbeach.  These photos are from my iphone so I will have to go back during the day and take my camera. Tonight is packed…

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Art in Bali

There is so much to visually feast on in Bali and the art scene is stimulating and exciting. I have  captured some market art, some street art and some artists. Bali Street Art Wandering through the streets of Bali, passing rice paddies, cows, children playing, men working, there is so much to see and take…

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My Three Favourite Eat Places in Canguu, Bali

I love Canguu. Canguu is a region in Bali, west of the more popular beaches of Kuta, Legion and Seminyak. Canguu is a very laid back area of rice fields, farms, coast line and beaches.  It is famous for its surf breaks of Canguu, Batu Balong and Echo Beach (far away in time… sorry couldn’t…

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Five TOP activities to do in Ubud

There are a swag of fun and cultural activities to in and around Ubud. Ubud is considered the spiritual hub of Bali but it offers so much more. These are some cool ideas to try if you have a day, a week or a month. Situated one hour from the air port and worth the…

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The Gili Island Cooking School

Flaming the chicken for a curry

For a bit of fun I thought I would try the cooking school on Gili Trawangan at Sweet and Spicy. As I said it was a bit of fun. You get to cook five dishes but eat six. It was good for me being a nutritionist seeing how food has been bastardised to suit the…

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Travel Health Essentials for Asia

Tampons in Asia

If you haven’t traveled to Asia before your first trip is always an eye opener. Most parts, aside from the big cities, are third world and developing countries… Singapore and Hong Kong are not but most other places are. Asia has done a massive catch up with the rest of the world and each country…

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The Planting Festival – a time to nurture nature


What a wanderlust weekend playing with my children and hanging out in Woodfordia, planting trees! A fun WET weekend (apparently the first wet Planting in 18 years)!? We pitched our tents in the rain on Friday night and head into the festival to try to make the most of the night. The kids are immediately…

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