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  • What Do They Eat In The Land Down Under?

    What Do They Eat In The Land Down Under?

    Jan 27, 2014 Western Australia

    I was born and raised in Australia. And while we have a large influence from Britain and the US on our food, we have managed to come up with some culinary icons that are truly ours. When you head to Australia, like any other country, make sure you try out…

  • Italian Roadtrip: Alberobello To Perugia

    Italian Roadtrip: Alberobello To Perugia

    Jan 2, 2014 Italy

    Still recovering from the insanely scenic sunrise in Matera, we headed back on the road in pursuit of our next Italian scalp – the famed trulli houses in Alberobello. Afterwards we moved onto Termoli and finally Perugia, home of the famed Renaissance pain…

  • The Uber Creepy Bone Chapel Of Kutna Hora

    The Uber Creepy Bone Chapel Of Kutna Hora

    Dec 21, 2013 Czech Republic

    The Bone Chapel is estimated to contain between 40,000 and 70,000 human skeletons intricately arranged to form spectacular decorations. The place was eerily quiet as silence is imposed on all visitors. You could hear a pin drop. I could hear my heart beat…

  • When Was The Last Time You Played With Your Sega?

    When Was The Last Time You Played With Your Sega?

    Dec 20, 2013 United Arab Emirates

    Our third & final day at Dubai Mall. This time for some old school fun. It seemed like a lifetime ago I was playing Alex The Kid and Sonic The Hedgehog on my Sega Master System, and when we heard about Sega Republic in Dubai I had a teen-era flashback. A …

  • Who Can Resist a Hotel With Free Chocolate Hour?

    Who Can Resist a Hotel With Free Chocolate Hour?

    Dec 15, 2013 United Arab Emirates

    One afternoon we stumbled into our family hotel at Movenpick weary and tired from a day full of adventure. At first my eyes were deceiving me as I gazed upon the oasis of multiple levels of flowing milk chocolate. Then I spotted the sticks with strawberri…

  • Watersliding With Sharks On A Man-Made Island

    Watersliding With Sharks On A Man-Made Island

    Dec 14, 2013 United Arab Emirates

    Based on our experience at the original Atlantis resort in the Bahamas we asked if there was a way to top that. And Dubai did it. Situated in Atlantis, The Palm, the Aquaventure Waterpark is the number 1 water park in the Middle East and Europe, located o…

  • Our Almost Christmas In Prague

    Our Almost Christmas In Prague

    Dec 13, 2013 Czech Republic

    We have heard tons about Christmas in Prague and while we had already made plans for our 2013 Christmas we wanted to still have a family travel “Christmas” in the Czech Republic while we were there. Check out the Christmassy side of Prague.

  • What Do You Mean Exciting Food In London?

    What Do You Mean Exciting Food In London?

    Dec 12, 2013 United Kingdom

    We heard about the Eating London Food Tour she organised in the East End and I wondered if it could really be possible. When I thought of British food, I thought of bland flavours, plain dishes and an overall lack of excitement. I never thought of doing a…

  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park – A Journey Back In Time

    Bunratty Castle & Folk Park – A Journey Back In Time

    Nov 27, 2013 Ireland

    Imagine being transported back in time 600 years to a small village in Ireland. A land of kings and knights, heroes and legends. This is all possible now, without a time machine, at Bunratty Castle.

  • The Cliffs Of Moher AKA The Princess Bride’s Cliffs Of Insanity

    The Cliffs Of Moher AKA The Princess Bride’s Cliffs Of Insanity

    Nov 20, 2013 Ireland

    The icy wind is wildly rushing past me, as I tiptoe closer to the edge. Far below waves crash like orchestral cymbals against the jagged cliffs with a deep, reverberating pounding that could almost be felt under my feet. It’s acutely cold and I shiver as …

  • Checking Into London & The Majestic Flemings Mayfair Hotel: A Monopoly Player’s Dream Come True

    Checking Into London & The Majestic Flemings Mayfair Hotel: A Monopoly Player’s Dream Come True

    Nov 18, 2013 United Kingdom

    Visiting London after 6 years. Here you can find train prices from Gatwick, where to get your SIM card real cheap and where to stay if you are looking for a luxury family hotel, in the heart of Mayfair.

  • 5 Great Places To Eat In Ireland & 1 Dish You Shouldn’t

    5 Great Places To Eat In Ireland & 1 Dish You Shouldn’t

    Nov 7, 2013 Ireland

    What is Colcannon? How about Black Pudding and did you know Limerick had the finest Italian restaurant where kid's cook free pizza? Come and enjoy our range of delightful Irish eats!

  • Classic Italian Icons Covered In 60 Seconds: Rome, Florence & Pisa

    Classic Italian Icons Covered In 60 Seconds: Rome, Florence & Pisa

    Nov 1, 2013 Italy

    Well, that’s what it felt like by the end of it. In reality we only had about 3 days between all 3 cities so we didn’t fit in everything we wanted to see, but here’s a quick rundown of what we squished into a fun-packed family trip.

  • A Travelling Mum Without Her Family In Ireland: Day 3

    A Travelling Mum Without Her Family In Ireland: Day 3

    Oct 31, 2013 Ireland

    It’s a strange feeling the lack of bodies in your bed after so long. But it’s a luxurious feeling. The final day or my time in Ireland without the family. This one includes becoming pants-less after a Segway tour...

  • Use The Back Door On Your Bus To Amalfi

    Use The Back Door On Your Bus To Amalfi

    Oct 18, 2013 Italy

    Amalfi lies at the mouth of a deep ravine, at the foot of Monte Cerreto, surrounded by dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery. The Amalfi Coast is very popular, but what about it's namesake? Could it be as breath-taking?

  • On Top of the World at Hotel Margherita, Praiano

    On Top of the World at Hotel Margherita, Praiano

    Oct 16, 2013 Italy

    It required a bit of courage, a touch of daredevil and a dash of insanity. But finally we had driven through Positano and traversed the narrow road towards to the top of Praiano and reached our destination – Hotel Margherita.

  • You Haven’t Eaten Real Italian Food Until You Have Eaten This

    You Haven’t Eaten Real Italian Food Until You Have Eaten This

    Oct 14, 2013 Italy

    It was 2001. I was 20 years old and Italy was cheese pizza and the occasional pasta. The food was an absolute let down after my love of everything Italian had brought me so far. Italy was still by far my most favourite place in the world, but its food was…

  • On The Hunt For Truly Turkish Food

    On The Hunt For Truly Turkish Food

    Oct 5, 2013 Turkey

    When it comes to food, Turkey has a similar style to Israel so by getting familiar with our post from Israel you will have a good head start. However, as Turkey is literally at the crossroads of East and West, it also sports more international cuisine.

  • Top 5 Essential Destinations In Istanbul

    Top 5 Essential Destinations In Istanbul

    Oct 5, 2013 Turkey

    Istanbul is a vibrant city with too much to do in a short amount of time. Our 5 days in Istanbul was simply not enough, no surprises there. But what we did manage to pack into a few days in Istanbul were all highlights for us.

  • 2-Day Whirlwind Tour of Cappadocia, Turkey: Day 2

    2-Day Whirlwind Tour of Cappadocia, Turkey: Day 2

    Oct 2, 2013 Turkey

    The 2nd day of our tour through Cappadocia including the famous Goreme Open Air Museum, a magic ice-cream show, panoramic views, yummy Turkish lunch, the beauty of rugs & a viagra market. Join us in this nature wonderland.

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