It’s been over 30 years since our last visit to the Fairmont Resort in Leura, Blue Mountains. Originally designed as a north American style mountain lodge, it first opened in 1988, after a few years of controversy ( when economic development clashed with environmental concerns ). Only two hours drive from Sydney, it was the first 5-star hotel to be built in the area for decades, and quickly became THE place to… Read More
What do places like Uepi in the Solomons, Hirifa in the Tuamotus, Nanuya in Fiji, and Marathi in Greece have in common? They are all small island resorts we discovered during our cruising days, anchored off with the idea to stop for a look and a drink, only to end up staying for a while. In every case, we would settle at the bar, meet the owners who would welcome you as… Read More
Rise and shine at The Anchorage in Port Stephens! Our package includes breakfast and the Anchorage’s is famous for its bottomless sparkling wine breakfast. Pre-COVID19 it would be served buffet style, with an offering of continental breakfast and a few hot options. These days, while all options are available it is table service only. Mr T is encouraging me to start the day with a wine, but I am not in the… Read More
Needing an escape from Covid19-induced cabin fever? Take a 3h drive to Port Stephens. This is not our first trip to the area, but this time, it is just Mr T and I. With a couple of free nights and an urge to go the road less travelled, we set off north and decide to drive a new route, Putty Road. Well known by motorbike riders for its windy sections, bends and… Read More
Come along for a short visit to Coffs Harbour. We were visiting family and the weather was pretty miserable. But that didn’t stop us from exploring the beautiful hinterland and eat delicious food.
This happened pre Covid-19, so while some of the places we visited have managed to stay opened within the health restrictions guidelines, sadly, others are (hopefully )temporarily closed for now.
Until we can travel again, stay safe and stay home.