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Devastation after the earthquake in Nepal

My first trip to Nepal was in 2013 and it is the first time coming back since the earthquake. Visible, painful devastation everywhere. And then to get a deeper understanding,…

Bangkok

One Night in Bangkok

On the way to Nepal I have a stop over in Bangkok. I have been traveling here since 1994 and over that time Thailand and Thais have morphed remarkably. Fortunately…

P & O Cruising – do we mention the food?

Timidly I set off on my first P & O Cruise with my two youngest kids. I had been on a cruise in the Mediterranean years ago but that was…

Budda orphanage

If you had $75,000,000 what would you do?

Would it involve charity and volunteering? What a great question my friend and client asked me three days ago. What’s your passion? With out pausing, I recited my dream as a…

Tijuana Cartel

Woodford – Arts, Music and all Things Green

On the first day Woodford Festival I was dazed:  bands, bars, brazilian meat and bush pantomimes. It’s only on my second day  that I start to pause longer in tents and absorb…

Funky hats at Woodford

What is the Woodford Folk Festival?

Woodfordia – I feel like I am entering the set for The Hobbit. Actually now I get the Hobbit! It’s everyone’s fantasy. Imagine bringing your “ back of the wardrobe”…

The Pass Byron Bay

Back to the bay

Byron Bay twice in the same week seems a pure indulgence. My favorite beach in Australia, Wategos. Pig belly, views, Byron’s blue water and space. Loads of space… air… you…

Swings, paddocks and organic food – The Farm

My favourite sort of day.. blue skies, Hot House Flowers, adventures, kids and The Farm. Having heard so much about The Farm at Byron Bay  I was feeling remiss that I…

Coolangatta Gold

There’s a special clarity in the air at Coolangatta that sends me into holiday mode every time I hang out down there. And it is a hang-out. Coolangatta (Coolie) lines…

Ubud Organic Food

Until last year I had no interest in Bali what-so-ever. My mates had told me stories of great surf, cheap clothes and Bali Belly but aside from the surfing I…