I travel the world, immersing myself in new experiences, art, music, food, wine and people.

Along the way I have marvelled at cultural differences and beliefs, different diets and farming principles, different architecture, approaches and spin on the same thing!

This is an eclectic mix of what I see, hear, feel, experience and love.

If you see yourself in a photo please take it as a compliment. I trust you will find the mood of what I am trying to portray in the imagery of the photo. I am happy to provide the original to you so just send me an email.

Follow my fun and adventurous travels and leave comments. I trust you will feel inspired like I do.

I offer retreats throughout the year. You will find these in the side panel.

Enjoy, Sammy x

Potager, Carool NSW

Potager is a delightful surprise hidden beyond the country suburb of Bilambil south of the Gold Coast. Established in 2006 by Pete and Gareth with a grand vision to grow…

The Hairy Arm – Shiraz

At first I wasn’t too sure about The Hairy Arm Shiraz outside of Sunbury, north west of Melbourne. It is in the heavier Australian red style of wine but during…

Watergate, Port Douglas

Spacious dining in the heart of Port Douglas serving wonderful Australian fare with an Asian influenc

Jericho Fume Blanc

This wine is interesting! Jericho Fume Blanc is a fun experiment for people to try.  We sourced ours from Emmanuel’s Wine Shop in Kingscliffe. This family owned winery have taken…

Maman Burleigh Heads

Maman is a newly opened Greek style restaurant

Hartvest Newrybar, NSW

A delightful example of wild and locally sourced Australian Fusion restaurant

Balboa Italian, Palm Beach

An awesome Italian restaurant on the southern Gold Coast Strip

Sofra, Toowoomba

“You must go to Sofra” a few people informed us. So when a luncheon spot opened up we raced in. Sofra is a Turkish restaurant in Toowoomba and as someone…

Holroyd House Toowoomba

Shelly & Jonathon are wonderful hosts at the Holroyd House. Set in the very pretty northern suburbs of Toowoomba but still walking distance to town (albeit a long walk) is…