All posts tagged: Adventure

Death Valley Road Trip

Death Valley – doesn’t exactly sound like somewhere three girls should drive out to in the middle of the night to camp out, something smells like American horror story. But I can promise you when you crawl out of your tent at 5am for the sunrise it’s all going to be more than worth it. It’s going to take away the painful memory of that 4 hour drive out of Vegas, your hire car breaking within the first half hour forcing you to turn back and the manual labour of lugging all those gallons of water into the boot because Death Valley hands down has some of the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen. You have never seen such a unique variety of landscapes in one place, no pictures, words or Instagram filters seem to do justice – trust me we’ve tried, leaving you no choice but to take our word for it and go and see for yourself. After 2 nights in Vegas you couldn’t get further away (literally – we drove to California for gods sake) …

Viva Las Vegas

What’s a trip to America without including a wild weekend to Vegas – a missed opportunity that’s what. When the chance came up in New York to go for the weekend I’d booked my flight quicker than you can say The Hangover. It was always going to happen, I mean come on…it’s Vegas, I’ve been planning a trip here ever since CSI Las Vegas first came into my life. And flights are surprisingly cheap and dangerously convenient, we flew Friday afternoon – arrived at 9pm and left Tuesday on the red eye landing at 5.30am, perfect for all those hungover businessmen to stumble bleery eyed straight into the office – we saw you. We were staying at The Paris, so perfectly cliche Vegas – but also my favourite casino, that outdoor-indoor theme was a nice improvement from some of the low ceiling smoke dens you find in the other places.  It’s pretty obvious what your weekend is going to consist of, of course there was a few cliche things I wanted to do: place a bet (and obviously lose) walk the strip, see …

A Picture is Worth a Thousands Words

As much as I love to read and write I firmly believe the saying: A picture is worth a thousands words. I have one very old, very tattered photograph that I carry around with me where ever I travel, half the time I probably forget it’s even in my purse but just a quick glimpse of the faded picture and I get such an overwhelming feeling of emotion that this one tiny picture is worth more to me in sentimental value than if my purse was overflowing with notes. I think we all have that picture, that image of something or someone that is so important and personal to us. Photographs are powerful – each one has a story. There’s something so special about being able to look at a moment that someone has carefully captured in a photograph, it’s right there in front of you offering you an insight to that experience, it doesn’t matter what it is because at that moment it meant something: We take so many photographs all the time, especially when we travel, of the places, the people, the food, …

New York- Bear Mountains

Since my first weekend in New York was a touristy and as cliche as you could possibly get, to even out the balance we had to do something different this week and escape the city for an adventure to Bear Mountains. Who needs Times Square when you have a car, friends, enough iced-lattes to rival Starbucks and a road-trip soundtrack. Granted it took us almost two hours to actually get out of Manhattan but least there’s something always happening right outside the window that kept us occupied – like taking our own private bus tour, plus we all know car journeys make for the best place to catch up on all the gossip.   No matter how much I enjoy the city life I am still a country girl at heart, you don’t spend half your life in a tiny village to then lose that feeling of contentment when you can’t hear a car, or see an angry cyclist in sight and it’s just peaceful. Cheesy? Yeah maybe, am I ashamed? Nope. Not at all. Everyone should make the effort to take a break and escape that …

New York

Almost two weeks ago after nearly 30 hours of flying, 3 airports, too many time zones to try and get my sleepy-head around and an incident leading to almost being detained in Germany, I finally made it to New York. (All thanks to Hans my little German knight in shining armour getting me into the country but that’s a whole other story.) Back to the Big Apple, even now 14 days in and it still doesn’t seem real that I’m here, there’s a different energy and feeling here than other places. I walk through Times Square daily, dodging past middle aged Mickey Mouse and his crew of street performers, past the naked painted “ladies” and still I am looking up and pinching myself. Lunch in Central Park? A stroll past the Empire State, walking down by the Hudson? You’d think all this would confirm that I’m actually here but no no no, still as surreal as the first day. I’m floating around in this New York fantasy bubble. Anyone care to enlighten me when this wears off and reality hits? …

Lately (In July & August)

What’s that saying ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’? Couldn’t agree more especially when they come courtesy of Jonny, he got embarrased when he saw I wrote this but I don’t care, the guys really good. So if you’re sat here with a cuppa watching endless youtube videos then hit pause and check out some of his latest work on his personal website ‘None-Other’ here. Here’s a little look at some of his recent photographs… But wait, just before you go and do that here’s a little recap on some of the stuff we have been up to since we got back from Indonesia if you’re interested, and yeah so most of it’s food related but since that’s pretty much what we do with the majority of our time then what can you do. Do you recognise any of these places in Melbourne?