Postcards from Luecila Beach, Lifou

The term “jaw-dropping” is grossly overused in travel writing and marketing, and I can count on one hand the number of times my jaw has involuntarily dropped due to the sheer beauty of what I am seeing. That was before I visited Luecila Beach in New Caledonia. The beach overlooks the second-largest reef in the world, which positively glows all shades of aqua and turquoise, even … Continue reading Postcards from Luecila Beach, Lifou

Switching off for a sunset in Noumea

I didn’t have very long in Noumea, but I knew I wanted to hang out at the Baie des Citrons, or Lemon Bay as it’s called in English. We spent the morning on a bus tour around the city and finding the Place des Cocotiers. In the evening, we took the bus to Baie des Citrons. The sheltered beach was dotted with New Caledonian children splashing around … Continue reading Switching off for a sunset in Noumea

Top 5 Travel Experiences of 2014

Some of these experiences or moments are “big” and others are seemingly “small”, but looking back at 2014 these are the most special ones that made it such an exciting year. Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef  If it wasn’t bad enough that for 21 years I’d lived in Queensland yet never visited our most important icon, I also spent one of those years working for … Continue reading Top 5 Travel Experiences of 2014