Chew with a view: Nyshry at South Melbourne Beach

After a bitterly cold week, including the coldest morning in Melbourne in EIGHTEEN YEARS, Melbourne turned on the charm and worked its way back into my good books. My sister was in town (big yay!), so we met our uncles Matt & Thomas for lunch on South Melbourne Beach. It was still cold, but it was so much more bearable under beautiful blue skies! South Melbourne Beach … Continue reading Chew with a view: Nyshry at South Melbourne Beach

Postcards from Hamilton Island

I recently spent one amazing week travelling through Tropical North Queensland and the Whitsundays. Our first stop was Airlie Beach, so we could visit some of the surrounding Whitsundays islands. There are 74 islands in the Whitsundays archipelago, but only a handful are inhabited. Hamilton Island is one of them. We took a day trip with Cruise Whitsundays to Hamilton Island & Whitsunday Island (where Whitehaven Beach is). … Continue reading Postcards from Hamilton Island

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

Sunday Stories 11.01.15

January’s been serving up healthy doses of the good life, with a few thrills and spills to keep things interesting. A happy year is made of a thousand little happy moments. To help me be mindful of and remember the little things that will make 2015 great, I’m giving them some space and reflection time here on Wanderbug. Spending some time each Sunday processing the … Continue reading Sunday Stories 11.01.15

Itinerary: One week in Queensland from the Whitsundays to Cairns

I can’t believe it took me so long to explore the natural beauty right on my doorstep. I travelled with my best friend Chloe, from Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays to Cairns, with excursions to the Great Barrier Reef, Magnetic Island, the Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Port Douglas, just to name a few. The Great Barrier Reef may be this region’s major calling card, … Continue reading Itinerary: One week in Queensland from the Whitsundays to Cairns

Lazy days at Opera Plage Beach Club, Nice

One of the most bizarre things about the beaches in the Italian and French Rivieras is that huge sections of them are roped off and come at a price. I’ve never seen a private beach club in Australia and it seems strange to me that someone can own part of the beach. It’s a smart business move, however, because most of these beaches have rocks … Continue reading Lazy days at Opera Plage Beach Club, Nice

A Weekend on the World’s First Slow Island

While my northern hemisphere friends are shaking off their winter coats and welcoming some sunshine, I’m saying goodbye to summer for another year. To get one more beach holiday in before the temperature drops I spent a long weekend on stunning North Stradbroke Island, or “Straddie” as we know it, with my boyfriend. Stradbroke Island is only a 25 minute ferry ride from Cleveland, on … Continue reading A Weekend on the World’s First Slow Island