Phantom of the Opera NYC

Iconic New York City: Phantom of the Opera on Broadway

When I was in New York, seeing a Broadway show was on my list of essential NYC experiences, along with seeing a Yankees game, riding the Staten Island Ferry, eating a street hot dog and going for a paddle on the lake in Central Park. Touristy? Yes. Unforgettable? Absolutely. Where would the performing arts be without Broadway? New York City’s most famous street has become … Continue reading Iconic New York City: Phantom of the Opera on Broadway

Notes on visiting MoMA

I went to MoMA for Monet’s Water Lilies but what stayed with me was what I learned about myself – namely, that I can leave the country, but I’ll take Australia with me wherever I go. Manhattan’s Museum of Modern Art held the two pieces I’ve been most excited about seeing, impressionist masterpieces Water Lilies by Claude Monet and The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh.  … Continue reading Notes on visiting MoMA

Washington Square Park Fountain NYC

A Breath of Fresh Air in Washington Square Park

In a city that is waging a constant assault on your wallet, your waistline and your personal space bubble, the sweet relief of green space can be crucial. I tried to spend as much time as possible in New York City’s parks and of all of the ones I visited, Washington Square Park was my favourite. In fact, visiting Washington Square Park made it onto … Continue reading A Breath of Fresh Air in Washington Square Park

SoHo Cast Iron Historic District NYC

Meeting Manhattan: Behind the beautiful facades in SoHo

I still can’t believe how much we squeezed in to our first day in New York City. I arrived on Wednesday night, but on Saturday my boyfriend and I had our first day off together, so we spent the whole day exploring. It was a hot, sunny day. I’d bought a new pair of Converse at Macy’s the day before, ready to pound the pavement. … Continue reading Meeting Manhattan: Behind the beautiful facades in SoHo

The Spotted Pig West Village NYC

My first Michelin Star: A burger at The Spotted Pig, NYC

My first Michelin Star dining experience was eating a burger. Admittedly, this wasn’t in a fast food joint, but at The Spotted Pig, a very popular gastropub in New York’s West Village. It was the most expensive burger I’ve ever had, but presumably, it will be my cheapest Michelin meal. I only have a handful of photos from this evening, and most of them make … Continue reading My first Michelin Star: A burger at The Spotted Pig, NYC

Bright buildings in New Orleans

Top 5 Travel Experiences 2015

Every year I like to look back and choose my top 5 travel experiences that defined the year. Last year, it was more about “big” experiences like seeing the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest and the best beach in Australia. Looking back, the experiences that stood out the most for me this year had more to do with time spent wandering and little discoveries, … Continue reading Top 5 Travel Experiences 2015

Discovering my inner sports fan at Yankee Stadium: Yankees vs Red Sox

Baseball. Basketball. College football. The atmosphere at America’s favourite sports matches is legendary. I was determined to soak up the excitement at least one of these iconic American sports while in NYC. It was baseball season when we were in town, so we grabbed cheap tickets to see the New York Yankees play the Boston Red Sox at Yankees Stadium in The Bronx. Two iconic … Continue reading Discovering my inner sports fan at Yankee Stadium: Yankees vs Red Sox