Whale Watching on the Gold Coast’s Humpback Highway

One of my resolutions in 2017 was to spend more time in nature. While I’ve failed dismally for most of the year, I got October off to a flying start by whale watching on the Gold Coast with Spirit of Gold Coast. Sports-mad Melbourne has a public holiday for the AFL Grand Final at the end of September. I couldn’t care less about the Grand Final (shhh), so … Continue reading Whale Watching on the Gold Coast’s Humpback Highway

Brunch & Boating in Central Park

Summer is slowly fading in New York City, so I’m glad that I spent Sunday morning making the most of the clear blue skies and sunshine in Central Park. We hired a boat and spent some time on the lake, before brunch overlooking the water at the Loeb Boathouse. Simple, but it was one of my favourite experiences in New York City. Central Park is … Continue reading Brunch & Boating in Central Park

Bateaux Mouches Seine Cruise, Paris

Wednesday was a half-day at IESEG’s International Summer Academy, so during our first week the staff arranged for our cohort to go on Seine cruise with Bateaux Mouches. The sun was shining, the weather was warm and we were all just getting to know each other. I’d been to Paris before, but I’d never taken to the river – I’m so glad we did. It … Continue reading Bateaux Mouches Seine Cruise, Paris

Biting off more than we can chew in the Boboli Gardens

It had been a deliciously lazy day in Florence but by the late afternoon we felt that we should tick something else off our list. We were feeling fairly dusty, the aftermath of the night before which ended quite tellingly, at the most unlikely of places in such a foodie city – Florence’s golden arches. It was at the request of my friend, who works … Continue reading Biting off more than we can chew in the Boboli Gardens

This is bliss: Sailing around Capri

Water that really sparkles. Deep blue oceans and glittering turquoise grottos. Endless blue skies. Golden yet gentle sunshine. Diving off the boat deep into the Mediterranean’s Tyrrhenian Sea. Watching my worries float away as I soaked up the sunshine from the deck. Sailing around Capri was one of the highlights from my five weeks in Europe. The most blissful day I’ve ever had while travelling … Continue reading This is bliss: Sailing around Capri