Exploring Southeast Asia

The familiar adage that location is everything applies well and truly to the city of Singapore. From this sophisticated and swish port, any number of short getaways await. Big thanks to TravelTalk for sharing our holiday ideas to help you explore enchanting Southeast Asia. http://www.traveltalkmag.com.au/blog/how-to-explore-southeast-asia-from-within

The air that we breathe

A few years ago it suddenly became very uncool to be a smoker. Cigarettes went from chic to tragic overnight. Heaven help anyone caught in the accidental cross-fire or backdraft of a puff of smoke, the hazards were deemed lethal. And yet the air pollution in Delhi is so out of control that smoking 50... Continue Reading →

15 photo’s to inspire you to visit Sydney

Under the haze of the Jacaranda blooms, there's a spring in our step as we start our guided walking tour meandering through Sydney's backstreets, taking in her famous lookouts and infamous characters. Its convict tales echoed in the textured cobbled pathways tell stories of survival, ambition and triumph. Today these corners are the hubs that... Continue Reading →

Swimming with the Gods

The dead body, so carefully wrapped in white muslin like an Egyptian mummy, slid out of the bearer's hands and made a gentle splash as it broke the surface of the water. Hardly anyone noticed. The boat that had delivered the body into the river turned around back to the shore where the palace steps... Continue Reading →

Things we didn’t do in Thailand

Elephant trekking, kayaking in underwater caves, off-roading on ATV’s and mountain climbing are some of the many great things to do in Thailand, but we didn’t do any of them. With bad knees, bad backs and sunburn, the kayak’s were too low, the elephants too high, the trekking too strenuous and the off-roading too bumpy. ... Continue Reading →

The pressure of childhood

Are we raising a generation of overprogrammed kids? Too much work and not enough play? To join the conversation, we invited Principals from two schools along with a group of working mums to share their thoughts on this shift in growing up, what’s driving this change and the impact on the kids at the centre of this... Continue Reading →

The best of Leh Ladakh travel guide

From the moment you step foot in Leh, you get a sense that you've crossed the threshold into an otherworldly place. Though it's only an hours flight from Delhi, nothing feels familiar; it's India but not as you know it. The stretch of barren mountains fills every direction and fold into the rocky valleys that... Continue Reading →

Australia bound

We sat on floor cushions with our MacBooks open and Queensland brochures spread haphazardly, half eaten wedges of tangy dhokla and cups of chai beside us. We were up to the last days of honeymoon planning when I suggested that perhaps they should extend, after all it’s no small feat to see Australia in a... Continue Reading →

In the silence of motherhood

"As a new mother, I often shook my head in bewilderment that my own mother did this with twins, already with a small child. Not that she ever once spoke of the circus at dinner time or the juggling act each morning; it only popped into my head years later. There's a lot we don't... Continue Reading →

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