7 signs you’re a true blue Aussie

With Australia Day next week, it got me thinking to what it would take to be considered a local by Sydney standards. I’ve been in the lucky country for just over a decade in total, if not consecutively, and although I like to think I can keep up with the best of them on a…

An Ideal Weekend in Sydney

The Harbour City is the perfect destination for a weekend break. Offering delicious dining and sophisticated wining options, as well as world class entertainment, Sydney has something for everyone. The jewel in Sydney’s crown is undoubtedly Sydney Harbour, and the city’s spectacular setting in beautiful natural surrounds. There are always plenty of things to do…

How to make travel a long term priority

For a few years now, travel has been one of the defining factors of my life, one of the top priorities that won over most other things. When you have a passion for something, it often subsumes everything else – as it should. But this year I’ve had to dampen the wanderlust. Extenuating factors meant…

A few of my favourite day trips from Sydney

There’s plenty of things to do in Sydney, but if you’re looking for something different a little further afield, the city is perfectly placed for day trips into the mountains or the coast. Whether you’re looking for a calm break away from the Big Smoke, a nature excursion or an afternoon exploring charming sandstone villages,…

Sydney: Top 5 Quirky Things to do

Sydney can often seem a little bland to international visitors. The city has a bounty of natural attractions, but fewer cultural, quirky things to do, that give other global metropolises their panache and edge. But there are hidden gems if you know where to look. After you’ve seen the Harbour, snapped a picture with the…

Secret Sydney: Underground Cinema presents La Guerre

TELEGRAMME URGENT Ils arrivent. Nous devons agir rapidement, mes frères et sœurs. Le temps est essentiel. hâte maintenant. Vive La Résistance! The message simply said to act quickly, and to make haste. That last sentence about the Resistance was our only clue as to what was coming. The only other pieces of information we had…

A few of my favorite live music venues, Sydney

There’s so many things to see and do in Sydney that often visitors neglect the live music scene. There’s nothing quite like the energy and immediacy of a live music performance, and here in Sydney, almost every bar you go to will have, at some stage, a live band performing – rock, pop, or jazz –…