Reykjadalur Trail, Iceland

Forget the Blue Lagoon, if you are looking for a lesser known place to submerge yourself in the geothermic waters of Iceland, look no further. Just a 45 minute drive from Reykjavik lies the town of Hveragerði which houses a valley teaming with geothermal activity called Reykjadalur (“Smokey Valley”).This valley is a beautiful hiking area and…

Hot Cross Buns

I like big buns and I cannot lie…. Hot Cross Buns, that is (although I am partial to a nicely coiffed man bun). These little gems have been injected with some extra fibre by using wholemeal flour as well as the traditional fruit n’ spice and all things nice. A lovely Easter treat! 

Mount Oberon Summit, Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria

The walk to the summit of Mount Oberon is a must when visiting Wilsons Promontory National Park. The area, also referred to as Wilsons Prom or “The Prom”,  this national park is located is located at the southernmost tip of mainland Australia,  240 kilometres south east of Melbourne

Tropical Monkey Smoothie Bowl

The flavours of banana, chocolate and coconut make this smoothie bowl a perfectly delicious breakfast or snack…or even a healthier dessert!  Preparation Time: 5 mins (if you choose to use frozen banana, you will need to freeze them overnight) ;  Serves 1

‘Cheap and Easy’: Chilli Corn Fritters

Fritters are a favourite of mine and a great meal to enjoy at breakfast, lunch or dinner. They don’t need any fancy cooking skills either. I like things a bit of spicy so have added chillies and mustard for a little extra zing! If you like things a little more mild, you can replace the…

Lone Wolf: Top multi-day hikes to start your solo adventures

Is your New Year’s resolution to work on your health? Getting back to nature and exploring it by foot can be a great way to spend a weekend, or even an extended period of time. A lot of people ask me about multi-day hiking and how they can get into it- especially as a solo…

‘Cheap and Easy’: Campfire Damper

Damper: such a classic Aussie camping recipe and what better way to do it than on a campfire. It’s so cheap, easy, tasty and versatile. I love having it with some fried eggs, smoky cheddar and relish, but it’s always delightful to pair with golden syrup- a la Primary School camp. 

Wine O’clock: The Shiraz Trail, McLaren Vale, South Australia

The Shiraz Trail is a 7km stretch of shared path (i.e. for pedestrians and cyclists) that stretches from McLaren Vale to Willunga and is part of 37km Coast to Vines Rail trail- a historic steam train line that graced the region about 40 years ago. This stretch of the trail offers a backbone for a…

Market Special: Columbia Road Flower Market, London

Every Sunday, on the edge of Shoreditch, in the East End of London, the street of Columbia Road transforms into a see of life and colour with the weekly flower market. Here, amongst the local vintage, quirky boutique shops and cafes, you can purchase some delightful fresh flowers, plants and herbs to pretty-up your place, or…

Spicing things up: ingredients for your gourmet camping feast

I love intense flavours in my food. Give me a strong coffee, a heavy red wine, a spicy curry, a smelly cheese, a smoky sauce or a floral sweet treat and you basically have my heart. Although camping can limit your ability to produce technical meals, the great thing is that you can add some…

The Coast Track, Royal National Park, New South Wales

Nestled in the world’s second oldest national park, Royal National Park, this spectacular coastline walk takes you across cliff tops, beaches, and forest. This walk is perfect if you’re keen to try some multi-day hiking over two days- and it will give you time to stop for some whale watching or swim in one of…