Wine O’clock: Fox Creek Wines, Barossa Valley

Just a short bike ride off the Shiraz Trail in McLaren Vale lies this wonderful winery gem. Originating from a group of doctors and their wives, the families have created some fabulous award-winning Shiraz.

Tour du Mont Blanc, France/Switzerland/Italy

I never thought that I would be the type to take a guided tour across three countries in seven days, but hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB), with Utracks and my friend Caro, was a nature-filled, active way to experience some of the most beautiful mountains and valleys that Europe has to offer- as…

Wine O’Clock: Tscharke Wines, Barossa Valley, South Australia

Just a short drive (or a nice bicycle ride) from Tanunda (the main township of the Barossa Valley), lies Tscharke wines. Owned by Damien and Eva Tscharke, the wine and vineyard shows uses sustainable practices to produce quality wine, at very affordable prices. Visiting Tscharke’s Place cellar door is a real delight, the building itself…

Uluru Base Walk, Northern Territory, Australia

Sure, you may be able to get a 360 degree view of Uluru on Google Maps now, but nothing beats heading to the Red Centre of Australia to see this amazing natural formation up close, and while you’re at it, walk around it’s base.

Hong Kong Trail, Hong Kong

Whoever would have thought that in the middle of one of the world’s most densely populated cities lies an oasis in the hills which contrasts nature with the city scrapers?  The Hong Kong  Trail is a 50 kilometre walking route which passes through the five country parks on Hong Kong island. A great way to…

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…

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

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…

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…