What I Learned During My (Five Year) Quest For A Quokka Selfie

Selfie with a smiling quokka on Rottnest Island, near Perth

Look at that face, isn’t it cute – the furry thing, not me! Well, as simple a snap as this seems, it took nearly five years, at least one close encounter with poo and about 200 outtakes to achieve. Here’s my story of attempting to get the perfect quokka selfie on Rottnest Island near Perth … Read more

Comparing The Sydney Bike Share Companies

Bike share bike outside street art in Sydney, Australia

Red ones, orange ones, black ones, even pretty purple ones – no, I’m not discussing my shoe collection but the sudden invasion of bike-share schemes on the streets of Sydney. But is there any difference between them other than colour? Here we compare the Sydney bike-share companies for factors like how much it costs to … Read more

Where to Find the Instafamous Jacaranda Street, Sydney

Jacaranda tunnel, Sydney

Once a year a simple residential street on Sydney’s North Shore becomes a major tourist attraction. People stand, sit or lie in the road, phones in hand – and all because the street is lined with the gorgeous purple trees that flower right now creating a fantastically picturesque Jacaranda Tree tunnel that’s made for Instagram. … Read more

Wendy’s Secret Garden, Sydney – The City’s Saddest Love Story

View of the Sydney Harbour Bridge from Wendy's Secret Garden

It’s taken love, loss and 25 years of dedication to create the twists and turns of Wendy’s Secret Garden in Sydney. It’s a real local secret and one visit really isn’t enough to find all the hidden treasures within it. I don’t know how many times I’d passed Wendy’s Secret Garden with absolutely no clue … Read more