Foundation Park, The Rocks: Hidden History in the Middle of Sydney

Cupboard and table in the old houses of Foundation Park, The Rocks, Sydney

The other day I was wandering through The Rocks in Sydney when I noticed something unusual – a load of huge furniture seemingly stuck in the middle of nowhere!  No, IKEA hadn’t opened an inner-city branch, seems I’d stumbled across Foundation Park, The Rocks’ own bit of hidden history tucked away from it all behind …

Read moreFoundation Park, The Rocks: Hidden History in the Middle of Sydney

Nine Things I Love About The Neon Museum

Motel signs at the Neon Boneyard, Las Vegas

I first saw the Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada in a magazine in the 1980s. There was a beautiful model standing, surrounded by scrap metal in what looked like a junkyard – but looking closer I realised it wasn’t any ordinary metal, it was old faded signs. Disclosure: Some of the links in this …

Read moreNine Things I Love About The Neon Museum

Seven Magic Mountains (And More Cool Art) in Las Vegas

Seven Magic Mountains, Las Vegas are towers of coloured rocks - but they aren't the only fun art in Las Vegas

Attention, Attention – this is a public service announcement. Time is running out if you want to go and see the uber cool Seven Magic Mountains in Las Vegas. That’s them below – seven 30ft high colourful pillars of limestone created by the Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. They went up in the middle of the …

Read moreSeven Magic Mountains (And More Cool Art) in Las Vegas

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

Pannage: Why The New Forest Is Suddenly Full of Pigs.

Horse grazing in the New Forest with Pannage pigs behind

If you spend much time in the UK’s New Forest you get used to seeing animals wandering around – ponies, cows, donkeys all commonly appear next to your table in the pub garden, outside ice cream shops or, often, simply standing in the middle of the road surveying which bit of grass to munch next, …

Read morePannage: Why The New Forest Is Suddenly Full of Pigs.

The Little Chapel Guernsey – and Other Quirky Things To Do There.

The Little Chapel is covered in shells and other decoration on Guernsey

Its post boxes are blue, there’s a war-themed aquarium, the local gin tastes like seaweed and hidden in the middle is the Little Chapel, a church (made of china and seashells) that got knocked down when it was too small to fit a fat bishop – for an island just 65km square there’s a heck …

Read moreThe Little Chapel Guernsey – and Other Quirky Things To Do There.

How To Get to Maeklong Railway Market – For Just 25 Baht

Train going down a railway track surrounded by fruit and vegetables at Maeklong Railway Market near Bangkok, Thailand

Joy, joy, joy and happiness – that was me the day I finally got to go to the Maeklong Railway Market near Bangkok and stand by the side of the tracks as a huge great locomotive thundered about three inches past my nose. However, that wasn’t the only fun bit about my day – because …

Read moreHow To Get to Maeklong Railway Market – For Just 25 Baht

Cadillac Ranch, Texas: The Two Things You Must Take With You

Row of brightly coloured cars stuck in the ground at Cadillac Ranch near Amarillo, Texas

Spraying graffiti onto old cars is not normally something Destination>Differentville would condone, but at Cadillac Ranch, in Amarillo, Texas it’s positively encouraged – so tool up with a couple of essentials and get ready to hit one of the US Highway’s most fun stops. When I was looking for an image that summed up everything …

Read moreCadillac Ranch, Texas: The Two Things You Must Take With You