Home stay or hotel?

Airbnb and other home stay companies allow travellers to stay in frugal or fantastic accommodation all over the world. The concept opens up destinations to people who couldn’t otherwise afford it (yes, that’s me), and to people who want to engage with communities and cultures at a grassroots level. Is that you? The idea ofContinue reading “Home stay or hotel?”

Field of flowers, sea of tears

It’s the fragrance of mourning blooms that brings me to tears. Inhaling the delicate, pure floral perfume of thousands of bouquets is something I’ll never forget, long after the horror of the Sydney siege fades. Many bunches of flowers have notes and cards attached – an outpouring of love, sympathy and sorrow for the dead,Continue reading “Field of flowers, sea of tears”

The Art of Traditional Italian

The Art of Traditional Italian Rich with culinary wisdom Deliciously designed Packed with perfect recipes WHAT:  In The Art of Traditional Italian, Lucio Galletto celebrates La Cucina Italiana: the flavours, history and techniques of Italian cuisine, perfected over centuries. I like deconstructed updated cuisines as much as anybody, but when tradition is already perfect, why messContinue reading “The Art of Traditional Italian”

Resin jewellery for worldly women

Taste for Travel’s online shop is launched. I’m so proud to stock the handmade, artisan resin jewellery of Paris/Sydney artist-jeweller company Mo Resin. The items make strong statements about culture, art, travel and feminine strength. Check it out!

Chill out and visit Kiama

 Take time to visit Kiama It’s not just about the blowhole and fish ‘n chips.  Kiama has so much more… VISIT KIAMA CHECKLIST Click the link: Here’s the scoop on Kiama 120km south of Sydney 1.5 hours by car or over 2 hours by train Shops and eateries have seaside resort opening  times and days, so weekendsContinue reading “Chill out and visit Kiama”