Category Archive: Getaway

These posts are about any getaways we do from our main destination, from day trips to weekends away.

Jun 07

Things To Do In Battambang

We’ve spent a lot of time in Battambang so we know its attractions aren’t immediately apparent and it can take time and a little effort to appreciate its allure. A two and a half hour drive or 3-4 hour bus ride from Siem Reap, Battambang looks and feels like a country town with not a …

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Jun 04

City, Sun and Sand – European Summer Escapes

Portas Vells, Mallorca, Spain. Copyright 2014 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

Summer is upon us in the northern hemisphere – the time to start thinking about European summer escapes. If you structure your seasons by calendar months, as Australia does, summer would have begun on the weekend on the first day of June. If you follow the sun and farmers almanacs as much of the northern hemisphere does, …

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May 30

Delicious Food and Wine Road Trips in Australia

Vineyards in the Barossa Valley, South Australia.

With a ridiculously diverse range of jaw-dropping landscapes, a good connection of highways and impossibly scenic back roads, Australia is a country that is just made for road trips. Add fabulous produce sold from farmers’ gates, fantastic seafood served up sand-side, wonderful wineries with welcoming cellar doors, gastronomic restaurants overlooking the grapes, and small town …

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May 29

Underrated Cities in Europe That We Love

Gypsy Jazz Band in Brussels, Belgium. Copyright 2014 Terence Carter.

I have a love-hate relationship with travel lists. When they’re inane, generic, lack perspective, and are researched from a desk, I loathe them. When they’re useful, subjective, personal, and written from experience, I find them inspiring. A good list reminds me of passionate conversations over glasses of wine with old friends about our all-time favourite films, …

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May 14

Weekend in Melbourne

St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia.

When we lived in Sydney, Melbourne was one of our favourite frequent getaways for a weekend of eating, drinking and shopping. Here are our quick tips for a Weekend in Melbourne. Get a taste of its mouthwatering food scene here. Check in Stay in one of Melbourne’s city centre hotels if it’s your first trip to the …

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