When I travel I love meeting locals, discovering regional food and wine and getting off the beaten path! My favourite destinations, hotels, restaurants and travel experiences – in Australia and abroad – are in these Top 5 travel lists.
I adore Italy! Venice, Amalfi, Rome and Florence of course, but also lesser-known Emilia-Romagna, Basilicata and the backroads of Lombardy and Sardinia. Let me take you there!
I’m blessed to have seen Switzerland through the eyes of my Swiss husband, his family and friends. I love its hearty food, crisp white wines, rich history and breathtaking scenery.
Of course I love Paris, its wine bars, bistros, museums and markets, but I also love exploring the regions from Germanic Alsace, to remote Brittany and the unique Basque country.
Wildly beautiful scenery; superb local produce; great beer, music and pubs; and some of the most hospitable people you’d hope to meet … what’s not to love about Ireland?
From the windswept Scottish Highlands, to south-west England’s rolling farmland and Wales’ impossibly green valleys, this tiny island offers so much great food, drinks and times.
As much as I love travelling abroad, I adore coming home. Some of the best food, wine and travel experiences I’ve had are right here in our own backyard.
While I’m always drawn back to Europe and love exploring Australia, I’ve also had some wonderful travel experiences in less visited destinations.
Whether it’s a grand Medici palazzo in Florence or a ger on the steppes of Mongolia, the right accommodation creates a sense of place and a truly memorable experience.
From Michelin stars to humble diners, I love a new food experience. I ask the locals where to eat, visit food markets, producers and peek behind the scenes wherever I am.
I love shopping when I travel and am usually drawn to markets and food stores, though not always. I love the quirky and unique and am always on the lookout for the perfect souvenir.