A Day in Melbourne: Artsy Laneways, Charming Arcades & Oh-So-Cool

March 26, 2018Australia

If Sydney were a sleek, sunny and sophisticated young woman, it’s safe to say that Melbourne would be her ultra-hip, funkier teen-aged sister. Australia’s second largest city and capital of Victoria just oozes cool. From its lively narrow laneways to gorgeous nineteenth-century arcades to a diverse international array of foods and flavors, it’s a feast for … Read More

Bondi to Coogee Beach: Sydney’s Many-Splendored Coastal Walk

March 5, 2018Australia

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, Drink the wild air’s salubrity.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Merlin’s Song “Oh, I love going to the beach,” our Uber driver was saying as we rode through Sydney’s streets on a quiet Sunday morning. It was our last day in this city that had quickly won us over, and … Read More

A Day in Sydney: Harbour Bridge, Opera House & A Wonderful Walk

February 26, 2018Australia

“Sydney Harbour…one of the finest, most beautiful, vast, and safe bays the sun had ever shown upon.” ~ Joseph Conrad, Mirror of the Sea Early Morning The morning sun was reflecting off angled glass windows of the Sydney Opera House as we began our walk along the Circular Quay. It was mid-January, the heart of … Read More