Byron Bay is a popular surf town a short drive (about 1.5 hours southwest) of the Gold Coast. Known for its excellent surf, beautiful walks, and laid back locals, it’s also full of world class cafés and bohemian boutiques. On a recent trip to Queensland to visit my Canadian cousins, I managed to sneak in […]Read more "How to spend a day in Byron Bay"
A trip to Adelaide seems to inspire perplexity and questions like, “oh, what made you want to visit?” and “what’s there to do there?”. This South Australian destination isn’t at the top of most travellers’ bucket lists, but it should be. Often overlooked in favour of other Australian destinations, Adelaide is, without a doubt, a […]Read more "5 Reasons To Book A Flight To Adelaide"
I’ve always been fascinated by the question, ‘what makes a great city?’. I’ve spent the last decade living in, travelling to, and immersing myself in exceptional cities. I’ve also been living with a planner and fellow urbanophile (Nick) for the last six or so years and he’s taught me a thing or two. It can […]Read more "The Making of a Great City"
In a city that’s slowly rebuilding, Little High Eatery came out of the blue. Tucked behind the Mackenzie & Willis building on Tuam Street, across from C1 Espresso, lives a brand new food court. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill suburban shopping mall food court, it’s an exercise in excellent urban planning. Little High makes excellent use of […]Read more "New Opening: Little High Eatery"
Christchurch’s CBD is steadily growing with new businesses popping up on the regular. In fact, it seems like every other day, a new café or restaurant opens in Christchurch! With so many offices moving back into the CBD, there’s plenty of space for growth and many mouths to feed. If you haven’t been to the […]Read more "Where To Have Lunch In Christchurch’s CBD"
With two and a half days on either side of our two week journey through Japan, we initially stayed in tourist hub, Shibuya at Granbell Hotel. Only steps away from the train station, I loved beginning our travels in Shibuya as it placed us close to key attractions like the Shibuya Crossing, Yoyogi Park and […]Read more "Tokyo’s Must-Visit Neighbourhoods: Shibuya"
Shortly after catching the Narita Express to Shibuya Station, I soon realized we would barely scratch Tokyo’s surface. I quickly made the decision to plot out a few key neighbourhoods worth visiting during our short stay. I knew we’d hit a few popular attractions, see beautiful temples and palaces, and spend a lot of time in parks […]Read more "Tokyo’s Must-Visit Neighbourhoods: Harajuku"