Yummy! 10 iconic Australian foods you have to try

If you are wondering what are the most popular Aussie foods or which iconic Australian foods you have to try when you visit this post will give you all the answers! Delicious fruit may spring to mind. While Australian fruit is pretty good it is only available when in season (in Queensland anyway) unless you want […]

A Brits Guide to Understanding Australian slang

  G’day Bruce! (or Sheila) We all know some Australian slang words (probably picked up from repeated viewings of Crocodile Dundee as kids – or is that just me?!) I still (nearly a year in) have to ask what some words mean though I am getting better at shortening words and simply adding an ‘o’ […]

Top 20 gifts for train lovers

Check out some of the best gifts for train lovers. My selection includes great gifts for both adults and children who love to travel by rail or simply enjoy trains! If you love train travel check out some of my great articles at the end of this post all about some of the most beautiful journeys […]

Shopping in Australia – all you need to know!

Shopping in Australia – all you need to know! (Disclaimer this is the Queensland version but I think its pretty much the same across the country!) Before we moved to Australia I desperately wanted to know about the prices of things – groceries, clothes, cars, electrical items and more! Basically I was trying to work […]

Top 7 Best Books about Cambodia

Top 7 Best books about Cambodia featured by top international travel blogger, Tracy's Travels in Time

I believe that one of the best ways to prepare yourself to visit a new destination is to read and learn about it before you go. To know a little about the history and culture not only prepares you but also gives you a deeper understanding of what you are seeing and experiencing. I always […]

Top tips to support children emigrating to Australia

I am often asked due to my own experiences of emigrating as a child/teenager what would be my tips to support children emigrating to Australia. When I was 13 and my brother 11 we emigrated with our parents to South Africa. It was a difficult time and it took both of us some time to feel […]