Travel

  • July 27th

    POSTCARDS FROM PUGLIA

    CIAO Welcome to our first The Thinking Traveller journey that explores the Salento Region of Southern Puglia.  Our postcards from Puglia are a random collection of...

  • March 26th

    THE RETURN OF THE GUESTHOUSE

    BARRENJOEY HOUSE PALM BEACH, SYDNEY I am not sure if this is a trend or just a little genius from The Boathouse Group but the reopening of Barrenjoey House restaurant...

  • March 12th

    HACIENDA DE SAN ANTONIO | MEXICO

    As Chico drives us to the stables he mentions that this is his home, literally. That he was born in one of the homes on the private estate and that for four generations...

  • February 5th

    PUNTA MITA | SAYULITA

    I have to be honest. I am still figuring out the where, what and how in this part of the world. One thing is for certain, I am in love, like my French friend often says. ...

  • January 29th

    SATELLITE ISLAND

    It’s hard to explain the effect that Satellite Island will have on you once you have been. To even talk about if feels like hallowed ground. As corny as this sounds, I ...

  • December 13, 2018

    PUMPHOUSE POINT

    A glacier, some twenty thousand years ago, grinds down an alpine landscape, forging a steep ravine in it’s wake. Filling with melted snow and freezing rain, the...

  • November 7, 2018

    THE STORY OF CAREYES

    The Mexican Mediterranean  If I hadn’t actually been to Careyes I would wonder if it is, in fact, real. The pictures in this story say it’s true but I wonder...

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    September 18, 2018

    THE ISLAND OF WISDOM | MALDIVES

    There isn’t much I need to write about Soneva Jani when it comes to the incredible beauty of these Maldivian island sanctuaries. I was going to say that the photos say ...

  • September 4, 2018

    AMANWELLA

    The drive along the South Eastern Coast of Sri Lanka is a must route for those heading this way. From Galle to Dikwella and up into the beaches of Tangalle, you will see ...

  • July 8, 2018

    WILD COAST TENTED LODGE

    Six hours drive from Colombo, to the South Eastern point of Sri Lanka, you will find Wild Coast Tented Lodge, a Mr & Mrs Smith gem. A drive that takes you though...

  • June 28, 2018

    AMANGALLA | SRI LANKA

    We landed in Sri Lanka for the very first time. That exciting feeling when you first land somewhere completely new was making us all feel a little giddy. That was, until ...

  • June 21, 2018

    THE SLOW LIFE | SONEVA FUSHI

    When it comes to family travel, Soneva Fushi would have to be at the top of the list. A jungle island in the Maldives, this back-to-nature luxury holiday destination is...

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  • May 24, 2018

    WE BOUGHT A ZOO

    ZOOFARI LODGE | WESTERN PLAINS ZOO In an utopian world, there would be no zoos. But we don’t live in utopia. We live in a world where poaching and habitat destruction...

  • May 17, 2018

    SHERWOOD HOTEL

    Tucked away on the shore of Lake Wakatipu, in Queenstown, New Zealand you will find the Sherwood. The official description, I guess, would be to call it a hotel but...

  • April 15, 2018

    THE SNOW FARM, NZ

    If you have listened to our recently launched audio travel notes on the family radio (go on, have a listen), you will have heard me chatting about Lake Wanaka, New...

  • March 21, 2018

    WANAKA WONDERLAND

    In the lead up to our first audio travel guide, The CATGK family travel notes, we head to the stunning region of Wanaka in New Zealand to share a couple of our...

  • February 13, 2018

    AZUR | A LOVER’S GETAWAY

    If sitting in a steaming hot tub drinking red wine while watching the snow fall practically at your fingertips feels a little loved up to you then I suggest you read on...

  • October 26, 2017

    MOTORCYCLE DIARIES

    My intro here is simple. Friend, photographer and art curator Matt Rabbidge (also hubby to the delectable @followthevista) went on a motorcycle road trip through remote ...

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    September 19, 2017

    THE YAMBA FAMILY TRAVEL ITINERARY

    So I guess the secret is out (wasn't really a secret), a small surf and fishing village tucked away on the North Coast of New South Wales. A holiday destination that...

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    June 20, 2017

    MALIBU PIER

    Often overlooked on the family holiday itinerary by tourists thanks to the likes of Santa Monica and Venice Beach, Malibu offers something unique and culturally iconic...

  • February 9, 2017

    DUNTON RIVER CAMP

    Dunton River Camp + Dunton Hot Springs | Colorado Unlike most guests we were arriving with an addition, a very big addition in the way of a 28ft rig called an Airstream. ...

  • January 24, 2017

    SURFRIDER | MALIBU

    Malibu Beach Guide As far as beaches go Malibu is probably one of the world's most famous. Yet to those who haven't been there it can be a little confusing. "Malibu...

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    January 16, 2017

    DESERT WANDERINGS

    It felt like we were the only ones there. From our room we could see nothing but sweeping desert as far as the eye could see. From sunrise to sunset the colours change...

  • January 12, 2017

    AMANGIRI | THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST

    If you weren't looking for Amangiri there's a good chance you wouldn't find it. Perhaps it was just a mirage that I had seen in pictures on the Mr & Mrs Smith...