Spotting a vulture

It is during an unfortunate situation that you spot a vulture. There were so many road kills on my recent road trip, between Adelaide and Coober Pedy. Many wallabies and wildlife killed on the highways. There were dead carcasses on either sides of the roads and these served as a great food source for the…

Road trip to Coober Pedy

The first travel I planned as part of my career break is to a place called Coober Pedy (Opal capital of the World) in South Australia state of Australia. It is about 840 kilometres from South Australia’s capital city Adelaide. Coober Pedy is famous for opal mining industry and is one of the unique places…

Adelong Gold Mill Ruins

The Adelong Gold Mill Ruins is a heritage listed site in New South Wales (NSW). It is in the Tumut region and is one of the must visits while visiting the Snowy Mountains. Adelong provides a great significance in the history of Gold Rush period. It is believed that gold can be found even now…

Sugar Pine Walk

Sugar Pine Walk, in Bago State Forest, is a spectacular walk. The forest is in Laurel Hill, between Tumbarumba and Batlow. Laurel Hill is a village in the southern part of New South Wales (NSW) and is a magical must visit place. And this village is about 480 kilometres from Sydney. The trees in the forest…

Barrenjoey lighthouse

Built in the late 1800s, Barrenjoey lighthouse is a great sandstone lighthouse with spectacular views in the background. The lighthouse sits in the Barrenjoey head at Palm Beach and is one of the most iconic landmarks in Sydney’s northern beaches. It does provide a great spot for whale watching during the months of May and…

Southern Highlands of NSW

In the beginning of 2019, my friends and I did a one day road trip with Ruhi. The Southern Highlands (locally referred as Highlands) is a district in New South Wales (NSW). The district is about 110 kilometres from Sydney. Lake Alexandra in Mittagong Lake Alexandra Reserve is a man made lake. The lake is…

Central NSW!

If you love travelling, there is nothing else that you want than a long weekend of public holidays. Easter long weekend is exactly that – 4 days long weekend. I generally travel overseas during the Easter weekend. But last year, I wanted to explore the country side in New South Wales. Well, that reason one…

Lighthouses in South Coast NSW

Are you one of those, like me, who love lighthouses? The function of a lighthouse is simple right? Yet each lighthouse is different and the architecture and history behind each lighthouse is unique. Almost every city in Australia around the coast has a lighthouse. So, last weekend I went on a road trip exploring the…

Sydney to Lakes Entrance – Road trip

When I informed people about our ambitious road trip from Sydney to Lakes Entrance, everyone asked me if I knew what I was talking and how many hours the drive was. We were three of us (Vijay, Som and me) and we had only the weekend to cover approx. 1500 kilometres. And we had made…

Tropical North 🌴

The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of Queensland is the Great Barrier Reef. The northern part of Queensland is not only famous for the spectacular blue oceans and Great Barrier Reef, but also for the lush rainforest and definitely one of the oldest rainforests in the World – The Daintree…

Mount Kosciuszko – A dream come true!

Have you ever thought of doing something and have waited a very long time to actually do it? Well, Mount Kosciuszko was that “something” for me. I waited for a really long time to actually hike this spectacular mountain. I asked all my friends, acquaintances and everyone I knew in Sydney – everyone (well most…

East Coast Tasmania

Tasmania is an island state off the mainland Australia. It is known for its rugged wilderness, lots of parks and reserves. The state is famous for its food, wine and clean/fresh air. Hobart is the capital city of Tasmania. My mother was visiting me during Easter last year and I thought it was a perfect…

Photo Diary: Lake Macquarie 

I was craving for a road trip. After talking to Rahul on a Friday, I booked a car from one of the car rentals. We had decided to go for one day road trip – nothing too far, about 2 to 3 hours of drive each way. On Sunday, we picked up the car at…

My first self-driven road trip

When my friend Akshatha and I decided to do a road trip, I was excited, but was super nervous. This was the first time I was attempting to drive 850+ kms in 3 days. I had never driven a car on a highway, be alone such a long drive. I took up the challenge, well I had…

A weekend in Tassie (Apple Isle)

Back in November 2015, I had booked a weekend trip to Launceston. But unfortunately, I had to be admitted in a hospital for a toothache (Yes, you heard it right – for just a toothache), coz of which I had to cancel my Launceston trip. It was time to book again 😛 (I am one stubborn…

Panthera pardus in the Wild

Panthera pardus, commonly known as leopard, is one of the five big cats. My bucket list to see them in the wild was ticked off on that lucky day 🙂 . For the love of wildlife, Rahul and I had decided to spend the long weekend of Republic Day in BR Hills. We desperately wanted…