Hunter Valley Wine Tour

The Hunter Valley, north of Sydney in New South Wales, is one of Australia’s major wine regions, with a viticultural history dating back to the early 1800s. Known for varietals such as Semillon and Shiraz, it’s home to numerous wineries, including world-renowned brands and family-run boutique operations. Most are located south of the Hunter River … More Hunter Valley Wine Tour

The Blue Mountains Tour and Ferry to Manly

WARNING: there are a TON of pictures on this post!!!  First stop was the Featherdal Wildlife Park…A little bit of history The Park was opened in 1972 by Bruce and Margaret Kubbere on Margaret’s parents’ 7-acre plot, which had previously operated as a poultry farm. Today the Park is owned by Elanor Investors Group and … More The Blue Mountains Tour and Ferry to Manly

Hawaii to Sydney

Not much to write home about here except the fact that we somehow lost an entire day!!  We left Hawaii at 8:00 AM and arrived in Sydney at 3:30 PM THE NEXT DAY! Word to the wise – pull an “Ed” and arrive at the airport at least 2.5 hours before takeoff (ideally should be … More Hawaii to Sydney