Travel tip: Nail polish detects date rape drugs

Nail polish

A new nail polish detects date rape drugs such as GBH, Xanax and Rohypnol. This extraordinary invention has been revealed on one of my favourite websites Not Impossible Now. Four students at North Carolina State University invented  the nail polish. The brand is called Undercover Colors.  Women can simply dip their fingers into their drinks, which […]

High Tea cookbook giveaway

Fancy High Tea

This has nothing to do with travel but everything to do with a cause close to my heart. Breast cancer affects women all over the world. This deadly, insidious disease knows no boundaries. High Tea: 200 Delightful Recipes for Friends and Family is Penguin Australia’s campaign to raise money for the McGrath Foundation to expand their […]

Best and worst liveable cities

Melbourne 1

One of the joys of travelling is finding an exciting new city where you’d like to put down roots for a while. If you’re looking for a criteria, this will help. The latest results of the  2014 Economist Intelligence Unit Liveable Cities survey rank the best and worst liveable cities with Damascus at the bottom […]

Women solo travel tips

Patagonia Torres del Paine Chile

Here’s my tips for solo women travellers, which include safety and cultural awareness. It’s a big, bad world, but going solo can be a lot of fun.

Aussie girl's guide to Delicious Days in Paris

Delicious Days in Paris

WHAT: Delicious Days in Paris by Jane Paech, published by Lantern, an imprint of Penguin Books, $A35. It comprises 14 walking tours to explore the city’s food and culture and where to buy the best goodies. Each chapter is named according to Jane’s favourite foods and drinks – for example Chapter 4 is called Mousse au […]

Chill out and visit Kiama

A Kiama Bay

 Take time to visit Kiama It’s not just about the blowhole and fish ‘n chips.  Kiama has so much more…   VISIT KIAMA CHECKLIST Click the link: Here’s the scoop on Kiama 120km south of Sydney 1.5 hours by car or over 2 hours by train Shops and eateries have seaside resort opening  times and days, so […]