For us West Australians, towns like Margaret River are almost like a second home, and we all have our favourite places. But, if you only ever go to the same places, you could be missing out on the excitement of making a new discovery.
During a recent visit, we decided to step outside our comfort zone and find out what’s new in Margaret River.
It's a tiny nation nestled between powerhouses China and India, and has somehow managed to hold on to its culture and independence. Bhutan is a magical, mystical place that's only been open to tourists since the 70's. Independent travel is basically non existent, so I signed up for a tour.
Here's what it was like spending 5 days in the land of the thunder dragon...
Examining my bodily functions isn’t usually on my list of things to do on holiday. Explaining them to a man named Mr Moon isn’t exactly high on my radar, either. But, at the Sanctuary on the island of Koh Phangan off southern Thailand, I’m doing both these things and it’s all in the name of my health.
Warning: this story contains the word 'colonic'. Read at your own risk!
It's the thriving artistic and cultural centre of Bali, with something for everyone. Ubud was my base for two years, and I loved it for its diversity; stunning scenery, lovely people, amazing food, adventure and serenity.
Here's a random guide to some of my favourite things in Ubud.
The State Buildings in Perth have undergone an amazing transformation as part of a $110 million restoration. But for many of us, negotiating what at first seems like a complex maze of new places to eat, drink, shop and play can be a bit overwhelming.
So, I decided to check into the spectacular COMO the Treasury hotel and spend 24 hours unraveling the mysteries of the iconic buildings.
It's Perth's summer playground; with pristine beaches, stunningly clear water and that sunny island vibe. But as the weather gets colder, Rotto tends to drop off most people's getaway list as they head off in search of warmer destinations instead.
But this year as the seasons changed, I decided to stick it out to find out whether Perth’s favourite summer isle stacked up as a winter destination.