Travel Stories

Around the world in… a life time! Stories from my various travels, mostly edible.

In 2009, hubby and I embarked on a trip of a lifetime, visiting 26 cities in 6 months. I’ve posted a lot of our adventures, but there are still so many in the archives plus more trips to come!

Review: The Byron at Byron Restaurant

Posted on December 24, 2009

The Byron_Oysters

Freshly shucked oysters on ice with cucumber, lime and Campari dipping sauce

From the minute we’re seated at The Byron at Byron Restaurant, to the moment we leave, we’re relaxed and at ease. We certainly understand what it means to ‘discover natural luxury’, which is what the famous resort and spa aims to achieve.

We’re immediately introduced to our waiter Rob who’s a chatty and like-able bloke that’s very knowledgeable about both the resort and the menu. (more…)

Home Sweet Home: Sydney

Posted on December 10, 2009

Sydney Harbour
(image source: Prescott, Flickr)

I’m baaaaack!

There’s nothing like flying home after a long trip and soaring over the spectacular site of a sparkling Sydney Harbour in Summer-time.

The Harbour Bridge winks, the Opera House smiles and the water shimmers so bright it brings a tear to the eye.

Please forgive my sentimentality, but 6 months away from this beautiful city is much too long. International readers, if you have not yet taken the long trip Down Under, I urge you to do it. I promise to give you a private guided tour.

Dillon and I visited a whopping 10 countries and 26 cities in our never-to-be-forgotten world tour. We took almost 5000 photos (yes, a lot of them were food-related) and only a fraction of them have appeared on this blog (don’t worry, that’s soon to be rectified). (more…)

Postcard from Las Vegas

Posted on December 6, 2009

Dear Wonderful Readers, Friends and Family,

The world tour has finally come to an end. We’re going out with a bang with our last few nights in Las Vegas.

I really cannot wait to be back home to the gorgeous city of Sydney in less than a week. After seeing and experiencing so many things, I have to say, there truly is no place like home.

There’s so many meals that I’ve not had time to post, but they’ll all be shared once I get back!

Christie x

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Thanksgiving: Outrigger, Morro Bay

Posted on November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Dinner at Outrigger Morro Bay

Thanksgiving dinner on the California coast!

We are absolutely loving the scenic drive down the California coast on HWY 1. The ever-changing landscape is so beautiful and inspiring.

The drive just south of San Fransisco was directly on the coast and it was amazing to see the horizon meeting the ocean from so high up. It sounds silly, but you can really see how the world is round with the way the horizon curves and glistens.

We stopped for one night in Santa Cruz, a little sea-side town defined by a huge pier, boardwalk and amusement park. Our $40-a-night Travelodge served us well and included free wifi!

The next quick stop was in Monterey which is famous for its Aquarium that houses a great white shark, but we saw plenty of wildlife at the California Academy of Sciences in San Fran, so we just took a few quick pics. (more…)

Rockefeller Center Cafe, NYC

Posted on November 23, 2009

Rockefeller cafe burger

Love the view and the HUGE portions!

30 Rock is one of my favourite TV shows so I was very excited to have lunch at the Rockefeller Center in New York City where the show is set.

During Winter, a public ice skating rink is set up, and the cafe is located right beside it (with a glass window separating you and the skaters).

It’s a cosy little restaurant with very attentive waiters who make it their priority you never have an empty water glass. (more…)

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