Part of travel is finding that perfect little eatery that really encapsulates the culture and atmosphere of the country, or that Rifugio nestled high up in the mountains with only the birds for company.


The best experiences I’ve had have been in those tiny little out of the way places that serve local food made by local people

Here are a few of the gems I've come across on my travels.


January 14, 2019

I'm excited to announce the launch of my new business - Follow My Wheel: Pedal to Produce Cycling Tours!


Just over 12 months ago I moved down to Bright in the Victorian Alps of Australia with no job, no house, 2 bikes and big aspirations to create a new li...

January 2, 2018

This New Year’s Eve I went to bed at 9.30pm and have no regrets that I didn’t make it to midnight. Phil and I ate dim sum, drank a beer, sat in the garden and watched the sun go down while finishing off leftover Christmas pudding, then went to bed. Read all about our...

September 19, 2017

Mas de la Tour is a top accommodation choice if you are travelling to the Luberon region in Provence.  This authentic 12th century country house in the heart of the ochre hills was originally part of the Sénanque abbey, near the villages of Roussillon, Gordes and Bonn...

May 26, 2017

Have you ever booked a place to stay that turned out to be a bit weird, slightly spooky but kind of awesome? In 2013 I went with a group of friends on a cycling trip to Tuscany. I took charge of booking the accommodation, and after much trawling the internet I came acr...

April 9, 2017

If I hadn't been on a mission to find the picture perfect restaurant I would have ended up eating dirty kebabs with five hangry cyclists. Instead we found La Dacia.

March 29, 2017

Put Billy’s Trattoria on your must visit list if you are travelling to the Cinque Terra. Delicious fresh local produce, plus a view of the sinking sun over the Mediterranean. Can't get much better!

March 5, 2017

Situated at 2400m above sea level, high in the mountains above the Italian village Canezei is a great little Rifugio that ticks all the boxes – cosy in winter, relaxing in Summer, great food & incredible views over the Dolomites.

Cycling and the Dolomites are terms that...

January 26, 2017

Pre-warning: make sure you go to this restaurant with an empty stomach and do not fill up on bread before the mains come as you will be so disappointed when you can’t fit in every course.

Phil and I booked into this Agriturismo Le Pale for our first night in Italy after...

January 23, 2017

Looking for a vineyard with stunning views? Ringer Reef is your place.

November 28, 2016

If you ever visit Tasmania, look up The Container in Lilydale, 30kms north east of Launceston.

We stayed here for 2 nights in 2016 and it was the highlight of my trip. The Container is just what it sounds like - a recycled shipping container that has been converted into...

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