Swan Valley & The Pinnacles Desert

A half-hour drive from Perth city will take you to Swan Valley, Western Australia’s oldest wine growing region with many award-winning, family-owned and run wineries. Crowned as the first Humane Food Region in Australia, the chefs and producers in the region are committed to produce and serve humane food – free-range chickens, eggs, pork […]

By |November 17th, 2016|Australia, Perth|0 Comments

Self-drive Perth & Southwest WA

While looking for accommodation in Perth, we were recommended the newly opened Sage Hotel West Perth. I read many good reviews about the hotel, which is actually under Singapore-based hotel group, SilverNeedle, so we went ahead to stay there for three nights.

With GPS, it was pretty easy to find Sage Hotel and took around […]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Australia, Perth, Western Australia|0 Comments

Self-drive Perth & Surrounds

After a 7-month travel hiatus, we needed an overseas trip with the family and shortlisted a few destinations. I was looking for a child-friendly holiday and we decided on Perth, Western Australia as it only takes 5-hour flight and we are both in the same time zone, so it’s easy on our toddler. When autumn […]

By |October 20th, 2016|Perth|0 Comments

Western Australia: Swan Valley (Day 4)

Words & Photos By Kelly Khong

After so many meals of good foods and wines here at Swan Valley, we were equally excited to be introduced to healthy vegetarian, vegan, raw and gluten-free meals from Swan Valley Vegetarian Café and Nursery.

During your visit, you can either choose to dine indoors or in the beautiful […]

By |November 23rd, 2015|Australia|1 Comment

Western Australia: Swan Valley (Day 3)

Words & Photos by Kelly Khong

Breakfast at Swan Valley can be a delightful event, when you visit Taylors Art & Coffee House. This family run café is passionate about food and living. Each Taylor is a talent! And they have decided to chip in their bests into running this quirky café – Design, Art, […]

By |October 6th, 2015|Australia, Western Australia|1 Comment

Western Australia: Swan Valley (Day 2)

Words & Photos by Kelly Khong

Second day began with anticipation as our tour organizer Sascha Stones arranged for a Speed Grazing – An experience here in Swan Valley to discover a flavoursome adventure along 32km Food and Wine Trail. Riding on the Taste Bud Tour, we had visited 10 Swan Valley’s most delightful tasting […]

By |September 18th, 2015|Australia, Western Australia|0 Comments

Western Australia: Swan Valley (Day 1)

Words & Photos by Kelly Khong

Over the weekend, I was invited by Tourism Western Australia and The City of Swan for an extended long weekend of food, wine and master classes in the Swan Valley.

With just close proximity of a half-hour drive from Perth’s CBD, Swan Valley is an easy gateway to experience locally […]

By |September 3rd, 2015|Australia, Western Australia|2 Comments

Tasmanian Food Trails

Lying on the path of the Roaring Forties in the Southern Ocean, the pristine natural environment of Tasmania is endowed with some of the cleanest air and water in the world. The island to the south of mainland Australia has four distinct seasons; thanks to its varied microclimates and unpolluted sources, we can indulge […]

By |June 23rd, 2014|Australia, Tasmania|2 Comments

Tastes of Darwin

Darwin is a multicultural, tropical cosmopolitan in the Top End, and it celebrates its diversity through food! With a population from over 60 nationalities and 70 different ethnicities including the Larrakia Aboriginal people, the capital city of the Northern Territory has brought together a plethora of culinary choices, offering a gastronomic experience influenced by […]

By |June 16th, 2014|Australia, Darwin, Northern Territory|0 Comments

Amazing Tasmania

Tasmania is both a nature lover’s and photographer’s paradise. The island is so compact with not-to-be-missed attractions in close proximity, that it is never boring. A self-drive tour is perfect for uncovering the gloriously untouched beauty, and just across the road from the domestic terminal car rental services are available.

For a unique close-up experience […]

By |June 2nd, 2014|Australia, Tasmania|3 Comments