Revisiting Pemberton Mountain Bike Park

Passing through Pemberton in the southern forests of Western Australia, we couldn’t resist visiting the Pemberton Mountain Bike Park again for a ride on the mountain bikes. We begin with a warm up in the dirt jump section adjacent the car park. Earlier in the year I was a bit hesitant with the jumps but a couple of months practice at the Goat Farm back in Perth and I’m comfortable with ...

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Camping and Cycling in Nannup

With a few nights up our sleeve we travelled down to Nannup to mountain bike a few of the local trails before the long weekend. Nannup is located in Western Australia's south west along Vasse Highway, in between Bridgetown and Margaret River. The Blackwood River and a few creek systems pass through the town making it a genuine haven for nature and outdoor activities. As the trip approached, each day the ...

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Sensational coffee at Pickle & O, Nannup

Gearing up for a day of exploring the town of Nannup we stopped in at Pickle and O, a small fresh food focused cafe on the main street next to the tourist centre. Around the town in spring there are some beautiful tulips in planter boxes along the street. We sat outside enjoyed a smooth long black coffee and breakfast. I highly recommend this place for coffee and a reasonably priced ...

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Visiting a Cat Cafe in Tokyo

Following a day of cycling and exploring Tokyo we decided to hunt down a Cat Café near our accommodation in the neighbourhood of Shimokitazawa( try saying that really fast!). While finding well known tourist landmarks and train stations is relatively easy in Tokyo, on the flip side locating a specific address we found required more of an effort, and a pinch of patience too. I always say, keep your travels in Tokyo loosely ...

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Vans Cottesloe + Cycle around Perth’s Swan River

Vans Cottesloe opens when the sun is barely up and not even a mouse stirs on Napoleon Street. It's a really peaceful part of the day and on our cycle around the Swan River today we detour for warm drinks and breakfast. Turns out this morning was the coldest one this year so far, and this doesn't surprise me because my fingers were hurting from the chill. Comfy inside and sitting by the beautiful ...

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Simple Cinnamon Stewed Apple Recipe

In for a day of stormy weather we decided to visit the beach in our wet weather gear for a short walk, I love seeing the storm stir up the ocean. We spotted a guy at the end of the jetty attempting to snap selfies of waves crashing over, on and around him, good thing he was wearing a wet suit! The planned walk didn’t eventuate far though, infact within 10 ...

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Just Dessert at The Standard

Celebrating my birthday over the weekend we dropped past The Standard in Northbridge for some sneaky dessert.  The bar is located on the fringe of Northbridge along Roe street, a few blocks down from Chinatown where the likes of Billy Lees and Uncle Billys feed late night diners. Our first visit to The Standard and the rear garden undetectable from the street side is ultra cool, looks like a pleasant spot for drinking ...

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CocoWhip at Nature’s Harvest

On the way to the beach one weekend we stopped by Nature's Harvest for a coffee, and to try CocoWhip. Napoleon Street, situated across from Cottesloe train station has a few good spots for coffee and Nature’s Harvest would have to be one of them. There are a couple of options on the menu for the coconut water based ice cream, and we select the tiramisu to share, thinking it’ll go perfectly ...

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OZEating’s White Christmas Sundowner

Yesterday I was lucky enough to win tickets from Cook Dine Travel to OZeating's White Christmas Sundowner, hosted at Malt Supper Club on Beaufort Street in Mt Lawley. The thought of an evening of food, yes was very exciting and it was shaping up to be a jam packed evening of tastings, sipping wine and meeting food producer's, all in the setting of a bar. Dressing up for the theme of the evening ...

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