Author: Gaya

Monteriggioni

Monteriggioni

“If you play Assassin’s Creed, you probably know our next destination more than I do,” our tour guide quipped as we made our way to the medieval fortress of Monteriggioni.

Our Family’s One-Week Itinerary in Sydney, Australia

Our Family’s One-Week Itinerary in Sydney, Australia

Our pace intentionally slow and easy, we nonetheless went home hearts bursting with memories. For those who’ve been asking about our itinerary, here it is.

Katoomba Walkabout

Katoomba Walkabout

Katoomba is the foremost town in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia. It’s only 2 hours away by train from Sydney. It’s small enough to see in a single day — its main sights anyway — but it’s worth taking the time for a more leisurely exploration.

How My Son’s Old Fear of Flying May Have Saved His Life Last Week

How My Son’s Old Fear of Flying May Have Saved His Life Last Week

Back in 2014, H was going on his first* plane ride and we were worried because he’d been starting to show an aversion to noise, crowded places, enclosed spaces, and especially to noisy, crowded, enclosed spaces. Amazing how things work out.

Seas, Skies, Cliffs + Kid: Our Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

Seas, Skies, Cliffs + Kid: Our Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

A 6-km walk past gorgeous cliffs and beaches was the perfect way to cap our Sydney trip (and it didn’t hurt that virtually every scene was Instagrammable.)

Where to Stay in Katoomba: Blue Mountains YHA

Where to Stay in Katoomba: Blue Mountains YHA

Family room, ensuite bath, fireplace (and stage!) in the lounge, all in a Nat’l. Trust-listed Art Deco redbrick. Blue Mountains YHA is a backpacker’s dream.