Grubs Trike Tours Cairns

Grubs Trike Tours Cairns

Grubs Trike Tours - Port Douglas

It was a beautiful sunny Cairns morning.  Mr GG and I were sitting in the Shangri-La reception when we heard "Grub" roar into the carpark on his gleaming trike.  He pulled up and sounded the distinctive horn. It was a noise that I will remember forever. The horn and his laugh every time he opened Continue reading

Shangri-La Hotel Cairns Marina

Shangri-La Hotel Cairns Marina

Shangri-la Pool Area

Whenever I'm daydreaming about taking a holiday it's always to tropical destination. As Mr GG and I flew into Cairns admiring the gorgeous ocean dotted with islands and reef, I had already slipped into holiday mode.  I was looking forward to checking into the luxurious Shangri-La Hotel Cairns, and Continue reading

Tigerair – Affordable Air Travel

Tigerair – Affordable Air Travel

Boarding the Tigerair Flight

Tigerair, affordable travel for all! The arrival of Tigerair to Australia in 2007 has certainly changed the air travel landscape. Gone are the days of ridiculously overpriced routes. The "new" airlines were finally here to keep the competition honest! Do you remember the days when we had just Continue reading

Vegan Tofu & Rice Stuffed Pumpkin

Vegan Tofu & Rice Stuffed Pumpkin

Vegan Stuffed Pumpkin

I am not sure if readers would know this but for ten years I was a vegetarian. As a vegetarian I had a lot of signature dishes that I absolutely loved! This stuffed pumpkin recipe was one of my favourites. I have made a few alterations over the years but it still remains a dish that makes me feel Continue reading

Filipino Style Callos

Filipino Style Callos

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Well, hello and kumusta (how are you) our dear GG readers. If you will all notice, I have been writing at least once a week for GG now. Julie had asked that I share Philippine dish, desserts and travel stories. This will bring more and diverse experiences to her favourite and well-loved audience. Continue reading

Vino Paradiso – Sydney Giveaway

Vino Paradiso – Sydney Giveaway

Vino Paradiso - Sydney

We all love a good food and wine festival so at the bottom of this story we have a fantastic giveaway! 2 Lucky readers will win a double pass to the festival, and get to take home Two Italian Boys and some Mad Pizza... but more about that in a minute! Vino Paradiso is a three-day event taking place Continue reading

Roberts Circa 1876 – Hunter Valley

Roberts Circa 1876 – Hunter Valley

Garam Marsala Foie Gras

When visiting the Hunter Valley, Roberts Circa 1876 is a restaurant you simply must visit. The restaurant is set in the heart of the Hunter Valley on the Peppers Convent Estate. We had the pleasure of staying at Peppers Convent so it was an easy stroll to this prestigious restaurant for our evening Continue reading

Magnum Manila (Ice Cream Cafe)

Magnum Manila (Ice Cream Cafe)

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Hello and kumusta (how are you) dear GG readers! Today, I want to take you to a simple but magical indulgence I had at Magnum Manila Ice Cream Cafe. About two or three years ago, the Magnum ice cream bar invaded Manila and was an instant success.  I read that Magnum is sold in Australia, too, Continue reading

Skinny Fresh Fruit Frappe

Skinny Fresh Fruit Frappe

Fresh Fruit Cocktail

I have a tendency to skimp on my calories when it comes to drinks.  My reasoning is I love food so much, I like to leave all my calories for eating. When I have drinks through the day I choose water, either sparkling or still or a Diet Coke or Lemonade. That was until I came up with this skinny Continue reading

Top 10 Things Hunter Valley

Top 10 Things Hunter Valley

Vintage Estate Golf Course

What are the Top 10 things to do in the Hunter Valley? Good morning readers, I hope you have been enjoying our Gourmet Getaways Hunter Valley series.  Mr GG, Alesah & myself have had a great time putting together these stories. If you have been reading our  updates I am sure you have Continue reading

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