Hi, I’m Jayne, a Brit who moved Down Under with her Aussie husband, then came back again.*
(*I left a piece of my heart in Oz but we came back to the UK to add to our family.)
I guess you could call this an affordable luxury blog, which is just a fancy way of saying I like pretty things as much as I like a bargain!
Since welcoming a little traveller to the mix, we’ve been favouring a slower way of travelling as a family – we spent 7 weeks in New York and 3 in Australia during our son’s first year – but we’ve tried hard not to compromise on the style of travel we love. (So far, anyway!)
By sharing my travel tips – such as how to sleep on a plane – and guides to lesser-known destinations, I hope that you, the readers, can enjoy stress-free holidays in beautiful places.
My travel guides are a mix of the street eats, shopping secrets, stylish accommodation and can’t miss tourist attractions I’ve explored on my trips, and I’ll always tell you what I think of them with typical British humour. (Like that time I tried a floating breakfast in Bali and it was just a big fat fail.) I’ve been to 63 countries now (who’s counting? well me a little bit, clearly) and travelled a fair bit of Europe, Asia and Australia so write about these regions the most.
I’ve been blogging for 10+ years (an old-timer in this game!) so sometimes share the odd piece of blogging advice, mainly about how not to run a travel blog. You can find out more about some of the awards and press mentions I’ve received over the years on this page here.