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In and Around Switzerland (2017)

Annual highlights from the heart of continental Europe.
 

Hobart

Out and about during my first Christmas visit home in a decade.
 

In and Around Switzerland (2016)

Annual highlights from the heart of continental Europe.
 

North-West Spain and Portugal

The rain in Spain falls mainly...in Galicia and Asturias. It was still worth a visit though, as were the northern border regions of its neighbour.

Naples and the Amalfi Coast

Gritty urban streetscapes of the modern and ancient varieties, and one Europe's most sparkling coastal strips.

Corsica

For anyone prone to travel sickness, you may as well just call the top shelf road-tripping around this island 'Car Sicker'.

Provence

A summer exploration across some of Europe's most romanticised landscapes.
 

Hvar

Should you return to a favourite destination for a second time and risk that it can't match the memories of the first time around? We did, and it did.

Hong Kong (2016)

Another welcome stopover that allowed us to explore the Kowloon side of the harbour.
 

In and Around Switzerland (2015)

Annual highlights from the heart of continental Europe.
 

Suffolk, Essex and Kent

The last major puzzle piece of South-East England I hadn't yet ventured across.
 

Hong Kong (2015)

I had been hoping for a long time that one day this place would be my stopover between Europe and Australia.

Yorkshire Dales and Moors

Despite the short days, this was a very nice driving destination to bring in the new year.
 

In and Around Switzerland (2014)

Annual highlights from the heart of continental Europe.
 

Berlin

Christmas in the completely fascinating and still rapidly transforming German capital.
 

Lakes Como, Maggiore and Orta

I thought it would be a good idea to drive around one of Northern Italy's favourite summer playgrounds. I was far from the only one.

Venice

I was pleasantly surprised how easy it could be to slip away and find myself enjoying parts of this magical place almost alone.

Barcelona

I'll be honest, this quick visit at short notice was enough for me to realise that Barcelona is not my favourite Spanish city.

Northern Bavaria

A weekend road trip through medieval towns in the Franconia region.
 

Ayia Napa and Larnaca

It was nice to be here while it was still quiet, before the peak summer party season kicks in.
 

Evandale

An annual Australian cycling race with a difference: The National Penny Farthing Championships.
 

In and Around Switzerland (2013)

Annual highlights from the heart of continental Europe.
 

Majorca

Thanks to my visiting parents, Katie and I made the most of a quick child-free escape.
 

Cinque Terre and Portofino

It was overdue to come back for a long weekend, especially as the first time I'd visited it was very rushed.
 

London (2013)

It's been a while since I was last in Central London, but with a couple of evenings free to wander (and the weather perfect) I fell for this city anew.

Basque Region

Amazing local food, spectacular architecture and the only beaches I've found in Europe that fit my particular criteria. What's not to love?

Cape Cod and Boston

A mini-break on 'the Cape' for the 4th of July, followed by a couple of days in Boston proper.
 

Lake Como

It was supposed to be an early summer long weekend in the sun, and it was anything but. But at least we got there.

In and Around Switzerland (2012)

Annual highlights from the heart of continental Europe.
 

Alicante

One final, final hurrah before things change (in a most wonderful way).
 

Malta

A welcome mid-winter escape to the middle of the Mediterranean Sea.
 

In and Around Switzerland (2011)

Annual highlights from the heart of continental Europe.
 

Central California

I drive Highway 1, visit Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and attend a massive tech conference in San Francisco.

San Francisco, Tahoe and Yosemite

Katie takes a quick trip to the west side with her Dad.
 
 

Bath

A weekend in 'Barf' for Jennifer and Jason's wedding.
 
 

Sunshine Coast and Canberra

Family time unexpectedly spent near the edge of Queensland's devastating floods and a quick overnighter in the national capital.

In and Around Switzerland (2010)

Annual highlights from the heart of continental Europe.
 

Dubai (2010)

Another strategic jetlag beater by breaking up the journey back to Australia. And, as clearly impressive as the place may be, that's the only reason I'd visit.

Stresa (Lake Maggiore)

Trading a white Christmas on the Swiss side of the Alps for a largely wet one just over on the Italian side.
 

Leiden

A flying visit to the nicest Dutch town we know of.
 
 

Cape Town to Windhoek

With the World Cup just over, we waited for the fans to disperse before heading to the Rainbow Nation and its near neighbour ourselves.

Iceland

Escaping a week of summer heat in our stuffy attic flat by taking off to the Land of Fire and Ice.
 

Split to Dubrovnik

Our preferred travel styles vary wildly, but for both Katie and I the Dalmatian coast was as close to perfection that we could ever hope to find.

Cotswolds

Far and away the prettiest part of England I've seen to date.
 

Florence and Chianti

Taking Katie's best friend from the US down to her dream destination. Unfortunately it was smellier, dirtier and a tad less idyllic than she'd been led to believe...

Schloss Neuschwanstein (2010)

A Bavarian castle so amazing that a second visit had to be made.
 

In and Around Switzerland (2009)

Annual highlights from the heart of continental Europe.
 

Stavanger

A quick visit to my friend Arne and to see some of his home turf.
 

Amsterdam and Bruges

Wandering city canals and tracking down the headstone of a relative killed on the Western Front of the First World War.

Scotland

I promised myself at the end of 2004 I'd get back and give Scotland a more thorough going-over, and so here we are.

Stockholm

In Scandinavia's most beautiful city with my beautiful wife on our beautiful anniversary. Just beautiful.
 

Oxford and Rye

Ye Olde England: Its first tertiary institution and one of its Cinque Ports.
 

Melbourne

My first footy game in five years.
 
 

Dubai (2009)

Brief stopovers on my way to and from Australia.
 
 

Tasmania

Re-discovering my natural state.
 
 

In and Around Switzerland (2008)

Annual highlights from the heart of continental Europe.
 

Avignon

A road trip to the French City of Popes.
 
 

New England and Quebec

With Katie studying in the US over the summer, this was the perfect opportunity for a trip to celebrate our first anniversary.

Magny Cours

Attending what would turn out to be the final (so far) French F1 Grand Prix.
 

Hampshire and Sussex

Exploring here and there while I have been working in Southampton.
 

Strasbourg

Fair in the middle of a tug-of-war between Germany and France over recent centuries, this dual personality immediately made it my favourite city in France.

In and Around Switzerland (2007)

Annual highlights from the heart of continental Europe.
 

Northern Kentucky

Visiting where my wife used to live, at the end of the Bluegrass Parkway and fair smack in the middle of horse stud territory.

Costa Rica

Honeymooning in Central America.
 
 

Hobart and Sydney

I bring the Southern Belle on her first trip to the real Great Southern Land.
 

In and Around Switzerland (2006)

Annual highlights from the heart of continental Europe.
 

Coimbra and Luso

A weekend for reflection in Buçaco National Park.
 
 

Oslo and Tromsø

The second of two weddings in four days, and my second fortunate encounter with the Northern Lights.
 

Cambridge and Norfolk

The first of two weddings in four days, and the chance to finally get to the village my Grandad was born in just near the Queen's estate of Sandringham.

Aix-en-Provence and Marseille

A first visit to Provence, where no lavender could be found.
 

Stuttgart, Cologne and Frankfurt

Sampling a little of the atmosphere of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, seeing the Australian dream continue into the knockout phases.

Vienna and Bratislava

Heading east for Easter.
 
 

Cinque Terre

A surprise birthday trip to the Italian coast.
 
 

Boston and Memphis

My first Christmas away from home. I'd never really planned to ever go to Seppo-land, but then this Aussie Yobbo met a Southern Belle and everything changed.

In and Around Switzerland (2005)

Annual highlights from the heart of continental Europe.
 

Schloss Neuschwanstein (2005)

A childhood dream realised, visiting the fairytale castle immortalised in one of our jigsaw puzzles.
 

Turkey

The next stop on my magic carpet ride. Hello from Troy, from Troy (hee hee hee!).
 

Dublin and Belfast

My 'chase the warmth' strategy coming into the Northern Hemisphere winter took a slight detour for International Rules at Croke Park.

Southern Spain and Portugal

My first real exploration of the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal in particular totally won me over, as it was both charming and unpretentious.

Western Europe

My first big overseas trip. A European appetiser of as much as I could possibly cram into a month.