You Don’t Need To Watch WandaVision To Understand Doctor Strange 2

You Don’t Need To Watch WandaVision To Understand Doctor Strange 2

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is being constructed in a way it’s accessible to viewers regardless if they’ve seen WandaVision or not. Viewers do not have to watch WandaVision to understand Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Following a prolonged delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Marvel finally started their Phase 4,… Read more

MCU Spider-Man 3 Title Explained: What No Way Home Means

MCU Spider-Man 3 Title Explained: What No Way Home Means

Spider-Man 3 is officially called Spider-Man: No Way Home – a title that teases Peter Parker’s dark new status quo in the film. The MCU’s third Spider-Man film is officially called Spider-Man: No Way Home – and there’s a subtle meaning behind it. Over the last few years, studios have managed to turn title reveals… Read more

Deadpool 3 Is Marvel’s Only R-Rated Project In Development

Deadpool 3 Is Marvel’s Only R-Rated Project In Development

Kevin Feige says Deadpool 3 is the only R-rated Marvel project currently in development, which is definitely bad news for Blade fans. Deadpool 3 is Marvel’s only R-rated movie in development, says Kevin Feige. The cinematic world that would come to be known as the MCU kicked off with 2008’s Iron Man, and later grew… Read more

Henry Cavill Teases Mass Effect Project In Cryptic Post

Henry Cavill Teases Mass Effect Project In Cryptic Post

Henry Cavill teases a Mass Effect project in a cryptic photo of some papers, with some able to pick out words related to the video game series. Henry Cavill has shared a cryptic photo possibly teasing a Mass Effect project. The science fiction franchise is one of the most popular currently, having begun in 2007… Read more

AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN ADELAIDE

AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN ADELAIDE

Discovering bronze pigs, bluestone mansions and watching the most amazing sunsets are only some of the things to do in Adelaide. A city of festivals, museums and gardens, Australia’s fifth largest city doesn’t share the same convict roots as other Australian cities. Adelaide has its own special charm and a relaxed pace. It’s a city of culture, churches and creative spaces showcasing exciting events. Another good thing about visiting Adelaide is it’s a compact city that’s easy to get around. Throw in the fact that Adelaide is right on the doorstep of some of the world’s best wine regions and other amazing places to visit in South Australia. Bookmark our guide on what to do in Adelaide. When in Adelaide sightseeing and particularly if you’re travelling with the kids in Adelaide, a place to visit is the Rundle Mall. Rundle Mall is in the heart of the city’s main shopping precinct. While most shopping malls in Australia look much like the next, Rundle Mall stands out as... Read more

AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN BIG BEAR

AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN BIG BEAR

Big Bear is pretty much our go to place when we want to get away from it all. We love to visit the mountains of Colorado and Utah, however being so far away we hit up a much closer destination. Big Bear is our most often visited spot when we head to the mountains. The ability to get out in nature and enjoy the fresh air and being so close to our home has us visiting all the time. In both the winter and summer, there is a ton of things to do in Big Bear. So, if you are looking for a southern California vacation away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles? We highly recommend snagging a Big Bear Airbnb or even a posh Luxury Cabin and heading up to Big Bear. Here are our top 21 things to do in Big Bear! Bear Mountain, otherwise referred to as Big Bear Mountain, is one of the most popular winter destinations for the people of Big Bear. It is one of the closest skiing and snowboarding spots to Big Bear Lake. Skiiers love the steep mountain runs while snowboarders enjoy the Superpipe... Read more

AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN VENICE

AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN VENICE

Gondolas glide smoothly over the shimmering water next to the private water taxis that cruise up and down the canal looking for tourists willing to pay their exorbitant fare. A goods boat pulls up alongside the dock of one of the canal-side hotels and the driver unloads some daily supplies. Boxes of fresh eggplant, fresh limes, juicy plums, yellow capsicums and bright red tomatoes are placed in crates on the dock. From the water on a vaporetto or gondola, the houses, palaces and romantic bridges that line Venice’s canals seem to rise out of mist and fog like apparitions floating on a cloud of water. The cold misty fog seems in keeping with Venice’s elegant decaying palaces, romantic bridges and maze of narrow twisting alleyways variously known as calle, salizzade and ruge. These are... Read more

Beijing – Entranced in the Capital of China

Beijing – Entranced in the Capital of China

My travels across China finally brought me to truly amazing megacity of Beijing, the last stop of my one month journey across China, before the Trans-Siberian Railway to Europe. In all its grandeur, Beijing lives up to its name as one of the greatest ancient capitals in the world. Despite all the the city has gone through in the past century (or maybe because of it?), Beijing is a bustling and spellbinding city with an illustrious and well preserved past, as well as an optimistic and energetic outlook. Honestly didn’t have much expectations coming in, but really glad in the end to have... Read more

FAMOUS LANDMARKS IN NORWAY

FAMOUS LANDMARKS IN NORWAY

A kingdom in Scandinavia stretching up into the Arctic circle, Norway is a truly magical country to visit. Known for its stunningly scenic fjords, other famous landmarks in Norway include the Nobel Peace Centre, the most remote island in the world and a curiously-named village called Hell. And thanks to Norway, Japan has a fresh salmon supply introduced to Japanese cooking for sushi and sashimi in the 1980s. Europe’s largest herd of wild reindeer roams Norway’s Hardangervidda, a gigantic mountain plateau. Known to rest of the world as Norway, the land is called Norge or Noreg by... Read more

HOW TO HIKE MOUNT BARNEY

HOW TO HIKE MOUNT BARNEY

Climbing rugged Mt Barney, Southeast Queensland’s second-highest mountain is one of the state’s most spectacular land-based outdoor pursuits. Just don’t underestimate the time, fitness, and skills required to reach the top. Hiking Mt Barney may not be one of the first things to do in Queensland that pops into mind but it certainly is one of the most challenging. When my mountain guide, Mt Barney Lodge Country Retreat co-owner Innes Larkin, tells me to expect at least 10 hours of trail time during tomorrow’s expedition, I figure he must be exaggerating, maybe to keep me from making early dinner arrangements back in Brisbane. “Surely we’ll be back within eight hours?” I ask my husband as we sip local wine and marvel at the fairy floss tufts of clouds tentatively venturing towards the bold, granophyre face of Mt Barney’s 1351m East Peak. I soon discover that routes up Mt Barney are unmarked or barely marked and require extensive bushwalking experience and navigational... Read more

In Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

In Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan, is a convenient hub for planning your trip around Kyrgyzstan. Most people spend a day or even less here, but nonetheless have to pass through en route to the various spectacular spots in Kyrgyzstan. Having already made it this far to Central Asia, here’s how you might want to spend a day Bishkek. Edit: Thanks to my friend Bola from Bishkek whom I met in Almaty for helping with details on items at Osh Bazaar! My 2 week adventure in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan began at Bishkek, and was glad I did not miss it. One day is about enough to see the main sights within Bishkek, which are located within walking distance of one another. The State History Museum was closed when I visited and so I was done in about half. I arrived at Almaty International Airport... Read more

In Petra

In Petra

Petra, the Nabatean city carved in stone, frozen in time for almost two thousand years before being rediscovered. In recent times, it has captured the imagination of people around the world, starred in movies, and now, been ticked off my bucket list. Read on to find out how you can spend 2 amazing days in the lost city of Petra. After 2 hours, the bus arrived in Wadi Musa, the town just beside Petra. There are lots of accommodation options for a range of budgets. The ones nearer to the entrance to Petra cost more, are some distance from the bus station, but are super convenient for getting... Read more

INCREDIBLE THINGS TO DO IN NEW YORK

INCREDIBLE THINGS TO DO IN NEW YORK

I was a little apprehensive about traveling to New York with kids. Quickly, I realized this is one of my favorite cities and we have returned numerous time. There is an endless amount of things to do in New York with kids, amazing places to stay, and incredible food. New York City should be on every family’s bucket list! Read on to plan your trip to New York with kids today using our Ultimate... Read more

Jerash and Ajloun – How to do a day trip

Jerash and Ajloun – How to do a day trip

Jerash, known for the ruins of the ancient Greco-Roman city of Gerasa, and Ajloun, known for the 12th century castle on a hill, are perfect for a day trip from Amman. If you’re into Greek or Roman history, Jerash is one site out of Europe that you’d definitely not want to miss. Read on to find out how you can complete this day trip on your own! After almost 2 weeks in Jordan, there were still plenty of amazing destinations waiting to be explored. Next up on my list was Jerash and Ajloun, which I decided to try to complete as a day trip from Amman, given their proximity. Some good company along the way made the journey a lot more fun. Right from Hadrian’s Arch till the far end of the ruins I was amazed at the scale and grandeur of these millennia old structures. Never thought I’d see anything like this much like Rome till I came here. Having an understanding of the colourful history of Jerash will facilitate deeper appreciation of the ruins, and you can read more about it... Read more

Lijiang

Lijiang

Plunging gorges, soaring snowy peaks, alpine lakes, and an ancient old town. 5 days in Lijiang, where there is much to do, and as many tourists to match. I continue on my overland journey from Singapore to Moscow, now well through the heart of Yunnan in Lijiang, before heading east to Beijing, for the Trans-Siberian Railway, to Siberia and beyond. Got this from one of the bus legs in Thailand... Read more

Quarries of Singapore day hike

Quarries of Singapore day hike

There used to be a couple of granite quarries in the vicinity of Bukit Timah that have now been rehabilitated and transformed into beautiful nature spots. Most of these can be explored in a half day itinerary on foot. If you’re looking for something unique to do in Singapore, this could just be it! While more is known of Singapore’s glistering skyscrapers and waterfront, there are many... Read more

Stockholm – things to do

Stockholm – things to do

There’s no doubt that Stockholm is among the priciest capitals in the world to visit, but with a few smart choices, you can make each dollar last a little longer. 3 days in Stockholm did set a small hole in my pocket, but not big enough to keep me off my next trip! And most important of all, it was a enthralling and entertaining 3 days in this colorful capital of Sweden. Take a walk along Lake Malaren. And a new adventure begins. Many attractions in Stockholm are situated around or near Lake Malaren, which flows through the city out into the Baltic Sea. What better way to begin an exploration of Stockholm than with a walk along the lake side. From the train station, I first headed south towards the water, then east along it, passing a couple of interesting sights along the way. Having been to a few other European cities, I was amazed at how clean Stockholm was, and how safe it felt. Walking through the streets, modern amenities alongside centuries old buildings, felt surreal.... Read more

THE AMAZING JUNGFRAU RAILWAY

THE AMAZING JUNGFRAU RAILWAY

Magnificent peaks tower-like white citadels against the brilliant blue sky while the long frosty tongue of the Aletsch Glacier reaches out into a never-ending white valley. The view from the Jungfraujoch, which is a platform at the top of Europe, 3454m above sea level, takes my breath away. The train journey aboard the Jungfrau railway to Europe’s highest altitude railway station is a bucket list experience. Standing on the southern ridge of the mountain, gazing at the jaw-dropping scenery, I can’t help thinking that if there is a heaven, thus must surely be it. This region was the first to become an Alpine Site in 2001. Centred around the frozen landscape of the Great Aletsch Glacier, the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains are breathtaking sights that have inspired artists, writers and poets over the centuries. The Jungfrau is not the highest mountain in Switzerland but together with the Eiger and the Monch, the area is one of the most stunning Swiss mountain regions. There... Read more

THE GRAND WAILEA LUAU

THE GRAND WAILEA LUAU

Your Maui vacation wouldn’t be complete without a luau! Chances are, you will come across dozens of different traditional Luau celebrations to attend because they are a great way to really dive into Hawaiian traditions while on vacation. If you are vacationing in Maui, though, there’s nothing quite like the Luau at The Grand Wailea! Luaus are all about telling the story of when the Polynesians first discovered the islands of Hawaii. Luau cast members share the journey of the voyage to the beautiful Hawaiian island of Maui, and the Grand Wailea Resort puts on a beautiful show that all... Read more

THINGS TO DO IN PALM SPRINGS

THINGS TO DO IN PALM SPRINGS

Sure Palm Springs is better known for their trendy hotels, stunning golf courses, world-class spas, amazing shopping and their fantastic dining scene. But, guess what?? There are a ton of Palm Springs things to do with kids. With plenty of family-friendly accommodations, kid-approved restaurants, and activities this is one SoCal destination the whole family will enjoy. Check out our top 20... Read more

THINGS TO DO IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

THINGS TO DO IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

Only a 90-minute drive or train ride away from Sydney, the Blue Mountains is a spectacular cool altitude (1000m) that is a great place to hike, eat and photograph. Although it’s suitable for a day trip, with so many things to do in the Blue Mountains, staying at least two days is ideal. Most people know of the Three Sisters, which is one of the famous Australian landmarks to visit but there’s much more to discover at this World Heritage wilderness region. The region has rainforests, valleys, soaring sandstone escarpments, plunging canyons and windswept heathlands that cover more than one million hectares. It’s one of Australia’s iconic landscapes and a national wonder that consists of eight conservation reserves: Blue Mountains, Stone Gardens, Yengo, Wollemi, Nattai, Kanangra... Read more

UNBELIEVABLY FUN THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN CHARLOTTE

UNBELIEVABLY FUN THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN CHARLOTTE

We took a visit to Charlotte, North Carolina on our Southern Coast road trip, it was one of our favorite stops on our journey. Charlotte draw in thousands of people every year who go to the city to see the NASCAR Hall of Fame. What many people don’t know is that Charlotte boasts a wide variety of exciting activities for any kind of family or individual. Come with us as we explore one of North America’s top cities: Charlotte, NC. Here are the tops things to do with kids in charlotte! The NASCAR Museum is the perfect place for racing fans to explore a plethora of interactive exhibits,... Read more

Yekaterinburg

Yekaterinburg

I made a stop midway of my Trans-Siberian adventure at Yekaterinburg, a vibrant yet unassuming city with a colourful past (probably a little dark). It was 3 days well spent immersing in the confluence of influences at the city straddling Asia and Europe. Yekaterinburg (alternatively, Ekaterinburg), city of contrasts/ contradictions, where Asia meets Europe, classical meets modern architecture, communist symbols meet capitalist ones, and industrial icons meeting historical ones. With a vibrant mix of cultures, architectural styles and industries, the city may seem enigmatic to the curious onlooker, who upon deeper venturing may accidentally be stuck spellbound. Formerly Sverdlovsk (during the Soviet-era), it is probably most well known as where Tsar Nicholas II and his family were... Read more