June 2015 archive

Meoto Iwa (the wedded rocks) in Futami, Ise Shima

On the ninja trail in Ise Shima

This post is all about Mie, Mie, Mie. Japan’s Mie Prefecture that is. Or, more specifically, the pretty bayside region of Ise-Shima. Home to Japan’s most sacred Shinto shrine, Ise-Shima isn’t as big on the international tourist radar as it is with locals in search of spa retreats, pearls, and enlightenment. But the Eats Worlds are seeking […] Read more…

Amanda Woods at the Penguin Post Office, Antarctica

Raffles chats with Radio 2UE’s Amanda Woods

When she’s not exploring far flung locations around the glove, the gorgeous Amanda Woods presents weekly travel segment, Adventures All Around, with Tim Webster on Radio 2UE sharing travel tales and tips on her blog of the same name and hanging out with her cat, Miss Kitty Fantastico. Having explored more countries than she can remember, Amanda […] Read more…

Viking Burger with swedsh meatball patty and pickled red cabbage

How to train your Viking Burger

Raffles has never been what you’d call a fickle child. Loyal, devoted and obsessive yes, but fickle? Never. Sanity is something else he’s rarely accused of. Understandable given that the kid is a nut-job of the highest order. Not that I’m complaining. In fact, I’m quite partial to a little weirdness in my offspring. But […] Read more…

BindiIrwin Bindis Island Australia Zoo.

Raffles chats with Wildlife Warrior, Bindi Irwin

Raffles has long been a fan of The Crocodile Hunter, and counts the late Steve Irwin as one of his idols. My wannabe Wildlife Warrior is just as enamored with Steve’s multi-talented daughter, Bindi Irwin, so when the opportunity to interview the Australian actress, singer, television presenter and passionate conservationist came along, it was one […] Read more…