November 2015 archive

There's nothing quite like a family road trip

17 tips for family road trip bliss

Before the advent of offspring I zipped around town in a two-door rally car and swore that I would never own anything bigger, like a wagon or SUV. I mean, they were the kind of things my parents drove. And I’d never be THAT old! Fast forward two kids and still I resisted the pull of practicality […] Read more…

Raffles and Norway's Superstar Chef Erling Sundal

A chat with… Norway’s superstar chef Erling Sundal

It is not every day one gets their breakfast personally prepared by a Michelin trained celebrity chef. So when Erling Sundal, Norway’s culinary superstar and all round nice guy, fired up the brekky barbecue after a back-of-house tour of Sydney Fish Market, there was no holding Raffles back. In fact, not content with just eating Erling’s […] Read more…

Kyoto with kids - Samurai Kembu Theater

The way of the wee warrior – Kyoto with kids

Bushidō! No, it is not slang for cow poo. It is the moral code of the Samurai. You see, Japan’s samurai class wasn’t just some Tyler Durdenless Fight Club with razer-sharp Katanas. In fact, the way of the samurai was more about morality and doing the right thing than it was about biffo. Today, though Japanese ethics are […] Read more…