Sugar Pine Walk

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Here’s a very belated post and announcement for 2016. We’re expecting a little one in May and I’m hoping that this bub will be a traveler in the making 🙂 After all we don’t plan on giving up on our passion for travel. If anything I’m already scheming up a 3-6 month family trip in a few years time to South America or Africa. Am I being overly ambitious already?

These pictures were taken just before Christmas last year in a secluded corner of the Bago State Forest roughly halfway between Sydney and Melbourne called Sugar Pine Walk. It’s a very short walk but the picturesque pine trees make for a pleasant photo stop on our drive down to Melbourne. I’d expect it to look even more stunning in the golden glow of autumn or covered in a blinding white bed of winter snow.

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A little town called Berry

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Just two hours drive south of Sydney leads us to Berry, a small town filled with some of the cutest and quaintest shops you’ll ever find. The mayor of this town must have declared that every shop pass a ‘cuteness’ test before it is deemed fit for business. Berry is my kind of town. I could wander into every shop and get lost in all the knick-knackery there is for sale. I must admit that the name in itself added extra brownie points.
I love that the people of Berry care enough to make their town look pretty and attractive. Berry, you’ve found yourself a place in my heart!

Sea of yellow

One of my absolute favourite thing in the world is a field of flowers, any flower. There’s something wild and free about a field of flowers, and I could watch them forever. Bright yellow canola fields that stretch on for miles into the horizon makes for one memorable country road drive. Definitely one of the best things I’ve seen in my life.

Megalong Valley

One of my absolute favourite places in the Blue Mountains is Megalong Valley. We discovered it over Easter when I was craving for some good wholesome scones baked fresh in mountain air, and Megalong Tearooms certainly surpassed our expectations. It’s often hard to believe that it’s only an hour and a half away from Sydney, but I guess what they say about the Blue Mountains being Sydney’s big backyard is true. It’s our little haven away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

We are going back this weekend to explore other parts of the mountains and tick off Bucket List number 3, finally something to get things rolling 😉