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Spicing it up at the Fremantle Chilli Festival

by Dean Wickham November 1, 2014 Australia
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When it comes to spicy food, I’ll try it. It doesn’t really matter what it is. If it’s got chilli in it, I will probably give it a go. I just love the stuff. I love the flavour; I love the sensation it leaves in my mouth. I even love the look of it. So [...]

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Lindemans Winery in the Hunter Valley, Australia

by Dean Wickham November 16, 2013 Australia
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Today’s travel photo is of the vineyard at Lindemans Winery in the Hunter Valley, Australia. The Hunter Valley is New South Wales’ premier wine region, and also one of the best in Australia. Being wine lovers, my wife and I were in heaven as we travelled through this beautiful region tasting all kinds of amazing [...]

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Wine tasting in the Barossa Valley and camping at Parham, South Australia

by Dean Wickham May 8, 2013 Australia
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When we left our campsite one cool morning in Eden Valley, South Australia, we were excited. It was wine tasting time again! Today we were heading to the Barossa Valley, Australia’s premier wine growing region. We had gone a little overboard when we were in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, and since we [...]

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Wine Tasting in the Hunter Valley, Australia

by Dean Wickham March 18, 2013 Australia
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The Hunter Valley is a beautiful area inland from Newcastle on the central coast of New South Wales. The area is one of Australia’s premier wine growing regions, and since we just happened to be travelling through the Hunter Valley on our Great Australian Road Trip, we kind of had to stop to do some [...]

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Wine Tasting and a Picnic in Maleny, Australia

by Dean Wickham June 1, 2012 Australia
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For Veronika’s birthday this year, she decided that she wanted to go and do some wine tasting. When most people think of Australia, wine generally doesn’t come to mind, however the country has many excellent wine regions such as the Barossa Valley in South Australia, the Hunter Valley in New South Wales and Margaret River in [...]

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Spending the day in Greve in Chianti, Italy

by Dean Wickham March 14, 2012 Destinations
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Since we had picked up our rental car from Florence the day before, we were now free to go and explore  Tuscany. Our Tuscan villa was located about 30km South of Florence near the town of Figline Valdarno, which is located very close to the famous Chianti wine growing region. So for our first day [...]

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Eating it up in Sorrento

by Dean Wickham June 7, 2011 Destinations
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The town of Sorrento is located on the Sorrento Peninsula, on the southern end of the Bay of Naples. It is a popular tourist destination due to the beauty of it’s location, and it’s close proximity to Naples, Pompeii, The isle of Capri and the Amalfi Coast. This made it a perfect location to base ourselves while [...]

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