PAULA AND GORDON

“We” are Gordon and Paula, and we have been travelling together for 12 years, and independently for a… • Read More »

WORK WITH US

   Contented Traveller is a Travel Business. As such we like to work with other businesses on mutually… • Read More »

MEDIA KIT

Media Kit, February, 2015 We are Paula and Gordon, who are apparently Baby Boomers. We are destination and… • Read More »

PUBLISHED WORKS

The following are links to published works written by Contented Traveller for other travel sites and magazines: Named… • Read More »


Swim between the bloody flags on Australian beaches

Swim between the bloody flags on Australian beaches

Everyone wants to go to the beach in Australia, and why wouldn’t you. We have beaches everywhere because we are an island, and our population mostly lives around the coastline. We are predominantly a beach culture because our beaches are amazing, the weather is amazing, and our lifestyle is amazing. Now I have your attention […]

Lux at Sun Island Suites, Gua Gong, Bali

Lux at Sun Island Suites, Gua Gong, Bali

Sun Island Suites, Gua Gong, Bali There has been an increased demand for luxury high-end accommodation options in Bali. This has come from many sources, and particularly from the domestic Indonesian markets who adore Bali, and also from the European and US markets who have just discovered this amazing island of the Gods. They are […]

Don’t get into cars with strangers.

Don’t get into cars with strangers.

“Don’t get into cars with strangers.” We all grew up hearing this sage advice from our parents, and then we repeated this to our children and on and on these pearls of wisdom go. So why do we get into cars with strangers when we travel, without a backward glance, except maybe once or twice, at […]

Miso Soup in Japan

Miso Soup in Japan

One of the things that we look forward to on our annual pilgrimage to Nozawa Onsen, is Miso Soup in Japan. It is amazing but the soup can vary from place to place with each person having their own style with this very healthy soup. Even having miso soup in -20celsius temperature is delicious even if […]

A Cafe that Gives Back: The Laughing Goat Cafe

A Cafe that Gives Back: The Laughing Goat Cafe

In the Chinese Year of the Goat, it seems very appropriate that we write about a favourite coffee shop of ours, The Laughing Goat Cafe. Located in Kogarah, a southern suburb of Sydney and close to the airport, this is a clever cafe that gives back to the community. We first discovered The Laughing Goat […]

Sun Island Boutique Villas and Spa – Seminyak, Bali

Sun Island Boutique Villas and Spa – Seminyak, Bali

Sun Island Boutique Villas and Spa – Seminyak, Bali Choosing a villa rather than a hotel is becoming a very popular trend in Bali. Getting a villa in the very heart of the trendy and bustling Seminyak and  an easy walk to the famous Double Six beaches, is a definite find. This is where we have […]

Don’t be afraid to ask a question? #wkendtravelinspiration

Don’t be afraid to ask a question? #wkendtravelinspiration

Don’t be afraid to ask a question? If you don’t ask, then you already know the answer. It is no. If a baby cries, they are asking for something, and the answer would rarely be no. If they are hungry, they ask for food in their inimitable way, and the answer will mostly be yes. […]

Hotel Review: Sydney’s Cambridge Hotel

Hotel Review: Sydney’s Cambridge Hotel

Sydney’s Cambridge Hotel  is all about its location. Situated right in the heart of Surry Hills, which is a mix of residential and commercial premises, this is an ideal base to explore the beautiful area and the city of Sydney, Australia. There are so many very unique cafes and boutiques in this trendy area of Sydney. […]

Our Food Trip at Conrad Bali

Our Food Trip at Conrad Bali

Food was a very significant part of stay at Conrad Bali. We were wined, dined, given picnics, high afternoon teas, had a master chef make us a romantic dinner, had choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the various restaurants located within the expansive and stunning grounds of Conrad Bali. We have always maintained that […]

Why Do the Japanese Love Cute? or Kawai-i

Why Do the Japanese Love Cute? or Kawai-i

It is pretty easy to note that the Japanese people in general do cute very well. The Japanese love their cute little toys and their cute little memorabilia. It would also be a stretch not to have recognized such iconic cute things like “Hello Kitty”. Japan is Kawai-i and Kawai-i is the cute Factor. Kawai-i is actually a […]