Hello readers,

 

Just a quick note to let you know that I off travelling again.

 

I heading to the US on Saturday to attend the MadWorld conference in San Diego. After the conference I am meeting J in Texas, where we will have a look around Austin and Houston, before we drive into Louisiana for stays in Lafayette and New Orleans. It is then onto (by plane) to Savannah, Georgia and then Charleston, South Carolina.

 

I know I won’t have time to blog while away, so the best way to keep up-to-date as to what I am eating, seeing and doing is to like the Hold the Peas Facebook page, or follow me on Twitter @holdthepeas.

 

Cheers,
Em

When researching places to eat in a different city or country I can spend hours on Urbanspoon and reading blog reviews. For our quick weekend to Canberra, I took a different approach. I asked the Canberra folk on Twitter for their recommendations.

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A lot of you would know that J travels a fair bit for work. When he does, we occasionally make the most of it and I join him for a weekend away.

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The lady behind the name is no longer at the helm, but I was still very happy when J told me we were booked into Annie Smithers Bistrot on our night away in Kyneton.

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J, being a wise man, decided to book us a night away in the midst our bathroom renovation. We were tired of the dust and dirt, and a tad over having tradies in our house (especially on weekends).

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This post covers the two nights I recently had in Hobart catching up with my brother, The Mole.

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Once again I was able to use Frequent Flyer points (45, 000) to upgrade my Premium Economy ticket to Business class for my flight home (QF94) from LAX.

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Leaving Strahan we headed in a vaguely easterly direction on the road to Queenstown.

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On landing and disembarking half an hour late at LAX after the long flight, everyone who had a connecting flight was given their boarding pass in a bright orange express pass holder, and once in the immigration hall, directed to the so called express lane.

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My flight from Sydney to Los Angeles was on a Qantas A380, and after spending time in the lounge, I headed down to the gate, ready to board.

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Our three night package at the Lake House in Daylesford included breakfast each morning, an eight course degustation on new years’ eve and a three course dinner on one other night.

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After a busy Christmas to top off another busy year, J and I booked ourselves into the Lake House at Daylesford for some r’n'r before the madness started all over again in 2013.

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My flight home from Auckland after two nights in Hawkes Bay was in business class, row 2, seat C, on the aisle.

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To get to the Qantas Business Lounge at Auckland airport, turn right after security and go past the duty free shops and then up the escalators. The doors are directly in front of you. The First lounge is also here, requiring a left turn once you have gone through the doors

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