About Ann Rickard

Ann Rickard is a Noosa (Australia) local and author of six successful books, all humorous travel narratives. In 2005 Ann won the prestigious ASTW’s Australian Travel Writer of the Year and in 2007 she won the ASTW Travel Book of the Year. Ann takes a culinary tour to the South of France in June every year . Ann writes travel, dining and columns for the Sunshine Coast Daily and is the Life editor of the Noosa News. Ann also maintains a well read and popular blog site. Ann’s travels have seen her explore cuisines all over the world.



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Talking Good Stuff

August 18th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

In Italy, we ate more truffles than anyone decently should. This expensive of all the world’s delicacies was abundant in the medieval towns of San Gimignano and Montalcino, and we have had it in unashamed lavishness on top of pizzas and over spaghetti


Beware the Florentine Steak.

August 10th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

In Italy when it comes to trattorias, what you first see is not always what you get. A modest place


Together Until Dawn

August 4th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

After a while I went back to the villa, put the television on to CNN and watched the machinations of Donald Trump. Just as entertaining as Remos


Greek Holiday – Part 2

August 1st, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

Ann concludes her two-part series from the Greek Islands. * Is there such a thing as an unspoilt Greek Island?


Hair Cuts While Travelling

July 31st, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

Travelling overseas for a few long months is a pleasure and an indulgence, and I deserve it. That’s what I


Greek Holiday – Part 1

July 31st, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

But there is the glimmer of hope. Soula and her family have kept things simple on their patch of paradise and have not given in to the offers to buy them out. Their villas are still immaculate, the family welcoming.



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