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.



Author Archives: Ann Rickard

Sending Daughter to The US

November 16th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

Another mass shooting in the US. More comforting but empty words about ‘thoughts and prayers’. More shaking of heads at


Rollings Stones in Lucca

November 12th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

Within minutes of tickets going on sale, they were gone. That’s the way it is when the Rolling Stones come


Melbourne Cup Day

November 5th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

So, it’s Melbourne Cup time of year. Just like Christmas it comes around quickly, doesn’t it? I have always had


Grandchildren

October 30th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

I really have no idea how it happens and I am not about to question it. But happen it does


Californian Wine Country

October 29th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

The loss of lives and destruction of homes and businesses in the Californian wine country has been terrible to watch.


TV Promos

October 28th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

As is the case with most promos for new shows that flash onto the television with annoying regularity, I didn’t



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