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A Long Weekend on the Gold Coast

Every time I go back to Queensland, I make a pact with my boyfriend to go back more often. After this past long weekend on the Gold Coast, we’ve made plans to go back once every three months next year! Melbourne has public holidays for not one, but two sporting events every year. In September, we get a long weekend for the AFL Final and in November, … Continue reading A Long Weekend on the Gold Coast

NGV Free Exhibition

5 Free Exhibitions to See Now at the NGV, Melbourne

It’s not often that you find a world class art gallery that’s as easy to visit as the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). Melbourne’s  fortress-like art museum has free entry and only charges admission for the annual summer blockbuster and winter masterpieces exhibitions. The NGV is the oldest major art gallery in Australia, founded before Australia as a nation even existed. The 2017 Winter Masterpieces … Continue reading 5 Free Exhibitions to See Now at the NGV, Melbourne

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Itinerary: One Day in Northern Tokyo

Tokyo is the biggest city in the world, so it makes sense to break the city into smaller regions to get the most out of your time. My itinerary for one day in Northern Tokyo covers Nishi-Nippori, Yanaka, Asakusa and Ueno and includes a variety of temples and shrines, shopping streets, charming neighbourhoods, Ueno Park and the magnificent Senso-Ji Temple. Morning: Temple Trail in Nishi-Nippori, … Continue reading Itinerary: One Day in Northern Tokyo

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Tokyo Photo Diary: Yanaka, Northern Tokyo

For a taste of Old Tokyo, head to Yanaka. This charming neighbourhood in Northern Tokyo has largely escaped the fires, earthquakes and WWII air raids that have flattened so much of the rest of the city and has one of the sweetest shopping strips in the city. Temple Trail in Nishi-Nippori & Yanaka We started at Nishi-Nippori station and wandered the backstreets of Nishi-Nippori, passing … Continue reading Tokyo Photo Diary: Yanaka, Northern Tokyo

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Wine-ing down in the Yarra Valley

Melbourne’s had some uncharacteristically pleasant weather lately, so I’m trying to make the most of it with as many weekend road trips around the state as possible. Both my boyfriend and I have pretty stressful jobs at the moment and with a long weekend along the Great Ocean Road on the cards already, we decided to make the most of the sunshine with a change … Continue reading Wine-ing down in the Yarra Valley

7 Things I Do in Every City I Visit…And the Things I Wish I Did

How do you get under a city’s skin? Without really meaning to, I’ve developed a bit of a ritual of working my way through the following 7 things that I do in every city I visit. There are always surprises and new experiences, but I find the following activities leave me with a fairly well-rounded experience of a new city. 7 Things I Do in … Continue reading 7 Things I Do in Every City I Visit…And the Things I Wish I Did

Intrepid Air Sea & Space museum NYC

Out of this world: The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, NYC

Let’s be honest: the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum would not have been my first choice of museums to visit in New York City. In fact, despite spending two months in the city, I wouldn’t have visited had it not been for my boyfriend, who was very excited to go. I was happy to tag along with him but between you and me (and … Continue reading Out of this world: The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, NYC