What to Pack 1 Week Tokyo

What to pack for 1 Week in Tokyo

My boyfriend and I spent last week in Tokyo and, admittedly, I didn’t pack until the night before. Packing is the biggest chore in any trip. I hate feeling like I’ve forgotten something but I also feel really silly when I over-pack, especially since lugging around too much stuff wrecks havoc on my neck and shoulders.  Luckily I didn’t forget anything because I wrote lists of … Continue reading What to pack for 1 Week in Tokyo

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Day Trip from Melbourne: Wine & Sunshine on the Mornington Peninsula

Day Trip from Melbourne: Wine & Sunshine on the Mornington Peninsula The Mornington Peninsula has won the geographical lottery. Fringed with beaches and filled with wineries, the peninsula is quickly becoming my favourite destination for day trips from Melbourne. When I started planning a weekend away on the Mornington Peninsula with my boyfriend and our friends; Bianca, Chris, Julie and Michael, I was envisioning a … Continue reading Day Trip from Melbourne: Wine & Sunshine on the Mornington Peninsula

Golden Hour at Top of the Rock View Midtown NYC

Golden Hour at the Top of the Rock

It’s hard to appreciate the magnitude of New York City from the ground. Unless you’re going to fork out for a chopper ride over the city, you’ve got three major observation decks to choose from: The Empire State Building, the Top of the Rock or the newest of the three, the Freedom Tower. I spent an evening during golden hour at the Top of the … Continue reading Golden Hour at the Top of the Rock

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Whiskey, tater tots & mahjong in Chinatown NYC

The best way to see New York is on foot. My boyfriend and I would pick a couple of neighbourhoods for the day and I’d jot down a few addresses of any bars or attractions I wanted to see in the area. Sometimes we made it to those places, other times we didn’t and it didn’t matter. We just wandered around, seeing and hearing (and … Continue reading Whiskey, tater tots & mahjong in Chinatown NYC

NYC Date Night Midtown

NYC Date Night: Midtown Edition

It’s extremely rare that my boyfriend isn’t working on a weeknight so we made the most of it while we were in New York City. It was such a novelty to plan a date night on a Tuesday! This NYC date night isn’t super romantic – it was a pretty low-key evening exploring Midtown Manhattan, but I couldn’t have been happier. Whether it’s with someone … Continue reading NYC Date Night: Midtown Edition

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Why visit Hobart? Falling for the capital of the Apple Isle

Lots of cities are great on paper (and in magazines and movies) and yet disappoint in person. Rome, Berlin and London spring to mind for me, but it’s different for everyone. Then there are cities that don’t warrant their own bible-sized guidebook, yet seep under your skin and wriggle their way into your heart. Hobart, the state capital of Australia’s “Apple Isle”, is one of … Continue reading Why visit Hobart? Falling for the capital of the Apple Isle

Airbnb The Loft the Dandenongs

My first Airbnb: A loft with a view in The Dandenongs

Airbnb is a poster child for the sharing economy and has shaken up the travel industry. After working for a state tourism department during university, I was on the fence about Airbnb. I was curious about the affordable, beautiful rooms and apartments available but wondered what sort of impact  they’d have on local businesses, feeling that I should be supporting people who put their heart and … Continue reading My first Airbnb: A loft with a view in The Dandenongs