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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

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

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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

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 weekend spent between the waves and wineries. I was brought crashing … Continue reading Day Trip from Melbourne: Wine & Sunshine on the Mornington Peninsula

The Great Escape: 4 Days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast

Stressed? Burnt out? Bogged down in the winter blues? Prescribe yourself an extra long weekend in Queensland. In four days, I got the dose of sunshine, blue skies and blessed humidity that I’ve been missing in chilly, drizzly Melbourne. Before last weekend, I’d never considered squeezing in time in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast in one trip. When friends from Melbourne asked … Continue reading The Great Escape: 4 Days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast