One Perfect Weekend in Melbourne

Last week, I got coffee with my little sister and her boyfriend’s family from Norway. They were only in Melbourne for a few days and were eager to tick off all the “must-do” sights. “What is the #1 thing you must do in Melbourne?” they asked. I came up blank. Where do you start? Melbourne is not a city with a few “must see” sights … Continue reading One Perfect Weekend in Melbourne

Where to eat and drink in Southbank, Melbourne

Melbourne’s Southbank promenade stretches along the Yarra River, shaded by pretty plane trees that change with the season. It’s dotted with street performers and knocks your socks off with stellar views of the most striking city in Australia. Yep, Southbank sounds like the perfect tourist trap. A victim of its own success, Southbank has a reputation for overpriced and unimaginative restaurants cashing in on the … Continue reading Where to eat and drink in Southbank, Melbourne

Quick Guide to Eating & Drinking in Hobart

Tasmania has built its reputation as a foodie destination on the back of hardworking salmon & oyster industries, distilleries and wineries. My first trip to the “Apple Isle” was to the capital, for a weekend of eating & drinking in Hobart. Salamanca Market The Salamanca Market is one of the biggest open-air markets in the world. Every Saturday, between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm, more than … Continue reading Quick Guide to Eating & Drinking in Hobart

Top Tips for Planning a Trip to San Francisco

San Francisco is the first destination I ever dreamed of visiting, and in many ways it is responsible for my first bite from the travel bug – and I’m sure I’m not the only one. When you visit a city as iconic as San Francisco, where do you start? How do you experience a mix of the legendary attractions you’ve been dreaming about, while still … Continue reading Top Tips for Planning a Trip to San Francisco

One Perfect Day in Budapest

I’ve visited many beautiful cities in Europe that I loved dearly, but none have captivated as much as the capital of Hungary. To spend a day in Budapest is to momentarily leave reality and enter in to a fairy-tale world! Teeming with gorgeous neo-gothic architecture, delicious street food, and lively bars, we show you how to spend the perfect day in this incredible city. Continue reading One Perfect Day in Budapest

A Quick Guide to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

I’m heading to the Caribbean later this year, and have started researching the seemingly endless options of beautiful islands and towns to visit. As part of Hipmunk’s City Love campaign, today I’m introducing the sunny holiday hot spot, Punta Cana. Sparkling, crystal-clear waters, perfect year-round beach weather and powdery white sand beaches has made Punta Cana  a popular holiday destination since the 1970s, but rarely do … Continue reading A Quick Guide to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic