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A Girls Weekend in Sydney

Sydney is the first stop for most travellers when they come to Australia, yet despite growing up not far north, in Brisbane, I felt like I hardly knew the city. I’ve visited on a childhood trip with my family, a few work trips and a couple of weekenders, but felt like I was missing what made Sydney so special. Since I moved to Melbourne from … Continue reading A Girls Weekend in Sydney

Reflecting on my 2015 Travel Resolutions

Confession time: I re-read my 2015 Travel Resolutions post maybe twice this year. And when I did? “Slow down, crazy!” were pretty much the only thoughts that popped into my head. At the start of the year, I made a very ambitious list of “travel resolutions” for 2015. Re-reading the list now, I have to giggle at how much I was planning to squeeze into … Continue reading Reflecting on my 2015 Travel Resolutions

Complete Guide to Whale Watching in Sydney

With such a spectacular harbour, whale watching is a must for Sydneysiders and visitors to the city. Whether it is an organised cruise or a coastal trek, there are plenty of opportunities to catch a glimpse of these magnificent creatures. WHAT WHALES YOU WILL SEE East Coast Humpback Whales – This is the most common whale you will see when in Sydney. Southern Right Whales – … Continue reading Complete Guide to Whale Watching in Sydney

25 Free Things to do in Sydney

Sydney is a gorgeous, vibrant city but damn it’s expensive. Every time I visit, I find myself cringing at how much money just seems to fly out of my hands. Luckily, there’s a tonne of awesome free things to do! Pin this awesome list from NeoMam Studios to avoid the hip pocket hurt next time you visit. I’ve only been to Manly Beach, Shelly Beach and … Continue reading 25 Free Things to do in Sydney

Cocktails under the Sydney Opera House

It was a scorching summer’s day when we arrived in Sydney. We were staying in Glebe and the air in the busy, dusty street felt thick, so we made our first stop of our weekend somewhere much cooler – by the water in front of the Sydney Opera House, at Opera Bar. Naturally, drinks were overpriced, but this is to be expected: a) In Australia … Continue reading Cocktails under the Sydney Opera House

Manly Wine Bar, Sydney

Manly is Sydney’s sanctuary with more bars and beaches than you can poke a stick at. Accessible by the famous Manly ferry, this little slice of paradise is no secret. In fact, Shelly Beach, further down the end of the string of beaches, was rated #7 as Australia’s Top Travel Secrets by Australian Traveller, so it’s fair to say that the secret is out. We stopped … Continue reading Manly Wine Bar, Sydney

Secret Sydney: Shelly Beach, Manly

Mainland Sydney can be overwhelming. Luckily, Sydney is a city of a thousand faces. After spending an hour and a half battling with dysfunctional and expensive public transport we reached Circular Quay and crammed onto the Manly Ferry with the tourist hordes. Manly is on Sydney’s north shore and is a half hour ferry trip from Circular Quay, or a twenty minute trip on the … Continue reading Secret Sydney: Shelly Beach, Manly