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

Hobart Waterfront Tasmania HERO

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

Stay in the Dandenongs: An Dreamy AirBnB Loft & Spa

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 Stay in the Dandenongs: An Dreamy AirBnB Loft & Spa

Hot Chocolate Hash Specialty Coffee Hardware Lane Melbourne

Notes from a Winter Weekend in Melbourne

My boyfriend and I almost spent the weekend in Sydney, but I’m so glad we decided to stay in Melbourne instead. It’s been a few weeks since we’ve both been in town on the weekend and given that we don’t see much of each other during the week, I was really excited to have a relaxing weekend wandering around Melbourne. Eating: Deluxe Jaffles at Bad … Continue reading Notes from a Winter Weekend in Melbourne

Heathcote Goldfields Victoria

A Day in the Goldfields for Heathcote on Show

I strongly advise against staying out till the early hours of the morning the night before you go wine tasting. Poor life choices and dusty heads aside, my friend Liv and I still had a great day driving around the Goldfields on Saturday. Our plan was to visit wineries in Heathcote, for the Heathcote on Show festival, have lunch at Mason’s in nearby Bendigo and … Continue reading A Day in the Goldfields for Heathcote on Show

Autumn leaves South Melbourne

Notes from a Winter Weekend in Melbourne

I had a particularly busy weekend this weekend, and despite feeling a bit like I just burned through money all weekend long it was nice to bounce from one activity to another, giving me plenty of excuses to get out of the house. One of the biggest challenges of living in Melbourne (apart from the brutal winter winds) is that there is always so much to do! … Continue reading Notes from a Winter Weekend in Melbourne

Vegan Brunch in Melbourne: Matcha Mylk Bar, St Kilda

If you’d told me a year ago that I’d wait 30+ minutes for brunch at a vegan cafe, I would have choked on my poached eggs. I’m pretty dependent on a classic flat white + poached eggs + avocado combo on a Saturday morning, but I was rewarded when we branched out for a super healthy brunch in St Kilda at Matcha Mylk Cafe on … Continue reading Vegan Brunch in Melbourne: Matcha Mylk Bar, St Kilda