Dominique Portet Winery Yarra Valley

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

Sorrento Beach Mornington Peninsula Victoria

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

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

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

Domaine Chandon Yarra Valley

An Autumn Day Trip to the Yarra Valley

One of the best things about moving cities is having new regions to explore on weekends. Autumn is a great time of year in Victoria. Forty-degree heat waves and raging bushfires are a thing of the past but it is still warm enough to enjoy the outdoors. We took advantage of the beautiful weather and made a day trip to the Yarra Valley, one of Australia’s … Continue reading An Autumn Day Trip to the Yarra Valley

Dromana Beach Mornington Peninsula Victoria Australia

Day Trip to Dromana: Mornington Peninsula’s Prettiest Beach

I don’t know where I got the idea that Victoria isn’t much of a beachy state. Since I moved to Melbourne last year, I’m constantly surprised by the number of beautiful beaches and swimming spots surrounding the city. The Mornington Peninsula is one such beach hotspot, with more than thirty villages and stretches of beautiful coastline, providing seemingly endless options for an easy day trip … Continue reading Day Trip to Dromana: Mornington Peninsula’s Prettiest Beach

Sorrento Beach Mornington Peninsula

Day Trip to the Mornington Peninsula

A day trip to the Mornington Peninsula is easy from Melbourne. The peninsula is about an hour’s drive southeast of the city and has around 30 small towns and villages, numerous beaches and several award-winning wineries to visit. We took this trip in winter last year, but I’ve just realised I never got around to posting about it! Our first stop was Mornington, a small town … Continue reading Day Trip to the Mornington Peninsula