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

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

Melbourne Daytrip: Ballarat & Sovereign Hill

The best thing about moving to Victoria is the hundreds of day trip options within a short drive of Melbourne. This weekend, my boyfriend & I drove to Ballarat to check out the famous Goldfields town and the Winter Wonderlights show at Sovereign Hill, an open-air museum. In an hour and fifteen minutes, we’d left the city behind for the historic city of Ballarat. The Goldfields … Continue reading Melbourne Daytrip: Ballarat & Sovereign Hill

Winter Wonderlights at Sovereign Hill

The tiny state of Victoria is made for day trippers. In one day from Melbourne, you could drive part of the Great Ocean Road, sip sparkling wine in the Yarra Valley, hike among the wildflowers in the Dandenongs, hit the beach on the Mornington Peninsula, quaff Pinot Noir in Red Hill, or explore Australia’s gold mining history in the Goldfields. On the weekend, I did … Continue reading Winter Wonderlights at Sovereign Hill