When I told people that we were heading overseas during the Christmas holidays, they usually looked at me like I was crazy. I get it. Why would I escape an Australian summer for a Northern hemisphere winter? Most people wouldn’t. It does sound rather crazy. And maybe I am, a little. But, when people in
Last weekend we hired a car. Mostly to go to IKEA, but also to get out of the city for a bit. Living (and working) in the concrete jungle, I often crave getting out of Melbourne and away from the tall buildings and large crowds. I was keen to go for a big walk in
Marysville is a quaint little town full of Autumn leaves, flowing waterfalls, and beautiful art. In 2009, this small town was devastated by bush fires. Lives were lost, homes and buildings were destroyed, and the locals were left reeling in the wake of it. This day has since been called Black Saturday. Visiting today, it
I can’t believe we’ve been in Melbourne for five whole years, and never once visited Wilsons Prom. Until now. In desperate need of an escape from the city, we hired a car and made the 2.5 hour drive to Wilsons Promontory National Park, fully immersing ourselves in nature. Wilsons Prom is nothing short of magical.
The state of Victoria is home to three wonderful and very different zoo experiences: Melbourne Zoo showcases a wide range of animals from all over the world; Healesville Sanctuary lets you get up close and personal with Australian wildlife, and Werribee Zoo offers an African safari just a short drive away from the city. This
One evening, as I was falling into the rabbit hole that is Instagram, I stumbled upon the beautiful account of Happy Glamper, a business that offers beautiful tent and caravan experiences, also known as glamping in the Mornington Peninsula area. I immediately decided that I just had to go glamping, and booked us in for
Banff is a glorious town in Alberta, Canada; only about a half-hour drive from majestic Lake Louise — or around an hour if you take the bus. We spent three nights in this amazing alpine town in the month of January, where temperatures sat around -15 degrees C. Thermal boots were a requirement, along with
Famous for its sweeping landscapes, friendly locals, award-winning wineries, and extreme sports; the South Island of New Zealand is a travellers paradise, and only a short flight from Australia. Hailing from the South Island myself, you may think I am slightly biased in my love for the place…and you may be right, but here are