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Top 10 things to do with kids in Lorne

Lorne with Kids – Top 10 Things to See + Do

Whether you are heading down Great Ocean Road for a day trip, a weekend escape or a longer adventure, spending some time in Lorne is always a great idea. It’s an amazingly family friendly destination with things to see and do for kids (and grownups) of all ages. I’ve rounded up our Top 10 recommendations for activities in Lorne with…

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port fairy light house - Weekend travel guide

Escape to Port Fairy – A Weekend Travel Guide

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most scenic coastal drives in the world, it’s really a must do experience if you are visiting Victoria. With beautiful beaches, spectacular vistas, lush forests and wild life encounters, it’s really a journey you will never forget. But there is a little hidden gem waiting for you at the end of the…

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Tropical island day trip - Sabah Malaysia

A Day of Island Hopping in Sabah, Malaysia

When I imagine an island paradise I picture clear turquoise water teeming with sea-life and lush tropical vegetation, lazy days spent snorkeling and enjoying fresh seafood feasts with ocean views. The islands that make up the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park do a good job of ticking all those boxes, with the convenience of being only a a short 15…

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Steam train - North borneo railway Sabah Malaysia

Trains, Tiffins & Temples – All Aboard the North Borneo Railway

I’ve always enjoyed train journeys, maybe it’s the gentle rocking motion and the rhythmic clack-ity-clack of the rails that I find comforting, like a type of meditation, or a primal reminder of the comfort and safety of my mother’s womb. Or maybe it’s that I’m a hopeless nostalgic that romanticises the idea of ‘The Grand Tour’, back in the day…

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Singapore - Chinatown tour

Singapore: A Foodie Tour of Chinatown

Singapore’s historic Chinatown is a vibrant mix of old and new. Colonial shop houses, restored and painted in candy hues, are home to traditional stores and cool cafes. The streets bustle with tourists looking for cheap colourful souvenirs as well as locals going about their daily business. You’ll find temples, markets and lots of opportunities to eat. There’s no better…

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A tour of Little india Singapore

SINGAPORE: The colours of Little India

As soon as I booked our trip to Singapore, the one place that I really wanted to visit was Little India. Singapore is a melting pot of cultures having no less than four official languages: English, Mandarin, Malay & Tamil, and through it’s history has attracted people from all over the world that now call Singapore home. Due to it’s…

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Melbournes best local beaches

Best Melbourne Beaches – Where you’ll find the Locals this Summer

Melbourne may be best known for it’s laneways, street art and coffee culture, but on hot days you’ll find most Melbournians hanging out at the beach. Melbourne has hundreds of kilometers of suburban bayside beaches starting in the west at Point Cook, and extending all the way round Port Phillip Bay to Frankston in the south. Sure, you won’t find…

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textile shopping in Dubai mypoppet.com.au

Textile Shopping in Dubai

Those of you that know me fairly well know that I kinda have a thing for fabric, I have a whole room full of it in fact. So many things about textiles rock my world, the colours, patterns and textures are just a feast for the senses, and of course there is the marvelous inherent potential that every piece of…

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10 Things to do in Dubai for 10 Dirhams or Less mypoppet.com.au

10 Things to do in Dubai for 10 Dirhams or Less

Dubai has a reputation for being a playground for the rich and famous; boasting the world’s only 7 star hotel and more luxury cars than you can poke a stick at, you’d be forgiven for thinking that you need to take out a second mortgage to holiday here. There is no denying that this city does a fantastic job of…

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