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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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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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Happy Birthday Luna Park! 103 Years Young

Do you share your birthday with a famous celebrity? I do, turns out Taylor Swift was born on the same day I was! But as fun as that little bit of trivia is, I doubt I’ll ever get to share a Birthday party with ‘Tay Tay’. Taylor Swift is ok I guess, but I was so much more delighted to…

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Spice Temple, Sydney CBD

On my recent visit to Sydney I had the pleasure of dinning at Neil Perry’s spectacular Asian offering, Spice Temple. Is there anything that Neil Perry doesn’t do well? It’s basement location feels like you are descending into a mysterious red lantern lit world reminiscent of a Shanghai club in the 1930’s, but with a modern twist. The entrance, a…

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Winter Weekend Away in Sydney – A Mini Travel Guide

When it comes to weekend winter escapes, Sydney should be on your radar. There is something for everyone, whether you are looking to spend some fun family time with the kids, or enjoy it with a group of friends and leave the kids at home. “Thanks to Destination NSW, Qantas and Rydges” I was lucky to be invited up for…

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Burger Project by Neil Perry, Sydney CBD

Put your hand up if you like a good burger? Well of course you do, who doesn’t? If you happen to find yourself in central Sydney like I did this past weekend, and are craving a good burger, you are in luck because Neil Perry’s Burger Project will quell your hunger pangs with their tasty offerings. Located in World Square…

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Glamping on Melbourne Central rooftop at St Jerome's Hotel

Melbourne’s New ‘Glamping’ Rooftop Hotel

When it comes to rooftop experiences, Melbourne has got it covered, you’ll find trendy types hanging out at rooftop bars, restaurants and cinemas around town. And now the rooftop scene is complete with the opening of a brand new accommodation concept – St Jerome’s The Hotel. From May 20, you can sleep under the stars in luxury camp style digs…

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Gramping in the Grampians + How to make S’mores

After months of renovating at home and living without a kitchen for over six months, I was looking forward to getting away from the construction chaos and enjoying some quiet time in the Grampians with Emma and my in-laws. Emma’s grandparents live over three hours away from us, so it’s always lovely when we can get together and just hang…

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My Brilliant Road Trip Escape…

Wow, it’s amazing how one brilliant weekend can re-light a spark that was almost forgotten. The tedium of my normal routine was making me a little glum, Emma is going through a challenging age, so you can’t blame a girl for wanting to escape for a few days. Thanks to Hyundai’s #BrilliantRoadTrip, my sister and I threw caution to the…

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