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Top 10 things to do with kids in Lorne

Top 10 Things to do in Lorne with Kids

Whether you are heading down the 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…

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Botanical Gardens Melbourne Autumn

Where to see the best Autumn Colours in Melbourne

Ask any Melbournian what their favourite season is, and I can guarantee most will say Autumn. We love our distinctive seasons down here in Melbourne, and as the shadows get longer and the air gets crisper, it’s the perfect opportunity to layer up, get outdoors, and enjoy the stunning displays of turning leaves in March, April and May. A Melbourne…

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Family travel guide Universal Studios Singapore - mypoppet.com.au

The Ultimate Guide to Universal Studios Singapore for Families

Universal Studios Singapore is a must visit attraction if you are travelling to Singapore with kids. As theme parks go, there’s something here for every member of the family to enjoy, no matter what age. On our most recent trip to Singapore this January, we spent a day at Universal Studios Singapore and had a great time. If you are…

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Great Ocean Road Anglesea Travel Guide - mypoppet.com.au

Family Fun in Anglesea – Where to Stay, Eat & Play

The small seaside town of Anglesea is often overlooked by visitors road tripping down the Great Ocean Road on their way to Lorne or further afield. But with some of the best beaches in the area it’s really not to be missed. This sleepy town is a relaxing 1.5 hr drive from Melbourne making it the perfect distance for a…

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Tasmania Driving holiday intinerary

Exploring Tasmania’s East Coast – Road Trip Itinerary

When your Mother-in-law offers to look after the kiddo for a whole week so you and your significant other can have a child-free break, you say “Thank you” and then scramble to your laptop and book flights to Tassie immediately! Well that’s what I did anyway. As much a I love travelling as a family, sometimes just getting away as…

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Top 5 things to do with Kids in Greenwich

London with Kids – Top 5 Reasons to visit Greenwich

It’s been a while since Emma and I visited London, almost two years in fact. But because we were there for three whole weeks, we actually did a ton of fun stuff that I never got around to blogging about. In the next few months I’ll be sharing more about our past travels around the globe (and locally), because not…

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Where to eat in Lorne - Great Ocean Road VIC - mypoppet.com.au

Where to Eat in Lorne – A tasty mini-guide

There’s lots of great food to be found along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road and on our recent visit to Lorne we enjoyed many noteworthy meals. I passed some cafe and restaurant recommendations on to a food blogging friend that visited last week, and she ‘LOVED’ my tips (her word not mine). I thought it was only fair to share the…

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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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