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Top 5 Free Things to do in Melbourne

Sometimes it’s fun to be a tourist in your own city, so every once in a while, Emma and I head into town and have a little adventure. It’s easy to take the place where you live for granted, so when you need a holiday (and can’t get out of town) why not try looking at your city, or town…

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Glamping Pod - Luxury camping in the Yarra Valley Victoria - mypoppet.com.au

Glamping Pods – A Luxury Camping Experience in the Yarra Valley

I’m always up for a little bit of adventure with a luxurious twist, so when the team from Park Lane Holiday Parks invited Emma and me to be the first people to try out their new Glamping Pods, we jumped at the opportunity. We’d previously had a great time camping in the park’s Eco Lotus Belle glamping tents, and couldn’t…

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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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There’s a Magical Redwood Forest in Warburton

The rain was setting in, but I wasn’t going to let it stop us from visiting on of Victoria’s best kept secrets, the magical Redwood Forest in East Warburton. I didn’t know about the forest before I’d booked our impromptu Spring escapade to Warburton, so it was a lovely surprise to discover another reason to visit this underrated little town….

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How to Afford your Dream Family Holiday - 5 Tips for planning and booking a vacation - mypoppet.com.au

How to Afford your Dream Family Holiday

Every time an ad for Disneyland comes on the telly, Emma turns to me and says, “let’s go mum!”, if only it was that easy. One day we’ll get to LA, but it’s not on the cards just yet. As a family we love to travel and explore the world. I was so lucky that as a child, my parents…

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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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Hepburn Springs Chalet – Family Friendly Budget Spa Weekend

It’s not often that the words ‘budget’ and ‘spa weekend’ sit comfortably in the same sentence, add ‘family friendly’ and you’d think I was pulling your leg. But I’m here to tell you that I’ve found a hidden gem, Hepburn Springs Chalet, in the heart of Victoria’s spa country, perfect for a family weekend escape which won’t break the bank….

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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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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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