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  • Top 5 Things To Do In Melbourne's Vibrant CBD

    Top 5 Things To Do In Melbourne's Vibrant CBD By Kate

    Sep 25, 2016 Guest Blogs

    Ok, let's be honest, there are numerous of terrific places in Melbourne that you definitely need to see. It's impossible to mention all of them in one article. But what is achievable is to introduce you to five great things, so you will experience the vib…

  • Best of Sydney: Top 5 Adventures

    Best of Sydney: Top 5 Adventures By Matt Milstead

    Oct 1, 2015 Guest Blogs

    If you plan to visit Sydney, you’re in for an unforgettable treat. With its incredibly diverse blend of ethnicity and culture, its thriving music, theatre and art industries and its captivating charm, this South Pacific treasure offers endless opportuniti…

  • Fireside Chat With Andrew Daddo About The Lucky Country

    Fireside Chat With Andrew Daddo About The Lucky Country

    Jul 5, 2015 Travel Experts

    We sit down and interview Andrew Daddo about his brand new TV show The Lucky Country, Sprite the chicken and his worst travel moment.

  • Phillip Island Day Trip With The Smallest Penguins In The World

    Phillip Island Day Trip With The Smallest Penguins In The World

    Jun 24, 2015 Victoria

    Located about 90 minutes southeast from Melbourne, Phillip Island is easily accessible by car. This island was surprisingly chocked full of things to do, and in 1 day we visited a heritage farm, koala conservation centre, seal sightseeing, and spotted the…

  • Melbourne’s Helicopter Tour: 1 Step To Feel Like a Celebrity

    Melbourne’s Helicopter Tour: 1 Step To Feel Like a Celebrity

    May 8, 2015 Victoria

    Have you ever experienced the thrill of a private helicopter flight? Follow our experience to find out everything you need to know before stepping foot on the tarmac. Or just enjoy our incredibly beautiful photos that you won’t find from any other vantage…

  • Great Ocean Road 2-Day Drive: 8 Places You Have To Stop

    Great Ocean Road 2-Day Drive: 8 Places You Have To Stop

    May 2, 2015 Victoria

    Originally our plans to visit the Twelve Apostles were only for a day trip, but considering we yearned to explore the scenic Great Ocean Road we quickly devised a spontaneous overnighter and decided 2 days would be best. Find out where you should stop on …

  • 10 Things To Do With Kids In Melbourne

    10 Things To Do With Kids In Melbourne

    Apr 29, 2015 Victoria

    There are so many things to do with kids in Melbourne, Australia, where were we going to start? Well, this list is a handy starting point which covers theme parks, beaches and day trips. Enjoy!

  • 5 Reasons To Love Melbourne

    5 Reasons To Love Melbourne

    Apr 28, 2015 Victoria

    Melbourne is a steaming melting pot of cultures from around the world. The weather is unpredictable and can be down right horrid at times, but it’s still easy to see why people fall in love with Melbourne. After all, we did.

  • 5 Deadliest Australian Animals: Can You Eat Them?

    5 Deadliest Australian Animals: Can You Eat Them?

    Apr 10, 2015 Victoria

    We recently wrote a post about Australia’s cutest animals and answered the tough questions… like could you could eat them. Well, there are plenty of other animals in Australia that are not so cute. Ones that we hope never to meet in the wild… but it would…

  • 9 Cutest Australian Animals: Can You Eat Them?

    9 Cutest Australian Animals: Can You Eat Them?

    Apr 7, 2015 Victoria

    Australia is blessed with an abundant array of unique animals, especially cute ones. But what may surprise you is that some of them are perfectly edible. Find out what beautiful creatures make it onto the dinner plate around Australia.

  • Rottnest Day Trip: Only Place In The World For That Elusive #QuokkaSelfie

    Rottnest Day Trip: Only Place In The World For That Elusive #QuokkaSelfie

    Mar 28, 2015 Western Australia

    We’ve been to the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Hawaii and Greek islands. But I must admit Rottnest is a serious contender for the best island we’ve been to anywhere in the world. There is still one thing that eludes me, a selfie photo with one of the local res…

  • Victoria

    Victoria

    Mar 22, 2015 Destinations

    Victoria is home to the city of Melbourne and the birthplace of Australian Rules football. Find out what else we got up to.

  • Renowned Australian Wineries – Where To Get The Best Wine In Australia

    Renowned Australian Wineries – Where To Get The Best Wine In Australia By Steve Grant

    Mar 27, 2014 Guest Blogs

    Using more than 100 different types of grapes, the more than 2,400 wineries of Australia are known throughout the world for producing exceptional quality brew across 65 different wine regions.

  • What Are The Best Australian Breweries?

    What Are The Best Australian Breweries? By Steve Grant

    Mar 26, 2014 Guest Blogs

    When it comes to beer, there are few countries that take both its production and consumption as seriously as the Land Down Under. Australian breweries are known for their long lineage, highly refined production methods and large quantity of ale they produ…

  • The Ultimate Guide To A Weekend In Australia’s Margaret River Wine Region & Dunsborough

    The Ultimate Guide To A Weekend In Australia’s Margaret River Wine Region & Dunsborough

    Mar 12, 2014 Western Australia

    We have been visiting the Margaret River wine region for decades now and it’s the perfect place to spend a few nights or even a couple weeks. This guide includes a quick overview of the area as well as tips on the best places to eat and where you can find…

  • 5 Inspiring Places To Visit In Townsville

    5 Inspiring Places To Visit In Townsville By Susan Packer

    Feb 26, 2014 Guest Blogs

    North Queensland is home to the tropical destination of Townsville. Come and find 5 inspiring places to visit during your next visit.

  • Is Australia Really That Expensive?

    Is Australia Really That Expensive?

    Feb 19, 2014 Western Australia

    While we have been travelling the world we became aware that life on the road was cheaper than we first expected. We started saving money instead of spending it all. We read an article in 2013 that announced our hometown of Perth was now the 10th most exp…

  • What Do They Eat In The Land Down Under?

    What Do They Eat In The Land Down Under?

    Jan 27, 2014 Western Australia

    I was born and raised in Australia. And while we have a large influence from Britain and the US on our food, we have managed to come up with some culinary icons that are truly ours. When you head to Australia, like any other country, make sure you try out…

  • Western Australia

    Western Australia

    Dec 5, 2013 Destinations

    Western Australia is our original home. We built our house here, had our kids here and some of our family still live here. Will we ever see WA as the tourists do? Or was it just my old hometown, filled with the mundane lifestyle of being “home”?

  • Before the Blog

    Before the Blog

    Jun 14, 2012 Who Are We?

    While the blog started with our new digital nomad journey, the travels did not. Here is a quick overview of where we've been and what's shaping our decisions.