Hotel Links

Hotel Links

All the stylish escapes with a sense of place that we’ve stayed in and loved lately. Quick links to recommended hotels, villas and apartments to help you plan your next trip. Please note this page contains some affiliate links. Read the site disclosure policy for more info. Greece The Alex Monte Kastella, Athens Mousses Lefkada … Read more

Adnate mural in Sheep Hills, Silo Art Trail

6 Must-Do Road Trips From Melbourne

With its vast and varying landscapes, Australia is a fantastic country to road trip and Victoria is no exception. We found some of the best road trips in Australia within hours of our home in Melbourne. From the Great Ocean Road (they don’t call it ‘Great’ for nothing) to Daylesford’s hot springs, Phillip Island’s famous … Read more

Silver Cross Jet travel buggy in Singapore

What To Do If Your Child Falls Ill Abroad

Is it just me or do children have special powers when it comes to falling ill at inopportune times? Like family holidays. They go downhill so fast too that one minute they’re merrily jumping in and out of the hotel pool and next minute you’re asking reception to book you a taxi to the nearest … Read more

Brim Silo by Guido van Helten, Silo Art Trail

Guide To Visiting The Silo Art Trail – Amazing Murals In Rural Victoria

Billed as Australia’s largest outdoor gallery, the Silo Art Trail is a collection of 8 decommissioned wheat silos in rural Victoria that have been transformed by international street artists. Large-scale murals depicting the local culture and community have been painted on the silos by world-renown artists in a bid to inject colour, creativity, intrigue and … Read more

Daytrip to Rottnest Island, Western Australia

8 Ways I Was A Happier & Healthier When Living In Australia!

As soon as the opening credits rolled I knew watching Love It or List It Australia was a terrible idea. Those first few glimpses of beachfront abodes, sprawling single-storey homes and gorgeous heritage terraces in Surry Hills had me pining for the all places we could have been living in Australia. Then, as the show … Read more

Bourke Street Bakery NYC

Best Aussie Cafés & Coffee Shops in New York

The Aussies have taken over the New York coffee scene and I for one could not be more pleased. Offering silky lattes that taste straight outta Melbourne and sourdough toast slathered in avocado, this bunch of Australian cafes and coffee shops in New York are the best places for coffee and brunch if you’re craving … Read more

Uluru Ayers Rock Australia

What To Do In Australia: 6 Incredible Holiday Itineraries

I was so lucky that during my 4 years living in Australia I had the chance to visit every state. This diverse, vast and downright beautiful sunburnt country has so much to offer travellers, but it can be hard to narrow down where exactly to go and what to do in Australia. I’ve got lots … Read more

best christmas travel gifts

Christmas Gifts For Grounded Travellers

Every couple of years I share my Christmas travel gift guide full of essential travel gifts, gadgets and experiences for travel addicts. But as its rather challenging for travel fans to satisfy their itchy feet right now, I thought this year I’d do a roundup of Christmas gifts that inspire or celebrate travel instead. From … Read more

AirBnb Plus in Melbourne

5 Ways To Find Stylish Places To Stay On Family Holidays

I’ve never been one to treat where I stay on holiday as just somewhere to rest my head. I fully believe that where you choose to sleep makes or breaks a trip and since adding a mini traveller to our family that could not be truer. Nailing the perfect location (I have been known to … Read more

Central Place Melbourne

What It’s Like To Live In Melbourne Compared To Sydney

A personal look at what it’s like to live in Melbourne compared to Sydney, now that I’ve spent more than a year as a resident in both.* *3 years in Sydney and 1 year in Melbourne for those that lost count :p Which city is better to live in – Sydney or Melbourne? My thoughts … Read more