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Beyond Melbourne’s CBD


There’s a world of adventure beyond Melbourne’s Central Business District. Short trips (and of course long ones as well) on all sorts of modes of transport take you to exciting destinations. Just a tram ride away finds the seaside feel of the Docklands, the boutique shops of Chapel Street or the drool-worthy cake shop windows of Ackland Street. If you have a few hours or days to spend away from the CBD, you can find your toes in the sand of the Great Ocean Road, eating fish and chips with the little penguins of Phillip Island or getting up close and personal with native wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary. Be it beach, adventure, restaurants or just a road trip filled with fun-Melbourne’s surrounds have it all. Read the rest of this entry

Getting to know Melbourne

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Welcome to Melbourne

When I was twelve years old I had a counselor at sleep-away camp from Australia. I couldn’t get enough of the accent at the time and not much has changed since. Over twenty years later, I married an Aussie and in our travels, we moved to Melbourne for a while. I loved every minute of living there and wish everyone I know the opportunity to visit this beautiful city. To date, some of my favourite restaurants, markets, shops and things to do are held in this city filled with lane ways, a love of cafes and an outdoor lifestyle. Take a journey with me around this wonderful city. Read the rest of this entry