Tag Archives: Melbourne

25 Ways to Celebrate Australia Day

Whether you’re a visitor to the great land Down Under (or an Aussie traveler), there are many ways to celebrate Australia Day besides the typical Aussie barbecue no matter where you might be traveling on the big day. All of these options have been chosen to help people get better acquainted with the country that is being celebrated.

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January 9, 2014 by | 2 Comments

20 New Year’s Eve Parties Around the World

As the Christmas lights start to fade and the holiday season is coming to an end, there’s still one final bash to send out 2013. With the New Year just around the corner, now’s the time to make your New Year’s resolutions, drink away the last year’s regrets and celebrate starting all over again in 2014. From riotous street parties and fireworks extravaganzas, to marching bands and torchlight processions, here are 20 of the best New Year’s Eve parties from around the world.

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December 31, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Discover the Best Food and Wine in Melbourne

Yarra Valley to Great Dividing Range. Photo by author.

It’s hard to pin one particular tag on Melbourne’s cuisine; it’s too diverse. From cool coffee shops to classic Italian bistros, authentic Thai street food to and molecular gastronomy inspired eateries, Melbourne is bound to have something to satisfy your tastebuds.

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April 16, 2013 by | 1 Comment

The 10 Best Wine and Food Festivals in the World

Capetown Vineyard

Wine connoisseurs and foodies have plenty to get excited about this year, with a packed roster of gastronomic events taking place around the globe. From celebrity studded culinary masterclasses to grape-stomping competitions, here are 10 Wine and Food festivals that you don’t want to miss.

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April 4, 2013 by | 2 Comments

The World’s Best Neighborhoods for Spotting Street Art

Stumbling upon vibrant street art may seem like you’re digging for a needle in a haystack but it’s actually easier than you think, especially if you know where to look. Many cities where street art culture flourishes have one or two neighborhoods where street artists tend to leave their mark. From Bogotá’s colorful La Candelaria to London’s gritty East End, here are 11 of the world’s best neighborhoods for spotting street art.

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March 25, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Top 12 Places to Enjoy Dinner with a View

Sounds of Silence Restaurant

Whether you’re picnicking in the park or indulging in gourmet cuisine, the location is just as important as the food itself – after all, who could forget toasting champagne at the pinnacle of the Eiffel Tower or sharing dessert with a window-view over the thundering Niagara Falls? From a personal-butler service atop the world’s highest Ferris wheel to an authentic Aussie barbecue under the outback stars, here are 12 of the world’s best locations for dinner with a view.

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February 7, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Melbourne Moonlight Kayak Tour

Melbourne kayak tour

Have you ever visited a city, sat by the banks of the river and watched in envy as rowers glide past, cocooned in their serenity, far from the hustle and bustle of pedestrian life? I’ve often thought it must offer such a wonderful new perspective on a place. There’s time to take things in; to truly see what’s going on. And so it was with this in mind that I decided to discover more of my adopted hometown and booked the Melbourne Moonlight Kayak Tour. I’ve often thought it must offer such a wonderful new perspective on a place. There’s time to take things in; to truly see what’s going on. And so it was with this in mind that I decided to discover more of my adopted hometown and booked the Melbourne Moonlight Kayak Tour.

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December 26, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Wine Tasting in Australia’s Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley wine tour

The Yarra Valley is arguably Victoria’s premiere wine and food region and is the birthplace of Victorian wine. We recently spent a day there sipping its highly regarded cool climate wines.

Just one hour from Melbourne’s city center, a day trip is a great way to experience Victoria’s scenic countryside while sampling some fine wines from some of Australia’s most highly regarded producers and taste some fresh regional produce in the region’s restaurants.

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December 19, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Top 5 Things to Do in Summer in Melbourne

With weather this pleasant, you must go outdoors. You have no choice. And with that in mind, here are my top picks for things to do in the summer in Melbourne.

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December 2, 2012 by | 4 Comments

8 of the Most Scenic Road Trips in the World

Bondi Beach

We’ve all heard the adage, sometimes it’s not the destination, it’s the journey. Well, sometimes the destination counts too, and on your road trip, you want to make it count with both a great journey and the right destination for your interests. With over 11 million miles of paved road in the world, picking the road trips that offer the most stunning array of scenic byways, charming roadside attractions, beautiful natural landscapes, and quirky adventures is not an easy task, but we’re got a few ideas to get you started. What follows are some of the most scenic road trips in the world.

Ready? Put on your racing goggles and let’s begin.

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July 2, 2012 by | 3 Comments

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