• Bundaberg Rum Distillery
    Australia

    The Home of Bundaberg Rum

    No trip to Bundaberg (or Bundy as its known to locals) would have been complete without a visit to the home of Bundaberg Rum. Bundaberg is an industrial city in Queensland approximately 350km north of Brisbane. Surrounded by hundreds of acres of sugar cane, its only natural that rum is produced here. Personally, I’d never heard of Bundaberg Rum before arriving in Australia although I was aware of their ginger beer being readily available in the UK’s supermarkets. It isn’t just me though, 96% of sales are generated in Australia alone (the majority in Queensland) and 3% is sold to countries for Australian tourists. The remaining 1% is then sold around…

  • Royal Stacks Burgers Neon Sign, Melbourne
    Australia

    Melbourne’s Top Three Burger Joints

    It seems everywhere you look these days, there are burger restaurants left, right and centre. To me though, that isn’t a bad thing. After all, burgers are my favourite food (closely followed by pizza). If I’m going out for a meal, I’ll most likely be ordering a burger so you can only imagine how hard I tried to sample as many as possible in Melbourne. For my fellow burger lovers, thanks to my professional research, I wanted to put together a list of Melbourne’s top three burger joints. It was a tough call and you might not agree with me but I’m confident you won’t be left disappointed no matter…

  • Maheno Shipwreck, Fraser Island, Australia
    Australia

    The Unique Fraser Island

    Just like the Whitsunday Islands or the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island is high on every traveller’s bucket-list.  Fraser Island is situated just off the east coast of Australia approximately three hours north of Brisbane.  It’s the world’s largest sand island and the only place in the world where rainforest grows on sand. The beautiful crystal clear waters of Lake McKenzie alone make this place not one you want to miss. I recently spent a day exploring Fraser Island with Unique Fraser.  Unique Fraser are a tour company offering one day 4×4 Land Cruiser tours with small groups of six.  If you don’t want to see the island on a…

  • Doughboys, Melbourne
    Australia

    The Best Places to Eat in Melbourne

    Having lived in Melbourne for three months, its safe to say that I did my fair share of eating.  It’s hard not to go out and sample as many of the best places to eat in Melbourne as possible.  Even if that means spending most of your hard-earned savings. Melbourne truly is a vibrant and multi-cultural city where all backgrounds are welcomed with open eyes.  Over the years this has led to restaurants offering cuisines from pretty much all over the world.  There’s Italian on Lygon Street, Greek on Lonsdale Street, plenty of Asian restaurants and everything else from French to Lebanese to African.  Whatever food you fancy, you’re guaranteed…

  • Australia

    Melbourne’s Top Five Bars

    Before I visit a new city, I will spend hours researching the best and most unique places to go.  Top of the list will always be to work out which bars I would like (okay, need) to drink in.  If you’re anything like me then you’ll love quirky bars, hidden bars, rooftop bars and bars with a beer garden.  You get the picture, pretty much any bar.  Luckily for you, I’ve already sampled many of Melbourne’s bars and here I’ve narrowed my favourites down.  This is the ultimate list of Melbourne’s top five bars. Berlin Bar Ich Bin Ein Berliner.  Those four words will be etched in your memory as…

  • Melbourne CBD
    Australia

    24 Hours in Melbourne

    Before you start, if you’re heading to the world’s most liveable city then please take me with you. I recently spent three months in the city and now its all I can think about. Melbourne really does have everything from great bars, restaurants and cafes to some of the best sporting events in the world.  You will find that there’s so much to do in Melbourne that, even if you’ve been before, I can guarantee there’ll be something new that you love! So, if you’ve only got 24 hours in Melbourne, here’s what you need to do! 8am It’s early so you’ll be needing that caffeine hit to set you…

  • Newtown, Sydney, Australia
    Australia

    The Best Bars in Newtown

    If you’ve been following my blog for a while now, you’ll know that I love a good pub and a few beers.  I recently spent some time in my favourite of Sydney’s suburbs, Newtown, and wanted to shed some light on where you should visit.  If you haven’t heard of Newtown then you definitely need to visit as soon as possible.  It’s not quite Fitzroy in Melbourne but it comes close!  Whether your up for an all-day boozy session or a chilled date night, these are the best bars in Newtown. The Bank Hotel The Bank is probably Newtown’s most famous drinking and eating establishment.  The food is fantastic but…

  • Australia

    The Best Street Art in Melbourne

    When you think of street art, like really high quality art, you’ll almost certainly think of Melbourne.  Street art is so entwined into Melbourne’s culture that nearly every alleyway and brick wall is covered in artwork.  I don’t like the graffiti name tags (which you’ll still find) but the majority of street art you’ll find in Melbourne truly spectacular.  The best street art in Melbourne is that which surprises you.  One minute you’re sat staring out the window on a train, then BAM, there’s a huge image of Kanye West in bed with Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian. I’ve put together a collection of my favourite artworks which should inspire…

  • Australia,  Photography

    14 Photos | 14 Days | #4

    Here’s my fourth set of my favourite fourteen photos from the previous fourteen days. It was pretty hard to choose as I used most of my photos for blog posts or on social media. I’ve been out this morning to make sure I had enough and, oddly, four are from today! I tried to take a few long exposures in overcast conditions but the clouds just weren’t moving. I feel like my travel photography is improving as there’s endless amounts of photo-worthy spots everywhere you look in Melbourne. I can’t wait to see the rest of Australia and really test out my skills. I also can’t wait to get the…

  • Melbourne CBD
    Australia

    How to Visit Melbourne on a Budget

    If you’re planning on spending any time in the world’s most liveable city, you won’t be surprised to read that it can be expensive.  There’s nothing wrong with a weekend splurge trip but, if you’re here for any longer, you’ll want to know how to save some of your hard earned money.  Well, you’ve come to the right place as I’ve got all the tips for getting the most out of Melbourne on a budget.  I’m not holding out to be an expert but I’ve lived here for almost two months and have to save wherever I can! Free Tram Zone The Free Tram Zone will be your best friend…