• 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…

  • Photography

    Eight Tips for Better Drone Photography

    If you’re reading this you’re most likely interested in drone photography.  At the moment, this type of aerial photography is incredibly popular due to the affordability of drones.  I’m still learning the craft of drone photography but I hope my tips help you! Use Exposure Bracketing This is my number one tip.  I’ll put my hands up and say that the quality of photos from drones generally is quite poor unless you’re spending thousands.  The drone I have, the popular DJI Mavic Pro, has the same size image sensor that’s in your smartphone.  Sure, 4k video quality from the Mavic is insane but the same cannot be said for its…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Europe,  Poland

    Gdansk: What Not To Miss

    I recently spent a full weekend in Gdansk, on Poland’s Baltic Coast, for my Dad’s 50th birthday.  In February, as you can imagine, the weather was freezing but that didn’t stop us from exploring.  Most of the city was destroyed during WWII but has been immaculately restored and is well worth a visit. If you’re heading for a weekend away or plan on spending longer in the city; here are a few of Gdansk’s attractions that cannot be missed. St Mary’s Church A trip to Gdansk would not be complete without a visit to one of the largest gothic brick churches in the world.  The church can be seen from…

  • Brew York
    United Kingdom

    York’s Top 10 Bars and Pubs

    Most people have probably heard that York is said to have 365 pubs; one for each day of the year. I’m sorry to disappoint but I’m not too sure this is entirely accurate. However, there are plenty of high quality venues within the city walls that are all worth a visit. Whether you are in the mood for craft beer, quirky cocktails or a cosy, traditional pub, York’s impressive diversity really does cater for all needs. If you’re heading to York on a weekend, you’ll want to make sure that you avoid some of the chain bars along the river which are full to the brim with stag and, mostly,…