3 Victorian Winter Day Trips For Those Who Can’t Drive

Holidays are fast approaching: for school students, university students and even for those choosing to take mid-year annual leave. But in order to go on the luxurious getaways and weekends with friends, you often have to fulfill one tiny requirement: a driving license. But what if you can’t drive yet? You’re not alone. In fact, a study found that in Victoria the licensing rate for people under 25 is actually on the decline. And if you fall into this category, there’s every chance you’ll still want to make the most of your winter holidays. That’s why today, we’ve put together a list of fantastic things to see and do in Victoria that you won’t need a license for. Continue reading

6 Ways To Spoil Your Mum This Mother’s Day

Are you struggling to come up with the perfect gift for the most amazing mother in the world? There comes a point in every child’s life when a gift made from paddle pop sticks and pom poms doesn’t quite express the love and appreciation you have for the woman who raised you. Don’t worry, in this blog, we are sharing some ideas on how to pamper your mum.

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4 Ways To Experience Indigenous Culture In Victoria

If you’re thinking of visiting or touring Victoria, you should consider adding some Indigenous Australian cultural experience to your itinerary. The Koori nations who are the traditional landowners of what is today known as Victoria and New South Wales have long, rich and cultures which are quite distinct from the more widely known cultural traditions of peoples in the Northern Territory and Western Australia. In this blog, we look at 4 ways you can experience Indigenous culture during your visit to Victoria.  Continue reading

Feeling Stressed? Hot Springs Could Be The Answer

Whilst an increased workload shouldn’t have to mean more stress for us, being busy often means our need for inner peace and wellbeing is pushed to the side a little. That’s why it’s so important to seek out ways to practice self-care, especially as the holidays draw nearer. In this week’s article, we’ll be exploring one way to practice self-care in particular: being near water.

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The Power of Massage

In our busy day-to-day lives, our health and wellbeing often takes a backseat. But it’s important to remember that the effects of neglecting our physical wellbeing can spill over into other parts of our lives and cause problems. Along with diet, exercise, sleep and mental health practices, massage can be an incredibly powerful tool in connecting the physical with our spiritual selves. In this week’s article, we’re going to be diving deep into the world of massage to explore its health benefits.

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Your Guide to the 2017 Derby Day

Since it was established back in 1855, the AAMI Victoria Derby Day has maintained a reputation as one of the most prestigious events on the Spring Racing Calendar. Known as one of the more sophisticated events on the Spring Racing Calendar, Derby Day combines the elegance of traditional racing with modern attractions such as live entertainment and Fashions on the Field. In this week’s blog, we share everything you need to know about the day, the food, fashion and entertainment highlights, as well as our raceday tips.

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The History of Puffing Billy

Puffing Billy is a historical landmark of Melbourne’s south east suburbs. More than simply a tourist destination, the train line allows you to travel back in time to enjoy life at a slower pace whilst taking in the unique flora and fauna of the Dandenong Ranges . In this week’s blog, we’ll be delving into the history behind this iconic Melbourne attraction.

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4 Pieces of Melbourne Landmark Trivia

 

Melbourne is a beautiful city full of iconic landmarks which embody many of the cultural, social and historical elements that make the city so unique. Whilst you can get plenty of enjoyment wandering around the city and taking in the sights, many of these landmarks have hidden histories which make them even more interesting and speak volumes about the city’s past as well as it’s character. This week, we thought we’d enlighten you with the hidden history of four iconic Melbourne landmarks.

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