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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3 Reasons Why Organised Tours Are The Best

There’s definitely a good case for the benefits of independent travel, but there are so many other forms of travel that are often overlooked. Sometimes, organised tours are just what you need! Sure, there are poorly run tours out there, but there are some definite gems too. So kick back and relax; in this week’s article, we’ll be arguing in favour of company run tours.

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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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The Grampians: An Indigenous History

Many people know the rugged sandstone mountain ranges in the northwest of Victoria as The Grampians, but to the local Djab Wurrung and Jardwadjali people, this is a sacred place known as Gariwerd. The descendants of these traditional peoples remain in the area to this day, carrying on the culture and stories of the land. In this week’s article, we’ll be exploring the significance of Gariwerd to the history and culture of the Djab Wurrung and Jardwadjali people.

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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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3 Must-Try Wines of the Yarra Valley

As a cool climate grape growing region, the Yarra Valley offers a vast array of delicious wines to please even the pickiest of wine connoisseurs. The region is celebrated for it’s Chardonnay and Pinot Noir varieties which represent 60% of the region’s wine production. In this week’s blog, we’ve created a list of the top wine varieties the region has to offer.

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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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Why Phillip Island is the Perfect Day Trip Destination for Families

With the school holidays coming up, parents are once again faced with the challenge of keeping the whole family entertained (and sane) for an entire fortnight. If you’re looking for a fun excursion location which both parents and kids can enjoy, Phillip Island is the place to go. This week, we show you why the island is the perfect day trip destination for families.

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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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