Day Trip: The Grampians

Hiya Pals,
While on a weekend getaway in Ararat, we spent a day in The Grampians.
Originally called Gariwerd, it was renamed in 1836 after the Grampian Mountains in Scotland. It spans 1,672.19 km (645.6 sqm), making it the fourth largest National Park in Victoria. Known for rich Indigenous respects as well as the natural mountainous range itself.

If you would like to know “How to spend a lazy day in The Grampians” click ‘read more’

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Melbourne: Coffee and Smashed Avo.

Hi Pals,
There was an article that came out in 2017 advising that the way us millennials (born: 1981-1996) aren’t able to buy houses, is a simple reason: Avocado On Toast. The article, “If you want a house, stop buying avocado toast” suggested that if we simply just stop eating out; we could have a deposit on a house (might also have to stop buying books and plane tickets.)
I mean, they could be right but I also love going out for brunch and I pretty much always order the smashed avo.

With that, Here are 7 Melbourne CBD Cafes that offer good smashed avocado and even better coffee.

Melbourne: The City Gardens.

Hi Pals,
Did you know that there are 480 hectares (1186.11 acres) of grassy green parks, each with public artworks, venues and unique features located in Melbourne? Sounds like some pretty common knowledge to me. Just whip that out next time you’re at trivia. Here are a few of my favourite Melbourne City parks to take a picnic to, listen to a podcast in or just go sit and read.

Click “Read more” to see which park you should next picnic in!

Melbourne: Your guide to museums

Hi Pals,
I was recently looking at some things on maps near my work and noticed that there were a few museums I’d never heard of. It got me thinking, how many museums are in Melbourne?

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Wikipedia lists around 40, Airbnb said 30 but only listed 23 and with TripAdvisor listing 64 – that’s a lot of museums.

What classifies a Museum?
The International Association of Museums defines it as follows:
A non-profit making, permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, and open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits, for purposes of the study, education, and enjoyment, material evidence of people and their environment. 

So with that, here’s a list of Museums in Melbourne that are worth some time.

Melbourne: A guide on what to do after 5pm on weekdays.

FYI: This post is currently going under html format changes. Super sorry if it’s giving you any issues!

Hi Pals,

Working that 9-5 [“what a way to make a living”] can make socialising a little bit difficult when you don’t want it to revolve around drinking. Now, Melbourne sure is big on that- but it’s also big on food, arts and culture!

I’ve gone ahead and read through numerous threads, forums, books and magazines to make a Monday – Friday after work/date/socialising calendar. All you really need is your Myki. Some I’ve done, some of my friends have and others I’ve just found through their websites or word of mouth.

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So, with that – Here’s a list of things to do in Melbourne after 5pm on weekdays.
Last Update: February 2019

If you’re feeling like checking out a museum – check out my guide on museums.
Want to go for a walk in a park? Check some CBD favourites here.

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Melbourne is one of my favourite cities, I’m obviously biased because I also call it my home (for right now.) I’ve lived in Melbourne since 2010, and I love when people are in town so you’re are able to show them things you normally miss out on! Here’s what I recently did on a day out!