Recently my daughter and I went to Melbourne for a 3-day sojourn. I was born in Melbourne and love any opportunity to visit but my daughter had never been there. With her TAFE Patisserie studies about to finish, I thought a visit to Melbourne and its many patisseries and delicatessens was in order.
But where to stay?
Initially I looked on Trip Advisor and Bookings.com and read the reviews. For this visit I decided to stay in the CBD.
There was much excitement in our Muggle house when we realised Universal Studios in Hollywood was opening a Harry Potter attraction just before we were due to visit in November.
We visited Universal Studios as part of their VIP Experience. You can read about our day here. Unfortunately I fell ill at the tail end of our VIP day so I didn’t get to fully experience Harry Potter as that was the last stop on the tour,
Out of all the things I was most concerned about on our recent trip to the US of A, it was data that concerned me the most.
My daughter and I go through 15GB of data a month, and whilst I wouldn’t be doing any work whilst on leave, I did want to keep my social media up to date and access emails and GPS.
Let’s cut to the chase… data packs are expensive.
I am now residing in Brisbane, but I left Hobart, Tasmania when I followed my heart in my mid 20s, first to Newcastle NSW before finally settling in Brisvegas. Marriage and babies followed, I got busy with family responsibilities but going back to Tassie again just never eventuated. See my post on ‘Why going back is good.’ which explains some of the other reasons I didn’t go back.
In 2014 a combination of younger daughter going on a ski-trip and an excess of Qantas frequent flyer points meant that older daughter and I had a week to spend together.
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Visiting NYC (or NOO YAWK as the locals call it) had been my dream for a long time. When I started university my girls were aged 3 & 6. When I finished they were 11 and 15. Yep it took me 8 years because I worked full time and studied ‘in my spare time’.
I decided to take the girls to NYC as a graduation present for myself,
Ready for your next big adventure?
Good, so am I!
Wanna be more organised next time and have all the tricks in your handbag? Yeah me too!
That’s why I love this travel kit from the Traveler Kit and Co. Everything you’re likely to need is contained in this small handy little kit (which also happens to be waterproof).
The inventors of this fabulous kit loved the concept of a traveller kit but found others lacking.