Where to eat in Melbourne CBD

I recently was lucky enough to spend a week in the beautiful city of Melbourne. As I was traveling solo I was determined to try out Melbourne’s incredible foodie scene without the usual toddler interruptions. As I was staying at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne I decided to concentrate on the best restaurants in Melbourne CBD. Here are my top picks: View Post

City Breaks with Babies – Asia and Australia Edition
City breaks are a great family vacation anywhere in the world, even in more exotic locations. As part of our city breaks with babies series family travel bloggers tell us about their favourite city breaks with babies  in Australia and Asia!

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What I learnt on the free Melbourne walking tour 

I love a walking tour but when travelling for business it’s hard to know when you will have the time which is why the free Melbourne walking tour was so appealing. No need to book just turn up at  either 10:30 or 2:30 daily by the Redmond Barry statue outside of the State library of Victoria.

Starting point by Redmond Barry statue

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Business Trip or Mummy’s Guilt Trip? How I survived my first post-parenthood business trip

This week I have had my first business trip post parenthood. I’ll admit that it’s a good job that this isn’t a pen and paper post as if it was it might be illegibly stained with tears. It’s true I have never been particularly good at solo travel. I like experiencing things with my loved ones and just having someone to chat to. It’s just the way I am. One of the worst travel experiences I’ve ever had was a ten day business trip to Washington DC over Columbus day weekend on my own. I ended up jumping on a plane to Chicago for one night to see friends just to counter the loneliness. Therefore it came as no surprise that I was dreading this trip. Not only was I travelling alone but I was also leaving behind my ten month old baby for the first time. Not something I relished and I’ll admit there was a love actually scene in the departures area as I said goodbye! As I was sat at the airport waiting to depart I was overcome with the Mummy Guilt and would have done anything I could have to avoid going. View Post

Review of the Grand Hyatt Melbourne

When choosing a hotel for business rather than pleasure it is all about location, location, location! Which is why when travelling to Melbourne I chose the Grand Hyatt Melbourne because of its proximity to my conference venue. On top of this however, the Grand Hyatt is also perfectly located for sightseeing being on Collins Street. Collins Street is one of the main streets in Melbourne and being located there meant you had easy access to Melbourne’s awesome museums, theatres, restaurants and coffee and street art laneways. What more could you want!

Obligatory blogger bed shot

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