A Few Days in Melbourne

The day finally arrived! I have been helping plan three family trips since October, and the first family member arrived in Australia last week. My Mom and Aunt Chris were slated for two weeks in April. My dad and sister will spend two weeks with us at the end of May. And John’s family – a total of seven…

1 year ago

Melbourne Must Do: Penguins & Sunset at St. Kilda Pier

Last Friday night, we spent the evening at St. Kilda Beach & Pier, just south of the city center. We spent our first two weeks in the more residential part of the St. Kilda area, so we knew we had to make time for exploring the commercial/tourist center. And we picked the perfect night to do it – the sunset was gorgeous. Everyone – kids, fishermen, city employees, everyone – had to stop and admire the pink…

2 years ago

Melbourne Day Trip: William Ricketts Sanctuary

Today we went to William Rickets Sanctuary, a tiny part of Dandenong Forest National Park. We were excited to learn that this magical spot is accessible by public transportation! So, after some minor public transport difficulties, we arrived at the sanctuary. William Ricketts was an Australian artist who…

2 years ago