Hop, Skip, Jump from Melbourne CBD: Get to know our “inner side”!

Take a little break from what you’re doing right now and join me in getting to know some of Melbourne’s funky inner suburbs.
These inner city suburbs I’m about to introduce you to are a stone’s throw from Melbourne CBD making it so easy to access by public transport, on foot, by bicycle and of course, by car if you have it available to you.
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Tips for Travelling by Bus

Buses are a cheap method of transport. They are also an opportunity to meet new people and make friends, but you need to keep your wits about you, too, according to DrifterAlley.com. Not everyone is trustworthy so keep a firm hand on your belongings – even when you’re sleeping – or at least store them where you can see them at all times.

Look into the journey before you set off. Find out if there will be adequate toilet stops and what kind of bus you will be traveling on – some are more comfortable or have more amenities than others which can make a difference to your enjoyment of the trip.

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5 Top Coffee Spots in Port Douglas

Port Douglas is a hot holiday destination for Australians. But while a change of scenery can be welcome, a deviation from the daily ritual of coffee drinking may not be.According to One Step 4ward, these five best places to get a caffeine hit in Port Douglas:

  1. The Lure Restaurant and Bar at Port Douglas Marina is open every day and offers exotic coffee options such as cappuccino martini as well as the more traditional varieties.
  2. For a spectacular view with your brew, visit eco-friendly Ospreys Restaurant at Thala Beach Lodge.
  3. Origin Espresso is a micro-roaster in the centre of the town that specialises in the freshest single origin coffee.
  4. Otz Food in Four Mile Village combines Grinders Coffee with baked goods and picnic foods.
  5. Book lovers will appreciate the opportunity to combine a spot of browsing with their caffeine at this combined bookshop and café on Macrossan Street.

Road Trip Tips for Families

Take a family road trip and you’ll avoid the stresses of the airport, says Travel + Leisure. But to avoid the stresses that you might expect from hours in the car with your loved ones, follow author Jamie Jensen’s top tips for travelling with children:

  • Look for suitable destinations together so that they feel part of the trip from the beginning. Include points of interest for them related to their favourite activities – maybe a local baseball ground or picturesque swimming spot.
  • Make the car a nicer place to be by removing the usual clutter and adding blankets and pillows for the journey.
  • Have a break at least once every couple of hours; Jensen says it helps driver and passengers to stay alert and pain-free during long trips.
  • Keep a look out for spots en route that may involve deviating from the itinerary but that will make the experience even more enjoyable and memorable for everyone.