It’s surely the age-old question, but one I find it hard to answer. Does anyone else ever feel like they want to live by the sea, but also in the mountains, and also in a big city with flashing lights? But also get away to a farm for a year, just to experience the quiet and slower pace of life?
Having spent most of my childhood on a farm in the country, I can safely say I have hung up those gumboots. It was a wonderful time with animals and horses to ride; however, there’s the isolation side to it and the ever-present commitment of the land and the animals. Holidays were hard to come by.
These days, I am happiest by the water, preferably the ocean - the kinetic energy of the moving water is when my soul is happiest. In saying that, the city has a magic to me… most cities that is. Recently, we travelled overseas, and on our journey we visited big cities such as New York, London, Amsterdam and Barcelona, all of which had a uniqueness - people, culture, food, architecture and weather. I love the diversity and discovery of each of these facets.
One of my fave Australian cities, aside from my home of Sydney, is Melbourne, where we spent a few years living and working. Hidden alleys with tapas bars and eclectic shops, easy transport and all the fashion to die for. Working in the snow industry at the time, it was perfect for a quick trip to the snow, as the closest snow fields are only a few hours away, like Mt Buller. You really do get the best of country and city options. Plus, travelling to the south of Victoria an hour away from Melbourne is the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, with hot springs and delicious food and wine tours. Plenty of these options available at Girls Getaways with our Melbourne & Mornington Peninsula packages.
More of a city chick? With our new NYC package, you can experience some of the areas the New Yorkers keep as a secret, as the city is vibrant and exciting in a small area, well beyond what the tourist books tell you.