Dream Itineraries

4 weekend getaways from Melbourne

As much as we’d all love to be able to go on overseas trips constantly, sometimes that just isn’t on the cards. If you’re short on time or money and looking for some inspiration a little closer to home, then this article is for you. I’ve drawn together 4 top weekend getaway destinations, all within just a few hours of Melbourne. Whether your preference is the beach, countryside or the mountains, there is something for everyone, offering you a weekend retreat to escape from your city life. Best of all, autumn is the perfect time to explore the rest of Victoria, as the summer crowds have all but disappeared! (more…)

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Ultimate Hong Kong Escape

A great mixture of modernity and history, combined with spectacular culinary experiences and world class shopping, Hong Kong is truly an ultimate urban escape. Whether just visiting for a stopover, or as a stand alone holiday destination, this vibrant and lively city is hard to hate. (more…)

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New Beginnings

Welcome to the new and improved version of ‘My Champagne Taste Life’

It has been some time since my last post. Over the summer, I decided to take a break from blogging and do some serious soul searching. I was feeling a bit out of touch and frankly just didn’t have any ideas of what to post about next. In the last few weeks, I have really come to realise what I am passionate about and what gets me truly excited. The subject that I could talk about for hours and not get bored. For me that is definitely travel!

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7 places you need to visit in Japan

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It has been a while since I last posted! Every now and then, I need to search for new inspiration and I find that one of the best possible sources of that for me is TRAVEL.
Having been back from the land of the rising sun for a few weeks now, I’ve had some time to reflect on our trip and have compiled a list of my top 7 must see places in Japan. (more…)

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20 inspirational photos of Japan

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Japan has to be one of my favourite countries in the world. Having been lucky enough to have spent some time living in Tokyo when I was younger, I was able to experience the unique quirkiness, natural beauty and history of this fascinating country.  I’m very excited to be heading back again later this year, so I thought I’d share some photos from my last visit.

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Cruising- The ultimate affordable holiday!

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If you’re anything like me, you’re pretty much always dreaming of your next holiday destination! However, it can take some time to save up for big holidays, especially if you’re travelling from Australia, as with the distance comes soaring prices! Instead of becoming too discouraged, you should look into a very affordable holiday option: cruising!

If you’re yet to experience this kind of holiday, let me fill you in a little. First of all, what is great about cruising, is that it’s an all-inclusive fare! That means your accommodation, meals and entertainment are all paid for, which makes it terrific value. Sure, you will need to spend some extra money on things such as alcohol, premium drinks, shore excursions and various extra spending options, but your basic holiday package is covered.

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