48 hours in the city of lights.
13 02 2017

Weekend in Paris | The Alimental Sage

  Every place (except Australia!) seems like a 'hop, skip and a jump' away when you're in London, and Paris is a prime example. So there was no way I could be in London and not make time for another trip to the magical French city. My dear Venetian friend Eleonora also happened to be studying there - living in the beautiful Le Marais area (the Jewish Quarter), so I... [ Read More ]

What five weeks solo travel taught me?
29 01 2017

London Lessons | The Alimental Sage

Having recently arrived back to sunny, hot Australia from London (I snigger as I type this - the heat hates me and I hate it!) and with no immediate plans (hello post-uni degree unemployment?! Just keeping it real haha!), I've finally started to put words to paper on what was the most crazy, magical, challenging five weeks spent abroad in the UK (mostly in Central London).     Despite the... [ Read More ]

Part 3: Beechworth
28 11 2016

High Country | The Alimental Sage

For our final day of exploration within the Indigo Shire of north-east Victoria - we set our alarms to rise with the birds...scrap that...before the birds!!     Day 3   Yes, we were determined to catch the highly sought-after sunrise over Lake Sambell, despite the chilly temperatures and our initial wariness (I may or may not have stayed in my pajamas. Ha!); the beautiful scenes of the sunlight emerging... [ Read More ]

Part 2: Chiltern, Yackandandah + Beechworth
23 11 2016

High Country | The Alimental Sage

After a jam packed Day 1 of our #exploreindigo adventure - we awoke to the sun rising over the vines at Cofield Wines and strong coffee and breakfast hampers delivered straight to our (tent) door. A fine and sunny start to Day 2 of our High Country wanders.       Day 2   Back on the road - our first stop was a wander around the historic town of... [ Read More ]

Rutherglen + Wahgunyah
16 11 2016

Rutherglen | The Alimental Sage

  It's not everyday that you get the opportunity to pack your bags and head on a 3-day escape out of Melbourne - so it's best to strike while the iron's hot (or the offer presents itself!).   This is exactly what my good friend and travel journalist Rachel Bale and myself did recently, swapping the hustle of the city for the sunshine and slower pace of north eastern Victoria,... [ Read More ]

A city guide by Allison Grech
04 04 2016

Amsterdam | The Alimental Sage

Amsterdam is wonderfully contradictory, with it's cute cafés and smoggy coffee shops; cyclists and motorists competing everywhere; buildings that look like leaning doll houses against brand new museums; infamous red lights and sparkling street lamps; and a language that seemed like the perfect mix between English and German.     If there were one thing that you’d find hard to contest, it would be the quality of Amsterdam’s food. It... [ Read More ]

A city guide by Lottie Pratt
28 02 2016

Copenhagen | The Alimental Sage

There’s no place quite like Copenhagen, that is to say no city quite so grounding. Compared to London where I live today, the Danish capital couldn’t be more disparate. Heralded time and time again as the happiest nation on earth, its ethos, its essence, its calm-inducing culture sets it worlds apart from other typical western cities.     If you’re planning a trip to the Danish capital be advised to... [ Read More ]

What to see?
17 09 2015

Salamanca Place Hobart

I thought I would split our guide to Hobart into two parts 'What to eat?' and 'What to see?' (Part 1 here), BUT let's be honest, even when I'm not eating... every place visited tends to revolve around food to some degree...and I guess some pretty scenery every now and then for good measure?! I was a little obsessed by the English countryside vibe in Tasmania, especially in the smaller... [ Read More ]

Where to eat?
19 08 2015

Jackson McRoss bakery

So let's be honest...if I'm getting on a flight to somewhere then chances are motivation to do so revolve around 1. food....2. brunch....and okay... 3. people. Of course the decision to head for a mini break to Tasmania was based on the very same thought process, except this time I was dragging my whole family with me...for you know hand-modelling duties and the ability to order more food and try... [ Read More ]