Sydney Essentials

Our Family’s One-Week Itinerary in Sydney, Australia

Our Family’s One-Week Itinerary in Sydney, Australia

Last June, my family and I spent a week in Sydney, Australia. We intentionally took it easy and did not pack our schedule too tightly with activities; nonetheless, we went home hearts bursting with beautiful memories. For those who’ve been asking about our itinerary, here it […]

Seas, Skies, Cliffs + Kid: Our Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

Seas, Skies, Cliffs + Kid: Our Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

A 6-km walk under the midday sun probably isn’t top of mind when you think of what to do with kids during a trip. However, there’s a good chance not only will said kid love it, he still won’t be done talking about it a […]

Whale Watching in Sydney, Australia (May to November)

Whale Watching in Sydney, Australia (May to November)

♥ ♥ Sydney, Australia is one of the best places in the world to spot whales because of its position along the migration path of the Group 5 Southern Hemisphere humpback whale population. These magnificent marine mammals can be spotted from land with a bit of luck […]

How Our Family Saved Over PHP20,000 in Dining Expenses in Sydney

How Our Family Saved Over PHP20,000 in Dining Expenses in Sydney

The one thing that surprisingly made the most difference to our food budget: our choice of hostel (The Pod Sydney). – – If you read my previous post How to Have a One-Week Holiday in Sydney, Australia for PHP 50,000, you’ll know we budgeted 15 […]

Sydney Basics: How to Get to Your Hotel from the Airport

Sydney Basics: How to Get to Your Hotel from the Airport

Bus, train, taxi, shuttle — what you need to know about your options for transportation from the airport, particularly if you’re in a group. – . In Sydney, commuters use an Opal card, which is a card that you tap in for entry to public […]

Best Sydney Hostel for Families: The Pod Sydney

Best Sydney Hostel for Families: The Pod Sydney

♥ ♥ Just got back from Sydney! This trip was special for a lot of reasons: it was only H’s second trip outside the Philippines, his and my mom’s first trip outside Southeast Asia, and it was my parents’ first ever hostel experience in their […]

How to Have a 1-week Holiday in Sydney, Australia for PHP 50,000

How to Have a 1-week Holiday in Sydney, Australia for PHP 50,000

My first impression of Australia — Sydney in particular — was that it was inexplicably expensive. I was planning a weeklong trip for a family of 5 and it didn’t take long for the travel budget to reach six figures (in Philippine pesos). Sydney, for […]

10 Best Cheap Accommodations in Sydney

10 Best Cheap Accommodations in Sydney

♥ ♥ For the past few weeks, I’ve been doing research for a trip to Sydney, Australia and I’ve come to one conclusion: it’s expensive! My nieces’ school choir is participating in an event in Sydney from July 5-16 and in particular I’ve been looking […]