Melbourne autumn

It’s safe to say that my love affair with autumn continues. I couldn’t help a cheeky run through the last of the falling autumn leaves in Melbourne this weekend. As many of you know from my time in Europe, I’m such a sucker for pretty autumn colours — they get me all stirred up!

I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend so far. It’s a long one over here in Melbourne, which would usually have been lovely, except that we spent a chunk of it at the Emergency Department because Ben fractured his foot! There’s not even a cool story behind it. He just fell awkwardly going up our stairs. Between both of us, we’re not doing too well over here on the foot injury front!

Other things? Last week was mostly about work, finalising campaigns for clients and working on some new freelance travel stories. Next weekend I’m off to Sydney for The Travel Bootcamp which I am so excited about. I haven’t been to Sydney in many, many years so if you have any tips, I’d love to hear from you!

Melbourne autumn

Here are this week’s favourite links:

WATCH: For many of the the indigenous tribes of the Peruvian Amazon, life was better before contact. Watch this interview with a man from one of these tribes describe the challenges his people now face.

READ: Faced with a cancer diagnosis, instead of undergoing debilitating chemotherapy and radiation, 90-year-old Norma chose to travel the world instead, determined to make the most of the time she had left. She’s now been going strong for six months and her symptoms have lessened. Read about her story here.

EAT: Eggplant lasagna roll ups? Yum yum yum.

MAKE: This is a beach essential right here.

BUY: This is too much fun.

GO: This has got to be the coolest Airbnb in the history of the world.