Greetings from Melbourne, Australia. A heartland for great food and drink, Melbourne is an exciting city for a food obsessive like me to visit. It has been at the top of my list for a long time. (Yes, that list, that long one).

I have been here for four days peering out through a jet lag fug and on my own personal brunch driven agenda. When you can’t sleep, the possibility of several great brunches on your doorstep, and all at 7am, is thrilling. Even through a brain that feels like it is currently powered by Angel Delight and 9V batteries (strawberry flavour, naturally). That also means that you can absolutely have another brunch at 12pm. (Hey! Don’t look at me. I didn’t make the rules). I have had many – some brilliant and very inspiring – and I have many more planned. Not just brunches, lunches and dinners too. There is so much to do, and eat, and drink.

Things get very exciting on Thursday, when I join a bloggers road trip with four other bloggers. We all have our own specialties and after a night together in Melbourne we pursue our own itineraries in our own cars. In brilliant company, I look forward to spending time with Sarah from Live Share Travel, Abi from Inside the Travel Lab, Paul from TravMonkey and Keith from Velvet Escape, and sharing our stories. I will be seeking out the best food and drink in Melbourne and surrounds.

What can you expect to see? Lots of brunch action, a lowdown on that famous Melbourne coffee scene, reports from some of Melbourne and Victoria’s best restaurants, scenes from my journey to the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula, lots on the Victoria wine scene and several wineries. There will even be a horseback winery tour.

Fun, eh? I did tell you that I am very excited.

You can follow it all on twitter and instagram by tracking the hashtag #MelbourneTouring. I will be updating my facebook page too. Activity on these social media channels will be more immediate, active and regular than on the blog, which I will be updating as soon as I get time to. As you can see I will be quite busy, so see you on the other parts of the interwebz first.

See y’all there! Now, I must get planning.

I am in Melbourne on the #TourMelbourne blog trip, created and managed by iambassador with Tourism Victoriaand Visit Melbourne in partnership with Royal Brunei Airlines. All content is of my choosing, and I retain all editorial control.

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