• AIRBNB_MAKING_1

    Sponsored video: Airbnb’s fun new ad

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014

    I have had mixed experiences with Airbnb, the upshot being that I’m a terrible host but a good guest. I have stayed in Airbnb properties in Tasmania and Brooklyn, NY, with great success. What I found curious was that all around New York, there were ads promoting how Airbnb was helping residents pay their living [...]

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  • Bring it on, yo!

    Make your life a holiday

    Thursday, December 4, 2014

    I don’t know about you guys but I am hanging out for Christmas holidays. The thought of not having anywhere to be or anything to do is, well, completely foreign. While I do have some plans, I am going to try and keep them flexible and flowing. The last thing I want is for my holidays [...]

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  • Awwwww. You kids.

    Heavenly Hana

    Thursday, November 27, 2014

    Hawaiian language is full of references to heaven (lani), wind (makani) and stars (hoku). For me, heaven will forever be Hana, a tiny village of 2000 people on the easternmost tip of Maui. I’d always thought of Maui as being full of resorts populated with honeymooners and while yes, Hawaii is the land of the [...]

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  • Do you really need one of these?

    Travel in hope, shop in certainty

    Thursday, November 27, 2014

    Travelling is unquestionably great; it’s life-enhancing, stress- reducing, spirit-freeing and even occasionally mind-blowing. And returning home is almost as wonderful. The further you roam and the more that you see, the more you can’t help but be struck by that schmaltzy old Wizard of Oz truism – there really is no place like home! There [...]

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  • Fate is an absolute dick sometimes

    Trusting the universe

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    I was talking to my friend Mich the other day about my current romantic situation. I have fallen for a guy who is in love with someone else; someone who doesn’t seem to want him or love him back. Me and this guy have spent a bit of time together lately and it’s been beautiful. But then he tells [...]

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AIRBNB_MAKING_1
Dec
9

Sponsored video: Airbnb’s fun new ad

I have had mixed experiences with Airbnb, the upshot being that I’m a terrible host but a good guest. I have stayed in Airbnb properties in Tasmania and Brooklyn, NY, with great success. What I found curious was that all around New York, there were ads promoting how Airbnb was helping residents pay their living [...]

Read More
Bring it on, yo!
Dec
4

Make your life a holiday

I don’t know about you guys but I am hanging out for Christmas holidays. The thought of not having anywhere to be or anything to do is, well, completely foreign. While I do have some plans, I am going to try and keep them flexible and flowing. The last thing I want is for my holidays [...]

Read More
Awwwww. You kids.
Nov
27

Heavenly Hana

Hawaiian language is full of references to heaven (lani), wind (makani) and stars (hoku). For me, heaven will forever be Hana, a tiny village of 2000 people on the easternmost tip of Maui. I’d always thought of Maui as being full of resorts populated with honeymooners and while yes, Hawaii is the land of the [...]

Read More
Do you really need one of these?
Nov
27

Travel in hope, shop in certainty

Travelling is unquestionably great; it’s life-enhancing, stress- reducing, spirit-freeing and even occasionally mind-blowing. And returning home is almost as wonderful. The further you roam and the more that you see, the more you can’t help but be struck by that schmaltzy old Wizard of Oz truism – there really is no place like home! There [...]

Read More
Fate is an absolute dick sometimes
Nov
25

Trusting the universe

I was talking to my friend Mich the other day about my current romantic situation. I have fallen for a guy who is in love with someone else; someone who doesn’t seem to want him or love him back. Me and this guy have spent a bit of time together lately and it’s been beautiful. But then he tells [...]

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top-8-travel-apps
Nov
24

7 of the best travel apps

The days of having to carry around chunky travel guides, flimsy paper maps and heavy dictionaries on your travels are long gone. Today, all you need is your smartphone or tablet to do everything, from communicating with the locals and navigating your way around a new city, to finding the best places in town to [...]

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This guy. Wow.
Nov
20

Does fate need a helping hand?

When you’re setting out on a date there are about 1001 things that can go wrong. We’ve all sampled a few of them – let’s not get bogged down in the messy details – sometimes, for whatever reason, things don’t work out as you’d hoped. Let’s talk about the positives instead. From this glass half [...]

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Seems totally fine to conduct a meeting in the doggy position. I mean, that's yogic, right?
Nov
19

Dear Aunty Em

Dear Aunty Em, There’s this girl at work who I have been flirting with forever but I don’t know whether to make a move. All I know is that we want very similar things in life right now, and we get along pretty well. We chat a lot and she came to me for support [...]

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Travaasa Hana
Nov
18

Hawaii-dote

Feeling worn out? Beaten up by life? Hawaii will knock the cynicism right out of you. They have this thing called aloha. It’s a greeting and well-known tourism slogan but it’s also so much more. Aloha, as explained to me by Lily, the cultural advisor at Sheraton Kona on the Big Island, is all about [...]

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Corsica
Nov
11

The best holiday destinations for relaxation

With the everyday stresses of modern life, sometimes we just need to get away from it all and put our feet up in a location that’s far from home. While a holiday spa might be a fun short term solution, there’s nothing like a complete change of scene to help you forget your troubles. If [...]

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