6 harsh truths that will make you a better person

Fenec Fox

Sometimes motivation appears in the strangest places. I have never been a ‘drop and give me fifty’ kind of girl. I like to be told about my flaws in a gentle way, preferably by a therapist who I have paid lots of money to. When I read Cracked.com’s 6 harsh truths that will make you a better […]

Should you use airbnb?


I am occasionally very stupid. Especially when I’m tired. I signed up to AirBnb with good intentions. I would join a travel community. I would welcome people. I would make money. What went wrong for me is that I forgot about the top lock on my front door. You know, that lock that you never […]

Life+Stuff: Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

If you have a spare nine minutes, I highly recommend this awesome video. In it, Steve Jobs talks about death, cancer and how he thought he would have another couple of decades to live. He didn’t. Remember this as you go into 2013. Whatever it is you want to do, do it. Stay hungry. Stay foolish.

Life+Stuff: Best of 2012


It’s that time of year. The Best and Worst List. The Great Moments showreel. The Top 10. This year has seen me change jobs, move back to the country, get a cat and six chickens and pierce my nose. I visited Vanuatu, Kangaroo Island, Kaua’i (Hawaii) and Oman for the first time, as well as lots of little […]

Tourism Australia’s new logo

Tourism Australia logo

Tourism Australia has a new logo. I don’t just like it. I am crazy about it. It’s brave. It’s colourful. It’s reminiscent of the halycon days when tourism was portrayed in a playful and artistic way that shouted ‘Adventure ahoy! Come to our exotic country!’  I am so bored of dull corporate whatever-ness. The beige-ification of the world […]

Travel Tales: Claudia Vidor

Claudia Vidor

Name: Claudia Age: Am I seriously 31? Oh gosh … Occupation: Marketing Manager Favourite travel destination?:The Universe; but if I have to choose my top 6 destinations (3 are not enough) they would be Iceland and Scandinavia, Scotland, Namibia, Thailand, the Greek Islands and Italy of course. Best meal you’ve ever had while travelling?: Zebra […]

Wendy Cope is the greatest

Wendy Cope

I have loved Wendy Cope’s poetry forever. Irreverent, profound and keenly observant, she speaks to my romantic, damaged heart. Here are a couple of her poems for you to check out: After the lunch On Waterloo Bridge, where we said our goodbyes, The weather conditions bring tears to my eyes. I wipe them away with […]

Travel Tales: Dianne Garbin


Name:Dianne Garbin Age: 62 Occupation: Managing Director –  Floreat World of Travel Favourite travel destination?: Croatia Best meal you’ve ever had while travelling?: Seafood platter overlooking the Zat, Bol, Croatia, with a glass of bubbles. Best kiss?: Still waiting for it! Best/scariest/funniest drive?: Scenic, hair raising and with good, funny company  – Jabal Al Akhdar […]