Human Brochure

Canberra weekend

I just got back from a totally kick ass weekend in Canberra. Yes folks – CANBERRA. The Australian Capital Tourism board came up with this thing called The Human Brochure where they invited a bunch of social media influencers down for a weekend of non-stop good times in one of four streams; Family Fun, Food and Wine, […]

The Great Ocean Road

They don’t call it ‘great’ for nothing. While countless travellers think of it merely as a long stretch of road that links attractions, the Great Ocean Road is actually the term for the entire coastal region between the Bellarine Peninsula and Portland. More than 243 kilometres make up the Great Ocean Road, and there really is no […]

Tamworth Country Music Festival

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Holy hootenanny! How different things can be when you’re the legal drinking age and the Tamworth City Council makes some intelligent organisational changes. I grew up in Tamworth and, like most other residents, feared the annual Country Music Festival. Toothless hillbillies would descend upon the town and blast tuneless noise at ever increasing volumes. The […]

Lane Cove Aquatic Leisure Centre, Sydney

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For a measly $5, Sydneysiders can have a resort-style swimming experience at the Lane Cove Aquatic Leisure Centre. It has a steam room, sauna, spa, ‘play’ pool and an indoor and outdoor lap pool. There’s a kiosk for mid-swim hydration and snacks, as well as a large changeroom and shower area. If the heat is killing you and […]

Tamworth is friendly

Dressing table

So I went to Lifeline to pick up a cute little vintage dressing table that I bought for $35 and two strangers helped me in a completely unsolicited fashion. I was carrying aforementioned dresser out to the car when Helper Number One, an old cocky (the Tamworth word for ‘farmer’) with sticky taped-up glasses stopped me and […]

‘Bye ‘Bye Sydney

War Memorial in Hyde Park at night

‘Together in Electric Dreams’ played on iTunes as I packed my first moving box. Apt considering I came to Sydney to pursue my dream of being a journalist and, like so many before me, wound up in PR because it pays more. My first year in Sydney was the hardest of my life. I was on $27,500 […]

Floriade, Canberra

Gnomes

I love gardening. And flowers. And gardens full of flowers. Floriade, Canberra’s annual flower show, is my idea of heaven. I was lucky enough to pop down there last weekend and check out the show and stay at the Crowne Plaza Canberra which is a lazy two minute walk from the entry gates. Convenient-o-rama. I have been […]

Hotel Review: Crowne Plaza Canberra

Enormous rooms at the Crowne Plaza Canberra

I adore staying in hotels and Crowne Plaza Canberra was no exception. Located bang in the centre of town, the hotel is a short walk from a lot of Canberra’s major attractions, including the Floriade flower show on the shores of Lake Burley-Griffin. I have long been a detractor of Canberra, whining about the arctic temperatures, brick-and-tile […]

Wollombi, NSW

Krinklewood

Isn’t it weird how sometimes you stumble across a pocket of land that’s quite different to its surrounds? Wollombi in in the Hunter Valley is like that. I have always thought of the Hunter as very hot and scrubby; the home of Chardonnay, Shiraz and weather weary Eucalypts, but Wollombi stands apart. It’s more like the […]

Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa

So I went to Wolgan Valley, Emirates’ 5 star luxury resort set on 2,000 acres of former grazing land just near Lithgow, NSW. I’d heard a lot about this place, seeing as though it’s supposed to be the best luxury lodge in Australia. And you know what? It is pretty damn good. What I liked about it […]