Vanuatu so far

Vanuatu so far   Things I have noticed so far: – Bob Marley is still hugely popular here – There is no bartering for anything – what joy! – Just about every mini-van on the road is a taxi or a bus (as indicated by the ‘B’ or ‘T’ on the number plate. You flag […]

Tourism marketing dream

Beach

I wish someone would let me loose with the marketing budget for a tourist destination. I would spend it on a beautifully designed, SEO optimised, up-to-date website that is easy to navigate and tells you where to stay, eat, shop and play with contact details and Google maps. It would be a pay-to-play system where tourism […]

Please vote for me!

Aloha

I cannot get enough of the shameless self-promotion and, as such, I was hoping you could help me out. My very dear friend Mrs Chrisoulakis kindly nominated me in the blogger category of Cosmo’s annual Fun, Fearless Female competition. Winners receive $10K. Ummm … yes please! The purpose of the competition is to celebrate amazing women and their outstanding […]

Travel Tales: Analee Matthews

Analee

Name:  Analee Matthews Age: 38 Occupation: Editor, Fitness First magazine. Favourite travel destination?: Vietnam. Worst travel experience?: I think every experience is valuable even if it’s not enjoyable at the time. Best meal you’ve ever had while travelling?: The street-fare in Vietnam (pho/noodle soup, rice paper rolls). Best/scariest/funniest drive?: The old route 66 in the US – […]

Best Australian Blogs Nomination

Logies

Guesswhatguesswhat? SheGoes has been nominated in the Sydney Writer’s Centre’s Best Australian Blogs Competition! This is the equivalent of a Gold Logie for bloggers – I could be the Lisa McCune of 2012. If you love me and have a spare 30 seconds, I beseech you – in true narcisstic fashion – to vote for […]

What makes you book?

Lei-Aloha

I work in the travel industry and we spend a lot of time wondering what makes people book a trip. Is it the price? Is the package inclusions? Is it because they have to go to a wedding and they may as well extend their stay? Who decides? And how do they decide? For me, it’s […]

Travel Hot List for 2012

Oman

This is my *impossible to substantiate list of places you should go if you want to out-cool everyone, including that guy at the dinner party who says he is a foreign diplomat but who might be a spy: 1. Sri Lanka India without all the hassle. Less people equals more order. Transport runs to schedule, […]

Trivia tuesday: Porn park

trivia

This one goes out to all the lovers … Which country has a theme park that is dedicated to biblical get-to-know-you games?

Trivia Tuesday: Om wha?

om

You see a lot of people using ‘om’ out of context these days, as in ‘Om nom nom’, etc. But no, this is not what Om means. Prepare yourself for some deep spirituality, my friends.     According to Wikipedia, ‘Om is not just a sound or vibration. It is not just a symbol. It […]

Honey, I’m home!

Camel

Happy day-after-Australia Day everyone! Seven planes, three trains, five buses, one boat, one ferry, countless taxis (old Ambassadors with very springy suspension), even more autorickshaws and a camel later, I am home from India – huzzah! Here are some fun pics of the local Indian transport: