• Note to my girls

    Monday, April 23, 2018

    I have two step daughters and three nieces and there are a few things I want them to know. The first thing: you are not here to be decorative. People will comment on your looks. They will compliment your figure, and tell you that you’re pretty. You will hear other women complaining and comparing, fretting […]

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  • Why everyone needs a Honey

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    I realise this sounds like the beginning of an R&B song set in da club, but no. The Honey I am referring to is my new friend. She is a bad ass eco-warrior. She turned 70kgs of tomatoes into passata, she makes her own pasta, yoghurt and water kefir (among many other things), and buys […]

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  • 5 Bali villas you need to know about

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018

    Joey’s passport arrived today so, friends, I am back on the Googles, looking for family-friendly winter getaways. There are two kinds of people in the world: the people who love winter and get all excited about wearing coats, and people like me. I dread winter. I shudder to think of the long nights, the gloom, the frozen […]

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  • How to choose a good hotel

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    I have worked in the travel industry as an editor, PR and blogger for nearly 10 years now which means I have seen it all – the good, the bad, and the very, very ugly when it comes to hotels. This is funny because I grew up in a family of campers. My primary school’s Year […]

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  • Dear Aunty Em: Stuck

    Monday, April 9, 2018

    “I broke it off with a guy I was really into because he didn’t want to commit. It’s been over a year now but I can’t seem to move on. I made a New Year’s Resolution to date more and I’ve been on a couple of dates. They were nice enough but they didn’t make me […]

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Aug
1

Oh Pindan, my darling by Kristy Mills

Oh Pindan, my darling By Kristy Mills The number one rule for anyone travelling from Perth to Broome in a motor vehicle is:  Turn Left at Every Opportunity. Admittedly, it must be preceded by “Take the ‘Coastal’ Road. On a cold Perth morning we woke early, thought for two seconds and knew we’d be wasting […]

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thailicious
Jul
30

Lisa’s Travel Deal of the Week: Thailicious

Forget bouts of Bali belly, getting lost in a city where you don’t speak the language or hostel dorm ‘rustlers’, the perennial challenge for travellers is what to do when you’re not travelling. I’ve found one of the best ways to get through the seemingly endless months between trips is to head overseas without ever […]

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road-twip
Jul
28

Road Twip!

Last weekend I was lucky enough to be a part of something called a ‘road twip’. Admittedly, I organised it so it wasn’t exactly a random accident that I was there. Basically a bunch of us jumped in a bus and drove down to the South Coast, tweeting like mad things for the duration of […]

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where-am-i-wednesday-7
Jul
27

Where am I Wednesday?

This is another cracker brought to you by the extremely cryptic Margarita Peker. Berkini, anyone? There is still a Giant Caramello Koala up for grabs because noone got last week’s answer (Jerusalem, Israel).

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the-east-gippsland-tafe-travel-writing-awards
Jul
26

The East Gippsland TAFE Travel Writing Awards

Do you love travel writing? Are you a fan of money? Do you love travelling with money? If you answered yes three times, boy, have I got the competition for you! The East Gippsland TAFE Travel Writing Awards are on again. All you have to do is write a 1500 word article in any style […]

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q-a-with-love-and-other-u-turns-author-louisa-deasey
Jul
25

Q & A with Love and Other U-Turns author, Louisa Deasey

Love and Other U-Turns author Louisa Deasey gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the road trip that inspired her brand new book about a ‘city girl, an unruly comedian, a love story and an amazing adventure’. 1. What is your favourite place in Australia and why? Anywhere you can leave your door open at night […]

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21-off-intrepid-tours
Jul
23

Lisa Travel Deal of the Week: 21% off Intrepid Tours

Birthdays are great. Especially when the person having the birthday decides to share the love – i.e. presents – with everyone else. In 2010 Intrepid Travel is turning 21 and to celebrate they’ve done away with the oversized novelty keys and knocked 21% off a range of tours around the world instead. This week we […]

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running-away-to-the-hunter-valley
Jul
22

Running away to the Hunter Valley by Tammy Warner-Wilson

Running away to the Hunter Valley By Tammy Warner-Wilson Past Petersons Champagne House, down Broke Road and beyond Brokenwood wine cellar, is the oval at Hunter Valley Gardens. It is here that I find myself at 6.30am on a Sunday morning in July. I am surrounded by some of NSW’s finest wine country, but all […]

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blogger-love-blogs-that-rock-my-world
Jul
21

Blogger love: Blogs that rock my world

When I first heard about blogs way back in 2000 and something-or-other, I thought ‘yeah, WHATEVER’. This from a girl whose greatest career ambition in high school was to be a flair bartender. Clearly, I am not a) very bright, b) an early adopter, or c) in any way psychic. Blogs rock my world. In […]

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where-am-i-wednesday-6
Jul
20

Where am I Wednesday?

Today’s Where am I Wednesday is brought you by the lovely Margarita Peker. Where on earth are people that relaxed about gun ownership? First person to get this right, wins a Giant Caramello Koala.

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