• Ideal growing conditions

    Thursday, February 22, 2018

    I believe that the real work of life is trying to figure out what kind of person you are, and what your ideal growing conditions are. We’re not always born in the right climate. Just like a plant, we all have basic requirements: soil, sun, water, temperature, nutrients. Have you ever seen a frangipani trying […]

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  • Phone-a-phobia

    Wednesday, February 21, 2018

      I have a confession. I hate mobile phones. I like being able to check my email and social media accounts. I use the banking app. I love Spotify. But the actual phone that rings? I HATE IT. 15 years working in the media has made me allergic to the sound of a ringing phone. I […]

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  • The circuit

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    I have a theory. It’s nothing new but I thought I would share it with you anyway. I believe that love is a circuit. You only get out what you put in. I am fortunate in the sense that I have an abundance of love and support around me. Subsequently, I believe that it is […]

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  • Why I need retreats

    Monday, February 12, 2018

    I recently returned from a two night stay at Billabong Retreat and – wow – what a difference. The 48 hours I spent there shifted something. The past month has been really tough and I’ve felt it in my body. My stomach has been sore – in both the muscles and digestive system – and sleep […]

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  • What happens when you damage a rental car

    Sunday, January 14, 2018

    Have you ever wondered what will happen if you damage your rental car? Well, friends, you can rely on ol’ spatially challenged Castle here to deliver. On my recent East Coast road trip adventure, my friend Michael and I hired a car from Avis. To our great delight, when we went to pick it up […]

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Jun
16

A Night at the Asylum: La Trobe at Beechworth and Beechworth Ghost Tours

‘Red rum, red rum,’ I say to my travelling buddy Jamie as we pass a dimly lit conference centre. We are lurking around the grounds of La Trobe at Beechworth looking for McCarthy Cottage. Bare branches claw the leaden sky and elderly fir trees hunch together in the mist.  It’s cold and dark and we […]

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Jun
15

Where am I Wednesday?

This week we have a photo from the legendary Cousin Mick. Where was he when he took this shot? First person to get it right wins the weekly mystery prize! Last week’s winner was Jayne Walsh from Designlogic (she got in first but her comment had to be approved). Congrats Jayne and thanks to everyone […]

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Jun
15

Lisa’s Travel Deal of the Week: G’day USA

Lisa’s Travel Deal of the Week: G’day USA They said it would never happen again, but like so many they’s before them, they got it wrong. Over the past couple of weeks, airfares to the USA have dropped to the bargain-basement prices we haven’t seen since mid-2009, when airline execs across the land swore up […]

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Jun
9

Travel Tales: Jane Lee

Name: Jane Lee Age: 24 Occupation: Journalist Favourite travel destination? Barcelona. I still have great memories of a million winding narrow alleys (none of them looking quite the same), hot summer nights spent sipping sangria with strangers in open courtyards, dancing on my own in underground jazz bars filled with improv musicians and streets bursting […]

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Jun
8

Where am I Wednesday

Cousin Mick has thought of a cool new category for SheGoes so without further ado, I would like to introduce you to Where am I Wednesday? Please tell me where you think this photo was taken by commenting at the end of this post. If you are the first person to answer correctly, you will […]

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Jun
7

Open love letter to my peeps

To my readers, the fact that you read my blog brings inordinate amounts of happiness to my day.  To my contributors, sincerely, thank you. I am so grateful for your stories, your insight and your adventurous spirit. One day I am going to pay you with gold bullion and caviar but until then, I owe […]

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Jun
3

Lisa’s Travel Deal of the Week

Lisa’s Travel Deal of the Week It’s been a long time between deals for me here at SheGoes.  After some time spent tramping the wilds of Victoria, I returned to Sydney and a house move that had me convinced it would have actually just been easier to stay in the wilds of Victoria and construct […]

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Jun
2

Top travel sites by Melanie Mahoney

Top travel sites By Melanie Mahoney (Prelude: It goes without saying that She Goes belongs on – nay, tops – this list. These are the best of the rest.) Step 1: Book your trip Looking for a dirty weekend, last minute holiday, or just a fun local activity? Browse travelzoo.com/au  for the best offers from around […]

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Jun
1

Win a 7 day Jucy campervan rental

Being on a budget sucks. Everytime I spend money on something non-essential, I feel really guilty and horrible which really detracts from the overall pleasure of the purchase. Case in point: This morning. I went to the chemist to buy a nail file and came away with two nail polishes (black sateen and goddess), lip […]

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May
31

Exodus of the city slickers by Greta Lackey

Exodus of the city slickers By Greta Lackey Picture this … three weeks before a long weekend and you and a group of seven others decide to rent a holiday house outside of Sydney. You have the following requirements; a fireplace, a mountainous location, four bedrooms, a tennis court, as close as possible to vineyards, […]

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