• Mount Annan Botanic Garden

    Camden, NSW

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    It’s taken me a while to write this. I wasn’t sure about Camden at first. It’s supremely weird moving from a tiny apartment in the city – complete with yell-y crazy neighbour, sparkly city lights, ambient bus noise and a fancy cafe on the doorstep – to a giant house in the country. Bridgewater is one […]

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  • Kindess

    Kindness

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    Forget everything you’ve been taught. Forget about achieving. Forget about Bachelors degrees, or Honours, or Masters. Forget about owning things. Forget about money. Forget everything but this. Kindness is the only thing that matters. Kindness to yourself, because that’s where all kindness begins. Look upon yourself with love. With compassion. With humour. And then turn […]

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  • Australian freelancers

    Australian freelance writers

    Monday, July 3, 2017

    Freelancing is a tough gig but it’s one worth pursuing if you want (or need) to manage your time in a way that sits outside the 9 to 5 norm. On the upside, you are free to follow your interests, have full control – and responsibility for – your schedule and business administration, and you can […]

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  • Travel quiz

    SheGoes travel quiz

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    Trivia Tuesday is back! Trivia and travel tragics (alliteration overload) – this one is for you! Questions What is the airport code for Dallas Fort Worth? Which continent would you be on if you were eating pap? Where does the sun rise first? What does IATA stand for? Where does the Trans-Siberian railway start and finish? […]

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  • gentle living

    In praise of the everyday

    Monday, June 26, 2017

    After years of writing about – and occasionally experiencing – some pretty fancy stuff, I have to say that I am loving the humble life. Aldi Champagne instead of Veuve. Homemade casseroles instead of degustations. Days of laundry, writing, baby mama-ing and coffees with friends. There’s a lot of joy to be found in this new […]

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melbourne-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly
Apr
14

Melbourne: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

There’s nothing like a 100 year storm to make a trip memorable. The Future Husband and I were just minding our own business when the skies opened up and emptied the freezer section on our heads. We were walking back from the Queen Victoria Markets and the weather was looking a bit shady, but hey, […]

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ethspagnol
Apr
12

Ethspagnol

I have an optimism problem. It’s getting to the point where my colleagues are making fun of me because my standard response is, ‘It’s easy!’. When I started Spanish lessons with the beautiful Ana at The Spanish Cat, I thought I would nail it. Not only was I going to breeze through the classes, I […]

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Apr
11

Law of the Laundry

Law of the Laundry By Genevieve Frew When travelling, no matter how free the spirit or unplanned the journey, there are certain laws that bind us together; the law of averages, the law of the jungle and, of course, Murphy’s law. On board a recent Cunard cruise I discovered there is another law from which […]

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courtney-crow
Apr
8

Travel Tales: Courtney Crow

Name: Courtney Crow Age: 32 Occupation: Professional Photographer and Online Publisher Favourite travel destination?: Australia, because it has so much to offer.  You can travel through all kinds of diverse landscapes including the Outback or tropical rainforest and Great Barrier Reef. Worst travel experience?: Knock on wood, I haven’t had any nightmare travel experiences yet. […]

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lisas-deal-of-the-week-new-york-new-york
Apr
8

Lisa’s Deal of the Week: New York, New York!

Lisa’s Deal of the Week The concept of globalisation is often loaded with negative connotations and lots of grumbling about McDonald’s and Apple, but occasionally it can be used for good instead of evil – like when the Travelzoo New York office tells the Sydney office about some amazing Broadway deals that we can then […]

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sparadise
Apr
7

Sparadise

I love made-up words; ‘excellerate’, ‘crafternoon’, ‘loonwalk’… I could go on. I realise that this is a very nichey niche thing I’ve got going on so it was with intense delight that I stumbled across a place called Sparadise. A spa in paradise … what could possibly go wrong? Well, here’s one thing. Sparadise is […]

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lost-and-dumbfound-in-london
Apr
1

Lost and dumbfound in London

Lost and dumbfound in London By Georgia Keighery I’ve been told a thousand times that London is overwhelming and amazing. Being overwhelmed by London is a cliche of the highest order. Hence, I decided in advance that I would not be part of it. No no, I decided that I would be excited to be […]

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the-best-short-breaks-out-of-sydney
Mar
30

The best long weekend breaks ex-Sydney

With the Easter long weekend coming up, I thought I would recommend some fun places to visit that are within a couple of hours’ drive from the big smoke. Patonga – About an hour and a half up the freeway from Sydney, you will find a sleepy fishing village with a killer fish and chip shop, a […]

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dreams-can-come-true
Mar
29

Dream a little dream

Today I want to talk a little bit about dreams. I know it’s a little bit off topic but I am a narcisstic blogger who likes to think I am both wise and interesting (and therefore surely neither). But I digress. Dreams. A lot of genuinely wise people have a lot to say about their […]

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bill-bryson-gold
Mar
28

Bill Bryson Gold

You know how I mentioned that I have a big old brain crush on Bill Bryson? Well, I finally finished The Lost Continent – Travels in Small-Town America yesterday and I just wanted to share some of Bill’s descriptions with you. He has the rare gift of being irreverent and cerebral; poetic and crass. I can only hope that one day, […]

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