• Dear Aunty Em: Sex number

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    ‘My boyfriend wants to know how many people I’ve slept with. I know how many people he’s slept with and my number is way higher. What should I do? Tell the truth or lie?’ – Sexy McSexface Dear Sexy McSexface, Men are funny. They want to date an attractive girl but then act all surprised when she’s popular. […]

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  • The problem with government

    Thursday, November 16, 2017

    The first problem is recruitment. Do you know how to get involved in politics? If you wanted to run for the local council, your State Government seat, or for the Federal seat in your electorate, do you know how to go about it? Have you met any politicians lately? Have you had a chance to speak […]

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  • How to find a Bali villa

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    This has truly been one of those weeks. Joey is teething and has also learnt to crawl. I have at least 100 new grey hairs. I have also had some weird tummy bug, been crushed by deadlines and for some mysterious reason, can’t sleep. Such fun. Naturally, my thoughts turn to holidays. Namely, when am I […]

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  • Small life

    Monday, November 13, 2017

      I have a lot going on in a small space. My world used to be huge. I would fly interstate and overseas without a second thought. Sydney Airport felt like a second home. But now? I haven’t even had time to pick up my new passport which has been languishing, uncollected, for four months. […]

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  • Gifts from the storm

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    So here’s an obscure movie reference. In The Good Dinosaur, there’s a pterodactyl-esque character called Thunderclap. He’s a predatory bad ass in the same vein as the hyenas in The Lion King. [Spoiler alert] In the middle of the movie, there’s a severe storm that wreaks havoc. After the storm has passed, Thunderclap rejoices because a lot […]

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we-will-remember-them
Apr
19

We will remember them

ANZAC Day is sad. It makes me think about suffering and destruction and The Last Post always makes me cry. Despite the fact that my life has been blessedly free from war, I imagine the pain of the people who have been touched by it’s cold, bloody hands. Like many Australians, both of my grandfathers […]

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beth-aka-buppa
Apr
18

Travel Tales: Beth aka Buppa

Name: Beth aka Buppa Age: 35 Occupation: Baker Favourite travel destination? Why?: USA- I get to see my family! Worst travel experience?: Japan Airlines. My husband didn’t fit in the economy seat and had to sit sideways for a flight to San Fran with the TV remote implanted into his hip. Kept being woken up […]

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Apr
16

Lisa’s Deal of the Week: Cruisy

Lisa’s Deal of the Week When it comes to cruising, there are plenty of agents in the sea offering cabins for next to nothing which, funnily enough, also tend to be next to the engines or akin to a matchbox in size. Every now and then though, a deal comes up that includes a cabin […]

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i-bought-a-vintage-caravan
Apr
15

I bought a vintage caravan

This was not a smart financial decision but just look at it…   What’s not to love? I am going to do it up and then we can all go on a retro road trip together. Maybe we can even go back in time? Incidentally, does anyone know a good caravan mechanic? Or someone who […]

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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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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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