• Happy Buddha Retreat, Wentworth Falls

    Thursday, February 14, 2019

    Are you considering a visit to Happy Buddha Retreat in the Blue Mountains of NSW? Here’s what I thought of it.

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  • Travel Tales: Johanna Leggatt

    Tuesday, February 5, 2019

    Name: Johanna Leggatt Age: 41 Current job?: Travel writer, journalist and copywriter. You can find me at www.johannaleggatt.com.au or on Twitter/Instagram @johannaleggatt Favourite travel destinations and why?: India. It’s one of those places you either love or hate, and I fell head over heels the minute I landed at Delhi. It’s so full of life, colour and humanity […]

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  • Dear Aunty Em: Snorer adorer

    Monday, February 4, 2019

    ‘The guy I’ve been seeing is a snorer. I’ve tried sleeping next to him twice and it’s been a disaster – how do you sleep next to a snorer? Is it okay to want to sleep separately even in the courting phase due to sleep being an absolutely essential (mental) health thing?’ Dearest Snorer Adorer, RUN AWAY […]

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  • A Guide to Canggu, Bali

    Thursday, January 31, 2019

    You’ve smashed sundowners in Seminyak and watched the waves in Uluwatu. You’ve had your hair grabbed at the creepy monkey temple in Ubud and you’ve chilled at Jimbaran with a sambal-and-seafood feast on the beach.  So where to next? Which Bali neighbourhood is on your wish list? Have you considered Canggu? Don’t be scared off by its proximity […]

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  • Embracing middle age

    Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    I am going to tell you a secret. I have always been middle aged. While there are many ways to gauge your age – chronologically, with one of those Real Age questionnaires, or even with how old you feel when you go to a night club – there’s your own internal clock that ticks along until one […]

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i-love-america
Jul
7

I love America

I absolutely love America and, what’s more, I love Americans. In Australia, this makes me something of a rarity. There is this weird parochial belief that Americans are complete a**holes who will ignorantly stand in front of your camera, complain loudly when everything isn’t American and will trample small children to get to a Southern […]

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where-am-i-wednesday-4
Jul
6

Where am I Wednesday?

Where in the world was I when I took this aerial shot? Hint: The last remaining wilderness areas in the ‘cradle of civilisation’. Whoever answers correctly first, wins a totally random prize. And I mean random.

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Jul
5

Travel Tales: Denea Buckingham, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, GourmetRabbit Magazine

Name: Denéa Suzanne Buckingham Age: 23 Occupation: Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, GourmetRabbit Magazine Favourite travel destination?: City – Tokyo/Narita: the culture is so diverse, even among the different suburbs. There is something for everyone, every age, of every interest. You can go clubbing at all hours of the day and night, shoot the most realistic BB guns […]

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should-i-stay-or-should-i-go-freedom-vs-security
Jul
4

Should I stay or should I go?: Freedom vs security

Committing yourself to a life of adventure takes courage. Intrepid travel is uncomfortable, risky and bloody hard work. Lost passports, stolen wallets, dodgy food, bed bug infested mattresses, frigid nights spent waiting for trains that never come and backpacks full of dirty clothes that you have been wearing for the past three weeks … Sometimes […]

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jeeves-get-me-a-fiji
Jul
2

Lisa’s Travel Deal of the Week: Jeeves, get me a Fiji!

Jeeves, get me a Fiji! When this deal landed on my desk, my approval could be encapsulated in just one sentence: ‘You had me at butler service’. Because that is what you get with this 8-night Fiji package. Butler service. Along with flights from Sydney, accommodation in an ocean view room at Outrigger on the […]

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Jul
1

Jet lag cure: Beaming with Health Flight Control tisane

I cannot tell you how much it sucks when you can’t sleep (new mums and dads, you know what I’m talking about). I am from a family of major insomniacs and I have come to the conclusion that the problem is genetic. I have felt completely, crushingly jet lagged for the past month so the […]

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Jun
30

Budget Hotels in Sydney by Ian Harrison

Budget Hotels in Sydney By Ian Harrison Go to your favourite search engine and plug in the words ‘Sydney’ and ‘expensive city’. Go ahead, do it. Countless results will undoubtedly pop up from sources that research and compile this sort of complex, comparative statistical data. It can be powerful, persuasive stuff too, if you take […]

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Jun
29

Travel Tales: Roberta Muir, Manager of Sydney Seafood School & Freelance food, beverage & travel writer

Name: Roberta Muir Age: 48 Occupation: Manager of Sydney Seafood School and Freelance food/beverage/travel writer Favourite travel destination?: Italy Why?: I love the food, the wine, the culture, the people. Worst experience?: I can’t think of one, every experience is an adventure, there’s always something good, funny or educational to come out of it. For example, […]

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Jun
28

Win tickets to the Bondi Bergstation at the Bondi Winter Magic Festival

Want to go ice skating at Bondi Beach? Umm, sure, and then we’ll fly to the moon on the back of a big, sparkly unicorn and the stars will turn into Torville & Dean and the whole cast of Glee will sing ‘Like a Prayer’. Wha-hey! Sounds a bit ‘kooky dream sequence’ but the first […]

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Jun
24

Travel Tales: Jamie Durrant, Editor, Essentials Magazine

Name: Jamie Durrant Age: 38 Occupation: Travel Magazine Editor Favourite travel destination?: Rarotonga, Cook Islands, mainly because it’s ever so laid back. I was utterly struck by the ‘let it all hang out’ lack of body image awareness – perhaps due to the lack of any advertising/brand images on the island, or perhaps because bigger […]

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