• 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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what-are-you-doing-next-weekend
Apr
21

What are you doing next weekend?

Wanna help support Australia’s first Road Twip? My Klick team and I are organising a Twitter Road Twip and we need your help! We’re sending some people out along the Sydney Melbourne Touring routes, giving them a Mission List to complete and asking them to tweet about their experiences from April 30 – May 3. […]

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Apr
20

Festivus!

What is your favourite festival, out of all of the festivals in all of the world? Mine is Woodford Folk Festival. But enough about me; I want to hear from you! Are you a Homebake fan? A Narooma Oyster Festival freak? A Dia de los Muertos lover? Talk to me people – I love the […]

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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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