• Thoughts on happiness

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    I have become noticeably happier since I stopped reading women’s magazines. I rarely go shopping, and if I do, I don’t spend more than I can afford. I try not to shop from boredom or a sense of unworthiness (buying things to make me feel more socially acceptable, or cool, or professional). I care a […]

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  • Stay away from The Jones’

    Thursday, August 9, 2018

    I have been thinking about The Jones’, that mythical family who drive the status anxiety of the aspirational. Why would you want to keep up with wasteful, greedy mega-consumers? The Jones live in a mansion, drive new cars, have shiny white teeth and golden fake tans. They holiday often and throw fancy parties. But really? […]

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  • Sacred places

    Tuesday, August 7, 2018

    I have always been a sucker for a crystal shop, a psychic reading and a tarot deck. As a godless heathen, these things allow me to connect to a sense of spirituality. Same goes for yoga, swimming, walking and Goddess cards. I am a tragic hippie cliche. Nevertheless, I think we all yearn for a […]

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  • Top-rated tourist attractions in Costa Rica

    Monday, July 30, 2018

    Costa Rica is a wonderland of natural attractions, with volcanoes, beaches, cloud forests, and unique wildlife. This is a country that appeals as much to birdwatchers and luxury-focused travellers as it does to surfers and backpackers. It may be a small country in land mass, but Costa Rica is one of the world’s biggest natural […]

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  • Moving house, goddess Kali and Picasso

    Wednesday, July 25, 2018

    Goddess Kali is the fearsome one: the goddess of destruction in the Hindu pantheon. What I love about her – and the whole school of thought surrounding the Hindu G.O.D concept (Generator, Operator, Destroyer) – is that it acknowledges that death and destruction is a critical part of the wheel of fortune. Which brings me […]

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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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i-love-brisbane
May
30

I love Brisbane

Flying into this north-flung city, I had no strong feelings. I had always assumed that Brisbane would be an extension of the Gold Coast. More glitz, more high rise, more muggy nights spent drinking under neon. I was wrong. Brisbane offers up everything I hold dear in a whimsical, frontier setting. There are crooked sailing boats moored in the river, barely […]

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May
27

Navman People’s Choice Awards

Navman People’s Choice Awards Navman and Keep Australia Beautiful launched the People’s Choice Award for Australia’s favourite Tidy Town. Basically, it is sort of a beauty/ popularity contest of towns that also happen to be eligible for the Tidy Towns official program. The winning town receives a $10,000 grant for a community project and 10 […]

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