• 10 things to do in Camden this weekend

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    So you’ve probably heard me banging on about the many glories of Camden, NSW. Well, this is the weekend to get down here. Why? Because I am running the Camden Garden Festival, the Crystal Festival is on and Camden Park House is open (it only opens for one weekend a year). We haven’t even gotten […]

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  • Why a Bali villa holiday is awesome for baby mamas

    Tuesday, August 28, 2018

    Did you know that you can hire baby equipment in Bali? Yep, you can. There are a number of baby hire services that not only hire out prams, cots, pool fences and hire chairs, they also offer nanny and babysitting services. These same services can arrange nappies, formula, baby food and even a personal chef […]

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  • 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-10-travel-tips
May
13

Top 10 Travel Tips

Top 10 Travel Tips I learn everything the hard way so these tips are the result of years of suffering. Please don’t make the same mistakes as me. 1. Take warm socks and a jumper on the plane, even if you are going somewhere hot. The 15 hours of frigid torture aboard a freezing aircraft […]

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tourism-australia-wants-you
May
11

Tourism Australia wants you!

Want to win a $25,000 Australian holiday? What’s that? Did you say, ‘Hell, yes!’? Tourism Australia is running a competition to find the best Australian Holiday experiences. All you have to do is submit a photograph from a recent Aussie holiday, along with a 25 word explanation of what you loved about it. Here’s a […]

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tipster-tuesday-argentina
May
10

Tipster Tuesday: Argentina

This just in from Cousin Mick: ‘Does anyone know about the cost of ski passes, cheap accomm, etc, in any of the ski resorts in South America?’ I didn’t even know Argentina had snow but I know you guys are a lot smarter than me – can you help him?

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the-geography-of-beauty-hot-or-not
May
9

The Geography of Beauty: Hot or not?

In some countries, I am considered beautiful, and yet in other countries, I am considered a blubbery, white freak show. The conclusion I have drawn is that beauty is as cultural as anything else. My friend Tennille who is currently living in India recently wrote about a particularly cringeworthy visit to the beauty salon. She was told by […]

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‘o’-vegas
May
6

‘O’ Vegas

‘O’ Vegas By Thea Easterby After hearing rave reviews from a friend, I had to see the ‘O’ Cirque Du Soleil show at The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas but by the time we arrived in Vegas the show was sold out. Since I was staying at the hotel anyway, I popped by the booking […]

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itchy-feet-youth-travel-festival-sydney
May
3

Itchy Feet Youth Travel Festival – Sydney

If my feet were any itchier, I would be going to the chemist and buying some anti-fungal cream.  I  have a maniacal habit of interrogating people about their favourite places, ogling brochures and poring over travel features and books and blogs and basically anything I can get my nerdy little brain cells on. My travel […]

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overseas-sick-why-is-it-always-so-spectacular
May
2

Overseas sick: Why is it always so spectacular?

The downside of travelling to exotic places is that sometimes you end up getting sick. This seems fair enough – you are out of your immune comfort zone – but my question is why is it never just a bit sick? If you’re the kind of person who gets the occasional sniffle when you’re at home, why is […]

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Apr
29

We have a SheGoes travel photography competition winner!

Congratulations to SheGoes contributor Genevieve Frew for her winning entry into the inaugural SheGoes travel photography competition titled ‘Waiting for the Other Two Amigos’. Funny hat + public sleeping = winning combo! Without any further ado, here are some more fun photos from our gold medallist … Three Versions of Death Japanese S & M […]

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Apr
28

Travel Tales: Shawn Low, Lonely Planet’s Travel Editor (Asia Pacific)

Name: Shawn Low Age: Early 30’s Occupation: Lonely Planet’s Travel Editor (Asia Pacific) Favourite travel destination?: China. It has a long history, deep and vibrant culture, and sheer variety when it comes to sights. You have modern cities (Beijing and Shanghai) and rural countryside (Xishuangbanna) and everything in-between. It’s frustrating to get round at times […]

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where-do-you-belong
Apr
26

Where do you belong?

Do we ‘belong’ in the town where we were born? The community we grew up in? Or is belonging more to do with the people we surround ourselves with than any geographic location? I think it’s a combination of all three. I grew up in Tamworth, NSW and subsequently, I  feel more at ease in the countryside than […]

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