• 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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Mar
21

Same Same, but Different

There once were some boys named Two Tims, Who went overseas on a whim, When they got there, The folks loved their hair, Those crazy young boys named Two Tims.   There is nothing quite like a limerick to start off your Monday right, right? Remember the Two Tims who were profiled in Travel Tales […]

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Mar
19

Lisa’s Deal of the Week: Art-tastic

Lisa’s Deal of the Week We’ve seen a lot of hotel deals here at Travelzoo Towers but never before have we had a deal that includes a miniature paint set – until now. Be among the first to experience Melbourne’s brand spanking new art hotel, The Olsen, which opened its doors last week and is […]

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Mar
17

Cute overload at Phillip Island

I would like to believe in mermaids, I really would, but after watching a colony of fur seals at play it’s very easy to come to the conclusion that sailors: a) Drink a lot of rum b) Have poor night vision c) Have spent too much time alone with a bunch of dudes Seals, when […]

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Mar
16

Travel Tales: Felicity Watson

Name: Felicity Watson Age: 27 Occupation: Itinerant aspiring historian and writer Favourite travel destination?: The art gallery. No matter where I go, if there is a local gallery I will endeavour to visit it. From The Louvre to the Grafton Regional Gallery, galleries have told me fascinating stories about the people who built them and […]

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Mar
15

Tipster Tuesday

Tipster Tuesday is back! Today’s question comes from one of our intrepid contributors. QUESTION: Does anyone have any recommendations for places/things to see/do in San Francisco and LA? – Melanie Note: Remember to write ‘Answer Melanie’ at the beginning of your comment. If you have a question, just write ‘Question’ at the beginning of your […]

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Mar
14

I have a confession

I am in love with another man. We haven’t met yet but I know we’re going to get along great. Sure, this sounds crazy but the truth is, I fall in love all the time. First it was MacGyver. I am pretty sure I was Richard Dean Anderson’s youngest fan and I was devoted. Then it was Sir […]

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Mar
3

Random fun: How good are you at picking accents?

I reckon I have a pretty good ear for accents. The second I hear ‘aboot’, I know you’re from Canada (or you watched too much De Grassi Junior High). When I hear ‘dahhhnce’ and ‘plaaaaants’ and I know you’re from Adelaide and by association, love to drink. That state should be called SAA. An Irish […]

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Mar
2

Travel Tales: Melissa Rimac

Name: Melissa Rimac Age: Old enough to have a mortgage – too young to be getting overly stressed about the fact that it doesn’t seem to diminish … Occupation: Writer / Photographer Favourite travel destination?: El Nido, The Philippines – great snorkeling, knockout visuals and the most melodramatic sunsets imaginable. Worst travel experience? What happened?: […]

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Mar
2

Travel Tales: Margarita Peker

Name: Margarita Peker Age: 22 Occupation: Publicist Favourite travel destination?: Argentina – it has more to offer in one country than any other I’ve ever been to. I’ve been absorbed in the hustle of Buenos Aires for weeks, tasted some of the best wines in Mendoza, gone adventuring in the Andes in Patagonia, and been […]

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tipster-tuesday
Mar
1

Tipster Tuesday

In the true spirit of community, I bring you Tipster Tuesday! Got a question about a travel destination? If so, please post a comment at the end of this story and everyone … yes, that means you …  will attempt to answer everybody else’s questions throughout the week. But first, some housekeeping. When you ask […]

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