• Note to my girls

    Monday, April 23, 2018

    I have two step daughters and three nieces and there are a few things I want them to know. The first thing: you are not here to be decorative. People will comment on your looks. They will compliment your figure, and tell you that you’re pretty. You will hear other women complaining and comparing, fretting […]

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  • Why everyone needs a Honey

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    I realise this sounds like the beginning of an R&B song set in da club, but no. The Honey I am referring to is my new friend. She is a bad ass eco-warrior. She turned 70kgs of tomatoes into passata, she makes her own pasta, yoghurt and water kefir (among many other things), and buys […]

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  • 5 Bali villas you need to know about

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018

    Joey’s passport arrived today so, friends, I am back on the Googles, looking for family-friendly winter getaways. There are two kinds of people in the world: the people who love winter and get all excited about wearing coats, and people like me. I dread winter. I shudder to think of the long nights, the gloom, the frozen […]

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  • How to choose a good hotel

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    I have worked in the travel industry as an editor, PR and blogger for nearly 10 years now which means I have seen it all – the good, the bad, and the very, very ugly when it comes to hotels. This is funny because I grew up in a family of campers. My primary school’s Year […]

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  • Dear Aunty Em: Stuck

    Monday, April 9, 2018

    “I broke it off with a guy I was really into because he didn’t want to commit. It’s been over a year now but I can’t seem to move on. I made a New Year’s Resolution to date more and I’ve been on a couple of dates. They were nice enough but they didn’t make me […]

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myths-legends-and-langkawi
Nov
8

Myths, Legends and Langkawi

Myths, Legends and Langkawi By Georgia Keighery There’s a long running urban myth about a group of professional, partner-having, gym-going, hobby-pursuing, commitment-laden women friends. In this legend these lady friends finally come good on years of talking about going on a trip together. They clear their calendars for a week and meet on a little […]

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Nov
5

Local colour

One of the things that I get most excited about when I travel is seeing native animals. I am seriously like a five year old girl in a shop full of pink tutus. The sheer joy of seeing a ghostly caiman slip into the Amazon river or spotting a capybara grazing peacefully on the river bank sets off […]

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on-location
Nov
3

Top 10 ‘go there’ movies

Travel movies represent the blessed union of two of my favourite things in the world; travel and movies. How many times have I watched a film only to spend immeasurable amounts of time fantasising about the place it was set? Here are the Top 10 movies that have made me want to go there: 1. Out of Africa […]

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victor-pisapia
Nov
2

Travel Tales: Victor Pisapia

Name: Victor Pisapia Age: 61 Occupation: Chef/ Trainer/ Presenter/ Tour Leader Favourite travel destination? Why?: This is way too hard to answer for a typical Aquarian. My favourite destination is always the last beautiful place I go so I will have to say Brazil this time.  Why?  Because it has a beat like no other country.  […]

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when-things-dont-work-out-the-way-you-planned
Nov
1

When things don’t work out the way you planned

Sometimes the reality of a place doesn’t quite live up to what the travel agent sold you. Maybe you didn’t read the fine print. Maybe you forgot to ask how long it was going to take to get there. That’s what happened on my last trip to New Zealand. In my role as Organizatron, I managed […]

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travel-tales-michelle-tan
Oct
29

Travel Tales: Michelle Tan

Name: Michelle Tan Age: Old enough to know better (but young enough to do it anyway) Occupation: PR practitioner Favourite travel destination? New York Why? Fell in love with the energy there. Best tips for beating jetlag? If you are going to sleep, sleep all the way through the next day, but if you can, […]

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meeting-the-prince-of-wales
Oct
28

Meeting the Prince of Wales

It wasn’t as exciting as you may think – it was the Prince of Wales in the guise of a hospital in Randwick. Close observers of SheGoes will have noticed that Monday and Tuesday this week were bereft of posts. This is because I was checked into said medical accommodation having undergone some rather sudden surgery. Survivors […]

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foreign-correspondent-charlotte-sandford
Oct
27

Foreign Correspondent: Charlotte Sandford

Name: Charlotte Sandford Age: 29 Occupation: Marketing Manager Where do you live?: Austin, Texas Why did you move there?: For love! My gorgeous man Ryan is Texan born and bred. What do you love about your town/city? The eclectic nature of the city; all sorts for fun, interesting and talented people sharing one common denominator, […]

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travel-tales-terry-gillespie
Oct
21

Travel Tales: Terry Gillespie

Name: Terry Gillespie Age: 31 Occupation: Artworker Favourite Travel Destination? Why?: Buenos Aires… the Barrio of San Telmo, impromptu tango parties, Buenos Aires Botanical Garden, the architecture of Europe, designers of Palermo…. How much time do you have? Worst travel experience? What happened?: Fruit picking in Far North Queensland.  Working on a chilli farm is […]

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songs-for-the-road
Oct
19

Songs for the road

Every trip I have ever been on comes with a soundtrack. This all started with the annual drive to South West Rocks. My Dad always played tapes of the Johns – Williamson and Farnham. I know all the lyrics to ‘Hey True Blue’ and ‘You’re the Voice’, a handy skill if ever there was one. Mum, on the other […]

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