• 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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Nov
19

Laura’s Word of the Week: Esurient

Esurient \ih-SUR-ee-uhnt; -ZUR-\, adjective: Hungry; greedy. I don’t know about you guys but I have been starving all week. This word seems very appropriate!

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Nov
18

Books: a traveller’s best friend

A few weeks ago a friend of mine interviewed me about what books I take with me when I travel. I have been thinking about this ever since and, upon further consideration, it turns out that I really do have a system. At the moment, I am reading the Ladies’ No 1 Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall-Smith because […]

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Nov
16

Shopping in the big apple

Shopping in The Big Apple By Thea Easterby Shopping for clothes in New York City is fantastic!  Quite a statement considering ordinarily, I’m not much of a shopper. After two shopping sprees in New York, I have picked up a few tips.  Bear in mind, I’m not talking designer labels. Unfortunately my salary doesn’t stretch […]

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Nov
15

I have a dream

I dream of a community that shares information, resources and inspiration. Because of this dream, I am calling out to you to get in touch if you need help or, alternatively, whenever you have something you want to share or give. Do you need information on a specific destination? Ask away! I will send your questions […]

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travel-tales-tim-charody
Nov
12

Travel Tales: Tim Charody

Name: Tim Charody Age: 25 Occupation: Traveller, Film-Maker, Presenter, Adventurer Favourite travel destination? Papua New Guinea because it is a seriously wild place with more cultural diversity than anywhere else on the planet. There are over 800 separate languages spoken in a country of 6.25 million. While travelling around PNG, we would regularly travel around […]

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twenty-years-after-the-wall
Nov
11

Twenty years after the wall

Can you believe it’s been twenty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall? One of my friends, photographer Enzo Amato was there the night the wall came down. Here is his story; ‘One night, while wandering around the eastern part of Berlin, I witnessed that very moment that would change our world forever. I never […]

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Nov
9

Romancin’ in Verona

Romancin’ in Verona By Lauren Barker In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, you are perched under a roof of vines, spooning into a heavenly Nutella tiramisu, coffee warm in the belly. It’s mid-autumn, the leaves are beginning to brown, sunlight dapples the cobblestones below. It’s the perfect time to visit Verona: the throngs […]

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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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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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