• 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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why-do-we-travel
Oct
8

Why do we travel?

There are so many reasons to board the plane. Sometimes we are running away from our jobs, responsibilities and the repetition of the same faces over and over again. Broken hearts and bored minds have sold more berths than sound reasoning could ever justify. Sometimes we are running to something – a place we have patiently […]

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travel-tales-jen-bishop
Oct
6

Travel Tales: Jen Bishop

Name: Jen Bishop Age: 28 Occupation: Magazine editor Favourite travel destination?: Paris is my favourite city in the world and I’ve been there 13 times (not so easy now I live in Australia and not the UK!). I love the architecture, the culture, the art, the people, the wine, the romantic atmosphere; everything! I have […]

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moiras-ancient-wonders-romes-rubbish-tip
Oct
5

Moira’s Ancient Wonders: Rome’s Rubbish Tip

Yes, even the ancients had waste management issues. And in the case of ancient Rome, the culprit was olive oil amphorae. Monte Testaccio is a man-made hill consisting of millions of pottery shards which date back around 2,000 years. And when I heard about it while watching a history doco, I knew I had to […]

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do-you-want-to-be-a-travel-writer
Sep
30

Do you want to be a travel writer?

Hello Fair Citizen of SheGoesica, Do you dream of sharing your travel stories with the world? Have you recently been on a trip? Do you simply like reviewing travel-related books, films and gadgets? If you answered yes to any of the above, SheGoes wants you! SheGoesica is a democracy and as self-appointed Communications Director, I want […]

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travel-tales-chris-sheedy
Sep
30

Travel Tales: Chris Sheedy

Name: Chris Sheedy Age: 38  Occupation: Professional writer Favourite travel destination? Why?: The city of Rome, because it represents everything good about the world – history, future, passion, fashion, food, wine, community, art, beauty, decay, life and death. Worst travel experience? What happened?: High on a mountain in the Nepal Himalaya, completely lost as dark […]

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how-to-have-a-happy-ending
Sep
29

How to have a happy ending…

I am a sucker for a massage so it was with great fiscal delight that I realised that massages are are ridiculously cheap in Bali. I’m talking as little as 60,000 rupiah (about AUD$6) for one hour of blissful laziness. I went for a massage every second day, meaning that by the end of my ten […]

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death-traps-of-south-east-asia
Sep
28

Death Traps of South East Asia

I once tripped over a wonky piece of concrete in Camperdown and broke my toe. I considered telling the local council about it just so they knew that I could have sued them. Flash forward to my recent trip to Bali and I am taking a stroll around Seminyak, an upmarket beach suburb. It turns […]

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austin-texas-the-coolest-city-in-america
Sep
27

Austin, Texas: The coolest city in America

OK, so I have only been to two cities in America and one of them was LA, as in LAX airport, but I am no stranger to hyperbole. In August this year, my fiancé Stevie and I won a trip to the US to meet Quentin Tarantino and attend a premiere of his latest film, […]

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lorraine-elliot-aka-notquitenigella
Sep
24

Travel Tales: Lorraine Elliott aka NotQuiteNigella

Name: Lorraine Elliott Occupation: Food Blogger and publisher of www.notquitenigella.com Favourite travel destination? That’s a tough one. I loved Phuket, Finland and New Zealand but for different reasons. Phuket because we stayed at a fabulous resort that arranged for a lot of fun activities for us, Finland because of the complete novelty of a country […]

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Sep
24

Home is the only place to start…

Every journey starts at home. I recently moved to Marrickville, NSW, and quickly discovered that my new suburb was as full of life and colour as any overseas country I have ever been to. Marrickville Council has the *highest number of people not born in Australia which lends the area a thriving diversity. Walking down […]

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