• Embracing middle age

    Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    I am going to tell you a secret. I have always been middle aged. While there are many ways to gauge your age – chronologically, with one of those Real Age questionnaires, or even with how old you feel when you go to a night club – there’s your own internal clock that ticks along until one […]

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  • The most important thing I’ve learnt this year

    Thursday, December 20, 2018

    This year has been tough by any measure. The upside is that hard times teach you a lot about yourself and other people. The most important thing I’ve learnt is that if you focus on filling yourself up with peace, that peace will eventually overflow into other people’s lives. Same goes if you fill yourself up […]

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  • Soul gardening

    Monday, December 3, 2018

    Do you know about how crop rotation works? How farmers don’t plant the same crop in the same place year after year? Humans are the same. We can’t keep producing, producing, producing without a rest. We need inputs. If you were a garden, you would need to be weeded, composted, fertilised and replanted. You may […]

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    Free wellness programs with Inspiring Villas

    Monday, November 19, 2018

    It’s about this time of year that mama needs a long lie down. But here’s the thing: I have a 20 month-old toddler who wakes up at dawn every single day. There is no holiday on earth that can get around that crushing fact. So how can you combine a family holiday where you get […]

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  • Meet the artist: Cathy Stait-Gardner

    Monday, November 19, 2018

    If you have spoken to me recently, you have probably heard me banging on Camden’s answer to Quentin Blake. Meet Cathy Stait-Gardner – gifted artist, Buffy fan and all ’round hilarious woman. How long have you been an artist? An artist. It sounds so high-brow! I’m not sure how long Ive been an artist. I’ve […]

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valerie-khoo
Oct
13

Travel Tales: Valerie Khoo

Name: Valerie Khoo Age: 39 Occupation: Director of the Sydney Writers’ Centre, Journalist, Keynote Speaker Favourite travel destination?: My favourite place in the world is home. To me, it’s like being in heaven. But as for travel destinations, I would say New York. It’s exciting, vibrant and full of wonderful things to see and do. […]

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the-ubiquity-of-bob-marley
Oct
12

The Ubiquity of Bob Marley

I was reading a short story recently wherein the protagonist asked his most widely travelled friend about the commonalities between countries – essentially, what was the same everywhere. The answer was, ‘The ubiquity of sparrows.’ This is a startlingly true observation. There are sparrows everywhere. The only country where I didn’t see a lot of sparrows was Vietnam (birds […]

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Oct
11

Foreign Correspondent: Georgia Keighery

Name: Georgia Keighery Age: (actual age) 31, (emotional age) 12. Occupation: Writer Where do you live?: I live in an area of Singapore know as Tanjong Rhu (home of the many blocks of condominiums that house the countless expats that live in this city). Why did you move there?: I moved here because my husband, […]

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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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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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