• Christmas gifts for people you hate

    Wednesday, November 7, 2018

    In keeping with my current Christmas gift-buying obsession, here’s my fail-proof guide to gifts for people you loathe: A leaf blower: You hate them. Soon, everyone else will too. A chutney gift pack: Has anyone ever used a Christmas chutney? This will live in their pantry and/or fridge and be moved from house to house, […]

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  • Christmas presents for people like me

    Tuesday, November 6, 2018

    It’s around this time of year that I do terrible things to my credit card. I love Christmas and I love buying presents. If you are looking for gift ideas for middle-aged women who love Marimekko but wear K-Mart, here’s some things that I can personally recommend as being both ethical and excellent. Original artworks Art […]

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  • Love your skin suit

    Thursday, October 25, 2018

    Silence of the Lambs has made the concept of a skin suit a little bit too literal but stay with me folks. We are all born into a skin suit that is composed of pretty much the same stuff as everyone else’s. Our genes dominate what it will look like. Some people get an Armani, […]

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  • Losing babies

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018

    The Spark and I have lost three babies this year – one in January and two in the past week. Without going into the excruciating details, all I can say is that this is a very common experience. Every second person I speak to shares their story of loss. One of the midwives who looked […]

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  • Woo-Oahu! My stay at Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki

    Thursday, October 4, 2018

    Most of the time I am a suburban mum covered in toddler snot but occasionally – almost magically – I get yanked out of my leggings and sent spinning into a world of luxury. That’s what happened recently when I wound up at the Ritz-Carlton Residences in Waikiki. When I was dropped off at the […]

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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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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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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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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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Sep
24

Maybe it was fate…

I was a really bolshie little kid. I would talk to anyone and I wandered off a lot. My childhood memories are punctuated with any number of PA systems calling my name. I remember once when I was meant to be playing netball that I got bored and decided to just walk off the court. […]

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