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WOW List 2020 – Flight Centre’s Top 50 Travel Experiences

People love lists. I certainly do. I’m a serial list-writer, from daily ‘to do’ lists to a travel packing master list years in the making. The travel community loves lists too. Just look at rise of the ‘listicle’ or list … Continue reading

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So you want to be a travel writer?

I love serendipity. As I was updating my talk ‘Introduction to Travel Writing’, which I give from time to time at libraries and writers’ groups, a blog post popped up in my emails from my colleague Lindy Alexander, at The … Continue reading

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Postcard of the week – Heart Reef, Whitsundays

It’s been overcast, wet and very grey in Sydney this week. I need some colour to brighten the mood, so have chosen this image of the Great Barrier Reef, taken last year on a scenic flight with  GSL Aviation out … Continue reading

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Bottoms up to Kakadu Bird Week 14-21 October 2015

A bums-up salute from magpie geese greeted us at Mamukala Wetlands last month as they scrabbled to stretch their necks to the bottom of the billabong in search of juicy bulbs. It was a comic display and one that was … Continue reading

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Shoe shopping in Madrid

The Spanish make some fabulous shoes; quality leather, good craftsmanship and contemporary design. I know because I used to be a footwear buyer. But walking the tourist trails in Madrid, I didn’t come across a single trendy footwear store. There … Continue reading

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Teen-friendly family accommodation on the Gold Coast

Finding accommodation that suits a family with teens can often be challenging. You want to give them some freedom and a room of their own, especially if they are older, but you also want to have them close and know … Continue reading

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Funny dunny signs – quirky Aussie bathroom signs

When travelling it can be the quirky little things that give an insight into the character of a place – like unusual toilet signs. To Loos Le Trek is a case in point, a hint that McCrossin’s Mill Museum in … Continue reading

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Bangkok back in business

According to this report from the Tourism Authority of Thailand, as of the 3rd March the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) has scaled back their protests in Bangkok, dismantling the temporary rally camps at major intersections in the city. This … Continue reading

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Gift an experience: 10 Sydney experiences to inspire, excite and thrill

Can’t think of a gift for that special someone? Then give them an experience they will remember long after the Christmas tree has dropped its needles. Here are ten Sydney experiences for the grandkids to the grandparents, the adventure-lovers to … Continue reading

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Five (more) inexpensive travel gifts

Sometimes it’s the little things that can make our lives easier, especially when on the road travelling, so here are a few more ideas for inexpensive travel items that make great gifts. (You can see my first five ideas here Five … Continue reading

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