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Catriona’s Travel Tips – Your Travel Questions Answered #27!


Friday, December 7, 2018

Hi Catriona, My brother, his European wife, and their kids are about to jump on a plane and descend on us in Melbourne for Christmas this year. I'm looking for your tips for making the festivities truly memorable, please. I know beach cricket is a well-worn tradition here, but are there any other suggestions for how ...

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Catriona’s Travel Tips – Your Travel Questions Answered #26!


Friday, November 2, 2018

Hi Catriona, I’m heading to Canada - British Columbia and Alberta, to be precise - from mid-December for six weeks. My family are keen skiers but I’m not so I’m hoping you may have some suggestions for things to do. Otherwise, I’ll be schlepping around in over-snow boots, going from coffee to hot choc to coffee, ...

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Catriona’s Travel Tips – Your Travel Questions Answered #25!


Thursday, October 25, 2018

Hi Catriona, I’m travelling to the USA soon and I want to hit the ground running when I get there. Do you have any suggestions for women like me who are seeing the world on their own? Thanks! Irene Photo by Court Prather on Unsplash. Dear Irene, I’ve been in your shoes, so I’m compassionate. Before I share my tale, ...

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Catriona’s Travel Tips – Your Travel Questions Answered #24!


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Question: Hi Catriona, Can you please tell me how you manage to look good after those long-haul flights?! Kindest, Nadia Dearest Nadia, I quickly grabbed this photo this morning (above) for you, as I was bolting out the door. You have confirmed what I have always suspected: I’m not the only one who, against all our best intentions, suffers from tiredness but ...

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Catriona’s Travel Tips – Your Travel Questions Answered #23!


Friday, September 28, 2018

Question: Dear Catriona, I'm looking for recommendations for a short, four- or five-night itinerary for a trip to Tasmania at the end of January next year. We'll be flying over and hiring our own car and I'll be travelling with my mum in her late 60s, and my two children (aged seven and five). The options online ...

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Catriona’s Travel Tips – Your Travel Questions Answered #22!


Friday, September 21, 2018

Question: Dear Catriona, I am travelling to Asia on a business trip and I would love your pro tips please! Cheers, Amanda Don’t drink the water from the tap and avoid washed salads. And, erm, spiders!? Catriona's Answer: Well, Dear Traveller, I’m speaking here, sadly, as "do as I say not as I do", but I’ve had a few business trips to ...

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