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Finding that elusive calm… & clothes for Alaska


Friday, August 10, 2018

How’s your week going? Madness? Same, same? A centre of calm? I’m kinda mental as I prepare for my biggest "Getaway" trip of the year: Three weeks venturing to The Arctic Circle. I’m assured it’s summer there, but I feel cold just chatting to you about it. I promise to provide lots of travel tales, if you ...

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How to avoid being a twit & doing the Customs walk of shame


Friday, July 20, 2018

I had an anxious moment this week: My big interview for my United States media (I) visa at the U.S. Embassy - so I can enter the country to film my "Getaway" stories for my upcoming 'Arctic Circle Special'. So, I turned up early, joined the queue of other nervous travellers, and never in my life have I seen such a ...

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Share the love – help the parents


Friday, July 6, 2018

We need your help. We have been fielding questions here at JTC from parents wondering what to do with their children these holidays. So, I ask you, please share your tips, your ideas, and tag them #journeystocome. Help the parents. Surely, you’ve some great ideas of what us fellow activity lovers can get up to these ...

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Time to be thankful


Friday, April 20, 2018

I was a little taken aback this week as a Reader wrote me the most beautiful letter thanking me for taking the time to answer her travel question. Thank you, CC, for encapsulating in a letter all I’ve wanted this website to be... an outlet for my fellow travellers to swap stories, share tips, ask questions, ...

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Skate parks, scrap books & religious sites


Friday, April 13, 2018

I write to you from the Twilight Zone of caring for children during school holidays whilst trying (and not doing very well) to maintain a connection to the outside world. I’ll be honest with you; I’m typing from the skate park. My heart goes out to all parents juggling at this time, to make sure their children are ...

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Broome: Just one trip here can cast a lifelong spell


Friday, April 6, 2018

Welcome to Broome. I’m on the final leg of my Bucket List trip to The Kimberely, but I’ve one last stop before I take my boys back to the farm: A quick trip to my beloved Broome. Sometimes, just one trip here can cast a lifelong spell. My Mum visited here with my Nan eons ago, and she raves about it ...

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