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Off-season tips, Bucket Lists, bucket bags & Thailand!


Thursday, February 15, 2018

What’s your favourite ‘off season’ holiday spot? My colleague at JTC (hi Jack!) has recently returned from an amazing trip to Europe and I was intrigued by the amount of times he said, "It was brilliant as there were no queues!". Anyway, it got me to thinking there really are some wonderful journeys to take when the crowds ...

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A positive step for tourism


Thursday, February 8, 2018

I do love a regional airport. When I was living in the city, the only ones I’d really visited were for "Getaway" and I just thought they were sweet little hubs, with lovely Grannies serving freshly made sambos, and wonderful art in the foyer. Hello Broken Hill, with your Pro Hart art. I’m looking at you! It wasn't ...

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Recapturing my sanity


Friday, February 2, 2018

"Who am I?” I’m asking myself this question as I collapse onto the sofa, recovering from the arduous challenge of… school holidays. Dear Lord, I’m a shadow of my former self, as I bid my cherubs farewell to their first day of school this week, I tried to not let them see my small leap of ...

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A day to be consciously grateful


Sunday, January 28, 2018

"Happy Australia Day to you." That’s what I’ve been hearing time and again as I’ve travelled across Australia, through its country towns and yes, although some may find it hard to believe, in cities, too. For many years now I’ve been a very proud Australia Day Ambassador. This takes me far and wide, meeting a whole cross section ...

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Here’s to cherished, spontaneous memories…


Monday, January 22, 2018

Sometimes the best holidays are the spontaneous ones. Not all of us have the opportunity or lifestyle to plan our trips perfectly. I know when I was growing up, the youngest of four children, if my Dad was working during school holidays (hello, four kids, my parents were always working) Mum would often cry ‘right everyone, ...

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Juggling, dreaming & looking for potential


Thursday, January 11, 2018

How are you? How are you settling in to the New Year? If it makes you feel any better, I’m all over the shop...Juggling children on school holidays. Trying to keep the birds away from my apricot tree. (But just look at that basket - I won!) Feeling guilty about not working enough (then feeling guilty about working in ...

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