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Whipping off the thermals & cruising in Croatia


Friday, June 15, 2018

I’ve whipped off the thermals and am in full, European Summer mode, as I travel from ‘The Balkans to Dalmatia’ on board MS Queen Eleganza. I have to admit to having a soft spot for this region. My affection for Croatia began when we were here, as the first ‘non-news’ journalists to film after the war, in 1996. I remember ...

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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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Moved to tears by travel


Saturday, March 31, 2018

Have you ever been moved to tears by a travel experience? A perfect view, an astounding sunset, or maybe a perfect meal? This week, I became teary-eyed whilst travelling high above one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline I’ve ever seen; choppering away from a ‘pinch me moment’ picnic at Eagle Falls. Swimming in a lagoon; dipping ...

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Embarking on a True adventure


Friday, March 23, 2018

I’m racing to send this message to you as I’m about to embark on a true adventure. My heart's in my mouth, I’ve not slept for a week from anxiety, but I’m ticking off a big bucket list travel wish this week as I experience The True North and take on The Kimberley... with my kids. I ...

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