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South Island summer break

Monday, February 18, 2019

Canadians living in Melbourne, Sarah and Chris Bower, and their three children aged between three and eight, explored the South Island of New Zealand from a motorhome over 14 days over the summer break. Here is their story… Team Bower, in Akaroa. A hop skip and jump away from Christchurch, Akaroa is a charming, little town ...

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Walking in footsteps of ancestors & her younger self, in London

Monday, February 11, 2019

Rachael Bernstone, of Sounds Like Design, travelled with her family from Perth to welcome in the New Year from London. Her week-long series of posts resembled a Letter to Her Younger Self because she lived in London for four years in the mid 1990s, when the capital was buzzing with Britpop and a swagger that accompanied Tony ...

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Solo travel – the tips you need before you go

Monday, January 28, 2019

This week, we hand over to Diane Squires, a Melbourne-based writer, travel blogger at and tour host with Two’s a Crowd, an award winning travel company catering exclusively for solo travellers. Diane tells us that travel, especially solo travel, can seem daunting, but she guarantees you’ll never regret the first trip you take. "You may, however, ...

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Finding her match in Ireland

Monday, January 21, 2019

Continuing this month's festival theme, here is Guest Traveller Ngaire Keane's dispatch about Europe's biggest singles gathering, the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival, in County Clare, Ireland... Ngaire Keane. Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival is one of Ireland's oldest traditional festivals, with a 160-year history. Whilst now a tourist attraction that is all about the craic , originally, it was for bachelor ...

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Good vibes at Woodford Folk Festival

Monday, January 14, 2019

Guest Traveller Sandra Groves, a yoga teacher, spent the last five days of 2018 and the first day of the New Year at The Woodford Folk Festival.  An annual music and cultural event, it is held near the semi-rural town of Woodford, 72 kilometres north of Brisbane, in Queensland. One of the biggest annual cultural events ...

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The Great Ocean Road’s best-kept secret

Sunday, January 6, 2019

When our friends Ange and Paul Saines dropped us a line saying, "Here’s a little article about Aireys Inlet and why we love it so much", we swooned and knew we must share it with you, Dear Traveller. Enjoy! Less than two hours west of Melbourne, there's a slice of paradise that, if you blinked while ...

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