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Phillip Island, Victoria

Monday, February 12, 2018

This week's Guest Traveller, a JTC staff writer, asked her six-year old to write about their three-night glamping trip on Phillip Island, south-east of Melbourne. This is what came back: "We ate CocoPops for breakfast. We went to the beach everyday. We held a penguin that died. We slept in a tent." Here's her ode to reliving childhood holidays, creating new memories with good friends, and encrusting everything ...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Monday, February 5, 2018

When Guest Traveller Charlotte Francis visited the Netherlands in October to attend the International Fundraising Congress, she jumped at the chance of spending a long weekend in Amsterdam. Having travelled widely, but remaining a Europhile at heart, Charlotte found Amsterdam packed with interest and visual delight. Charlotte is a fundraiser, story-teller, writer and blogger with ...

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A Fortnight in Tasmania

Monday, January 29, 2018

Adventurous octogenarian Alan Johnston and his wife Sue put their car on the Spirit of Tasmania and set off for a fortnight on the Apple Isle this month. Disembarking in Devonport, they drove west to Burnie and Ulverstone and then east to Low Head and George Town on the Tamar River, Scamander and St. Helens, before heading ...

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Edinburgh, Scotland

Monday, January 22, 2018

Journeys to Come contributor Jack Walden spent Hogmanay in Edinburgh, Scotland; discovering the world’s best street party lit by thousands of torchlights, taking a trip down the Royal Mile, and visiting the historic Holyrood Palace at night. Let's follow Jack's journey in a great place to 'bring in the bells'... Scotland has a reputation for delivering epic New ...

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Daylesford, Victoria

Monday, January 15, 2018

This week's Guest Traveller - a JTC staff writer - returned to Daylesford, a small country town in Victoria which she had visited on numerous occasions, to challenge a long-held belief that she'd 'been there, done that'. This is her account of having her eyes opened to new possibilities (and impossibilities, like expecting a turn-down service with chocolate and Turkish ...

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Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Monday, January 8, 2018

"We're going to Graceland, Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee..." Did we give you an earworm? Well, sorry, not sorry about that! Let's begin our story... Australian expat Matt Harrington, his wife Cherie and their two children moved to Chiswick, London (on the Thames River), three years ago, via a three-month trip around the USA, including six-weeks in an 'RV' (recreational vehicle) in north-western ...

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