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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Thanks to The Weekly Review, here's a peek inside my conservatory at all the crazy collections and beloved pieces I've gathered from so many years on the road... A swatch of fabric spied through the window of an antique shop in Rouen, France, on one of Catriona Rowntree’s many journeys was the starting point for her lovely conservatory. ...

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Travel Etiquette

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

When you travel overseas, the way you interact with people in the countries you visit is all part of the experience, but it's important to understand the way you interact can also get you into trouble! The most innocent gestures in Australia could be extremely insulting to someone in say, France. So to ensure our body ...

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At Home With Catriona

Monday, December 5, 2016

Discover Catriona's historic family farm and surrounds!

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What I’ve Always Got In My Travel Bag

Monday, November 7, 2016

I’ve got my 'on board essentials’ down to a finely tuned art, or should I say a neat little toiletry bag. Things I can throw into my handbag or roll on luggage for every trip. I aim for privacy and efficiency when on board. My own little world, that doesn’t tick off the person seated ...

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Kidspot: Catriona Rowntree opens up about being a mum to country boys

Friday, May 20, 2016

My interview with Kidspot, enjoy! The long-running Getaway reporter opens up about life on the farm with her boys, tips for travelling with kids, and why she absolutely loathes screen time in her house! In her days before children, Catriona Rowntree was Australia’s most travelled woman, thanks to a gig of a lifetime as a Getaway reporter. ...

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Make it 5 Star

Thursday, May 5, 2016

HOW TO MAKE ANY ROOM 5 STAR (and how to make 5 stars, six!) ​I'm not ashamed to admit that over the last 20 years as a 'professional traveller' I've stayed in my fair share of dumps, so when it comes to hotel rooms I've a pretty high threshold for pain. From the government hotel on the border ...

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