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5 travel experiences that changed my life

Some trips are more than just holidays; they're life-altering events that have you returning home a slightly different person to who you were before. These are five trips that changed everything for me. … [Read More...]

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My first ‘glamping’ experience

I love to keep things basic when camping, so thought the wilderness retreat 'tent' at Wilson's Prom would be a bit soft. As it turns out, maybe I'm happy to soften up a bit. … [Read More...]

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An interstate day-trip made a fun birthday experience

When I suggested to my daughter that she might like an experience for her sixth birthday, she replied, "Well, I've always wanted to see the Sydney Harbour Bridge ..." … [Read More...]

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All that glitters isn’t gold

As John handed over $8 to buy the shop's last bucket of stones, he joked, "I'll have the lucky last!" He wasn't wrong, and he became the talk of outback Queensland's gem fields. … [Read More...]

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All the freedom in the world

Every experience of depression is different. This is my story: how I fell, and how travel saved - saves - me. … [Read More...]

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Behind the story: The Great Dreamtime Road

Ever wondered how a travel article went from idea to publication? Behind the scenes, the travel writing process isn't always a reflection of the polished end product. … [Read More...]

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The Big Trip: How long to go for

Decision number one is made for our Big Trip! (Drum roll please.) … [Read More...]

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Place to go: an interactive tour of the Beaconsfield mine in the Tamar Valley

If you’ve heard of the Beaconsfield mine in northern Tasmania, it’s probably because you remember the 2006 rescue mission. A visit there proves a long gold-mining history that’s worth a look. … [Read More...]

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Swimming with seals and dolphins: the experience I had to have

It took a while to figure out what made me book Swimming with Dolphins. Because while it might sound like great fun and a really special experience, it’s actually something I’d done before… and hated. … [Read More...]

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10 tips for packing lightly

Confession: I love packing for a trip. But the limited space that's just part of travelling can be tricky - hopefully these ideas will help. … [Read More...]

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How long does it take to prepare for The Big Trip?

It's still a little while until we head off for our big adventure, so we can just sit back and wait, right? No, it's become apparent that we need to really plan this out (that is, change our entire … [Read More...]

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A great travelling experience comes from you

Sometimes your travel experience doesn't come from the place itself; it comes from within. Have you ever been surprised by how much you loved or disliked a trip, simply because of your own feelings at … [Read More...]

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Place to go: the Yarra Valley’s Rainforest Gallery

The Yarra Valley conjures images of vineyards and wide open spaces, but don't forget these ranges blur the line between the valley and the High Country, making it a bushwalking haven for families. … [Read More...]

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The unassuming moment that became a Big Life Moment that led to exciting plans

We were sitting together, exhausted at the end of a long day and a drawn out bedtime with the kids. But it turned out to be more than the average end of the day chat - it was the start of fulfilling a … [Read More...]

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One place, four ways: Mt Buller ski resort

Skiing isn't the easiest or cheapest family trip, but it's so much fun it's worth saving up for. We headed to Mt Buller with the kids and found we each had a different experience that we wanted to … [Read More...]

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ADVENTURE

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Swimming with seals and dolphins: the experience I had to have

It took a while to figure out what made me book Swimming with Dolphins. Because while it might sound like great fun and a really special experience, it’s actually something I’d done before… and hated. … [Read More...]

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One place, four ways: Mt Buller ski resort

Skiing isn't the easiest or cheapest family trip, but it's so much fun it's worth saving up for. We headed to Mt Buller with the kids and found we each had a different experience that we wanted to … [Read More...]

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Rock climbing and abseiling in Cataract Gorge

If you love some high (literally) adventure, you must try rock climbing and abseiling for an experience that boosts your confidence no end. And Cataract Gorge in Launceston proved the perfect place to … [Read More...]

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CAMPING

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My first ‘glamping’ experience

I love to keep things basic when camping, so thought the wilderness retreat ‘tent’ at Wilson’s Prom would be a bit soft. As it turns out, maybe I’m happy to soften up a bit.

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Out the back of the William Creek pub

William Creek – population 10 – is South Australia’s smallest town. But somehow, referring to it as just a dot in the middle of nowhere underestimates the power of this place.

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10 tips for camping with toddlers

Camping with toddlers is great fun (truly!), although there are some things you need to know ahead of time. These ten tips will help make it an experience worth doing again and again.

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TRAVEL WITH KIDS

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An interstate day-trip made a fun birthday experience

When I suggested to my daughter that she might like an experience for her sixth birthday, she replied, “Well, I’ve always wanted to see the Sydney Harbour Bridge …”

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Place to go: an interactive tour of the Beaconsfield mine in the Tamar Valley

If you’ve heard of the Beaconsfield mine in northern Tasmania, it’s probably because you remember the 2006 rescue mission. A visit there proves a long gold-mining history that’s worth a look.

IMG_2085

Swimming with seals and dolphins: the experience I had to have

It took a while to figure out what made me book Swimming with Dolphins. Because while it might sound like great fun and a really special experience, it’s actually something I’d done before… and hated.

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