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The value of having time alone

I love being alone. Maybe because it doesn’t happen all that often, I thrive on it when I get the chance to just be. But there's more to it than that. … [Read More...]

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Full-time freelancing, here I come

When I say we're changing our whole life, I'm not kidding. We're moving - in January - from a suburban block to a small farm, leaving all our family and friends to go somewhere we don't know anyone, … [Read More...]

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Moving to the country

A few weeks back I wrote about how we wouldn't be moving. Well, I'm eating my words now because we just bought a house. … [Read More...]

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Returning home after travelling alone

There's real value in connecting with each other, but it's important to have your own space sometimes too. That's what I noticed when I returned home after a recent trip. … [Read More...]

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Kaikoura: the little town that has it all

Kaikoura, on the east coast of New Zealand's south island, has the wildlife, the scenery, the fun ... and even the coffee. … [Read More...]

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7 ways to experience Cataract Gorge

Beautiful Cataract Gorge is one of Tasmania’s most visited attractions. Here are seven ways to experience it. … [Read More...]

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How we use our suburban life to prepare for adventures

"You're a travel blogger, but you live in the suburbs with two kids?" I've heard this a lot lately. Short answer? "Yes". The long answer is, "That's exactly the point ..." … [Read More...]

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When science came to life, even I enjoyed it

I'm covered in dirt, digging around in an attempt to find a sapphire, and I have to say it feels a bit like the lottery: very slim odds of walking away with anything. … [Read More...]

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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 … [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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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.

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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.

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