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48 hours in Bungendore

Canberrans have probably been through the village of Bungendore on their way to the south coast at least three times this summer alone. You might have stopped for petrol or grabbed a pie at the bakery or popped into the new supermarket for water for your camping trip. Being a village on the highway, Bungendore […]

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Flying the flag for long distance relationships

Some say that absence makes the heart grow fonder. Others say that absence makes the heart grow crazy, basically buys you shares in an airline and racks up epic phone bills like nobody’s business. Whichever side of the fence you sit on, long-distance relationships are a fact of life for many couples. But it seems […]

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Singapore: A Canberra Girl’s Guide

Today, Singapore Airlines announced that daily flights from Canberra to Singapore will commence from May 2018.  While this means the loss of the airlines’ direct flights to Wellington, New Zealand, this new daily connection will give Canberrans even more reason to visit the cosmopolitan hub of Asia’s Southeast. And who better to tell you where […]

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Escape Trails: Hidden Vietnam

Vietnam is one of the most eclectic areas you can visit in South East Asia, with its Chinese upbringing, French influence and history deeply rooted in war. From its wandering water buffalos in ride paddies, its cheap massages and dramatic cityscapes to the delicious food available around every corner, you’ll be sure to find something […]

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The magnificent Middle East: one for the bucket list

A lot of my friends did more than raise their eyebrows when I told them I was going to Israel. My family were pretty nervous when I told them I was going to Jordan, and the main question I got when I told people I was going to Lebanon was ‘Why?!’ There are plenty of […]

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Spend less and travel more in 2018

Are you, like me, currently suffering from the post-Christmas financial blues? All of those Christmas presents that represent the love you have for family and friends have left a gaping hole in your savings (if you had any to begin with) or perhaps you’re staring down the barrel of credit card debt. It can be […]

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10 favourite South Coast beaches

A Local’s Guide to some of the South Coast’s favourite beaches. It’s no secret that the South Coast’s great waves, rugged coastline, secluded hamlets and family-friendly play areas make it the ideal holiday destination – there’s a patch of sand to suit every beach lover! Boasting a beautiful, rolling seaboard of breathtaking scenery, it’s the […]

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Land of Sun and Sea: your guide to the South Coast

Every summer, Canberrans flock to the South Coast to relax on pristine beaches with friends and family. But there’s a whole lot more to see and do than just take in the view. Here’s our guide to 25+ spots to swim, eat, drink, surf, relax and play from Jervis Bay to Eden. Jervis Bay to […]

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Beyond five star travel

Travel has a new catch phrase: “Experiential”. Terrible, isn’t it? It’s hard to say and pretty much meaningless without a dictionary explanation. On a scale of phrases I have hated in 2017, it is close behind “fake news” in terms of making the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end. Yet despite […]

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Considering a move overseas? Questions to ask and answer

Apparently, there are over one million Australians living and working overseas at any given time. I’m currently one of them. But it took me about five years to actually pluck up the courage to pack my bags, say goodbye to my comfortable life and move halfway around the world to live in Canada (in the […]

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