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Bottles on a Plane: Yes or No?

Most people who have flown internationally in the past few years are aware of the restrictions on flying with liquids, aerosols and gels. Each passenger is allowed one small clip-seal bag of liquids, with each container not larger than 100ml or 100grams. Although it’s undoubtedly annoying to be unable to fly with large bottles of […]

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When you are never too old to travel

Helene Jermolajew was 62 years old when she embarked on a solo trip around the world to heal from loss and grief. She came back a new woman. “She’s gone,” and with those words my life was torn asunder. The last year of Mum’s life was a horror stretch as she became weaker and sicker, […]

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Around the World in 30 Days

Not content to spend school holidays on the Gold Coast, Emma Macdonald packs up a husband and two kids and begins an adventure travelling to bucket list countries in head-spinning succession. Shanghai There is so much logic to breaking up that gruelling flight to Europe with a few days in China. Especially when you have […]

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Cheap tricks: How to make family holidays happen

Keen to plan a summer escape but not sure how to keep the cash from blowing out? Sue White has some tips and tricks. Not to alarm you, but Christmas is not that far away. I say this, not because I want to propel you into shopping lists and thoughts of family reunions, but because […]

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10 ways to Devour Wagga this spring

Spring weekends are just made for road trips, and there’s a delicious destination an easy two-and-a-half hours’ drive away. We round up 10 reasons why devouring Wagga Wagga should be on your ‘must-do’ list this October—live music, a multicultural street festival, al fresco food and wine, divine desserts and more. Oh, and a 12-course bacon […]

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Escaping the Modern Loop

Have you ever wanted to throw in the towel and just go? To quit your job, buy a one way ticket and pack your swimmers? To most of us, this is a 2pm workday fantasy that mostly involves a winning lottery ticket and white sandy beaches free of colleagues and responsibilities. Then reality comes crashing […]

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Run To Paradise

Australians are spoilt.  We live in one of the safest, diverse and physically spectacular countries in the world. We have rainforests that meet vast oceans lined with white sands, red deserts with a human history spanning thousands of years and wildlife so unique that our animals are iconic the world over. But I don’t need […]

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Travel: Riverina Canola Trail

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road…and hello, fields of gold. We take a mini break exploring the Riverina Canola Trail. At this time of the year in the Riverina the canola display is simply breathtaking. It’s the perfect time of the year to hop in the car for a road trip just a couple of hours from Canberra. […]

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Batemans Bay in Winter

Every summer, Batemans Bay becomes a quasi-suburb of Canberra, such is the popularity of this coastal destination among capital-dwellers. But it’s not often thought of as a winter destination. That’s not such a bad thing if you’re one of the smart ones who have cottoned on to just how much the Eurobodalla region has to […]

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Escape Trails: Cooma and the Monaro

Long regarded by ski tourists as a stopover on their journey to the snow, Cooma and the Monaro region have their own charms and treasures to invite the long and winding traffic to stay a little longer. Play Raglan Gallery Located on Cooma’s Historic Lambie Street, the Raglan Gallery holds an array of pieces from […]

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