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Head for the Hill(tops)

It’s vintage charm meets the best of modern life.  Less than a two-hour drive from Canberra, the rolling countryside of the hilltops region is bursting with rich red soils, stone fruits (cherries are the local heroes), vineyards, livestock and locals who welcome you with good old fashioned hospitality. EAT THE MUDDY DUCK A café, giftwares, […]

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Early snow and a 100 percent chance of music

Planning anything for the long weekend? If the better-than-usual start to the snow season hasn’t already put a spring in your step, then what about the prospect of skiing one minute, grooving the next? The Perisher Peak Music Festival is on this coming long weekend. And if you are quick, you can still get tickets […]

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48 Hours at High Country Harvest

Winter is coming. Although, truth be told, it feels like it’s very much here. While I truly love Canberra, occasionally I do crave a getaway – and my usual favourite coastal getaway just doesn’t carry the same appeal that it did in the height of summer. If you’ve been craving a mini vacay, now is […]

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The $1 return Tigerair sale is back!

It’s happening again. Tigerair is giving you $1 return flights in a sale that commences at midday today. Dreaming of a winter getaway? Make it a reality. As part of the sale, 14,000 bargain fares for travel between mid-July and mid-September 2017 are available from midday AEST today until midday AEST Saturday 13 May (or […]

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Escape Trails: Queensland and Northern NSW

With temperatures plummeting, it might just be the perfect time to escape Canberra’s cold and have one last hurrah in the sunshine. If you’re keen to check out Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the northern New South Wales areas, here are a few things to get you inspired enough to leave the Canberra cold behind. […]

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Adventure is Out There*

 *Just remember to take hand sanitiser, commonsense … and your conscience! In the last edition of Magazine, Cambodia was noted as one of the top 10 budget travel destinations. I absolutely agree, it has temple complexes, rice paddies, riverine life and French colonial architecture to offer. I love it. Our family lived in Phnom Penh […]

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Back to Basics: 10 Budget Destinations

Who said budget travel had to be boring? Stretch your dollars with these handpicked destinations. With winter creeping towards us, it’s mighty tempting to start dreaming up your next holiday. But if your wallet had other ideas, don’t fret. Here are 10 places that are bank account friendly and still packed with adventure. SOUTH AFRICA […]

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Sustainable Life: Eco holiday in winter

Life’s busy. Work’s demanding, the kids want more and friends… who are they again? I need a holiday. Something to look forward to in a life that feels out of control. I like to tread lightly on our planet earth. So, I’m looking for a holiday that will be good for me and the planet. […]

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Cabin Fever

Sometimes you want to escape the hustle and bustle. But if your budget doesn’t extend to jetting off to an exotic locale, these six quiet adventures within 100km of Canberra show the beauty of the simple life. Flea Creek Campground An idyllic creekside spot near the Goodradigbee river, Flea Creek Campground is one for the […]

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Do you ever just want to pack up and leave?

Yesterday I met a man from a picturesque Irish village, who has a son and two teenage daughters (who have exactly the same names as my teenage daughters), who is looking to house-swap to Canberra with his wife. Before my husband died, we were dreaming of a move to Ireland. I’ve never been, despite a […]

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