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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Making friends in a new city

Picture this: you move to a new city and want to make friends. Luckily, your workplace has an active social calendar and is filled with lovely, like-minded colleagues. You already know a handful of people who welcome you with open arms into their social circle. You envision chuckling with your freshly-minted mates at after-work drinks, […]

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Canberra meets world

It’s been a little more than a year since Canberra was officially connected to the world through the introduction of direct flights via the Capital Express. It didn’t take long for the direct flight service run by Singapore Airlines to become as cherished as a lonely housewife’s dog-eared copy of Fifty Shades and we are […]

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Going Solo…like a boss

Being a travel agent I come into contact with dozens of new people every week. As anyone who has been in a customer service role knows, the public can make you laugh and they can make you want to cry and on the worst days they can make you question your entire existence. But every now […]

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