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48 hours in Kiama

Winter catch-ups can be a bit grim. Usually, it’s hustling from your car to a warm spot, preferably with piping hot coffee. Walks are out of the question, as are picnics, as is pretty much anything outdoors. So why not look a little further than the nearest café? Kiama, Gerringong and Gerroa are just a […]

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Not Too Old, Not Too Young

There has long been a perceived gap in the travel market. You are no longer a twenty-something looking for that boozy bus tour with a smattering of iconic world sights. Your days of carrying a heavy backpack around the streets are long gone but you aren’t ready for the all-inclusive jaunt on a comfortable bus […]

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The Magic of Morocco through the eyes of a Canberran girl

In 2017, I decided to explore this unsettling feeling I’d had for a long time. After a lot of consideration, soul searching and research, I decided that I wanted to immerse myself in a different culture and learn a little bit more about what life has to offer. The answer was Marrakech. When I arrived […]

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Grenfell: A creative hub

Grenfell is most commonly known as the birthplace of Henry Lawson, Australian writer and bush poet. But while this little town seems unchanged, a surge of creatives has brought new shops and services to the region. Grenfell is a two and a half hour picturesque drive from Canberra and during spring your drive will be […]

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From hate to fate: How I fell in love with the Bush Capital

Eucalyptus trees and roundabouts. They were the two things I remembered about Canberra after visiting the capital to watch my Dad run a marathon many years ago. A few years later, I, like every other high school history student, came to Canberra on a school trip. We stayed in cabins surrounded by eucalyptus trees near […]

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Getaway trails: a slice of Orange

With the long weekend ahead, why not head inland? Orange NSW is about a three and a half hour scenic drive from Canberra. It ticks all the boxes: great cafes, restaurants, cellar doors and boutique homeware stores to rival Moss Vale and Bowral. Here’s a guide to slicing out 48-hours in Orange. Day one: Wining […]

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Choose your own adventure…

Qatar Airways have started the war with the battle cry of the century. Daily international flights from Canberra to a network of over 151 cities across the world. Not one to be outdone Singapore airlines have responded in kind with an increase in services also now touching down in Canberra daily and servicing 136 destinations […]

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Netflix: Global Window

Explore some of the world’s most culturally and geographically isolated communities without leaving the lounge. These documentaries each expose different corners of the world that are otherwise inaccessible, showing what ‘home’ looks like for different people around the globe. HUMAN PLANET This BBC documentary series examines the lives of communities around the globe, through the […]

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The Ultimate Autumnal Getaway

Last year’s High Country Harvest was easily one of the highlights of our year. My partner James and I ventured to High Country Victoria for a weekend of food, wine and, well, more food. When the invite to the opening of the 2018 High Country Harvest arrived in my inbox, I was giddy with excitement. […]

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Bringing holiday memories home

We live in a privileged time. Travel is more affordable than it has ever been and if you need proof of that Qantas CEO Alan Joyce recently pointed out that a ticket to London in 1947 via the Kangaroo route used to cost the equivalent of 130 weeks average salary. A return ticket to London […]

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