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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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Wanderlust: Amy O’Dell

AMY O’DELL, 35, LEFT HER MARKETING MANAGER JOB, SOLD HER BELONGINGS AND STARTED A BACKPACKING ADVENTURE (TWICE!). We meet the women who gave in to their Wanderlust and did something a little crazy, a lot brave and ultimately life-affirming when they packed up their ordinary lives and took the plunge. WHAT SPARKED YOUR DECISION? I’d […]

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24 Hours Tasting Rutherglen

So you’ve booked your tickets to Tastes of Rutherglen 2017. You have your accommodation sorted and your elegant but practical wardrobe planned. But what about an itinerary? Which masterclasses will you attend, what meals take your fancy and which cellar doors are on your ‘must do’ list? With almost 20 wineries taking part in Tastes […]

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Escape Trails: Kangaroo Valley

LESS THAN TWO HOURS DRIVE FROM CANBERRA AND WEST OF THE COAST, KANGAROO VALLEY IS A RIVER VALLEY IN THE SHOALHAVEN REGION. Described as “the most beautiful valley in Australia”, it’s the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding towns of Berry, Huskisson, Ulladulla and even the Southern Highlands. It’s the best of the […]

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A Canberran at the Boston Womens March

On 21 January, 4.6 million women and men marched world wide, I was one of them. Right from the start, this was a VERY different protest rally. No one knew just how many people would turn up, in the end it turned out to be WAAAAY bigger than anyone expected. In fact, it turned out to […]

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10 Healthy Camping Tips

Camping has recently become one of my favourite things to do. Over the past 12 months, I’ve gathered the little Freeman family and headed out bush for some outdoor fun! The nature. The sun. The time away from technology. The fun. The slow pace. They’ve all been key things that I’ve really enjoyed about the experience. […]

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