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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Wherever I lay my hat: Autumnal Escapes

As Bridget Jones said so well, there’s nothing better than a full-blown mini break. With cooling temperatures and beautiful foliage, autumn is a great time to escape to the country for a weekend getaway. Here are four AirBnBs within three hours drive of Canberra. Provincial Charm Built in a luxe French provincial style, Dungowan Estate […]

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Five ‘different’ destinations, direct from Canberra

It’s been hard to ignore the aggressive advertising campaign that has been flooding the Canberra region for the last six months. It has been even harder to miss the burgundy Oryx emblazoned on the tail of the Qatar Airways 777 aircraft that has been making a daily visit to our runway. It has been a […]

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I hosted an interstater in Canberra. This is what happened

You can buy a lot with $500. A 15″ Acer laptop, five pairs of Peter Alexander PJs or twenty-nine and a half seafood laksas from the Asian Noodle House. Last weekend I was fortunate to host a guest from interstate who, despite the plethora of possibilities, spent her $500 on a return domestic flight to Canberra. […]

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Escape Trails: Tathra

Five generations of my family have made Tathra their number one spot for RNR. Here’s why. Tathra is something of a paradox. This tiny coastal village becomes a town in summer, mainly due to its popularity with Victorians, but it never loses its relaxed small-town vibe. There are few flashy beach mansions, no large shopping […]

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48 hours in Bungendore

Canberrans have probably been through the village of Bungendore on their way to the south coast at least three times this summer alone. You might have stopped for petrol or grabbed a pie at the bakery or popped into the new supermarket for water for your camping trip. Being a village on the highway, Bungendore […]

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Flying the flag for long distance relationships

Some say that absence makes the heart grow fonder. Others say that absence makes the heart grow crazy, basically buys you shares in an airline and racks up epic phone bills like nobody’s business. Whichever side of the fence you sit on, long-distance relationships are a fact of life for many couples. But it seems […]

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Singapore: A Canberra Girl’s Guide

Today, Singapore Airlines announced that daily flights from Canberra to Singapore will commence from May 2018.  While this means the loss of the airlines’ direct flights to Wellington, New Zealand, this new daily connection will give Canberrans even more reason to visit the cosmopolitan hub of Asia’s Southeast. And who better to tell you where […]

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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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