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Clichéd photo poses we should resist

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It's a phenomenon we all know oh so well. We sigh and go 'tsssk!' at others when we see them doing it, yet most of us are guilty of doing it ourselves at some point... What am I talking about? That incredibly tacky pose tourists strike when they pose in front of a certain sight or landmark. Whether it you're 'holding up' the leaning tower of Pisa or pr[...]

Melbourne Cup Day - The Race That Stops A Nation

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‘Melbourne Cup’ is an age old institution and tradition of the state of Victoria, Australia. I admit, I had never heard about it in previous trips to Oz until I came to live permanently in Melbourne and heard about an event which allowed excited Melbournians to have a public holiday. I was now an excited Melbournian who got a day off... but what was this[...]

The Streets Of England Are The New Bookstores

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Imagine wandering the streets of your home city in England. Care-free, arms swinging, breezy cool autumn air on your cheeks as you meander through your local park/bus station/coffee shop/museum. And you come across a book. Alone and just sitting there. No owner sipping coffee, taking a break from the book they put down, no reader knelt beside it tying[...]

Around the World for Free

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Have you heard of that show ‘Around the World for Free’? I hadn’t until a few days ago, and when I saw that it was ex-reality stars being filmed to travel, I wasn’t very impressed… until I found out the details: 'Around the World for Free' (ATWFF) is a reality series that challenges an individual to get all around the world with absolutely no mone[...]

The Australian Outback with 'Dumb Dawgs'

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'Dumb Dawgs in Darn' are a critically acclaimed series of photographs by Rowand Taylor, that document 16 mates from New South Wales, Australia, packing up and heading up to the outback Northern Territory to plant trees in University holidays. Now, I haven’t done any labouring in the serious hard-core outback of Australia, but the farming and fruit-picki[...]

23 Lessons I Have Learnt From Traveling

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I stumbled across Karen’s blog, Dreamin’ The Life, and her incredibly poignant and insightful post of ‘27 things I’ve learnt in 27 years’. It got me thinking, what had I learnt in my 23 years? I don't feel particularly wise at all and feel I have so much to see/learn/do/go, but as Karen said, “sometimes you have to stop, and look back and realise[...]

Hedonistic holidays around the world

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Almost everyone enjoys a few quiet days on the beach reading a good book and relaxing in the sun. However, sometimes you just need to let your hair down, drink, dance and party till your feet scream STOP. So here are five of our favorite places to forget your name and let your alter ego run wild! 1) Prague As probably one of the only cities in the w[...]

Finding beer in Brussels

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Telling you how and where to find beer in Brussels is a bit like teaching my Grandma to suck eggs as Belgium is a county with no shortage of bars to sit and drink a good beer. But beer tastes better when drunk in style in a place filled with atmosphere & interesting people so here just are 5 of my favourite hang outs; Photo by Station Studios Delerium[...]

Aussies speak Australian, NOT English

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When moving to Australia from England, the Australian accent and language didn’t even factor as a problem. We all speak the same language, right? It’s not like I’m moving to Spain or Italy where I would truly be isolated by my lack of foreign language. I was never a star pupil in my foreign language class at school so it made sense for me to move to a [...]

The Unity Express - a once in a lifetime journey

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My day job (oh yes, unfortunately this Travelette has to earn her crust before escaping to foreign paradises) is connected with innovation and sustainability so I’m constantly meeting with people who have great projects and ideas for the world. One project I came across recently is called The Unity Express and I thought that some of you might be interest[...]

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