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    Hit The Road This November

    After being cooped up in our own homes, neighbourhoods, states (and country!) for a time most of us have never experienced before, we’re more than ready to hit the road for a cheeky night or weekend away. Fortunately, us Australians are spoilt for choice with some stunning spots on our doorstep. I’ve chosen my two favourite spots in each city so you can either explore a destination close to home or jump the state border, if permitted. Beach, forest, or vineyard? Take your pick at Margaret River (WA) Sporting lush forest trails, rolling vineyard-clad hills, quaint farmers’ markets and some of the country’s best beaches – Margaret River has a…

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    Van Diemen’s land, no longer the sleepy hollow

    Van Diemen’s land, no longer the sleepy hollow or the forgotten state that fell off the end of Australia, Tasmania, she may be small, but she is mighty. It’s like a slap in the face you need to wake up, and I’m not referring to the cold air, although, that’s pretty fresh, Tassie is awake with history, culture, festivals and picturesque landscape and she’s ready to let you discover, explore and immerse yourself in her richness. You’ll find yourself bunny hopping around this small island as there are an abundance of magnificent scenery everywhere you look. You’ll want to stop to see every crevice, every cove, and every corner from…

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    Escape to Toms Cap

    With so much white noise as a daily intake into our minds, I needed a place to escape, somewhere quiet, tranquil, and serein.  Somewhere where all you can hear is the chirping of birds, the leaves rustling through the surrounding trees, the frogs calling from the ponds.  Somewhere where you can breathe in and exhale without a care in the world. No car horns, no hustle or bustle, no phone calls,… no service! Yes, it does exist and I found it. Last year I had the pleasure of interviewing Jarrod Woodgate, you may know him from Sophie Monks Season of The Bachelorette, he made it all the way to the…

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    From Paris to Provence

    When you hear the word Paris you instantly think of love, and why wouldn’t you, it’s known as the city of love, last year, 23 million people arrived into Paris to either find love, fall in love, to receive epic proposals or to rekindle love, so what it about Paris that send us all mushy and loved up?  I had to find out, so off I went to find out what all the fuss was about. Paris in Summer is magnifique. The warm European sun and long summer nights make for a great holiday to escape the winter of Australia.  There is something about the history of France and the…

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    AFTERNOON’S ON KENT

    AFTERNOON TEA ON KENT Dating back to 1865, English Afternoon Tea is credited to the Duchess of Bedford. The legend says that the first lady to enjoy ‘afternoon tea’ was Anna Maria, the 7th Duchess of Bedford who lived at Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire and was lady-in- waiting to Queen Victoria. The Duchess of Bedford is said to have experienced a ‘sinking feeling’ in the middle of the afternoon one day and asked her footman to deliver all the tea making equipment with some bread and butter to her private room. She found this new meal so satisfying and enjoyable that she soon started inviting her special friends to join…

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    MELBOURNE The place to be

    Melbourne: it’s the fashion, coffee and restaurant capital of Australia and was also crowned the world's most liveable city seven times in a row. So when I was asked to travel down to experience a short staycation you didn’t have to twist my arm. It’s the ultimate weekend away whether it be with the girls or that special someone in your life.  From a night at the theatre to historical monuments, walking the fashionable Toorak Road or dining in one of the many restaurants that are scattered around this city, Melbourne is like no other place in Australia. Its unbeatable food scene, incredible coffee culture and never-ending buffet of entertainment…

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    MarHaba from Dubai

    MarHaba from Dubai 12,990KLM and 15hours and I have touched down in the United Arab Emirates, better known as Dubai. I arrived at 5am and found my way to Atlantis The Palms just in time for the morning sunrise at 7.  This hotel is amazing- 58,000 kilometres of steel bars are used in the construction of Atlantis, 9 x the length of the Great Wall of China. The Ambassador Lagoon which holds 11 million litres of seawater is 10m long and is home to 65,000 marine animals. There is so much to see, do and eat here and no hotel is complete without a dolphin encounter, adventure waterpark, the lost…