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    AUSTRALIA’S BEST BEACHES

    With nearly 12,000 beaches along the Australian coastline and right on our back doors, or close to it,  it’s no surprise that our beautiful Aussie beaches make headlines globally. Normally (pre covid) more than 8.6 million people visit our shores with beach visits on top of their list. While we’re not currently welcoming international visitors, there’s no better time to soak up everything our glorious coastline – minus the crowds – has on offer. Sure, we’re all familiar with the usual (beautiful) suspects like Bondi, Byron Bay, Burleigh and the Gold Coast, but what about those hidden gems that don’t make the headlines? I've done some swimming on the net…

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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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    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…