With its fine colonial architecture, Spanish heritage and stunning natural surroundings, Granada, the oldest city in Central America, is enjoying a renaissance. Due to its war torn past Nicaragua is still one of Central America’s least …READ MORE

Unplanned Pregnancy

18 Years After an Unplanned Pregnancy

When the little blue line appeared on the home pregnancy test kit I cried. It seemed as if my carefree life was over and that, belatedly, at the age of 29 I would finally be wrenched into adulthood. I was right.

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Moving House

Not so long ago I was pondering the benefits of travelling light through life and now I’m being forced to lighten my load. After ten years of renting we have bought our first home

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How to Believe in Yourself

How to Believe in Yourself

So many things are internalised during our childhood that we remain largely unaware of what drives us to start something, to keep trying or to give up, sometimes even before

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Fantasy Lifestyle

What’s your Fantasy Lifestyle?

Paradise Rescued is a memoir by a British expat called David Stannard. It’s a gorgeous story about how David bought

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Funny Travel Story: Froggy Fun

Funny Travel Story: Froggy

My mother’s nickname at school was Froggy because of her long legs. Now she’s in her eighties but she still attends school reunions where former classmates call her Froggy.

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healthy weekend

A Healthy Weekend

Friday night finds me in bed at 8pm. There are six weeks left in my teaching qualification and, after 10.5 months of reading, workshops and assignments interspersed with 15

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water hole zimbabwe

A Waterhole in Zimbabwe

We eat a quick breakfast outside on the deck at Kanga Camp overlooking Kanga Pan. At the end of the dry season in October, it’s the only inland waterhole in Mana Pools National

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How to raise adventurous kids

How to Raise Adventurous Kids for Fearful Mums

The thought of my kids doing some of the things I did when I was younger makes me shudder. Hitch-hiking, being flashed at or moving to the other side of the world where they

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Remote Fraser Island Tour (for People Who Don’t Do Tours)

This is just the first stop on our Remote Fraser Island tour with Tasman Venture and it’s hard to believe we’re just a 60 minute boat ride from the malls and fast food joints of

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Changing your habits for better health

Other People CAN Help You Change Your Habits: Here’s How!

Want to change your habits for better health? Maybe you’d like to drink more water? Start meditating? Or exercise more? Spending time with like-minded people is a short cut

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Day Trip to Hervey Bay

A Heavenly Day Out in Hervey Bay

The sea’s as flat as the pancakes the kids at the table next to us are devouring; perfectly calm and ridiculously blue. We found plenty of things to do in Hervey Bay when we last

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Funny travel story - restaurant and waiter

Funny Travel Story: When Your Waiter Gets Arrested

One of my formative travel experiences was a low, low, low budget trip to Egypt with my best friend Fiona. We were typical poverty stricken London University students, but that didn’t stop our adventuring ways.

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America's Cup Sailing Experience in Auckland

America’s Cup Sailing Experience in Auckland

When NZ won the America’s Cup sailing race in 2000 it was a big deal. The nation was celebrating and we hopped on a ferry from Waiheke Island where we lived to downtown

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Earth Hour fun

3 Fun Things to Do During Earth Hour

My mum was a midwife and she still claims that nine months after a powercut there would be a local babyboom. I guess entertainment options are limited when there is no electricity

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