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Writing tips to get you writing and enjoying writing more. The aim is to boost your confidence, show how to write and get you into regular writing practice.

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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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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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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Health Essentials for Busy Women

The 5 Health Essentials for Busy Women

When I was young I didn’t appreciate my good health and abused my body by smoking a pack of cigarettes a day and partying fartoo much. I’m often astonished by how resilient

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My Mantra for meditation

My Mantra

A few years ago when I was in the depths of depression I tried to shift my perspective through exercise, adventure and challenge

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Wild Movie Tickets and Book Giveaway!

Wild Movie Tickets and Book Giveaway!

Have you ever just wanted to pack your bag, lace up your boots and walk off into the unknown? That’s what Cheryl Strayed did and wrote about in

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Pretty dress adrift

Travel Packing Essentials: a Pretty Dress by Adrift

Every year for Christmas I buy myself a pretty dress then give it to my husband to give to me. It works a treat because I always

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Gifts for Travellers: 5 Hot Ideas

Gifts for Travellers: 5 Hot Ideas

With the holiday season hot on our heels it’s time to think about gifts for travellers. Of course we should be saving every penny

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Survival Books

12 Amazing Survival Books by Courageous Travellers

I’m a sucker for survival books! Either anxiety is driving me to read survival stories in the hope I’ll pick up a few survival tips

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Why I Write (a Travel Blog and Other Things)

Why I Write is part of a ‘blog hop’ which I was invited to join by the lovely Aussie travel bloggers Linda atJourneyJottings and

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Reader survey 2014

2 Minute Reader Survey: Have Your Say!

It’s been four years since I started this blog and three years since I ran a survey. Yikes! Time flies… Get In the Hot Spot

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How to Master Your Finances and Enjoy Freedom

How to Master Your Money and Gain Freedom to Travel

Money (or lack of it) is just one of the reasons people give for not travelling but it’s one of the easiest to solve. Fear, personal circumstances or no time

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Chillax

Chillaxing

Easter is one of my favorite holidays, not just because I love chocolate, but because the eggs, chicks and bunnies are all

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11 Good Books

11 Good Books to Read this Holiday

Reading is right up there with travel as one of my favourite activities. It’s another escape from the real world and one

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Author: Annabel Candy