A year in Zimbabwe shaped me and changed me like no other. The warmth and outlook of Zimbabweans coupled with their shocking poverty …READ MORE

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My First Triathlon: Noosa 2017: Tips for Beginners

Training for, and participating in, my first triathlon has been all-consuming this year. I didn’t plan it that way, I just signed

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My First Triathlon: Noosa 2017

Warning! Shameless boasting ahead… Smashed out my first triathlon in my hometown of Noosa on Sunday 5th November. It’s

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Using a DNA Test to Guide Your Travels

Have you ever wondered where some of your unique interests, habits or characteristics come from? For example, I’ve often

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How to Stay Motivated for Longterm Challenges

How to Stay Motivated for Longterm Challenges

I started training for the Noosa Triathlon nine months ago in February. I couldn’t swim or bike and certainly wasn’t planning on actually participating

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Travel Blog Hiatus

Hiatus

Hiatus is defined as “a pause or break in continuity in a sequence or activity” by Dictionary.com. I love the ritual of writing here every week and

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Travels with Luke

Traveling with a Teenager in Vietnam

If you’re thinking about travelling in Vietnam with a teenager it’s a choice. Once we finally got to Vietnam after the unfortunate visa debacle,

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Travel disaster: Refused entry on to plane

Travel Confession: I Wasn’t Allowed on the Plane

Our bags were packed, the sun was shining and the roads were clear. Luke and I arrived at Brisbane Airport in plenty of time for our flights to

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Lessons Learnt from Biking

10 Lessons Learned from Cycling 1,972 Kilometers

Lance Armstrong’s first autobiography is called It’s Not About the Bike. While Lance turned out to be an outrageous liar, the part about cycling not

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Audible recommendation

5 Reasons I Love Audible Listening Books

Despite being an avid reader, who can plough through a book a week, I resisted the lure of audio books for years. I love

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The Priority List by David Menasche

The Priority List: 3 Reasons to Read the Book and Make Yours

The Priority List by David Menasche is an unforgettable book. It’s a short, emotional read that

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Things to do in Guatemala

3 Reasons Guatelamala is so Much MORE than Tikal

Like many travelers before us, the main reason we visited Guatemala was to see Tikal. We also thought Guatemala would

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How to Exercise When You Don’t Want to

As winter closes in and the temperature drops, my exercise buddies are starting to complain about the cold, dark mornings

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Low Cost City Break

5 Tips for a Low Cost City Break

Whether you’re looking for family fun, a foodie experience, or a weekend of sightseeing, city breaks have something for

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Travel Tips for Boomers in the USA

Top 10 Travel Tips for Boomers in the USA

The land of the brave and home of the free is strangely appealing. While I despise globalisation and Americanisms, and

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