Considering teaching overseas as a way to see the world or pay for your travels? Here’s an interview I did a few years ago which has some useful insights into the life of …READ MORE

Travel Trend - Stay Longer

The Next Trend In Travel is Stay Longer

The changing face of travel frightens me. I live in Noosa, one of Australia’s hottest beach resort destinations, so I constantly experience the pressure

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Ultrarunning at 50

Ultrarunner for a Day: What it’s Like Running 50k aged 50

I’m pretty high energy but sometimes I wear myself out and that was certainly the case in May. Since I’m 50 and always looking for a new challenge

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Reasons I Always Get Travel Insurance

5 Reasons I Always Get Travel Insurance

Despite a lifelong reputation for being clumsy, I’ve been pretty lucky on my travels. I’ve never seriously injured myself or fallen seriously ill. My

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Turning 50

Thoughts on Turning 50

Please allow me to make a small confession: I turned 50 not so long ago without any fanfare. I felt the pressure, whether social or imagined, to

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Luxury Thailand Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park

5 Reasons to Choose Thailand for a Luxury Vacation

It’s no secret that I love Thailand. But it does have a reputation for being a mecca for backpackers and budget travellers so often gets overlooked

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Mooloolaba Triathlon Tips

Mooloolaba Triathlon Tips: Ooops! I did it again…

I just completed Mooloolaba Triathlon, my second Olympic distance triathlon, by swimming 1.5km, cycling 40km

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Rain Ruins Vacation

What to do When Rain Ruins a Vacation

The roof of our campervan seemed to crackle in the rain. Outside, the windows streamed with rivulets of water and inside our breath steamed

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Travel new places

The Irresistable Allure of Travel to New Places

Even the thought of visiting somewhere new gives me a thrill. It doesn’t even need to be an exotic travel destination. The idea of travelling somewhere

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Why I love Thailand

11 Things I Love About Thailand

I first visited Thailand in 1992 and loved it. So when Accor Hotels invited me to go there again in 2016 I was excited but also concerned. So often

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Easy Health Changes for Busy Women

5 Easy Health Changes for Busy Women

These easy health changes for busy women aren’t about weight loss, running or training for a triathlon. It’s about making a few tiny tweaks that

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Aussie Bogans

Bogan Watch! At a Queensland Beauty Spot

Summertime in Queensland. It’s stinking hot. Even here, in the relatively cooler hinterland, the thermometer records a stinking36°C (97°F). Waterfalls

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Adventure Squad: for Women Who Choose to be Courageous

Adventure Squad: for Women Who Choose to be Courageous

I’m starting an adventure group for women. Does that interest you? At the moment it’s just an idea to create a small, local group, but it occurred

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Reasons Lazy Holidays Rule

5 Reasons Lazy Holidays Rule

Hello Hot Spotters! It’s so good to see you here again. It’s been a while and this post is overdue but I’ll make no apologies for that because

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2017 Review

2017 in Numbers

Still overcommitted, I honestly don’t feel as if I’ve achieved much this year. I’m bogged down, battling with endless deadlines

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