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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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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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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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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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Biking off the Beaten Track in Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An is charming but touristy. It’s especially crowded in the evenings when busloads of tourists arrive from Na Dang

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5 Reasons to Rent a Villa in Bali

There’s no doubt that Bali is a special place. Even though it was discovered decades ago, and is now very much part of

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I wish I was in Zimbabwe Now

I Wish I Was in Zimbabwe Now

A year in Zimbabwe shaped me and changed me like no other. The warmth and outlook of Zimbabweans coupled

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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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