December 2011

Best travel stories 2011

Best of Get In the Hot Spot 2011

I may or may not be taking the rest of the year off but I wanted to slip in this “Best of Get In the Hot Spot” post before New Year’s to give you some holiday reading and help you find all the

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Things to do in Capetown

Close Encounters of the Wild Kind in Cape Town

If there is one city in the world that offers so much more than just fancy hotels and sprawling boulevards, it has to be Cape Town. Tourists continue to flock to one of South Africa’s largest

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Happy holidays

Happy Holidays to Our Hot Readers

Many thanks for reading Get in the Hot Spot this year. Every visit, tweet, comment, Facebook share and email has motivated me to keep sharing blogging tips here. Thank you also

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10 Poorest Countries in the World

10 Poorest Countries in the World

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to the poorest countries in the world according to a new measure developed by Oxford University with support from the United Nations (UN). For 13 years

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Sydney beaches secret guide

5 Secret Sydney Beaches

When I was a wee girl growing up in Bonnie Scotland, beaches were all about seaweed and stones. There are sandy beaches in Scotland, but we spent most of our time at the more typically

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Australian Travel Blogs

25 Australian Travel Blogs and Bloggers to Watch in 2012

Travel bloggers are a unique bunch. You can’t put them in boxes and parcel them off neatly and nor would I want to so these travel blogs are not all strictly Australian bloggers nor blogs

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Personal writing narrative guide

Christmas Comes Early: FREE Personal Writing Magic Guide

The eagerly awaited free Personal Writing Magic ebooklet is finally up for grabs. Based on the popular Personal Writing Magic series it will give you tips on how to incorporate personal

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