January 2012

Travel story Africa

Would You Eat Chickens’ Feet?

I didn’t notice what Mr. Chiunda was wearing on his feet the first time we met. All I could really focus on was the crunch as he bit into his meal with relish, chewing slowly, assessing the

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Annoying travel partners

10 Ways to Cope With Annoying Travel Partners

Whoever said ‘travel broadens the mind’ forgot the crucial latter half of the sentence ‘and shortens the temper’. At the ripe old age of 29, recalling a sorry swamp of annoying travel partners

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Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia

72 Hours on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia

The Gold Coast is known for it’s theme parks and we hadn’t been for a couple of years so it was time to load the kids in the car, drive down the mountain from O”Reilly’s and load them

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O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat

24 Hours at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat in Lamington National Park

It’s a long, steep, windy road up to O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat in Lamington National Park but it’s worth the trip. These school holidays my oldest son went to visit family and friends in

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Hyatt Coolum spa

5 Best Things About The Spa at The Coolum Hyatt

Do you find it hard to relax? In theory all you need to do is switch off your computer, stop working and take a break. Relaxing should be as easy as clicking that shutdown button but it never

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Funny Travel Stories

10 Funny Travel Stories

Here’s a round up of my top 10 funny travel stories and blog posts from the last two years. Hopefully you find a few stories you haven’t read and some laughs. I’ll be back with more hot

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The year that was

The Year That Was: 2011

Do you often wish you could get more done? Or feel that time is being wasted? I can never decide if I’m an under-achiever or an over-achier which probably means I’m stuck in the middle

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African shoes

In My Shoes: Me, Aged 23

I packed three pairs of shoes for my year in Zimbabwe: sensible sandals to wear at the school where I’d be teaching, trainers to walk the seven kilometer dirt track from school to the tarred

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