February 2012

Gassho-zukuri traditional japanese innAustralian travel writer Annabel Candy

How I Got Headhunted for a Jaunt to Japan

Last month, in among the hundreds of emails I get each day, this one stood out: “Dear Annabel, Your blog bio says you have traveled to Southeast Asia and India, but have you been to

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First kiss story, France

My First Kiss: Love Lessons Learnt in France

We met at sunset in the south of France. My breath stilled as he sat down on the swing next to me. His dark , Mediterranean eyes and shy smile won me over but, with his red hair and

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World heritage accommodation Japan

Have You Ever Slept in a World Heritage Building?

You’ve probably visited UNESCO appointed world heritage sites like the Statue of Liberty, Stonehenge or the Sydney Opera House, but there is only one place in the world where you can

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2007: The sum total of our possessions: three kids and 11 bags (not all pictured.)

Live Your Dream in a Material World

One of my most popular articles. In 2007 my husband and I sold our lovely home on beautiful Waiheke Island, New Zealand, in order to finance a trip to

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outback queensland holiday

My 10 Shot ‘Vitamin Me’ Boosting Dream Holiday in Queensland

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately. Mainly about where I’m going to go with the $5,000 Tourism Queensland will award one lucky blogger to spend on a lovely Queensland holiday. You

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Granite Belt, Giraween National Park, Queensland

Is the Granite Belt Queensland’s Best Kept Secret?

Who knew that a three hour drive from Brisbane there was a region of farming, fruit growing and wine-making? Not me, but when we got to the Granite Belt we discovered it’s chock-a-block with

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