Posts in Writing on Location
Why you need to book a cruise this spring!

In 2009 I began my travelling adventures with a cruise, today I continue it ready to embark on my second cruise and I am just as excited as I was all those years ago. When I first decided to take a cruise I was positively peer pressured by my parents who had already enjoyed the experience, so I hit up my friend Toni to join me and off we went, on 7 nights around the South Pacific cruising with P&O. It’s 100% fitting that 9years later I am going on a cruise to the Whitsundays with the same friend from all those years ago.

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How to start travelling: tips for the novice traveller

Are you just starting out your time as an international traveller? Not sure what are the best pieces of advice? Becoming a little overwhelmed from all the travel tips out there? I understand. I recall the first time I travelled overseas to London. I took notice of hundreds of different pieces of advice, so much so that I ended up carrying all bar the kitchen sink with me. The lead up to my trip became an extremely stressful series of extended checklists. Now with 26 countries under my belt I have created my own pieces of advice that help the journey from planning to execution less stressful. 

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You know you're back in Australia when...

You know you are back in Australia living the Aussie life when you’ve had a 20cm wasp party inside your car, an ant bite your arm so hard you have welts and you’ve walked away from your car keys in public space like the Tube will automatically drive you home. Leaving London life is tough. You spend most of your time as an expat reminiscing over the stunning beauties of Australian living laughing at international friends when they call Aussies ‘hardcore’ and shrugging it off like its nothing but when you return Australia does like to let you know you are home.

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The top 10 things of summer you wish you'd remembered in winter!

I am missing London! It's so dreadful wearing bikinis in the middle of winter on a coastal island in Queensland, Australia. Seriously tough. In all seriousness though I miss actually being cold for winter. Last week I experienced ONE day of coldness, several days this winter I have nostalgia for the cold, dreary days where I could swing on my scarves, coats, beautiful knee high boots and darling beanies. All the while I know my UK friends and loving the heat and extended sunshine. To share my love of both winter and summer in the UK I bring you, The Top 10 Things of Summer you wish you'd remembered in Winter. Enjoy!

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If walls could talk

Yesterday I was lucky enough to visit the Coloseum in Rome. It was stunning. The history poured out of it like the blood would have run out of the contestants who's fate once stood with emperor of Rome. It took mere seconds for my mind to awaken to an imagined cheering, an eerie fear and a cocky disposition of leaders who played God on a regular basis. The underground tunnels shocked me with the elaborate depths that were taken to create an 'entertainment' that's cost was human life. It was then that I became flooded with thoughts of what stories the walls, cells and corridors of the Coloseum holds- if only walls could talk.

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On location in Split, Croatia

My journey to Split began like a scene out of a Bridget Jones film running to my gate bum cheeks most probably flashing hundreds of fellow passengers as my chambray jumpsuit not so eloquently rode up. Still I luckily made it to my gate with a flurry of worried expletives, what turned out to be 15 minutes to spare, time for a coffee and the purchase of some crisps. Needless to say it was exactly the kind of start that created an icebreaker for getting to know fellow down to earth travellers. It was almost like I planned it.

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An impressionable city the world can learn from

Whenever I travel there are a few traits that become inexplicably clear to me almost instantly as you arrive to a new location- people's manner, the culture in the air, usually born of people's manner, and the pride the people have in their culture and history. Throughout the past 3 weeks I've travelled to 9 countries, many amazed me and some I could see myself living in but no other city made such a significant impression on my heart than Germany and particularly the city of Berlin. This is the city you don't want to miss. 

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I left my heart in San Francisco

With a bouncing stride in my step I headed towards Union Square and twirled around to see Macy's, Saks on Fifth, Tiffany's and the Westin. It was like a film of my own and on a day when all of my colleagues were hitting the books with the students..the best. This would be a holiday to remember- my first as a writer, the first where I had taken a leap of faith on myself and went all in.

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