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  • Buzz: Why one man flew 17,500km for one race

    Daily Telegraph | Top Stories
    1 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    THE Melbourne Cup isn’t just about the billionaires and million-dollar horses. One Aussie flew all the way from London for one 70-second race.
  • Sydney storms leave teen dead | Breaking News
    1 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    A TEENAGER leaving the ocean at a NSW beach has been struck by lightning and killed during one of a series of severe storms to hit the state.
  • Who's paying for teen globetrotters?

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines
    1 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    Research reveals cost of the average gap year - and it's not a sum many school leavers can pony up.
  • 30 years of Michael Jordan | Top Stories
    1 Nov 2014 | 4:41 am
    THIRTY years ago, Michael Jordan made his NBA debut for the Chicago Bulls, beginning one of the greatest careers in the history of sport.
  • Mayang's funeral brings family peace | Breaking News
    1 Nov 2014 | 4:56 am
    THE mother of a transgender Indonesian woman who was killed in Brisbane says it's a relief to finally lay her eldest child to rest in her homeland.
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    The Conversation

  • The perks and perils of writing a 50,000 word novel in a month

    Sally O'Reilly, Lecturer in Creative Writing at The Open University
    1 Nov 2014 | 1:47 am
    Ready, set, type! Maksim Kabakou/ShutterstockWe live in a culture obsessed with speed: fast-food, Twitter, overnight celebrity, instant make-overs and cutting edge techno-gadgets. We drive too fast, desperate to get ahead literally as well as metaphorically. And when we get home we surf TV, scroll through Facebook, eat, drink and talk on the phone. Apparently, the only thing we want to slow down in the modern world is the ageing process – and it’s no surprise that our solution to that problem is a quick injection of Botox or a lunch-time facelift. Far from being an oasis of tranquillity,…
  • Labour Scottish leadership debacle shows it has never come to terms with devolution

    Neil McGarvey, Politics Lecturer at Strathclyde University
    1 Nov 2014 | 1:32 am
    Can Miliband feel his way to a better relationship with Scottish Labour? Andrew MilliganHow ironic that Scottish Labour won the referendum battle but is tearing itself apart. Following Johann Lamont’s incredible resignation comments about the party being treated like a “branch office” to the London HQ, the headlines seem to keep getting worse. Around 200 demonstrators came to vent their anger outside the hotel in Glasgow where Labour leader Ed Miliband was holding a fundraising dinner on Thursday October 30. Meanwhile two polls found that Labour was on course for a rout in Scotland at…
  • Pilots of Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo deserve our admiration and honour

    Monica Grady, Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences at The Open University
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Success never comes without sacrifice. And frontiers are never crossed without some type of loss. We are seeing with brutal clarity that the frontier of successful space travel is one which has not yet been breached. The explosion of the Antares spacecraft two days ago was an expensive loss for the private company, Orbital Sciences Corporation, contracted by the US space agency NASA to resupply the International Space Station. But the accident involving Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo is a much more significant loss. It has put back the reality of space tourism, and it will have an impact on…
  • La Llorona: Hispanic folklore goes mainstream

    Domino Renee Perez, Director of the Center for Mexican American Studies and Associate Professor, Department of English and Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies at University of Texas at Austin
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:48 pm
    La Llorona Durmiente, oil on canvas, 2012 Hector Garza, Author providedFor more than 500 years, she has wandered, weeping and searching without rest. A ghostly woman in white who is said to have murdered her children, she is doomed to roam the earth, searching for their lost bodies. Though the ghost woman may never recover her own dead children, she will snatch other living ones to take their place, or so the story goes of La Llorona. Each year around Halloween and Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), our thoughts turn to the undead and spirits walking among us. One day focuses on costumes…
  • Islamist party lost Tunisia elections, but it has won the country’s trust

    Alexander Martin, PhD Candidate, School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:51 am
    Moving on up: supporters of Call of Tunisia celebrate their victory. EPA/Mohamed MessaraLooking at the results of the 2014 Tunisian elections, it’s easy to assume that Islamism in the country has been driven to the political periphery. This would be premature. The Islamist party, Ennahda, won the second largest percentage of votes in the October vote: 69 of the 217 seats (31.79%), significantly less than the 89 (42%) they held in the National Constituent Assembly after the 2011 elections. Meanwhile, Nidaa Tounes (Call of Tunisia), the secular counterpart and main rival to Ennahda, won with…
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    Daily Telegraph | Top Stories

  • Attack of the tax creeps

    1 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    MILLIONS of Australian workers face a tax trap that will increase income taxes by $25 billion over the next four years.
  • Buzz: Why one man flew 17,500km for one race

    1 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    THE Melbourne Cup isn’t just about the billionaires and million-dollar horses. One Aussie flew all the way from London for one 70-second race.
  • Transplants save kids’ lives

    1 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    DURING one extraordinary month earlier this year, top Sydney surgeons performed nine lifesaving kidney and liver transplants on children, some as young as seven months old.
  • Church of Scientology’s new HQ

    1 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    THE Church of Scientology has quietly snapped up a large tract of land on Sydney’s leafy North Shore where it hopes to build a new base for the religion in the southern hemisphere and usher in a new “golden age”.
  • ‘Slum lord’ kidnapper lands in court

    1 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    A BIZARRE case where a man was kidnapped at gunpoint by men posing as police has shone a light on the seedy side of Sydney’s illegal sardine-tin hostels.
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    Women's Network Australia Blog

  • Partnership and Shareholder Agreements – Why You Shouldn’t Go Into a Franchise Business Without Them

    Simone Pentis
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:59 pm
    When going into business with a friend there is generally a lot of excitement and the belief that as friends you know each other and will be able to complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses. What happens when a business partnership breaks down? While I have seen some friends build up fantastic businesses and win […]
  • I Need Business Insurance… Now What?

    Kate Fairley
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Insurance is complicated. Even as an insurance expert I sometimes have to reread policy wordings to make sure I haven’t missed a particular clause or skimmed over an important term. There’s no consistency with coverage, with exclusions, the terminology used, even definitions of basic things like Storm can vary policy to policy. And something that’s […]
  • The ‘Big Rocks’ Story

    David Solomon
    26 Oct 2014 | 2:44 pm
    In my last blog I referred to ‘Big Rocks’. I love this story for what it teaches us about focus and priorities – so necessary for all of us with such busy lives and so many competing priorities! A philosophy professor came to his class carrying 5 items – a large, empty mayonnaise jar, 3 […]
  • What is a ‘Service Culture’ and What Does it Mean For Your Business?

    Sarah Savvas
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    By definition, a ‘Service Culture’ is a culture within an organisation where customer satisfaction is the top priority. No business can stay in business without customers. How you treat or mistreat them determines how long your doors stay open. And bad service is a one way ticket to business failure. For many years, customer service […]
  • Who Are You? The Importance Of Your Biography ( Part 1)

    Pix Jonasson
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:49 pm
    So why would anyone want to hear you speak? You must have a great message and, just as importantly, a great Biography (Bio). In September 2010, I attended Ultimate Success Summit in Sydney, Australia. What an amazing line up of some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs…who also happen to be talented speakers. And have […]
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    Policy Online -

  • Lost Conversations - Book launch & public dialogue

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:23 am
    Join Tanya Hosch and Tim Gartrell for the launch of this great little book about cross-cultural leadership which brings together perspectives from a diversity of Aboriginal and non-Indigenous authors, all with first-hand knowledge of what happens when 'black'...Read more
  • The fifth estate: Wayne Swan in Melbourne

    Wayne Swan | Wheeler Centre, Sally Warhaft | Wheeler Centre
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Wayne Swan spoke with Sally Warhaft about his time as treasurer, key moments of his economic management of Australia, and the infamously complex relationships within the party.Read more
  • Education and Sustainable Development: A Seminar by karen Malone

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Overview A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald caught my attention: “Key to the classroom… make it interesting”. “Really?” I thought. “After all these years of innovation and quality teaching frameworks, are we still trying to work out how to engage students?”...Read more
  • Indigenous Australians and the National Disability Insurance Scheme

    Nicholas Biddle | ANU E Press, Fadwa Al-Yaman | ANU E Press, Michelle Gourley | ANU E Press, Matthew Gray | ANU E Press, J. Rob Bray | ANU E Press, Brendan Brady | ANU E Press, Le Anh Pham | ANU E Press, Emma Williams | ANU E Press, Maxine Montaigne | ANU E Press
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:20 pm
    If the National Disability Insurance Scheme is to be an effective policy for Indigenous Australians, it needs to take into account their particular needs and aspirations.Read more
  • Political settlements: the history of an idea in policy and theory

    Sue Ingram | State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:48 pm
    This paper explores how the concept of ‘political settlement’ in statebuilding arose, identifies its essential elements and the level of consensus around them and tests out some of its normative content.Read more
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    Miscellaneous Mum - Trying to find the objective correlative, everyday

  • 1. Gratitude #nanowrimoprompt

    Karen Andrews
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:38 pm
    The driveway was full of dressed up children, with faces white and bloodied. Some, barely old enough to walk, tottered around with their plastic pumpkins, reaching out to the shuddering skeletons in their cages and recoiling as soon as they got too close. Parents wandered around, holding up their iPhones, smiling and talking among themselves. We stood by the open garage; there was a movement in the shadows inside and all of a sudden – first needing to duck down to fit past the roof – there was Groot. There was a universal cooing of appreciation and wonder. Groot, with theatrical…
  • Fresh Promotions President Metal Pens {Giveaway}

    Karen Andrews
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    If you have a business or a project that could do with some additional promotional power, then read on – today’s post could end up being an early Christmas present! New website sponsor, Fresh Promotions, is offering a reader the chance to win 100 Presidential Metal Pens, with the inclusion of either a business name and/or logo engraving on the cap. In various jobs over the years – events management, publishing, and blogging – I’ve seen firsthand the impact a nicely designed business card or effective showbag gift can have on your peers and potential clients. Top of the list of most…
  • Family Vignettes

    Karen Andrews
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:23 pm
      Adam is away visiting his sick mother this week. The kids and I are here, performing our usual daily tasks – routines so often provide a kind of buffer or safety zone, at least until someone hits peak tiredness and snaps. A thoughtless remark or stinging comeback can let out the positivity in a room, like a leaky balloon, leaving a deflated silence. Trying to juggle tasks, while doing my own stuff, is such a normal activity, I almost wonder if it’s worth remarking on. Then I remember that I am all for expressing, and commemorating, these realities of domesticity. When I feel my…
  • Dear Kids, Here’s What Tim Minchin Can (Help) Teach You About Life

    Karen Andrews
    26 Oct 2014 | 12:18 pm
    I’ve got a crush on Tim Minchin. I’m a bit shy about admitting my crushes on here anymore, as if some part of me thinks that I ought to have outgrown that kind, or level, of admiration. Luckily that feeling usually gets thrown some serious shade by the ‘Say it and be proud’ side of my nature. And so, here I am, talking about a video that – correct me if I’m wrong – has only gotten some traction in the media thanks to recent word-of-mouth. I first learned about it about a month ago in the way most people do – a friend who lives in the US posted…
  • 30 Days of NaNoWriMo Prompts

    Karen Andrews
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    It’s that time of the year again. Writers are getting ready to sit down at their computers to smash out a novel, or as close to a novel as possible, over the 30 days of November. I’ve tried, and failed, NaNoWriMo many times. However, my success rate is better when I relax a bit and experiment and play. Writing exercises, to many, can be a dull prospect. For others they can provide just enough of a framework to allow creativity to bubble up. I (generally) fall in to the latter category. So I thought I’d put together some prompts for NaNoWriMo. As you can see, they’re…
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    Karen Cheng's Fashion and Life

  • Second hand books and new titles

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Possibly the one thing I love MORE than shopping for clothes, is shopping for books. My collection is constantly growing – even though I have waaaaay more books than I can possibly read. My shelf is full of classic book titles, trashy pop novels, prize winning stories and book titles you’d see in internet lists like “Top 100 Books To Read”, “50 Greatest Novels of All Time” and “50 Books You Must Read in Your Life”. I’m just addicted to stocking up on all the books I think I might like to read… someday! So a favourite hobby of mine is to pop into an op shop and…
  • Burgundy Bandage Dress from ClubCouture

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    If you’re a regular reader of my site, then you’ll probably know how much I LOVE my bandage dresses! ClubCouture have sent me a few bandage dresses to review over the years (most are still available on their website!). I have a black, gold, patterned, and two grey tone designs. Still I wear them all the time, because they are so easy to wear. I just slip one on and it’s like an instant ego boost! The strong, stretchy fabric pulls me together (like a corset), and I feel amazing. But I do have to rotate them so I didn’t look like they are the only dresses in my wardrobe haha. So today…
  • Dinner Inspiration: Salmon and Salad

    26 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    I made this for dinner the other night; and as I sit here, editing the photo, my mouth is watering again! I made a really simple Asian style dressing with 1 lime, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 1 teaspoon of sesame oil, 1 teaspoon of fish sauce. (I like this dressing recipe, because I don’t have to finely chop garlic or ginger, and it has no sugar! Haha I’m so lazy!) I threw together some snow pea sprouts, bean sprouts, sliced cucumber, sliced carrots and sliced zucchini, spinach and coriander. I pan-fried some salmon fillets. Piled them together. Drizzle the dressing on top. Crush some…
  • What I Wore: White on White Lace

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    After posting on my blog (and Instagram) about heading into the city for a meeting and shopping the other day, I received a lot of comments about my skirt. Yes my white lace skirt is new! It’s from the lovely team at YesStyle. I’ve seen this style of lace skirt selling at various places on the internet, and was keen to try one myself. I picked out this lace skirt design that I liked, from Tokyo Fashion. It is super affordable at AUD$30, including postage! But it takes 2-3 weeks to arrive, which is a bit annoying. It’s definitely one of the more prettier designs that I’ve seen,…
  • A Spot of Shopping at enex100

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:18 pm
    I had a meeting in the city the other day, so I stopped off at enex100 to do a bit of shopping. I haven’t been to this mall in a year or so, and I was really delighted by the mix of high street stores and independent boutiques (including a designer clearance sale pop up store!). My first stop was The Generics Installation, owned and run by a friend of mine. I was immediately suckered by the mixture of bright fabrics and promise of a brand new dress! There was so much on offer! You’ll find hot and edgy brands here, like Zanthus, Wild Horses and Zhivago. This Generics pop up store…
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    Boomerang Books Blog

  • Writing Without a Parachute: The Art of Freefall

    Boomerang Books
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    This highly acclaimed book is the first in a new list of books on writing craft from Finch Publishing, designed to complement our search for the best in Australian life writing through the Finch Memoir Prize.  In Writing Without a Parachute respected writing teacher Barbara Turner-Vesselago shows both beginning and experienced writers how to get the […]
  • Prepare Yourself for these Film Adaptations

    Michael Kitto
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The summer is almost upon us, which means the season for blockbuster movies is here. With the successful adaptation of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn I thought I would talk about some other movies that come from books. Like me, I am sure a lot of people out there would prefer to read the book […]
  • The first official book from international pop-punk sensation 5 Seconds of Summer

    Boomerang Books
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:49 pm
    It’s here! The first official book from international pop-punk sensation 5 Seconds of Summer, Hey, Let’s Make a Band!, chronicling the group’s amazing journey to super-stardom. These four Australian boys — Luke, Michael, Calum and Ashton — are a global sensation. From posting videos of themselves performing cover versions of hit songs to YouTube, they […]
  • Connected: Phillip Johnson’s Sustainable Garden Designs

    Fiona Crawford
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:52 pm
    The ‘do something you love so you’ll never work a day in your life’ edict is both trite and too often touted. But in the case of Phillip Johnson, it’s probably the one time the saying should be applied: the award-winning landscape designer slash horticulturalist seems to truly have found his perfect-fit career. Johnson relished […]
  • Chrissie Michaels – breathing life into history

    Julie Fison
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:22 pm
    It was while researching the French explorer Nicolas Baudin that Australian children’s author, Chrissie Michaels came across one of those gems that every writer loves to find. It was the story of a young convict girl, who was transported to New South Wales for theft and ended up as a passenger on Baudin’s ship as […]
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    The Interpreter

  • Congress, midterms and the TPP

    Adelle Neary
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:47 pm
    US mid-terms elections will take place on 4 November, with polls suggesting the Republicans will re-take control of the Senate. President Obama's next steps on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which his Administration says is the key economic plank of the rebalance to Asia, will be heavily influenced by the outcome of this election. A Republican majority probably bodes well for President Obama's chances of finalising the TPP. President Obama delivering the State of the Union address, 28 January 2014. As a key component of Obama's foreign policy legacy, the rebalance to Asia enjoys more or…
  • The global proliferation of Chinese drones

    David Schaefer
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:43 pm
    In November of every other year, aviation experts descend on the Chinese city of Zhuhai for a rare look at the future of China's air power. Over the last ten years, the International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition has charted the progress of China's drone fleet from concept art to functioning models. Now, as the country's investment in drone technology helps it catch up to the competition, the technology on display at Zhuhai next week could pose another challenge for the global arms control effort. The Wing Long UAV, Zhuhai International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, 2012. Chinese…
  • Australia and the AIIB: A lost opportunity

    Philippa Brant
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:21 pm
    The debate about whether Australia should join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has gone beyond the realm of economic development and investment to hit at the core of Australia's apparent security dilemma. The initial concern revolved around the governance arrangements and whether Australia should be part of a new China-led regional development bank. As I argued last month, in this regard Australia would have more influence by being involved than by not. But Paul Kelly's piece in The Australian today reveals some interesting insights into how the Australian Government views…
  • Movie trailer: Zero Motivation

    Sam Roggeveen
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Zero Motivation is an office comedy set in the Israeli Defense Force, and the trailer is a gem: [youtube:SV4ptfyaQFA] Looks like the movie itself measures up too, judging by the reviews. It started showing around Australia yesterday.
  • Aung San Suu Kyi and Kipling's Burma

    Andrew Selth
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    One of the inevitable side effects of Burma's long struggle for democracy has been the demonisation, or canonisation, of its main political actors. This phenomenon has been reflected in countless articles in the media and on the web about figures like Ne Win (who effectively ruled Burma from 1962 to 1988), Than Shwe (who led the country's military council from 1992 to 2011), and of course opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. There are very few books published in English about the country's military leaders. The first full length biography of Than Shwe appeared in 2010, and a scholarly account…
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  • 2nd Birthday Strawberry Party

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Strawberry season is upon us in Australia, and with punnets at their very freshest and cheapest, strawberries make a fabulous party theme. When little Izzy turned two, her Mum Zoe put together the cutest strawberry party, beautifully photographed by Milk & Honey Photography in a park in Sydney's inner west. We are lucky to have Zoe share her tips and tricks with us on how to put together a strawberry party with lots of great savoury food ideas too.Party: Izzy's Strawberry 2nd BirthdayOrganised by: Mum - ZoeLocation: Laxton Reserve, Dulwich HillTheme: Berry-Sweet Strawberry…
  • Brisbane warehouse sale - eeni meeni miini moh + e3-M

    27 Oct 2014 | 2:26 am
    Heads up! The famous eeni meeni miini moh and e3-M warehouse sale is on in Brisbane this weekend. Up to 70% off (extra 5% off for cash payment) on previous season stock sizes 0-12 years. Friday 31st October - Sunday 2nd November 2014. Stock up and get Christmas gifts sorted!Image: eeni meeni miini moh + e3-M
  • Etsy gift ideas and Australian Etsy Design Awards - you choose

    19 Oct 2014 | 8:40 pm
    It's that time! I'm getting started on Christmas shopping this year by supporting local Australian handmade and indie labels on Etsy. To make gift buying even easier, Etsy have chosen 58 finalists for the first Etsy Australia Design Awards. Vote here for your favourite Etsy seller for your chance to WIN a $250 Etsy gift card. Here are a few of my favourites (click on each below to see their stores):Read more »
  • Sun Smart beach getaway + WIN Australian beach shade and bags!

    18 Oct 2014 | 1:32 am
    In my third Paint The Town Ford challenge as part of the Kidspot Voice Of 2014 program, our family of four drove up to Avoca Beach for a weekend getaway in my borrowed Ford EcoSport Titanium. We had glorious weather and spent lots of time on the beach with a cast of thousands.We're always conscious of being Sun Smart, and covered up in style with great Australian products. Read more for details on our weekend, my favourite Australian-designed kids' swimwear, and how you could win the amazing Hollie & Harrie Sombrilla beach tent and stylish-and-practical waterproof beach…
  • Original A-frame kids play Wonder Tents

    15 Oct 2014 | 6:14 pm
    You might remember my story on rustic-inspired goodies, including Adelaide-based Such Great Heights in July last year where I showcased their amazing A-frame play tents for kids. There have been lots of imitators along the way, but SGH is still the original and the best. I love that they can guarantee that their products are created ethically, and with the genius conversion kit, the tent becomes a super-stylish clothes rack.Read more »
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    Rocky Travel

  • Stay with locals Jervis Bay

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:55 pm
    My lovely stay with locals in Jervis Bay A couple of weeks ago I went on a three-day solo road trip to on Australia’s South East Coast. Jervis Bay had been on my list since my first backpacking trip in 2014 and I was very excited to discover this pristine natural area. was the drive [...] The post Stay with locals Jervis Bay appeared first on Rocky Travel. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A three day Road Trip Jervis Bay

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:51 am
    How to discover Jervis Bay on a Road Trip Jervis Bay was high on my list this year. I was planning to visit Sydney in October, when humpback whales are heading south to Antarctica, along the south East Coast of Australia. So the timing was just perfect for a solo road trip to Jervis Bay [...] The post A three day Road Trip Jervis Bay appeared first on Rocky Travel. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Four Wheel Drive Adventure Cooktown

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:52 am
    A Four Wheel Drive Adventure to Cooktown Queensland One of the highlights of my solo trip in North Tropical Queensland  was the  to Cooktown. Initially my idea was to drive by myself, but with my Jucy campervan I wouldn’t have been able to drive the , north of Cape Tribulation. This is one of the [...] The post Four Wheel Drive Adventure Cooktown appeared first on Rocky Travel. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Overcome fear of heights Jungle Surfing

    12 Oct 2014 | 4:17 pm
    How to overcome fear of heights with Jungle Surfing I do believe that fear only exists in our imagination, and you can overcome fear of heights while transforming the way of feeling it into positive energy. It’s a long process that requires acceptance, patience,  endurance, courage and love to yourself. Have you heard of the [...] The post Overcome fear of heights Jungle Surfing appeared first on Rocky Travel. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Eco Snorkeling Tour Great Barrier Reef

    7 Oct 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Eco Snorkeling Tour on the Great Barrier Reef – Port Douglas For my third solo trip to North Tropical Queensland I was keen to go snorkeling again. I had been on snorkeling tours before but my experience was disappointing. I didn’t like jumping from the boat, snorkelling around and coming back to the boat shivering [...] The post Eco Snorkeling Tour Great Barrier Reef appeared first on Rocky Travel. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Whale Watching in Geographe Bay and Lunch at The Deck in Busselton

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:48 pm
    When you live in Western Australia you become a bit blase with your wildlife terms. It’s easy to trot off the tongue statements like: “Oh watch out for kangaroos when you’re driving,” or, “Let’s go and have a coffee at the waterfront and spot some dolphins,” or as we did this weekend, “Let’s go whale […] The post Whale Watching in Geographe Bay and Lunch at The Deck in Busselton appeared first on ZigaZag.
  • 5 Sensational Places to Visit in Margaret River

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Every day I wake up and count my blessings to be living in Australia’s south west. Not only is there so much to see and do, it’s also a gorgeous part of the world where we have world class amenities, vineyards, forests and beaches. Yet the roads, venues and car parks are not yet overcrowded […] The post 5 Sensational Places to Visit in Margaret River appeared first on ZigaZag.
  • Australian Holidays Rock! What’s on in Western Australia?

    15 Oct 2014 | 7:34 pm
    WA has it all. Forests, beaches, vineyards, outback and outstanding food. But when you’ve had your fill of wandering you might like to attend an event or two. So here’s a guide to what’s on in Western Australia over the next few months. I’m linking up with Tourism Western Australia to bring you news of […] The post Australian Holidays Rock! What’s on in Western Australia? appeared first on ZigaZag.
  • Geographe Crush Festival : Tickets to Giveaway

    14 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    The Geographe Crush wine and food festival is now running over Three Days, and I’m really happy to have 4 Tickets to Giveaway to 2 lucky winners for the events as displayed in the poster below on Saturday 8th November. All you have to do is read down to the bottom of this post, read […] The post Geographe Crush Festival : Tickets to Giveaway appeared first on ZigaZag.
  • Things to do in Pemberton with Kids

    1 Oct 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Remembering back to the days when our children were little and the times we embarked on family holidays to either beach or countryside, fills with me nostalgia, although I conveniently forget the long car journeys filled with arguments and the “Are We Nearly There Yets”. I think our children would have loved Pemberton, and it […] The post Things to do in Pemberton with Kids appeared first on ZigaZag.
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  • Baby Kangaroos at Josephine’s Gallery in Coober Pedy

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    As I mentioned in this initial post about our visit to Coober Pedy, we made a stop at a kangaroo sanctuary, or more specifically Josephine’ Gallery which, as described, is “Coober Pedy’s only one-stop tourist complex.” There’s a fair bit more to it than that though, and that is the primary focus of this post. Joeys! Or baby kangaroos. Baby kangaroos are commonly called joeys, but sadly, these ones don’t get to live in their mothers pouches. It really depends on your preference, but either way, they are amazingly cute little things. The orphanage which rescues…
  • Backpackers in Australia, an Infographic

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
      I’ll let you in on a secret. I am absolutely crap at making infographics. But I wanted to. So I did. Excuse my design skills, I can’t work properly without my own laptop and cs6. Anyway, I started researching and creating this after a little chat on #ttot a couple of weeks ago. I guess a pretty big barrier to travelling seems to be being lost in a foreign country on your own and you won’t make any friends. Or backpacking is for guys. Or it’s far too expensive. Or I’ll be the only one backpacking. Yeah. Guess what, you’re wrong. As this lovely pink…
  • Hostels in Sydney – Sydney Harbour YHA

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    It’s almost that time of year again in Sydney. Around New Year expect to find a severe lack of available accommodation, with hostels introducing minimum stay periods once again. The thing is, it’s Sydney in summer. When you have beaches such as Bondai and Manly, not to mention the various walks around the city, its no wonder that you might be hard pressed to find somewhere to stay. So I’ll drop this gem of a hostel on you; Sydney YHA. Having done the tour of Australia (or a large portion of it at least) I’ve stayed in my share of hostels, some pristine and some really…
  • Why Do We Travel?

    11 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    For us travelers there are a whole bunch of reasons why we love to trot around the globe. I often get asked, “why do you keep going to other countries?” but the thing is, “to see the world” is a very generic and uninspired answer. Sure, I it is true, I do travel to see the world, but it is also SO much more than that, as I’m sure other travelers will agree. I’ll underline a few of them for you: I travel for the experience. This sounds like a pretty cliche answer, but it is so true. I’ve been to enough places to know that some people are simply missing…
  • Coober Pedy – Opal Mining in South Australia

    6 Oct 2014 | 5:13 am
    Coober Pedy is known as the opal mining capital of Australia, or as Australians will tell you, the opal mining capital of the world. Heading into Coober Pedy along the Stuart Highway, it is extremely easy to think “there’s nothing here but desert” and for the most part, you would be spot on. So 846km north of Adelaide later, and you are pretty much here. You can tell quite easily that you’ve arrived though. The whole surrounding landscape is flat, aside from the seemingly millions of mullocks that are everywhere. You can even see a couple on the right side of the…
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  • The Penang Island Jazz Festival

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The Penang Island Jazz Festival is an independent music festival which stages international and homegrown jazz acts. The post The Penang Island Jazz Festival appeared first on Asian Inspirations.
  • 10 Top Places in Sumatra Island

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Sumatra island is a place of remarkable excellence. The post 10 Top Places in Sumatra Island appeared first on Asian Inspirations.
  • Jamu and Culinary Festival

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The Jamu and Culinary Festival highlighted Jamu through workshops on the utilization of Jamu and customary drug. The post Jamu and Culinary Festival appeared first on Asian Inspirations.
  • Straits of Malacca

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Straits of Malacca is a tapered stretch of water between the Malay Peninsula and the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The post Straits of Malacca appeared first on Asian Inspirations.
  • Lombok Island

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Lombok Island or Islamic Lambok, is situated in the West Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia The post Lombok Island appeared first on Asian Inspirations.
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