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Self Love: How To Get Yourself Some

Self Love: How To Get Yourself Some

Self love is not something you can pick up at the supermarket or for which you can take a tablet. However, you CAN get it with a few simple tips. Yes… you deserve it! Are you always so focused on other parts of your life that your forget the most important part? Self love. If you don’t love yourself you can’t love others. Is it time to put a bit of effort into loving yourself? We waste our lives stressing about the material things that we think we have to worry about. Getting up for work, making plans on the…

6 Tips to Make Your Campsite Feel Like Home

6 Tips to Make Your Campsite Feel Like Home

If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to make your campsite feel like home. There’s nothing wrong with Glamping so these clever tips really will have you thinking your campsite is just like home. Who said camping should be rough and rugged? Whilst some would like to get the best out of nature and camp with just the basics, others prefer a campsite that could help them relax and be comfortable. Glamping is even coined to mean camping with style and glamour. This in essence remains camping, but you get to enjoy hotel-like amenities like linens, hot meals prepared by…

Perfect Wedding Anniversary Gifts for the First Five Years

Perfect Wedding Anniversary Gifts for the First Five Years

A wedding anniversary can be the most difficult time for gift buying. It’s a highly personal occasion shared by two people, unlike a birthday or Christmas present. So if you need wedding anniversary gift ideas, here are the ones for the first five years. Buying gifts for kids is often much easier than shopping for adults. Kids always have a massive list of things that they want for all occasions, and even if they don’t, there’s plenty of generic toys and games that fit specific age groups, you can’t lose. Adults have more refined tastes, they are more likely to…

Australian Travel: Don’t Leave Home ‘Til You’ve Seen Australia

Australian Travel: Don’t Leave Home ‘Til You’ve Seen Australia

Australian travel could be seen as the last frontier. There are wild lands, grand beauty, untold treasures and incredible gourmet delights still waiting to be discovered. Your next holiday should be within Australia, and here’s why. When most of us plan our holidays, we tend to think of far-flung lands. We think of the classic holidays that everyone should experience at least once; backpacking across Europe, Route 66 through North America, exploring the incredible culture and history of the south-east Asian nations. But what about doing the same in your own backyard? Embrace Australian travel. The concept of a “staycation”…

Going Camping (or Glamping) And How To Prepare

Going Camping (or Glamping) And How To Prepare

Going camping can be super fun when you are a kid and nothing matters but running amok and investigating new and intriguing places. But when you’re an adult, going camping raises a whole raft of new responsibilities. If you have never been on a camping trip or you are not all that experienced in this super outdoor activity, you may be wondering what you need to plan when you are going camping. Well, I’m going to cover these off in this article to make the whole task of planning your adventure that little bit easier. Going Camping: Decide Who is…

Caravan Renovation ‘How-To’ from The Block Alumni

Caravan Renovation ‘How-To’ from The Block Alumni

The interest in caravan renovation has increased in unison with the Tiny House Movement and the love of retro and recycling. So when alumni from ‘The Block’ get involved, you know the results are going to be AWESOME. Michael and Carlene Duffy, hosts of ‘Ready, Set, Reno’ and ‘The Block’ alumni, have taken caravan renovation to a fun and vintage DIY place. ‘Vonnie the Van’ was a neglected vintage Viscount van but now has a fabulous new lease of life. Self-confessed ‘caravan geeks, Michael and Carlene are delighted that the humble caravan is making a dynamic comeback as Australians seek…

Gracious Living Like J-Lo Is Within Your Reach

Gracious Living Like J-Lo Is Within Your Reach

Gracious living isn’t about 24-carat gold tapware and endless money to spend on decor (although that would be nice). No, gracious living is about how to enjoy sumptuous sunsets in historic apartments that ooze class, charm, and uniqueness. There comes a time in many people’s lives when they just want a change for gracious living. And not the kind of change that will satisfy them for a short period of time, but something so drastic that perhaps their entire outlook on life changes as well. The way we live, eat, and communicate with other people is all based on the…

Top 10 Lonely Planet Regions 2017

Top 10 Lonely Planet Regions 2017

The much anticipated Top 10 Lonely Planet Regions 2017 has been released today. Once again, my home State of South Australia features. AND, as an Ex-Pat Kiwi, my other home of New Zealand is featured too. Best in Travel 2017 is Lonely Planet’s 12th annual agenda-setting collection of the world’s hottest trends, destinations, and experiences for the year ahead. The best-selling, inspirational travel yearbook highlights the top 10 countries, cities, regions and best value destinations that Lonely Planet’s experts recommend travellers experience in 2017. The Top 10 Lonely Planet Regions 2017 Choquequiro, Peru: For five millennia, llamas have been bred…

Five Must-Have Travel Essentials

Five Must-Have Travel Essentials

I recently went on a South Pacific cruise and it was one of the most wonderful holidays I have ever experienced. I hadn’t ‘cruised’ before so wasn’t sure what to expect; and I was not disappointed. The most compelling positive was having everything in one place, on board – entertainment, fabulous food, wonderful wines, views, fascinating people, leisure activities, even an Art Gallery – and not having to travel long distances for any of it. It got me thinking about other holiday options and what I would and would not need if I chose different destinations. Of course, that led…

Inspired by Travel : Delicious New Home Scents

Inspired by Travel : Delicious New Home Scents

The sense of smell is arguably the most compelling and evocative of all our senses. Aromas bring back memories, sometimes long forgotten, and transport us to another time & place instantly; unexpectedly. The wonderful trend of home scents shows little sign of dissipating. So I am always excited to see new home scents, candles and room mists.     I was recently introduced to Voyager Life, a Melbourne-based company that seeks to replicate the emotions of travel. Their VOYAGER candle fragrances, room mists and body products are inspired by nomadic adventures. The ingredients and aromas are just beautiful and certainly…