Treks & the city


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Feeding the dolphins in Tin Can Bay

By On January 24, 2014

Standing in the shallows I tentatively held out a fish, watching in awe as a dolphin gently took it, swallowing it whole. In my very own Flipper moment I was up close to a… Read More

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Travel

Walking in Wiltshire

By On January 17, 2014

Ever since I left home at the age of 18 I’ve loved travelling back to Wiltshire in the South West of England for a welcome dose of country air and my mum’s… Read More

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Travel

Mark Twain’s Hannibal

By On January 7, 2014

Two hours drive from St Louis is the town of Hannibal, most famous as the boyhood home of Samuel Langhorne Clemens – or Mark Twain as he is better known. JD’s most… Read More

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City

My hangouts: St Louis

By On December 31, 2013

I’ve been based in St Louis for a wee while now and here are the old favourites that keep drawing me back… Northwest Coffee – for a perfect lazy morning  My favourite place… Read More

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Winter wonders in Queenstown

By On December 11, 2013

Small but perfectly pretty Queenstown is a beautiful lake and alpine resort surrounded by majestic mountains in New Zealand’s South Island. I arrived in the town via a short but hair-raising flight from… Read More

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Swimming with dolphins in New Zealand

By On December 6, 2013

 Plunging into ice-cold water, wearing a thick wetsuit to protect me from the elements, I began to sing – through a snorkel. It’s not every day you find yourself warbling a muffled… Read More

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Middle earth beauty in NZ

By On December 1, 2013

From unusual hot spring beaches to unspoilt rolling countryside and an array of wildlife and wonders in-between New Zealand is a nature lover’s paradise. You’d be hard pressed to find a place… Read More

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Auckland

Auckland has it all

By On November 25, 2013

The thing I like about Auckland, New Zealand’s biggest city, is you are never too far from gorgeous scenery. The sprawling North Island metropolis has everything you could wish for with great choices… Read More

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My hangouts: Nashville

By On November 11, 2013

Nashville singer Shawn Mayer reveals her picks from Music City… The Building ‘By far my FAVORITE place to hang out is ‘The Building’  in East Nashville. It is full of art, paintings,… Read More

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Australia

A whistle-stop tour of Sydney

By On November 2, 2013

The year I lived in Sydney was one of the best of my life. I still pine for the city (and the besties who now seem so far away) and often find… Read More