Why Coming Home is Sometimes the Hardest Part

Why Coming Home is Sometimes the Hardest Part

Most people who travel will know the sinking feeling of coming home. Usually it kicks in a few days after the initial return. When you wake up, look around, and realise that while you’ve been away, nothing has really changed. Home is exactly how you left it. Your friends haven’t really changed. Work certainly hasn’t changed. Even the same things are on television. Nothing around you has changed. And yet, you feel like a completely different person. Why is coming…

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Top 3 Tips for Saving Money in Singapore

Top 3 Tips for Saving Money in Singapore

Singapore is known for being expensive, especially when compared with other Southeast Asian countries. Unfortunately this means a lot of people simply spend a couple of days there before quickly moving on. Singapore isn’t given the time it deserves by most people. There’s actually so much to do here that I spent a week exploring and still didn’t do everything on my list. A big turn off for travelers is the cost. But with a few tips and tricks, you…

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Western Sydney Marathon – A Lap of the Lake

Western Sydney Marathon – A Lap of the Lake

On Saturday, 30th September we took part in the Western Sydney Marathon. It’s one of the most affordable running events, and it’s a great location for those in the Western Suburbs of Sydney. And since it’s on the Saturday of the long weekend you’ve got plenty of time to recover from it too! Located at the Regatta centre in Penrith, where they did the rowing events for the Olympics back in 2000, it’s a relatively, easy flat run so attracts…

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Uluru: To Climb or Not to Climb?

Uluru: To Climb or Not to Climb?

Uluru or Ayres Rock is considered the spiritual centre of Australia and is located in the Northern Territory.  Most of us who have paid a visit to this mighty landmark on their list. It’s the type of place that seems to take your breath away. If you’ve been before there’s always one question that everyone seems to ask. So did you climb Uluru? So should you, or should you not climb Uluru?

Blackmores Running Festival – Bridge Run 10km

Blackmores Running Festival – Bridge Run 10km

On Sunday, 17th September, thousands of people converged on Sydney city to take part in the Blackmores Running Festival. This annual and iconic event sees participants run across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, through the streets of the city to finish at the Sydney Opera House. You couldn’t have a more picturesque run, nor a better day for it. The sun was blissfully warm, not a cloud to be seen anywhere. Given we had ice on the windscreen that morning, this…

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First Impressions: Uluru, Northern Territory

First Impressions: Uluru, Northern Territory

A leisurely afternoon flight from Sydney to Uluru aboard Jetstar. At around 3.5 hours in flight time, this will be the furthest both north and west I have been within Australia. This is a mother / daughter long weekend and we’ve been looking forward to it for months. Every now and then I watch the world shooting past beneath us. The one thing I cannot stop thinking of is how very flat the middle of Australia looks. Flat and red….

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My August 2017 in Review…

My August 2017 in Review…

Clearly I am still very much behind in my blog posts. This is one thing I’m finding about being a writer is that it’s so hard to find the time to write. Honestly, if you want to get it done, you have to make the time and stop getting distracted by shiny things! But it’s been a good month after last month’s terrible sicknesses. I have so much to write on Singapore that I’m not sure where to start. Might…

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Dubbo Stampede – A Run Through the Wild

Dubbo Stampede – A Run Through the Wild

On Sunday, 27th August, what seemed like most of the population of Dubbo headed out to Taronga’s Western Plain Zoo to partake in the annual Dubbo Stampede. This is their running event, with a variety of distances that all end with a lovely run through the zoo grounds and past many exotic animals. I’d always wanted to run through the zoo, and I was stoked when we discovered this event existed. A group of us organised a road trip and…

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First Impressions: Singapore

First Impressions: Singapore

We land at night. This seems to happen to me a lot lately. It’s dark out the plane window. Nothing exciting to see. Just exhaustion in the faces of the passengers around me. I’m not mine is not much better. Watery, tired eyes just thankful that we’ll be able to get off this plane after eight hours in the air. But as it’s our first time in Singapore, and I’m excited to share my first impressions upon landing.