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Four reasons to pack less

It was the baby’s fault. I have never been one to pack loads, but then I had a baby and the innate need to be prepared for any and all occurrences meant that my hand... Continue Reading


Don’t stop on red, Amsterdam tourists told

Tight new rules in Amsterdam will make it illegal for tourists to stop and stare at the city’s infamous red light district prostitutes. Effective from April, the new... Continue Reading


Revealed: Australia’s new favourite beach

It’s an honour that has until now eluded it, but Manly Beach has just been named Australia’s favourite beach in TripAdvisor’s annual Travellers’ Choice... Continue Reading


WIN two return flights to Tokyo flying JAL

To celebrate the launch of daily direct flights on Japan Airlines (JAL) between Melbourne and Tokyo Narita, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) and Japan Airlines have... Continue Reading


Learn this ONE ‘language’ to be understood globally

It was a Tuesday night in an outer Tokyo suburb and our one Japanese speaker was on the other end of a very long table. It had been years since the Aussie side of the family... Continue Reading