Kathleen Swinbourne

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Using social media for travel information

I love social media. I particularly like twitter. The 140 characters you’re allowed in tweets might be restrictive sometimes, but generally you can get your point across. Particularly – and here’s the important point to all of you in the tourism industry – if I want to find out something about where I’m headed. On …

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How to eat well while you’re camping

I’m getting to the point in planning the trip where I’m starting to think about food. For those of you who missed it, last time we were at the farm I started practicing cooking with the camp oven. Shall we say, my first efforts wouldn’t get me on a reality television cooking show!

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Holiday planning – the new competitive sport

How long does it take you to plan a holiday? Despite my work background as a planner, in my own life I’m the perennial “non-planner”, at least I thought I was until I met Helen – my Two Sheilas in a Ute travelling companion. She’s so laid back that her first call to me about …

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Camel races, desert races, long lunches and Poddy Dodgers – a festival for everybody

Now that my little rant yesterday is over, it’s time to get back to the business at hand. Planning my next trip away. I can’t believe how fast the time is going. In three weeks we’ll be off again, and I still have so much to do. Not for the trip – that’s the easy …

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Can you find your soul mate on the internet?

Have you ever tried internet dating? I ask because every time I turn on the television it seems I’m bombarded with ads for a certain company that promises to match you up with your soul mate.  Apart from the obvious question of how they would be able to come up with a computer program that …

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Underground in the limestone cave

For somebody who gets claustrophobic in the M5 tunnel, I’ve done my fair share of exploring deep, dark places. And not all inside myself! The area between Yass and Wee Jasper has quite a few limestone caves, and there are a couple on the farm. When there’s a lot of water around the caves can …

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