Category: Travel tips

How to take good photos in outback Australia

i love taking photos in outback Australia, but it can be tricky. While I think the bright sunlight shows Australian landscapes at thehir best, if you’re not careful it can wash out too much colour, making your landscapes appear faded and dull. Or you can end up with lens flare where it’s not wanted, or …

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Top tips for outback travellers

I did an interview with ABC radio while I was in Broken Hill on my last trip. They asked me what advice I’d give to other women wanting to travel through the outback. My response at the time was “go for it”. While this still stands, following are the top tips for new travellers based …

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Don’t set up your tent on an ants’ nest

The trip is over and we’re back home. Aawwww! (pouting) While I’m eager to start planning the next trip (and have already been looking at the map – corner country looks good, then down the Strzelecki track) it’s important to look back and see what I’ve learned from doing this without Doc.

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Yet more problems with Jetstar – why can’t airlines just fly planes?

I’m at my kids place again, sitting on their balcony with my morning coffee, waiting for everybody to get up. It’s lovely and peaceful, and it’s going to be a beautiful day. At least weatherwise. I was supposed to be back home again by now, but, as so often happens, plans changed.

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Which is the least worst airline in Australia?

I’m going to the Gold Coast for a friend’s 50th birthday soon (I don’t know how my friends got to be that old either). Which raises a big dilemma for me – how do I get there? Normally Doc and I would take a few days out to drive, stopping off and camping at different …

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You don’t need to be a 4WD expert to enjoy a good travel experience.

Doc and I are planning our next trip away. Now when I say “planning”, I mean we’re at the stage of deciding where we want to go. The only thing we know for sure is that it will be a 4WD trip somewhere in Australia. I’m happy to go anywhere. But before we become grey …

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