I’m one of those travellers who also has a full-time job, so I have to fit travel into my annual leave and settled budget. Even though I’m lucky enough to love my day job, I still have those days were I just don’t want to go into the office.
My solution? I can work from home on days where I need more focus and have no meetings. And you know what? It’s so revitalising! Here’s why I found out that working from home can feel like a holiday:
Continue reading 9 reasons why working from home can feel like a holiday
I’m loving that the doors have really opened up to Cuba in the last couple of years. For a country that has fallen behind due to political sanctions, I see how it’s blooming now and graces travel blog after travel blog.
Continue reading Havana, Cuba – photo diary
This week was a short working week here in Australia. Monday was a public holiday for ANZAC Day and this weekend we have another long weekend upon us for Labour Day public holiday. All the more reason to take off somewhere new or do some armchair travel. Here’s 10 links to inspire you!
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I won’t lie, this book was a bit of a struggle. And by struggle I mean it took me about three months to get through it. It’s an amazing topic, but I found the main character’s voice fragmented, distracted and quite annoying. But this is a result of her the deep trauma you discover as the story unfolds.
Continue reading We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
People don’t often think of Queensland and wine in the same sentence, but about three hours south-west of Brisbane is a place called Stanthorpe – with amazing wineries.
The region is at it’s best during the cooler months with beautiful autumnal foliage painting the town in oranges, browns and yellows. But… onto the good stuff – wine!
Continue reading 5 wineries in Stanthorpe you must visit
We’re pretty lucky here in Brisbane to have two nearby coasts with beautiful beaches. Unfortunately it be difficult to find time to visit, but it’s important to remember the amazing locations we have right on our doorstep. So when I saw that Easter was early this year and my work project was pushed out, I jumped at the chance to back some of my annual leave onto the Easter break. This gave me 17 luxurious days off for the cost of only nine leave days.
After spending a few days up in Mackay visiting my parents, we decided to spend a week in glorious Mooloolaba – one of the more lively locations on the Sunshine Coast.
Continue reading Relax and recharge in Mooloolaba
Some of these are pretty old, but I have been cleaning up my ol’ blog here and didn’t want to lose these gems, so here’s a cool trip down memory lane.
Have a wonderful Easter weekend.
By far one of the most interesting books I’ve read in a while. All of Me by Kim Noble is the true story of a woman who was diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) – a condition where she shares her body with multiple personalities. These personalities share no memory of each other and are each completely individual humans with their own memories, lives, jobs and, sometimes in her past, their own apartments.
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‘The more clearly one sees this world, the more one is obliged to pretend it does not exist.’
A beautifully written book set in provincial France during the ’60s about a relationship between an American Yale dropout and a young French girl. Salter’s writing is short, sharp and illuminating with it’s descriptions. Unlike other older novels, this book isn’t flowery in it’s wording, which is refreshing.
Continue reading A Sport and a Pastime by James Salter
“In America, killers pump themselves up on rap, but in Secondigliano they go off to kill with love songs in their ears.”
This is a really interesting book about the Camorra (or The System) —the Neapolitan mafia. Written by Roberto Saviano, a journalist and Naples native, he describes seeing his first murder at the age of fourteen.
Continue reading Gomorrah by Roberto Saviano