Three Great Shopping Spots in Sydney That Are Not Located in a Shopping Centre

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For shopping in Sydney, you have the best of both worlds. Malls like Westfield Shopping Centre are plentiful and house numerous brand name retailers. Sydney’s CBD also has rows of shops along the well-known tourist locations of George Street and …

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Tasmanian Whisky Up There With the World’s Best!

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Whisky (or Whiskey) has become a staple of Scottish history and is one of the country’s most heavily consumed alcoholic beverage. Whisky gained worldwide popularity after the 15th century, although the first records of whisky distillation have been found in archaeological digs …

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Get Your Groove on With Groovin the Moo 2015

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Australia is well-renowned for hosting a myriad of unique and exciting music festivals that promise to offer some of the best international lineups available, while also providing plenty of true blue Aussie festival shenanigans. One such festival on the very near horizon …

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Travel News 6th February

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Skyscanner Reveals Cheapest Time to Book and Travel Travel search site Skyscanner has searched through three years of booking data based on 250 million flights to gain helpful insights into the cheapest booking tips for travellers. They discovered that the best …

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Tamworth’s Country Music Festival 2015 Is Here!

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Tamworth’s annual country music festival is an iconic Australian event. The 2015 Festival program kicked off last Friday night, beginning ten glorious days of country music. This year the organisers are celebrating their 43rd CMF, so be sure to make …

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The Best Fresh Eating In Sydney!

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Recently, Tourism Australia has been doing its best to spruik Australia as a ‘foodie’s paradise’. An international campaign will see Australia’s fresh produce firmly placed centre-stage, with an emphasis on the culturally diverse range of fresh dishes on offer. To …

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How To Get That Dream Job And See The World!

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I’ve been working in tourism for about ten years now, and I still love every minute of it. Whether I’m out and about or stuck in the office, there’s always something appealing about helping people enjoy themselves. Holidays are sometimes …

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Is Kayaking the Answer to Your Fitness Woes?

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“Kayaking!? I don’t know anything about Kayaking!” Our boss took the plunge and invested in a package of corporate personal training sessions with Fitness Angels, in Sydney. Like the rest of us she knows she should be more active. Like …

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Factors Affecting the Volatility of Classic Car Prices

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Distinguishing which classic cars will rise in value and which will fall is like predicting stock prices – there are many models you can use, none of them work all the time. And like investing in the stock market there …

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United Global SIM and the Clan of the Black Death

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It had got down to the final two. The online world was holding their breath. And then disaster struck. Jeffrey was a star within his alliance. He was a master swordsman of the Black Death Clan. One by one every …

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Wolf Creek 2 and the Australian Outback

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Each year, one Australian film manages to jump out from the under-funded, under-promoted pack. In some cases, this film might even turn a profit. Last year, The Great Gatsby (technically Australian due to government funding and Baz Lurhmann’s directorship) took the …

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The Last Bastion of Truth – Compu-Store

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When the business I belong to needed an off-site storage facility for all its ‘sensitive’ documents I was charged with finding it. Unexpectedly, it became quite an interesting exercise, one that had me questioning a lot of assumptions. In the …

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TOP 10 BEACHES IN AUSTRALIA

All around the world, Australia is renowned for its beaches and with sparkling turquoise waters and pure white sand it’s not difficult to see why this beautiful island nation, attracts thousands of tourists a year. Most of Australia’s cities and …

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The Unspoken History of the Kimbery Klub

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When you hear people speak about the Kimberly Klub in Broome you think of a comfortable backpackers close to the beautiful Cable Beach. But the real Kimberly Club has a much darker history. In the 1850’s Kim Buchanan was a …

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Chelsea Flooring and the McKenzie Cottage Ghost

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The real ghost stories are the ones you never hear about. They’re not for public consumption. They’re not ‘tantalizing’, just horrifying. A real ghost cannot be marketed like a Ghost Tour.  I have a friend in Perth who works for …

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Chelsea Flooring and McKenzie’s Cottage

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The real ghost stories are the ones you never hear about. They’re not for public consumption. They’re not ‘tantalizing’, just horrifying. A real ghost cannot be marketed like a Ghost Tour.  I have a friend in Perth who works for …

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St Kilda Festival and Hotel Urban

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It’s almost become a club. For the past six years my wife and I have flown down to Melbourne for the St Kilda Festival. It’s one of the longest running free cultural events in Australia, encompassing musicians, performers, and artists …

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The Winery Killing

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Blue and white police crime scene tape fluttered in the vineyard breeze. Otherwise, everything was still. It was almost picking time – the grapes hung fat and green on the browning vines. But there would be no picking here. The …

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Models and the Grand Hotel Melbourne

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For reasons quite unrelated to this story I was staying at the Grand Hotel Melbourne last December. I had no idea about the impending Think Ahead Exhibition about to open at the Scienceworks, but the hotel was full of people …

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Afghanistan’s Hidden Treasures

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In the foyer of the Brisbane Hotel Urban I was treated to an incredible tale. But first, some background. From the 5th of September this year to the 27th of January next the Queensland Museum, at South Bank, is host …

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