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First of all, before we say anything else, I have a confession to make. I always thought being an Australian and celebrating Halloween was meant to be selling out. Doesn’t it make you officially un-Australian and a basic witch? Not according to our blog editors, who say this is the one time of the year …

How accurate is your mental map of the world? If you’re a geography whiz, you can probably pick lots of countries by their outlines. But would you know if we tweaked those outlines slightly (or a lot)? Because that’s exactly what we’ve done – at least, for some of these countries. Take this 10-question quiz …

Mudgee, NSW, is one of Australia’s most delicious destinations. It’s home to fantastic wineries, incredible restaurants, and amazing farmers’ markets, as well as stunning scenery and beautiful heritage buildings – all just a 3.5hr drive from Sydney. It’s also a finalist in our Festival of Wot competition, with a chance to win its very own …

Wot’s not to love about Bowen? It’s a chilled-out beach town in the heart of the Whitsundays AND it’s home to everyone’s favourite fruit – Bowen mangoes. Plus it could be about to get even more awesome. Bowen is a finalist in our Festival of Wot competition and in the running to win its very …

You don’t need a reason for a getaway to Clare Valley, South Australia. It’s one of Australia’s oldest wine regions and home to gorgeous scenery, amazing restaurants, and more than 40 fantastic cellar doors. But if you’d like one, we’ve got a corker: Clare Valley is a finalist in our Festival of Wot competition and …

Have you heard the news? Maryborough, QLD is a finalist in our Festival of Wot competition. They’re competing for a chance to win their own Festival of Redheads, which you might find a little surprising. What have redheads got to do with Maryborough? Well, it all makes sense once you learn a little of this …

Family holidays and big events like Christmas were chaotic when we were young. They were loud, fun, and everyone got together, including all the cousins. Sure, it was nice to see everyone – grandparents, aunts and uncles. But let’s face it, we were most excited about seeing the cousins. It was like seeing old friends, …

Many of us fret when packing our bags: what do I need? How am I going to fit everything? You know the drill. But what you might not think about is the impact the things we pack have on the earth. Single-use items like ziplock bags and mini shampoos are pretty bad for the places …

I lumbered down the stairs, half-carrying my husband’s 192cm frame while he clung to the rail on the other side. Never assume anything. This was one of the first lessons I learned after my husband developed a medical condition that transformed his strong, fit body into an emaciated version of itself. Here are five things …

Mum travel advice

There’s an old saying, “A change is as good as a holiday.” And I get it. I really do. But sometimes you just need an actual break! And that’s okay too. It wasn’t until I was two vodkas deep, swinging in a hammock with a book in hand, listening to my kids scratching in the …