I initially wrote this for Women’s Health, back in 2010, for an article on ‘lessons learnt in travel’. They didn’t publish it – it wasn’t ‘travel’-related enough – though we talked about turning it into a different, bigger article later down the track. Then things got busy, and I never wrote the thing. But I … Read more
Some thoughts on making it… (whatever that means.) This is probably my favourite article I’ve ever written; originally for Fairfax. Recently, I found a list of goals I had set for myself when I was 21. “Buy Chanel bag”, was the first thing on the page (very important). “Dye hair brown at least once”, came next, closely … Read more
If Miranda and Orlando can’t make it work, what chance do the rest of us have?
Does anyone else feel ridiculously inadequate when they drive down the street in their non-BMW convertible/Range Rover/Golf gti? Yeah… I used to. Until I bought this car. I challenge you to contain your jealousy.
“Just start”. I love that line. It’s so perfect for people like me who, so paralysed by the idea of needing everything to be perfect, refuse to begin anything until they’re sure – absolutely, totally, one hundred per cent sure – that they’ve got it right.
This post first appeared on my blog at Australian Traveller. I must admit, at first I wondered why I, the great Kingston the Schmoodle, was crowned with the honour of testing out Sydney’s poshest pet-friendly hotel. After all, I don’t own any pets! Unless you count my old, chewed-up teddy bear, Frederick, although he spends most … Read more
This feature first appeared in Australian Traveller magazine. Hayman Island will always bring to mind images of seaside opulence, but there’s more here than just white sand and water. Words by Georgia Rickard You might say that a main pillar of a luxury holiday involves having the freedom to do whatever you want, but on Hayman Island, that is … Read more
This piece originally appeared in International Traveller magazine. I confess: Club Med has never really captured my imagination. Not in the way it’s meant to. It’s the place my mother had a wild affair with a Tahitian in the ‘70s – apparently he showed her some very inventive ways to explore an island. She’s never forgotten … Read more
This post first appeared on my blog at Australian Traveller. Like most Australians, I took a gap year before I settled down into a career. Mine, which didn’t take place after high school but commenced once I’d finished university, was intended as a cultured, grown-up affair rather than a rowdy beer-soaked mess (well, I was 20 … Read more