The Margaret River Gourmet Escape

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I'd been looking forward to the Margaret River Gourmet Escape ever since the first adverts came out. First of all I love Leeuwin Estate (so beautiful) and secondly despite my widening girth, I … [Read more...]

Top beaches in south west Australia and Eagle Bay Brewing Co.

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Welcome ZigaZag travellers to Part 3 of the Beaches and Breweries series. If you love a good beach, a cooling beer and a bite to eat then you've come to the right place because you're going to be … [Read more...]

Geographe Crush Food and Wine Festival, Bunbury, South West Australia

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When we arrived to live in Bunbury nearly five years ago, I didn't know what to expect. It was a small regional town set deep in an area I knew little about, and a big part of me yearned to live in … [Read more...]

Pure luxury at Empire Retreat. “Beaches and Breweries” Part 2.

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Getting away from it all is something we love to do, and although I do love being in the bush, you have to remember (ahem, Dave) that I'm a girl, so I'm also quite keen on the idea of not being too … [Read more...]

Episode1. Beaches and Breweries. Duckstein Brewery Margaret River

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You’d be mistaken if you think that Margaret River is all about wine. Of course it is in one sense but there’s a growing boutique beer brewing industry that is not only close-knit but also creative, … [Read more...]

Kalgoorlie The Gold Capital of Australia

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Kalgoorlie is one of those places you’ll either love or hate. It’s not a lie by the beach and read a book kind of town, but rather a place that begs to be explored. "It's like the Wild West," my … [Read more...]

13 Fabulous Things To Do in Fremantle on a Long Weekend

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One of the great things about living in the South West is that we have a smorgasbord of choice when it comes to where to go for a long weekend. Should we head south to the forests, wine estates and … [Read more...]

The camels of Cable Beach

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There’s something magical about long trains of camels ambling along a picture perfect beach beside the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. And there’s something even more magical if you’re … [Read more...]

29 Awesome things to see and do in Bali

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Bali. Ahh, the very word conjures up exotic scenes, tropical gardens, amazing temples, beaches, swimming pools and a completely different culture. Yet, geographically Bali is only three and a half … [Read more...]

Top 15 Amazing Things To Do In Broome, North Western Australia

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Life is so different in Broome. It's like being in another country. There’s Broome time, and there’s everywhere else time. It’s remote. It's scenically beautiful. It’s unique, and it’s miles … [Read more...]

Why basking in a Bali style resort in Broome is good for you

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Some time ago I was sitting at the hairdresser's when a Travel Agent I knew came in and sat down next to me to get his monthly short back and sides. While we were both having our hair cut (mine was … [Read more...]

21 Awesome Things To Do in Pemberton and around the Southern Forests

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In Springtime the little south west towns are all bursting with new life, and there's nothing we like doing better than taking a trip south. It's probably my favourite time of year for a road trip … [Read more...]

Things to do in Surfers Paradise without going to a Gold Coast Theme Park

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I'm going to take you on a little holiday today, away from lovely Western Australia, and to the exciting Gold Coast in Queensland instead. Why's that? I hear you ask. Well, the 2013 Problogger … [Read more...]

Top things to do around Walpole and Pemberton taking roads less travelled.

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We pulled out the maps, scoured the guidebooks and dived onto the internet for we had a weekend free and were looking for things to do around Walpole and Pemberton that were off the beaten … [Read more...]

10 Action Packed things to do in Kalbarri

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It's no secret that I love getting away from it all during our South West winters, and July, August and September are great months for heading north on a Roadtrip in WA, when the weather in the south … [Read more...]

Fire and Ice in Quirky Nannup

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There aren't many places in the world where you can go for a pee in a public toilet block and listen to the  Hallelujah Chorus being sung by a local choir right outside as they practice for their … [Read more...]

Where to go to see Wildflowers in Western Australia.

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It's wildflower season again in WA. Did you know that from June to November, Wildflowers in Western Australia are known to offer one of the most spectacular wildflower displays in the world? The … [Read more...]

Adventure Tour Guide spills the beans about “My Outback Life”

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Today I’m talking to the better half in the Thomson household (only joking Greg!) Welcome to Choccy, Greg’s lovely wife, a friendly and dynamic person who’s always got a funny quip and a cheery … [Read more...]

The Secrets of an Adventure Tour Guide

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It’s many a travel blogger's dream to make money from a life of travel, but have you ever thought about becoming an adventure tour guide? Greg and Choccy Thomson are living the dream. They met … [Read more...]

What’s it like to be a Tour Guide in the Australian Outback

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Have you ever wanted to pack up, sell up and hit the road big time? Ever asked yourself, how could I do it for a living - what's it like to be a tour guide? A Life on the Road in the Australian … [Read more...]