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TRAVEL & ADVENTURE

Coming of Age and The Joshua Tree

January 1989. I boarded a Greyhound Coach on my own for a 12-hour trip up the coast to Lismore, a country town in Australia, to spend a week of my summer break with my friend, Sarah. I was 14. Sarah, the daughter of my tennis coach, would come down to visit her dad during school holidays.…

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10 Things That Make Me Truly, Madly, Deeply Happy

Truly, Madly, Deeply Happy. Is it possible? I posted a hilarious video (below) from John Oliver last week about just how calamitous 2016 seems to have been in so many ways. When I posted it, a dear friend of mine, who practises gratitude daily, challenged me by saying that there are in fact millions of…

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Forty Things I am Going to Do in my 40s

Forty Things I am Going to Do in my 40s. A guide to creating your MaximaLIST. My 2015 was a year of two parts. The first half of the year was consumed by fear, self loathing and doubt as I approached the big 4-0. However, as you well know, my faithful readers, I had a major…

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Bhutan: Weaving Rainbows in the Himalayas

Bhutan: Weaving Rainbows in the Himalayas It is amazing how the Universe delivers you messages once you decide to open yourself up to new experiences. Two months ago, I went to Hong Kong. A girlfriend of mine accompanied me for the first few days of the trip. We have a shared interest in social entrepreneurship, travel and eating good…

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Sunset For the Soul: Escaping The Haze.

Sunset For the Soul: Escaping The Haze. I have always been the type of person who needs to see blue sky and feel the sun on my skin to feel energised and happy. I am solar powered. Can anyone else relate to this? Singapore is consistently warm. Night and day. Same Same. It was one…

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Hong Kong – The Sleepy City

Hong Kong – The Sleepy City I was very lucky to have a week off in Hong Kong on my own this past week. Since having kids, I have had a couple of opportunities to travel on my own for a week’s duration, however, it has always centred around a startup conference. The schedule is always…

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On Experiencing a Multiple FoodGasm in Hong Kong

On Experiencing Multiple FoodGasm in Hong Kong This week I have been in Hong Kong with a friend. Our culinary experiences span some pretty iconic eating cities – New York, London, Sydney and Singapore. So we couldn’t wait to see what Hong Kong would deliver. We stayed at the Hotel LKF in Wyndham St – an…

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My thoughts on the Mount Kinabalu tragedy

My thoughts on the Mount Kinabalu tragedy In April this year my daughter went overseas for 4 days for her Year 5 school camp. The great thing about Singapore is that within one hour you can reach exotic locations that make great experiences, especially for school children learning to expand their horizons and challenge themselves.…

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