I Did It For The Gram: My Floating Breakfast Fail

I Did It For The Gram: My Floating Breakfast Fail

The butter was melted, the eggs now certainly overcooked, and if I didn’t hook the tray back with my toe in the next 2 seconds the whole thing was going to experience death by drowning.…

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7 Ways I Doubled My Blog Traffic In 2 Months – Really!

7 Ways I Doubled My Blog Traffic In 2 Months – Really!

During the 8 years I’ve been blogging the way readers find my blog has changed massively. Whereas I used to get a lot of blog traffic without much action on my part, in 2018 I’m…

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Instagram Isn’t Killing Blogs – It’s Making Them Better

Instagram Isn’t Killing Blogs – It’s Making Them Better

I was enjoying my Saturday morning cup of tea and blog binge when I got to a post by one of my favourite bloggers and Instagrammers lamenting the slow demise of blogging. I died. (As…

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Making A Living From Travel Blogging: 15 Things You Need To Know

Making A Living From Travel Blogging: 15 Things You Need To Know

I like to keep this blog as BS-free as possible and that also applies to talking about how I make a living from travel blogging. There are heaps of great guides online about how to…

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10 Cheap Blogging Tools I Use Everyday To Make My Blog Better

10 Cheap Blogging Tools I Use Everyday To Make My Blog Better

Maintaining a blog and social media presence can be overwhelming. We’re only one person and yet we’re supposed to be experts in multiple fields and online in multiple places, all at the same time. For…

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Checking In: Why I Got Ceramic Braces Aged 33

Checking In: Why I Got Ceramic Braces Aged 33

Oh god, what have I done? Yesterday I had conventional ceramic braces fitted and today I am freaked out by the foreignness of my mouth. I feel like I have giant protruding objects on my…

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Next Stop India – Delhi, Taj Mahal & Rajasthan

Next Stop India – Delhi, Taj Mahal & Rajasthan

There’s 1 more sleep until I go to India and I don’t think I have been this hyper about a trip since the early noughties. The Taj Mahal has long been on my bucket list…

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Checking In Week 13: How good is going to the office?

Checking In Week 13: How good is going to the office?

Checking In is a sometimes weekly, sometimes sporadic, update from me on the challenges, calories and coffee-fuelled planning sessions that happen behind the scenes of this travel blog. Here’s something I never thought I’d hear…

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Travel Highlights, Blogging Lowlights & A Move To Melbourne – Review of 2017

Travel Highlights, Blogging Lowlights & A Move To Melbourne – Review of 2017

I’ve been dragging my heels about writing this post. Firstly, because I wondered if reviewing the year was more fun for the writer than the audience (Insta poll saw me stand corrected) and secondly, because…

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Checking In Week 12: Hooligans Graffiti Our Home

Checking In Week 12: Hooligans Graffiti Our Home

Some might think that because we live in Brunswick our homes are fair game for graffiti artists. I think, however, that if you are a graffiti artist in Brunswick, walls to spray paint are 10…

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