Qantas Domestic Dinner Boxes

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I must admit I’ve never been a fan of airline food, to the point that I’d rather go hungry then risk the cold bread roll and mystery meat. So when Qantas invited me to sample their new Domestic Dinner Boxes, I was cautiously optimistic! Qantas promises their new menu will bring improved quality, more generous [...]

Travel Guide: Hervey Bay, Queensland

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After a wonderful and inspirational few days at the ProBlogger Conference on the Gold Coast, I was mentally and physically drained and very much looking forward to some R&R. And Hervey Bay was the perfect answer. Located just 3½ hours drive (or a 45 minute flight) north of Brisbane, I was thrilled to be selected [...]

SF Eats – Swah’s Best Places to Eat in San Francisco

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I LOVE San Francisco and would move there in a heartbeat (anyone want to give me a visa?). The beautiful architecture, fascinating history, rolling hills and sprawling parks make San Francisco a traveller’s paradise, and the sheer quality and selection of food is second to none. ♥ Tartine Bakery – 600 Guerrero St Prepare to queue, but it’s [...]

How to Survive a Music Festival

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Image source I just returned from an amazing time at Splendour in the Grass, complete with handy tips courtesy of a lovely thing known as hindsight. Keep these tips in mind when embarking on your own multi-day music festival to ensure you have the best time possible! 1. Don’t camp. Seriously, if you’re a girl and [...]

Travel Guide: Swansea and Richmond, Tasmania

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We arise early for our scenic drive to Swansea, about 2 hours and 15mins drive from Port Arthur. Swansea is a small town located halfway between Hobart and Launceston on Tasmania’s east coast and overlooks Freycinet National Park Kate’s Berry Farm Before we arrive in the heart of Swansea, we take a pitt stop at Kate’s Berry [...]

Travel Guide: Port Arthur, Tasmania

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Port Arthur Historic Site Port Arthur is a small town located on the Tasman peninsula steeped in history. Historically as a former convict settlement and more recently as the scene of a devastating massacre. It provides a unique insight into colonial history in Australia and is, in my opinion, an unmissable stop when visiting Tasmania. [...]

Travel Guide: Bruny Island, Tasmania

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It was our second day in Tasmania (read about Day 1 in Hobart here) and we were off to Bruny Island! Known as a food lovers paradise, it is home to numerous local producers and includes a cheese factory, oyster farm, vineyard, smokehouse and much much more. Bruny Island is made up of a North and South [...]

Discover Tasmania’s South with Love Swah

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I used a Go Pro for the first time during my fantastic trip to Tasmania and here is the result! It’s a great little video that sums up the gorgeous scenery, delicious food and near-perfect weather (except the storm… more on that later) that we experienced in Southern Tasmania. Part 1 of my Tasmania guide [...]

Travel Guide: Hobart

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I visited Tasmania once as a child. I have vague memories of staggering up Cradle Mountain at my parent’s request, blinking back tears at Port Arthur and trying, in vain, to spot Tassie Devils. Roll the clock forward many years, and with Tasmania’s booming foodie scene, my new appreciation for “getting back to nature” and [...]