We’ve spent the last seven nights at the Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort as part of our break during the Australian school holidays. This is our 5th trip to Cairns since Lola was born. Why do we always return to Cairns? Because you are pretty much guaranteed to have warm weather all year round and there are plenty of things…

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  The reality of travelling as a single mum is that it is both rewarding as well as being hard work. Since I work remotely, I like to take Lola on the road with me several times a year so that we can experience different cultures as well as spend some quality time together. Following are some of the situations…

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For in-flight reading this month I purchased Anita Shreve’s “The Stars are Fire” as well as Breath, and Latte magazine. “The Stars are Fire” is the latest novel from Anita Shreve and focuses on the life of Grace Holland who has been left alone to look after her two toddlers while her husband fights an out of control fire racing…

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I recently spent two nights at the Crown Promenade in Melbourne. Several times a year I like to attend tech conferences to keep up to date with technology and learn about what my peers and other organisations are doing in regards to knowledge management and collaboration. I’ve spent the last two days in Melbourne at the Crown Promenade attending the…

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Sometimes when I am feeling overwhelmed and need to get stuff done, I like to check myself into a hotel for the night so that I can work for hours on end without interruption. Being a single mum with a full-time job I sometimes feel the need for a break from the nightly routine. Recently I booked into the Rydges…

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We recently took the XPT from Sydney for a trip to Taree. The XPT goes from Sydney to Grafton and takes approximately 12 hours. I have been on the XPT before but not for over 20 years. As far as comfort and amenities, it has not changed that much. I bought us tickets in the first class cabin as it…

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This route is a great option for Australians traveling to the United States as you can avoid going through Los Angeles, which in my experience has one of the worst customs and arrivals process due to the chaos and disorganization in the world. The airport is such a schmozzle with nothing sign posted and I always end up being yelled…

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After years of dreaming of becoming digital nomads, I have been given the go ahead to work wherever I want outside Australia as long as I am not out of the country for more than 180 days for tax and payroll reasons. This is a dream come true and I now find myself wondering where we are going to go…

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As someone who travels frequently for business, I like to have the best tools to work remotely without having to carry a ton of equipment. I used to carry around a laptop, iPad, iPhone, Kindle and all the chargers associated with these tools. After discovering the iPad Pro, I have found that this is the only tool that I need.…

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After years of traveling for work, I have perfected the carry-on for all my electronic devices to ensure that I can work, read, and be entertained with everything that I have in my handbag. I have found an over the shoulder tote bag works best as I carry it on my shoulder and it can be slung over my carry on…

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