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Wednesday 19 November 2014
Travel

on the run, on my own: ‘the only thing missing is a dolphin’

Jo Williams
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Saying goodbye is never easy and after travelling with the same people for nine weeks, it was especially hard. But after our goodbyes, Leya (the only one from our original road trip) and I packed up Sunnie and met up with two girls that Leya knew from her previous travels in Port Douglas. So armed…
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Wednesday 5 November 2014
Travel

on the run, on my own: the road train’s final stop

Jo Williams
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It feels like forever since I last wrote a column and I guess, in some ways, it has been forever since we left Broome. From there we took the Great Northern Highway down the coast and made our way slowly but surely towards Perth. At our greatest, the West Coast road train weighed in at…
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Thursday 9 October 2014
Travel

on the run, on my own: best laid schemes…

Jo Williams
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One of the best pieces of advice I could give to someone who is thinking of travelling is not to make concrete plans. The beauty of travel is the spontaneity of it and if you have a strict itinerary that you have to stick to, you’re going to miss out on a lot. In my…
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Wednesday 24 September 2014
Featured Travel

on the run, on my own: going west

Jo Williams
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I am of firm believer that everyone should go on a road trip at least once in their lives. I don’t mean a long car journey somewhere – that doesn’t count. I mean a proper road trip. One that lasts days of driving to places, and stopping when you feel like it. One where you…
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Wednesday 10 September 2014
Travel

on the run, on my own: heads or [kangaroo] tails

Jo Williams
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  At the moment, I’m in a rather enviable position compared to most foreign backpackers in Australia. I have just had the last of my 88 days signed off for my second year Visa and I have only been here for just over four months. Now I have almost eight months up my sleeves to…
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Wednesday 27 August 2014
Travel

on the run, on my own: home is not a dirty word

Jo Williams
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When you’re a traveller, home is a dirty word. A secret that you keep to yourself because if you admit that you might be missing it and the people there, even just a little bit, you’re a Bad Traveller. You’re supposed to be having adventures and being free and having Constant Fun. Right? Hmmm. The…
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Tuesday 26 August 2014
Life Travel

we grow towards the sun: life lessons learnt abroad

Stephanie Tate
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People seek out the warmth of the sun. They bemoan their bad luck when it’s too hot, and hate it when an overcast sky blocks the light it emits. We don’t hide from the sun, but we have a respectful fear of it. The sun’s a lot like life. When it’s perfect, we revel in…
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Wednesday 13 August 2014
Travel

on the run, on my own: meeting other solo travellers

Jo Williams
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I’ve found one of the best things about travelling is that even in the oddest of scenarios, like spending time on a mango farm about a half hour drive from the nearest town, you find people you have lots in common with. Ashley, Jess and Rosy are fellow solo travellers and they kindly agreed to…
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Wednesday 30 July 2014
Travel

on the run, on my own: ‘it looks a bit crocodiley down there’

Jo Williams
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One of my favourite things about Australia, and something that I didn’t realise before I came here, was how diverse its landscape is. I knew Australia was vast but my idea of this crazy country was pretty much similar to one of those maps you see on Tumblr or Buzzfeed: People living on the coast,…
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Wednesday 23 July 2014
Travel

“work will set you free”: my day at dachau

Michaela Kis
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As I travelled the vast and beautiful land of Europe, many unique destinations left an impression on me: the Venetian canals, the castles in Tuscany, the cosy log cabin between the snow-capped mountains of Norway. But none of these placescompared to the eye-opening experience that was Dachau, and the truly saddening impression it left on…
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Wednesday 16 July 2014
Life Travel

on the run, on my own: going troppo

Jo Williams
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Before I landed in Darwin, I knew I was going to love it. I have always been the kind of girl who rooted for the underdog and, when it comes to Australian cities, I think it’s safe to say that Darwin is the underdog. Maybe it hasn’t got the beaches that Sydney has, or the…
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Wednesday 2 July 2014
Travel

on the run, on my own: back to backpacking

Jo Williams
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I had a lot of time to think about things while I was bouncing down dirt tracks on my way back to Alice Springs after a month-long jaunt in the Outback.  My thoughts were mostly, ‘I hope those cows on the side of the road aren’t going to suddenly launch themselves in front of this…
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Wednesday 18 June 2014
Travel

on the run, on my own: “even australians count this as the outback”

Jo Williams
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I always like the window seat when I fly anywhere. I pretend it’s because I’m scared  of flying (I am genuinely scared of flying but I could be sat on the pilot’s knee and I’d still be terrified) but it’s really because I like looking out of the window when we’re nearing the destination so…
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Wednesday 4 June 2014
Travel

on the run, on my own: ‘i take it you’ve climbed from the bottom?’

Jo Williams
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I knew there was a reason I packed my hiking boots. After my three week fling with Sydney, I felt like I needed to get out of the city. Luckily, for a mere $8 you can jump on a two-hour train journey to the Blue Mountains. As soon as I touched down in Sydney I…
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