About Shelley Winkel

Armed with the fundamental phrase “where is the toilet?” Shelley Winkel began her travelling life as a high school exchange student to Tokushima, Japan, a country town hailed for its dance of the dead and piquant limes. Since then she has lived and worked in four continents, slowly moving up the travel chain from backpacker to flashbacker and beyond. Today, Shelley still loves to jump on the plane and explore; but it’s increasingly with an eye on finding five stars and two hats.

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You know you’re an Aussie (or honorary Aussie) when…

Jan 28, 2014 1 Comment by

Tim Tam slams, Twisties and Vegemite! You know you’re True Blue when you can tick all 13 of these off the list.

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14 more weird and wacky events

Jan 24, 2014 No Comments by

Looking for something to keep you entertained? Why not take part in these weird and wacky events for 2014.

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Take a holiday with a heart

Jan 08, 2014 No Comments by

Volunteer your time and have a holiday at the same time.

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Power it like P Diddy: 48 hours in Airlie Beach

Dec 05, 2013 3 Comments by

Researching locations for a girls’ weekend away? Try Airlie Beach.

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100 things to do in the Whitsundays

Oct 15, 2013 1 Comment by

Heading to the Whitsundays? Start by reading this list.

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7 Myths about the Woodford Folk Festival

Oct 01, 2013 1 Comment

Thinking about heading to the Woodford Folk Festival? Read this first.

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How to dine fine on the cheap

Dec 04, 2012 No Comments

Learn how to be plush on a pittance and dine at some of Australia’s top restaurants for less.

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Warning: Eclipse to rock the world

Oct 31, 2012 No Comments

Tropical North Queensland will plunge into darkness for 4 minutes on November 14, but will there be lasting effects of the Solar Eclipse?

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7 ways I failed at travel

Oct 15, 2012 No Comments

Most travel stories have self-congratulatory success written all over them. This is not one of those stories.

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Father’s Day ideas for celebrity dads

Aug 28, 2012 No Comments

Spare a thought for the millions of Aussie dads who will wake up on Sunday to breakfast in bed and a doona full of unwanted gifts.

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