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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6 things you never knew about humpback whales

Sep 19, 2014 No Comments by

What do peduncles and profiteroles have in common? Get schooled on the quirks of the humpbacks in Hervey Bay.

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7 of the best Gold Coast day spa treatments

Aug 27, 2014 No Comments by

Alright, stop. Pamper time!

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7 of the best coffee shops near Surfers Paradise

Aug 25, 2014 No Comments by

If you find yourself flatlining on the Gold Coast, it’s likely you’re in need of a beasty brew.

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Whitsundays’ blue is like no other colour on earth [gallery]

May 29, 2014 No Comments by

It’s not bad having the blues when they look like this.

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10 costumes that outperform anything seen at Eurovision

May 09, 2014 No Comments by

Is your dress-up box ready for action?

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

Jan 28, 2014 1 Comment

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

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

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

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

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100 things to do in the Whitsundays

Oct 15, 2013 3 Comments

Heading to the Whitsundays? Start by reading this list.

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