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Alaska – Too Adorable to Bear

Published on September 7th, 2016 | by Ann Rickard

It was a treat beyond all expectation. There in front of us – at a safe but excellent viewing distance – loped a big black bear. Out of the shelter of the thick woods and on... Read More


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Cruising, Easy Way to Travel

Published on April 5th, 2016 | by Ann Rickard

On board Nieuw Amsterdam, many passengers press the elevator button, watch the doors open, peer in, nod appreciatively and then move away. It’s not that they don’t enjoy using the ship’s elevators to speed them from... Read More


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Packaging – Not Meant To Be Easy

Published on February 9th, 2016 | by Ann Rickard

Here is a question for you and don’t worry, I don’t expect an answer. What do these items have in common? A new brush for an electric toothbrush? Lipstick? My Little Pony? A roll of cling... Read More


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Don’t Go Back

Published on February 8th, 2016 | by Ann Rickard

Never go back to look at your old house. It is likely to fill you with sadness and make you depressed. About 15 years ago, I went back to the house of my childhood: a modest weatherboard... Read More


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Street-life Then The Spa

Published on September 17th, 2014 | by Ann Rickard

TAKE ME THERE – to Rajasthan where Lebua Hotels & Resorts have three properties offering royal retreats that allow guests to experience the opulence of royal life without paying a king’s ransom. Properties include Devi Garh... Read More


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The 12 Apostles – Victoria

Published on April 29th, 2014 | by Ann Rickard

Like so many people who grew up in Victoria, I’ve visited the 12 Apostles several times. It was almost an annual pilgrimage every January to take to the Great Ocean Rd for a Sunday drive. Once... Read More


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