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Carmen Jenner is a copywriter, journalist, travel writer, communications consultant and the founder of travel blog Fluffy Towel. She specialises in many industries including tourism, hospitality, aged care, health, real estate, property, business, charities and not-for-profits. Carmen is also the editor of Menu Magazine, catering to the Western Australian hospitality industry and hungry foodies.


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Loads of giveaways at the East Fremantle’s George Street Festival

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East Fremantle’s George Street Festival has slipped into the last weekend of Spring this year on the 25th November 2018. Food, drink, competitions, live music, buskers, interactive displays, kids and teen activities, and a local art exhibition continues to draw crowds in the thousands.

Entry is FREE and there’s loads of chances to win prizes:


  • Coffee Cup Count ($150 value) – guess how many coffees Ari & Esmay have served since opening 1 year ago… like & guess at https://www.facebook.com/GeorgeStreetFestival/videos/1022767157904152/ .  Drawn on 26 November.
  • Taste of your Town #2 ($900 value) – just join the event https://www.facebook.com/events/2042851619319014/  and then fill out the survey (will be online and also hard copy at the event).  Winner drawn 28 November.
  • Smiley Selfie (2 x $50 dental packs) – post your Festival smiley selfie with the hashtag #eastfreo (on Facebook or Insta).  Winners drawn on 29 November.

Pop in and support some of Perth’s local publishers at the Publishing Guild of Western Australia stand where I’ll be selling Extra.Ordinary. Businesswomen alongside Menu Magazine who’ll be selling their magazines, t-shirts, stubby holders and Masters of Menu Recipe Book 1 & 2 to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis. StreetWise Media will be selling their Freo StreetWise souvenir collectors edition and Monument Hill 2018 anniversary booklet.


Contiki Tip 34: How to use a map

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So there we all were, waiting, waiting, waiting, and waiting for our ferry to take us to Venice. A very exciting prospect indeed as I was dying to see one of the most romantic cities of all time. However, there was nothing very romantic about our situation. We were at the very dodgy port of Patra, aka the Rats of Patras, waiting to board our ferry for a two night cruise to Venice.

We were about halfway through our 34-day …

What Race?

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I had lasted 11 hours in my silly shoes, but there was no way I could wear them for the twenty-minute hike back to the car. As my sandals dangled from my hands, the cool tarmac had taken a velvety texture beneath my bleeding feet.

The brisk air itched my sunburnt shoulders and ached every muscle as my hangover kicked in. However, I was healthier than many of the other punters we passed along the way. Some were in vomiting …