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10 of the Best Hiking Trails in Australia

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Australia is a rare beauty of a land boasting it’s fair share of beaches, deserts, mountains and rainforests. If you enjoy hiking discover the best destinations to put your boots to the test with our top 10 picks for Australia’s best hiking trails. 1. Overland Track, Tasmania A popular if somewhat perilous walk; the Overland […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Eating Ethically: A Beginner’s Guide

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Put simply, ethical eating involves being consciously aware of the environmental concerns, economic issues and industrial influences that would have resulted from the meal on your plate. Ethical concerns can include the wages of local farmers, humanely sourced meats, sustainable agriculture methods, food wastage, the carbon footprint of food production, and much more. (more…)

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7 Japanese Gardens That Will Take Your Breath Away

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Japanese gardens contain incredibly unique landscaping elements. If you’re keen to replicate this aesthetic in your own home, here are seven of the most breathtaking Japanese gardens to draw your inspiration from. 7 Japanese gardens to be inspired by Ryoan-ji Temple One of the most interesting Japanese Gardens is the Ryoan-ji Temple. Unlike most gardens, […]

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Camping Adventures You And Your Dog Will Love

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Camping with your BFFF (best furry friend forever) is actually good for the both of you. You may be thinking that your pooch is helping you out by sniffing out the surroundings and keeping you company, but you’re actually doing them a favour too! Exercising out in the open air is a great de-stressor. You […]

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Inspirational New York City Rooftop Gardens

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A must-see on any budding traveller’s bucket list, New York City is one of, if not the most, sought after cities in the world to visit. While The Big Apple has no shortage of sights to see, garden lovers will be salivating at the chance to visit some of the city’s rooftop gardens. (more…)

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Beat the Sydney Commute: Walk or Cycle to Work to Help the Environment


With Sydney’s morning and evening commute times getting worse every year, it’s time to ditch the traffic jams and overcrowded trains for a better solution. As the commute continues to become worse, Sydney’s residents are embracing alternative ways to commute to work by cycling or walking. Not only can these methods be more efficient in […]

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Cobblestone Inspiration from the Streets of Rome


Rome wasn’t built in a day, but it was one particular day that brought about the rise of the sampietrini, Rome’s famous basalt cobblestones. It’s hard not to be inspired by the artisanal masonry of the iconic Italian city. The role of the Pope in building Rome’s cobblestones As with so much of Italian culture, […]

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Artisan Stone Masters at Home series: Outdoor Lighting Ideas

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Every outdoor area needs proper outdoor lighting. Whether it’s to illuminate your yard, landscape or your patio, having light sources is crucial for your property. The reasons and benefits go far beyond the aesthetic element of it, as lights also provide extra safety and security to the outdoor areas. In addition to reducing the risk […]

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A Guide to Entertaining Outside in Winter

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If you have an inviting outdoor area, you probably make the most of it in the summer months. But if you’d like to enjoy your outdoor spaces in winter, you’ll need a few extra comforts to make it warm and inviting for your guests. Here are 5 simple ways to improve your outdoor entertaining experience […]

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Artisan Stone Masters at Home series: Sustainable Landscaping

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Sustainable landscaping is landscaping design for the future. It’s responsive to the environment, characterised by regeneration, and can actively contribute to the development of healthy communities. Sustainable landscaping uses strategic methods for business and residential landscapes with the purpose of offsetting negative environmental impacts. It sequesters carbon, cleans the air and water, increases energy efficiency, […]

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