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Houseboating on the Murray and Singapore Zoo!

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Hi, everyone!

I hope this finds you well. I'm back at home for a quick minute, doing the least favourite part of my job ... laundry! That's right — packing, unpacking and washing up in between are all part of the package (though they don't tell you that in the interview!).

On this week's Getaway, you'll get to join me on a luxury houseboat on the Murray River. Grabbing a bunch of friends and spending a week puttering along the Murray has always been a secret dream of mine, and now I've kind of gotten to realise it; I spend so much time with the Getaway crew, they feel like a bunch of old friends!

You can meet some of the crew to get an idea of what I'm talking about as well.

The boat we were on was pretty amazing — dash any 'daggy' thoughts from your mind. Complete with a state-of-the-art kitchen, beautiful linens and a huge spa tub, I felt like I was staying in a five-star hotel, but with some of the loveliest scenery out the 'hotel' window, constantly changing.

It took me awhile to get used to driving the boat myself (imagine steering the largest, least responsive ute you can think of), but before long I felt like a natural-born captain.

You'll also get to join me at Singapore Zoo. Now, I've been to a lot of zoos in my life, but I have to say I was completely gobsmacked by this one. As soon as you enter the doors, you feel like you're on an African safari — no looking-through-the-glass at the animals; you really get the feeling you're a part of their environment and can get so close you can almost touch them. And at certain times, you can even do that! It was one of my favourite animal encounter adventures to date.

I hope you enjoy this week's show. If you're wondering what I'm packing for this time, I'm happy to say it's Spain! I love Spain, and this time around I'll be exploring some places I've never been, including a few quirky, cool villages in the foothills of the Pyrenees.

Travel safe and happy!

~ Kelly

User comments
Hey Kelly!! Loved the Singapore Zoo segement. Thanks
Hi Kelly just wondering where you got the dress from that you wore on the segiment at the Singapore zoo.

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