Melissa Parker

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A Fabulous Selection of the Best Places To Visit In India

The Taj Mahal is one of the best places to visit in India – this is the view from the top, at sunset<p>Writing a post on the <b>best places to visit in …

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This cake is magic in more ways than one

Method<p>1. Heat your oven to 160ºC and line a 20cm square cake tin.<p>2. Combine the marmalade and butter in a small saucepan and heat until the butter is …

The five dumbest bits of travel advice you'll ever hear

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>"Don't lock your bags and thieves will think there's …

The Fundamental Guide To SEO In 2016

Are you using the same SEO tactics and strategies as you did last year, or the year before? If so, it may be time to re-evaluate your strategy. We’ve some seen fairly significant shifts over the past year when it comes to search engine ranking factors, and success with SEO doesn’t happen without …

6 Tools to Help You Create Awesome Visual Content for Your Email Campaigns

Have you ever found it difficult to get the right image for your email marketing campaign?<p>If you’re like most marketers, you probably don’t have a …

A 6-Step Guide To Tracking Social Media In Google Analytics

Share<p>Your website is the cornerstone of your business’ online presence. Alongside your website is its helpful sister, social media. Your social media …

Apple's plan to kill the hamburger menu

During Apple’s September event it announced a new technology called 3D Touch as part of the iPhone 6s. Apple calls it the “next generation of multitouch” and it isn’t mincing words when it comes to how important it is to the future.<p>Aside from the confusing naming, 3D Touch is similar to Force Touch …

20 Ways to Immerse Yourself in the Culture of Hong Kong

<i>By College Tourist. Author: Team College Tourist</i><p><b>Live like a local, explore like a traveler in Hong Kong. College Tourist Summer Team of Student Travel Bloggers.</b><p><b>EAT LIKE A LOCAL. Hannah McIntyre, Spring Hill College</b><p>Eat like a local. Dai Pai Dongs are market-like groupings of food stalls located …

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I wanted to feature this home a few months ago when its interior designer Veronica Martin had contacted me but I had to wait for its appearance in …

8 Quick Ways to Organize Your Kitchen This Spring

Simple and easy ideas to get your space in order.<p><b>1. Hang Your Cooking Utensils</b><p>Keep your kitchen counters clutter-free by hanging up the kitchen utensils and tools you use the most, like in this Scandinavian-inspired kitchen designed by Susan Serra in New York.<p><b>2. Label Baskets and Other Storage Boxes</b><p>…

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Dark Australian timber lines Aesop Melbourne store by Kerstin Thompson Architects

Panels of gum wood in a variety of tones and textures cover surfaces in this Aesop store designed by Kerstin Thompson Architects for a Melbourne …

Melbournites and tourists will no longer need to pay for trams in parts of the city, with the Victorian government establishing a fare-free zone in the CBD and Docklands.

Local's guide to Singapore: beyond the skyscrapers

There are experiences and places in Singapore even some locals don’t know about. From green corridors to hot springs, read on to find out where to find a slice of bona fide local life in Singapore. And the sooner you go, the better, as Singapore changes so quickly you never know when you might …

Sidewalk Guide to Bangkok's Finest Street Vendors - Saochingcha Area

This is Part I of our series on where to find the best sidewalk eating shops in Thailand. Also see:<br>Part II: Thonglor areas best sidewalk shops, …

Walmart's New Savings Catcher: The Killer App

If there were ever a no brainer in the world of retail, it would be the decision to create an app like this.

Walmart Brings Product Search To The In-Store Experience

Walmart has updated its Android app (and soon iOS app) to offer an improved in-store experience with search at the center. The new Walmart “Search My …

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A culinary guide to Singapore: what to eat and where

Singaporeans don’t just love to eat – they live for it. Born out of its rich ethnic diversity, the city-state’s hybrid cuisine is the stuff of legend. From classic hawker centres to celebrity restaurants, we’ve rounded up the top spots to get a taste of the Lion City.<p><b>Hawker centres</b><p>Hawker centres …

This Couple Quit Their Cushy Corporate Jobs Five Years Ago To Travel The World

The Hecks had a realization: Life is short and you have to make the most of it.<p>The two made the radical decision to quit their jobs, sell their possessions, and embark on a life of travel.<p>They booked a flight to South America with no real plan, except that they would start by using their savings to …

A report confirms what passengers know: Indian Railways’ new website is awesome

India’s domestic airlines can’t stop offering online discounts and flash sales to get more Indians to book their flight tickets, but the real winner in the country’s online travel sector last year has been the Indian Railways.<p>Between March 2013 and March 2014, online and mobile bookings for the …

The Superhero Stain-Fighters You Already Have At Home

Easy solutions for common household stains.<p><b>1. Toothpaste to get out stains:</b> Non-gel and non-whitening toothpaste can get stains out of multiple household items. For stains on walls and carpets squeeze on toothpaste and rub with a cloth and rinse with warm water. Be careful with high-shine walls as …

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Getting the best out of Boracay

So you've heard about Boracay. You’re not alone. In the past few years this small island in the Philippines has ridden a global wave of media attention to become one of the world's top<p>island<p>destinations. But that notoriety presents a new challenge for the visitor: sorting through the endless …

Great Read: Saving Old Bangkok

I’m floating through liquid air, without a plan, along Samsen Road in <b>Bangkok’s old city</b>, a neighborhood of wooden houses, temples, and royal retreats tucked along the banks of the Chao Phraya River.<p>It is April, the dog days just before rainy season, when Bangkok’s metropolitan area transforms into …

How to choose between Thailand’s classic gulf islands

With hundreds of dreamy tropical islands scattered along Thailand’s extensive coastline, choosing your ideal island escape can be overwhelming. Each one of those specks in the ocean is a tantalising composition of turquoise water, lush jungles and divine beaches – so how's a traveller to …

A traveller's guide to India's festivals

Earlier this year the Maha Kumbh Mela, held in the north Indian city of Allahabad, was touted as the biggest religious gathering on Earth. More than 100 million pilgrims are estimated to have washed away a lifetime of sins by taking a dip at the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical …

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The Positive TripAdvisor Ratings Taking the Sting Out of Online Reviews

There’s so much chatter about negative reviews on TripAdvisor, but it turns out that the average review on TripAdvisor sites globally is 4.12 out of …

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Does creative, modern architecture do it for you? Then you came to the right post. 🙂 Room 11 is an Australian architecture firm that designs homes …

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A Melbourne family home undergoes a make over by Maxa Design and not only is it funky and fresh but the design team have adhered to eco friendly …