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Amanda King
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Attended Skidmore College
Lives in Sydney, Australia
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In an odd way, Laneway is the first true music festival I've been to. I went to Live 8 in Philly and various concerts, but not a festival in the Woodstock kind of way. And while Laneway wasn't in a...
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If you're interested in #travel , especially in APAC, take a read over my travel site. Knowing I have people other than family read it will help motivate me to write. So if you want to hear more, read on! 
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And I'm still writing for my travel website as well - 
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+Zeph Snapp shares 5 ways to welcome international visitors to your site. Are you following his advice?
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I'm looking for places to post international travel stories - advice, experiences, all of it. Anyone have any suggestions? Or anyone they could put me in touch with?

Much appreciated!
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Agreed! Anyone you can point me to? ;) 
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Hunter Valley, #australia  ... tasted some very good wines here. From +Elsewhere Traveler 
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i am very interest to try wines there
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great, need to take a look at this. been meaning to do the cert for a while
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question. will i ever use google+ - answer. unsure. 
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Excited to get to the +Distilled Linklove conference in Boston Monday. Will hopefully get to catch a drink with +Wil Reynolds and/or +Tom Critchlow (unless Wil is sleeping in his cups)
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Wow, I'm just awful at using social media for anything other than self-promotion now, aren't I? Well, anyway, go over to the article and tell me what you think! SEOs, you too. If I'm completely off my rocker, just put me in my place. :)
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just entered the 2nd annual bad ass SEO guest blogging contest - cross your fingers for me! If I win, it's lotsa free money. I'll post the article up when it's published on Tuesday.
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Internet Marketing Specialist
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  • Switched on Media
    SEO Specialist, 2013 - present
  • Outspoken Media
    Internet Marketing Specialist, 2012 - 2013
  • Independent Consultant
    Writer, Editor, SEO, 2011 - 2012
  • Mountain Media
    Search Engine Marketing Specialist, 2011 - 2012
  • Mannix Marketing
    Editor/SEO, 2010 - 2011
  • China University of Petroleum, Qingdao
    English Teacher, 2009 - 2010
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Sydney, Australia
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Saratoga Springs, NY - Qingdao, China - West Windsor, NJ - Bath, England - Wisacsset, ME
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writer, photographer, bookish, nerd, dork, traveler, internet marketer...
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digital maven, word guru.sarcastic grammar nazi, photo dork.gadget freak, poor world traveler, creatively licensed pain in the ass, typical crazy.nice writer
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lived in China for a year and survived, know some Chinese, traveled to over 30 countries,
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    English, Art History, Business, 2005 - 2009
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So I've been here both for dinner and breakfast. Both experiences good, both could be better. I know the breakfast offering is relatively new, so I'll say the menu could use some fine-tuning and finessing. I got pancakes and my friend got the salmon and poached eggs. The salmon and poached eggs were quite deconstructed and straightforward, the pancakes relatively standard. Maybe it was what we chose, because I felt like both of the plates we got could use a little punch, something to make them more than what we could make at home. Dinner, overall was a much better experience. I got the burger, my friend got the steak (the most expensive item on the menu at, I think, $40, or thereabouts). Both were quite good, though I felt like my burger (with shoestring fries, which you don't find often outside of Maccas) was a bit too small for the bun. Good standard place to go. Feel like they can differentiate the menu a bit more, though overall good food and a good atmosphere.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
The atmosphere here is great, and the bar and cinema meld pretty seamlessly in terms of service and experience. Went to go see Trainwreck with a girlfriend and we met at the bar beforehand. Their wines were lovely (and the fact that we could take them into the movie only made them that much better). The only downside for me is they have quite a limited bar menu. Would love to see some more main-sized items on their menu to give people the opportunity to make a whole night out of it; dinner and a movie is such a timeless combo the ability to do it all in the same space could be a great chance. Movie tickets ran at $20, so for the standard admission of a theater ticket at one of the big chains you can have a much more intimate experience in a smaller theater. (Though as it is refurbished there is no stadium seating so if a showing is particularly busy you might be ducking around a few tall people's heads to see the screen). Great time, would definitely go back.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
I've always had a good experience here with their manicurists. I've always gotten the shellac, which is a little pricy at $50, but it's always last a good 2 weeks before chipping, so I'm willing to pay. Like the atmosphere and the manicurists. Will keep going back.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Quaint little cafe on Stanley Street with a unique decor...think grandfather's chairs with a bit of industrial hipsterdom. Whatever you want to call it, it works. I got the Ethiopian and was relatively happy, though it was cooked with a *lot* of oil which sat at the bottom of the dish...great flavours though. Go in expecting to be $30 out for brekkie if you grab a main and a drink - not unreasonable, but not cheap, either. Good place to relax on the weekends.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
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I've been in here for a trim and I defer to the therapist when it comes to cut. I wasn't disappointed here. If you're looking for just a trim like I was, though, I might suggest elsewhere, simply due to the pricepoint. It was $100 for me. I also bought a brush on top of the trim, which was much needed, and again, I deferred to the therapist and was happy with their recommendation for the brush. Generally nice staff, no real complaints. It is what it is, though as mentioned, I wouldn't go here unless you're looking for a new style or potentially a really good colour, as that is what they specialise in. I had a day-of appointment at the end of the day, so I had to wait a bit, but had plenty of tea and magazines to tide me over. Generally happy with the experience for sure. :)
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Mrs.G's is a great time. My friend and I went on a Monday night and it was packed! It's a share-plate experience so if you're not ready to drop a decent amount of cash, I might suggest elsewhere - the reccomended serve is 4-5 plates for 2 people. We ended up getting the entree bao. I had the pork belly, which was quite good. We also got the shirmp and chicken salad which was refreshing. Of all the dishes we had it was probably the least memorable, but considering we also got the lamb ribs and fried chicken, which were spectacular, the fact that it was the least memorable meant it was still pretty damn good. Because it's quite busy and share plates, it is a relatively long dinner. We ended up being there for a good hour and a half and ended up canceling one of our dishes because we had to be elsewhere and didn't expect it to be such a long sitting. My only note would be the dishes didn't come out in any particular order - it wasn't the small shares then the large shares, they came out as they were ready. Not a bad thing, but if you want to eat things in a particular order, expect you won't here. Otherwise, great experience. Would definitely go back. For 2, with a drink each and 4 dishes we ended up at about $100.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
An interesting take on share plates (as it's not a standard share plate cuisine, like Spanish or Chinese), this American-inspired restaurant is a bit more on the expensive side of the table. But oh man, so good. We got the pork knuckle (amazing!), the half chicken, pulled pork sliders, steamed peas, charcuterie, and I think one more small share for 4 people and could barely finish it all. The standout of the meal, was without a doubt the pork knuckle. If you go there and are a carnivore, get the pork knuckle, no questions asked.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago