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Danielle Norton

Freelance writer

Location icon Australia

Danielle is a freelance travel, lifestyle and content writer. Her work has been published in Escape, Pacific Island Living Magazine, Island Spirit, The Age/Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Traveller, International Traveller, Kidspot, Essential Kids, Weekendnotes and Delicious Magazine.

Danielle also teaches literature, literacy and cooking to secondary school students.
She has an Arts degree in Literature, Anthropology and Philosophy, a Diploma in Education and a post graduate certificate in Children's Literature.

In 2016, Danielle published a cookbook; 'Cooking with a Broken Heart'.

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Travel Stories

Our Family Travels
Why I'll be taking my children to the Solomon Islands

As a travel writer, I spend a lot of time away from my kids, exploring different corners of the world. Sometimes, I breathe in, relax and thank the heavens above that I'm there alone. There are times when I know that a certain destination is a place I will definitely return to with my family.

International traveller magazine
Hotel Review: The Sarojin, Khao Lak, Thailand

If you're looking for an abode to call your own during your stay in Thailand, it can seem a little more than overwhelming. Thankfully Danielle Norton has done the "hard" work for us, reviewing a 'calm' hotel that doesn't accept guests under 10 years of age. The Sarojin, Khao Lak, Phang Nga Province, Thailand.

Australian Traveller
13 Things You Have To Do In Cape Tribulation

From spending the night in a rare exotic fruit orchard and tasting Davidson plum ice-cream to ziplining through the forest and horse riding on the beach, here's what not to miss when you visit Tropical North Queensland's Cape Tribulation. Cape Tribulation is a significant UNESCO World Heritage-listed site where the Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef.

Holidays With Kids
Where the Forest Meets the Sea

A story about a journey to Cape tribulation, inspired by Jeannie baker's book, Where the Forest Meets the Sea.

Island Spirit
The Wind, the beach, the ocean.

Danielle Norton finds those three things and tranquility when she sets sail on a day cruise on Havannah Harbour, where the water's as clear as a summer sky and alive with marine life.

The wonderland for kids only a train ride from Melbourne

Penguins, pancakes and flying foxes ... what's not to love? At Melbourne's Southern Cross Station, my kids and I stock up on Bean Boozled jelly beans from the Sugar Shack on the platform. We are excited to be going on our first rail journey to Warrnambool, on the south west coast of Victoria.

Career Profile Stories for The Age/Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald
Career switch to pet project sparks success and fulfilment

It was the purchase of her first labradoodle puppy, Flash, that set her on this remarkable journey of love and caring for the community. Flash's breeder directed Ms Rimes to Delta Society; a charity that facilitates volunteers (and their specially trained dogs) visiting hospitals and healthcare facilities.

The Age
Turning passion into pure potential

Justin Bonavia was studying criminal justice at RMIT and working part time in the Juvenile Detention Centre at Parkville as a youth worker when he first started to think about the positive impact that adventurous outdoor activities had on young people.

Only a few years ago Chris was stuck couch surfing in London

EIGHT years ago, Chris Tabone was a 29-year-old backpacker on a pilgrimage to see the sights of Europe, like so many young Australians before him. After travelling solo for nine months, he ran out of money and was sleeping on a friend's couch in London.

Weekendnotes Reviews - Films, Restaurants, Events, Hotels

Promhills Cabins Eco Glamping Tents

I'm a freelance travel, lifestyle and content writer based in Melbourne. If you need the right words, I have them. Feel free to connect with me or have a look at my site https://www.clippings.me/users/daniellenorton for examples of my published work Angela and Sean Taylor, owners of Promhills Cabins and Eco tents, moved to South Gippsland from Sydney in 2007.

The Whiskery

Meet Russ and Lorelle, owners of The Whiskery, the Bellarine Peninsula's newest, and only, gin and whiskey distillery.

Aussie Escapades

"You can't climb a mountain with downhill thoughts".

Film review: Call Me By Your Name

I wait in the long line snaking its way one large city block up Little Bourke St. It is dinner time and torture to stand here waiting, while the tantalising smells of Chinatown waft past. What I wouldn't give for a hot plate of fried noodles right now!

Sovereign Hill

" Spare the rod and spoil the child", says the stern round schoolteacher, bonnet pulled tightly, framing her face. A teenager enters the school house and is asked her age. " 16! You should be married by now", the mistress pronounces. The poor child doesn't know what to say or where to look.


Best Cellar Doors in Queensland

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