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'.
The Munda Airport is the cutest little timber shack I've ever seen. A small crowd hovers in the shade, waiting for us to disembark so they can catch our plane back to Honiara, from whence we came.
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.
Adventuring around Australia in summer can be hot, sweaty work. We've found 50 natural pools around the country that will help you cool off.
There's no better way to experience a culture than through its cuisine. How people grow, prepare and enjoy their food gives a special insight into their lives, which is why so many travellers can't wait to get into the kitchen when visiting a...
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.
A road trip from Byron Bay rolls into Federal, a hinterland town en route to the walking tracks and waterfalls of the Nightcap mountains. As well as a Japanese inspired cafe, Doma, a general store, and a homewares emporium, this town is home to Moonshine Coffee Roasters. Words by Danielle Norton.
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.
Savai'i, Samoa's larger yet less populated island paradise.
A story about a journey to Cape tribulation, inspired by Jeannie baker's book, Where the Forest Meets the Sea.
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.
For a fascinating pitstop on the way to the Grampians National Park, don't miss Seppelt's in Great Western. Words by Danielle Norton. Underneath the winery lies a network of drives, three kilometres long, similar to the mining tunnels that the area is known for.
An unexpected treasure trove of animals in the Grampians. The Grampians National Park is a well-known destination for families. There are endless campsites, bush walks, rivers and lakes to explore and for nature lovers it is ideal for native animals spotting.
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
This educational change-maker thrives on connecting people through creativity.
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.
A small business program leads to large success for refugee and migrant women, writes Danielle Norton.
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.
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.
30 Day Challenges
Weekendnotes Reviews - Films, Restaurants, Events, Hotels
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.
Meet Russ and Lorelle, owners of The Whiskery, the Bellarine Peninsula's newest, and only, gin and whiskey distillery.
Hire a Kombi - Step out of your comfort zone and into an adventure.
"You can't climb a mountain with downhill thoughts".
Review of John Trengove's film, The Wound.
Film Review: Sami Blood
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!
Theatre review: Bambert's Book of Lost Stories
A Melbourne city weekend 'Staycation'.
" 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.
A story of love, cooking and other associated disasters.