A woman has revealed how she walked away from her comfortable life to go travelling around the world. Georgia Hopkins, (pictured during her travels) from Melbourne, decided to quit her high-flying corporate job working in investment banking at the age of 32 to embark on an adventurous life on the road. The now-38-year-old has been leading a fulfilling life out of her suitcase after travelling to more than 55 countries and visiting up to 350 cities since leaving behind her everyday luxuries five years ago.
'Dig deep like he did': Fans of notorious Bali prison escapee Shaun Davidson set up GoFundMe page in bid to raise $50,000 so he can continue his life on the run
Fans of Australian prison escapee Shaun Davidson AKA Matthew Rageone Ridler (main and inset) are trying to raise $50,000 so he can continue his globetrotting life on the run after he tunnelled out of a Bali jail. 'If you have loved Shaun's "catch me if you can" antics as much as we have so far and just like us you want to keep this hilarious saga going then donate,' a GoFundMe page reads. 'Dig deep for Australia's most lovable fugitive Shaun Davidson - as he dug deep as well.' It is believed that Davidson was last in Dubai.
That's one way to say sorry! Roxy Jacenko's 6-carat diamond ring given to her by jailbird husband Oliver Curtis in 'second wedding proposal' is worth $450,000 - DOUBLE the cost of her first one
Roxy Jacenko's 'upgraded' diamond engagement ring may have cost more than double the $200,000 jewel she received when Oliver Curtis first proposed in 2010. The Nicholas Haywood ring Roxy is believed to have received from jailbird husband Oliver has been valued at up to $450,000 by a member of the National Council of Jewellery Valuers. 'Wow, lucky Roxy!' gemologist Karen Lindley of Diamonds by Design told Daily Mail Australia on Sunday, suggesting a likely value of 'between $400,000 and $450,000.'
Man, 50, stabbed to death 'by neighbour's 19-year-old son after he tried to break up a fight between him and his mother'
A man who was stabbed to death outside a home had reportedly tried to break-up a fight which broke out between a teenager and his mother. Emergency services were called to Waikanda Crescent, Whalan, in Sydney's west on Saturday night following reports of a domestic incident. The 50-year-old man died at the scene (inset) from multiple knife wounds after the dispute escalated outside and he tried to intervene. A 19-year-old man was arrested by police (main) and has since been charged with murder.
'It was from Woolies!' Bride left devastated after bakery fails to deliver $500 wedding cake on her big day reveals how guests turned supermarket mud cake into a masterpiece (and she's not the only one)
Jade Neil's wedding cake (right) was the perfect minimalist addition to her dream rustic wedding. But what many don't know, is that the dessert was whipped up between entrées and mains and made using three $6 Woolworths mud cakes, Betty Crocker icing and a hessian cutlery holder by two wedding guests (inset). The cake was made last minute after the Queensland mother's $500 wedding cake failed to turn up on the day. But Mrs Neil's wedding cake isn't the only thrifty dessert made using Woolworths mud cakes, with many others sharing their own creations on Facebook.
So... your place or mine? Meet the pick-up artist who scored six houses worth $3million in four years by charging men $4,000 to learn his dating secrets
Pick-up artist Denzel Jones (left) bought six properties in four years now worth $3 million, including homes in St Marys (top right) and Willmott (bottom right), by using the same confidence he teaches lonely men struggling to approach women. His dating company School of Attraction charges a $4,000 fee for a three-month course he claims gives any man the skills to charm women. The self-confessed 'class clown' has mentored more than 100 men and applies the same approach he teaches them to buying property - be proactive.
Yummy Mummies star Carlos Vannini's barbershop 'not registered for GST' and has an annual turnover of LESS than $75,000... so how DID he afford that Harley Davidson and 'Versace-themed' baby shower?
Yummy Mummies' cashed-up, liberally spending barber Carlos Vannini's Adelaide hair salon (inset) turns over less than $75,000 gross profit. But that didn't stop the father-of-two, 34, spending over $20,000 on his de facto partner Maria DiGeronimo (left) in a recent episode of Channel Seven's reality TV show. Carlos Bruno Vannini is registered as a sole trader, who operates under the business name Signature Cut Barber Shop and is 'not currently registered for GST'. As per the terms of the Goods and Services Tax, as set out on Business.gov.au , a Sole Trader must register for GST, 'if your annual turnover is more than $75,000'. GST turnover is gross business income, not profits, meaning that wages, cost of goods sold, expenses and taxes are not factored into the threshold. On Channel Seven's website, they say pregnant Maria 'feels privileged to be a kept woman and lives a glamorous lifestyle financed by her partner Carlos, a barber.' Meanwhile, he is regularly seen on his Instagram account, gunning it up the streets of Adelaide on his Harley Davidson Street Bob (right), with the latest model starting at $22,495.
Top bidders' joy turns to fury as real estate agent refuses to sell rundown Sydney terrace to them at $1.36million 'bargain price' after claiming he 'sold it by mistake'
Two builders who thought they had snapped up a renovator's delight just a stone's throw from Sydney's CBD have reportedly been told it was sold by 'mistake'. Martin Allen and Sean Piper were at the auction of a three-bedroom home on Boronia Street, Redfern (pictured), on Saturday where they said they placed the winning bid. When they made an offer of $1.36 million for the two-storey property, they were elated when the auctioneer's gavel came down. But auctioneer Jake Moore of Cooley Auctions reportedly quickly realised the property was under the written reserve.
'Better to be slapped with the truth': Hot felon Jeremy Meeks steps out with Topshop heiress Chloe Green in Beverly Hills...as his heartbroken wife breaks her silence on Instagram following legal separation
He's been spending all his time with new beau Chloe Green since filing for legal separation last week. And on Saturday Jeremy Meeks was attached to his new love Chloe Green again, this time coming out of a ritzy jewelry establishment in Beverly Hills. The 32-year-old so called 'hot felon' held hands with his heiress as they both carried bags from the tony store.
Fergie the stealth royal: The Beckingham Palace row shows how the Duchess of York is getting herself back in with the Windsors
The mother of Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie (pictured left) has been engaged in a campaign to rehabilitate herself with the Royals- and it is a campaign that seems to be working rather well.She has her own 'wing' in the Royal Lodge (pictured inset) and has been a private guest at the Queen's Balmoral estate, and is something of a fixture at Royal Ascot (pictured right)
Remains of WWII fighter pilot who died during a mission in Germany are found embedded in TREE roots and returned to his family more than 70 years later
The family of a WWII fighter pilot who crashed and died during a 1945 mission in Germany had to make peace with the fact that his body was never recovered. But more than 70 years later, investigators discovered William J. Gray Jr.'s remains embedded in the roots of a tree in Lindau, a small town near the southeast border of Germany, FOX reported. On Wednesday, his bones were flown back to Seattle, Washington, and the first lieutenant was buried next to his best friend Jim Louvier, who returned home from the war and fulfilled his promise to take care of Gray's family.
'It was a fluke accident': Chilling final moments of skydiving instructor and his Singaporean student before they fell to their deaths in horror tandem fall
These are the last moments of a skydiving instructor and his student before they plunged to their deaths in a tragic skydiving accident. Footage shows the experienced Sydney skydiver and the Singaporean man strapped to him for a tandem jump smiling before their deadly descent. Police were called to the Wilton property, about 85 kilometres south-west of Sydney, after a resident saw the men fatally land on his driveway. The now chilling GoPro camera footage taken by fellow skydiver Dustin Leonard, who described the incident as a 'fluke accident.'
Welcome to the 'Sky Home': Schapelle Corby's white knight 'Crazy Ron' Bakir slashes $12.5million asking price on his Gold Coast penthouse... which has four lifts and 21 car spaces
EXCLUSIVE: Drug smuggler Schapelle Corby's onetime white knight, property developer Ron Bakir, has knocked $2.5m off the asking price of a Queensland penthouse described as among Australia's best. Despite the price guide dropping from $12.5m in August last year to $9,950,000 now, it is believed it would still set a record for a Gold Coast apartment. The two-floor 'Sky Home' features four access lifts, billiards room, gymnasium and sauna as well as 600 square metres of storage area and 21 basement parking spaces. Mr Bakir (inset centre) is a successful property developer.
'She looked like a french fry': Mum who was famously arrested for taking her daughter to tanning salon is fuming after the 11-year-old returned from school with SUNBURN
'Tan Mom' is back with a vengeance. Patricia Krentcil, 49, who was famously charged with child endangerment for allegedly taking her daughter to a tanning bed, is now hitting back at the school district five years later. A nurse at the Lincoln Elementary School in Nutley, New Jersey, reported her to the police in 2012 - so when her daughter Anna came home from school last month with a sunburn, Krentcil was furious. The mother-of-five, who is looking into suing the school district for neglect, told the New York Post: 'She was totally burned. I packed her [sunscreen] and she came home like a french fry.'
The REAL star of Wimbledon! Forget Garbine smashing Venus (and even the Royal Box stars) - tubby tennis heckler who took on Grand Slam legend wearing one of her own skirts raises the roof
A portly tennis fan (centre) was invited to face the serve of former World Number 1 Kim Clijsters after he shouted advice to her during a friendly Wimbledon doubles match. Instead of ignoring serve instructions from the rowdy Chris Quinn, a father-of-three from Wicklow in Ireland, Clijsters grabbed the man from the stands and took him court-side to see if he could do better. In keeping with the Wimbledon rule that every players has to wear all white, Clijsters quickly went into her bag and fetched a spare skirt so Quinn could cover his blue shorts and partake in the action. A host of glittering celebrities including Poldark actors Aidan Turner (top left) and Eleanor Tomlinson (bottom left) watched the Wimbledon women's final between Venus Williams (right) and Garbine Muguruza (right and inset). Garbine Muguruza ensured it was a triumphant Wimbledon for Spain when she lifted her second Grand Slam title. The 23-year-old of Basque and Venezuelan heritage stopped the remarkable run of 37-year-old Venus Williams by winning the first women's final to take place under the roof 7-5 6-0 in an hour and 17 minutes.
'It's bigger than just beauty, it's so much more': YouTube vlogger with tens of thousands of followers says makeup videos 'empower women'
A leading Australian-based beauty blogger has opened about realising the impact she could have on her followers was bigger than just make-up tutorials. Irish-born glamour guru Michelle Crossan (left) revealed she came to notice the affect she had on her followers when they began to look to her for more than a lip-stick recommendation. 'I think what's amazing about this industry now is that it's about women, people aren't really engaged necessarily with what product you're using, they're engaged with you, any one can do a smokey eye, but it's because they love how you do it and how you explain it,' she told Daily Mail Australia. Crossan spent time empowering women to grow more confident within themselves at a beauty masterclass on Saturday (right, inset).
'Whatever you've seen, you've never seen nothing like this': Inside hoarder's skin-crawling apartment filled with thousands of cockroaches
Super Martin Fernandez, who shot the video posted on Wednesday in New York's Lower East Side, said it was the most filthy apartment he'd ever dealt with by far. 'Whatever you've seen, you've never seen nothing like this,' Fernandez says in the video. 'When I first started doing work, we gave him a new stove and he was a very clean guy,' he recalls about the tenant. But the the man 'gave up on life for over a year and he went from being clean to what will make you gag. He became a hoarder,' says Fernandez.
Father-of-four who drank three litres of Coke a day loses 72 KILOS in less than a year after fearing he wouldn't be able to watch his boys grow up
Paul Nugent, 54, (pictured) tipped the scale at 165 kilos at his heaviest. The Queenslander couldn't tie his shoes, had diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnoea. Paul joined the Cambridge Weight Plan after a co-worker lost 67 kilos on it. He ate 800 to 1,500 calories a day, cut out Coke, and began walking laps around his local lake. He can now play footy with his boys (pictured together inset) and loves that he can walk into 'any shop' and buy 'normal-sized clothes'.
No Freedom Tower in New York, no tourists at the Taj Mahal and city skylines that look too good to be true: Instagram star is caught out faking some of her most stunning travel pictures
Prolific blogger Amelia Liana, who has nearly 450,000 Instagram followers, has been accused of posting doctored pictures of beauty spots around the world. One of the images where followers spotted something amiss was of the New York skyline (bottom right), in which the four-year-old Freedom Tower was missing. Another image of Liana in front of the Taj Mahal appeared to have had crowds and scaffolding removed (left). Images she has posted also include a shot of her getting ready in bed, with a view of London that includes a sweeping view of Tower Bridge.
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her two children wear matching blue as her 40th birthday weekend celebrations continue
Princess Victoria (right), looked radiant in a sky-blue shirt dress which matched the outfits of her children Princess Estelle (left, centre), five, and Prince Oscar, one (in his mother's arms), at the celebrations in Borgholm, Sweden. Although Prince Oscar's somewhat grumpy face may not have been in keeping with his mother and sister's dazzling smiles, his sky-blue waistcoat and white shirt complemented the ladies' outfits. Princess Victoria's husband and the children's father, Prince Daniel (far left), smiled and laughed as his family enjoyed the Swedish sunshine.
Tat's pretty scary! Ink fans looking like vampires and angels of death show off their body art at Colombian tattoo convention
Among those at the event is distinctive Colombian performer Jacobo Angel (left), who calls himself Death Angel. His face and body are covered with tattoos, and he has 24 piercings. Every year the Expo Tattoo Fair attracts the biggest stars of the body art scene to test their skills against each other in competitions, swap techniques and tips and hold seminars for those wanting to learn more.
EXCLUSIVE: From cooking for Leonardo DiCaprio tobusted buying liquid ecstasy on the street - how celebrity chef, 34, who caters to the rich and famous ended up in rehab
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Michelle Ivy French, a personal chef and boutique caterer to Sydney's wealthy elite, has gone into rehab after being busted buying the party drug GHB, also known as fantasy, in a Monday morning street deal. Ms French (pictured left, centre and top right with friends) pleaded guilty to possessing a prohibited drug and was due to be sentenced in Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday - but failed to appear because she was 'unwell'. The court heard French, who says she has cooked for actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx as well as singer Paula Abdul, has been in drug rehabilitation. The 34-year-old, who promotes the health benefits of a raw plant-based diet, has boasted of travelling the world cooking for royalty, celebrities and international sporting stars (she is pictured top right, at a party with friends; and bottom right at her work with TV host Larry Emdur and chef Massimo Mele). Her business Sydney's Finest Boutique Catering and Events is billed as providing delicacies for the most exclusive events. 'When you think of Prada, Hermes, Louis Vuitton and Gucci you immediately think of high fashion couture,' one of her Facebook profiles said. 'When you speak and savour the healthy morsels of Sarah French you travel the world of bespoke food couture.' She is pictured top right with GHB (stock picture, inset) creates a stimulating, euphoric effect and is sometimes called liquid ecstasy.
Should the $5million jackpot have been redrawn? Punters' outraged after Lotto picks out new number when mechanical disaster knocks final ball out of position
Lotto lovers have been left outraged after a powerball draw had to be redrawn when a winning number was knocked out at the last minute by another ball. A New Zealand lotto draw on Saturday saw the number six picked as the powerball, only for it to be bumped from the pipe as other balls continued to whiz around (right). Despite the draw's host Sonia Gray (left) calling out number six as the powerball, the laws of NZ lotto meant another ball had to be pulled out - much to punters' disappointment (inset).
PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Petra Ecclestone keeps her head down as she's supported by sister Tamara and father Bernie at family lunch amid bitter divorce battle
She has been showing her support for her younger sister Petra Stunt since details of her bitter divorce battle from estranged husband James first surfaced. And Tamara Ecclestone, 33, continued to rally around her sibling, as she stepped out with her husband Jay Rutland and daughter Sophia, three, to join Petra, 28, for lunch in London on Saturday. The British model's famous father and Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, 86, was also present, along with his wife Fabiana Flosi.
Now THAT'S how to arrive at your school prom! Boy, 16, makes amazing entrance with $1 million fleet of supercars, smoke bombs and even his own video crew
Sharp-suited teenager Zain Kayani made the grand entrance after older brother Amir hired the vehicles, including a £350,000 Rolls-Royce for the party in Bolton last week. Amir made the grand gesture for his sibling because he was proud of how hard he worked during his GCSE year.
The night New York City went dark: Incredible pictuires reveal the chaos AND togetherness sparked by Son of Sam blackout in 1977 that left millions without power and thousands of stores looted
Photos show streets that were packed with people trying to stay safe during the heat wave and blackout (bottom right) that hit New York on July 13, 1977. Lightning strikes had wiped out a power line in Weschester causing the Indian Point generating station that lit most of the city to crash (inset).Damage during the 2 hour blackout was vast - the New York Times reported that 1,000 fires had been set by arsonist and 1,600 stores ransacked (top left). Restaurants ran out of food (top right) as most of the city's buildings were without power. But even throughout all the turmoil, folks still managed to enjoy some aspects of the blackout, convening on the street for late night partying (bottom left).
Top Gun pilot EJECTS at last moment to save his life when his MiG fighter jet turns into a fireball on takeoff
This dramatic footage shows the moment a MiG fighter caught fire during take-off with the pilot ejecting at the last minute to save his life. The incident was caught on camera at an airfield in the town of Babruysk in eastern Belarus. The clip shows the powerful fighter jet streaking down the runway. But then flames start to erupt from its tail end. The cockpit lid is then seen being flipped off and the pilot ejects, his seat blasting high into the air.
Hard match, Wills? Duke of Cambridge looks shattered after charity match at Britain's most historic polo club... but giggling brother Harry still looks fresh
They may be royal and next in line to the throne but Prince Harry and brother William (left) proved they weren't above getting stuck in this afternoon. The duo donned their polo gear to take part in a charity match at Cirencester Park Polo Club in Gloucestershire. And the activities appeared to tire out the flame-haired prince, who was photographed guzzling on a bottle of water after the event (right).
Fashion's freakiest face-off! Two flamboyant divas with the same 'image architect' - but who owns the weirdest wardrobe?
Decked out in a dizzying array of outfits, Celine (far left) caused a stir at Paris Fashion Week earlier this month. The former America's Next Top Model judge describes himself as an 'image architect' and has worked with a host of stars, including Rita Ora (far right) - the 26-year-old British singer perhaps better known for her stint on talent show The Voice. Here, we put her freaky fashion choices head-to-head with Rita's, including their selection of oversized trousers (left), white frights (centre) and Super Mario-style dungarees (right).
Canadian builders who discovered a 90kg British cannonball last used in 1759 pose for photographs and touch it unaware it could still EXPLODE
The builders (pictured left and top right), working in an ancient part of Quebec, stumbled upon the whopping 198-pound explosive while excavating. They posed for photographs near the cannonball but amidst the excitement, they missed one crucial thing: it could still explode. 'With time, humidity got into its interior and reduced its potential for exploding, but there's still a danger,' munitions technician Sylvain Trudel said. While the cannonball had been dormant since 1759, it still contained a charge and gunpowder. Luckily for them, army bomb disposal experts took the cannonball from the site for analysis. The British fired the cannonball from Levis to Quebec City during the 'Battle of the Plains of Abraham (pictured inset) on September 13th, 1759 as they took Canadian territory from the French
A back scratcher? It's the bearest of necessities! Grizzly recreates The Jungle Book in adorable wildlife photos
He may be one of the world's most feared hunters, weighing in at 1,000 lb, but Bruno (pictured) the grizzly bear just loves to entertain. And for visitors to the Triple D Wildlife Farm in Montana in the US, where he lives in captivity, five-year-old Bruno has perfected an impersonation of his hero, Baloo from The Jungle Book (inset). Just like the Disney character, Bruno likes nothing better than to use a handy tree trunk for a good back scratch, as these pictures by US wildlife photographer Shayne McGuire show.
Man named Jesus amazingly survives after his car is crushed by a large piece of scrap metal that flew off the back of an out-of-control truck on a highway
Jesus Armando Escobar, 36, miraculously escaped death when a large piece of scrap metal fell from a truck that lost control and overturned on a Florida highway and crushed his car. Escobar's wife, Aricelli, said her husband is 'blessed to be alive'. The couple are pictured inset. The scrap metal is seen main having crushed the vehicle.
'I want to show the beauty of our culture': Photographer behind stunning images of indigenous newborns and pregnant women in the outback says being a mother of four is vital to her inspiration
Indigenous Australian photographer, Bobbi-lee Hille, 30, specialises in culturally significant baby photography. Her breathtaking works (pictured) pay homage to her own Indigenous culture - as she captures babies and children surrounded by traditional Indigenous props and tools, and pregnant women in the outback alongside traditional Indigenous dot painting. Here, Ms Hille, from Perth, speaks to FEMAIL about her inspiration and life, as well as being a mother of four.
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Dramatic moment lorry driver drops 300ft into the ocean from a bridge to avoid a pile up only to be saved by an off duty cop
This is the heart-stopping moment a pick-up lorry flew off a bridge into the sea 300ft below but the driver lived to tell the tale thanks to a series of coincidences. The horrific accident happened in Cadiz, Spain after the tow truck carrying a car veered to the right to avoid smashing into two vehicles which had already hit each other. Although the driver heroically managed to avoid a mass pile-up, he could not stop his heavy truck from flying across the carriageway, smashing through the bridge barriers and plummeting into the ocean below.
'Inspiring' portrait of controversial mummy blogger Constance Hall entered into this year's Archibald Prize - and it was painted by her aunt
A painting of Perth author and blogger Constance Hall posing in her underwear with one of her four children, titled 'Like a Queen', is being entered into the Archibald Prize (right). The painting is by Ms Hall's aunt Olivia Samec (pictured far right), who is an artist based in Western Australia. When describing the portrait of her niece, Ms Samec said: 'Uncensored, she inspires women not to underestimate themselves - raw, funny, clever and compassionate.' Ms Hall posted the original photo of herself on Instagram about 18 months ago (left), calling for women to share a photo of themselves and embrace their bodies.The Archibald Prize is awarded annually to the best portrait and entries are displayed in the Art Gallery of NSW.
Death on the Dunes: Dunkirk heroes give their accounts of what happened as a new spectacular film about the vision of hell is released
Christopher Nolan's blockbuster Dunkirk (left is Fionn Whitehead in the film), opens this week. The movie chillingly recreates the rescue, Operation Dynamo, using 6,000 extras, real warships, Spitfires (inset) and the last remaining 'little ships'. The film was inspired by a remarkable book by historian Joshua Levine - Forgotten Voices Of Dunkirk. Here, in our exclusive extract, are the authentic voices of the men who really were there (top right shows the British BEF and French troops waiting for evacuation in Dunkirk in June 1940, bottom right shows soldiers make their way to the little ships).
The way we were! Vintage photos show 1940s Coney Island bursting with beachgoers, 'freak shows' and best legs contests
At the beach and boardwalk in Coney Island, New York, thousands would flock throughout the summer to soak up the sun. The location continues to draw crowds to this day - and vintage photographs show how revelers decades ago enjoyed much of what many there do to this day - eating Nathan's original hot dogs, riding the Wonder Wheel, attending a circus show, or simply enjoying tanning in the sand or splashing in the cool water. In the 1940s, contests for the most beautiful legs were held, pictured bottom right, and Freak Shows were a popular event, pictured top right.