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Steve Collins

Steve Collins has been a broadcaster for over 40 years working, primarily, in radio in both Sydney and Perth. Steve has both produced and presented many thousands of hours of live radio and has written, produced and performed in many radio plays and comedy serials. He is an award-winning broadcaster and the recipient of a United Nations Media Peace Prize. For four years Steve was also CEO of the online travel radio station Radio Roaming, which attracted listeners from 122 countries.

Kitesurfing Qatar

When you consider the world’s most predictable kitesurfing spots, the Gulf state of Qatar probably wouldn’t be on most people’s minds. Well, Qatar’s predictable winds and wonderfully still water conditions do make for a kitesurfing paradise as professional kitesurfing coach Sarah Lord will attest. Sarah should know as she was the technical advisor for kitesurfing at...

Taronga Zoo Roar & Snore

As I gently stroked the surprisingly velvety feet of an echidna, I realised how fitting it is that its image should grace the reverse side of the Australian five cent coin: because this newly-hatched puggle was so small it could indeed fit comfortably on the coin. A puggle of course is a baby monotreme – either a baby echidna, or platypus, the only mammals that...

The Datai Langkawi Pristine Beauty

Nestled in the heart of a 10-million-year-old rain forest, The Datai Langkawi is a captivating destination resort that blends into its natural surroundings. The resort’s lush tropical rain forest embraces each room, suite, and villa, with private verandas offering breathtaking views. This serene haven is a place to reconnect with nature and uplift your soul as it...

Eating and drinking in The Great Southern

Western Australia is renowned for the quality of its wines and produce, and each year that wonderful produce is celebrated with an 11-day event called Taste Great Southern. After a shock hiatus last year, when the event was cancelled a week before its commencement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is back this year better than ever. The Great Southern of Western...

GinGin Gin

Margaret River winery and distillery Wise Wines has celebrated seven Western Australian outback towns with the launch of seven new gins featuring botanicals from each area.  Wise already markets its range of Gin Gin Gin gins and will extend the branding through the gin towns of Narrogin, Wagin, Corrigin, Muntadgin, Dangin, Badgingarra and of course Gingin...

Overview: Monaco

Located on the Mediterranean Sea, and surrounded on three sides by France is the second smallest country in the world – Monaco a country in miniature. Monaco is so small it will easily fit inside New York’s Central Park. Although it is hilly, you can walk across Monaco in just 45 minutes. In reality, unless you a local out for tour daily exercise, it will take you a...

A world of Malaysian Laksas

Assam laksa. Source: rasamalaysia.com I’ve been fortunate to travel to Malaysia often, and that country is one of my favourite destination. One of the things that I truly love about Malaysia is its food.  Usually, a flight from Perth lands in Kuala Lumpur at about 9 pm, and if I get the Airport Express train into KL Sentral Station for the 59 km journey (which...

Doing Denver is Delectable

I arrived in Denver by train, on the California Zephyr, which was running about three hours late.  Apparently, this isn’t an uncommon thing. My first view of Denver was of its lights in the distance and we descended from the Rockies. There was a blood moon in the sky, and it made Denver look very mystical. After disembarking from the train I didn’t have far to...

Overview: Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan is a country of revelations. Discovering the land and its people is a new and unique experience. It takes you to a different place every time. And it opens the mind to see something new. Azerbaijan is a country that will surprise you.  Located in the Caucasus region of Eurasia at the crossroads of Eastern...