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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.

Underwater Museums by Jason deCaires Taylor

Image: © MUSAN / @JasondeCairesTaylor © MUSAN / Costas Constantinou Jason deCaires Taylor is a sculptor, environmentalist and professional underwater photographer. His permanent, site-specific sculptural works span the world’s oceans and seas and explore modern themes of conservation and environmental activism. Over the past 15 years, Taylor has been one of the first...

Te Puia Rotorua

Image: Kate Webster Te Puia is quite an institution in Rotorua, New Zealand.   This fascinating attraction has a 180-year legacy of guiding visitors through a stunning geothermal valley and showcasing the intriguing Māori culture! Justin Te Hau knows Te Puia well as he is a fifth-generation guide there. Justin’s great-great grandmother was one of the first...

A resident’s view of Paris

Photo: Olivia Rutherford Ruby Boukabou is an Australian woman who has lived part of each year in Paris for quite some time. Ruby is absolutely enchanted with the city she fell in love with. In this podcast, Ruby talks about this magical city from a resident’s perspective. She tells us about her favourite places. The café and nightclub life. About how tap dancing can...

Monaco Oceanographic Museum

Credit: M.Dagnino The Oceanographic Institute, Prince Albert I of Monaco Foundation was founded by Prince Albert I, a passionate and visionary seafarer. Recognised as serving the public interest by the French presidential decree on 16 May 1906, the Foundation has been working for the Ocean for more than a century. To promote the knowledge, love and protection of the...

Oita Prefecture Japan

Nestled into the western end of the Seto Inland Sea on the North-East coast of Kyushu Island in Japan is the extraordinary Oita Prefecture. Here you’ll discover a varied and lush countryside that ranges from intricately eroded coastlines dotted with islands, peninsulas and inlets and, famously, the sweeping Beppu Bay.  Enjoy coastal plains and elegant valleys...

Israel Overview

Israel is truly a country of contrasts. Within its 22,000 square kilometres lives a population of 9.2 million. The three major monotheistic religion of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all have deep historical ties to the region. Israel is a country that has a human history going back 50,000 years and its strategic location has served as the gateway from Asia to...

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...