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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.

Worming your way through The Big Apple

Times Square New York City Let’s not beat around the bush – New York is the most exciting city that I have ever visited. I’ve visited many cities, but nothing tops New York for the vibe that you get just being there. My arrival was by train, straight into Pennsylvania Station in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. It’s a very busy station and BOOM! As soon as you leave...

Pyrmont Bay to Circular Quay by Ferry

Image: Steve Collins Undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest and most magnificent harbours, Sydney Harbour has many secrets, many of which are revealed when you take a trip on a Sydney Harbour Ferry. Pyrmont Bay is a historic part of Sydney due to its location just opposite the main Sydney central business district. Pyrmont and nearby Darling Harbour were once...

California Zephyr train heads east

Image: Steve Collins A few years ago I embarked on a train trip across the United States of America from San Francisco to New York City, simply because I really like trains. This is a video of the first day of the journey from San Francisco to Emeryville, where I boarded the California Zephyr, and then on to Elko, Nevada. I actually travelled to Provo, Utah on that...

El Questro in the East Kimberley

Image: Steve Collins In the top right hand of Western Australia is El Questro a magnificent cattle station and tourist park that can simply overwhelm the senses. Large cattle stations are reasonably common in this part of the world, in Australia’s Top End, but El Questro is adorned with some of the most magnificent landscapes you will find anywhere. Measuring 80 km...

Game of Thrones Studio Tour Belfast

Image: Game of Thrones Studio Tour Game of Thrones is, arguably, one of the finest and most popular television shows ever produced. Now, the Game of Thrones Studio Tour has opened in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Located at one of the acclaimed series’ original filming locations at Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge, Northern Ireland, Game of Thrones Studio Tour takes...

Tonle Sap Cambodia

Image: Steve Collins Situated near the town of Siem Reap in Cambodia is the mighty lake Tonle Sap. This is the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia. And it is famous for the number of floating villages that exist on the lake. The village Kampong Khleang is about a one-hour drive from Siem Reap and is an ideal place from which to board a boat to go and explore...

Enchanting Chaplin’s World Museum in Vevey

Image: Steve Collins Vevey is an attractive Swiss town on the shores of Lake Geneva where you can journey up the hill to visit the enchanting Chaplin’s World Museum. Charlie Chaplin was one of the world’s greatest comedic filmmakers. He wrote, directed and starred in his own films during the first years of Hollywood, and mostly during the silent film era. Chaplin was...

Bali re-opens to international visitors

Image: Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Resort Bali in Indonesia is considered to be one of the world’s best holiday destinations. With a perfect climate, beautiful landscapes, wonderful beaches, and mesmerising Balinese culture, Bali truly is a fabulous place to visit. Bali is so good, and friendly, that it keeps on beckoning people to return. The island has had a tough few...

Kerala Inland Waterways

Image: Steve Collins For a very relaxing look at one of the most laidback areas of India, yes, there are some, head to Kerala on the Malabar Coast to cruise aboard a converted rice barge. The vessels themselves are very comfortable as they slowly wend their way along the narrow waterways near the town of Alleppey. The town beaches are excellent too, but to experience...

Kimberley Quest discover the breathtaking

Image: Kimberley Quest/Matt Fieldes Kimberley Quest explores the bays and rivers of the remote Kimberley in Western Australia’s Northwest, and it’s a most unique and wonderful experience. Kimberley Quest is a small cruise ship of nine cabins, catering for a maximum of 18 guests.  The vessel has a shallow draft, which allows it to navigate shallow waters to get...