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Overview: Cairo, Egypt

Lined with palaces, mosques, merchant’s mansions and markets, Cairo’s Al-Muizz is a contender for the Middle East’s most beautiful street. It’s the ancient thoroughfare of medieval Cairo, the lifeblood of a dozen centuries: every time I return to Cairo, I find myself walking the length of Al-Muizz li-Din-Allah. Like most before me, I’m lured by the street’s imposing...

Miss Moneypenny’s Broadbeach

Miss Moneypenny’s Broadbeach, the sister venue of multi award-winning bar and restaurant Miss Moneypenny’s Noosa. Architecturally designed, with a cutting-edge style that delivers high-end atmosphere driven dining within a relaxed environment.   Miss Monneypenny’s Broadbeach offers globally inspired Modern Mediterranean cuisine, alongside a diverse range of...

Rest, Rejuvenate and Repeat at Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat

Hidden on the Far North Coast of New South Wales, Australia in the Tweed region is Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat. A scenic hour drive from the Gold Coast and you are on the doorstep of this lush valley, surrounded on three sides by the world heritage-listed Numinbah Nature Reserve and Springbrook National Park. The scenic beauty of this region is brought right to...

Tonga’s majestic Whales

There are few wildlife encounters that allow you to get so up close and personal, while maintaining a respect for the animal and their environment. In Tonga, they have found a way to peacefully interact with the whales with minimum impact. Each year from mid-July to mid-October, Tonga’s serene islands become the resting place for the majestic humpback whales. North...

Overview: Coral Coast, Western Australia

A long stretch of coastline measuring about 1,100kms north of Perth, the Coral Coast extends from the town of Cervantes as far north as Exmouth and slightly inland. The Pinnacles, which form part of Nambung National Park, consists of hundreds of peculiar pinnacles which can be up to 5 metres in height.  They were formed from 25,000 to 30,000 years ago from piles...

Cape Range National Park, Exmouth

North West Cape is a peninsula which juts out into the Indian Ocean just north of the town of Carnarvon.  The biggest town on the cape is Exmouth, which swells from a normal population of 2,000 to about 14,000 each winter as many people who live in the south of the state chase the sun. On the western part of the cape is Cape Range National Park, which covers an area...

Overview: Western Australia

Western Australia, at 2,529,875 square kilometres, is the largest State in Australia in terms of area.  To give you some perspective on its size, WA is 3.6 times the size of Texas, and is approximately the size as Kazakhstan.  Western Australia occupies the western third of the Australian continent. Consider this example: if you wish to drive from Eucla in...