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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...

Travel the Whole WILD World at Taronga Zoo

Photograph by Rick Stevens for Taronga Zoo Pack your bags and grab your boarding pass to travel the whole WILD world this Summer at Taronga Zoo Sydney. Venture from the vast Africa Savannah to the forests of Asia and everywhere in between, all while meeting some of the zoos newest...

The Living History of Berrima

You could say that fate has preserved the history of Berrima. This wonderful, enchanting town sits snuggled against the gently-flowing Wingecarribee River in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. Originally, Berrima was designed to be the capital of the Southern Highlands. ...

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...

Mount Popa or could be Mount Pooper Myanmar

Myanmar is certainly a mysterious country. One that is also intriguing. Located about 50 kilometres southeast of Bagan is an extinct volcano called Mount Popa. The mountain itself can be seen from a long distance away, but the volcano isn’t the reason many people visit, it is a plug from...

Royally modern Victoria

Clutching the back of the little seat in front of me I peer out the cabin window of our seaplane mentally preparing myself for my first aircraft water landing. Bumpy, hard, smooth or shaky I consider every landing of these mechanical birds a ‘good one’ if there’s no need to activate the...

Haunting Port Arthur

Whether you’re a believer in the supernatural or not, you cannot deny some historical places and buildings in the world radiate a certain ‘energy’. What this energy is we don’t know, but stories of unexpected reactions to this invisible force field are experienced daily the world over. As...

Dinner Plain

Dinner Plain is a picturesque alpine village in Victoria’s High Country, whose history dates back over a century when cattlemen stopped to rest and feed their stock, as there was an abundant aquifer fed water supply. Sitting at 1570M and above the snowline, just 13km from the summit and...

Viva Vanuatu

To my left dense forest threatens to swallow everything in its path if not for the busy roadway that halts its creeping tendrils. To my right, I see glimpses of the turquoise Pacific Ocean between simple huts with thatched rooves and walls woven from bush materials and fancy neighbouring...

Discovering Manila. The Pearl of the Orient

Manila Cathedral Since it was ‘discovered’ by the Spaniards in the 16th century and named ‘Las Filipinas’ after Philip II of Spain, a succession of ‘rulers’ has influenced every aspect of the Philippines, flavouring its food and shaping its culture, creating its unique architecture, and...

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Overview: Tasmania, Australia

A journey to Tasmania is a rare chance to disconnect from stress and reconnect with the things that matter. About 40 percent of the island is protected as national parks, reserves and UNESCO World Heritage areas and, remarkably, these wild places are easily accessible. Hike the tallest...

Very nice, Kazakhstan!

When the invitation to visit Kazakhstan was floated to me, I was intrigued. Bucolic images of stark deserts, mountainous vistas, wild horses and nomadic living came to mind. It was to be more than that, much to my pleasant surprise. Kazakhstan is the largest of the five ‘stans’, the other...

Luxury Glamping at Truffle Lodge

Truffle Lodge, Tasmania’s luxury bush glamping destination is the place to discover outdoor experiences and bush adventures under a million stars in an exceptionally stunning location. Known for its idyllic riverfront location and for being akin to a 5* hotel under canvas, Truffle Lodge’s...

Dive into Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

Located at the southern tip of the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef, within a highly protected ’Green Zone’ is Lady Elliot Island, a sanctuary for over 1,200 species of marine life and is known for its abundance of manta rays, turtles, amazing array of spectacular marine life and...

Overview: Indonesia

The Republic of Indonesia is a country located in Southeast Asia and Oceania, between the Indian and Pacific oceans and is part of the volcanic Ring of Fire. In fact, if you like volcanoes you will see many of them as you travel throughout...

Katherine Gorge Tour Northern Territory

You’re in Darwin on holiday, you want to see a lot more of the Northern Territory, but there’s a mileage limit on the rental car, so could this be a problem?  Not really, as there are plenty of organised tours from which to choose. I decided on the AAT Kings One Day Edith Falls and...

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2021

Australia’s beloved celebration of pride and diversity, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade, will become the first internationally significant event to be staged since the spread of COVID-19, taking place on Saturday 6 March, 2021. In order to ensure the safety of parade...

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Overview: South America

South America is an amazingly diverse continent, stretching from the balmy Caribbean coast in the north to wild Patagonia in the south; the variety of cultures, climates, and landscapes across 13 countries really has to be experienced to be believed. There are ample opportunities for...