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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...

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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...

Stay in a lighthouse keepers cottage in Gippsland

It seems strange to wish for bad weather on a trip, but I’m happy to see a squall heading my way. I am sitting on the back porch of the assistant lighthouse keeper’s cottage at Point Hicks in Gippsland. We are in the middle of a lighthouse road trip across the east of Victoria and the...

Overview: Papua New Guinea

It is hard not to be mystified by Papua New Guinea. It is a land that is untamed and wild in beauty, while diverse in unique culture. While it is remote, it is accessible, and you would be surprised to know that it has a vast array of tourism offerings. The country comprises about 600...

Pets On Board the Mary Valley Rattler

Queensland’s famed Mary Valley Rattler steam train has gone out of its way to make access available to everyone, and is now extending the commitment further by introducing a new ‘Pets On Board’ service, allowing passengers to share the experience with their favourite four-legged friend...

Red Rocks Rwanda

Red Rocks founder, Greg Bakunzi, moulded Red Rocks Rwanda to be community-based organizations, where the local community can gain from tourism activities, and in the process, have a sustainable income. Red Rocks brings under-served communities into the tourism supply chain and supports...

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5 ways to see the northern lights in Canada

Photo by stein egil liland on Pexels.com The greatest light-show on earth, the aurora borealis, is taking centre stage in Canada as the winter months provide a perfect dark-sky canvas for their spell-binding display.   This enchanting natural phenomenon, best witnessed between...

‘Hallyu’ or K-Culture has arrived

The Korean Wave, also known as Hallyu, describes the outflow of Korean culture to other countries.  Cultural exports such as K-pop music, K-drama along with Korean food and pop culture have increased in popularity.  Korean films have new audiences since South Korean movie, Parasite’s win...

Hawkes Bay New Zealand

A lovey place to visit is Hawke’s Bay. From Mahia in the north to Porangahau in the south, Hawke’s Bay’s 360 kilometres of coastline and beaches hugs the vast Pacific Ocean. Located on the east coast of the North Island, Hawke’s Bay is famous for its wines, and the lovely art...

Hotel Review: Tanah Marah Estate Margaret River

The Hotel Tanah Marah Estate is located halfway between Cowaramup and Margaret River, in Western Australia’s famous Margaret River wine region. As you drive down a well-maintained and rustic dirt road you have no idea that you are about to enter a hidden gem. Run by Linda and Rory Curtin...

A walk through Singapore’s history with Yip Yew Chong

It took a stranger, local street artist Yip Yew Chong, to finally make me feel at home in Singapore. During Covid, I found myself stuck on the tiny island-state I had called home for almost eight years – and yet had not really explored. Working in travel, I was used to doing my...