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For the young at heart with creakier bones.

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...

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...

light sea dawn landscape

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...

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...

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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...

5 reasons to hang out in the Huon Valley, Tasmania

Hartz Peak Track, Hartz Mountains National Park, Tasmania Tasmania’s Huon Valley retains the beauty, charm and heritage of a bygone era, yet it is only a 30-minute drive from Hobart. The main townships are Huonville, Franklin, Cygnet, Geeveston and Dover. There’s plenty of reasons to hang...

The Bernina Express Switzerland

Switzerland, because of its mountainous landscape and magnificent lakes, is renowned for its attractive and amazingly-engineered railway lines, some of which are so steep they seem to defy gravity.  One train that has a grand reputation for its great beauty and eye-popping gradients is...

Toden Arakawa Tramway Tokyo

I had the great pleasure to ride on one of Tokyo’s last remaining tram lines, the Toden Arakawa Tramway. Public transport is a necessity in Tokyo, and the city is fortunate to have an excellent rail and bus service. Apparently, Tokyo used also to have a good tram network.  Sadly...