Travel

Lake Daylesford

Daylesford is my absolute favourite Australian country town. It has everything I look for in a weekend escape destination with quality food, interesting independent retail and a variety of activities in which to partake; you…

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City break: Melbourne

Stepping off the Sky Bus at Melbourne’s Spencer Street Station, we walked serendipitously passed Kinfolk cafe and decided to stop in for flat white and almond milk turmeric latte. Kinfolk is a buzzy, social enterprise cafe…

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Tasmanian adventure, part two

Our Tasmanian adventures continued—see part one here—with a three-hour drive to Pumphouse Point. Last time I was in this area, The Pumphouse was just an idea making its way through the red tape of government bureaucracy. A…

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Four days in Hong Kong; part two

Our Hong Kong adventures continued—see part one here—with an early morning walk through the empty streets of Central and Wan Chai. The streets are so very different without the crowds of people. They look neither better nor…

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Four days in Hong Kong, part one

Hong Kong was actioned packed, comprising four days walking the streets of Central, Sheung Wan and Tia Ping Shan; hiking Hong Kong style along the Dragon’s Back trail; shopping at the Ralph Lauren flagship store; eating…

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Guide to Canberra

Canberra, Australia’s capital city, is often derided due to its relative blandness and public service sector dominance. However, in recent years, Canberra has been coming of age with urban precincts like Braddon, New Acton and…

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San Franciso, California

San Francisco is well known for its trolley cars, hilly streets and proximity to Silicon Valley. The third most expensive city in the United States is an interesting place to visit. The contrast between the…

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Venice Beach, Los Angeles

Venice Beach is known for its bohemian spirit, street performers and colorful murals. In addition, there is a boardwalk which stretches about one and a half miles to Santa Monica, a skate park and the muscle beach outdoor…

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Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Gardens by the Bay on Marina Bay foreshore, is one of Singapore finest attractions and my favourite part of the city. It is the technical achievement of building a garden on 101 hectares of reclaimed…

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Three days in Perth

Firstly, I must admit to having held a bit of a grudge against Perth for the past twenty years or so. Going to university in Perth in the late-80’s, early-90’s, I could not wait to…

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Rimowa luggage

Rimowa’s classic ‘Topas’ range was introduced in the 1950’s as one of the lightest and sturdiest luggage ranges in the world. Designed for tropical travel, it protected against high humidity and remains (relatively) unaffected by…

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Routeburn Track, New Zealand

The Routeburn Track, situated on the south island of New Zealand, is a 32 km or 2-4 day track winding through beech-forested valleys, alongside pristine green rivers and snow covered mountains. The route takes you…

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