Travel

Roadtrip: Walcha, NSW

Covid-19 has meant that many of us are on reduced working hours. While this is bad for our bank balances, it is a good time for a road trip. This four-day motorcycle ride links three exceptional roads in…

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Swansea, Tasmania

Swansea is a small town in the heart of Tasmania’s east coast. Located on the north-west shore of Great Oyster Bay, the area’s sandy dunes overlook Freycinet National Park. It was the first municipality in…

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A week in Tokyo, part three

Following our outstanding meal at Sukiyabashi Jiro the previous day (see part two), we awoke early to travel to Fukuoka, an eight-hour round trip to watch The Sumo. On the flight, we were lucky enough to…

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A week in Tokyo, part two

After our disappointing walkthrough Takeshita Street (see part one), we visited motorcycle/workwear brands Freewheelers, Gladhand Core, Lewis Leathers and Radiall, along with several superior vintage stores in Harajuku. It was here that I realised while…

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Molesworth, Regional Victoria

This short post is in the form of a photo essay, presenting an early summertime visit to the hills around Molesworth in Regional Victoria. I often feel that rural Australia looks at its very best…

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A week in Tokyo, part one

We had been looking forward to returning to Japan since our previous trip four years ago. Walking down the gantry, the excitement of the journey became palpable. Directed to our Qantas Business Class seats, my…

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Winter weekend in the Blue Mountains

The weekend began with us fussing over what to pack for the -2 to 6 degrees forecasted temperatures. Settling on practical outdoor gear—Scarpa hiking boots, Pendleton woollen jumper, Patagonia waterproof jacket, Best Made sheepskin vest…

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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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