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I can hear Kimberley calling
Horsing around can’t hide an almost spiritual side to Western Australia’s magnificent Kimberley region. “I’M BACK in the saddle again. Out where a friend is a friend . . . ” I can’t get Gene...

Take to the air to see the Great Barrier Reef
It’s 7.30am and, just for today, I’ve deliberately bypassed the buffet. It’s not that I’m worried about the consequences of what might happen if the flight is bumpy, it’s got more to do with...

Nine reasons to visit Bologna
Here’s nine things every visitor to the capital of the famous Emilia-Romagna region should have on their to-do list. This is a jumbled collection of four medieval churches. San Sepolcro, an 11th century...
Last UpdatedDecember 8, 2019
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Travelling South America in style
It was my first trip to Chile and Peru. It was also my first trip with Abercrombie & Kent. After 17 days traipsing around these two South American countries in planes, boats, 4Wds, and mini buses and...

The spiritual side of Mauritius
I AM lying on my back, eyes closed, covered in mosquitoes, deeply breathing and hoping that a colour pops into my head. This colour, I am told, will indicate which part of my body needs healing most. There...

Swimming with the Great Whites in South Africa
Toasters kill 400 people each year. Sharks kill between five and 10. Why then does a shark cage resemble the internal mechanics of a toaster? Is it a cruel joke to make me even more nervous than I already...

Front row seat for a life and death battle in Kenya
IT DOESN’T get more “life and death” than this. Four lions cubs are feasting on fresh kill - one of the many wildebeest that are unsuccessful in making the return journey during Kenya‘s annual...

24 hours in Singapore
Whether it’s food, shopping or the sights, there’s plenty to do in this busy city. Brian Crisp hits the ground running on a one-day stopover in Singapore. He did a lot of eating but also found some...

Why Macau is worth a fortune
Brian Crisp gets his palm read, takes a gamble and indulges in the delights of Macau’s food scene THERE’S something strangely reassuring about having your fortune told by an ancient Chinaman who has...

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Holiday like the Jet Set in the Swiss Alps
As unassuming as the Swiss mountain village of Gstaad first appears, peer a little deeper to soon understand why this historic town and ski destination appeals as much to the mega-wealthy as it does regular...

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Top 5 US History Topical Travel Themes
A vacation is a time to relax and have fun. For history enthusiasts, this fun comes from expanding their horizons, learning more about the history of a region, and “collecting” various experiences...

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10 travel questions with Elizabeth Gilbert
The world-famous author has seen most of the world — and actually Erie, Pennsylvania may have been the most memorable Elizabeth Gilbert’s most famous travel story, her mega-bestselling Eat, Pray, Love...