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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...

Lord Howe, Lord Wow!
IF Lord Howe Island is not on your bucket list, then you should immediately add it. Apparently only 49 per cent of Australians are aware of this tiny remote island, which is about a two-hour flight east...

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...

Sailing under the Star in Turkey and Greece
Brian Crisp discovers the delights of Greece and Turkey on board the Star Clipper. Day 1 Athens The trip from central Athens to its port is anything but simple. We cram four adults and eight suitcases...

The eyes have it in the Amazon jungle
OUR guide, Roland, spots the eyes watching us just above water level from about 100m away. It is dark. Jungle dark. There are no lights from nearby towns or villages to pollute the night, only Orion’s...

South Africa: A world of contradiction
Langa is Cape Town’s oldest township. For most of us it is a confronting sight – a world of contradiction. There’s a smattering of brick homes, but there are more homes that are made from sheets...

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...

The glamorous side of Australia's Gold Coast
The Gold Coast is glamorous, funky and just plain fun. The QT is all of those things plus so much more. QT Gold Coast, with its playful take on beach chic traditions, breaks the mould when it comes to...
Last UpdatedNovember 26, 2019
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