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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...

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 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...

The Royal treatment on European river cruises
One thing you can say about APT is that it certainly knows how to deliver the royal treatment to its guests. APT is the only river cruise operator on Europe’s waterways to offer Royal Collection European...

A winter tale in Victoria, Canada
Victoria was feeling the cold. Winter had unexpectedly hit emptying the streets except for a few brave souls, rugged up against the wind. You could see their breath rising toward the Canadian sky as people...

Dance the dance of Mexico
The Mexican port of Cozumel looks a bit like a parking lot for giant cruise ships. There’s at least four docked as Carnival Legend, my home for a week on a Western Caribbean cruise, glides into port. In...

A majestic European rail journey with APT
Is there anything in travel more romantic than a train ride? It is still one of the most enchanting ways to get from point A to point B; especially in Europe. In centuries gone by Kings and Queens would...

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In Belgium's Flanders Fields
There is an eerie almost unnatural calm to the start of this fall day in Flanders. The early morning sun backlights a herd of grazing cows turning their cold exhalations into thick obscuring clouds. Dew...