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A Weekend In Vienna
A world capital of music, art, museums and balls, Vienna has a such an abundance of cultural treasures that a weekend is hardly enough time to scratch the surface. The city is home to 100 museums, 250...

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Visiting Sandringham, the Queen’s Country Home in Norfolk
Sandringham House, the Queen’s country home in Norfolk, is an anomaly among royal residences. It’s not a castle, nor a palace. It isn't especially grand, as such places go, nor particularly old. Britain...
Last UpdatedFebruary 4, 2020
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Planes, trains & automobiles – tips for overseas transport
Whether you are planning to ride in a tuk-tuk in Bangkok, a jeepney in Manila or a bemo in Bali, read on for some practical suggestions to help iron out the wrinkles of overseas transport. In the comedy...

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...