Monthly Archives: June 2016

Namibia: land of sand and stone

Namibia is another planet – Fierce, alien, drenched in primeval colours – red for fire, ochre for earth, black for magma, purple for deep space – this country is no place for the fainthearted. My nine-day, 3400km journey on Rovos Rail’s … Continue reading

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The Vineyard – Cape Town’s lovely historic hotel

Cape Town’s beloved Lady Anne Barnard built a peaceful country cottage set among vineyards in 1799. The original home is still there but has been renovated and developed into the 207-room luxury Vineyard hotel. I have fond memories of growing up near the Vineyard in … Continue reading

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Charleston brunches – food, food and more food

Never attempt a Charleston brunch without a short period of starvation beforehand. Here’s my story published in June 2016:   And you can read it online here: http://www.traveller.com.au/brunch-in-charleston-gpcbin#ixzz4BQcJACf8 Follow us: @TravellerAU on Twitter | TravellerAU on Facebook

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Greenwich Village food tour – the walking picnic

There will be food – lots of it! Foods of New York’s terrific gourmet food and culture tour of lower Manhattan’s Greenwich Village is well worth doing, if you can bear the calories – guide Bert James is a total … Continue reading

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Savannah – America’s next top food destination

No longer the poor cousin of Charleston, gorgeous Savannah offers more than just Spanish moss, historic buildings, shaded squares and cobblestone streets; there’s also some seriously good food happening. Here’s my story published in April in The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age … Continue reading

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Vietnam’s Tra Su bird sanctuary – a little piece of paradise

Vietnam’s magical 1500-hectare Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, with its core 850 hectares of mainly cajeput (melaleuca) forest, is a gem in a country that crams 94 million people into a skinny dragon-shaped area less than half the size of NSW. … Continue reading

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New Orleans – let the good times roll!

Join me on a cycle around New Orleans’ Creole neighbourhoods with the quirky Confederacy of Cruisers! Here’s my story published in April 2016 in The Sydney Morning Herald Traveller and The Melbourne Age Traveller. Read it online here: http://www.traveller.com.au/confederacy-of-cruisers-new-orleans-by-bike-go38ff  

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The Lover’s House, Sa Dec, Vietnam

In Vietnam’s Mekong Delta town of Sa Dec, you will find wonderful food market and the flower markets beloved of the Vietnamese during the Tet Vietnamese New Year Festival. Less well known is the Lover’s House. This house in all its … Continue reading

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