Life and Death in the Kgalagadi

The world jostles with sound and fury but there are still pristine places like the “great thirstland” of the remote Kalahari, an ecosystem empty of people, yet rich with game.

Here’s a screenshot of my story, published in Fairfax Media’s The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age Traveller on December 10, 2017, plus there’s a link below for the online version:

Read more: http://www.traveller.com.au/on-safari-kgalagadi-transfrontier-park–south-africa-and-botswana-gzzje3#ixzz50zzkJUgx
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Unforgettable – Cycling the Portuguese Camino

This most spiritual of pilgrimages teaches us a thing or two about ourselves. We are indulged. We’re not invincible. Failure happens. It’s not the end of the world.

Cycling the last 278-kilometre leg of the Portuguese Camino on Follow the Camino’s seven-day, self-guided pilgrimage from Porto to Santiago de Compostela is a sometimes difficult, but unforgettable experience.

Below is a screenshot of my story published in Fairfax Media’s The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age Traveller on November 14, 2017. You can read it online here:
http://www.traveller.com.au/portuguese-camino-coastal-route-by-bicycle-an-unforgettable-journey-gzk7k3#ixzz4zbR5opYd

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Hydra, art island

The late great Canadian poet and singer, Leonard Cohen’s Bird on a Wire perfectly captured the freedom-seeking zeitgeist of the 1960s. It wasn’t written in Haight Ashbury or Kathmandu or even Goa, but on Hydra.

Below is a screenshot of my story published in fairfax Media’s The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age Traveller on November 18, 2017. You can also read it online here:
http://www.traveller.com.au/hydra-greek-island-turned-muse-gzk043#ixzz4zbPRhIFT

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Brac Island, Croatia – isle of stone and sea

We flock to Greece’s famed Ionian, Saronic and Cycladic islands, but reclining like a goddess off the pointy end of Croatia is Brac, isle of stone and sea, whose bountiful attributes are sometimes overlooked in the rush to Mykonos and Santorini.

Below is a screenshot of my story, published in November 2017 in Fairfax Media’s The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age Traveller. You can read it online here:

http://www.traveller.com.au/brac–croatian-isle-of-stone-and-sea-gyn2ep#ixzz4zbNuAcZI

 

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Budapest, city of markets

Budapest’s unique soul reveals itself in the dynamic parade of life that revolves around its markets.

In the 1890s, Budapest replaced its 40 small open-air markets with five grand indoor market halls of brick, cast iron and glass. These grand markets were built along the lines of Paris’ Les Halles and in a Hungarian take on the popular Eiffel style.

My Six of the Best Budapest Markets appeared in Fairfax Media’s The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age Traveller in November, 2017.

Below is a screenshot and you can also read it here on the Traveller.com.au site:

http://www.traveller.com.au/six-of-the-best-budapest-markets-gzktsh

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Manaus, Brazil – the Paris of the Jungle

Deep in the Amazon is a remarkable opera house, testament to the extraordinary wealth and exploitation of the rubber barons.

Here’s my story, published in September 2017 in Fairfax Media’s The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age Traveller. You can also read it online here: http://www.traveller.com.au/into-the-paris-of-the-jungle-gy90x6

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Loving Venice to Death

That beautiful city, Venice, is suffering from excessive love – so much so, that its UNESCO World Heritage listing is in danger.

Now, grassroots groups are springing up with a view to giving Venice a breather.

Here’s my story published on October 27, 2017 in Fairfax Media’s The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age Traveller, both as a screenshot and a link to Traveller’s website: http://www.traveller.com.au/saving-venice-gz6fa1

 

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The Rhine Gorge – River of Dreaming

The lovely 65-kilometre stretch of the World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge has inspired writers, artists, poets, composers and travellers for centuries.

Here’s my story, published in Fairfax Media’s The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age Travellers in October 2017, plus an online link to the story on Traveller.com.au:

http://www.traveller.com.au/on-the-trail-of-a-fairy-tale-germanys-mythical-rhine-gorge-gz2kwp

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A Princely Vienna Palace

The newly renovated Palais Liechtenstein in Vienna’s 1st district is a fairytale place filled with music.

Here’s my piece published in Fairfax Media’s The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age Traveller in October 2017, with an accompanying online link for ease of reading:

http://www.traveller.com.au/viennas-renovated-palais-liechtenstein-gyxkyo

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