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Paradise Found – seven writers choose their heaven on earth

  The most threadbare word in travel would surely be “paradise”. But what exactly do people mean when they over-use this descriptor? The simplest manifestation of a traveller’s nirvana is a magnificent location. But one person’s notion of beauty is … Continue reading

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Salzburg and The Sound of Music

  Salzburg is Mozart’s birthplace. It’s steeped in classical music and its baroque Old Town is world heritage-listed, but its connection to something rather less high-brow is central to its popularity as a tourist destination: the 1965 film The Sound of … Continue reading

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People Power – inspirational people to meet when travelling

Travellers meet many inspirational people who are able to impart joy and insight and a greater understanding of our complex world. Fairfax Media’s Traveller writers have collected an eclectic group of people worth meeting. Here’s a cover story PDF published … Continue reading

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The Panama Canal – an engineering feat

Here’s my story published in Fairfax Media’s The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age Traveller on April 7, 2018 and I have included an online link to Traveller.com.au: http://www.traveller.com.au/panama-cruising-the-panama-canal-is-a-journey-through-modern-history-and-human-ingenuity-h0y497

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Bamberg, Germany – where the beer tastes like bacon

Anyone who visits beautiful Bamberg, dubbed the “Rome of Germany” and set on its seven hills, must allow themselves to fall under this ancient spell by indulging in a glass of the traditional beer that tastes like breakfast. Here is … Continue reading

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Bonn – the town that became Germany’s post-war capital

Bonn, which John Le Carre called “a small town in Germany” in his eponymous cold war thriller, once stood alongside Paris, Washington and London as an important Western bloc bulwark against the Soviet Union. For 41 years from 1949 to … Continue reading

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Room with a View – little Venice hotel with a rare feature

A little hotel in Venice, the San Sebastiano Garden, is a 15th-century peach-and-cream hotel in Dorsoduro – the less touristy sestiere (district) of the city’s historic centre but still only about 15 minutes’ stroll from St Mark’s. It has some … Continue reading

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New Zealand’s secret volcano pool

Discover a secret thermal pool at the base of a volcano, courtesy of the lovely Solitaire Lodge, which reclines on a private lake peninsula, 30 minutes from Rotorua. You can read my story published in Fairfax Media’s The Sydney Morning Herald … Continue reading

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Dubrovnik’s Summer Festival

It’s a fantasy for romantics – a medieval walled city whose gorgeous forts, palaces, churches and squares are transformed for a short time into a consummate set for theatre, concerts, ballet, dance, film, comedy and opera. Here’s a screenshot of … Continue reading

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Emirates Flight Test economy – Sydney to Dubai

And you can also read it online at Traveller.com.au here: http://www.traveller.com.au/flight-test-emirates-h0e1ln  

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