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Penguins: tip of the iceberg on bucket list adventure


Monday, October 28, 2019

With the Antarctic season just around the corner, Guest Traveller Liane Simpson remembers the people and penguins she met on her ‘bucket list’ adventure earlier this year. Kevin is a macaroni penguin who, separated from his own colony, now lives with a chinstrap penguin colony on the South Shetland Islands in Antarctica. According to Franco, a ...

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Learning the Eagle Dance in Mongolia


Monday, September 16, 2019

This week’s Guest Traveller asks: why don’t more travellers visit Mongolia? Western Europe is crowded in July, Asia is always overflowing with tourists, so when Guest Traveller Rosslyn Skinner was invited to visit Mongolia during the Wildflower season, coinciding with the Naadam Festival, she couldn’t wait to pack her bags. Earlier this year, I visited Mongolia ...

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Homeland of the apricot


Monday, August 19, 2019

Ashley Kalagian Blunt is the author of My Name Is Revenge, a collection of essays and fiction related to the Armenian genocide, the event that laid the blueprints for the Holocaust, and its fascinating connections to Australia. As part of her research, Ashley spent two months travelling around Armenia, a tiny landlocked country in the ...

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From Byblos to Beirut


Monday, August 5, 2019

In 2018 Alison Warham travelled solo to Lebanon as part of a longer middle Eastern trip. As a true lover of ancient history, Lebanon is an ideal spot to see up close amazingly preserved ruins scattered across a rugged and mountainous landscape. This wealth of culture and history lays directly alongside the modern bustle and ...

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Home is where you park it: Swapping country life for caravan life


Monday, July 29, 2019

Have you noticed the growing number of people packing up a caravan and hitting the road on an #ozadventure lately? I’m not talking about ‘grey nomads’, I’m used to them, I’m talking about the young families taking their children out of school for months at a time and hitting the road. While it’s a concept ...

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Home is where you park it: The new normal


Monday, July 22, 2019

Have you noticed the growing number of people packing up a caravan and hitting the road on an #ozadventure lately? I’m not talking about ‘grey nomads’, I’m used to them, I’m talking about the young families taking their children out of school for months at a time and hitting the road. While it’s a concept ...

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