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Cruise into Bass Strait from Wilson’s Prom

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Countless Australian and overseas tourists make the trek to Wilson’s Promontory (the Prom) in Victoria, the southernmost tip of mainland Australia, each year. While most will recall walking remote coastal bushland trails and swimming at pristine beaches dominated by granite tors, in recent months a new perspective on a wilderness adventure has arrived at the Prom. Media ...

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Travel with your pets

Thursday, December 19, 2019

A guide to preparing your pet for a family holiday from start to finish created by Take Your Pet. There’s no doubt it takes a bit of extra planning and commitment to make your vacation truly pet friendly. Finding accommodation, packing all the right things, dealing with transportation and settling them into unfamiliar locations are all part ...

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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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