Why women should explore Africa

Australian-born Justine Glen urges women to travel around Africa. The founder of Reis Voyage says travelling to Kenya on her own in 1995 was one of the best decisions she has ever made. She married there and both her children grew up there. Now she divides her time between Australia and Africa, creating bespoke tours for adventurousContinue reading “Why women should explore Africa”

So many wow moments on safari in Zambia

On safari in Zambia. Or Kenya. Or Tanzania. Or Rwanda. Surely this is one of life’s greatest travel experiences for adventurous women. Justine Glen, the founder of Reis Voyage says travelling to Kenya on her own in 1995 was one of the best decisions she’s ever made. Spending the next 15 years travelling in Africa and living in TanzaniaContinue reading “So many wow moments on safari in Zambia”

Middle East travel before the madness

Doesn’t Syria look warm and inviting in this vintage Middle East travel poster? It was an alluring destination. Now Syria is the most war-torn place on the planet. Syria used to be: Sophisticated Culturally and religiously diverse Had four international airports A popular destination for ancient monuments A revered place of learning Arabic, particularly Famous forContinue reading “Middle East travel before the madness”

World snubs top beaches in Australia. Good!

The latest list of the world’s 10 best beaches doesn’t include one stretch of Australian sand. It makes me jump for joy. Lists like these will help our beautiful beaches remain unspoiled for longer on an increasingly crowded planet. Who wants to follow the crowds, anyway? I’m thrilled millions of TripAdvisor reviewers went to swim somewhere else. TheContinue reading “World snubs top beaches in Australia. Good!”

Provencal markets go green

Provencal markets have been going eco green as France tries to put an end to food waste. Travellers and tourists can also do their bit to help. Eat ugly vege, recycle glass jars and be a chic bag lady. France passed a law in December to reduce the estimated 7 million tonnes of food wastedContinue reading “Provencal markets go green”

Discover cities with Lonely Planet app

Lonely Planet has launched Guides, a new, free, city guide mobile app – a pocket travel companion on the road, or when planning a trip. Available now for iOS and Android, Lonely Planet says the app will get you straight to the heart of a destination on your phone. There was time when many travellers tucked copies of LonelyContinue reading “Discover cities with Lonely Planet app”

Best art, travel photo workshops Italy 2016

Art travel photo workshops Italy Five words meaning adventures of a lifetime. Here’s my five recommended workshops for 2016 combining exploring, culture, good company and artistic endeavour. And wine. Almost anyone who can pick up a brush or pencil or squint behind a lens wants to go to Italy at some stage of their lives. The rest of us simplyContinue reading “Best art, travel photo workshops Italy 2016”

Australia I a super sail on Sydney Harbour

Grand dame of the sea Australia I has been given a new life as a thrilling sailing experience on Sydney Harbour, bringing together old salts and new. The yacht is a 1977 and 1980 America’s Cup challenger, which sailed off Rhode Island. Built entirely of aluminium, the yacht is no frills or comfort as it’s beenContinue reading “Australia I a super sail on Sydney Harbour”

Kininvie whisky seduces Sydney’s secret bar

Sydney’s most discreet nightspot Magazin is the launchpad for one of the world’s most exclusive whiskies. It’s a robust $210 for 375ml of Kininvie 23 Years Old Batch No. 3. So to afford it you need to be as well heeled as the clientele of Magazin, the hangout of celebs, bankers, industry leaders, sports starsContinue reading “Kininvie whisky seduces Sydney’s secret bar”

Wearable art rebels against the mundane

Enter another world where the human body becomes a canvas. New Zealand’s World of Wearable Art Awards bends traditional perceptions of art, technology and fashion. It choreographs garments made of all sorts of unorthodox materials into a visceral performance that dazzles the senses. For me this is the greatest show on earth. Each year the awardsContinue reading “Wearable art rebels against the mundane”