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Riding the Rails – 5 Great Reasons You Should Try Train Travel

22/06/2015 | By

Flying’s no fun any more. Here’s 5 reasons why train travel will put the smile back on the jaded traveler’s face.

Great Southern Rail's legendary train - The Ghan. World famous train travel.

Great Southern Rail’s legendary train – The Ghan. World famous train travel.

I’m finding less and less joy in flying these days. It is usually incredibly uncomfortable, increasingly degrading, often a health risk from the recirculation of stale, germ-laden air and generally far more time consuming than I expect it to be. 

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Eveleigh Farmers Market, Sydney

15/06/2015 | By

Travel and food – for me they are inseparable, so I jumped at the chance to visit  Eveleigh Farmers Market on a recent short trip to Sydney.

Brilliant Food - that just about sums up Eveleigh Farmers Market!

Brilliant Food – that just about sums up Eveleigh Farmers Market!

Brilliant Food produces an award-winning range of smoked seafood products.

I don’t get up to Sydney very often at all these days, so when I was there for couple of days last month for the Sydney Writers Festival and was invited for a morning trip to Eveleigh Farmers Market I jumped at the chance to squeeze just one more thing into an already busy schedule.

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Luxury with a Light Show – Takhini River Lodge, Whitehorse

08/06/2015 | By

Experience all the rugged beauty of the Yukon, while nestled in the French elegance and luxury of Takhini River Lodge.

Takhini River Lodge, Whitehorse

I find it difficult to avoid becoming too lavish in my praise for Canada’s Yukon Territory, as the whole place simply blew me away – and the accommodation selections were no exception.

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Chocolate @ No. 5 – an Indulgent Must for Visitors to the Adelaide Hills

22/05/2015 | By

Increasingly, studies are finding that chocolate is good for you – so Chocolate @ No. 5 in Hahndorf is a must for Adelaide Hills visitors.

Chocolate @ No. 5

Nothing warms up my greedy little heart on a cold Adelaide Hills morning quite like the prospect of a visit to a chocolatier and having good quality so close to my home is such an added bonus.

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Independence Palace, Ho Chi Minh city

18/05/2015 | By

A visit to Vietnam’s Independence Palace in Ho Chi Minh City – a must for history buffs and retro fashion fiends.

Independence Palace, Ho Chi Minh City

I’m of a ‘certain age’ and old enough to remember what was called either “the fall of Saigon” or the “liberation of Saigon” – depending upon which side was doing the narration.

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Yummy Yukon – A Tempting Taste of the Territory

04/05/2015 | By

Yukon Rib & Salmon

Klondike Rib & Salmon

I was only in the Yukon Territory for three days, and a lot of that time was spent on the road, but I certainly did my best to get a taste of what the territory has to offer in the way of dining experiences.

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