October 8, 2012 1
Imagine escaping for a few hours by yourself to wander the coastline of the Great Ocean Road. Margaret O'Connor walked 15 kilometres and didn't lay eyes on another human being...
December 26, 2011 1
There are certain situations in life that force you to take stock. Sitting at your parents dining room table, alone, on a Friday night at age 30, is one such situation, writes Anna Daniels.
December 9, 2011 1
I was seeing red when I boarded my flight to the Gold Coast. No, Alan Joyce didn't casually end my holiday before it began. I was staring at the red, second degree sunburn all down my friend’s back and legs.
December 4, 2011
I don’t actually remember being born, but I imagine it probably would have felt something like this. It’s hot, dark and damp, and I’m covered from head to toe in a thick, gooey sludge. With sweat clouding my view, I’m sliding through a suffocating tunnel, crawling desperately towards a light which seems so very far away. […]
December 30, 2010 16
For many Australians and international visitors, Queensland's Gold Coast is a magical place where beautiful men and women do nothing but tan their perfectly sculpted bodies, and children run amok the beaches, happily chasing each other and collaboratively building sparkling sandcastles.
December 13, 2010 1
Crikey intern Alison Drew-Forster writes: The December Australian Traveller issue has been released and features the “The hottest destinations for 2011” as well as the top 10 “Warming Up” destinations for the coming year. Predicably many of the winning destinations are in Queensland, with the Sunshine State scoring one of the top 10 destinations, and three […]
December 8, 2010 1
In this post-GFC world, rumours abound that South Yarra has fallen from its once untarnished reputation as one of Melbourne's most exclusive inner suburbs. KR skipped to the other side of the Yarra to find out.
December 1, 2010 11
As promised, Bruce Poon Tip — interviewed here — has returned for a Back in a Bit guest post on Tourism Australia and eco-tourism. Founder of Gap Adventures, Bruce Poon Tip, writes: Being invited to speak recently at the Global Eco Conference in Noosa had the added attraction of letting me visit a part of […]
November 18, 2010 2
There's often a lot you don't appreciate about a city until you see it from a tourist's perspective and, being Perth born and bred, I imagine that applies to Melbourne too, says Cat Walls as she takes a stroll through Australia's culture capital.
October 6, 2010 2
I like to pop out for a quiet beer every now and then. Sometimes I head down to my local, other times, I like to head further afield.