Destinations in Oceania,

Tinh & Lan Alice Vietnamese Restaurant, Alice Springs

Marion Hume | June 11th, 2013

The freshest food in Australia? I know it’s a challenge to get you to believe it could be in Alice Springs.


A Good Rest B&B, Alice Springs

Marion Hume | June 11th, 2013

If you find yourself in Alice Springs, bang in the centre of Outback Australia, check in to The Good Rest B&B.


Eateries We Love - Black Pony in Sydney

Karen Walker | November 22nd, 2012

Photo Courtesy of Black Pony
Of course Sydney is absolutely teeming with great cafes and it’s hard to pick out one above others but Black Pony in Coogee is pretty sensational. Great coffee needless to say but also wonderful breakfasts. The vibe’s the perfect Sydney easy-going cool. 1 minute’s walk to the beach too.
Black Pony, [...]

Australia, Eateries We Love, Oceania, Stuff we Love, Sydney

Port Arthur, Tasmania

Peter Hunt | October 20th, 2012

The bad went to Australia. The mad to Tasmania. Port Arthur, Tasmania is one of the world’s most unsettling places, both because of what happened there long ago and what happened much more recently. But that should not stop you from visiting this architectural curio. The highlights include a ring of dog statues to deter [...]

Australia, Oceania, Slideshows

Three Hummock Island

Peter Hunt | October 9th, 2012

Photos by Peter Hunt
Three Hummock Island is known pretty much only to climate change experts visiting the nearby baseline station to measure air pollution (this being pure point zero). So if you are looking to go off the beaten track, where better? The island has two full-time residents, John and Beverly O’Brien, who recently [...]

Miscellaneous, Oceania, Slideshows

Pinetrees Lodge in Lord Howe Island

Peter Hunt | September 20th, 2012

Want to be somewhere were time stands still? At Pinetrees Lodge on Lord Howe Island, about 200 km flight in pretty much a straight line out over the ocean from Sydney, Australia, they’ll tell you they painted the ceiling “recently enough” which could mean ten years ago, or thirty. Who cares for such detail in [...]

Australia, Miscellaneous, Oceania, Slideshows

Dolphin Island in Fiji

Karen Walker | June 29th, 2012

Dolphin Island is less of a holiday resort and more of an elegant beach home. Not just because on our weekend there we’re the only guests but because Dawn, the island’s manager is actually more of surrogate Mum. As soon as our little dinghy pulls up at the island’s pier Dawn is embracing and [...]

Fiji, Hotels We Love, Oceania, Slideshows, Stuff we Love

The Tongariro Crossing

Katie Lockhart | June 6th, 2012

I have always wanted to do the Tongariro Crossing and it did not disappoint. Six hours of huffing, puffing, big views and tasty snacks. I would totally recommend it.

New Zealand, Oceania, Slideshows, Stuff we Love

Eateries We Love - Brasserie Terminus Nord in Paris

Marion Hume | April 23rd, 2012

Photo by Peter Hunt
They’ve been shucking oysters and stacking shellfish over ice into platters of “fruits de mer” at Brasserie Terminus Nord since 1925. This Paris brasserie is still superb and the best news, it is bang opposite the Eurostar terminal.
The chic way to travel; arrive at Gare du Nord two hours ahead of departure [...]

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Stuff We Love - Gelato at Messina in Darlinghurst, Sydney

Murray Bevan | April 18th, 2012

This is the Mecca for any gelato or sorbet lover in Sydney.
Made fresh on-site, Messina whips up an ever changing raft of the most delectable flavours. It’s known to be the late-night drop-in spot for many a celebrity who’s in town shooting movies and promoting albums, so always keep an eye out for the [...]

Australia, Eateries We Love, Miscellaneous, Oceania, Stuff we Love, Sydney

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