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travel December 4, 2021

Sent (back) to Coventry

It may have been named Britain’s 2021 City of Culture, but Coventry’s dark past as a hotbed of racism and violence will not be easily erased.

travel June 5, 2021

Ben Boyd National Park

In an area only recently devastated by the Black Summer bushfires, forests are regenerating and welcoming visitors back to explore a region rich in Indigenous history.

travel May 22, 2021

Tasmania’s steam trains

Although Tasmania’s last passenger train service ceased operations more than four decades ago, rail enthusiasts still have ample opportunities to enjoy living history.

travel February 27, 2021

A haircut in Marrakech

For a visitor to Marrakech, one good trick deserves another, but the lesson learnt when dealing with the locals is sometimes it pays to walk away – especially when scissors are involved.

travel February 13, 2021

An unplanned European break

Slowing down to take in every detail of a destination doesn’t always come naturally, but occasionally fate intervenes.

travel January 23, 2021

The Brewarrina Aboriginal fish traps

An engineering marvel and a site of astonishing antiquity, the Aboriginal fish traps at Brewarrina bear witness to the survival of an ancient culture.

travel December 12, 2020

Seeking a safe harbour

In a year of turmoil both global and personal, carefree life on a meandering river proves the perfect balm.

travel December 5, 2020

Surviving a bypass

What happens when a regional town finds itself engineered off holidaymakers’ road maps? Instead of viewing it as a death sentence, many are revelling in the chance to reinvent themselves.

travel July 25, 2020

Scents and sensibilities

After realising the perfume industry was dominated by just six major players, Saskia Wilson-Brown set about creating a non-profit enterprise that would empower everyday people with the ability to learn and create. Welcome to LA’s Institute for Art and Olfaction.

travel May 23, 2020

Road map to domestic tourism recovery

It’s the end of the beginning of the pandemic. For those working to revive Australia’s near-dead tourism industry, it’s the start of a long, hard slog.

travel February 22, 2020

Vienna’s Museum of Art Fakes

A Viennese museum devoted to forgeries leads the author to question the very nature of art appreciation.