travel   October 28, 2023

Memory, Mafalda and the ESMA Museum in Argentina

Argentina’s unequivocal approach to confronting its recent dark history sets an example for countries more reluctant to discuss their shameful past.

travel   September 16, 2023

Crossing the Nullarbor Plain

The Nullarbor Plain is more than a long road trip – for the author it was a chance to re-establish a family tradition and reconnect with the Australian landscape.

travel   August 12, 2023

Travelling companionship

It’s all about the journey, not the destination, when you travel with a friend who likes to chat.

travel   July 22, 2023

Walking in Scotland

A journey by rail across Scotland’s north and west takes in the deep traditions and volcanic beauty of the Highlands. A notable omission is any talk of independence.

travel   July 8, 2023

The long road learning to drive in China

Learning to drive in China seemed the best way for the author to explore the country – along with its bewildering bureaucracies and terrifying motorways.

travel   May 6, 2023

Hiking Tasmania’s Bay of Fires

Tasmania’s Bay of Fires is an alternate reality – a wild coastal walk characterised by orange lichen-covered boulders, crystal-clear water and white-sand beaches.

travel   March 11, 2023

To the albatross

A journey to a remote Tasmanian island brings the writer tantalisingly close to the world of the magnificent and tormented seabird, the albatross.

travel   November 26, 2022

Sounding out Tokyo’s underground

As Tokyo’s street life rebounds from two years of pandemic border closures, the tiny restaurants and listening bars offer moments of shared solitude in one of the world’s largest cities.

travel   October 1, 2022

A chicken layover

Many travellers may see nothing of Singapore beyond its famously pristine airport – but this visitor ventured slightly beyond for a special local dish.

travel   September 24, 2022

Revisiting Tasmania’s Overland Track

The challenging, immersive journey through forest, mountain and water on Cradle Mountain is a rite of passage that can be relived through all the stages of our lives.

travel   August 6, 2022

A walk through history on the Larapinta Trail

Hiking the Larapinta Trail is like being transported into the foreground of an Albert Namatjira landscape.