Oceania

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Sweet Australia: What Is The Lamington?

When you think of Australia, unique local cuisine probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Don’t get me wrong: with its incredibly multicultural population, cultural connection to Europe and relative geographic proximity to Asia, Australian dining is diverse […]

Green Design: An Alpine Wonderland Victoria Vacation Rental In Australia [Photos]

Green Design: An Alpine Wonderland Victoria Vacation Rental In Australia [Photos]

Modscape is known for its innovative architectural projects that defy widely-known concepts of building and green design with sustainable modular architecture. Located in Bright, Victoria in Australia you’ll find one of their newest projects: Buckland’s Studio 5. A one-bedroom bed […]

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Fijian Cooking School Offers Flavorful Lessons (Kokoda Recipe Included!)

From curry dishes to vegetable sides, Fijian cuisine can offer lessons in heritage, culture and daily island living. On one of these islands, I discovered a cooking school that gives visitors a hands-on exploration of home-style native cuisine. Opened in […]

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Coffee Culture: Top Five Cafes In Melbourne, Australia

Widely considered the culture and dining capital of Australia, Melbourne is one of the world’s finest coffee cities. Perhaps it’s the local culture, which encourages Melbournians to linger leisurely over their coffee and favors quirky, creatively-designed dining spaces. Perhaps it’s […]

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Sommelier Certification: A Guide To New World Southern Hemisphere Wines

“By definition, what is the difference between Old and New World wines?” Our instructor for today’s Sommelier Society of America certification course is Tad Drouet, a Certified Wine Educator (CWE) through the Society of Wine Educators. After talking extensively for […]

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Natural Art Around The World: A Pairing Of Unknown And Famous National Parks

Splotches of green, a sprinkle of pastels, rough and smooth textures stand in front of you. “What do you see?” prods the toothy character standing behind you. You turn, expecting to see the curator of your favorite museum; however, you’re […]

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Coffee, Hiking And ‘Afternoonlife': Bondi Beyond The Beach

Summer in Sydney: perfect weather, beautiful beaches, equally as beautiful people and a whole lot of outdoor activity. I’d like to direct your attention to the beach suburb of Bondi, home of the infamous Bondi Beach. Filled with deep-rooted locals […]

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Sunshine And Six White Boomers: Christmas in Australia

Most of the world dreams of the Christmas season as a white wonderland, building snowmen, drinking hot chocolate and eggnog, and getting visits from a certain Claus in a red coat; however, for those living in the southern hemisphere, the […]

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A Look At Thanksgiving Traditions Around The World

Among much else, America is a land where leaves change color and temperatures begin to reach nose-nipping levels during the month of November. These notions have made finding the best way to curl up into the changing seasons a priority […]