Oceania

Coffee Culture: Top Five Cafes in Sydney, Australia

Coffee Culture: Top Five Cafes in Sydney, Australia

Over the past few years, the cities of Australia have been experiencing a coffee boom. Great cafes are cropping up across the country, even in the smallest of towns, such as the sleepy Tasmanian city of Launceston. But one of […]

A Delicious Introduction To Iconic Australian Desserts [Recipes Included!]

A Delicious Introduction To Iconic Australian Desserts [Recipes Included!]

It may be better known for its barbecues than its baking, but Australia is proud home to a range of traditional sweets. Using simple ingredients that hark back to its British heritage (such as cream, sponge, chocolate and jam) these […]

Green Design: Sustainable Seclusion In Victoria, Australia [Photos]

Green Design: Sustainable Seclusion In Victoria, Australia [Photos]

For those craving a private getaway, one of Modscape’s latest projects — Omaroo, meaning “beautiful view” in the aboriginal language — offers sustainable seclusion in Victoria, Australia. The vacation rental is located in the peaceful hamlet of Glenlyon, featuring 270-degree […]

Sipping Culture: World’s Best Beer Bike Tours

Sipping Culture: World’s Best Beer Bike Tours

Exploring a new part of the world can take many forms. On one hand, cycling around an unfamiliar city or town on a fine day, zipping down its hills, coasting through its parks and market places and snaking through its […]

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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 […]