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Coffee, Hiking And ‘Afternoonlife’: Bondi Beyond The Beach
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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 and transient tourists alike, this area gives off a chill […]

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Through The Lens: The Yankee Hat Rock Art Walking Track Near Canberra, Australia
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Through The Lens: The Yankee Hat Rock Art Walking Track Near Canberra, Australia

Christmas tree. Photo courtesy of joeymc86.
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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 month of December falls during the summer season and Saint […]

Thanksgiving turkey. Photo courtesy of timsackton.
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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 since it was first encountered by European pilgrims. They quickly […]

Great Ocean Road Trip: Melbourne to Adelaide
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Great Ocean Road Trip: Melbourne to Adelaide

If you love beautiful views, adventure and beaches, the Great Ocean Road, a scenic 1,000 kilometer- (621-mile) stretch from Melbourne to Adelaide, can be a fun option. Even the word “breathtaking” doesn’t adequately describe the scenery you can experience during your travels along Australia’s southeastern coastline. That being, the road trip […]

Woman hand-roasting luwak beans. Photo courtesy of McKay Savage.
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Indonesian Coffee Culture: Drinking Cat-Poo-Chino In Bali

Bali, Indonesia. Prior to visiting, I pictured its white sand beaches as a haven for honeymooners and a hot spot for surfers.  While all of this exists on the southern end of the island, there are also areas where one can get away from the sunscreen-slathered tourists. This is what […]

Unique Winemaking Experiences In South Australia’s Barossa Valley
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Unique Winemaking Experiences In South Australia’s Barossa Valley

Home to over 80 cellar doors and 150 wineries, visitors to South Australia’s Barossa Valley have many chances to sample delicious wine. While each winemaker offers something unique, there are a few vino experiences that are particularly noteworthy. In fact, the following classes and workshops allow you to drink wine […]

Spring Festivals: Tasting Australia To Showcase The Best Of The Country’s Culinary Landscape
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Spring Festivals: Tasting Australia To Showcase The Best Of The Country’s Culinary Landscape

Taking place in Adelaide, South Australia from April 27 to May 4, 2014, Tasting Australia is the largest and most significant food and wine festival of its kind in the South Pacific region, and one of the top festivals in Australia. Showcasing the very best of its culinary landscape—food, wine, […]

Epicurious Adelaide Hills: Skordalia, Chèvre And Cool Climate Wines At Lobethal Road
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Epicurious Adelaide Hills: Skordalia, Chèvre And Cool Climate Wines At Lobethal Road

We pull in under the shade of a tree and park the car. As soon as the ignition turns off the only thing you can hear is the singing of Galahs and Crimson Rosellas. Breathing deeply, I fill my lungs with pure Adelaide Hills air and smile. The sky is […]

From Wine Taster To Winemaker In South Australia
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From Wine Taster To Winemaker In South Australia

While the Barossa Valley is full of cellar doors, artisanal cheese makers and epicurious trails, one worthwhile and interactive experience is making your own blend at Penfolds Winery. When traveling, I tend to enjoy immersive experiences where you learn by doing rather than simply looking. While Penfold’s tasting bar allows […]