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Why you should visit America

Why you should visit America

The land of the free.  The home of the brave.  The United States of America is an enormous country, with proud and patriotic people.  Their government may be a bit dysfunctional and is currently shut down, but the country’s influence on the world is undeniable.  Home to the world’s largest film industry*, its popular culture has found its way into … Continue reading

The cruising life

The cruising life

For those that think of themselves as proper, hardcore travellers, cruises are inherently uncool. They are either overrun by greying retirees, or drunken young partygoers. They’re not for people serious about getting out there and seeing the destinations or getting immersed into the culture; it’s all about the journey and the cruising life. If I’m … Continue reading

Exploring your own town

Exploring your own town

Ever been lazing round on a Saturday morning without any real plans for the day ahead? Go to the gym, maybe? Get some groceries? Have lunch with friends? Well, I’ve got another idea. Why not jump out of bed, put on some curiosity and get out and explore the city you live in? What??? I … Continue reading

Russia, through uneducated eyes

Russia, through uneducated eyes

I have two regrets in high school: that I didn’t participate in the annual musical earlier (trust me, brilliant fun, make your kids get involved even if they can’t sing!) that I didn’t study modern history In fairness, ancient history was great – but having now visited most of the countries with ancient ruins still … Continue reading

Stand up and be heard

Stand up and be heard

This weekend, Australians will be heading to ballot boxes around the country to elect a government. We will be either booting out our current Labor government and the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, or electing the current Opposition Liberal/National Party coalition as government, headed by Tony Abbott. This is democracy in action! If I’ve already lost … Continue reading

The joys of sightseeing by night

The joys of sightseeing by night

When travelling, there are many who go sightseeing by day, checking out all the monuments in their cities of choice, then see only the inside of a restaurant, bar, pub or their hotel in the evening. Granted, there is often a lot of fun to be had in bars in far-flung lands. But I couldn’t … Continue reading