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The Old Ghan railway

What is it about the Old Ghan railway that captivates so many people? It’s a railway that was almost 50 years in the making, and one that came to an end just 50 years after that. But even today, the name “the Old Ghan” conjures visions of adventure and of a pioneering sprit. And it’s […]

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Easiest camping meals

I’m a bit of a lazy cook when we’re travelling around, and I’d much rather be bushwalking or exploring than making a mess in a makeshift kitchen. So we’ve worked out a simple and effective way to take along our favourite meals when camping. What we’re doing is making the most of a vacuum-sealing machine […]

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Winter hotspots

Okay, so I’m kidding. Winter in Australia means cold, cold weather, in southern destinations at least. Unless you’re heading north, above the Tropic of Capricorn, there are a lot of chilly things that southern travellers can look forward to at this time of year. Rugging up. Wearing psychedelic beanies. Planning comfort-food meals. And, best of […]

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Seven reasons to relax when you take a break

Everyone has his or her own wish list of what to do when it comes to holiday time, and rightly so. Swimming, reading, bushwalking, buying funky antiques or just flying a kite – your holiday time should be your own, to spend as you desire. But there is one thing that I recommend everyone does […]

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