Sunday, October 1, 2023

Hidden Italy: Santo Stefano di Sessanio – at taste of the Middle Ages

Image: James Ward via Flickr

If you closed your eyes and imagined a Medieval village, Santo Stefano di Sessanio in Abruzzo in the mountains of central Italy could well be what you are conjuring up: a bunch of stone houses with red-tiled roofs clustered around a tall, crenellated lookout tower.  Although only thirty kilometres by car from the regional capital, L’Aquila Santo Stefano seems to have emerged from a fairy tale, with no car parks, no billboards, no supermarkets.  As one of the old locals told me, ‘Visiting Santo Stefano is like taking a holiday from the modern world.’

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Goulburn Region celebrates this October


October is an exciting month for bike and car enthusiasts within the Goulburn Region! From Friday 20 – Sunday 22 October the Classic Riders Club Goulburn (CRCG) will hold their 32nd Annual Classic Ride. One week later, on Sunday 29 October, Tarago Classic Bike and Car Show will host their very first annual show.

Friday, September 22, 2023

Mekong River Under Threat

 The Mekong River is the twelfth-longest river in the world and the third-longest in Asia, with an estimated length of 4,909 km (3,050 mi) and a drainage area of 795,000 km2 (307,000 sq mi), discharging 475 km3 (114 cu mi) of water annually. From its headwaters in the Tibetan Plateau, the river runs through (where it is officially called the Lancang River), Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and southern Vietnam. The extreme seasonal variations in flow and the presence of rapids and waterfalls in the Mekong make navigation difficult.

Sunday, September 10, 2023

18 new reasons to visit the Sunshine Coast this spring

From barrel aged beers to boutique hotels, there's plenty of new reasons to visit the Sunshine Coast this spring

Here we've rounded up what's new in where to stay, play and eat – giving you 18 reasons to plan your next Sunshine Coast escape. Sunshine moments guaranteed.

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Scuba Diving in Brisbane: Take the plunge

Scuba divers are slipping into their wetsuits and taking the plunge into the waters of Moreton Bay for a great Brisbane diving adventure while everyone on dry land is searching for their jumpers.

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Visiting Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills

In December 1838, Captain Dirk Hahn, Master of the Zebra', arrived at Port Adelaide with a party of 187 German immigrants. He not only successfully negotiated a parcel of land for his passengers but led them up through the Tiers', as the Adelaide Hillls were then known, reaching their destination in March 1839.

Monday, August 21, 2023

Discover the heart and soul of Maldivian culture

Unlike many private island resorts, this one-stop, non-stop integrated destination showcases the traditional history and heritage of the archipelago, including a choice of new activities and culinary journeys: the Tuna Walk, Tiny Feet on the Sand, and Badhige

The Tuna Walk at Hard Rock Maldives will let guests savour the freshest local seafood, cooked in a traditional Maldivian style

The Maldives is an aspirational destination where international travellers come to experience breath-taking beaches, beautiful lagoons and five-star hospitality at private island resorts. For many visitors however, the country's rich culture has remained tantalizingly out of reach. Until now…

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