Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Hidden Italy Weekend: A magical stay on the Calabrian coast


Belmonte Calabro, on a hilltop overlooking the Tyrrhenian coast.
Photograph: J Wildman/Getty Images

The fourth place that Carolyn and I discovered in our drive down the Apennines in late June this year was the lovely little town of Belmonte Calabro, which is perched on a hill overlooking the northern coast of Calabria two hundred and sixty metres above sea level. 

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Time Gentlemen Please by Max Fatchen | A short history of Adelaide's Hotels

And for some pubs it may be the last time

Story by Max Fatchen from Saturday Magazine 30 May 1970
Photos added from various sources as cited

The bar of the doomed 116-year-old Supreme Court Hotel was quiet. A couple of legal men drank peacefully. A man wanted to argue about the election.

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Living Our Best Travel Life: Seven Predictions for Travel in 2024

While travel used to be a means to escape life, new research from reveals that travel is life in 2024 with over three-quarters (78%) of Aussies stating they feel more alive than ever when on holiday. Ranks Cairns amongst the top 10 trending destinations in the world

Monday, December 4, 2023

Adelaide's Historic Hotels and Public Houses

The bar at the Rob Roy Hotel, Halifax St

Like so many Australian cities and towns, the South Australian capital of Adelaide has its fair share of ornate and historic hotels, inns and pubs in that inimitable colonial style we've made our own.

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