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A brief introduction to Belgrade, the place to be

“Whoever is lucky enough to wake up in Belgrade this morning, could be satisfied that for today he achieved enough in life” – Dusko Radovic, Serbian writer & poet Count your blessings if you are lucky enough to wake up in Belgrade, this vibrant city presents many ways to spend your days and evenings. If … Continue reading

Lamington: The break from reality

You deserve a break. A weekend getaway to recharge.  Somewhere tranquil. Lamington National Park is the getaway you won’t truly realise how much you needed until you’re 30 minutes deep into the rainforest – when your lungs fill to capacity, your body relaxes and your senses sharpen.  As cliché as it might be, nature allows … Continue reading

Lightning Ridge’s incurable ‘opal fever’

Australian Traveller reader Aneta Nedimovic gets fossicking fever in outback Lightning Ridge, NSW, home to the famed black opal. For the past four hours, in the blazing sun and scorching 40-degree heat, I’ve been meticulously combing though mounds of rubble for miniscule shards of glimmering colour on an otherwise plain rock. From sheer desperation to find an … Continue reading

Lady Elliot Island: The Secluded Paradise

There I was snorkelling in the brilliant blue water when I saw the green sea turtle: slow and dull on land but in the water cruising along beside me, the sun’s rays danced off its shell and made it sparkle. Lady Elliot is the closest thing to a deserted island on the Great Barrier Reef, … Continue reading

Montenegro: Europe’s secret holiday destination

Everyone has heard of the Greek Islands and Italy’s Amalfi Coast, but Europe’s best kept secret is Montenegro’s coastline. The Budva Riviera is known for more than 15 picturesque beaches including the iconic Sveti Stefan. The time to go is April, right before the summer season begins, when you can have the beaches all to yourself before the big crowds … Continue reading

Parading Penguin Christmas Eve

It was a Christmas Eve to remember, celebrating not only with my family but also cute Little Penguins on Phillip Island, Victoria. The night was full of excitement and anticipation as we waited two hours on the windy Phillip Island beach for the sun to set and the penguins to come ashore for the Penguin … Continue reading

Ogling Bling in Dubai

MX, March 1, 2011 Dubai is a fascinating travel destination. Next time you travel overseas make sure you see more than just the airport. Download Ogling Bling as a PDF.

Records tumble as Aussies soar

City News, April 8, 2010 The GFC is over and international travel is back on the agenda. Cheaper airfares and strong Australian economy mean Aussies are traveling overseas in droves. Download Records tumble as Aussies soar as a PDF.

Pedal power to fight cancer

Courier Mail, News, February 25, 2010 Michael Young cycles 222 days to raise money for cancer. Download Pedal power to fight cancer fight cancer as a PDF.

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