Author Archives: SAVING FOR CUBA

LA! Panama! Coffee! Hurrah!

Last Monday afternoon at 3:30pm Australian Eastern Standard time, I set sail on The Last Hurrah. To dispel conclusions others have jumped to, The Last Hurrah is not a romantic name for a suicide mission (??). Nor is it a

LA! Panama! Coffee! Hurrah!

Last Monday afternoon at 3:30pm Australian Eastern Standard time, I set sail on The Last Hurrah. To dispel conclusions others have jumped to, The Last Hurrah is not a romantic name for a suicide mission (??). Nor is it a

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Red Door Bali: Breaking the Mould.

There are a few things that are regrettably synonymous with “Eco-Accommodation”. The inescapable feeling of filth is one. Inadequate lighting and unpredictable electricity are others. And a constant yearning for a touch of air-conditioning and a shower that is not

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Red Door Bali: Breaking the Mould.

There are a few things that are regrettably synonymous with “Eco-Accommodation”. The inescapable feeling of filth is one. Inadequate lighting and unpredictable electricity are others. And a constant yearning for a touch of air-conditioning and a shower that is not

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The sixth day.

And on the sixth day, the Universe created cameras. Because sometimes she was lost for words.  

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The sixth day.

And on the sixth day, the Universe created cameras. Because sometimes she was lost for words.  

Spotlight on Saint Lucia

What: The most mountainous island in the Caribbean. Where: Somewhere amidst the trail of tiny tropical islands that dot from the Coast of Venezuela to the larger island of Puerto Rico. When: April and May. These months will see you

Spotlight on Saint Lucia

What: The most mountainous island in the Caribbean. Where: Somewhere amidst the trail of tiny tropical islands that dot from the Coast of Venezuela to the larger island of Puerto Rico. When: April and May. These months will see you

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Nepal in Visuals.

High in the Himalayan mountain range of Annapurna, local women with jet black plaits weave brightly coloured Aztec belts. In the central south, open top jeeps blaze through 3 metre high grass, surrounded by monkeys and dodging wild rhinos. In

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Nepal in Visuals.

High in the Himalayan mountain range of Annapurna, local women with jet black plaits weave brightly coloured Aztec belts. In the central south, open top jeeps blaze through 3 metre high grass, surrounded by monkeys and dodging wild rhinos. In

Maya Hayuk: Mural Magic.

If you’re fond of traveling, it’s highly likely you have been in pretty close proximity to an ellaborate, attention grabbing mural by American artist, Maya Hayuk. With works in the Bahamas, Beijing, and Barcelona to name a few, Maya is

Maya Hayuk: Mural Magic.

If you’re fond of traveling, it’s highly likely you have been in pretty close proximity to an ellaborate, attention grabbing mural by American artist, Maya Hayuk. With works in the Bahamas, Beijing, and Barcelona to name a few, Maya is

Clark Carter adventurer trekking through the snow

Clark Carter: Living Legend.

There’s nothing better than stumbling across a new candidate for your Inspirational Humans list. An artist, a film maker, an environmental activist; anyone that makes you visualize yourself fleeing your office, hands in the air and feet without shoes, blazing

Clark Carter adventurer trekking through the snow

Clark Carter: Living Legend.

There’s nothing better than stumbling across a new candidate for your Inspirational Humans list. An artist, a film maker, an environmental activist; anyone that makes you visualize yourself fleeing your office, hands in the air and feet without shoes, blazing

Happy Birthday, Nat Geo.

To celebrate 125 years since birth, National Geographic has launched a tumblr showcasing their astounding archive of photos. Do your eyeballs a favour and take a peak… India, 1923. Chile, 1941. Germany, 1974. Algeria, 1928 Spain, 1929. South Africa, 1953.

Happy Birthday, Nat Geo.

To celebrate 125 years since birth, National Geographic has launched a tumblr showcasing their astounding archive of photos. Do your eyeballs a favour and take a peak… India, 1923. Chile, 1941. Germany, 1974. Algeria, 1928 Spain, 1929. South Africa, 1953.

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Beholding the horror in Bangladesh.

“The emotional reaction on beholding the horror in Bangladesh is naturally to vow never to buy so much as a T-shirt sewn in that country… But no one suffers more from a boycott than the improvised workers themselves. The better

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Beholding the horror in Bangladesh.

“The emotional reaction on beholding the horror in Bangladesh is naturally to vow never to buy so much as a T-shirt sewn in that country… But no one suffers more from a boycott than the improvised workers themselves. The better

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Extraordinary Varanasi.

When it comes to conversing about Varanasi, a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, there are enough outlandish facts to fill an eight-course degustation. You could start with the widely abhorred open-air burning Ghats where some 250 human

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Extraordinary Varanasi.

When it comes to conversing about Varanasi, a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, there are enough outlandish facts to fill an eight-course degustation. You could start with the widely abhorred open-air burning Ghats where some 250 human

Contiki and Splendour be like Peaches and Cream.

Here’s a list of reasons why it’s saaa sweet doing Splendour with Contiki. Just like peaches and cream: Bypass the apocalypse that is trying to get tickets. This simple line graph plots the history of the time it takes for

Contiki and Splendour be like Peaches and Cream.

Here’s a list of reasons why it’s saaa sweet doing Splendour with Contiki. Just like peaches and cream: Bypass the apocalypse that is trying to get tickets. This simple line graph plots the history of the time it takes for

What it’s like to be hand fed sultanas.

UNDERSTANDING A CULTURE THROUGH FOOD. It wasn’t until we got to the sultanas that I started to feel uneasy. The same way you feel uneasy when your token odd uncle hugs you for slightly too long. I watched him pick

What it’s like to be hand fed sultanas.

UNDERSTANDING A CULTURE THROUGH FOOD. It wasn’t until we got to the sultanas that I started to feel uneasy. The same way you feel uneasy when your token odd uncle hugs you for slightly too long. I watched him pick

Hello Hibiscus Capital.

Hawaii – the hibiscus capital of the world, notorious for bare feet, barrels and year round balmy days. The unmatched beach culture of Hawaii swims through hundreds of volcanic islands that stretch for almost 2,500km in the middle of the

Hello Hibiscus Capital.

Hawaii – the hibiscus capital of the world, notorious for bare feet, barrels and year round balmy days. The unmatched beach culture of Hawaii swims through hundreds of volcanic islands that stretch for almost 2,500km in the middle of the

From Peru to India with musician Ben Lee.

You know that thing you do when you talk to someone whose level of spirituality is about ten steps ahead of your own? Like a yoga teacher or the head of the Catholic Church. Your voice gets a little softer,

From Peru to India with musician Ben Lee.

You know that thing you do when you talk to someone whose level of spirituality is about ten steps ahead of your own? Like a yoga teacher or the head of the Catholic Church. Your voice gets a little softer,

New Zealand: Loving Thy Neighbour.

Karen Walker, Fat Freddy’s Drop and a whole lot of sheep.  Until recently, that’s about the sum of all credit I’d given to the long white cloud to the east. Just a littler version of us with a few less

New Zealand: Loving Thy Neighbour.

Karen Walker, Fat Freddy’s Drop and a whole lot of sheep.  Until recently, that’s about the sum of all credit I’d given to the long white cloud to the east. Just a littler version of us with a few less