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East Coast Australia with Kid, The End

Editor’s Note: This is the final post in a series from John “traveler, father & wit” Ryan. He’s taking the family from Melbourne up along Australia’s eastern coast. Have kid, will travel is John’s motto. Read John’s previous post here. Our last full day in Brisbane was another absolute beauty! There’s something to be said […]

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December 18, 2007 by | 0 Comments

Day Trip Victoria: All that Glitters May In Fact be Gold

Tucked away just 140-odd-kilometres from Melbourne is the site of the world’s biggest alluvial gold rush, although things have quietened down considerably over the last 150 years. Take for example the rural hamlet of Fryerstown, now home to a few hundred people (ponies and dogs not necessarily included, but perhaps not excluded either), which in […]

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December 12, 2007 by | 1 Comment

East Coast Australia with Kid, Part 6

Editor’s Note: This is the 6th in a series of posts from John “traveler, father & wit” Ryan. He’s taking the family from Melbourne up along Australia’s eastern coast. Have kid, will travel is John’s motto. Read John’s previous post here. Unbelievable. The pool in the backyard is out of bounds! Broken filter; broken dreams! […]

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December 10, 2007 by | 1 Comment

East Coast Australia with Kid, Part 5

Editor’s Note: This is the 5th in a series of posts from John “traveler, father & wit” Ryan. He’s taking the family from Melbourne up along Australia’s eastern coast. Have kid, will travel is John’s motto. Read John’s previous post here. We’ve arrived in Brisbane, Queensland, our little boy (20-month-old Seamus), mum and dad. We’re […]

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December 3, 2007 by | 1 Comment

When Heartbreak Turns to Never Never Again

Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series of articles about Darwin, Alice Springs, and the quirkiness that is the Northern Territory of Australia by Jack Brown. You can read Jack’s previous post here, to catch up on where the road’s taken him. HEARTBREAK HOTEL, NT, AUSTRALIA: When heartbreak strikes — could it be […]

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December 1, 2007 by | 1 Comment

East Coast Australia with Kid, Parts 3 & 4

Editor’s Note: These are the 3rd & 4th posts in a series from John “traveler, father & wit” Ryan. Somehow we forgot to publish John’s post from Bellingen, so we’re making up for lost time with today’s double-post. Have kid, will travel is John’s motto. Read his first post here. East Coast Australia Part 4: […]

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November 27, 2007 by | 2 Comments

Across Australia by Train

The Trans-Siberian, the Orient Express, the Royal Scotsman – just some of the world’s great train journeys. Even the names conjure expansive landscapes, crossed by shimmering steel horizons dividing the vast open spaces. Australia has several of its own romantic, adventurous rail adventures. And being some 4000kms across and 3000kms from top to bottom, rail […]

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November 17, 2007 by | 3 Comments

Where the Bloody Hell is Tasmania?

Has Tasmania gone missing?? Imagine my shock when, arriving back at my New York hotel recently after purchasing a new pair of Merrell World Passport slip-ons, with the patented world map on the sole, I discovered that Tasmania, the place of my birth, does not exist in the Merrell world! Good gracious! I had been […]

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November 15, 2007 by | 2 Comments

East Coast Australia with Kid: Part 2

Editor’s Note: This is the 2nd in a series from John “traveler, father & wit” Ryan. He’s taking the family from Melbourne up along Australia’s eastern coast. Have kid, will travel is John’s motto. Read his first post here. Archibald Fountain in Sydney’s Hyde Park With an afternoon and night in Sydney under our belt, […]

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November 14, 2007 by | 0 Comments

Bondi Beach: A Look Under the Surface

For the five or six months I spend each year in Sydney, I’m happily lodged in a small but unbelievably well located flat (Americans would say apartment) right across the road from Bondi Beach, Australia’s most famous strip of sand. Bondi is only a kilometer or so long, but it’s a magnet that attracts both […]

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November 12, 2007 by | 6 Comments

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