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Hello Queensland, I Really Must Be Going

Once you’ve stayed in to bat for while in the Northern Territories (NT), the score can become a little familiar. (Warning: skip this cricket metaphor if you’re not Australian — like even if it’s a long innings, you should have declared a while ago because the other team, in this case the Territory, is never […]

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January 11, 2008 by | 3 Comments

Happy New Year, from Australia with Love

Editor’s Note: Jack Brown has been pondering his New Year’s resolutions and revelations, and asked us to share his “Guide to Australian Cultural Iconography over the Holiday Period.” As always we’re happy to oblige Jack. Happy 2008 from the Viator team. Resolution: Go to the Beach Bells Beach, Great Ocean Road, Australia Most fellas (men) […]

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January 1, 2008 by | 0 Comments

Down Under Gifts for the Hard to Please Traveler

Editor’s note: Feeling stuck finding that special something for Christmas this year? First have a look at our Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers. If that doesn’t sort you out Jack Brown has a few suggestions, if you dare. We take no responsibility for Jack and his Down Under sensibility. Road-Kill Jerky, Camel Flavor This is […]

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December 22, 2007 by | 0 Comments

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

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