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Mate, Don’t Chuck a Spaz

It’s Friday, a day when we look to the Internet for gags, funny links, Paris Hilton updates and other mirthful frivolities. And today was better than your average Friday. I didn’t need to access the Internet’s tubes and levers for entertainment. Instead I checked my personal email account (yes, we all do it, admit it, […]

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November 9, 2007 by | 5 Comments

Tourist Confusing & Sunsets in Alice Springs

The full moon is bigger in the desert. At least that’s what the denizens of open spaces say, those lucky enough to be spared the daily fluctuations of coastal climes. In the desert the full moon is bigger. Chamber Pillars: Is this your first sunset? The moon in Alice Springs ascends from behind the MacDonnell […]

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November 8, 2007 by | 1 Comment

Australia’s East Coast with Kid, Part 1

East Coast Australia: Have Kid, Will Travel After a great time travelling from Australia to Italy and Spain with our little boy a while ago, we’ve decided to stay a bit closer to home this time around. My wife, 20-month-old son Seamus, and I are heading up the east coast of Australia, visiting some of […]

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November 5, 2007 by | 2 Comments

The Viator Blog Turns One (Happy Birthday)

We didn’t want the day to pass without wishing ‘Happy Birthday’ to the Viator Travel Blog, which went live exactly one year ago today. Here’s an excerpt from our very first post: It’s official — the Viator travel blog is up and running. Tell your friends, tell your coworkers, tell random people in the street. […]

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November 2, 2007 by | 2 Comments

Melbourne: Feed Your Inner Bohemian

The charms of Melbourne are subtle. It’s sophisticated, a little hidden and very different from sunny, brash Sydney. All those jokes about Melbourne having ‘four seasons in one day’ may be true, but the rainy weather lends itself to a stylish layered wardrobe. And the need to find diversions inside has created a rich cultural scene. And let’s not forget all those atmospheric cafes and bars. Here’s a short list of my favourites.

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October 26, 2007 by | 2 Comments

From Alice to Heartbreak

Editor’s note: This is the fifth 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 first, second, third and fourth posts to catch up on where the road’s taken Jack. An important consideration when travelling is always ‘how […]

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October 25, 2007 by | 2 Comments

Summer is coming to Sydney!

Seven Mile Beach Summer is well and truly on it’s way to Sydney with the temperatures rising and the bush fire season officially underway. The mood of the city has lifted with the departure of a particularly chilly winter and the return of warm rays of sunshine. Sydney Harbour sparkles in the sun, BBQ’s throughout […]

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October 18, 2007 by | 0 Comments

A Perfect Beach: No Sand, No Waves, No Seagulls

I am Australian. We pride ourselves on our beaches, about having perfected ‘chilling out by the sea.’ So here’s my evaluation of recent beaches I have known. This is a highly personal evaluation, but really, these are some very, very good beaches. St Ives, Cornwall, England Cornwall’s beach? 8 out of 10 Well, yes, England […]

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October 14, 2007 by | 1 Comment

Sydney Hometown Blues

I grew up in Sydney. It was a magical place. In the mid-1980s you could walk down Oxford St during Mardi Gras and simply step off the kerb to join one of the floats in the parade, and dance your way up to Taylor Square. My piano teacher lived in an amazing warehouse on the […]

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October 8, 2007 by | 1 Comment

Bathurst 1000: Supercheap, Supercool

Motorsport fans, it’s time again for the biggest race in Australia, the Bathurst 1000 (officially known as the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, which, let’s be honest, is a very cool name). This 1,000km touring car race is held annually at Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales. The Bathurst 1000, a.k.a. the Supercheap Auto […]

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October 3, 2007 by | 1 Comment

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