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JOHN ROZENTALS reflects on the legacy of Benjamin Boyd, one of the country’s most ambitious entrepreneurs.

I first came across the name of pioneering entrepreneur Ben Boyd (1801-51) many years ago when I lived briefly in the Sydney harbourside suburb of Neutral Bay. … Continue Reading

Digging the dirt on Mudgee / Unearthing Mudgee

Anything but a rural backwater, the agricultural region of Mudgee in NSW is coming alive through quality produce, gorgeous scenery, innovative tourism and some highly unusual characters.  As Roderick Eime discovers … Continue Reading

A Seven-Day Dream

Almost a decade ago, John Newton crossed the Southern Atlantic on SeaDream 1 from Tenerife in the Canary Islands to the Caribbean without seeing land – and not much else for that matter. … Continue Reading

THE travel destinations for 2018

World traveller Len Rutledge offer his predictions

The travel and tourism industry is booming as more and more people take advantage of low airfares and increased opportunities to see new places. While there has been some resistance to increased visitor numbers in some European destinations, much of the world is still welcoming visitors with open arms. … Continue Reading

Sustainable prawn fishery given the power to self manage waters

The South Australia prawn fishery, renowned for its sustainable practices, has been granted the authority to manage its own industry in what is believed to be an Australian first. … Continue Reading

Winnipeg might be cold in winter – But it has a warm heart all year round

It’s one of Canada’s coldest cities. Very cold – with winter temperatures plunging as low as -35C. … Continue Reading

JOHN ROZENTALS experience the Ipswich district in two very different, but equally delightful, ways.

“That’s it,” declares the Woman with Altitude, as Pterodactyl’s Captain Mike Jervis lands his chopper six inches or so off centre. “You’re down to three stars on Trip Advisor.” … Continue Reading

Kingdom of the Polar Bear

Adventure cruiser, Roderick Eime, heads north in search of the mighty polar bear and a lost story from Australian history. … Continue Reading

JOHN ROZENTALS devours the freshest oysters he’s ever been offered.

Fresh oysters have been part of the NSW South Coast’s food scene for thousands of years. You only have to take a quick boat trip up the Pambula River to see plenty of evidence for that. The extensive middens along the shore, started perhaps 10,000 years ago by local Aborigines, provide the proof. … Continue Reading

City and beach options in Thailand Well-travelled Len Rutledge reports

Walking the beach, visiting an island, shopping the markets and enjoying a massage are just a few of the attractions that will encourage 35 million people to visit Thailand this year … Continue Reading

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