by Christina Sunario If you enjoy travel that encompasses nature, culture and history, you will love Kumano Kodo pilgrimage. One of the only two UNESCO protected heritage pilgrimage routes in the world (the other being the Santiago de Compostela in Spain), travelling the Kumano Kodo was an amazing experience for my husband and I, during a recent trip to Japan.
by Ruby Bisson Hikes Pigeon House Mountain, 2.5kms (from Sydney: 3 hours & 30 minutes) For an incredible 360 degree view of the Australian landscape and coastline, this is definitely a must. Pack a picnic and plenty of water; take the coastal route when driving and your day will be the perfect balance of beach and bush scenery. The entry into the forest is on a dirt road and this
by Kelsey Oke I am sitting at a table made of bamboo at a café on the beach. Looking straight ahead, the deep aqua blue of the ocean rolls on by with the warm, salty 30-degree wind. I could feel that ocean on my skin if I took 15 steps forward. For now it is golden sand between my toes, fresh mango juice on ice and the shade of a dozen palm trees overhead. Flowers of purple and red, yellow and white frame this lunchtime view, the island of Koh Phangan in the near distance.
by Lana Coletto Little ole Perth, all on our lonesome over here in the West. It’s okay, you can be honest— I am almost 98% sure that travelling across to Perth hasn’t even crossed your mind. It certainly isn’t known for its culture and coffee like Melbs or for the city slickness of Sydney. But as a former Eastern Stater I can honestly say that I love this city!
by Chalsie Mew If you live in Melbourne, it’s probably safe to say you rarely visit the Queen Victoria Market. You probably don’t even know about its history. Well, I certainly didn’t!
by Ruby Bisson Before I left Australia, I had an incredibly romanticised idea about travelling alone. I imagined strolling cobblestone streets, well dressed, hair neat, all while eating fresh bakery foods. I had pictured myself reading a good novel by the beach