Australia

Tips and Articles in Australia

Having a local show you the sights is always a good idea. So it makes sense that a sea turtle's Great Barrier Reef tour is quite possibly the best underwater experience you can see. Dr. Ian Bell of the QLD Department of Environment & Heritage Prot...
Tomorrow marks 40 years since the world first witnessed the blood-curdling opening scene of Spielberg’s 1975 blockbuster thriller, Jaws—a clip made even more terrifying by the now-iconic, John Williams–composed theme song. Film, shark, ocean, and ...
Tomorrow marks 40 years since the world first witnessed the blood-curdling opening scene of Spielberg’s 1975 blockbuster thriller, Jaws—a clip made even more terrifying by the now-iconic, John Williams–composed theme song. Film, shark, ocean, and ...
June 1st marked a very important day for shark aficionados around the world: the 40th anniversary of the shark attack blockbuster, JAWS. The moviemakers may have celebrated by re-releasing the movie in theaters around the nation, but true shark fi...
Johnny Depp may face up to 10 years in jail or maximum fines of around $262K for illegally bringing his dogs, Pistol and Boo, with him to Australia to film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Depp landed in the country via private je...
In 2009, some venerable producers got together and formed an association called Australia’s First Families of Wine. It includes some of the country’s oldest and best wineries. This month they are on a North American tour, spreading the gospel of g...
The land down under is on nearly every traveler’s bucket list, and for good reason. It’s got dynamic cities, natural landscapes of mythical proportions, beaches, and a thriving arts scene. It’s also got koalas and kangaroos. Join us for this week’...
In the dim, industrial depths of Brisbane’s Powerhouse arts center, a crowd of bronzed socialites and well-heeled art fans shuffled around a cotton-candy-pink neon electric chair, part of a collaborative design-art show. “It’s called BarbieQue,” s...
Saturday’s season premiere of travel/cooking show Avec Eric promises, above all else, further proof of the boons gleaned from adventure. The Season 3 teaser is a delightful whiplash, wherein kangaroos, cephalopod tentacles, and long, open roads bl...
For Radmila Karlić, a day’s work means leading her dogs into the dense Motovun forest of Istria, Croatia, to hunt for truffles. She carries a small shovel, ready to dig up the edible treasures the dogs sniff at the roots of the towering oak trees....
Editor’s Pick: The Visionary Jochen Zeitz, Founder of Segera Retreat, Laikipia, Kenya Former Puma CEO and chairman Jochen Zeitz is on a multiple-front crusade for ethical commerce across the globe. Tasked with overseeing the sustainable-developm...
For most of us, running out of toothpaste is easily remedied by a quick trip to the local drugstore. For Kirsten and Carl Dixon, owners of the Winterlake Lodge on mile 198 along the Iditarod Trail in South Central Alaska, it involves calling an ai...
I drove my first half-hour on Kangaroo Island without seeing another car. I was on one of the main thoroughfares connecting the airport and Stokes Bay: a rutted dirt road that hugs the northern coast. When I passed a maintenance truck idling in th...
Unique even in a country that idealizes the "back of beyond," Australia’s Kakadu National Park, in the Northern Territory, may be one of the last landscapes on earth to remain untouched since Creation—at least, Creation as understood by the aborig...
Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor, Dania Beach, FL: Alongside an endless array of vintage kitsch (turn-of-the-20th-century license plates; displays of retro candy) are 45-plus flavors of south Florida’s favorite ice cream, handmade daily for 58 years. 128...