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Rum and crocodiles: Jamaica beyond the beach

Rum and crocodiles: Jamaica beyond the beach

David Whitley July 16, 2014 Comments Off on Rum and crocodiles: Jamaica beyond the beach

David Whitley experiences an all-together wilder Jamaica on a day trip to the Appleton Estate and Black River. From the top of the tower at Appleton Estate, there’s an awful lot of green to

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Australia’s Top World War II sites

Australia’s Top World War II sites

David Whitley July 1, 2014 Comments Off on Australia’s Top World War II sites

The best places in the country for understanding Australia’s role in the Second World War. Darwin The Darwin Military Museum at East Point should be a mandatory first stop for anyone wanting to take

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Five great New Zealand day walks

Five great New Zealand day walks

David Whitley May 26, 2014 Comments Off on Five great New Zealand day walks

A couple of weeks ago, I suggested the Pouakai Crossing might be New Zealand’s best day walk. Well, here are some other contenders… The classic one Tongariro Alpine Crossing: Due to volcanic activity in

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New Zealand’s new best day walk? The Pouakai Crossing, Mt Taranaki

New Zealand’s new best day walk? The Pouakai Crossing, Mt Taranaki

David Whitley May 12, 2014 Comments Off on New Zealand’s new best day walk? The Pouakai Crossing, Mt Taranaki

Boy, it’s hard work – but the Pouakai Crossing across the face of Mt Taranaki in New Zealand is worth it. You’d be hard pushed to find a more beautiful car park than the

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Underrated Thailand: Phrae and Phayao

Underrated Thailand: Phrae and Phayao

David Whitley April 24, 2014 Comments Off on Underrated Thailand: Phrae and Phayao

David Whitley veers off Thailand’s tourist trail to find two unheralded cities with very different charms. It suddenly strikes me what the road is. It’s curiously elevated, unlike any other in Phrae. On one

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Heavenly hinterland: Australia’s Whitsunday Coast beyond the islands

Heavenly hinterland: Australia’s Whitsunday Coast beyond the islands

David Whitley April 14, 2014 Comments Off on Heavenly hinterland: Australia’s Whitsunday Coast beyond the islands

David Whitley steps off the yachts and away from the resort islands to find wildlife, rainforest and mountain views in a little-visited region of Queensland. There’s something foolishly liberating about plunging through a dense

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The battle against the blight: The plan to save Detroit

The battle against the blight: The plan to save Detroit

David Whitley April 3, 2014 Comments Off on The battle against the blight: The plan to save Detroit

In Detroit, the most beleaguered city in the US, David Whitley explores the extremes. The Abundant Faith Cathedral stands alone. It doesn’t look much like a cathedral – more an oversized garage. Its car

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Ibiza beyond the nightlife

Ibiza beyond the nightlife

David Whitley March 20, 2014 Comments Off on Ibiza beyond the nightlife

Ibiza is the party isle, right? Well, it seems there’s more to it than that… The giant rock, sticking out of the sea off Ibiza’s south-west coast, has a strange hypnotising power. I’m told

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Malta’s military attractions

Malta’s military attractions

David Whitley March 10, 2014 Comments Off on Malta’s military attractions

Malta is a country that is permanently geared for war. A Napoleonic one, or a crusade, admittedly, but there’s no better place to learn how to fire a cannon. David Whitley experiences life as

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The food of Chicago: Deep dish and dogs

The food of Chicago: Deep dish and dogs

David Whitley February 28, 2014 Comments Off on The food of Chicago: Deep dish and dogs

David Whitley heads out to confront his prejudices about Chicago’s two most notorious foodstuffs. It looks grungy as hell.  The walls of Gino’s East are covered in graffiti. But that, it seems, is encouraged.

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