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Australia’s Northern Rivers: Where nature is in charge

Australia’s Northern Rivers: Where nature is in charge

David Whitley August 17, 2015 Comments Off on Australia’s Northern Rivers: Where nature is in charge

The Northern Rivers region of New South Wales is all about cliffs, forests and a light human touch, as David Whitley discovers. It’s not so much this leap, but the ones to come. Standing

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Cheap Avios flights mixing business and economy class

Cheap Avios flights mixing business and economy class

David Whitley August 3, 2015 Comments Off on Cheap Avios flights mixing business and economy class

How a loophole in the British Airways Avios system allows you to combine classes on flights for a bargain rate.   The mixed class Avios loophole It seems that the British Airways Avios system

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Canberra, Australia | Free city guide   

Canberra, Australia | Free city guide  

David Whitley July 22, 2015 Comments Off on Canberra, Australia | Free city guide  

Why Canberra? An ultra-planned capital city of endless roundabouts and spacious suburbia, unfairly-maligned Canberra is generally seen as a handy way of keeping the politicians away from the rest of the Australian populace. But

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Four great driving holiday routes

Four great driving holiday routes

David Whitley July 9, 2015 Comments Off on Four great driving holiday routes

Whether it’s the California coast or the Australian Outback, there’s nothing like the freedom of being behind the wheel.   The Drive: The Pacific Coast Highway The Route: Los Angeles to San Francisco –

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Free city guide: The Gold Coast, Australia

Free city guide: The Gold Coast, Australia

David Whitley July 1, 2015 Comments Off on Free city guide: The Gold Coast, Australia

Australia’s high rise holiday strip isn’t all brashness and beaches. OK, it mainly is. But there’s other stuff too. Honest.   Why the Gold Coast? If Australia has an equivalent of Florida, then the

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The world’s greatest commutes

The world’s greatest commutes

David Whitley June 28, 2015 Comments Off on The world’s greatest commutes

For most of us, the commute into work involves a miserable crush in a crowded train carriage, face into an obese man’s armpit, knees thwacking into umbrellas and eyebrows dicing with paper cuts from

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10 great cities for outdoorsy people

10 great cities for outdoorsy people

David Whitley May 28, 2015 Comments Off on 10 great cities for outdoorsy people

For many, exploring a big city is all about the culture and food scene – after all, why go to a city if you’re wanting rural pursuits? But there are some cities that offer

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Perth, Australia | Free city guide   

Perth, Australia | Free city guide  

David Whitley May 22, 2015 Comments Off on Perth, Australia | Free city guide  

Why Perth? Of Australia’s major cities, Perth feels the youngest and arguably the most American in outlook. Closer to Singapore than Sydney, it has grown up in relative isolation and has forged its own

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Ten museums for people who hate museums

Ten museums for people who hate museums

David Whitley April 28, 2015 Comments Off on Ten museums for people who hate museums

Museums can be incredibly boring. Especially if you’re not very interested in old ceramic pots or trudging through room after room of religious art. But not all museums are full of dusty coins in

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Working holidays: Why do them, and how to go about it?

Working holidays: Why do them, and how to go about it?

David Whitley April 9, 2015 Comments Off on Working holidays: Why do them, and how to go about it?

Every year, tens of thousands of young Brits go on working holidays abroad. But what are the benefits? Observing an Australian hostel in the morning is a curious window into a different world. A

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