The Gold Coast: A Beach Retreat

The Gold Coast: A Beach Retreat

After Trevor and I spent some time exploring Tassie and Hellberra?.I mean Canberra, the concession was a weekend away for him, his wife, their son, and ? most importantly ? me. So, we did what many Sydneysiders do, we headed north to the Gold Coast. If the Hamptons,...
Canberra: The (Surprise) Capital

Canberra: The (Surprise) Capital

We arrived back in Sydney from Hobart with just enough time for a good night?s rest (thanks to the whisky) before hopping in a car to head to Canberra (pronounced Ca-buruh). Haven?t heard of it? That?s too bad. It?s the capital! That?s right, here you were wandering...
Australia: Take Three

Australia: Take Three

On the last night of my recent trip to Australia, I was in a French restaurant in Sydney, sipping Japanese whisky, and reading Robert Hughes? international best seller, The Fatal Shore. It?s about how the British settled Australia. When?I recognized the cosmopolitan...