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...
Transpacific Anticipation

Transpacific Anticipation

I’ve heard some travelers express sadness when they start a trip. Beginning a journey, they say, marks the end since the experience is already coming to a close. It’s a negative spin on the cliche? that, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with the...