Sunday, October 26, 2014

Going for Golfing Gold in Queensland

Jon Underwood goes in search of great greens and top tees on Australia's Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, attracting millions of visitors every year. And it’s easy to see why, with 70 kilometres of sandy beaches, 100,000 hectares of World Heritage rainforest, theme parks, wineries, boutique shopping and health retreats.

With more than 40 championship standard courses, the Gold Coast could also be re-named the “Golf” Coast. Some of the world’s best course designers have left their mark on the region and the result is a great selection of courses for all standards.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tibet: Instant Karma

Mount Kailash Tibet (Kris Madden)

Mount Kailash is Tibet’s holiest mountain, revered throughout Asia by no less than five different religions. To many, it’s the centre of the universe - where heaven, earth and the underworld overlap. Every year, as they have done for thousands before, many make the pilgrimage to Kailash in an ancient ritual of devotion. Kris Madden joined them on a (literally) breath-taking journey. Just one circuit is said to cleanse the sins of a lifetime, while 108 (the sacred number) is said to guarantee instant enlightenment. The story also includes travelling to Lhasa from Beijing on the high altitude train.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Expedition cruise Christmas / NY trifecta

A summer of small ship luxury and discovery
National Geographic Orion
Beginning mid-November, expedition and small ship cruise specialist travel writer and photographer, Roderick Eime, will board National Geographic Orion for the first of three back-to-back expedition cruises when he sails for Tahiti from Fiji over three weeks.

True North and its onboard helicopter
Then it's a return to PNG aboard the much praised True North for a week on the Louisiade Archipelago Adventure.

Silversea' Silver Discoverer
Finally, in the New Year, it's a two week sub-Antarctic circuit of New Zealand including Macquarie Island and the seldom visited Antipodes and Bounty Islands to the west.

It will certainly be a busy summer and a wild mixture of windswept latitudes, tropical islands and colorful coral reefs.

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