In the Outback; Telegraph Stations and Wallabies

Before setting out on a guided highlights tour of the Larapinta Trail our group had the added bonus of visiting the Telegraph Station. Located near Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia, this is the site of the original European settlement. Established in 1872, it is apparently the best preserved of the 12 Overland Telegraph Line relay stations which …

Postcard from South Australia; Favourite Destinations Photo Series

Browsing images of kangaroos and wallabies looking for a suitable image to represent South Australia I realised that a marsupial picture was too simplistic. A cute koala may have been more difficult to reject but as there hadn’t been an opportunity to get an image this was irrelevant. Finding a more abstract image to represent this favourite destination seemed more …

Aboriginal Tourism; The Art of Indigenous Culture

It’s unlikely I’ll ever be accused of being a culture vulture but indigenous culture and aboriginal arts has always been fascinating to me. The term aboriginal tourism has become one of the buzz phrases of the modern travel era. “How many countries a person visits is of little interest but the number of cultures experienced is” Along with responsible tourism …

Flying Emirates to Adelaide; Pioneers in Luxury

The opportunities to genuinely be a pioneer in the modern era of travel and exploration are rapidly diminishing. There are occasional reports of especially intrepid adventurers discovering a new cave system in Venezuela or a previously undiscovered tribe found in Papua New Guinea but as the unmapped world dwindles these are becoming increasingly rare. So when the opportunity to join …

Adelaide; Bouncing around Kangaroo Market

Markets are usually a great place to spend a few hours and the bustling Central Market in Adelaide, South Australia is no exception. It has the usual appeal of other markets, fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, bread, cakes and sweet treats; baked or covered in chocolate. There is plenty of vibrant colour, ripe exotic fruits and vegetables or the rich, dark …

Adelaide, Australia Itinerary – Emirates Inaugural Flight

I am very excited to be travelling to Adelaide and South Australia, 1 – 4 November 2012. The trip is organised by the South Australian Tourism Commission. South Australia is a brilliant blend of the best of life, combining a relaxed lifestyle and great food and wine with incredible nature experiences. While restaurants throughout South Australia’s regions combine the freshest …