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Flash Back: 1964
Israel planted a forest in 1964 in order to stop the encroachment of the Negev Desert. Today the forest is Israel’s largest planted forest and the initiative – established between the Judean Hills, the Negev and the Judean Desert – led to the revival
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Shifting Gears
Driving tentatively down an unsealed road towards our hotel, we wonder for a moment if we have the right property: we see little around us except for vines. We are in the Alentejo region of Portugal, which is as remote as you can get in a country rou
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Wildlife Warriors
As the natural balance of our world moves towards an unsettling precipice, we’re becoming more ecoenlightened travellers. We’re far less willing to accept a holiday that tramples delicate environments and threatens wildlife. Instead, we want our tour
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What To Do When It Rains In... OSLO
All the Viking ships on display at the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo were ocean-going vessels before they were lugged on land to be used in burial rituals for their wealthy owners. The prow of the Oseberg – pictured – aims to emulate a spirallin
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Sense Check
Six Senses Shaharut sits in the unblemished arid landscape of Shaharut in Israel’s Negev Desert. Apart from the glorious feeling of remove that its prized desert location offers, and Six Senses’ renowned eco initiatives, the resort is a study in how
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Farm And Fodder
Art and food aren’t always best-suited bedfellows. Throw a rural setting and reclaimed farmhouse into the mix and it would have been easy to spawn a threadless, cultural Frankenstein. However, the Roth Bar & Grill – one of a cluster of buildings in t
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Don’t Bust The Crust
Towering red rocks that balance impossibly upon the tip of another, snow-patched trails that lead to the famous 16-metre-high Delicate Arch, rock formations resembling three gossiping ladies and panoramic views of canyons carved by the relentless Col
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The Dish
LOS ANGELES Gucci’s Los Angeles store now features a stunning eatery to match any of creative director Alessandro Michele’s designs hanging on the racks downstairs. Helmed by three-Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura, the restaurant’s menu takes It
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Mile High City
With 300 days of sunshine each year, Denver provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy it. Head to 54thirty or The Woods for a rooftop cocktail, Linger Eatuary for alfresco small plates or chef-owned restaurants such as TAG and Rioja in historic Larim
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Piedmont Pleasures
Northwest Italy can be credited with espresso, vermouth, grissini and Arborio rice. The Piemontese also brought the Slow Food movement to the world, a grassroots organisation that values the good things in life such as a gelato post-passeggiata. Turn
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What’s On
THE CENTRE POMPIDOU WILL PAY TRIBUTE TO HENRI MATISSE IN AN EXHIBITION BRINGING TOGETHER SOME OF THE ARTIST’S BEST-KNOWN WORKS THAT INTERWEAVE ART AND WORDS. THE EXHIBITION WILL MARK THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF THE FRENCH ARTIST. CENTREPOMP
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Buzzworthy
Sixty-six-year-old Julia Common squats and pulls out a wooden frame smothered with hundreds of wriggling bees. It’s the closest I’ve ever been to a swarm and I instinctively step back. Puffing another dose of sage and lavender-scented smoke at the sq
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Grass Routes
You’ve been to Yendegaia?” Ricardo is looking at me and my friend and shaking his head in disbelief. Yes, he lives in southern Chile’s mind-bogglingly beautiful Aysén region – in a pristine valley where waterfalls stream into turquoise lagoons, with
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Not To Mention...
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A Traveller’s Checklist
Air Canada operates daily direct flights from major Australian cities to Vancouver. aircanada.com FAIRMONT WATERFRONT HOTEL is located on Vancouver’s buzzy waterfront, a short walk from the city’s oldest (and hippest) neighbourhood, Gastown. The 528-
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Natural Habitat
The Route of Parks of Patagonia protects and conserves the 46 species of marine and land mammals and more than 140 bird species that call it home, including: Also known as the South Andean deer, the highly endangered huemul features on Chile’s nation
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Natural Hy(dration)
Flying can be a real drain on your skin – literally. In order to keep a dewy complexion, the skin ideally needs between 40 and 70 per cent humidity; most aeroplane cabins have a moisture-sucking 20 per cent. Hence the reason your skin feels as dry as
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Home O F The Plains
An eye the size of a passionfruit, edged by thick, dark eyelashes and dry, parched skin, is staring directly at me. Our guide, Milton, has cut the engine on our open-sided 4WD and the only audible sound is a long drawn-out swish as elephant trunks sw
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A Traveller's Checklist
LATAM operates non-stop flights to Santiago from Sydney and Melbourne, with connecting flights to Patagonia. latam.com Tour operator Gran Patagonia is a specialist in the region. granpatagonia.com LODGE DESEADO on Tierra del Fuego offers architect-de
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Care Givers
BYRON BAY-BASED PAMPA IS THE PASSION PROJECT OF PARTNERS CARL WILSON AND VICTORIA AGUIRRE, WHO HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH ARTISANS IN ARGENTINA SINCE 2012 TO PRODUCE ETHICALLY PRODUCED RUGS, TEXTILES AND HOMEWARES. ITS TRACEABLE PRODUCTION PROCESS, ENVIR
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Conscious Traveller
Mara Ngenche Safari Camp comes under the umbrella of Atua Enkop Africa Luxury Camps, which has adopted several strategies to promote positive change through conservation and sustainable practices in Kenya. The camp’s long-term commitments include und
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PRIDE of PLACE
You won’t see any cleavage,” explains Chiara Dolza, quite matter-of-factly. “Well, you might see cleavage if someone has cleavage,” she corrects herself, “but it won’t be … extra.” To give her point clarity, Chiara offers the international sign for ‘
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Ship To Shore
Scandinavians have a reputation as being more liberal than most, but I never imagined I would be cycling past so many naked figures. Strange beings, too: a nude man lifting a nude woman over his shoulder while nearby another naked fellow wrestles a g
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A Traveller’s Checklist
South African Airways (SAA) has daily flights to Johannesburg from most Australian capital cities (with codeshare partner Virgin Australia) via Perth. SAA flies daily from Johannesburg to Nairobi, Kenya. flysaa.com Bench Africa has a range of Kenyan
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A Traveller’s Checklist
Turin, Piedmont’s capital, is a one-hour express train ride from Milan Central. Opened in 1925, the GRAND HOTEL SITEA is a refined option located in the heart of Turin. It is within walking distance from the city’s main attractions including Piazza S
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Editor’s Letter
With recent talk of the world reaching a point of no return in the fight against global warming, we here at Australian Traveller Media have reached our own tipping point. After the summer bushfires here in Australia and with talk of international cit
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Why You Should... offset Your Flights
In layman’s terms, the concept of carbon offsetting effectively means that you are paying a price to remove the emissions produced when you fly by investing in programs that have a positive effect on the Earth, thereby cancelling out or neutralising
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Into The Fold
There is not a breath of breeze in the makeshift stadium in front of the Suwa-Jinja shinto shrine in Nagasaki as a band of costumed dancers takes to the stage, prancing around and high-stepping like marionettes. A few high clouds scud through the sky
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Golden Age
A silent procession of orange-robed figures emerge from the morning mist that hangs over the tropical tree-lined pathway. With shaved heads bowed, they solemnly step into view through shafts of light. I rub my bleary eyes to check that I’m not imagin
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