Category: Australia

Recommended Australian Travel Destinations

Cuddling with Lucy at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Roll your eyes if you must, but I’ve always dreamed of holding a koala. Not sure why that has been so important to me … perhaps the stuff of childhood fantasy. But I got my wish in October 2013 during our stay in Brisbane, Australia. My wife and I had heard about Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (www.koala.net), located approximately 13 kilometers (8 miles) southwest of Brisbane City Center.

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Trekking Patagonia: Seeking adventures at the end of the earth

Trekking Patagonia. Whatever guidebook you read, this South American region most certainly is on the “to-do list” of any mountain or outdoor person. Arthur Kudelka, director of the service department for outdoor footwear brand LOWA, headed to Argentina in 2017 and shares his journal and amazing photos with us, and, as a result, you.

Visit Papua New Guinea: Tribal dances, Goroka Show, friendly people

There were a great many unknowns leading into our 14-day Papua New Guinea adventure with Journeys International. Safety in Port Moresby was a concern as was hygiene, malaria, the quality of food and drink, and transport reliability. Although there were a few minor glitches, everything went to plan and it was easy to enjoy the friendly people in Papua New Guinea, a seldom-visited part of the world.