Category: Destinations

The Gulflander crossing the Norman River

The train that gold built

The Gulflander once travelled between the goldfields and the port, but now it’s a carting tourists through Queensland’s Gulf Savannah.

Rusty Ford truck

The quirky town of Chillagoe

There is a charm to small outback towns like Chillagoe. Their very existence acknowledges a tumultuous history. To spend a day here is to take a step back in time, and also, underground.

View from Edinburgh Castle

On Missing Edinburgh

Edinburgh stole my heart years ago, so much so that’s now my favourite city in the world. There’s so much to love, and so much to miss, about this wonderful Scottish capital.

Small river at Mossman Gorge

A wet day in the rainforest

Visiting a place like Mossman Gorge is a fascinating look at what nature gets up to when we humans don’t interfere. Part of the Daintree National Park and Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, the rainforest is even more spectacular in the wet.