Life Down Under: Australia’s Underground Town

coober pedy

By Daphne Auza When one first walks into the small Australian town of Coober Pedy, it does not look like a place that would be conducive to human life. The arid scenery resembles an otherworldly landscape, and due to the extreme temperatures, neither flora nor fauna flourish here. One has to look eight to 22 […]

Beside Australia’s Glowing Gem, a Rare Blend of Music and Culture Under the Stars

: Early evening as Ayer’s Rock begins its daily transformation of colors.

By Shawn Moksvold As an amber moon floats above the desert in Australia’s Red Centre, a humble man, away from his workshop, stands and bows to the clapping crowd. A luthier, repairing violins, cellos and violas, he’s had what must be one of the most unique assignments of his career. In the desert heat, the […]

Get Cultured: Melbourne – A Local Guide to the City’s Food, Arts and Culture


Simone Spilka, travel writer behind The Constant Wanderings, a website of stories inspired by strangers around the world, shares the secret gems of the Southern Hemisphere’s most cultured city: Melbourne. On your first day here, seeing this is a must: I recommend starting at the Queen Victoria Market, famous for its fresh produce and souvenir trinkets. On […]

6 Hotels that Guarantee a Stylish Stay During Melbourne Fashion Week


By Emma Gardiner As Australia’s fashion, culture and art capital, Melbourne holds one of the most innovative fashion weeks the world over. This year’s event runs from Aug 31 until September 8. So where to sleep when in town for a show? These hotels offer a chic stay with a dose of art, style and culture while catwalk […]

Sipping in Style: Australia’s Most Luxurious Wine Estates

Empire Retreat

By Kristen McKenzie Renowned for its rich and hearty reds ““ most specifically for its Shiraz varietals ““ Australia’s wine scene has become one of the country’s major attractions in recent years (although we hear that the Sydney Opera house still attracts a few visitors here and there). As a result of its rise to […]

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