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Art That’s On The Edge

Published on December 9th, 2014 | by Ann Rickard

I f we hadn’t heard the colourful reports about Hobart’s MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), we would have been as challenged as the thousands who had visited before us. MONA, the controversial gallery/museum, has... Read More

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Tropics a Treat to Remember

Published on November 5th, 2014 | by Ann Rickard

A long weekend in Port Douglas and the Daintree will feel like an annual holiday if you plan ahead. An hour’s drive north from Cairns along a picturesque coastal road with forest on one side and the... Read More


Sail Into Stunning World Wonder

Published on November 4th, 2014 | by Ann Rickard

You never forget your first time. Even though it was decades ago, I remember mine as though it was yesterday. I put my face down into the warm water and saw paradise in the form of... Read More


Melbourne – Cuisine’s So Classy

Published on October 21st, 2014 | by Ann Rickard

Visiting a city you grew up in, long after you have left it, is exhilarating. Melbourne’s museums, theatres, restaurants and bars did not receive my patronage during the three decades I lived there. Immigrants in the... Read More


Daydream Nightmare

Published on April 22nd, 2014 | by Ann Rickard

Of all the unfortunate days to travel to a tranquil Queensland tropical island there could be none less propitious than September 11, 2001. As I drove to the Brisbane airport early on a sunny spring morning... Read More


Peppers Lodge Tasmania

Published on March 7th, 2014 | by Ann Rickard

Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge is the only Australian property to make the Lonely Planet Top 10 Extraordinary Places to Stay List. More than 80,000 author reviewed hotels created the inaugural list which saw the lodge, at... Read More

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