Japanese Earthquake: Emergency Contact Information

____ JAPANESE EARTHQUAKE NEWS: An 8.9 magnitude earthquake today struck north-east Japan and there is a tsunami warning in place across the Pacific. The Japan earthquake struck at 14:46 (05:46: GMT) 250 miles from Tokyo on 11 March and there is a continued risk...

The Great Barrier Reef…on a Budget

Ben Southall had the best job in the world. After a global search in 2009, he was selected from more than 34,000 people as Tourism Queensland’s ‘Island Caretaker’. The job saw Ben move into a three-bedroom beach home overlooking tropical...

New Zealand in Four Weeks (Part 1)

When most people look at the map, they realise how big Australia is, but seem to think New Zealand is pretty tiny. A week should do it, right? I’ve lived in New Zealand for about 23 of my 28 years...

How to Eat Kangaroo

While most of us will be tucking into a big fat turkey this Christmas – don’t forget the cranberry sauce guys – some of us will be slapping a couple of prime cuts on to the barbie. But I bet you didn’t...

The Ashes: Melbourne City Guide

Mauled. Crushed. Outclassed. Vanquished. Overthrown. Defeated. Just plain beat. That’s just a small sample of words used to describe Australia’s current position in the Ashes test series. Sorry to all your Aussies out there, but the facts speak for themselves…and England is...

The Ashes: Perth City Guide

As the halfway mark looms ever closer, the ongoing battle between England and Australia is rapidly approaching boiling point. Pub battle grounds have been drawn. Steaks have been eaten. Tears have been cried. And beers (oh, so many beers!) have...

The Ashes 2010: Adelaide City Guide

One down. Four to go. It’s the biggest challenge since vegemite versus marmite, Pimms versus Tooheys and Cheryl versus Dannii… The SECOND ASHES TEST SERIES are set to get underway! All the action starts on 3 December, so...