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Unlikely Neighbours: Sydney’s Kings Cross and Potts Point

The usual surfie suspects get on the Eastern Suburbs line from Sydney’s Circular Quay station: blonde dudes with orange, glowing skin, and a quiet, dreadlocked guy in the corner, steadying…

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Finding Happiness in Bhutan

As the sun begins to descend over Bhutan's Phobjikha Valley, the man from the Amankora Gangtey lodge bids me follow him down a track, through a potato shed, over a planted field and up a…

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Alastair Humphreys: Five Continents on a Push Bike

Destinations caught up with National Geographic Adventurer of the year, Alastair Humphreys to see what he was up to and talk adventures, big and small.

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Burning Man Festival

“I feel like I’m Han Solo, and you’re Chewie…and we’re in that f***ed-up bar.” The line, uttered by ‘Jay’ in the film Dogma, came to mind one night as I was — yet…

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The Legacy of Vesuvius: Pompeii, Bay Of Naples, and Amalfi Coast

Blazing fire, blistering heat, billowing smoke… No wonder the virtuoso pizzaioli have to be skilful and quick as they manipulate the pizzas in and out of the fierce ovens at Naples’…

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Living Afloat: Sausalito and San Francisco Bay

I have been repeatedly warned that as soon as I cross the bridge, it will be 20 degrees warmer. The incredibly helpful staff at the Four Seasons, while assisting me in planning my day trip…

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Ngā Tapuwae: First World War Trails, Belgium

“Shall I wear boots?” asks my boyfriend as we’re packing the car. “Definitely — it’ll be muddy,” I reply. We’re driving towards the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium. It marks the…

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Simon Beck and the Art of Snowcraft

Beck’s working relationship with snow began when he bought an apartment in Arc2000, a ski resort in France. He recalls that when the ski lifts closed “one fine day in December 2004,”…

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The Element of Surprise

It took me just two days to warm to Kyrgyzstan in winter. When I first arrived in Bishkek, it was grey and cold. Swerving across empty lanes, my taxi negotiated its way around potholes, and…

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Christmas in the Happiest Kingdom of Them All

In search of a simple, traditional Christmas, Michael Hooper crosses the planet to the 57th parallel, drawing uncomfortably close to the Arctic Circle, Santa Claus Village, frostbite and the…

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