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Plonked right on the coastline of the Coral Sea in Far North Queensland, the town of Port Douglas is nestled between the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, creating a perfect spot for your tropical adventure. About an hour’s drive north of Cairns, Port Douglas offers a backyard for some of the world’s best-loved stretches of coastline and hinterland all in one. And though it might be an adventure packed playground… Read More

While many international travellers head to Australia for the dusty orange desert drives, or the frothy waves of its signature surf spots, it’s also a nation famous for taking its coffee very seriously. Everyone’s new favourite coffee, The Flat White, originated from Down Under, and you can be sure to find a hipster coffee connoisseur on many a street corner. The Secret Traveller at 1 Cover has hailed pretty much every Australian as… Read More

The golden hour When the tour guide assembled us all for our Hunter Valley Balloon Flight and said no chit-chat on board, for a moment my curiosity was sparked even more; would it be too loud, too shaky, too windy to hear? But half an hour aloft and riding effortlessly across the breeze I understood why; taken in by the expansive Hunter Valley skyline and gentleness of hot air ballooning, there is… Read More

“On some days the haze that settles low across the city, blurs even the outlines of Delhi’s iconic monuments. The familiar shape of India Gate with its etched sandstone bricks is hardly visible in the grey-brown smog. The Green Clean Delhi signs posted along main roads belie the incentive to breathe in clean fresh air every day. And yet, in the jumbled hub of central Old Delhi, is the newest addition to… Read More

Tall, lithe and toned, adorned in gold and glitter, parading like a Demi God in slow deliberate steps, he stretched his long limbs through the crowd. Expressionless and yet full of statement, everyone stopped and turned. There is little to say about this statuesque, impressive icon of Mardi Gras. I’m still a little lost for words, except to say that this man embodied sheer perfection in stardust. I’m sure people were praying…. Read More