Sail the seven seas, over and over

Brian and Karin Trautman have been living on a sailboat for 10 years, and their boat is set up so they can be off the grid in remote places for months at a time with solar and wind power providing electricity, a water maker that turns salt water into fresh water, multiple freezers and loads of storage space for food,…

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A dear in the headlamps

Melbourne based outdoor company Knog seem to have a thing for launching new products through kickstarter campaigns. Their last few crowd-funded headlamps have been way over-subscribed and it appears their latest product – the 400 lumen Bilby – is no exception. Read more courtesy of wild.com.au.  

Darwin-win

The best way to see Australia’s hidden gems is by road. Cruising the sunburned country’s coastline should be on everyone’s bucket list and for good reason too. From hidden beaches to wildlife interactions, local eateries and much more, a road trip through Australia is a must. Read more courtesy of luxurylifestylemag.co.uk  

Hybrid-powered Roald Amundsen

In 2019, Hurtigruten added a brand new ship to its fleet: the MS Roald Amundsen. The state of the art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible. Named after the first man to cross Antarctica and reach the South Pole, MS Roald Amundsen leads…

Perth is worth it

It’s the only capital city in Australia where you can watch the sun set over the ocean, but that’s not the only reason Perth is now one of the coolest places to visit—check out the best things to do in Perth for a dose of awe-inspiring activities. Once solely known for its pristine beaches and perfect weather, Perth’s booming restaurant…

“Dear, ocean. I think about you all the time.”

The website Wavecation has existed in one form or another since the early 2000s. Originally a passion project of Matt Thomson, it long functioned as a lo-fi repository of beachfront rental properties near good surf breaks. In 2018, longtime users Juan Dulanto and Ren Fuller-Wasserman reached out to Thompson to inquire about his future plans for the site. With a…

This Shiraz is no mirage

The harvest was to begin in six weeks, and on this hot summer day in January, as I looked out from my terrace in Australia’s Barossa Valley, I thought of a wry conversation earlier that afternoon concerning an American television crew so in need of shots of the Napa Valley in summer that they had come to Australian wine country…

Seek sanctuary in Mauritia

Perched between white sandy beaches and the Le Morne mountain, Lux Le Morne in Mauritius is a pure tropical paradise, offering breathtaking views over the Indian Ocean and the hotel’s sun-dappled gardens. Each of the bedrooms comes with its own private dressing-room, and the queen-size beds are made with crisp cotton sheets and feather-light cushions. The spacious marble bathrooms, which…

Peanut butter trees

Bundaberg, on Australia’s Queensland coast, is perhaps best known for its eponymous rum distillery. But the city’s botanical gardens can help sate another part of the palate, with the fruits that grow there boasting an impressive and unusual range of flavors. Take a walk, get some fresh air, and pluck freely from the offerings all around. Nothing is off-limits. A…

Stop the reefer madness!

Have you ever seen the wonder of a healthy coral reef? If you’ve recently visited the ocean on holiday, you may well have been among the one million new scuba divers certified annually or the countless number of snorkellers visiting coral reefs around the world. Marine tourism is a thriving industry; which is why it’s so important to follow environmental…

Give us, this day, our fish ‘n chips

Should you feel a divine call, a baptismal awakening, while you bite into the crisp breading of a fried barramundi at Barnacle Bill, giving in to the pleasure of buttery, tender white flesh dipped in a zingy tartar sauce, don’t be alarmed. It could be that your Barnacle Bill “sea chest,” a box of fried seafood and french fries, is…

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