Travel & holidays

Houseboats provide a welcome change of pace

The houseboat <em>Hakuna Matata</em> docked at Cooper

AS I leaned over the railings of our houseboat Hakuna Matata, I wanted to reach down and touch the glistening feathers of the ducks following us on the Mandurah canals. more »

Writer reflects on a lifetime of travel

Stephen Scourfield at the Antony Gormley Sculptures at Lake Ballard in the Kalgoorlie-Boulder region of WA.

WORLD travelled writer and photographer Stephen Scourfield must sometimes feel like the boy who won the golden ticket. more »

Relaxed pace suits Bali event

Journalist Martin Turner survived the run - and the traffic - in the Bali Beach Run on Kuta Beach.

I had the runs in Bali. Actually, that's a slight exaggeration; no Bali belly here. I had a run in Bali but it was no ordinary run – it was the inaugural AirAsia Indonesia Bali Beach Run on Kuta Beach, held on Sunday, November 24. more »

Utopia within easy reach


THE Shangri-La story began in 1971 with the group's first deluxe hotel in Singapore. more »

Chance to win dream holiday

City of Busselton Mayor, Ian Stubbs, helps the new visitors ‘recharge’ at the campaign launch in Busselton last night.

AUSPICIOUS people in full white body suits will be coming to a street near you to try and convince you to leave the daily grind and recharge in WA’s south west. more »

Finders keepers

Happy Foragers

TO borrow an old saying, look and you shall find. But dig a little deeper and that’s when the real magic happens. more »

Bringing relief to Kenya’s poor

Former teacher Mark O’Brien has found working as a volunteer in the slums of Kenya a rewarding experience.

GABRIEL Learning Centre operations manager Christopher heard that a toilet block being used by some of the school’s families was in need of repair, so he put a group of Perth volunteers to the task. more »

Trumpeting way for orphans

Baby elephant, rhino and giraffe are among a menagerie of wildlife orphans being cared for by Kenya animal groups.

THESE orphaned baby elephants share traits of any human baby: they want to drink milk, play and get dirty all day long. more »

Winter hinterland


THE chilly days and nights need not mean hibernating on the couch with a blanket – bravely step outside and explore the beauty of our great State in all its winter splendour. more »

Certain romance about ‘roughing it’

 Home Valley Station success stories: Cyril Yeeda and Jwayne Nocketta.

IF you are looking for an authentic and unforgettable Kimberley holiday, follow the Gibb River Road to Home Valley Station. more »

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