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Following Flatbacks

Windswept, deserted and just far enough from Darwin to be considered remote, Bare Sand Island is an idyllic sweep of reef and sand on the edge of the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf. The Kenbi clan who won native title four years ago after the longest running Aboriginal land claim in..... . .

Homeschooling

How to be a homeschooler

How to be a homeschooler My daughter Maya has never been to school. Seven years after our learning adventure first began, here’s why I never send her there.  One of the more positive things to come out of Covid this year is that homeschooling has finally stepped out of the..... . .

Digital Nomad: How to work from anywhere

If Covid-19 has taught us anything, it’s how easily we have adapted to working from home.  Being a digital nomad used to be for bloggers and freelancers, but no more. Now, all kinds of workers are taking their laptops and going AWOL, and here’s how you can make it happen..... . .

Cassowary’s Last Stand

Who’s Saving the Cassowary?  Meet the conservationists hell-bent on stopping Australia’s next extinction. They are far north Queensland’s most incongruous neighbours. Tourists, sea changers and land developers – all chasing a slice of tropical paradise – and the..... . .

100 Things to See in Tropical North Queensland

This is the book I needed 20 years ago when Dave Bristow and I – fresh off the plane from Ko Pha-Ngan – threw our backpacks into the boot of our tiny Charade hatchback and fled north to the Daintree. Deep in the rainforest, we rockhopped up silvery creeks in search of..... . .

Baked Coral Trout

Beach-baked Coral Trout

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Rhinos on the Rise: How to track Nepal’s new ‘King of the Jungle’

Trumping Tigers in Chitwan National Park, One-horned Rhinos are Nepal’s new ‘Kings of the Jungle’ Deep in the tangled subtropical jungle that fringes southern Nepal, we bounce through Chitwan National Park on the back of a jeep, peering into the elephant grass where wild..... . .

Adventurer looks out on our clean green world

How to travel plastic-free: 8 earth-friendly ways to pack & explore

Plastic: every single piece of it on the planet today will never, ever go away - no matter how much it breaks down or how often we recycle it. Single-use coffee cups, food packaging, wet wipes, plastic bags, straws, and hotel toiletry bottles - these are things offered to us..... . .

Maya Bristow Youngest Australian to trek to Everest Base Camp

Youngest Australian reaches Everest Base Camp, aged 6

Meet our gusty six-year-old daughter Maya Bristow who in May 2018, walked herself into the record books as the youngest Australian to trek independently to Nepal’s Everest Base Camp. Our pint-sized adventurer from Cairns, Australia, reached the foot of the world’s highest peak..... . .

Off the beaten path in Bangkok: 7 Top Things that locals love 

Bangkok’s Best Green Space Bangkok might be hellishly hectic but the city boasts a surprising number of green zones where you can reenergise, exercise and chill out. Covering more ground than you could explore in a day is Chatuchak Discovery Garden – a whopping 112..... . .