The magic of Stanley

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If Stanley didn’t exist then you would have to invent it.

This quirky town (population 428) sits on the North West Coast of Tasmania. It derives its name from former British Prime Minister Lord Stanley and was originally claimed by the Van Diemen’s Land Company and settled in 1826.

Situated in Circular Head, Stanley has a thriving scallop industry…

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Safely cycle like a pro with Sue’s top ten tips

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Cycling is one of life’s great joys.

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Plants, birds, rocks and Jamie Oliver: Shipping out to a desert vision fast

A Vision Fast is a rite of passage.

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Who’d be a time traveller in Elizabethan England?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFNCFMT6Tas

The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England is a fascinating BBC TV series (on YouTube).

Its premise is that if you were to visit this era, you’d need a visitor’s handbook because the 16th century is no place for 21st century softies like us.

Presenter Ian Mortimer spends much of his life shuffling through musty manuscripts,…

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I was a World War 1 wire cutter: What do you think you were?

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I admit that cutting wire on the Western Front is not exciting.

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Youth hostels for midlife travellers

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I never did lose the habit of staying in backpacking hostels.

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Budapest: City of secrets

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I wondered leading up to my departure if I wanted to go.

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The art of earthing

I’ve just arrived in Darwin, Australia’s tropical northern capital.

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