10 Famous Art Heist Cities

    We love heist films. The Thomas Crown Affair (1999 version), The Killing, Inside Man and so on. Heists happen in real life too, however, and sometimes have actual Hollywood endings (depending on who you’re rooting for, of course) and more twists than an alpine pass. Here are ten cities whose museums have been the site […]

    A Look at Australia’s Chinatowns

    The Chinatowns of Australia’s cities go back well over a century and evince the very best of the country’s multicultural dynamism. Discover more as we go behind the scenes in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide.

    How to Avoid Traveller’s Stomach in Asia Pacific

    It’s not that we’re being disingenuous in the title of this post but “travellers’ stomach”, frankly, is a mild way of putting it. As anyone who has had the misfortune of catching a gastro while overseas will tell you, the real term for what we’re about to discuss is “travellers’ diarrhoea”. You know, good ol’ […]

    How to Choose the Perfect Travel Partner

    What’s the most important part of travelling? Picking the right destination? Nope. Having enough money to enjoy yourself? Nuh-huh. Taking enough clean underwear? Well, that’s close but no… The single most important part of any trip is making sure you have the right travel partner. Mark my words: getting it wrong can have catastrophic effects […]

    Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival 2012

    If you have any horse sense at all, get yourself to Melbourne before November 25 for the remainder of the Spring Racing Carnival. The annual thoroughbred extravaganza is a cornerstone event in global equestrian circles and attracts attention not just with race fans but with fashionistas and culture vultures. Indeed, Spring Carnival is one event […]

    Cool and Unusual Homes in Asia Pacific

    Asia Pacific has a multitude of brilliant skyscrapers, temples and monuments but what about private homes? We dug deep and hit on ten that evoke the kind of architectural sensibility that wins awards.

    Climb Mountains in Australia and New Zealand

    The Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb and SkyJump off Auckland’s Sky Tower are two of the most extraordinary pulse-quickening experiences for urban adrenaline fiends. But what if you want to climb something in Oceania not made of steel and concrete? No worries. Both Australia and New Zealand serve up a range (pun intended) of awesome climbing […]

    Jewellery and Precious Metals of Australia and New Zealand

    Now is a good time to be in the employ of the global minerals industry, especially in Western Australia. But, alas, if a degree in Exploration Geophysics from the Western Australian School of Mines in Perth is not in the cards, there are some steps you can take to get close to some of the […]