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    What’s Happening on Australia Day 2014

    Your Australia Day Social Planner The Australia Day long weekend holds a special place in the hearts of Aussies – as well as helping us through the January back-to-work slump, it provides a good excuse to beat our chests about this great land of ours. From beer can throwing to rubber ducky races, there are […]

    Top 8 Hipster Hoods in the World

    Is the enigmatic subculture of hipsterdom past prime? A valid query, surely, when the likes of Forbes see fit to run manipulative, search-engine-happy, multi-page articles on the most hipster-dense places in America (hint: Portland and Austin made the cut). But such is the nature of a cross-cultural juggernaut (virus?) like hipsterism, which lives on with […]

    Where to Drink Beer in Australia

    Rum was once the tipple of choice in Australia (and, moreover, a form of currency) and wine is all the rage today. But beer, sweet beer, has a special place in Oz. Here’s a rundown of joints where atmosphere and taste collide.

    Best March Festivals Around the World

    Our contenders for top global festival month were, at one point in time and for a variety of reasons, July, December and February. But then, in conducting research for this post, we started to dig up some choice events in the month of March. Turns out the third month of the year is a pretty […]

    Most Romantic Restaurants in Asia Pacific

    Saint Valentine, or, as his mates called him, Valentinus, expired way back in the year 269 (ish) but we’re willing to bet he would’ve given these spectacularly romantic and splurge-worthy restaurants in Asia Pacific a hefty stamp of approval. Because word has it ol’ Val seldom saw a prix fixe menu he didn’t like. Now […]

    Epic Match Point for Novak Djokovic

    For the past three years one man has held sway over the courts of Melbourne Park. Lest we forget, however, brand new 2013 Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic, now a six-time Grand Slam winner, almost lost in the fourth round of the tournament to Stanislas Wawrinka. Match point of the five-set marathon was arguably the […]

    Where to Keep Cool in Australia This Summer

    With Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s feet constantly on the fire, it now seems the rest of Oz is under the spell. Wildfires rage. The meteorological heat index has new colours – ominous purple and vile violet. And ghastly as it is, temperatures of 54°C – or 129.2 degrees Fahrenheit – now enter the discussion with […]