Kaiser Bill’s Batman’s Cufflinks
1 December 2011 | Living
◄ The other night I went to an opera first night in Melbourne with Maureen, I wore a dinner jacket and my Kaiser Bill cufflinks.
There’s a story behind those cufflinks with the German Imperial Eagle and a ruby in the centre and how I came to own them. My great gran...
14 November 2011 | Places
Maureen and I went to Jeju, the holiday island dangling off the southern end of the Korean Peninsula, for the World Trail Conference, a get together for walking trail organisers and administrators from around the world.
◄ with Suh Myung-sook
While we were in Jej...
19 August 2011 | Media
I’ve often said that some of the best travel books are about staying home. Check Lonely Planet’s A House Somewhere for proof of that view.
Bill Bryson’s latest book rambles around his old house in the English county of Norfolk. It’s an old church rectory, built in...
The Worst Pizza?
17 May 2010 | Living
Have I maligned poor Nimbin? It’s an Australian counter-cultural capital in the north of New South Wales and when I put together a ‘worst in travel’ list for Doug Lansky’s Titanic Awards I accused Nimbin of having turned out the worst pizza I’d ever tried (and failed)...