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Australia's Northern Territory: The Adventurer's Dream

Black Tomato | Posted 01.15.2015 | Travel
Black Tomato

Everything you'll ever need for an intrepid adventure lies within the realms of Australia's Northern Territory. Key elements that we all seek when we strive to challenge ourselves, strive to embark on a trip that has the power to change us, the Northern Territory has in abundance.

The Art of Not Doing: The Red Centre, Northern Territory, Australia

Richard Bangs | Posted 01.15.2015 | Travel
Richard Bangs

In the eager pool of morning light there rises The Rock. It is perhaps the most iconic symbol of the implacable indifferences of inhospitable landscapes, its dimensions timeless, unsummarized. And I want to climb it.

An Aussie Out of Water: 3 Nights in the Outback

Dominique Kane | Posted 02.07.2015 | Travel
Dominique Kane

It was a blistering 35 degrees Celsius, but I was so preoccupied by my new surroundings that I barely noticed the heat. As I started the ignition of my rental car, my nerves tingled. I'm alone, in the desert. I'm going to be driving around in the desert, alone.

1,000 Ways to Die in Australia: Travels in the Aussie Outback

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 01.07.2015 | Travel
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Kakadu National Park is a place of awe, majesty, and wonder. Beautiful and incredible, it has few parallels on earth. But it also seems to have so many ways to kill you what it would truly humble that new comedy about the American West.

How to Navigate Your Glamping Choices in Australia

Sherry Ott | Posted 11.09.2014 | Travel
Sherry Ott

The word glamorous can mean different thing to different people. Being someone who believes glamour is simply wearing makeup, I'm guessing that my definition of glamorous is pretty different than say Kim Kardashian.

Diary of a None Too Happy Camper: Camping Down Under on The Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 05.04.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

I'm not a fan of organized tours or camping. But when you're in hyper-expensive Australia, unwilling to waste zillions on a 4X4, a camping tour of The Kimberley, one of Western Australia's premier sights, may be your best bet.

From Tasmanian Devils to Komodo Dragons: 6 Toothy Customers -- Beware of Jaws on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

OK, this is not the great white shark of movie fame, just a random, by no means exhaustive, look at some of the many other toothy customers out there ...

Ten Things to Do at Ayers Rock

Kalpana Sunder | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Kalpana Sunder

Ayer's Roc, also called Uluru, is the spiritual and geographical center of the Australian continent. The best times to see the rock is at sunset and sunrise, when the light seems to change the colors of the rocks from a burnished orange to a deep mauve.

In Darwin: Beer Can Boats Race Through Croc-Infested Waters

Megan Snedden | Posted 09.16.2013 | Travel
Megan Snedden

The Lions Club Beer Can Regatta is an annual boat race organized by a local division of Australian community service organization the Lions Club to raise funds for local aid ventures SIDS for Kids, Life Education, and Victims of Crime.

Even in Death, Scientists Make New Discoveries

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 09.16.2013 | Science
Dr. Chris Martine

Science is a cumulative endeavor. Everything we do is built upon and inspired by the men and women who came before us. Sometimes they leave threads of things we can only hope to sew into something more whole. Today I am doing some sewing.

Best Places to Glamp

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Are you fond of the great outdoors ... minus the mosquitoes, the dirt and the whole sleeping bag situation? If so, you might be more of a "glamper" than a camper. Leave your sleeping bag and your tent at home, and get ready not to rough it in the great outdoors.

Crocodile Snatches 9-year-old Boy In Australia

AP | Posted 12.02.2012 | Crime

SYDNEY -- Police are searching for a 9-year-old boy who was snatched by a crocodile as he was swimming in the mouth of a river in northern Australia. ...

Oldest Rock Art In Australia Found

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 08.18.2012 | Arts

CANBERRA, Australia — An archaeologist says he found the oldest piece of rock art in Australia and one of the oldest in the world: an Aboriginal...

WATCH: Elusive Possum Caught On Camera For First Time In A Decade

Posted 12.09.2011 | Green

While some animals may be quite photogenic, others are a rare treat to see. The brushtail possum, which is native to Australia, was recently spotte...

Awed By Uluru (PHOTOS)

Paul Steele | Posted 10.19.2011 | Travel
Paul Steele

Rising over a thousand feet up from the flat red desert of central Australia stands Uluru, a sandstone megalith that embodies the history, mystery and culture of the Outback.

CCTV Video Of Woman Throwing Baby To Ground (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CCTV footage of a mother apparently throwing her baby onto a concrete floor has been released to media by an Australian judge. The unnamed 21-year-ol...

US Marine Tells Australian Girls To Cover Up, Offends Nation

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A letter from a US Marine captain criticizing Australian women's clothing, or lack thereof, has prompted angry rebukes from Aussie men and women. The...