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Found: A Hidden Tasmanian Shipwreck

Atlas Obscura | Posted 06.21.2016 | Travel
Atlas Obscura

by Sarah Laskow, originally posted on Atlas Obscura In Tasmania, where it's winter and storms have been flooding the north of the island, the severe ...

The World's Best (?) Beaches: Beach-Bumming on the Looney Front - Part 2

Mike Arkus | Posted 06.12.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Continuing the quixotic crusade against prioritising beaches as the world's best or most beautiful, on the Top Ten list, or Top 25, or Top 50, let's t...

Secret Tasmanian Devil Colony May Save Species From Extinction

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.26.2016 | Science

There's new hope for the Tasmanian devil, the endangered marsupial that's been decimated by a deadly disease. Scientists have found a hidden colony th...

The Best View in Australia

Katische Haberfield | Posted 05.19.2016 | Travel
Katische Haberfield

As a landscape and travel photographer, I've seen many spectacular views. Some of the most famous are captured at sunrise and sunset, when the colour palette of nature is at its best. Most tourists, however, are still in their bed, or dining at the buffet in their hotel.

Chief Wombat Cuddler Sounds Like The Sweetest Job In The World

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.04.2016 | Good News

This adorable baby wombat desperately needs a snuggle. Derek was orphaned in December after his mom was tragically hit and killed by a car. But now yo...

Tasmanian Tales

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 02.25.2016 | Travel
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

This Letter from Melbourne begins with a report on Tasmania (Tassie in Australianese). Hobart is the most charming southern town on the planet. I checked.

Jaws, Section III -- More Toothy Customers, From Lions to Tasmanian Devils: Animal Planet On the Looney Front, Part 12

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.22.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Laughing hyenas really do sound as if they're laughing, the sort of maniacal screeches you get at an executive meeting of your favorite company or organization.

Shark Kills Diver While Daughter Watches In Horror

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 07.25.2015 | Green

A large shark attacked and killed a man who was diving with his daughter off the coast of Maria Island in Tasmania, Australia. The man, who was in his...

Tasmanian Authors: The Real Gems of Australia

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 05.28.2016 | Books
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

Prior to departing on a trip home to Australia to visit family, I fell into the web (or should I say tapestry), of Indie author, Prue Batten. Prue resides on a farm in eastern Tasmania with her husband. She writes historical fiction and fantasy.

Cosy Country Getaways: Australia's 10 Best Hidden Gems | Posted 03.29.2015 | Travel

Australia is about so much more than its major city centers - from beaches to deserts, it lays claim to some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes on the planet.

The Bay Of Fires Will Take Your Breath Away

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 10.09.2014 | Travel

White sand, turquoise waters and Australian accents... what more could you ask for? Beautiful beaches are a dime a dozen, but the Bay of Fires is ...

This Is Why We Need To Go To Australia

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel

If you're headed to Tasmania, we suggest taking a hike. The best place start? A cliff-ridden coastline best known as Cape Raoul. Cape Raoul is par...

I Thought The World Would Stop Turning When I Left Home To Go Travel

Joanna Zelman | Posted 06.01.2014 | Travel
Joanna Zelman

It'd be swell if we could all have law degrees without studying and find love without awkward dates and pet kangaroos without biking down highways over glass shards. But achieving a goal requires choosing a path, which may mean you're (at least temporarily) turning your back on another.

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 ...

7 Top 'Art Wanks' at Tasmania's Newest Museum: 'Monanism' on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 03.17.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

It's a large box-type edifice built at a reported cost of more than $75 million into a sandstone cliff on a promontory a 30-minute ferry ride from Hobart, Tasmania's capital, on the north bank of the Derwent River.

Where to Go in December: 20 Places to Travel Now

Viator | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel

With the holiday season under way and Christmas and the New Year just around the corner, December is the perfect time to dust off your passport and celebrate in style.

These Rides Show It Truly Is The Journey Not The Destination

Posted 07.30.2014 | Travel

Surfers love telling tales about the best rides of their lives. Usually these stories have to do with their best wave rides, but sometimes it’s the ...

Ambien, People Who Say Stupid Things, and My New Travel Hero

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 08.19.2013 | Comedy
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

After placing my carry on bag in the overhead compartment I sank into the luxurious econ chair and clicked my seatbelt into place. My fellow traveler, Ambien, was jumping up and down in my purse beckoning me with promises of slumber and sweet dreams.

Time To Leaf Peep Again?

Posted 03.14.2013 | Travel

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, winter is on its way out. But, as we look forward to the spring flowers, bunnies, puppies and all that, ou...

Happy Australia Day (Eve)

Posted 01.25.2013 | Travel

Australia Day is a fun house mirror version of July 4. Instead of celebrating their independence from Britain, Aussies raise a pint to the arrival of ...

Professional Travelers Share Their 2013 Itineraries

Joy Pecknold | Posted 03.19.2013 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

So many places to see, so little time. To help make planning a great escape in the new year more breezy and less run-of-the-mill, a few travel bloggers and I chime in on the destinations that top our 2013 travel bucket lists.

Australian Wildfires Uncover Illegal Drug Lab

Reuters | James Grubel | Posted 03.15.2013 | World

CANBERRA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Raging wildfires destroyed at least another 28 homes and licked at Australia's leading optical space observatory on Mon...

Living in a Tree for a Year, This Is Miranda Gibson's Story

Andrew Dudley | Posted 02.10.2013 | Green
Andrew Dudley

A year ago this week 30 year old Miranda Gibson climbed a Eucalyptus tree in the Southern forests of Tasmania, South West Australia and hasn't touched the ground since.

Morgue As Hotel?

Posted 10.25.2012 | Travel

Haydn Pearce, a Tasmanian businessman, is hoping to turn the morgue of a 1950s psychiatric ward into a hotel near Hobart. The mental hospital has b...

WATCH: Hands-On Food In Tasmania

Peter Greenberg | Posted 12.19.2012 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

If oysters, wine and cheese sounds like the perfect meal to you, then the island-state of Tasmania has plenty to offer. From boutique farms to family vineyards, the island is covered with small-scale producers that bring a personal touch to the foods they create.