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5 Movies You Must See Before Going to Australia

Off Track Planet | Posted 05.09.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Can koalas be kept as pets? Films poke fun at these false stereotypes of Australian living, and they also paint more realistic pictures of life on the world's largest island. We chewed through the best Australian flicks and picked five to watch before you hop down to the Sunburnt Country.

Boston and Melbourne: Separated at Birth?

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.20.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Sydney, Australia, and New York are superman destinations, wrestling for attention and flying onto the world's front page. Boston and Melbourne? They're more like spectacled Clark Kents. And each is secretly glad.

Brisbane Brings it On: How to do Adventure in Queensland's Capital City

Megan Snedden | Posted 08.27.2013 | Travel
Megan Snedden

Where Brisbane truly lets its hair down is off the eastern coast at Stradbroke Island, or Straddie as locals call it. Australians affectionately refer to many things by their diminutive form. Sunglasses: sunnies. Board shorts: boardies. Barbeque: Barbie. An island should be no exception.

Living Life Upside Down in Australia

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.03.2013 | Travel
Maria Rodale

From the States, Australia doesn't just seem very far away, but, as my oldest daughter kept reminding me, it's also upside down. Thanks to doing yog...

Australia: First Impressions

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.18.2013 | Travel
Maria Rodale

Australia is so big and diverse that a first impression from landing in Brisbane is like a first impression of America from landing in Atlanta. But f...

How to Plan an Adventure in 10 Easy Steps

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.13.2013 | Travel
Maria Rodale

I am an adventurous sort. Not the kind who likes doing crazy stunts, high places, or physical challenges, but the kind who likes to go new places, se...

Why Australia?

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.11.2013 | Travel
Maria Rodale

It all started in 1979 with a movie. My dad was not a father who was generous with compliments, advice, or even gifts. So when he did say something, ...

PHOTOS: Australia's Alternative Icons

Black Tomato | Posted 05.04.2012 | Travel
Black Tomato

We all think we know Australia pretty well: The familiar faces are Uluru, The Sydney Opera House and The Great Barrier Reef.

Men At Work Can't Prove They Didn't Steal From A Children's Campfire Song

www.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 12.07.2011 | Home

SYDNEY — Australian rockers Men at Work on Friday lost their final court bid to prove they did not steal the distinctive flute riff of their 1980s h...

Astoria Characters: The Pilates Performer

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Emma Bryant is an actress. She's not waiting on tables. She's not waiting for the big break. So far, what Emma has made happen are a theater production company and an in-home Pilates studio.