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20 hobby holidays: niche tourism experiences around the world

 

These days, no matter what your personal interest you can find a travel experience to suit. From reading Dostoevsky to seeing art, getting crafty and drinking scotch, here are 20 niche tourism experiences worth your time Continue reading “20 hobby holidays: niche tourism experiences around the world”

Naoshima and beyond: Japan’s incredibly cool art islands

If you could only visit one more overseas destination in your lifetime, where would it be? For me, it would be the Setouchi Islands in the Seto Inland Sea. There, three innovative contemporary art sites hide amid some of the prettiest scenery in Japan

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Japan: The best little 1950s diner outside the USA

Shioya Diner in Naoshima has retro decor and a menu packed with burgers, barbecue, chilli dogs, tacos and root beer (it also has the friendliest service you’ll encounter)

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Tasmania: Why Hobart could well be the coolest city in Australia

…and why Tassie tourism operators owe the Museum of Old and New Art a big thank you

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Cruise review: The Queen Mary 2 (Darwin to Fremantle via Bali)

To celebrate the Cunard Line’s 175th anniversary this year, I’m posting a story about my time on board the QM2

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Vietnam: Why I love Ho Chi Minh City

If you only experience one Vietnamese city on your travels, make sure it’s the place formerly known as Saigon. Here’s why…

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