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End of a Road
11th March 12
You have traversed the burning deserts. The furthest reaches of Australia have opened at your approach and the wonders within have been revealed to you.
220km south of Derby, give the vehicle a break.
26th February 12
Now it’s time to get serious.
No more pussyfooting around with these casual weekend getaways and their fancy accoutrements. Pavement? Hrmph. Showers!? Sha-as if. Food?? Nope. No food.
The following is a brief layout of what it takes to get to the Mitchell Plateau in the remote northwest of the Kimberley, and why it is worth the effort and time it takes to get there.
Tunnel Creek National Park
12th February 12
Jules Verne Eat Your Heart Out.
It is a diminutive 90 hectares, but that is of little consequence; it boasts many other impressive statistics.
It is a super secret shortcut that leads under an entire mountain range, but somehow it does so in only 750 meters.
A Tale of Two Gorges?
29th January 12
Due to their proximity and similar landscapes, Geikie and Windjana Gorges will both be addressed here. Although they are certainly separately appreciable for their different qualities, it could get a bit long-winded prattling on about each one independently, so there.
Go West, Young (or Old)...
22nd January 12
Welcome to Western Australia. Have some awesome.
Bungle Bungle National Park, formerly known as Purnululu National Park, is a shiny pretty gem placed high on the mantle in Australia’s collection of ludicrous geological formations. And believe me, Australia is chock-full of them.
More Geology, Less People
15th January 12
One of the best sunrise hikes I have ever done was at Keep River National Park. After an exhausted midnight arrival of the type that warrants no tent stakes (who uses those anyways…), no fly and an open flap with your leg exposed to all manner of sting-savvy creature; I arose early (unstung hero) with the itch.
8th January 12
Gorgeous Gorge by Brian Churchman Nitmiluk means “place of the cicada dreaming”. Golly. As moved as I am by the gentle names placed softly on this area by the local Jawoyn people untold ages ago, when I think of cicadas, I don’t think...
Me Swim Pretty One Day
3rd January 12
Litchfield National Park is an amazing conglomeration of dazzling swimholes, shameless waterfalls just doing their thing all over cliffsides, monster freak bats and cities of stone hiding away their lovely ancient facades.
It's Not A Rooster Call, It's a Park
28th December 11
Let’s get it out of the way.
“Whoa! It was filmed here?!”
Yes. I’m not sure why that’s…
“The whole thing??!!”
Of course not. You think they built a plywood set of New York out here?
Drive Until Your Billy Boils
18th December 11
I can’t be sure about the rest of the world, but in America, Australia is a mystical word synonymous with surfing, sand and steak. One is supposed to imagine a superhuman race of hardy beer drinking ruffians living it up in a tropical paradise. OR we think of Crocodile Dundee.
Enjoying Local Roots On Route 66
4th December 11
If you’re traveling across the middle of North America, I truly recommend getting some great sips on Route 66. Located 1 mile west on this historic road in Stroud, Oklahoma with a rich history that that dates back to the land run days in the late nineteenth century, lays StableRidge Vineyards.
Sky's The Limit At Five Sixty Restaurant
27th November 11
560 feet above ground in the heart of downtown Dallas lays an out-of–this-world dining destination that my husband and I keep returning to. Located at the top of Reunion Tower, Wolfgang Puck’s crowned Five Sixty restaurant has everything that lives up to the master chef’s longstanding reputation of upscale dining establishments including Spago, Chinois and Cut.
The Place Where Great Food Is An Art
20th November 11
For restaurant goers seeking something different from soulless overpriced chain establishments, Picasso Café located in the heart of Oklahoma City’s historic Arts district provides a welcome flavor for local connoisseurs seeking premium American cuisine and wines and spirits, at extremely attractive pricing, in a contemporary yet artistically rich environment.
Beyond the glass at Darioush Vineyards
13th November 11
If you’re winding your way around Highway 29, I highly recommend stopping by a place unique to anything else in California’s wine country, Napa Valley. Darioush Vineyards encompasses ninety-five acres of unparalleled beauty paying homage to Persepolis and the ancient art of Persian wine making with a contemporary flair.
Always In Season At Roger’s Gardens
6th November 11
If you’re looking for a fun place to visit, get unique gifts and great garden ideas, Roger’s Gardens located in beautiful Newport Beach is the perfect place to be.