Australia

By Everett Potter If location is everything in real estate, Saffire Freycinet won the grand prize. This intimate resort at the edge of Freycinet National Park overlooks Coles Bay and a jagged pink granite mountain range called The Hazards. It’s situated in eastern Tasmania, that wild Australian island with the same

By Everett Potter I’ve been fortunate to snorkel in the Red Sea, the Galapagos Islands, and various reefs in Hawaii and the Caribbean. None came remotely close to plunging into the South Pacific Ocean and snorkeling along the Great Barrier Reef. That first view of an underwater landscape of corals

By Larry Olmsted It’s a New Year, and the surging passion for travel that exploded after pandemic restrictions eased shows no sign of slowing. Travel seems to be on everyone’s minds and the question is not whether to take a trip, but rather where to go. Travel has always had

By Everett Potter Visitors to Sydney are suitably wowed when encountering the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge. Now they have a third structure to add to that shortlist of the city’s significant architectural achievements. The Sydney Modern Project at the Art Gallery of New South Wales is an

By Jules Older They’re hardly undiscovered, just undiscovered by us. On their beaches, you’ll find Kiwis and Aussies and a smattering of Brits, Germans and French. What you won’t find in these three South Pacific getaways are the folks next door. You’ll rarely hear an American accent. What you will

By Gary Walther Day 9: Tuesday, At Sea En Route to Komodo Island, Indonesia At half past noon the Europa 2 slides past Cape York, the northernmost point of the Australian mainland and swings to port to enter the Torres Strait, which separates Australia and New Guinea and is flecked

By Gary Walther Day 1: Monday, March 25, Sydney It’s been overcast and intermittently rainy, perfect weather for holing up on the Europa 2 and recovering from the very long flight: New York-Munich-Doha-Sydney. At one point I had to look at my watch to know what day it was. My