Travel Editorial by Ewen Bell
Antarctica / The Penguin Passage / Australian Traveller
The journey south into the Australian Antarctic regions is not for the faint hearted. Dramatic ocean currents slam into an underwater ridge and toss our little ship in all directions. The rewards are magnificent, time on the beach with penguins. Royals, Kings and Adelies feature in this photo essay of life deep down below. Flipping fantastic.
France / Bikes in Bourgogne / Vacations & Travel
Anyone who lives in Burgundy know their grape-growing slopes in remarkable detail, and they credit the land with much of the character in the finished bottle of wine. The word they use is Terroir, which encapsulates the qualities of the soil, the impact of micro-climate on the terrain and the consistent character imparted to the wines over many decades. So important is Terroir to the wine connoisseurs of France that only a fraction of the "personality" attributed to a vintage is credited to other factors. The wine makers job is to simply let the Terroir speak.
Laos / Golden Mekong / Holidays for Couples
There is no place in Asia quite the same as Luang Prabang. Once the spiritual centre of the Lao people the town has retained its dedication to the monks and their traditions. As dusk approaches on the Mekong the smoke filled horizon causes the sun to turn orange, flooding the golden temples and their saffron robed residents awash with colour. This is my favourite place in Asia.
Central Victoria / Straight from the Ovens / Australian Traveller
Deep in the heart of Central Victoria the Ovens Valley is home to European traditions, fine cuisine and locally inspired produce that need not travel far to go from farmgate to dinner plate. I interviewed three of the best chefs the Ovens has to offer and met some of their home grown producers who keep the kitchen pantry fresh with flavour.
Kenya / Samburu Safari / Vacations & Travel
Africa is a special destination for any photographer, but some places stick in your memory better than others. Samburu is home to one of Africa's more modest game parks that has not the fame of the Serengeti, has not the drama of Victoria Falls or the romance of Okevango Delta. But it has some of the most beautifil species of Zebra, elegent antelopes and sweet little deer called dik diks. It's also named after the Samburu people who have a special connection withe land and its wildlife.
Australia / Wild Arnhem Land / Australian Traveller
Everybody raves about the wilderness of Kakadu but if go keep heading a little further off the map you find an even more precious place to travel. Arnhem Land hides some of the most remarkable rock art in the world, and has all the wild creatures you'll find in Kakadu and possibly a few more.
Australia / Echuca / Rex Inflight
In recent years I've been lucky enough to work with Tourism Victoria on a range of villages and destinations. One of my favourites has been Echuca and the lovely paddle steamers on the Murray River.
National and Syndicated
Links to the online versions of feature articles that have appeared in nationally across Australia with Fairfax and News Ltd travel sections...
Swimming with Minkes - Great Barrier Reef
Polar Bears on Wrangel Island - Russia
Kingdom in the sky - Bhutan
Cable from Luzern - Switzerland
The Great Barrier Reef - Australia
Billy Law Gourmet Tour - Malaysia
Rattling Red Train - Moscow
Sky High Cycling - Nepal
Diving out of Sight - Sulawesi
Jumbo Set in Laos - The Elephant Express
The Truth About Ducks and Geese
Mornington Cycle & Wine
A Baguette For My Basket
Pedalling in Provence
Trekking with the Llamas
Something Fishy in Bergen
Laneways of Melbourne
Reindeers are Racing
Summer Adventures in Lappland
Asia's Best Eats on the Street
Secrets of the Panda
Elephant in my Tuk Tuk
Tea Time in Hong Kong
More Zen for your Yen
Flowers of Hanoi
Cheetahs on the Run
Unique RT Trips
Kayaks on the Katherine
Wings of a butterfly in Vietnam
Penang's flavours of Asia
Seduced by Santorini
Sailing the Greek Islands
Blooming in Borneo
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