The Drift

In Praise of Stopovers

Here’s a surprise – although Dubai is the world’s busiest international airport, with a fair number of Aussies passing through..

Print that ticket

  You might think a print-out of your airline ticket is a waste of paper but here’s a cautionary tale...

My First Video

  I’ve just made my first video, stitched together from footage shot during my trip to Venice with Liz last..

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Jemaa El Fnaa, Marrakech

Jemaa El Fnaa, Marrakech

A slightly weird night in Jemaa el-Fnaa, Marrakech. In fact between the snake charmers, Koran readers, acrobats, Berber musicians, fortune..

Morocco Bound

Just about to bolt out the door for Morocco, and it’s mostly holiday with just a side serve of work,..

Taj Mahal ,Sunrise

Sunrise, Taj Mahal. I love this place, and this moment, but I avoid the hordes at the front gate and..
Hong Kong Coffee

Hong Kong Coffee

By and large, Hong Kong does not do coffee well. Sure there are all the usual US-based derivatives everywhere, doling..
Matera Italy

Matera Italy

Brand New Day. Matera is the Cinderella story of southern Italy. The town sits in a river gorge, where most..

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Ultimate Travel Checklist

Ultimate Travel Checklist

Checklists stop you from making mistakes. That’s why pilots use them (briefing, brakes, throttle, spoilers, flaps…etc). It was found that..

Italian Shopping Picks

Once upon a time, every Italian about-to-be-bride would sit down for months before her wedding and embroider linen sheets. These..