Destinations

Australia / Pacific

Far from everyone except when you live there. The vast wildness cultivated by an international population invites for a Crusoe-like expedition to its remote shores.

Vue de monde in Melbourne: theatrical expression of Australian ingredients

The gastronomy in multicultural Melbourne is now sizzling with experimental dining. The locavore fever has reached its distant shores, turning the so far native ingredients ignoring Aussie chefs into intrepid ...

Waiheke Island: the bohemian spirit of New Zealand

Blissful Mediterranean lifestyle in the South Pacific Ocean? New Zealand is more known for its sheep, dramatic verdant landscapes, and rugby, rather than olive groves, umbrella shadow casting pines, and ...

Tasmania: stalking the Tasmanian Devil

As a child I had been always fascinated by the Warner Bros. cartoon of the Tasmanian Devil. Taz had his allure. With mouth wide open in most scenes, his teeth ...

Tasmania: windswept beauty of a remote Australian island

Spending time in Tasmania, the rocky, rural and remote mass of land in the Southern hemisphere, shifts one’s race car powered engine into a historic automobile’s phlegmatic attitude. In a ...
Freycinet national park

Tasmania wine gears up for the global sparkling race

Tasmania is a much older wine producing region than you may suspect. In fact, South Australia, where today the biggest names in the Aussie wine scene nest (think of Penfolds ...
Puddleduck winery

Puddleduck winery: keeping above the water with a pinch of vinous humour

Puddle Duck winery is set for a relaxed family outing with a reversed BYO picnic following the purchase of a bottle or two in the cellar ...
Osteria in Tasmania at Stefano Lubiana winery

Stefano Lubiana: wines expressing Italia a la Tasmania

The biodynamically operated cellar of Lubiana family echoes their Italian heritage wherever you look. Stefano Lubiana winery embraces though the landscape of Tasmania ...
Australia nature

Cobaw Ridge: remote winery challenged by Australia’s climate

Biodynamic vineyards and chemicals-free winemaking now defines the house style at Cobaw Ridge, where Syrah, Lagrein, Pinot and Chardonnay express the parched land honestly ...

Shave ice in Hawaii: President’s and surfers’ treat

Shave ice is a popular and refreshing sweet indulgence on a hot day in Hawaii. The best shave ice providers on Oahu and Maui ...
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