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  • A pedestrian holiday that isn’t for everyone

    07 Jun 2019
    BY ANDREW LEWIS  “Now that’s a strange looking dog.” I did not think those words would pop into my head when embarking on a four-State, 17-destination, 7,060-kilometre,...

  • Discovering the real Bali on bike

    08 Mar 2019
    BY CHRIS JOHNSON Traipsing through someone’s house as an itinerary stop on a day tour is a little disconcerting. It is especially so when you are enthusiastically encouraged...

  • Mentally healthy travels

    21 Jan 2019
    BY SIMON TATZTravelling overseas as a tourist has been completely transformed by the advent of smart phones and mobile devices.When I first ventured outside Australia on my own,...

  • A self-guide to guided tours

    14 Nov 2018
    BY CHRIS JOHNSONTo guide or not to guide… that is the question.I’m not a fan of the guided tour (see the Travel section of Australian Medicine October 15, 2018 edition for more on...

  • Escaping to sanctuary in the Swiss Alps

    10 Oct 2018
    TRAVEL BY CHRIS JOHNSON Let’s face it. You’ve seen one church you’ve seen them all. Every European city is rightly proud of its cathedral, but after Notre Dame what...

  • Not your average movie set

    13 Feb 2018
    BY CHRIS JOHNSONI must confess. I saw all three Lord of the Rings movies but still haven’t seen one of the subsequent Hobbit trilogy of films.That didn’t stop me from suggesting...

  • Getting to the heart of it in New Caledonia

    16 Aug 2017
    By CHRIS JOHNSONIn 1999 French aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand published a book titled Earth from Above. It was the culmination of a five-year, five-continent, 60-country...

  • Seeing Europe the hard way

    04 Jul 2016
    By Adrian Rollins, Editor, Australian MedicineIn the past, when winter hit hard in Australia, those who could afford it would fly to Europe to bask in the Mediterranean sunshine,...

  • The diplomatic doctor

    11 Mar 2013
    By Australian Medicine editor Adrian RollinsAlmost a decade ago country GP Dr Mark Hampson decided to pack in his Byron Bay practice, join the foreign service and see the world.In...

  • Le Tour de High Country

    15 Jul 2013
    By Adrian Rollins*Pity the French.Every year they host one of the biggest sporting events in the world, the Tour de France, and every year they come away empty handed.The three-...