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A first taste of Sydney

Featherdale Wildlife Park (Koala)

It’s hard not to fall in love with Sydney. It’s clean, efficient and modern, but with an old world charm that can’t be beat. The Land Down Under, in general, has always been a paradox to me. On one hand, it is filled with old buildings and heritage houses and Victorian terrace apartments, and aboriginal carvings can still be found on the coastal suburbs.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Golden family time in Australia’s Gold Coast


Down Under is one place to be for great family adventures. Australia is a vast continent, with so many diverse and beautiful places to visit. The day after the grade school graduation ceremonies of our elder daughter Annika, our entire family flew to Oz for Easter break.

Posted: April 15th, 2012 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle,Travel | Read More »

Letting skeletons out of the family closet


Travel at any age can be tedious. We look forward to getting to our destinations, but the process of getting there is seldom without a hitch. Two weeks after arriving from an endless but pleasant Delta flight from Atlanta to Manila, we took off again, this time for Australia, to visit cousins who have lived […]

Posted: October 26th, 2011 in Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »