All posts by Lara Dunston


Transformational Travel and Gagudju Dreaming

Transformational Travel and Gagudju Dreaming

What does it take to have a transformational travel experience? Some people climb a mountain, cross a desert or sail solo around the world. Others seek spiritual solitude, do a retreat or volunteer abroad. After a decade living overseas, I returned home to be transformed....
Would You Pay to Meet a Local When You Travel?

Would You Pay to Meet a Local When You Travel?

The most memorable trips are worth cherishing for the people you meet as much as the places you experience, but how far would you go to meet people when you’re on holidays? Would you pay to meet a local when you travel? Would you rent...
Footpath Feasting: Phuket Street Food in Phuket Town

Footpath Feasting: Phuket Street Food in Phuket Town

Authentic Phuket street food in Phuket Town includes everything from crispy savoury pancakes called apong to flaky roti dipped in tiny bowls of curry – all delicious outcomes of the Thai island’s deep culinary influences, from China, India, Malaysia, Southern Thailand, and beyond. Of course...
A Month on Phuket — Sun, Sand, Sea, and Food

A Month on Phuket — Sun, Sand, Sea, and Food

A month on Phuket — sun, sand, sea, and food. That was our focus during thirty days on the Thai island. When we weren’t eating and cooking, we were squeezing in swims, beach strolls, and even surfing. But we were out to prove Phuket is more than...
Weekend in Phnom Penh

Weekend in Phnom Penh

For most travellers to Cambodia, the colourful, cosmopolitan capital Phnom Penh is little more than a stopover at the beginning or end of a trip. While there’s enough to do to fill a week, a weekend in Phnom Penh is enough for first-timers to get a...
Christmas Tips from Food Writers and Editors

Christmas Tips from Food Writers and Editors

As the Christmas tips from some of the best chefs in Asia are proving to be as popular as the last minute Christmas tips from Australia’s finest chefs that we shared a few years ago, we thought we’d seek some Christmas tips from food writers and editors from...
Christmas Tips from the Best Chefs in Asia

Christmas Tips from the Best Chefs in Asia

Christmas is almost here and once again we’ve left it late to think about what to cook and eat on Christmas Day. As you seemed to love the last minute Christmas tips from Australia’s finest chefs, this year, as we’re now based in Cambodia, we sought...