About Lara Dunston

A travel and food writer who has experienced over 70 countries and written for Australian Gourmet Traveller, Feast, Delicious, The Guardian, National Geographic Traveller, Wanderlust, Get Lost, Travel+Leisure Asia, DestinAsian, The Independent, The Telegraph, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, AFAR, Four Seasons Magazine, Fah Thai, Sawasdee, and more, as well as authored some 40 guidebooks for Lonely Planet, DK, Footprint, Rough Guides, Thomas Cook, and AA Guides.

Best Things to Do in Halong Bay During the Cool Dry Season

2019-12-08T09:47:24+07:00By |

Best things to do in Halong Bay during the cool dry season include many of the things you can do on a Halong Bay cruise all year round – touring the fishing villages, kayaking, cycling, and touring the fishing villages – along with winter favourites such as curling up with a good book and glass ...

How to Help Koalas Hurt and Homeless from Australian Bushfires

2019-12-09T14:13:12+07:00By |

How to help koalas hurt and homeless from Australia’s bushfires is a question we’ve been asked by readers in recent days. There are a handful of options for helping Australia’s koalas that we recommend, from donating funds to koala hospitals and wildlife organisations to knitting mittens for their burnt paws. A heart-wrenching video of a ...

Best Saigon Cooking Classes, Street Food Tours and Culinary Experiences

2019-11-25T13:07:47+07:00By |

The best Saigon cooking classes, street food tours and culinary experiences include everything from the hands-on cooking classes at GRAIN Cooking Studio started by Vietnamese-Australia chef Luke Nguyen to Saigon Street Eats’ in-depth street food tours to off-the-beaten-track neighbourhoods. We’ve long said that the fastest way to get beneath the skin of a place is ...

Things to Do at Uluru Now the Climb Is Closed – From Walks to Watching Sunset

2019-10-26T00:30:34+07:00By |

Things to do at Uluru now that the climb is closed include everything from the wonderful walk around the base of Uluru and a couple of Kata Tjuta walks to sunrise and sunset experiences, helicopter rides, scenic flights and Harley Davidson tours. Australia’s indigenous Aboriginal peoples, especially the Anangu, the traditional owners of Uluru, must ...

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