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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 Northern Territory Glamping Experiences for Getting Back to Nature

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The best Northern Territory glamping experiences for getting back to nature include everything from Bamurru Plains’ safari-style bungalows on lush floodplains with grazing wallabies and buffalo to the luxurious Longitude 131º tented pavilions with their views over red sand dunes and scrubby desert to majestic Uluru and Kata Tjuta. While travellers on African safaris and ...

The Ghan Train Journey – What To Expect on this Epic Australian Rail Adventure

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The Ghan train journey is one of Australia’s greatest train journeys, a legendary Australian rail adventure from Darwin to Adelaide – and Adelaide to Darwin – that's punctuated with memorable experiences and whistle-stop tours, from a serene cruise through the spectacular gorges in Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine, to an excursion through Simpsons Gap in Alice ...

Reusable Cloth Face Masks You Will Actually Want to Keep Wearing

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Our reusable cloth face masks are masks that you will actually want to keep wearing, featuring fun images from our culinary travels, from chilli peppers to palm trees. They’re machine-washable, fit snugly, are dual-layered so you can insert disposable filters, and you can buy them from our Society6 shop and support our work here on ...

New David Thompson Restaurant Aksorn Opens in Bangkok’s Hip Historic Charoenkrung

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The new David Thompson restaurant Aksorn is open in Bangkok’s hip historic Charoenkrung neighbourhood. I caught up with the Thailand-based Australian-born Thai chef yesterday to find out what it’s like to open a restaurant in Bangkok during a global pandemic, what he’s cooking, and how he’s enjoying clearing tables. Thailand-based Australian chef David Thompson opened ...