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 Australian Outdoor Activities – Where to Experience Australia’s Great Outdoors

2018-12-03T15:11:53+00:00By |

Best Australian outdoor activities include swimming Sydney’s glorious beaches and harbour pools, camping in Kakadu National Park, biking and hiking on Lord Howe Island, bushwalking in Southwest Western Australia, and road trips through the Red Centre. Early this year, British newspaper The Telegraph invited me to be an advocate for Australia’s great outdoors for a …

Michelin Guide Thailand 2019 Released – Some Revelations and Reflections

2018-12-01T15:48:02+00:00By |

The Michelin Guide Thailand 2019 was released last week – or rather, the Michelin Guide Bangkok, Phuket and Phang-Nga, but that’s too much of a mouthful. Here are some reflections and revelations on the second Thailand edition of the little red book. Started by French tyre company Michelin, the first little red booklets were free …

Canvas Chef Riley Sanders Creates a Cuisine Inspired by a City, Bangkok

2018-11-19T10:09:57+00:00By |

Canvas chef Riley Sanders is creating a cuisine inspired by a city and that city is Bangkok. Sanders’ inventive food is rooted in beautiful, fresh, local produce, sourced from across Thailand. It has earned Riley and Canvas a Michelin star. The 2019 Thailand Michelin Guide was released a few days ago and many of the …

Barcelona Travel Tips to Reduce Overtourism – Local Tips to Help the Locals

2018-12-26T11:02:14+00:00By |

Barcelona travel tips to reduce overtourism and give back to locals rather than take away, include everything from avoiding the overcrowded sights and exploring lesser-visited neighbourhoods to visiting over the quieter winter and Christmas and New Year season. We thought it time to ask a local expert for some Barcelona travel tips to reduce overtourism …

Customise A Phone Case to Keep Your Travel Memories Alive

2018-11-27T19:07:00+00:00By |

Customise a phone case to keep your travel memories alive – whether it’s your phone case or that of a loved one, photos from your travel adventures, family holiday snaps, an island wedding or overseas honeymoon, or your first round-the-world trip. Who knew you could customise a phone case to keep your travel memories alive …

The Veneto Cities of Treviso, Vicenza and Padova – Venice Without the Crowds

2018-11-18T21:21:12+00:00By |

The Veneto cities of Treviso, Vicenza and Padova each offer their own ‘Venice without the crowds’ experience. Rich in history and culture, with fantastic food and wine, these laidback, lesser-visited cities are wonderful alternatives to Venice, especially if you unknowingly arrive during Venice’s acqua alta. When travellers to Italy think of the Veneto region, they …

Temples and Markets Online Gift Store for Ethical Southeast Asian Brands

2018-12-27T21:13:23+00:00By |

Temples and Markets online gift store for ethical Southeast Asian brands was founded by Judith Treanor. I chatted to her about the importance of shopping ethically, buying gifts that tell stories, buyer’s regret, and her favourite Southeast Asian designers. I was thrilled to bits when Australian Judith Treanor reached out to me a few years …

The Young Cambodian Chef Cooking Local Food For People Who Travel for Food

2018-11-14T00:07:43+00:00By |

Meet the young Cambodian chef cooking local food for people who travel for food. We chat to chef Mork Mengly of Pou Restaurant and Bar about cooking strange things, beautiful plating, and taking Cambodian food to the world. The young Cambodian chef cooking local food for people who travel food is chef Mork Mengly, the …

Truth Love and Clean Cutlery Giveaway – Win the New Guide to Good Restaurants

2018-11-24T11:21:12+00:00By |

Our Truth Love and Clean Cutlery Giveaway will see two winners receive copies of this gorgeous new guidebook to the world’s truly exemplary, organic, sustainable, and ethical restaurants. To win: tell us how you decide where to eat and whether a restaurant is 'good' or not impacts your decision. I'm so excited about this Truth Love and …

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