Sara Moss

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4 productivity hacks the kid inside you will love

Here’s a little departure from the usual travel theme. Regardless of where you are in the world, there’s usually a raft of things you’d like to be achieving, right? When that to-do list gets a bit out of hand, a little voice inside might ask “Do I have to?” It might plead: “Don’t make me!” It might … Continue reading

A Cypriot summer ghost

Sky seared pale in the heat; a tight track flanked by tall yellow grass; driving inland from the west coast, north of Paphos. I’m heading into hills. Time, it feels, is unravelling itself the further I push on. Anticipation wells as I climb old landscapes borne from another age. Bisecting a clutch of stone houses, … Continue reading

Let’s Travel magazine — Brisbane dining

Brisbane is no “Meat and three veg” city. Its diversifying culinary scene emphasises high quality produce, often locally sourced and seasonal. More than 20 new bars and restaurants have opened across the inner city in the past 12 months, catering to gourmand palettes, beer budgets and everything in between. For casual breakfasts or fine lunches, divine dinners … Continue reading

Let’s Travel magazine — Tangalooma

It’s dark when I leave Tangalooma. I’m ready (in that happy weary way) for the 75-minute catamaran scoot across Moreton Bay to the Holt Street Dock in Pinkenba, Brisbane. My hair is salty, my feet are sandy and I can still smell fish on my fingers from dolphin feeding. My ‘view’ is watching lights on Moreton … Continue reading

Let’s Travel magazine — The Brisbane River

Riding a ferry, preferably at the bow under a clear sky, day or night, is one of the most enjoyable and cheapest ways to see Brisbane. (Note: gliding under the Story Bridge at dusk as its orange outline illuminates, looking towards shining city skyscrapers, is a little magical). There are two types of ferries: CityCats … Continue reading

Let’s Travel magazine — Brisbane hotels

This city has backpacker to 5-star bases covered. If, however, the ‘time spent in room–expenditure’ ratio is irrelevant because you prefer a certain kind of experience, then here are a few properties marrying their own charms with readily accessible local attractions. Emporium Hotel 1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley — Ph: +61 7 3253 6999 It’s all … Continue reading

Let’s Travel magazine — Brisbane arts

Tens of thousands flock to the inner-city riverbanks and the suburban hilltops are packed. All eyes are on the skies. Children’s faces are aglow—the pyrotechnics have come out to play and the heavens blaze. “Riverfire” marks the start of the now annual Brisbane Festival, usually held for several weeks around September, celebrating the arts. Other festivals … Continue reading

Let’s Travel magazine — Brisbane overview

Brisbane, with its evergreen gardens, gleams under vast skies. Flashes of magenta bougainvillea adorn South Bank’s arbour. Sub-tropical Brisbane is humming with a quiet confidence these days. There’s a background buzz playing base note to the blossom-scented seasons. Queensland’s capital is home to 2 million and entertains more than 12 million visitors annually with its … Continue reading

A rainy day in Estepona

Some memories leak, sodden, into the present. They are watermarked in time. A rainy day in Estepona spilled years hence, into another hemisphere today. On the southern Spanish coast, near Marbella, the Alboran Sea is desolate. Whitewashed houses, construction sites and roads are slick with greyness. We are awash with listlessness, the town and I. … Continue reading

Shades of Shanghai: where are you in 2012?

Walking with a 6-foot-2-inch red-haired man in Shanghai is one way to get attention. On The Bund — flanked by the Yangtze River and architectural clones from European streets — teenage girls jostle closer to us, giggling conversations behind cupped hands. Several young women bashfully ask for a photograph and my friend is ever-obliging, aqua … Continue reading


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