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San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge dusk Novel Collective
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Lost in the fog

I had too many bags, and they were heavy. “I knew I should’ve packed less,” I thought as I half rolled, half dragged my luggage across the resistant carpet at San Francisco International Airport. I had just moved from…

By Brett Gordon

Hollywood sign
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A family holiday on the west coast of America

I was extremely fortunate to travel overseas when I was a child. My family lived in Florida in the United States for a year. We visited relatives in Switzerland. We holidayed in Bali. I was introduced to different cultures…

By Lian Flick

California Coast_Big Sur
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An American road trip in pictures

Inspired by Janelle McCulloch’s One for the Road, we set out from foggy San Francisco in a little red Chevy to the dulcet tones of Sweet Home Alabama and American Pie. Fitting, huh? Our destination: Los Angeles by way…

By Lian Flick

Why you should visit China
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Why you should visit China

Visiting mainland China was one of those enriching travel experiences that took me out of my comfort zone, tested me, and left me with a better understanding of the people and culture. From navigating through the country without being…

By Lian Flick

Finding myself in Seoul
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Finding myself in Seoul

It took me over thirty years to see my country of birth. Let me explain. I was born in Korea and adopted to a Swiss mother and Australian father when I was less than a year old. I was…

By Lian Flick

A long weekend in Hong Kong Novel Collective
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A long weekend in Hong Kong

Guest story brought to you by The Wayfarer It may sound crazy to pick up and fly halfway around the world to spend three days in Hong Kong. Hell, you’re barely on the ground longer than you’re on the plane. But…

By Brett Gordon

Canberra through the eyes of a restless traveller
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Canberra through the eyes of a restless traveller

Whenever my wanderlust becomes too strong to ignore, my thoughts turn to faraway places. I put this down to Australia’s physical location: it seems like the beauty of other countries and richness of other cultures are worlds away. For those not as…

By Lian Flick

New Zealand's natural beauty
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New Zealand’s natural beauty

In today’s fast-paced world, where multi-tasking is the norm and we’re always connected — to each other and to the latest everything, ‘back to nature’ is simply refreshing. New Zealand is the epitome of unspoiled natural beauty, and the perfect place to reset.…

By Lian Flick