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TellMeWhere2Go

By TellMeWhere2Go
Who better to tell you a travel story than a distinguished and experienced travel writer, who has been, seen, felt, smelled, and tasted the destination? They meet locals, sample flavours of local cuisine, and learn foreign cultures and now they share it with you in special podcasts. Together with the information of how to get there, where to stay, and specialised columnists, TellMeWhere2Go is your one-click stop travel guide.
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Destination Dining in the Air
Featuring: Selena Oh A short drive along a winding road takes visitors to Mount Faber peak, home to the Singapore Cable Car station. One of the oldest parks in Singapore, Mount Faber is covered in lush rainforest and stands nearly 100m above ground. READ MORE HERE
10:40
June 11, 2021
Kitesurfing Qatar
Featuring: Sarah Lord  When you consider the world’s most predictable kitesurfing spots, the Gulf state of Qatar probably wouldn’t be on most people’s minds. Well, Qatar’s predictable winds and wonderfully still water conditions do make for a kitesurfing paradise as professional kitesurfing coach Sarah Lord will attest. READ MORE HERE
09:41
June 7, 2021
I’d Rather be in Radda
Featuring: David Bowden The mere mention of Tuscany sends most travellers into a world of eager anticipation. The intensity and quality of the light impress me most about this part of Italy. It is this light that provides the energy so essential for growing crops, especially grapes and olives, that are integral components to the Italian lifestyle. READ MORE HERE
03:56
April 21, 2021
Eating and drinking in The Great Southern
Featuring: Steve Collins Western Australia is renowned for the quality of its wines and produce, and each year that wonderful produce is celebrated with an 11-day event called Taste Great Southern. The Great Southern of Western Australia is located along the pristine southern coastline and expands into the mountains and forest ranges, including the major centres of Albany, Denmark, Mt Barker, Kojonup and Katanning. READ MORE HERE
08:56
March 15, 2021
A walk through Singapore’s history with Yip Yew Chong
Featuring: Gaynor Reid & Yip Yew Chong It took a stranger, local street artist Yip Yew Chong, to finally make me feel at home in Singapore. During Covid, I found myself stuck on the tiny island-state I had called home for almost eight years – and yet had not really explored. Working in travel, I was used to doing my sightseeing overseas. Feeling pent-up and locked-in, I started taking early walks, exploring the island while it was just waking from slumber. READ MORE HERE
10:36
March 10, 2021
Taronga Zoo Roar & Snore
Featuring: Steve Collins Taronga Zoo's Roar and Snore participants stay in tents which afford stunning views of Sydney city.  This is glamping, with solid floors and real beds, and at the centre of the glamp-site is a common area where guests gather for drinks and nibbles with the chance to meet and greet a couple of reptilian residents. READ MORE HERE
02:53
February 25, 2021
GinGin Gin
Featuring: Greg Garnish & Steve Collins Margaret River winery and distillery Wise Wines has celebrated seven Western Australian outback towns with the launch of seven new gins featuring botanicals from each area. Wise already markets its range of Gin Gin Gin gins and will extend the branding through the gin towns of Narrogin, Wagin, Corrigin, Muntadgin, Dangin, Badgingarra and of course Gingin. Wise distiller Greg Garnish said being the first in WA to make a Gin Gin gin, it seemed logical to travel to the outback gin towns, discover some of their unique botanicals and make a gin from each of them. READ MORE HERE
10:15
February 25, 2021
NOX Dine in the Dark Singapore
Featuring: Cynthia Dammerer Most chefs will tell you that the eye is the pathway to the stomach.  That is food looks attractive, then hunger will follow. In Singapore, they’ve knocked that concept on the head in a new restaurant called NOX – Dine in the Dark. READ MORE HERE
11:46
February 23, 2021
Overview: Monaco
Featuring: Steve Collins Located on the Mediterranean Sea, and surrounded on three sides by France is the second smallest country in the world – Monaco a country in miniature. READ MORE HERE
07:43
February 1, 2021
A world of Malaysian Laksas
Featuring: Steve Collins I have discovered during my travels that each region in Malaysia has its own variation of Laksa. Recently, the beloved comfort food Penang Assam Laksa was ranked 7th on World’s Best 50 Foods by CNN Travel. As that should come to no surprise given what an explosion of taste a bowl of Assam Laksa can offer, here we give the same appreciation to the various laksa(s) Malaysians enjoy. READ MORE HERE
03:11
January 24, 2021
The Living History of Berrima
Featuring: Steve Collins Originally, Berrima was designed to be the capital of the Southern Highlands.  Those plans went awry when the railway was built.  The Old Hume Highway ran right through Berrima, but the railway was diverted in another direction, passing through Mittagong, Bowral and Moss Vale, which allowed those towns to flourish and Berrima to remain rather sedentary. READ MORE HERE
01:49
January 20, 2021
Doing Denver is Delectable
Featuring: Steve Collins Larimer Square is said to be Denver’s most historic block. I can’t vouch for the veracity of that statement, but it was indeed an attractive place with plenty of fascinating shops to visit. As the Mile High City’s oldest and most historic block, its buildings tell vividly the story of the birth and early years of Denver. READ MORE HERE
04:53
January 11, 2021
My Sydney Boat Beckons
Featuring: Steve Collins & Mark Dalgleish Without a doubt, the best way to enjoy Sydney Harbour is from the water. Fortunately, you have a choice of ferries and rivercats from which to admire Sydney’s magnificent waterway.  However, one of the best ways to get to know Sydney Harbour is by My Sydney Boat. My Sydney Boat is the place to go to organise a trip. It is a charter company, with a minimum charter of two hours, up to a maximum of eight hours. Mark Dalgleish is the owner of My Sydney boat, and he guarantees that he can show you a Sydney Harbour that even few Sydneysiders know. READ MORE HERE
06:27
December 17, 2020
Together Apart: Living in Lockdown
Featuring: Steve Collins & Belinda Jackson Belinda Jackson, one of our esteemed storytellers lived through the lockdown in Melbourne.  Although it was tough, a conversation over the back fence with her neighbour, portrait photographer Jude van Daalen, led to the idea for a book about how various people coped with the restrictions and stress of being in lockdown. READ MORE HERE
17:22
December 7, 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton Waterfront Perth opens soon
Featuring: Steve Collins & Louisa Choi Located right on the Swan River waterfront, within Elizabeth Quay, where breathtaking panoramic river views with a beautiful city skyline in the norm, the new DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront is preparing to open on 15 December in time for the festive season. READ MORE HERE
13:07
December 3, 2020
Great Getaways with Charli Robinson
Featuring: Steve Collins & Charli Robinson Great Getaways celebrates all types of great escapes to complete the 29th season of Getaway. Steve Collins spoke to presenter Charli Robinson about her adventures filming the show. READ MORE HERE
09:28
December 1, 2020
Dinner Plain
Featuring: Steve Collins, Tony Bonner & John Castran Dinner Plain is a picturesque alpine village in Victoria’s High Country, whose history dates back over a century when cattlemen stopped to rest and feed their stock, as there was an abundant aquifer fed water supply. READ MORE HERE
15:32
November 28, 2020
Harbour Master is the new Rottnest Island ferry
Featuring: Steve Collins Perth, the capital of Western Australia has an island just 18 kilometres offshore.  Called Rottnest Island, because the first Dutch explorers mistook the island’s small marsupial, the quokka, for a rat, Rotto, as it is colloquially known, is a favourite holiday island for both locals and visitors alike. READ MORE HERE
13:39
November 27, 2020
Gulf Travel Show So Real
Featuring: Steve Collins The Gulf Travel Show was held in Dubai on the 23rd and 24th of November, with great success. Normally these type events gather together hundreds of exhibitors, buyers and media, and the Gulf Travel Show did create a lot of interest, with many people visiting online. READ MORE HERE
09:56
November 25, 2020
Singapore Airlines Puts the Shine Back on the Big Apple
Featuring: David Bowden Singapore Airlines (SIA) returned to New York in early November, when it launched non-stop flights between Singapore and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Services to Newark Airport were suspended at the onset of COVID-19. READ MORE HERE
12:49
November 23, 2020
Overview: Northern Territory
Featuring: Steve Collins Australia’s Northern Territory is possibly closest to most people’s impression of what Australia could be: vast deserts, lush rainforests, hot weather, iconic land formations and, with a population density of just 0.2 people per square kilometre, rather empty. READ MORE HERE
03:39
November 22, 2020
Overview: Sulawesi
Featuring: Steve Collins When you look at a map of Sulawesi it looks really odd, like someone who has been run over by a steamroller.  Sulawesi is one of the four Greater Sunda Islands. It is also the world's eleventh-largest island, and is situated east of Borneo. READ MORE HERE
06:24
November 22, 2020
Overview: Lombok
Featuring: Steve Collins Lombok is an island in West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia. It forms part of the chain of the Lesser Sunda Islands, with the Lombok Strait separating it from Bali to the west and the Alas Strait between it and the island of Sumbawa to the east. READ MORE HERE
05:38
November 22, 2020
Overview: Java
Featuring: Steve Collins With one of Southeast Asia's busiest metropolises with delirious nightlife to the peak of volcanoes, many of which are still very evidently active, which the fertile slopes are dotted with glimmering rice fields and small villages. Java is the heartland of Indonesia. Java has 121 active volcanoes plus a host of major national parks. So, together with its natural beauty and rich cultural history, Java has lots to offer the visitor. READ MORE HERE
03:45
November 22, 2020
Aloha Honolulu
Featuring: Selena Oh Aloha! A typical greeting heard all over the Hawaiian islands! The aloha spirit is one of love and affection. Thanks to the popular TV program Hawaii 5-0, Magnum PI and countless other movies shot in the fabled islands, Hawaii exudes a timeless appeal. And of course, it’s known for its most famous son, former President Barack Obama. READ MORE HERE
05:39
November 19, 2020
Overview: Sumatra
Featuring: Steve Collins Sumatra is the second largest (after Borneo) of the Greater Sunda Islands, in the Malay Archipelago. It is separated in the northeast from the Malay Peninsula by the Strait of Malacca and in the south from Java by the Sunda Strait. READ MORE HERE
04:27
November 14, 2020
Overview: Bali
Featuring: Steve Collins Bali is often referred to as the Island of the Gods. That’s because the majority of Balinese are Hindus, and their religion is part of their everyday lives.  You see altars and temples everywhere, and the Balinese still enjoy wearing their traditional dress. READ MORE HERE
03:24
November 14, 2020
Overview: Indonesia
Featuring: Steve Collins The Republic of Indonesia is a country located in Southeast Asia and Oceania, between the Indian and Pacific oceans and is part of the volcanic Ring of Fire. In fact, if you like volcanoes you will see many of them as you travel throughout Indonesia. READ MORE HERE
06:35
November 10, 2020
Katherine Gorge Tour, Northern Territory
Featuring: Steve Collins The Katherine River winds itself through 12 kilometres of gorges, some of which have walls rising to a height of 70 metres, and it is an outstanding place. The Katherine Gorge was formed about 23 million years ago.  The Gorge consists of thirteen gorges, with rapids and falls, which follow the Katherine River, which begins in Kakadu. READ MORE HERE
05:49
November 10, 2020
Overview: Rwanda
Featuring: Kate Webster You could be mistaken for being in a different country when visiting Rwanda. It is unlike other African countries, maybe even unlike any other country in the world. You can forget the raw, authentic and traditional Africa. READ MORE HERE.
07:16
November 9, 2020
Stay in a lighthouse keepers cottage in Gippsland
Featuring: Paul Chai It seems strange to wish for bad weather on a trip, but I’m happy to see a squall heading my way. I am sitting on the back porch of the assistant lighthouse keeper’s cottage at Point Hicks in Gippsland. We are in the middle of a lighthouse road trip across the east of Victoria and the approaching inclement weather seems more in keeping with this epic slice of coastal real estate. READ MORE HERE
04:12
November 2, 2020
Transatlantic antics on Queen Mary 2
Featuring: Cynthia Dammerer We boarded, efficiently at Brooklyn Terminal in New York, the queue moving steadily towards the luxurious lobby of Cunard’s flagship liner, the transatlantic doyen, Queen Mary 2, patiently tied up, loading her supplies and 2100 passengers with their luggage. READ MORE HERE
08:15
November 1, 2020
Red Rocks Intiatives Rwanda founder, Greg Bakunzi
Featuring: Kate Webster & Steve Collins Greg Bakunzi moulded his company Red Rocks Initiatives in Rwanda to be community-based organizations, where the local community can gain from tourism activities, and in the process, have a sustainable income. Red Rocks brings under-served communities into the tourism supply chain and supports community development projects that help people help themselves through Red Rocks Initiatives. READ MORE HERE
17:18
October 31, 2020
Hawkes Bay New Zealand
Featuring: Steve Collins As it juts out into the Pacific Ocean, the folk in Hawke’s Bay boast that it is the first place in New Zealand to see the sunrise. Certainly, the region does allow some wonderful of the magnificent coastline, with stunning, craggy landscape of Cape Kidnappers at the southern boundary of the bay.  The Cape is just about a 30 minute drive from the two major towns of Hastings and Napier. READ MORE HERE
04:00
October 24, 2020
The Bernina Express Switzerland
Featuring: Steve Collins Switzerland, because of its mountainous landscape and magnificent lakes, is renowned for its attractive and amazingly-engineered railway lines, some of which are so steep they seem to defy gravity.  One train that has a grand reputation for its great beauty and eye-popping gradients is the Bernina Express. READ MORE HERE
06:45
October 24, 2020
A tale of two cities
Featuring: Paul Chai When I first visited the Burmese city of Yangon ten years ago it was far from sleepy. Soon after arrival I found myself tucking into a spicy salad of fermented tea leaves, or laphet, at 4am in the morning in a bustling night market. Returning recently there has been simultaneously great change and yet it looks very similar. Great hopes for democracy may have been dashed, but street life goes on and the city still has a shambolic charm and a slow pace unlike many of its regional counterparts. READ MORE HERE
04:09
October 24, 2020
Toden Arakawa Tramway Tokyo
Featuring: Steve Collins  I had the great pleasure to ride on one of Tokyo’s last remaining tram lines, the Toden Arakawa Tramway. Public transport is a necessity in Tokyo, and the city is fortunate to have an excellent rail and bus service. Apparently, Tokyo used also to have a good tram network.  Sadly, most of those have now disappeared, but the Toden Arakawa Tramway is still going strong. The local name for the trams is chin chin densha, and I was lucky enough to be riding in an older model carriage, which gave me a sense of history. READ MORE HERE
02:52
October 24, 2020
5 Outstanding Curiosities of Architect and Designer Bill Bensley
Featuring: Steve Collins and Bill Bensley Who is Bill Bensley you may ask? The Bangkok-based architect famous for his design work on one-of-a-kind luxury hotels is just as unique as his work. He has masterminded over 200 properties in 30-plus countries, designed jewellery to save wildlife and puts conservation in high regard. READ MORE HERE
12:42
October 24, 2020
Kid friendly fun at the Novotel Phuket Surin Beach
Featuring: Rafferty Laight I know parents think they know it all when it comes to what makes a holiday resort kid-friendly, but I reckon the best way is to ask a kid, which is why I’m going to tell you what makes Novotel Phuket Surin Beach Resort cool for kids. READ MORE HERE
06:36
October 24, 2020
Sanur the Quieter Side of Bali
Featuring: Steve Collins Sanur is certainly a much laid back place, although it is still home to many hotels. You are less likely to be hounded by hawkers at Sanur, but some of the stall holders in the markets can be very insistent in their aggressive approaches to encourage you to buy from them.  The best way to deal with them is to tell them a firm “No!”  If you tell them that you will return tomorrow, they remember, and they hound you every time you walk past because you promised to buy from them. READ MORE HERE
04:28
October 7, 2020
Hue Vietnam a Very Regal City
Featuring: Steve Collins Hue Vietnam is strategically located on the banks of the Perfume River, near the coast almost midway between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Whilst the Perfume River certainly doesn’t smell like Chanel No. 5, it does seem to be very clean. Our boat trip down the river certainly didn’t assail our olfactory senses at all. READ MORE HERE
06:07
October 7, 2020
Worming your way through The Big Apple
Featuring: Steve Collins Let’s not beat around the bush – New York is the most exciting city that I have ever visited. I’ve visited many cities, but nothing tops New York for the vibe that you get just being there. My arrival was by train, straight into Pennsylvania Station in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. It’s a very busy station and BOOM! As soon as you leave the platform you are amid the hustle and bustle that is New York. READ MORE HERE
04:15
October 6, 2020
Historic Fort Cochin in Kerala, India
Featuring: Steve Collins Kerala is located on the south west corner of India and the city of Cochin, or Kochi, as it is also called, is located on a peninsula bordering the Laccadive Sea, which is part of the Arabian Sea. Fort Cochin, a suburb of Kochi, this situated on the southern shore of the entrance to Cochin Harbour. A really charming town, Fort Kochi has an interesting European history which harks back to the Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama who established a settlement here in 1502. READ MORE HERE
03:45
October 6, 2020
Timeshare – True, Tried and Tested
Featuring: Barry Robinson, Wyndham Vacation Clubs Asia Pacific Timeshare first emerged in the 1960s as a way for large families to secure a holiday home. The concept gradually changed to become a system where many families pooled their resources to buy a property and took turns using it throughout the year. Today, timeshare has evolved from visiting the same destination at the same time annually into vacation clubs like Club Wyndham South Pacific. READ MORE HERE
11:53
October 5, 2020
Inspiring Temples of Bagan Myanmar
Featuring: Steve Collins Bagan is Myanmar’s ancient capital, and it is like no other place I’ve ever visited. There are probably more Buddhist pagoda’s here per square kilometre than anywhere else in the world. Many more than you can easily comprehend. The temples don’t seem to be built in any logical sequence, so it is very difficult for the casual visitor to estimate the number. READ MORE HERE.
04:47
September 23, 2020
Magical Maldives at Mercure Kooddoo
Featuring: Cynthia Dammerer As my eyes adjusted to the light when we entered the Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort, I was led down a wooden walkway, over the water to my overwater room. As the door opened I could hardly believe my tired eyes. It was just like a stylish beach house, but with pops of colour everywhere and huge glass doors and windows. READ MORE HERE.
04:28
September 22, 2020
Rest, Rejuvenate & Repeat at Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat
Featuring: Kate Webster Hidden on the Far North Coast of New South Wales, Australia in the Tweed region is Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat. A scenic hour drive from the Gold Coast and you are on the doorstep of this lush valley, surrounded on three sides by the world heritage-listed Numinbah Nature Reserve and Springbrook National Park. READ MORE HERE.
04:17
September 22, 2020
Queensland Air Museum, Sunshine Coast - Queensland
Featuring: Tiana Templeman Queensland Air Museum at Caloundra is home to an amazing collection of aircraft and aviation artefacts, and exciting tales of courage, adventure and lucky escapes. However, you don’t need to be an aviation enthusiast to enjoy a visit here. READ MORE HERE.
04:05
September 17, 2020
Overview: Cairo, Egypt
Featuring: Belinda Jackson Cairo, Egypt’s sprawling capital, is set on the Nile River. At its heart is Tahrir Square and the vast Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities including royal mummies and gilded King Tutankhamun artifacts. Nearby, Giza is the site of the iconic pyramids and Great Sphinx, dating to the 26th century BC READ MORE HERE.
05:47
August 7, 2020
Cape Range National Park, Exmouth - Western Australia - Australia
Featuring: Steve Collins North West Cape is a peninsula which juts out into the Indian Ocean just north of the town of Carnarvon. The biggest town on the cape is Exmouth, which swells from a normal population of 2,000 to about 14,000 each winter as many people who live in the south of the state chase the sun. On the western part of the cape is Cape Range National Park, which covers an area of over 50,000 hectares. The key feature of the park is Ningaloo Reef, an amazing close-to-shore coral reef which runs the full length of the park.  READ MORE HERE.
04:07
July 7, 2020
Penang Re-Born, Penang - Malaysia
Featuring: Steve Collins Facing the Straits of Malacca, Penang was one of the great trading ports in South East Asia. Once part of the Sultanate of Kedah, it was ceded to the British East India Company on the strength of a lie in 1786.  READ MORE HERE.
06:51
July 6, 2020
Overview: Coral Coast, Western Australia - Australia
Featuring: Steve Collins A long stretch of coastline measuring about 1,100kms north of Perth, the Coral Coast extends from the town of Cervantes as far north as Exmouth and slightly inland. The Pinnacles, which form part of Nambung National Park, consists of hundreds of peculiar pinnacles which can be up to 5 metres in height.  They were formed from 25,000 to 30,000 years ago from piles of seashells that were left standing after the waters receded. READ MORE HERE.
03:43
June 8, 2020
Overview: Western Australia - Australia
Featuring: Steve Collins Western Australia, at 2,529,875 square kilometres, is the largest State in Australia in terms of area. To give you some perspective on its size, WA is 3.6 times the size of Texas, and is approximately the size as Kazakhstan. Western Australia occupies the western third of the Australian continent. Consider this example: if you wish to drive from Eucla in the south east corner of Western Australia around the coast to Kununurra in the north east, in the Kimberley region, you would have to drive a distance of 5456 kilometres. READ MORE HERE.
03:38
June 7, 2020
Papua New Guinea Undiscovered
Featuring: Kate Webster It is hard not to be mystified by Papua New Guinea. It is a land that is untamed and wild in beauty, while diverse in unique culture. The country comprises about 600 small islands with only 13 percent of people living in urban areas. Papua New Guinea has more than 800 indigenous languages and approximately 312 different tribes, including some uncontacted peoples.  READ MORE HERE.
05:57
June 6, 2020