Art By Nature: Ice and Snow
I grew up in the sub-tropics of the Australian east coast and spent the last 3 years living on the equator, then I moved straight into a Midwest U.S. winter! I was dreading the acclimatisation phase...
2017 Duende Readers’ Favourites
Your 2017 holiday reading list is ready… Here are Duende readers’ favourite 10 posts for 2017. They range from Yellowstone and Galapagos Packing Lists to Tudor Revival Mansions in Northe...
Southwest Road Trip Itinerary: 10-days Vegas to Santa Fe
Experience the best of the wild, wild American Southwest on a road trip that will take you from the neon lights of Las Vegas to the adobe streets of Santa Fe. This detailed itinerary includes bucket l...
Art by Nature – Antelope Canyon, Arizona
Unless you’ve been living under Navajo Sandstone, you’ve probably seen images of the exceptionally beautiful slot canyons of Arizona, the most famous of which is Antelope Canyon. Antelope, which i...
Destination to Inspiration: Florida
I wasn’t expecting to find a museum dedicated to Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali in Florida, U.S.A. However, when I began researching our road trip through the Sunshine State, that is exactly what ...
Foreign Cuisine Finder – Around the World in Seven Cocktails
For all those travelling around the world in seven cocktails, we are now open for boarding. Let’s take a trip from Singapore to London, enjoying the history, geography and recipes for some mixed dri...
Unique Gift Ideas for Creative Travellers & Travelling Creatives
Knowing you have bought the perfect gift for someone can be one of the most exciting feelings in the world. When you don’t want to wait until their birthday/ Christmas/ [insert celebration here] to ...
13 Travel Essentials to Pack Every Time Leave Home
I laugh thinking of the days I conscientiously carried around a pegless clothesline that was recommended to me the very first time I jetsetted away from home (and that I never, EVER used). Back when I...
Creative Corners – Things to do in Ottawa
Explore the history, art, nature, and food of Canada’s capital with these things to do in Ottawa. While the city is often passed over by tourists, it offers a window into Canada’s history and cult...
Phenomenal Living Sculptures in Canada
MosaïCanada 150 isn’t any old garden! The exhibit of living sculptures celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation took $10-million, 100 gardeners and 3 million plants to create. ...
Creative Corners – Things to do in Savannah
Savannah, Georgia is the very definition of a picture-perfect town. Its charming architecture is arranged into an easily navigable grid of oak shaded streets and squares. The town is a treasure trove ...
Fabric of Life: Lotus Weaving
Rising out of the shallow waters of Lake Inle, Myanmar is the stilted village of Innpawkhon. Here local women derive beautiful textiles from the lotus plant, a revered bloom in many cultures – m...
Hot Air Ballooning Over Bagan, Myanmar
There is a spiritual nature to hot air ballooning over the Bagan Archaeological Zone. To drift quietly above the patchwork farms and ancient temples at the mercy of the breeze is a meditative experien...
7-Day Tasmania Road Trip Itinerary
What struck me most in the seven days of my Tasmania road trip, was the diversity of the landscapes. On an island of only 68,401 km² (26,410 mi²), the most southern state of Australia contains eve...
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