About the Author

Globetrotting Contributing Editor - Christian’s first globetrotting adventure saw him get lost exploring the streets of Saigon. Following his nose to Asia’s best coffee, two lifelong addictions were born. A freelance writer and novelist, Christian’s travels have since taken him around his native Australia, Asia, Europe, and much of North America. His favourite trips have been through Japan, Spain, and Brazil, though with a love of off-beat, artsy cities, he’ll seize any opportunity to return to Paris, New York, or Berlin.

Montagne de Reims Champagne region in France

Getting the Most Out of Champagne on Your France Vacation

Any self-respecting “bubbly” drinker knows it’s not “Champagne” unless it comes from the Champagne region of north-eastern France. The area makes an easy enough addition to your Western Europe trip, but it requires some preparation, and in most cases, advance reservations. Many Champagne houses have a long and proud heritage with reputations stretching around the globe. […]

Northern Cove at Thala Beach Lodge, Queensland, Australia

Thala Beach Resort Brings Your Queensland Vacation Back to Nature

North Queensland is defined by two natural treasures, located on either side of its golden shores. Beneath warm waters to the east lies the famed Great Barrier Reef, a “must-see” for many first-time visitors to Australia. Meanwhile, covering the mountains to the west, the Daintree rainforest protects an ecosystem just as complex, ancient, and beautiful. […]

Ancient Maori sculpture on top of Mt Victoria in Wellington, New Zealand

Manaakitanga – Finding the Spirit of Kiwi Hospitality on New Zealand Travel

One only needs to do a Google image search to see the extent to which nature has blessed New Zealand. Jagged, snow-capped peaks separated by deep blue fjords and winding roads that just beg for exploration. Mountain ranges overlook dense forests, rich with wildlife. Surreally-clear bay waters break gently on soft sand beaches, while powerful […]

Temples on the Seto Inland Sea at dusk in the spring season, Miyajima Island, Hiroshima, Japan

Setouchi Takes Your Japan Vacation Off the Tourist Trail

You might not know the name Setouchi, but there’s a good chance you’ve seen it in pictures. Some of Japan’s most recognizable images including Himeji Castle, the “floating” gate of Itsukushima Shrine, and Hiroshima’s sobering Atomic Bomb Dome are all etched into the consciousness of those dreaming about a Japan vacation. To reach them, you […]

View of Sydney from a plane, Australia

Five Different Ways to Wing It to Sydney on an Australia Vacation

More airlines than ever are flying the nonstop route between Los Angeles and Sydney. They bring with them state-of-the-art aircraft, friendly and efficient service, a variety of travel classes for those willing to spend that little bit extra, and in many cases, an unusually generous luggage allowance. It all helps make the journey more comfortable […]