It seems there's nothing the Omanis can't do with their country's eight million date palms and 60 different varieties of dates.
Originally from London’s East End, Keith Austin has been a journalist for more than 35 years. Keith is passionate about food, drink, travel, writing, photography, humour and soccer. But not in that order.
The ryokan alongside Kakusenkei Gorge has natural hot water tumbling down through a series of small pools shielded by the canopy of the trees.
The Setouchi Triennale has cleverly leap-frogged the pandemic (we hope).
From fishing for barra and hiking gorges, to plunging into deep rock pools, the Kimberley is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
The Great Artesian Drive is a peregrination around northern NSW that takes in many spots where natural springs splurge to the surface.
This 26 kilometre coastal walk is a bit of a slog but it's worth it for the sheer magnificence of the views.
Not many of the world's ancient ruins can beat this breathtaking site.
It's tiny, often confused with Slovakia, yet blitzes the field when it comes to environmental cred.
The Greco-Roman ruins at Jerash in northern Jordan are what you might call a fixer-upper.
It's the hardest walk so far – six hours and 45 minutes in all, if you must know – but also the most rewarding.
Kick-back and relax at this once exclusive members-only floating luxury villa now open to public.
A challenging desert hike gives away secrets of the universe.
The seats are comfy, the service impeccable and the plane so new it's squeaky clean.
And Al Capone stayed for seven months in luxury.
The Channel Tunnel opened to passengers on November 14, 1994, but the idea stretched much further back than that.