Louise Southerden

Louise Southerden is a freelance travel writer from Sydney, now based in northern NSW, who never dreamed of travelling the world and writing about it. A three-month trip across Africa in the back of an overland truck 25 years ago changed that and she has since won several awards, including the Australian Society of Travel Writers' Travel Writer of the Year award - four times. Louise specialises in nature-based experiences and is passionate about simple, sustainable travel.

New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, is like the last frontier.

Adventure

Six of the Best: Sea kayaking adventures

Sea kayaking offers idyllic islands, spectacular coastlines, ancient hunting sites and leisurely ways of life.

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Cafe Central: When you can hear the clip-clop of horseshoes on cobbles, from the "fiaker" ✓sightseeing carriages, ...

Six of the best: Viennese coffeehouses

Long the meeting places of writers and thinkers, they offer an instant fix of caffeine, chocolate and cream, Louise Southerden checks six out.

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