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The historic Champs-Élysées to undergo stunning transformation

The historic Champs-Élysées to undergo stunning transformation Sometimes referred to as ‘the world’s most beautiful avenue,’ the historic Champs-Élysées stretch in Paris is set to

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The origins of London’s Christmas traditions

The origins of London’s Christmas traditions I recently joined Visit Britain (Australia) and London Walks for a virtual tour of London’s beautiful streets lit up

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Bond Street Lights (c) New West End Company
Rose Seidler House mural by Harry Seidler_image by Katrina Holden

Visiting Rose Seidler House in Sydney: a modernist architectural masterpiece

Visiting Rose Seidler House in Sydney: a modernist architectural masterpiece Recently, I visited one of Sydney’s most historic homes during a Sydney Living Museum open

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The Story Bank: discover the literary birthplace of Mary Poppins at The Story Bank

The Story Bank: discover the literary birthplace of Mary Poppins In an upstairs bedroom of the Australian Joint Stock Bank on the corner of Kent

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Mary Poppins movie poster_1964_Disney Pictures
Katrina Holden explores the architecture of Vienna, Austria.

Sweet treat: visiting a Viennese coffee house

Sweet treat: visiting Viennese coffee houses The Viennese Coffee house is so much more than a ‘café’. On a visit through Europe in 2019, I

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The Big Pineapple to be revived

The Big Pineapple to be revived Australians have a proud history of loving their big, kitsch roadside attractions. Long before Instagram, family photo albums from

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The sugar train at the Big Pineapple, Sunshine Plantation, Nambour (1996)
Egypt Pat and Marg Pyramids

My childhood travel muse

My childhood travel muse When I take a retrospective look at who inspired my imagination, from quite a young age, about the world of vintage

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New Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in LA

New Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in LA  Lovers of cinema and moviemaking can look forward to a new home of cinematic history when the

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Ruby slippers designed by Adrian, from The Wizard of Oz (1939) Photo by Joshua White : JW Pictures : © Academy Museum Foundation
Malachi Gilmore Hall Oberon. Credit: Katrina Holden

Art Deco gem near Jenolan Caves

Art Deco gem near Jenolan Caves As a kid, I remember being in total awe when visiting Jenolan Caves, NSW. We recently took our own

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Going neutral on safari

Travel It was to be my first safari experience. On assignment as a freelance travel writer, I was preparing to pack my bags and head

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Katrina Holden photographing girafes on safari in Chobe National Park Botswana
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