On the end of a peninsula in Moreton Bay, at the northern end of Brisbane city, sits travel writer Maurie O’Connor’s hometown of Redcliffe, where the sun shines every day and the seagulls are very well behaved.Read More
Category: Issue 7: Spring 2017
Welcome to Issue Seven of the quarterly FWT Magazine
If you’re a wanderluster, then this issue is for you! Our writers share their personal adventures in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
True to our name, this issue is filled with enticing food, wine and travel stories. We’ll travel to the Clare Valley in Australia and visit with husband and wife winemakers who own their own separate wineries. Then we’ll hop over to New Zealand to visit with a winemaker producing one of the country’s highest rated pinot noirs.
Hopefully, you’ve worked up an appetite because our writers will take you on a culinary journey, starting on the Malaysian island of Penang, where we’ll learn to make an island favorite, Jingha Masala, a spicy shrimp dish. We’ll wander through the rice fields of Bali and uncover the secrets of this centuries-old practice. No culinary feast would be complete without some Asian influences so we’ll explore unique tastes in the neighborhoods of Kowloon, Hong Kong and enjoy some street food and people-watching in one of China’s ancient capitals, Xi’an. Finally, nothing will wake up the senses like a tour of the spice markets in Delhi.
To work off some of that food and wine, we’ll take you on a few adventurous excursions including a three-day walk in a remote corner of New Zealand’s South Island, Hollyford Track. We’ll dive deep on a barrier reef island, one of several hundred found in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands, and explore a plethora of wildlife on Kangaroo Island. There’s no shortage of activities on Australia’s Sunny Coast, including a visit to Redcliffe, home of the Bee Gees.
Cheers! --- Beth Graham, Executive Editor