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Beach near Great Ocean Road, VIC, Australia

Great Ocean Road, Australia

Rugged coastline, pristine beaches and lush, wild forest – it’s not just surfers that heed the call to discover Australia’s Great Ocean Road, which runs for 151 miles (243km) along the coast south of Melbourne. Anne-Marie Middlemast takes a family-friendly road trip through this stunning region.

Beach near Great Ocean Road, VIC, Australia
The Idea

As a teenager growing up in Melbourne, it was almost considered a rite of passage to get a few friends together, and take a drive down the iconic Great Ocean Road. I’ll confess, I spent more than a few weekends following various boyfriends down this coastal wonderland; panel van loaded up with surfboards, sleeping bags, the latest Top 40 cassettes and of course, beer.

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Where to go and what to see in the Holy City

Seven Suitcases Asks: Jerusalem

Matt Rees is an award-winning crime novelist living in Jerusalem, whom the French magazine L’Express called “the Dashiell Hammett of Palestine.” As a journalist, he covered the Middle East for over a decade; Yasser Arafat once tried to have him arrested, but Matt eluded him, to write his quartet of novels about a Palestinian detective, and two historical mysteries about Mozart and Caravaggio.

Here Matt shares with us his top spots in the city for hanging out with his 6-year-old, Cai, and 2-year-old, Mari.

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