Places & People

In Praise of Solo Travel in Italy for Women

Italy is the perfect place for solo travel for women. But when I told people that I had recently travelled through Italy myself, they looked at me in disbelief and the usual response was — “ Well, that takes balls. I wouldn’t do that.” But why not? Travelling solo is a liberating and exhilarating experience. It fills us with a sense of adventure, opens our minds and relaxes the soul.
八月 9, 2015/通过: Augustine Zycher

Legendary Stockman of the Australian Outback, Luke McCall

Luke McCall, aged 84, is one of the few surviving stockmen. For over half a century he crossed the vast length and breadth of Australia with thousands of head of cattle and horses. He loved the life and the stock and never saw it as a life of extreme physical hardship, danger and isolation. In this profile she has written for WomanGoingPlaces, Patricia McPherson describes her mate, Luke McCall as " a legendary stockman whose name stands high right across the north of Australia."
七月 23, 2014/通过: Rosalie Zycher

Outback Australia in the Wet Season

My daughter Genevieve and I drove 4000 kilometres from Port Augusta…
五月 8, 2016/通过: Augustine Zycher

Geisha in Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto is the centre of Japan’s Geisha culture. There are almost 200 Geiko (Geisha) in Kyoto, making it the largest concentration in Japan. It is hard to find a Western equivalent for this exclusive profession. It combines the rigorous training and discipline of an elite ballet school and music academy, with the self-renunciation of a nunnery. Exquisitely costumed Geiko are sometimes seen along the narrow streets in the Gion quarter. Meeting a Maiko, a young woman in apprenticeship to become a Geiko, was one of the most memorable events of our time in Japan.
一月 2, 2017/通过: Augustine Zycher

Our Top Places in Japan

WomanGoingPlaces has chosen some of the places we saw as first-time visitors to Japan that became our Top Places in Japan.
These are to be found on 4 different islands of Japan - Honshu, Miyajima, Hokkaido and Shikoku. The choices are arranged according to islands and not in order of favourites.
三月 3, 2017/通过: Rosalie Zycher

Hokkaido – the Northern Island of Japan

Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands gives you a sense of space, of wilderness and of untamed nature, thanks largely to its many national parks and large stretches of uninhabited spaces. In winter, it becomes a wonderland of ice and snow and people flock to its ski resorts. Autumn arrives earlier in Hokkaido than in the rest of Japan, so you are more likely to see the turning of the leaves here first. Of all the wonderful sights and attractions of Hokkaido, its volcanoes and natural hot springs, are the most impressive.
一月 27, 2017/通过: Rosalie Zycher




一月 18, 2014/通过: Rosalie Zycher

Japan’s Brilliant Bullet Train

Remarkably, Japanese trains have an annual average late arrival time of only 38 seconds!
The bullet train or Shinkansen that connects major centres, is a marvel. Travelling at up to 300km per hour, this sleek, white, green or red serpent of a train is whisper quiet and provides a smooth ride when you are inside. Outside, it appears as a rush of wind if you’re lucky enough to catch it passing at full speed.
一月 24, 2017/通过: Rosalie Zycher

The Pleasures of a Japanese Toilet

The pleasures of the Japanese toilet are gaining worldwide attention. The BBC in its news today, made an announcement about toilets in Japan. And recently the New York Times ran a feature story on Japanese toilets. Why toilets would qualify as news might puzzle many - but it would not surprise those who have been to Japan.
Japanese toilets are quite ingenious.
一月 19, 2017/通过: Rosalie Zycher

Ryokans in Japan

Ryokans in Japan have been described as national treasures. These traditional inns for travellers are located throughout the country. You can stay in Western-style hotels throughout Japan, but you would be missing out on very memorable and pleasurable experiences by not staying in a ryokan. Many hotels also offer you a choice of Western or Japanese-style rooms. The latter are similar to a room in a ryokan. These rooms tend to be larger than Western-style rooms which are often tiny.
一月 13, 2017/通过: Rosalie Zycher

Onsen in Japan

Japan’s ubiquitous volcanoes frequently cause land and sea to shudder. But they are also the source of the healing waters of the Onsen, the public bath houses all over Japan that are often supplied with mineral water drawn from hot springs in volcanic craters.
Onsen have been part of Japanese life for millennia.
And one of the great delights of visiting Japan is staying in ryokans - traditional inns - with Onsen.
一月 6, 2017/通过: Augustine Zycher

乌鲁鲁(艾尔斯岩石)— 澳大利亚的红色中部

乌鲁鲁(艾尔斯岩石)是世界上为数不多得到联合国教科文组织认可的世界双遗产地之一,得到认可的不仅是它的自然价值 ,同时也有其卓越的文化价值。

十月 5, 2014/通过: Rosalie Zycher
Ningaloo Reef




二月 12, 2014/通过: Rosalie Zycher

Ragusa Ibla, Sicily

Ragusa Ibla combines magnificent architecture, celebrity glitter,…
一月 7, 2016/通过: Augustine Zycher

Donald Trump and “Crooked Hag” Hillary

Donald Trump’s lewdness towards young women has caused an uproar that looks set to end his chances of winning the presidency. By contrast, his attacks against Hillary as an older woman have barely drawn a murmur. Trump and his supporters have conducted a vicious campaign against Hillary using her age as a weapon against her. As though being an older woman is contemptible. They have played on negative stereotypes of old women and used scary, nursery rhyme images of witch-like women. “Crooked hag” is just the latest double-barrelled epithet they have hurled at her.
十月 14, 2016/通过: Augustine Zycher

Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia has had very bad press for over 300 years.

She was the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, reigning for 34 years until her death in 1796 at the age of 67. But ask the average Russian what he knows about her and he will smirk and say Catherine was debauched and is mostly known for having countless lovers, usually from the ranks of her young army officers.

So why has the NGV decided to mount an exhibition dedicated to her?
六月 1, 2015/通过: Augustine Zycher

亚瑟港, 塔斯马尼亚 – Port Arthur, Tasmania

六月 3, 2016/通过: Augustine Zycher

Woman In…. Esperance, West Australia

Esperance is a seaside town on the south-eastern coast of West Australia. To get there, my daughter and I set off on a road trip from Perth, and in one day, drove 730 kilometres through the lower belly of West Australia.
二月 23, 2015/通过: Augustine Zycher

Nellie Bly – Around the World in 80 Days

It is the 125th Anniversary of the Race Around The World.
十一月 14, 2014/通过: Augustine Zycher

Our Woman In….Havana

One of my favourite ways to prepare for travel to a country,…
十月 28, 2014/通过: Augustine Zycher

Woman In … Lake Balaton, Hungary

Woman travelling with extended family.

With two grown-up…
九月 10, 2014/通过: Rosalie Zycher

塔斯马尼亚塔斯曼岛游船 – Tasman Island Cruise, Tasmania

五月 9, 2016/通过: Augustine Zycher

澳大利亚的内陆地区:昆士兰卡穆威尔 派特•麦克弗森

九月 9, 2014/通过: Rosalie Zycher

一年中的哪个时间去日本旅行最好呢?When Is The Best Time To Visit Japan?

二月 28, 2017/通过: Rosalie Zycher

和媛梦之旅一起游览威尼斯大运河 (Grand Canal of Venice)



我们的船沿运河S形曲线朝着军械库(Arsenale)和圣马克盆地(St. Mark’s Basin)方向驶去。
九月 21, 2015/通过: Augustine Zycher


坐在墨尔本郊区的一家咖啡店外,我和两个女性朋友正为即将来临的生日举杯庆祝。此时的天气阳光明媚,雅拉河(Yarra River)的风景美不胜收。树木郁郁葱葱、骑自行车的人精神饱满、河里划船的桨手也充满着活动,周围的一切都很美好。朋友们不经意间说起她们想去巴黎,问我是否愿意一起去。她们的话还没说完就在一旁咯咯地笑了起来,我看得出她们觉得这是个非常好的想法,但实际上却有一点不切实际。

七月 18, 2015/通过: Rosalie Zycher

澳大利亚当代艺术中心 – The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA

四月 30, 2015/通过: Rosalie Zycher

莫宁顿半岛之雅碧湖葡萄园 – Yabby Lake Vineyard, Mornington Peninsula


在2011和2012年获得 “吉米•华生纪念奖”(Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy)“年度最佳红酒”的殊荣后,雅碧湖葡萄园开始进入公众的视线。 黑皮诺葡萄酒(Pinot Noir)也在52年后首次受到吉米华生大奖的垂青,当年获奖的是一款2012年雅碧湖1号园黑皮诺干红葡萄酒(Yabby Lake Block 1 Pinot Noir 2012)。

三月 26, 2015/通过: Rosalie Zycher

澳大利亚的标志—— 墨尔本布莱顿海滩之彩色盒子房

媛梦之旅继上篇 Iconic Bathing Boxes of the Mornington Peninsula 澳大利亚维多利亚州莫宁顿半岛地 收到热烈反响后,现就彩色盒子房发表另一篇文章。与上次不一样的是,这次的彩色小屋位于可以眺望城市商业中心的墨尔本近郊,他们就是布莱顿海滩(Brighton Beach)上的90个彩色小屋。
二月 4, 2015/通过: Rosalie Zycher


在如此美好的春天该怎样度过愉快的一天呢?开车前往墨尔本近郊的欧林达(Olinda)小镇,看看那里的杜鹃花花园(Rhododendron Gardens)将是一个不错的选择。

十月 26, 2014/通过: Rosalie Zycher


我们常常会忘记墨尔本只有179年的历史。墨尔本最早是由殖民者在库林族国家(Kulin Nation)的土地上建立起来的。这座新兴城市的财富不仅来自淘金热潮时期所积累的黄金,同样也源于规划者们所拥有的视野。
规划者们深思熟虑,把墨尔本设计成为了一个街道宽广,公园林立的城市。街道上雄伟的大楼体现了这座城市的财富,同时也代表了当代最令人印象深刻的建筑。从前以“绝妙墨尔本(Marvelous Melbourne)”而闻名,到19世纪90年代,墨尔本已经发展成为仅次于伦敦的英属第二大城市。
八月 18, 2014/通过: Augustine Zycher

日本记事 – Notes on Japan

一月 18, 2017/通过: Rosalie Zycher

卡卡杜国家公园 – 加拉邦弥 (库尔品大峡谷) 澳大利亚北领地 – Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

十一月 25, 2016/通过: Rosalie Zycher

佩吉·古根海姆和威尼斯 – Peggy Guggenheim In Venice

十月 5, 2016/通过: Augustine Zycher

塔斯马尼亚玛利亚岛 – Maria Island, Tasmania

塔斯马尼亚玛利亚岛:历史、地理以及自然的奇迹. 这里是观察袋熊,小袋鼠,小型树袋鼠和树丛大袋鼠自然习性的最好的地方之一。他们可以无拘无束的漫步,因为岛上不允许出现任何车辆,商店或是宾馆。我们偶遇了一个母袋熊和婴儿袋熊。算上引进的觉鹅(Cape Barren Geese),这里有超过140种鸟类。
四月 5, 2016/通过: Augustine Zycher

Woman In…Patagonia

"Oh, that's impossible, I can't do that!" This is what I…
六月 17, 2014/通过: Augustine Zycher



但是在莫宁顿半岛上的达令公园(Darling Park)葡萄庄园里,情况就是这样的。在这片酿酒区,达令公园酿酒厂(Darling Park Winery)和巴斯弗林德斯蒸馏酒厂(Bass & Flinders Distillery)就维持着这样一种非传统但是又却极为创新的关系。
七月 28, 2014/通过: Rosalie Zycher

Australia’s website for women’s travel, activities and adventure – Why we set up the WomanGoingPlaces Website?

WomanGoingPlaces is Australia's website for every woman from…
五月 26, 2014/通过: Augustine Zycher

Why are women terrified of dining solo?


Why are women terrified of dining solo?
When Australian…
五月 2, 2014/通过: Augustine Zycher

走进澳洲雨林, 喂养本土鸟类



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十二月 24, 2013/通过: Rosalie Zycher



近日,伯克·布兰登(Burke Brandon)在悉尼皇家奶酪及乳制品展览会(Royal Sydney Cheese & Dairy Show)上荣获两块金牌和三块银牌。同时他也被《农场杂志周刊》(Weekly Times Farm Magazine)评为2013年度杰出农民。
七月 10, 2014/通过: Rosalie Zycher

Home Alone – Not Necessarily!


I've just read an article that again confirmed why…
十二月 4, 2013/通过: Rosalie Zycher

Melbourne Now – The National Gallery of Victoria



Like an Empress Dowager, the National…
十二月 10, 2013/通过: Augustine Zycher

Go Yachting in Australia – A Great Activity For Women


You've always wanted to go yachting but you don't…
十月 28, 2013/通过: Augustine Zycher



二月 5, 2014/通过: Augustine Zycher

Go Mushrooming & Wild Mushroom Bruschetta recipe

Serves 4-6 as an entree or light lunch


1 large…
九月 1, 2013/通过: Augustine Zycher