Australian Outback The Australian Outback is not for the faint of heart. But if you’ve got a taste for adventure, then a motorcycle trip through this part of the world can be pretty amazing. It is a dessert and features scorching temperatures in the summer time. However, the fact that Australia is below the Equator means that the country’s winter time is summer time in North America. And Australia winters are quite mild and comfortable compared to winters in the U.S. and Canada.
My father used to say that you were guaranteed good weather if you spotted a boat as you drove across the Cape Cod Canal—the thin strip of water that separates the 70-mile-long peninsula from mainland Massachusetts. As our Ford Pinto station wagon rattled over the Sagamore Bridge, my brother and I would press our foreheads to the window and hope for a sighting. To this day, I religiously scan the water every time I hit the bridge..
Stratford Castle in Durban, South Africa. The Castle’s cornerstone on the North wing is engraved with Sir Walter Raleigh’s immortal words: “But true love is a durable fire, In the mind ever burning; Never sick, never old, never dead; From itself never turning.” The castle was built upon the spirit of those lovely words.
Culzean Castle is the jewel in the crown of the National Trust for Scotland. This grand cliff-top country house was remodelled in the late 18th century by the renowned architect Robert Adam in his trademark neo-classical Georgian style. The Circular Saloon has a panoramic view over the Firth of Clyde and the Oval Staircase is Adam’s final masterpiece of interior design.