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The best stories of the year – a subjective list

The best stories of the year – a subjective list

Yeh we get it, you’re not supposed to play favourites.

But we are, and we’re telling you about it.

Last week we celebrated our favourite new stays that were featured in 2022, and now we want to tell you about the destination stories that we loved – both writing them and reading them.

These are the stories that for one reason or another got under our skin, and made us want to jump on a plane or a ship or a blimp or a penny-farthing and get to that destination.

Tayla Gentle - Editor: 

Darwin After Dark by Tim McGlone and Minh Thang

Click here to read this article from issue 6 

"I love it when a story makes you think twice, or differently, about a place. And that’s what the Darwin After Dark feature did for me.

"I’ve never had much interest in exploring Darwin itself — having always been a little more preoccupied with getting out of Darwin, to places like Kakadu or Litchfield NP. But after seeing Tim take a helicopter pub crawl around the Top End, all my anti-Darwin sentiments disappeared. Someone send the chopper, ASAP."

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Justin Jamieson - Publisher: 

A New Dawn for Sunrise Country by Jeremy Drake and Rob La Terra

Click here to read this article from issue 5

"The combination of Jez Drake’s evocative narrative and stunning photography with Rob La Terra’s epic footage opened my eyes further to a part of Australia I have wanted to return to for over ten years.

"The characters and culture of the Yolngu people are so rich and I really felt a strong connection from this feature. It reminded me that there are so many epic experiences in our own back yard that I’ve too often travelled overseas to seek."

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Tim McGLone - Deputy Editor

Eden Found by Rob La Terra

Click here to read this article from issue 5

"I love hearing about new places. And when we sent Rob La Terra to Vanua Levu - a group of tiny islands in the South Pacific - I can hold my hand to my heart and admit that I’d never fucking heard of this place.

"But after reading about Rob's ridiculous adventure, diving, trekking and singing with locals, and seeing the crispness of the imagery he captured, it did what all good travel stories do: it made me want to put on an out-of-office and get onto the first wobbly Cessna 172 heading in that general direction. Bula!"

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