Colonial History Comes To Life

Camden Park House. An intriguing triangle exists between Elizabeth Farm at Parramatta, Belgenny Farm, the Macarthur’s farm, and Camden Park House. They are probably the most important collection of surviving colonial buildings in Australia. And how many of us can…

Shipshape in Assam

Peter and Hilary Whitehead enjoyed their time in Assam so much that they were determined to take some Ross Tours travellers to this mystical and lesser-known part of India. And it’s happening again – in late November this year! By…

High Time for High Tea

Linda has just returned from Singapore, where one of her highlights was High Tea at Raffles. She writes this postcard whilst walking the white marble walkways past rooms with signs that read ‘Tiffin’, ‘Long Bar’ and ‘East Indie’ with her…

Postcard from Chateau Val Joanis

Sandra visits an unassuming garden, come vineyard, come olive grove in the south of France. Hopefully its summery warmth will warm us up today.     A modest sunburnt terracotta toolshed? Packed gravel pathways, corners stuffed with rusty watering cans,…

Run to Paradise

There’s a real buzz about Sri Lanka right now, which leads those in the know to make a beeline to coastal resorts south of Colombo. Dubbed India-lite, Sri Lanka is a polite place to holiday, delectable in every way, a…