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52 Weekends Away: Australia’s great escapes of 2021

52 Weekends Away: Australia’s great escapes of 2021

Whether you’re longing to go back to nature or go forth into foodie heaven and hardcore indulgence, here are 52 ways to celebrate that release from captivity.

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Good Weekend Superquiz and Saturday Target Time, October 23

Good Weekend Superquiz and Saturday Target Time, October 23

Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.

‘We’re not all toothless farmers waiting out the drought!’

‘We’re not all toothless farmers waiting out the drought!’

As more people eye off life outside the capital cities, three publications are putting rural Australia on the media map. And there’s not a lace doily in sight.

  • by Amanda Hooton
On the road: Good Weekend’s travel reading guide

On the road: Good Weekend’s travel reading guide

Many Australian authors write evocatively about place. Here are 10 (mostly) new books that bring our land to life.

  • by Nicole Abadee
Swapping city life for an island dream

Swapping city life for an island dream

Aaron Suine and Nick Stead left corporate careers in Sydney to move to King Island with their five-year-old son, and build a luxury lodge. Then COVID struck.

  • by Ute Junker
Nova Peris: ‘I’m in a category six cyclone here’

Nova Peris: ‘I’m in a category six cyclone here’

The Olympic gold medallist and former Labor senator discusses politics, intergenerational trauma and the statue she hopes will inspire Indigenous children.

  • by Benjamin Law
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‘Last good day’ is a concept I won’t embrace

‘Last good day’ is a concept I won’t embrace

Instead, let’s dwell on the euphoria of vaccination day.

  • by Amelia Lester
Britney v Spears: The singer’s voice is heard at last

Britney v Spears: The singer’s voice is heard at last

This may not be great documentary, but it does give a new perspective on the superstar and her battle to reclaim her life.

  • by Barry Divola
Canoodling, sure – but how about that composting? The new appeal of farm stays

Canoodling, sure – but how about that composting? The new appeal of farm stays

Romance might be in the air for some, but for many people, a retreat to the country is all about learning how to live more sustainably.

  • by Ute Junker
Two minutes with Danny Katz: How to future-proof family photos

Two minutes with Danny Katz: How to future-proof family photos

The Modern Guru believes the most tactful solution is to announce that you’re taking two photos, But if it upsets some, there are creative solutions.

  • by Danny Katz
Good Weekend’s style picks of the week

Good Weekend’s style picks of the week

Fresh additions to Australia’s most-wanted list: the latest in clever, covetable design.

  • by Anna-Lisa Backlund