The adventures of Suki: This Bengal cat probably travels more than you

Suki’s vivid coat, which resembles that of a leopard’s, reflects the illustrious adventures that the Bengal cat has been on. From a canoe ride to a hike through a mushroom-filled forest, Suki is busy exploring the world with her human, Canada-based travel photographer Marti Gutfreund.   Gutfreund explained in an email to DesignTAXI that Suki entered her life after her last feline passed away. “My partner and I do a lot of hiking and camping together. [After] our last kitty passed away…we really wanted to have a pet that we didn’t always have…

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10 of the best gardens … that you’ve probably never heard of

Forget big names such as Kew and Versailles, these almost-secret gardens around the world are worth tracking down, for lovers of horticulture, sculpture – and the bizarre More than capable … the Capability Brown-designed Gatton Park, in Surrey. Photograph: Alamy Gatton Park, England This year marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of English landscape gardener Lancelot “Capability” Brown, who created lakes, built hills and planted forests in the process of creating over 170 spectacular parks. Among his finest creations are Harewood in Leeds and Croome Park, Worcestershire (which has…

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The bribes you’ll probably have to pay in Bali

It’s a stunning spot for a holiday, but if you travel to Bali beware of the bribes you might be asked to pay. Picture: iStock WITH beautiful beaches, budget flights and even cheaper food and drink, it’s little wonder that Bali is the holiday destination of choice for 16,000 Australians a month. For as little as $3 a day plenty of Aussies hire a scooter to explore the island, but what many don’t realise is that it can easily come with additional costs — in the form of on-the-spot “fines”…

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