5 Cool Things You Can Do in November

It is time for 5 Cool Things You Can Do in November. October was a crazy fast month. Or was it just me? I spent the majority of October in the wondrous lands of England and Norway. It was my “Escape from Tasmania”. It’s good to be home. I guess. Return to work has been…

5 Cool Things You Can Do in October

Hello and welcome to the latest instalment of the Escape Valve blog. Did you get to any of the 5 Cool Things you can do in September? It’s been pretty quiet in the Escape Valve offices as far as Tassie has been concerned. There has also been a distinct Oreo shortage. Although failing miserably in…

Dark Tourism

Dark tourism intrigued me once I saw an advertised tour of the nuclear accident ravaged Ukrainian city of Chernobyl in 2008. I didn’t end up going, but always wondered how bizarre it’d be. What is Dark Tourism? According to dark-tourism.com, dark tourism is considered to be “travel to sites that are in some way connected…

5 Cool Things You Can Do in September

G’day everyone, how was your August? August is just about in our rearview mirror. Now, we are steaming towards September. September is bringing Tasmania music and drinks with options for a run and some railway history. 5 Cool Things in September 2018 Here are 5 cool things you can do in the month of September.…

5 Cool Things You Can Do in August

Hello folks, are you visiting Tasmania in August? Well done you brave soul. I like you already. So whatya gunna do? If you’re in any way unsure, I’m going to remedy that. 5 Cool Things in August 2018 Here are 5 cool things you can do to get the most of the month of August. 1.…

Embrace the Dark Side: Dark Mofo

Hobart Town got dark. Dark Mofo came. Dark Mofo conquered. And like Keyser Soze, it was gone. For the sixth year, early to mid June was a brilliant time to be in Hobart Town. The Town got painted red, and dressed in black, for Dark Mofo was ‘ere. Hobart now delays its inevitable (but way over hyped)…

6 Pack of Terrific Tassie Beers

I’ve done a little, let’s call it “research”, and compiled what I call “The 6 Pack of Terrific Tassie Beers” – six beers I’d recommend you drink while you’re in Tassie. Tassie is revered for its whisky, wine and gin. It should not be short changed on its beer either. Tasmania’s beer is rich in…

MONA’s Pharos exhibition is an enlightening experience

Pharos On my last blog post, I visited the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), where I inexplicably forgot to visit the Pharos exhibition. Dedicated and determined (it is a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it), I ventured to MONA again to rectify the situation. I do it for you, the people. The…

Exit Normal at MONA

The museum that reignited interest in Hobart and Tasmania, The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) showcases a whole bunch of wild art and “art wank”. David Walsh, or God as he is referred to within the grounds of MONA, and quite possibly in some areas of the art and tourism industries in Tasmania too,…