Wallace HutBACK Falls Creek, Victoria, Australia PREVIOUS < Wallace’s Hut near Falls Creek is the oldest hut in Victoria’s Alpine National Park. It was built by the three Wallace brothers, Arthur, William and Stewart, who arrived as small boys in Melbourne from Ireland in 1869. Now used by hikers and cross country skiers for emergency shelter, it’s not exactly the height of luxury.
The Falkland Islands. Despite tensions, development at Britain’s remote outpost. Eight thousand miles from London, the Falkland Islands are a cold, rugged Galápagos-like spot swarming with penguins, seals, whales and other wildlife. Over the last few decades, though, politics has trumped nature: more than 30 years since the Falklands War, tensions remain high between Argentina and Britain, especially with vast oil reserves now being explored offshore.