WHERE I’D RATHER BE . . .

Herald on Sunday - - SUNDAY TRAVEL - Stephanie Holmes stephanie.holmes@nzher­ald.co.nz

SHORT HAUL

In Syd­ney’s Bondi Beach for the 22nd an­nual Sculp­ture by the Sea, one of the largest free to the pub­lic sculp­ture ex­hi­bi­tions in the world, with 100 works span­ning a 2km coastal walk. Oct 18-Novem­ber 4. sculp­ture­bythe­sea.com

Eat­ing: Brunch at Shuk, a cafe in­spired by the owner and chef’s up­bring­ing in Is­rael and the mar­ket­places cen­tral to that cul­ture. shuk­bondi.com

Drink­ing: A post-walk mar­garita (don’t judge, I’ve earned it), at The An­chor, a nau­ti­cal-themed bar in South Bondi. an­chor­bar­bondi.com

Stay­ing: At Ad­ina Apart­ment Bondi Beach, self-con­tained ac­com­mo­da­tion that makes it easy to feel like a lo­cal. ad­i­na­ho­tels.com

MID HAUL

En­joy­ing an­other beau­ti­ful coastal walk, the Hana-Wa­iana­panapa Coastal Trail, on the Hawai­ian is­land of Maui. The 8km trail takes hik­ers on The King’s Walk­way. go­hawaii.com/is­lands/maui

Eat­ing: At Mama’s Fish House, a seafood restau­rant where the menu lists the name of the fish­er­man who caught our fish. ma­mas­fish­house.com

Drink­ing: Lo­cally-brewed craft beers at Maui Brew­ing Com­pany, whose op­tions in­clude a Big Swell IPA, a Bikini Blonde Lager and a Co­conut Hiwa Porter. mauibrew­ingco.com

Stay­ing: At the Ho­tel Wailea, a Re­lais & Chateaux lux­ury prop­erty, with ocean views and Tesla Model Xs avail­able for com­pli­men­tary use. hotel­wailea.com

LONG HAUL

Tak­ing on the chal­leng­ing Pem­brokeshire Coast Path, a 300km walk in Bri­tain’s only coastal na­tional park, with 10km of as­cents and de­scents — ap­par­ently equiv­a­lent to climb­ing Ever­est. na­tion­al­trail.co.uk/ pem­brokeshire-coast-path

Eat­ing: A hearty meal at The Ferry Inn, a pub with an award-win­ning beer gar­den in the walk’s start­ing town, St Dog­maels. fer­ryinn.wales

Drink­ing: A cel­e­bra­tory pint at the Am­roth Arms, a pub at the end of the trail (pre­sum­ing I make it that far, of course). am­rotharms.com

Stay­ing: In Roch Cas­tle Ho­tel, a for­mer 12th-cen­tury Nor­man cas­tle, now one of the best lux­ury ho­tels in Wales. Af­ter walk­ing 300km, I de­serve it. rochcas­tle.com

Bondi Beach. Photo / Des­ti­na­tion NSW Wa­iana­panapa State Park, Maui. Photo / Getty Im­ages Pem­brokeshire near White­sands Bay, St Davids, Wales. Photo / Getty Im­ages

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