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The amazing scooters of Hanoi

Last year we decided to do things a little different for our New Year celebration. Rather than spend it with friends back home in Australia like we usually do, we thought we’d experience a taste of how the rest of...

10 essential travel phrases in 10 languages

Of the roughly 7.5 billion people on the planet, only 360 million or so of them speak English as a first language (well, according to Wikipedia at least). That leaves an awful lot of people who may or may not be able to...

A guide to Singapore’s best neighbourhoods

Singapore is a kaleidoscope of history, culture and tradition – a place with a foot in the past and a hand reaching for the future. Once a humble sea town, it’s now home to more than 5.6 million residents, each of them...

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Singapore’s best street food

Singaporeans don’t just eat to live, they live to eat. We discovered this on our first trip to the Lion City back in 2012. Since then we’ve been back a few times (mostly for the food), and never miss an opportunity to...

Hotel Review: Elements of Byron

Expectations can be both a blessing and a curse when travelling. They can either create a hopeful benchmark for an experience – and a reason for an internal happy dance when exceeded – or they can set an impossibly high...

Essential books to read before travelling

Planning a first-time trip to New Zealand? Then you should probably read ‘The Whale Rider’ or watch ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ then. At least that’s what New Zealand’s foreign ambassador to the United States, Tim...

Life along the river in Bangkok

Bangkok is one of my favourite cities. During a visit in October last year I was lucky enough to go on a long tail boat cruise through Bangkok’s canals – and it was a real eye-opener. It’s not a well...

Four quirky L.A. museums you need to visit

Los Angeles is renowned for its unique attractions. The Hollywood Walk of Fame, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre… these are tried and tested tourist haunts guaranteed to always draw a crowd. But...

Hotel Review: Anantara Chiang Mai Resort

When Maureen and Tony Wheeler created the first Lonely Planet guide – Asia on the Cheap – in the 1970’s, they probably didn’t realise the travel revolution they would start. Years later, their...