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Diving with bull sharks in Fiji

No cage, no worries. There are some dives that will stay with you. It’s been three weeks since we returned from our dive trip to Fiji and I’m still pinching myself to see if we really did dive with bull sharks, that it wasn’t all just an...

Project Aloft Star shines a light on emerging talent

I’ve always believed when an opportunity comes along, you should take it. So when Aloft Hotels and MTV Asia invited me to attend the South East Asia finals of their Project Aloft Star 2016 music competition, I jumped at it. Held at the über trendy...

Unexpected delights in Penang

The first time I saw a picture of the ‘kids on a bicycle’ mural, I was in awe. The skill and attention to detail needed to create the mural was incredible. But like most things on Facebook, I assumed I would never see it in the flesh. Fast forward a...

Hotel Review: Anantara Phuket Layan Resort & Spa

Phuket is one of the most popular destinations for Aussie travellers, and it being our first trip to Thailand, we couldn’t say no to a few days there. First impressions on arrival though, it wasn’t quite the tropical escape we’d been...

Photo: Primus Hotel Sydney

Review: Primus Hotel Sydney

Occupying the former home of the Sydney Water Board at 339 Pitt Street, Primus Hotel Sydney is the newest boutique hotel to enter the vibrant Sydney hotel scene. But what makes this hotel stand out from the pack is its desire to preserve and...

Pulau Ubin: Singapore’s bicycle island

Though one could easily assume that Singapore is all concrete and glass, the small island nation home to 5.3 million people is actually home to a wealth of green spaces and national parks where you can seek respite from the city. One popular oasis...

Byron Bay’s best value family accommodation

A little while back we were invited to the official relaunch of Discovery Parks Byron Bay, a prominent holiday park located on the main road into town. As the former journalist for a caravan magazine I’ve visited my fair share of holiday parks over...

A spa retreat in Japan’s Kii Mountains

There’s a lot to love about Japan, but one of the standouts during my recent trip was the onsen experience. I’d visited a bathhouse on a trip to Okinawa several years ago, (read about the experience here) but that was nothing compared to the real...

Diving at Fish Rock Cave

South West Rocks is one of hundreds of small villages that dot the Australian coastline. You know the ones. They all have that laidback vibe with Norfolk Pine-lined streets and a pub directly in front of the beach, but South West Rocks is unique...