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Bucket Listed: Sossusvlei Desert

Everyone talks about their bucket list, the things they want to see or do before they die… but how many people actually write that list down to refer back to? Not many. Rather than just talk about the places I want to visit, I figured it might be...

Who is the typical Australian traveller?

Aussies have a reputation as larrikin travellers, people who seek out a good time and are rarely bothered by anything. But is that really an accurate picture of us? According to a new study, it’s not. 

Hotel rooms the new showrooms

I recently read a brilliant article about stealing toiletries from hotels, and it got me thinking about my own five fingered habits. Most of us take the toiletries when we leave a hotel, yet some are more brazen with their theft, taking...

Hotel Review: Thompson Belgraves London

If your mission is to travel the world like a globetrotting spy, you need to do it properly. That means style, sophistication and a heck of a lot of champagne. Sleek, sexy and stylish, Thompson Belgraves in London is a boutique hotel...

Confessions of an onsen virgin

I’ve done a lot of things in my travelling life, but one of the experiences that baffled me most was the Japanese onsen. Yes, taking a bath confused me. On a trip to Okinawa, I had the chance to give the onsen a try. A spur of the moment...

Seeking the true meaning of Karate in Okinawa

Did you know that karate, quite possibly the most well known martial art in the world, originated in Okinawa? Me neither. But it turns out the tiny archipelago that sits beneath the Japanese mainland is where it all began. It wasn't until...

Keyboard warriors attack world’s top landmarks

TripAdvisor is my go-to resource for researching points of interest when I travel. Reading honest reviews from the average Joe usually gives a pretty accurate picture of what you can expect to see, free of marketing hype. But, if I'm honest...

Hotel Review: The Peninsula Hong Kong

A grand dame in the Hong Kong hotel scene, The Peninsula Hong Kong needs no introduction. It's an icon. Since opening in 1928, the hotel has welcomed everyone from heads of state to couples in search of a romantic rendezvous. Now it's my turn...

Trail blazing in Cairns

It’s been a few years since I’ve been on the back of a bicycle, so I’m feeling a little rusty. It’s not hard, kind of like riding a bike really, but it’s tough getting back into the rhythm and starting to feel the terrain, trusting the bike - and my...