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ms Oosterdam viewed from Lifou, New Caledonia

Five reasons to take a cruise

Australians have taken to cruising like ducks to water. They're cheap, convenient, and usually deliver just the right amount of adventure. If you’re still on the fence about climbing aboard the Love Boat...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...