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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...

Inside the P&O Pacific Aria

When sitting down to review P&O’s new cruise ship, Pacific Aria, it’s hard to know where to start. Do you focus on the size first and then work your way through the features later, or mention the...

Best cities for solo travellers

Picking the ‘best’ of anything is a very subjective task – one person’s favourite city or destination can be another’s worst nightmare. So when it comes to creating a list of ‘the best of the best’, it...

Hotel Review: Mandarin Oriental Sanya

Hearing it described as the “Hawaii of China”, Hainan Island made me more than a little curious. Would it be a tropical island escape that has remained undiscovered by Australian travellers, or were the Hawaii...

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...

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...