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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...

Handy Phrases When Travelling With Allergies

Whether it’s an intolerance to gluten, dairy, soy, shellfish or peanuts, travellers who have specific dietary requirements are seriously up against it when they travel. How do you tell the chef or waiter that...

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...

Five Amazing Day Trips From Hanoi

Vietnam’s ancient capital of Hanoi needs little introduction. This intriguing metropolis home to almost eight million people has captivated generations of travellers with its bustling streetscapes and...

Marketing to gay travellers – is it really that difficult?

As a young gay man I’ve always been intrigued by the way hotels and tourism boards look to appeal to the LGBT market. If I had a cent for every time I saw glitter, rainbows, glittering rainbows, and images of...

In defence of the hotel day spa

Holidays are meant to be relaxing, and the easiest way to force yourself into a state of blissful relaxation is a massage. Whenever we travel, one of the first places we seek out (aside from a bar) is...

Sunset at Ha Long Bay

Five Amazing Day Trips From Hanoi

Vietnam’s ancient capital of Hanoi needs little introduction. This intriguing metropolis home to almost eight million people has captivated generations of travellers with its bustling streetscapes and crumbling...

Movies That Will Make You Want to Travel

Never underestimate the power of a silver screen to inspire your wanderlust. The Beach, Eat Pray Love, Under the Tuscan Sun, The Tourist, Mamma Mia… there’s no shortage of movies that make you want to jet off across the...

A Pride Guide to Los Angeles

Hoping to build on the success of last year’s record-breaking crowd, LA Pride Festival is bringing a wig-snatching line-up of music, movies, dance, and more to the streets of West Hollywood for a week from June 7 – and...

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