Repeat Traveller

Five Things we Learned on a Trip to the United States

We’ve just arrived home after a whirlwind visit to California, and, while we’re still suffering the effects of jet lag, we thought it’d be a perfect opportunity to jot down a few of the things we learned from...

How to Have an Overseas Holiday Without Leaving Australia

To say 2020 has been a challenge so far is an understatement. We’ve tried rebooting it to no avail, yet there may still be a silver lining. With Australia’s international travel ban looking to continue for a...

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...

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...

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...

Turtle Island: Heaven is a place in the Yasawas

The engine of our 1950s De Havilland seaplane roars like a lion as we cross the last stretch of cerulean water. Just a hundred metres more and we’ll reach Turtle Island. We're so close I can almost taste the...

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Four Reasons to Visit Okinawa

Japan is renowned for its majestic volcanic landscape and bubbling hot springs, thick forests, dazzling neon cities and villages that feel frozen in time. But did you know it also has lush subtropical islands? Less than...

Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.