Repeat Traveller

Hotel Review: Anantara Chiang Mai Resort

When Maureen and Tony Wheeler created the first Lonely Planet guide – Asia on the Cheap – in the 1970’s, they probably didn’t realise the travel revolution they would start. Years later...

Diving with bull sharks in Fiji

There are some experiences that will stay with you. Shark diving without a cage in Fiji’s Beqa Lagoon is one such experience. It was exhilarating, surreal, and by far the best dive of my life. Its been...

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...

Life along the river in Bangkok

Bangkok is one of my favourite cities. During a visit in October last year I was lucky enough to go on a long tail boat cruise through Bangkok’s canals – and it was a real eye-opener. It’s...

Penang Revisited

Just over six months since my first trip to Penang, the travel gods have smiled on me and delivered a second chance to visit it’s shores. Simon and I had originally planned to go to Nusa Lembongan for a...

Unexpected delights in Penang

The first time I saw a picture of the ‘kids on a bicycle’ mural, I was in awe. The skill and attention to detail needed to create the mural was incredible. But like most things on Facebook, I assumed I would...

The return of small ship cruising

From ocean crossings to river journeys, cruising was once one of the most glamorous and exclusive ways to see the world. Somewhere along the way, it became better known as the floating R.S.L. than the luxurious form of...

The world’s most fashion forward hotels

‘Lights? Models? Guest list? Just do your best darling.’ With New York Fashion Week in full swing, and Paris Fashion Week right around the corner, the Who’s Who and the Who’s That of fashion are no doubt...

Bali’s hottest new bars and restaurants

Bali is so hot right now. Shaking off the ‘party island’ image of old, Bali has quietly reinvented itself as the new gourmet mecca of South Indonesia. If you’re looking to take a trip to this ‘land of the gods’, here...

Australia’s top 10 experiences revealed

Everyone knows Australia is a big country; we’ve all seen the maps of Europe and the United States super-imposed over the map of our vast continent. That’s why creating  a true list the best experiences Down...

Travel lessons I wish I learned earlier

When you’re first finding your feet in the travel world, it can be easy to overcomplicate things. But, as you get older, you soon pick up a few tricks that not only make the travel experience more enjoyable but also...