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.

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Minimalist escapes that will spark joy

With the equinox upon us, the days are going to start getting shorter, the nights getting longer. So, it’s time to ‘Marie Kondo’ your living space and create a relaxed, calming retreat that sparks joy just in time for the cooler weather. However...

Jewel Changi Airport

Jewel Changi Airport has an opening date

Get those passports ready, folks. The world’s best airport – as named by Skytrax six years in a row – is about to get even better with the opening of the brand-new Jewel Changi Airport in Singapore on the 17th April 2019. And we...

How to be an animal friendly traveller

Lions and tigers and bears – oh my! World Wildlife Day is back once again to remind us of the incredible creatures which share this planet with us, shining a light not only on the biodiversity that exists but also reminding us it’s our...

Osteria Oggi. Photo: Food & Wine Collective

Best places to eat, drink and be merry in Adelaide

After what feels like an eternity of waiting (read: 11 months) Adelaide’s famous Mad March festival season is almost upon us. Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Festival and WOMADelaide are returning bigger and better this year, and it’s fair to say we’re...

Geirangerfjord, Norway

Five left-field European destinations for romance

Love is in the air, everywhere you look around… and it can mean only one thing – Valentine’s Day is back once again. Did you pick up any of the hints your partner has been dropping over the last few weeks? If not, there’s still time to do...

Four Insta-worthy things to see in Jakarta

When I told my friends and family I was heading off on a trip to Jakarta, the most common reaction was: ‘Why not go to Bali instead?’ I would be lying if I said the same thought hadn’t crossed my mind at least once too. But now, having immersed...

Australia’s top 10 hotels for 2019 revealed

Travelling overseas is great, but sometimes it’s nice to holiday within your own backyard. After all, our Great Southern Land has some truly great hotels to choose from. With the recent announcement of TripAdvisor 2019 Travellers’ Choice Awards for...

Tired of boring hotels? Stay here instead

Tired of staying in boring, cookie-cutter hotels? Me too. Thankfully there are alternative options. From modern takes on camping classics to space-age pod hotels and escapes that leave dry land behind, the hotel industry is finally catching up with...

Essential guide to Singapore this Christmas

I don’t want a lot for Christmas, there is just one thing I need – to hop on a plane and head over to Singapore! Seriously, this city knows how to get into the Christmas spirit. If you happen to be passing through the city on your travels or happen...

Australia’s five best everyday restaurants

Some people travel for relaxation, others travel for adventure… I like to travel for food. Though I tend to look overseas for my foodie fix, Australia boasts more than its fair share of great restaurants – and TripAdvisor has revealed a few worth...