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.

The Rise 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 travel it once was – but...

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 putting their best foot forward...

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 are five essential new bars and...

Solo September the Month Solo Travellers Have Been Waiting For

Love solo travel but don’t want to pay single supplements? You’re in luck this month. Award-winning tour operator On The Go Tours has joined the industry-wide campaign Solo September to provide better opportunities for solo travellers. The campaign...

Where to Experience the Crazy Rich Asians Life for Yourself

Whenever I hear a best-selling novel is getting the Hollywood treatment, I tend to adjust my expectations on the way into the theatre. But there’s one film I have high hopes for – Crazy Rich Asians, a romantic comedy based on Kevin Kwan’s...

Australia’s Top Ten Experiences

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 Under is a hard task. Many...

Are Millennials the Next Big Cruise Market?

Just when you thought it was safe to back on the water… While it’s long been the stronghold of families and retirees, millennials are gearing up to make their mark on the cruise world. As the globally-minded generation comes of age, it seems...

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 save you time, money, and a lot...

TripAdvisor Reveals Australia’s Favourite Theme Parks

We may be in the depths of winter down under but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream about sunnier times. Warm breezes, melting ice creams, the feeling when you’re whizzing down a water slide with the sun on your back… the folks at TripAdvisor...

Real-Life MasterChef Challenge Comes to Sydney

Everyone has those moments watching reality television when they think, ‘I could do a much better job than that’. Well, it’s time to put your money where your mouth is. JACOB’S CREEK is giving Sydneysiders an opportunity to put their cooking skills...