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Wellington: NZ’s capital of cool

A new video series focussing on the Windy City has been released by Tourism New Zealand, and it’s given me a serious urge to hop on a plane. Sure there may be some creative/selective editing afoot, but I’ll give them...

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 week of...

Hotel Review: St Ermin’s London

With the 24th James Bond film ‘Spectre’ right around the corner, I thought it was a good time to revisit a trip I took to London a couple of years ago. I was on a mission to get my James Bond on, and came across one...

Hotel Review: ibis Mackay Airport

I’ll admit it had been several years since I last stayed in an ibis Hotel, and I wasn't sure what to expect. Back before their rebrand in 2011, my sole experience with the chain was their rather dated Sydney Airport...

Sweet Dream(liner)s are made like this

Ever wondered how Boeing manufactures their colossal 787-9 Dreamliner? Me too. To finally put an end to that wonder, the team at British Airways has released a video to shed a little light on the subject.

Hotel Review: Sofitel St James London

Of all the hotels I've stayed at over the years, the Sofitel St James was really one of those pinch me moments. An icon in the heart of London, it was a link back to an age of hotel design where everything was done on a...

Shangri-La Ulaanbaatar now open

My name is Chris and I have a confession to make. I really like Shangri-La Hotels. I don't know why. Maybe I was a magpie in a past life and their shiny chandeliers appeal to me on some deep, sub-conscious level...

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...

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.