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Has Tigerair found it’s groove?

I flew Tigeair for the first time recently. Having never set foot on one of their aircraft, I kind of hoped to see Tiger print as far as the eye could see. Sadly there was none. But what was there surprised me even...

Singapore through the looking glass

What do you see when you view the world in a mirror? Aside from an obvious reversal, the new perspective reveals everyday objects in a new light. For me, it's the same when I visit a new city. Approach it one way...

Hotel Review: Hotel Indigo Hong Kong

Gazing over the glittering Hong Kong skyline, listening to the roar of the city traffic below, I pinch myself to check if this is real. Just yesterday I was at home drinking a $10 bottle of Sav Blanc in Australia, today...

Penang World Music Festival

World music finds a home in Penang

Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Penang World Music Festival, held in the UNESCO listed city of George Town, Malaysia. Would I have called myself a world music fan before I went? No. But that...

ms Oosterdam viewed from Lifou, New Caledonia

Five reasons to take a cruise

Australians have taken to cruising like ducks to water. They're cheap, convenient, and usually deliver just the right amount of adventure. If you’re still on the fence about climbing aboard the Love Boat...

Bucket Listed: Sossusvlei Desert

Everyone talks about their bucket list, the things they want to see or do before they die… but how many people actually write that list down to refer back to? Not many. Rather than just talk about the places I want to...

Who is the typical Australian traveller?

Aussies have a reputation as larrikin travellers, people who seek out a good time and are rarely bothered by anything. But is that really an accurate picture of us? According to a new study, it’s not. 

Hotel rooms the new showrooms

I recently read a brilliant article about stealing toiletries from hotels, and it got me thinking about my own five fingered habits. Most of us take the toiletries when we leave a hotel, yet some are more...

Hotel Review: Thompson Belgraves London

If your mission is to travel the world like a globetrotting spy, you need to do it properly. That means style, sophistication and a heck of a lot of champagne. Sleek, sexy and stylish, Thompson Belgraves in...