lonely planet hampden March 09

Hampden: Hobart’s secret neighbourhood

So you’ve eaten fresh seafood from Mures and strolled the Salamanca markets. You’ve already moseyed through the Museum and had a beer at one of the historical pubs. So it’s safe to say, you’ve done Hobart, right? Wrong.  Walk beyond Salamanca, past the Rockwall and Ball and Chain restaurants. The street will start to get […]

vietnam lady March 02

Vietnam: a visual journey

To the left, the magnificent mountain ranges of Truong Son stand proud, while to the right, spans the East Sea. Somewhere in between, rests the Banyan Tree Lang Co resort. Its gorgeous lagoon villas are sprinkled amongst the Vietnamese forest. The accommodation is unique, private and calmly at one with the lush surrounds. They offer all […]

mudbrick February 27

Mudbrick: more than just a winery

What do you get when you cross fine food, local wine and spectacular sea views? Mudbrick. Mudbrick Vineyard and Restaurant is a must if ever find yourself in the vicinity of Waiheke Island, New Zealand. Just 35 minutes from Auckland by ferry, it is as much as a treat for the eyes as it is the […]

waiheke island February 24

Where is Waiheke?

Like most Aussies, you’ve probably been to visit our neighbours in New Zealand.  Just a 3 hour plane ride from the East Coast, it’s close enough to scoot over for a long weekend and cheap enough to stay for longer. As someone who likes to travel, I assume you’ve seen the sky tower in Auckland, […]

noosa beach house February 18

A nice Noosa restaurant

You don’t have to splash out to have a great dining experience at Noosa, Queensland. But maybe you are seeking something out of the ordinary, something memorable, something indulgent. Well, here is an option which ticks all three. One of Peter Kuravita’s renowned restaurants, Noosa Beach House offers a serene beach setting with fine dining finesse. […]

date a girl who travels February 01

Date a girl who travels…but ask her this:

Don’t ask a girl how much she has travelled, ask her why she travels. Is it so she can tell her friends she talked her way into one of New York City’s most popular speakeasies? Or is it to feel the first snowflake of the season melt on her face while she’s walking through Central […]

travel packing January 07

Top 10 travel packing tips

Roll clothes up. Not only does it help to keep clothes crinkle-free, it allows you to fully optimise suitcase space, but putting rolled up pieces into shoes, hats, or other bags. Line the side of the suitcase with rolled shirts or dresses to create a supportive border around your contents. Mix and match. Rather than […]