Earth is one of the classical elements in ancient Greek philosophy and science. It encompasses our footprints and connects us all. We hope you discover your tribe on your voyages.
Let us gallivant through the splendid season of picnics with the mirth and joy, where the sun dapples through the trees, laughter fills the air, and a Jatz cracker with a slice of brie becomes the epitome of culinary delight.
Enter stage left, Valerio Fantinelli, an Australian-Italian chef with the culinary wizardry of a Michelin-starred sorcerer, and his cohort, Luca Rocconi, a professional Italian tour guide whose ancestry presumably includes a lineage of Roman emperors, given his encyclopaedic knowledge of Italy’s secrets. Together, these cousins concoct asmall-group tours through Italy’s heart and soul, promising escapades from one to six days that would make Caesar himself green with envy.
Record numbers of Australians are travelling to Fiji for an island holiday in the sun, with Tourism Fiji data showing visitation to the South Pacific archipelago now surpassing pre-pandemic levels.
In an audacious move that could only be matched by the daring of a Whitsundays skipper braving the tempestuous seas, the InterContinental Hayman Island Resort has unfurled its sails to welcome the maritime elite with open arms and a dash of panache.
Let’s embark on a jaunt to the Komodo National Park, during the illustrious Year of the Dragon. This Indonesian jewel, cradled in the bosom of East Nusa Tenggara, is not just a UNESCO World Heritage Site; it’s a veritable circus of nature’s grandest spectacles, where Komodo dragons, those prehistoric behemoths, reign supreme.
Enter Pacific Drifter spiced rum, a liquid ode to the quintessential Aussie spirit, as iconic as an impromptu beach barbie. This nectar, born from the stickiest Queensland molasses from local sugar canes – is a stroke of genius.
Ah, Spain! A land of contrasts and contradictions, where the sun beats down on the Mediterranean coast with the same fervour as the sangria flows in the local tavernas. But beyond the clichés of flamenco and paella lies a secret: Spain is Europe’s second most mountainous country.
In a move as bold and spirited as the Australian outback itself, Coral Expeditions, the trailblazers of the Aussie cruise scene, have unveiled their latest magnum opus: the 2024-2025 Kimberley Cruise Guide.
In the bustling heart of Melbourne, a city renowned for its peculiar charm and a penchant for the extraordinary, the Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street (affectionately abbreviated as HMLQS by those in the know) embarked on a venture so audaciously whimsical it could only have sprung from the minds of those who had one too many gin cocktails. This esteemed establishment, already a paragon of hospitality, has decided to marry the worlds of luxury accommodation and… pickleball.
In the pulsating core of Canada, Manitoba, 2024 heralds a year resplendent with novel enticements. A symphony of new lodgings, celebratory landmarks, opulent spa indulgences, and enthralling tours await.
My departure morning started innocently enough. With eight months left on my passport and a four day work trip to the US, my passport was due for its ten year renewal at the end of December. All good.
Sandwiched between Beverly Hills and Hollywood, West Hollywood has re-emerged as the hottest destination in La La Land.
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