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Luxury comes in all guises whether it be a walking safari in a private game reserve or sipping vintage champagne from a Central Park penthouse. In these pages we will detail stays for all delicate tastes.

Luxury comes in all guises whether it be a walking safari in a private game reserve or sipping vintage champagne from a Central Park penthouse. In these pages we will detail stays for all delicate tastes.

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Tuscan Princess tour
Luxury tours in Italy

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.

Fiji AIrways A350
Fiji Glee: Business Class review

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.

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort Marina
A new way to experience InterContinental Hayman Island Resort

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.

Komodo Dragon
Visit Komodo and see a real live dragon

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.

Hilton Melbourne LQS Rooftop Pickleball Court credit.Kimberley Leahy
Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street offers Rooftop Pickleball Court

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.

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Passport Perfect?

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.

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Wild, wild, west Hollywood

Sandwiched between Beverly Hills and Hollywood, West Hollywood has re-emerged as the hottest destination in La La Land.

Canberra at night by prakash khanal /unsplash
The Hyatt Canberra: an address for writers, presidents and spies (perhaps?)

Location, a pivotal factor, places it at the heart of Commonwealth Avenue, linking the city to Parliament House. Its proximity to Lake Burley Griffin, a ten-minute stroll to the National Library, and a twenty-minute walk to the National Gallery underscore its unrivalled positioning.

Southern Ocean Lodge pool by George Apostolidis
Southern Ocean Lodge reopens

After an intensive four-year journey encompassing meticulous planning, innovative design, and dedicated construction efforts, Southern Ocean Lodge, the flagship property of Baillie Lodges, has reopened on the stunning south coast of Kangaroo Island in South Australia

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Rip Curl Surf School in Bali

For over two decades, the Rip Curl School of Surf has been an integral part of Bali’s tourism tapestry, consistently exceeding expectations with comprehensive water sports packages.

Anantara Kihavah SEA interior
Dine under the Sea in the Maldives

In a bold culinary move that further cements its global standing for redefining dining extravagance, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas is diving into uncharted waters – literally.

Bust of Ramses the Great
Hold on to your hieroglyphics, Ramses II is here with his cat

Hold on to your hieroglyphics, Ramses II is here with his cat at the Australian Museum.