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The Cotswolds and South West England Travel Guide

The Cotswolds and South West England Travel Guide

by Alison Plummer The Cotswolds and the South West offer some of England’s most beautiful scenery, gardens, historic houses and coastlines, with accommodation in all the best locations for rewarding holidays at every level. Spend time exploring the villages and towns, from the honey-coloured stone cottages of the Cotswolds to the fishing villages of the […]

Hawaii Travel Guide

Hawaii Travel Guide

INTRO Hawai’i is everything a tropical getaway should be. Warm, balmy weather, lots of sun and plenty of fun things to do and see. But the world’s most remote inhabited islands offer a lot more than many travellers imagine. Hawai’i is rediscovering its indigenous roots and the authentic ‘aloha’ culture is now finding its way […]

Christchurch Travel Guide

Christchurch Travel Guide

by Lee Mylne Change is the new norm for Christchurch, a city reinventing itself with pride and passion after the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. That makes it an exciting place to discover or re-discover. New Zealand’s oldest city, Christchurch is now also a city renowned for its evolving story of urban redevelopment, achieved […]

Bangkok travel guide: Eat, sleep, drink, shop

Bangkok travel guide: Eat, sleep, drink, shop

  Best places to eat, sleep, shop and drink in Bangkok by Kristie Kellahan INTRO Thailand’s vibrant capital is full of intriguing contradictions: shiny skyscrapers and ancient palaces share the same streets; air-conditioned ultra-modern malls and frenetic street markets tempt and delight keen shoppers; the best meal of your life might be had at a […]

Florence City Guide

Florence City Guide

  WORDS: Gwen Marie Luscombe Overview: As the culture capitol of Italy and the birthplace of the Renaissance, there’s more art in Florence then you’re likely ever see in your lifetime. It’s a Mecca for art historians, and with good reason as there are roughly 72 art museums in the city. Here you’ll find some of […]

Singapore Destination Guide

Singapore Destination Guide

  Overview From muddy, mosquito-infested backwater, to thriving world financial powerhouse, multicultural Singapore has grown like a city on steroids. This amazing metropolis is almost like one big urban theme park with staggering shopping, dining, entertainment and accommodation options. Founded by British ‘entrepreneur’ and statesman, Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819, Singapura as it was then […]

P&O Cruises in the South Pacific – An 80 year tradition

P&O Cruises in the South Pacific – An 80 year tradition

Roderick Eime Everyone knows that cruising is just about the hottest thing in travel at the moment. It seems everyone is cruising and everyone else just can’t wait to go. Just these last couple of years, all the big cruise lines have brought bigger and fancier ships down to Australia to cash in on our […]

Sydney’s top hotels: The Four Seasons

Sydney’s top hotels: The Four Seasons

The Four Seasons Hotel Sydney in the heart of the city’s cruise precinct has been a prominent feature of the city’s hotel landscape since opening as The Regent in 1982 when it was billed as the city’s first true luxury hotel. Like so many buildings of the period, it is not an architectural triumph externally, […]

Sydney Hotels: Mantra 2 Bond

Sydney Hotels: Mantra 2 Bond

By Roderick Eime  Sydney is a city you don’t want to just transit through. Out-of-town cruisers beginning or ending their cruises in Sydney would be nuts if they didn’t allow a few days at either end to explore this sparkling city that is consistently rated among the favorites by worldly travelers. Cruise lines tend to […]

Hotels for cruisers: The Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour

Hotels for cruisers: The Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour

by guest contributor, Roderick Eime Now that the era of cruise ships, indeed heavy shipping in general, will soon be a thing of the past in Darling Harbour, that’s no reason to discount any of the great hotels that offer top notch accommodation in this alternative to the sometimes pricey, often fully-booked CBD properties. In […]

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