Category: Oceania

The top 10 wine destinations to visit in 2013

The top 10 wine destinations to visit in 2013

France is not going to be happy. Remember our ’5 best wine destinations’ post a few months back?  Well, France – often regarded as one of the best wine producers in the world – was excluded from that TripAdvisor list.  And now they’ve been snubbed again, this time by Wine Enthusiast, who have declared the […]

Sea lions are just like puppies and other things I learned on the Eyre Peninsula

Sea lions are just like puppies and other things I learned on the Eyre Peninsula

This holiday was so good I did it twice: the first time though my job in the travel industry, the second time I brought my husband along so he could experience this beautiful part of the world. Here’s what I learned: 1. Camping can be fun! Anyone who knows me will tell you I HATE camping. It’s […]

Progress on the Poseidon Underwater Resort

Progress on the Poseidon Underwater Resort

It was way back in 2008 that we mentioned that Poseidon Resorts was designing a hotel for the sea floor. The idea came from the President of US Submarines Inc., L. Bruce Jones, but has taken some time to progress.  Negotiations with the American owners of Eleuthera, an island in the Bahamas, to build the resort at […]

5 of the most utterly romantic places to 'pop the question'

5 of the most utterly romantic places to ‘pop the question’

‘Popping the question’ on a trip appears to have become an increasingly popular trend. But how do you plan the perfect marriage proposal? First you need to decide ‘where’ – planning such a momentous event in your life isn’t easy so here we share 5 of the most utterly romantic places to consider. Dickenson Bay, […]

3 of the most romantic wine hotels in South Australia

3 of the most romantic wine hotels in South Australia

For those looking for romance in wine country, South Australia is a perfect destination. Rolling hills of lush vineyards and golden wheat, wildlife and luxury boutique hotels await you in this pristine destination. To help enhance your enchanting experience, here are three romantic wine hotels in South Australia. Kingsford Homestead, Barossa Valley Located on the […]

Dreaming of a white (sand) Christmas on Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Dreaming of a white (sand) Christmas on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Lizard Island’s new Executive Chef Anthony Healy is preparing a week-long culinary Christmas season celebration this year. While guests snorkel or dive the beautiful Great Barrier Reef or simply sink their feet into the island’s 24 powdery white beaches, Healy will be creating a specially designed Reveillon Christmas Eve Menu, a Christmas Day menu and a […]

New culinary tours in the South Pacific with Oceania Cruises

New culinary tours in the South Pacific with Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises is expanding its Culinary Discovery Tours to the South Pacific on the award-winning mid-sized luxury cruise ship Marina. Uniquely designed for each port, these tours provide guests with the opportunity to explore local food markets, vineyards and farms in small groups, side-by-side with an expert chef from the ship’s Bon Appétit Culinary Center. Participants then […]

5 of the best off-season luxury rental destinations

5 of the best off-season luxury rental destinations

Saying farewell to the holiday season always leaves travelers feeling a little blue. The warmth turns to cold and you long for a vacation after your vacation. But keep your chin up; there are plenty of go-to places for off-season stays that will warm the cockles of your heart and save you a few pennies […]

Timelapse footage of total solar eclipse in Queensland, Australia

Timelapse footage of total solar eclipse in Queensland, Australia

On 13th-14th November 2012, the Australian state of Queensland enjoyed a rare solar eclipse. A total solar eclipse is when the moon passes directly between the sun and Earth. Here’s some great timelapse footage taken from Palm Cove Beach in North Queensland, along with some eye witness accounts of the experience. The next total solar […]

Diving in the Fijian islands and Tonga

Diving in the Fijian islands and Tonga

This amazing underwater footage was shot whilst scuba diving in the Fijian islands and Tonga. It’s really quite a site to behold, showcasing everything from colourful coral reefs, huge schools of tropical fish, sharks, humpback whales, underwater caves and scuba divers to much more marine life from the south Pacific. The coral reefs of the south […]

The best ways to sea in the New Year around the world

The best ways to sea in the New Year around the world

The New Year is cause for great celebrations as people ring out the old and ring in the new, with cities across the world celebrating in style with parties and huge fireworks displays. Some of the best displays can be seen in Madeira, Sydney and Rio, with the best view being available from a ship […]

6 amazing bucket list destinations in Western Australia

6 amazing bucket list destinations in Western Australia

West Australia is known as the sunniest State in Australia and it’s huge, taking up about one third of the whole country. There is no best time to go, because the seasons of the north are vastly different to the south, and when the north is too hot to handle then the Mediterranean climate of […]

5 top luxury holiday destinations to spend Winter

5 top luxury holiday destinations to spend Winter

Summer is almost over and winter upon us in the northern hemisphere. It is that time when you start to plan how to spend the months ahead. Should you go for the sunny beaches of the Caribbean, or the skiing paradises of France? There are a lot of options to choose from and each is […]

Fiji - the ultimate his and hers holiday destination

Fiji – the ultimate his and hers holiday destination

Finding the perfect romantic holiday destination that will keep beach lovers and their action heroes happy is often a real challenge. She likes to kick back and relax on the beach while he wants a high-octane action packed experience. Fiji, in the heart of the South Pacific and just four hours flying time from Australia, […]

Photograph of the week: The Society Islands

Photograph of the week: The Society Islands

This week’s photograph is of the Society Islands, a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean that are politically part of French Polynesia. The archipelago is thought to have been named by Captain James Cook supposedly in honour of the Royal Society, the sponsor of the first British scientific survey of the islands. However, […]

12 of the most stunning winter sun locations in the world

12 of the most stunning winter sun locations in the world

Following one of the wettest summers on record, Britons are in much need of some rest and recuperation in a dry, warm and sunny climate. But where can you go for almost guaranteed winter sunshine? What are the best beaches to eat your Christmas dinner on? Where are the perfect spots of winter paradise? Don’t fret, we’ve thrown […]

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