Category: Oceania

Discover where the rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef

Discover where the rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef

If you drive south from Port Douglas, Australia, hugging the coast on the Captain Cook Highway towards Cairns, you arrive at the Thala Beach Nature Reserve – where the World Heritage Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef. The Nature Reserve Hotel is located high on a private peninsular jutting out into the Coral Sea overlooking […]

7 ways to enjoy a luxurious multi-generational travel experience

7 ways to enjoy a luxurious multi-generational travel experience

Have you ever been on a multi-generational vacation? If you’re unfamiliar with the term, these are holidays that can be enjoyed by grandparents, parents and children alike, and something that is not always easy to achieve. Finding a single travel experience that will keep a wide age range entertained can be a challenge, but here […]

19 must-see destinations in 2019

19 must-see destinations in 2019

Ever wondered what the next hot destinations are likely to be? British Airways has come up with its own predictions for the year ahead, choosing 19 must-see destinations for 2019, as determined by new routes and exciting events happening around the globe. Without further ado, here are the 19 they’re saying you should look out […]

Short stay: Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia

Short stay: Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia

This week I travelled to Sydney for just four nights to attend the seventh edition of Luxperience, a three and a half day luxury travel trade forum connecting many of the world’s most exclusive travel providers in the southern hemisphere. It was therefore an opportunity to network with a number of people within the industry […]

The best cruise around the Fiji islands

The best cruise around the Fiji islands

Neither of us had been on a cruise before, we had always been put off by the thousands of people disgorged onto a small town or island. So the concept of small ship cruising that would provide a more authentic, personal and less commercial experience was very appealing, particularly as it would allow us to […]

5 reasons why New Zealand could be the next food capital of the world

5 reasons why New Zealand could be the next food capital of the world

I admit when I arrived here in New Zealand more than 20 years ago, food was not something that impressed me or many people travelling from overseas. There was a time when the New Zealand dinner was based on a Sunday Roast with potatoes and wedge, sausages on a BBQ, or some fish and chips […]

Unplug from the digital world in Beautiful Samoa

Unplug from the digital world in Beautiful Samoa

With the increasing amount of time spent on electronic devices and constantly finding oneself on the web and social media, more travellers are seeking destinations to truly retreat away from modern technologies. For those looking to take on a detox, Beautiful Samoa is an idyllic destination that’s got the power to completely unplug you away […]

The hottest New Zealand lodges and boutique hotels in 2018

The hottest New Zealand lodges and boutique hotels in 2018

Many visitors described New Zealand as a country with “a smile on its face”, and James Cameron says he loves not just the beauty of our landscape, but also the can-do attitude of the people who live here. Mission: Impossible – Fallout star Tom Cruise showcased an incredible helicopter chase through the spectacular Fiordland National […]

10 of the quirkiest hotels in the world

10 of the quirkiest hotels in the world

Travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor has unveiled 10 of the world’s quirkiest hotels, ranked according to the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings from the past year. For travelers who want to look beyond the conventional hotel room, TripAdvisor revealed these highly-rated weird and wonderful hotels around the globe. “Booking a stay […]

9 private islands for a true honeymoon escape

9 private islands for a true honeymoon escape

Most honeymooners expect some privacy as they enjoy their first vacation as a married couple, but what about enjoying your own private island? Vacationing on a private island is more available than you might think. Make the most romantic trip of your life unforgettable by going to one of these nine private islands located all […]

5 of the most amazing al fresco dining experiences around the world

5 of the most amazing al fresco dining experiences around the world

When the weather is fine there’s nothing better than getting outside and enjoying your surroundings: the only added extra you need is some delicious local food. Here we’ve rounded up our favourite outdoor dining experiences on the planet. Asado de Cordero, Patagonia One of the highlights of visiting Las Torres del Paine National Park is […]

6 of the most romantic places to propose around the world

6 of the most romantic places to propose around the world

There’s no greater feeling than being in love. That oh so happy, feeling like you’re going to burst, heart soaring, all consuming love, and for many people, there’s no greater way to showcase that love then promising to spend your life with the person who means more to you than anyone else in the world. […]

Top 6 Summer destinations for luxury jet travelers

Top 6 Summer destinations for luxury jet travelers

The definition of luxury travel continues to evolve. A new one is long overdue, anyway, as the term becomes more and more watered down with too many purveyors anxious to apply the misnomer to their brand. Price can lend to exclusivity, but shouldn’t be the only factor. True luxury tends to also revolve around authentic, […]

7 perfect destinations for extroverts

7 perfect destinations for extroverts

According to the most extensive study on personal space boundaries ever completed, people need less personal space in regions with hot weather. Interestingly the study also found that people from these areas stand even closer to strangers than they do to people they know. So, it might not be too surprising to see that all […]

Top 5 wilderness and splendid isolation holidays

Top 5 wilderness and splendid isolation holidays

It’s not that you’re not sociable, you just want to get away from it all. Us too. For those off-the-grid moments that we all crave, here’s our pick of the five best remote places for when silence is golden. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, British Colombia, Canada An intimate retreat in the picture-postcard backwaters of Clayoquot Sound in […]

5 of the most luxurious foodie places to stay in Australia

5 of the most luxurious foodie places to stay in Australia

The level of luxury in hotels in Australia has risen markedly in recent years. The model for luxury in Australia often combines some of the country’s stunning natural attractions with a high thread count on the sheets and amazing food and wine. All five of the hotels on this list are located in an area […]