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    As The 2014 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Approaches, A Recap of 2013′s Festivities

      In anticipation of the 2014 spring racing season (less than 50 days to go!), we though we’d throw things back to 2013 for a recap of what seemed to many to be the best Spring Racing Carnival yet.  One thing’s for sure – race lovers came in droves. The 2013 Melbourne Cup Carnival attracted [...]

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    Places of Pinterest: Jellyfish Lake, Palau

    In our regular column, Places of Pinterest, we serve up the low down on those iconic travel images that pinners love – how to get there, where to stay, what else to see nearby… all the details that you need to turn your virtual daydream into reality.   This Time: Jellyfish Lake, Palau Where: Jellyfish [...]

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    5 Honeymoon Destinations You Didn’t Think Of

    We’re not denying that the world’s most popular honeymoon havens like Hawaii and the Maldives are spectacular – we’re merely saying that perhaps your hard-earned vacation days could be more memorably spent a bit further off the tourist trail. We’ve analyzed what factors ‘mooners like most about five typical post-wedding spots to come up with [...]

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    The Pearl of Broome – Pinctada Beach Resort & Spa

    Overlooking the shimmering cobalt waters of Roebuck Bay and standing at the gateway to Western Australia’s majestic Kimberley Region, Broome makes for an idyllic holiday destination. Boasting a perfect blend of sun-drenched beaches, historical significance and a rich multicultural community; this exotic pearling town truly has something for any type of traveller. Situated at the heart [...]

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    Australia’s Taste Sensations: Our Monthly Picks

    We’re the first to recommend international travel in pursuit of a good meal, but sometimes we’re guilty of forgetting that some amazing, world-class meals can be had right on our doorsteps without leaving the country. In Australia’s Taste Sensations, we share some of our favourite restaurants that you don’t have to travel far for – [...]

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    Thailand’s Most Iconic Holiday Locale: dusitD2 Phuket Resort

    With dazzling coastlines, charming locals and an irresistible tropical climate; the effervescent beach town of Patong is the beating heart of Phuket. Widely regarded as Thailand’s leisure, shopping and entertainment capital; Patong truly is a holiday destination that has something for every type of traveller. As we embarked on yet another glorious Thai trip, our [...]

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    Shanti Morada: Boutique Heritage in Goa, India

      Forget Goa’s reputation for partying hippies. These days, a visit to the tiny Indian state is all about history – Portuguese history, in fact. The European country had influence on India’s Malabar coast from the 1500s until as late as the 1960s, and a drive through Goa’s green paddy fields reveals magnificent remnants from [...]

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    Asia’s Best Pizzas

    Good pizza in Asia? Great news: it’s more common than you’d think. We spent the last five months scouring the continent for the best pies this side of Italy and what we found was pretty impressive. Whether you’re tired of Asian fare or you’re just in the mood for a world-class slice, these spots in [...]

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    Empty Leg Flights Make Private Jet Travel More Affordable

    For most people, air travel is more about economy class and commercial airlines than luxurious private jets. That may be about to change, though, as empty leg flights become more and more popular on the global scene. Think about it: thousands of private jets fly exclusive customers across the globe every day. A jet might [...]

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    Places of Pinterest: Mont St. Michel, France

    In our regular column, Places of Pinterest, we serve up the low down on those iconic travel images that pinners love – how to get there, where to stay, what else to see nearby… all the details that you need to turn your virtual daydream into reality.   This Time: Mont Saint-Michel, France Where: Mont [...]

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    Huka Lodge, New Zealand

      In the heart of New Zealand’s North Island, the historic Huka Lodge has been drawing the world’s A-listers for years. This exclusive lodge was built on the Waikato River in the 1920s as a fishing lodge and is the ideal spot for those looking to escape to nature and, of course, fish – famous [...]

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    Margaret River Opulence: Cape Lodge

    We packed our bags to the brim with our most elegant wine drinking/gourmet food eating attire and set off to the fabulous five star Cape Lodge Resort in the Margaret River. Just a three-hour drive from Perth, this charming pastoral paradise is the perfect place to rest, relax and recharge while enjoying a trifecta of [...]

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    Vietnamese Delights: Pullman Danang Beach Resort

    Mix in spectacular weather and a brilliant coastline with incredible local cuisine (perfected over centuries) and voila, you have Danang, Vietnam. As one of the most sought after beach destinations in Asia, our Travel Team were promised a vibrant holiday atmosphere, post-card worthy sunsets and food so fragrant and delicious that our pallets would forever [...]

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    Le Meridien Khao Lak Beach & Spa Resort

    To bring our readers this week’s holiday destination, we decided to dabble in a bit of time travel (you know, the totally realistic kind). We packed our bags for Khao Lak, Thailand and found ourselves in the the Patong of decades ago – characterized by stunning tranquility, leafy green foliage, a lushly tropical feel and [...]

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    Vibrant Reef & Turquoise Water: Green Island Resort

    One for the Bucket List When you are asked to head to one of the seven wonders of the world , you count your lucky stars, pack your bags and board the plane before anyone has a chance to change their mind! For this week’s getaway, we travelled to the Great Barrier Reef’s Green Island [...]

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