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    Pumphouse Point: A Retreat to the Tassie Wilderness

      We can’t stop obsessing over the beauty that is Pumphouse Point, a brand new boutique hotel nestled in Tasmania’s remote World Heritage wilderness. So, our editor Elspeth Velten talked to Simon Currant, the developer behind it all, to get an idea for exactly what makes the property tick. Spoiler: Currant’s 18-year courtship of the [...]

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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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    Frequent flyer secrets: 7 tips to score a free flight

    Can’t be bothered to collect frequent flyer points? Well, you might want to reconsider. “Most people think points are not worth the trouble, but if they were to add up their spending over the last three years, their last two flights could have been free,” says Steve Hui, Founder and Chief Executive of www.iFLYflat.com.au. Through [...]

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    Four Seasons George V, Paris

      Kim Kardashian and her krew stayed at the Four Seasons George V during the lead up to Kim and Kanye’s European wedding extravaganza. Need we say more? The 244-room hotel is located just steps from the Champs-Elysees in an eight-storey 1920s Art Deco building. The hotel’s interior is decked in 17th-century Flemish tapestries and [...]

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    The 9 Best Hotels on the California Coast

    Thinking of taking a State-side road trip, but can’t decide which region of the country to explore? California’s 840-mile coastline certainly makes a good case for itself. From the forests and cliffs of Big Sur to the expansive beaches of LA, the state’s shore has something of offer everyone – and lucky for you, it’s got [...]

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    Six-Star Indulgence in Vietnam: Vinpearl Da Nang Resort & Mövenpick Hotel Saigon

    The Vinpearl Da Nang Resort offer has been structured to allow travellers to choose whether they would rather stay in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) or Da Nang first (and travellers aren’t restricted, the package can be mixed in with other parts of South East Asia, like Cambodia or Singapore, or even taken on the way [...]

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    Our Wish List: 6 Southeast Asia Spa Treatments

    It only takes one massage received to learn that nothing enhances the relaxation factor of a holiday more than a good spa session. And we’ve found out the hard (on the wallet) way that one indulgent treatment can have you hooked for life! The daydreaming never ends, and our current spa treatment wish list features [...]

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    Bali’s Most Beautiful Spaces

    Let’s face it – sometimes the design of a restaurant or bar seems just as important as the food or drink served there. Especially in today’s visual age of obsessive Instagram-Pinterest-Facebook-use, our surroundings are pressured to push the envelope at all times. Design-wise, the Bali beauties below are sure to impress, so amateur design-junkie in [...]

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    48 Hours in Madrid

      While many tourists head straight for Spain’s beachy Costa del Sol, northern mountain ranges or seaside cities, the country’s landlocked capital certainly has a way of drawing people into the desert. Whether you’re looking for renowned art museums, astounding architecture, Michelin-starred restaurants or simply want to live the relaxed local way of life, Madrid [...]

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    Miranda Kerr at Qualia, Hamilton Island

      It’s no wonder that the luxurious Qualia resort on Australia’s exclusive Hamilton Island draws A-list celebrity guests like Miranda Kerr, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan with its tranquil eucalypt forest surroundings and stunning Coral Sea views.  The island retreat is the mastermind of Aussie wine and sailing enthusiast Bob Oatley and features [...]

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    We Want to Check In to These 10 New Hotels

    A new year usually means an overwhelming array of new hotels on the horizon, but don’t worry – we’ve done the research and chosen the buzz-worthy 2015 (and late 2014) openings that we’re anticipating most. From an organic farm with luxe guesthouses to an isolated private island in Venice, there are shiny new accommodations here [...]

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    Discover Romance in Thailand: Beyond Resort Khao Lak

    Unspoilt sands, untouched nature, and undisturbed relaxation are all on offer when staying at the incredible, beachside Beyond Resort Khao Lak; a luxurious villa-only resort with an over-18s policy that’s perfect for a little peace, quiet and romance. To check out the deal in a new window, click here. Location Overlooking the crystal clear Andaman Sea [...]

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    Is This The World’s Most Luxurious Cruise Ship?

      When it debuts for its inaugural season in 2016, the Regent Seven Seas Explorer, from a cruise line that’s well-known for its top-of-the-line luxury and extensively inclusive fares (they even include airfare and alcohol), is planned to be the most luxurious cruise ship on the planet. In its first season, the ship will sail [...]

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    GOURMET
    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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    The Wonders of Cambodia: Park Hyatt Siem Reap

    Welcome to the gateway to Cambodia’s Eighth Wonder of the World. A place where ancient civilisation once thrived and modern civilisation still does. Siem Reap – and the UNESCO World Heritage site of 12th century Angkor Wat within it – is one of our planet’s most visited travel destinations. With a perfect combination of old-world charm, vivid [...]

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