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    Five-Star Opulence at Seminyak’s Brand New Trans Resort Bali

    The members of our Travel Team are no strangers to the busy streets and sun-drenched beaches of effervescent Seminyak, but we returned to this hugely popular holiday destination to find the buzz of anticipation in the air – an atmospheric shift that could only mean a brand new resort was about to be unveiled. The [...]

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    2015: The Year of the Smart Luggage

    Great news! It looks like 2015 might just be the year when travellers can finally expect some exciting technological advancements in the luggage world. Stresses over whether or not your bag has made it onto the plane or if anyone unauthorized has rifled through your things are finally being lifted by companies that are moving [...]

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    7 Stylish Hotels to Stay at in China

    China is perhaps one of the Western traveller’s last frontiers. Visiting the fascinating country certainly comes with its difficulties (see: language barrier, difficult visa laws, etc.), but that’s not to say that one of the world’s largest economies can’t keep up with what’s hot in travel trends. Across the country, stylish and luxurious hotels have [...]

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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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    Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc: Antibes, France

      It’s on the exclusive French Riviera and it spares its glamourous guests no luxury – there’s no doubt as to why the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc is a repetitive host to celebs like Cate Blanchett, Colin Firth, Johnny Depp and Jennifer Lopez. At the 19th-century chateau on the southern tip of the Cap d’Antibes, guests [...]

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    GOURMET
    Asia’s 10 Best Restaurants, 2015

    Last week, the prestigious judges behind the annual World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards dropped their list of Asia’s best 50 restaurants for 2015. We’ve compiled the top ten winners here – the list includes everything from traditional Italian dishes and classic French technique to multi-sensory audio-visual displays and theatrical performances. One thing all these spots [...]

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    Your Portal to Paradise: Pullman Khao Lak Katiliya Resort & Villas

    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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    These 12 Luxe Campsites are the Ultimate in Glamping

    Gone are the days when camping meant sleeping on the ground and cold showers in shared facilities. At these 12 global “glampsites”, luxury and comfort are the name of the game. You can still roast s’mores over the campfire, if you’d like, but certainly don’t expect to pitch your own tent! 1. Banjaar Tola Tented [...]

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    Australia’s Natural Wonderland: Heron Island Resort

    Few places on earth can rival Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and with good reason. One of the planet’s ‘Eight Natural Wonders’, the Reef represents the perfect balance of postcard-worthy scenery, an irresistible sun-drenched tropical climate, and a thriving native ecosystem. There’s no better way to embrace all the best elements of this spectacular untouched paradise, [...]

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    Overwater Escape: Grand Lexis Port Dickson Malaysia

    Far removed from the bustling streets of Malaysia’s business epicentre of Kuala Lumpur, yet still within conveniently easy reach of town, the Grand Lexis Port Dickson is an oasis for travellers seeking some topical indulgence. No stranger to the resorts of the region, our Travel Team set off for this stunning part of the world [...]

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    GOURMET
    We’d Travel the World for These 10 Breakfasts

    No doubt about it: breakfast is the best meal, and we enjoy nothing more than exploring the foreign-sounding morning menus of the countries we travel to. Here are some of our favourite daybreak dishes from around the globe. How many have you tried? 1. Chilaquiles – Mexico Leftover tortillas have never looked so good. Across [...]

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    Urban Beach Paradise: Five Star Millennium Resort Patong Phuket

    Located in the heart of Patong and tucked across two wings on either side of the fashionable Jungceylon shopping centre – Phuket’s trendy shopping hub – the five star Millennium Resort Patong Phuket epitomises a true urban resort paradise. The modern and contemporary design sets the mood for guests within the immediate vicinity of Patong Beach [...]

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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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    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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    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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