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Yet another Aussie in London, Emily spends her days dreaming and writing about food, while planning her next European adventure. If not eating, she can often be found at the gym, or exploring the latest and greatest in London.
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Lily Beach Resort & Spa, one of the Maldives' most luxurious all-inclusive resorts - Luxury Escapes

Ultimate Indulgence: The Maldives’ Best All-Inclusive Resorts

January 30, 2024

Escape to a place where the water is crystal clear and the drinks are free-flowing with our guide to the Maldives’ best all-inclusive resorts.  Aquamarine waters, pure-white sands and towering palm trees: the Maldives offers the ultimate indulgent escape for honeymooners, families and everyone in between.   While it may already feel like paradise, all-inclusive escapes […]

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Why Broome Should Be at the Top of Your Aussie Bucket List

November 15, 2023

Jaw-dropping sunsets, dinosaur footprints and 4WD adventures – discover why this spellbinding north-west corner of the country is a must-visit. The red dirt of the Kimberley meets the azure blue of the Indian Ocean in the multicultural melting pot of Broome, perched on a peninsula up high on the Western Australian coast. This bucket-list destination […]

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Our Guide to the Best Restaurants at Sea

October 31, 2023

Culinary curious but love a cruise? You don’t need to compromise with these restaurants, all found on five-star cruises. Taking to the open seas doesn’t mean compromising on great food. On top of the spacious rooms, one-of-a-kind entertainment, faultless facilities and jaw-dropping locations, luxury cruises are also home to a collection of must-try culinary experiences. […]

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Fiji's Best Babymoon Destinations

October 17, 2023

White-sand beaches, private islands, adults-only enclaves – these are the makings of Fiji’s best babymoons, where you can bask in your final moments of being a party of two. It's the last few months before baby. Why not take the time to put your feet up, relax and enjoy that last bit of one-on-one time […]

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Is This Queensland's Most Exclusive Island Resort? 

October 12, 2023

Sat directly on the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island is home to 24 blissfully secluded beaches, 1013 hectares of National Parkland: and just one resort.  There’s nowhere in the world like Lizard Island Resort. Perched on a national park, bounded by powdery-white beaches extending onto the Great Barrier Reef, this five-star sanctuary is all about […]

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Uncover New Caledonia: More Than Your Usual Island Paradise  

August 28, 2023

Sure, this South Pacific archipelago offers barefoot lagoon bliss in spades, but its fascinating culture and breadth of experiences is what makes it so intriguing.   New Caledonia may feel like another world, but its breathtaking natural beauty, exciting experiences and intriguing cultural activities are just a hop, skip and jump away from mainland Australia. […]

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How to Nail That Santorini Sunset Moment 

August 25, 2023

From the best season to visit, to the optimum locations and how to secure the perfect spot.    Iconic architecture, volcanic sand beaches and excellent cuisine might be some of the reasons to visit Santorini, but its world-famous sunsets are why you’d want to stay. Casting an array of yellows, oranges, purples, pinks and reds […]

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Michelin Stars & World-Class Bars: Singapore 

August 17, 2023

 From tantalising tasting menus in world-class restaurants to classic cocktails reinvented in the world’s best bars, Singapore is a star-studded foodie destination.   It’s no secret that Singapore is a foodie’s paradise, with legendary hawker destinations and a melting pot of cuisines including Chinese, Indian, Malaysian and Peranakan. But step beyond street food and a […]

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Bali with Kids: 7 Experiences to Keep the Whole Family Entertained

July 20, 2023

From monkey-filled forests to Willy Wonka-esque chocolate factories and splashy fun at a waterpark, Bali's family attractions go well beyond beaches.   Keeping every generation entertained on a family escape can be a challenge, but in Bali, it’s a breeze. This island paradise is built for everyone and anyone, from little ones to grandma and […]

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A dish from Tetsuya's in Sydney, one of the best restaurants in Sydney in 2023 - Luxury Escapes

Sydney’s Top 10 Best Restaurants for 2023  

July 13, 2023

From degustation in the Blue Mountains to vegan fine dining, French-Japanese fusion and flame-grilled perfection – these are Sydney's best restaurants. Move aside, Melbourne – there’s a new culinary capital in town. The Harbour City may be known for its big-ticket items, but a burgeoning restaurant scene has been bubbling away, and now it’s ready […]

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Heaven on Earth: The Most Luxurious Resorts in the Maldives 

June 22, 2023

Just when you thought the Maldives couldn't get any dreamier, these ultra-luxurious resorts took the splendour up a notch. What do you get when you combine one of the most spectacular places on Earth with divine accommodation, outstanding food, fantastic facilities and five-star service? The Maldives.   Luxury and the island nation go hand in […]

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Stay Among Gorillas at this Epic Rwanda Resort 

June 22, 2023

Get up close and personal with majestic mountain gorillas at One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, Rwanda.  Open that bucket list – it’s time to add a new entry. A protected treetop palace awaits on the edge of Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda’s northwest, where swaying eucalyptus trees hide majestic mountain gorillas, golden monkeys and over 300 bird […]

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5 Ways to Shift the Ordinary & Get the Best Out of Vivid Sydney 2023

March 24, 2023

Vivid Sydney is back with a bang in 2023; transforming Sydney for 23 days and nights with boundary-pushing art, music, food and talks. In its 13th year, the annual celebration is taking things up a notch, illuminating some of Sydney’s most iconic landmarks and hidden gems, while shining a light on the rule breakers, troublemakers […]

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Insider Access: Discover COMO, the Maldives’ Top Boutique Resort Brand for Understated Luxury

February 15, 2023

Villas shaped like fishing boats, a wellness-led philosophy and movies by starlight: this is boutique luxury in one of the most spectacular destinations on earth. There’s luxury and then there’s COMO. The family-owned boutique resort brand takes five-star living to a new level in the Maldives with two jaw-dropping island paradises: COMO Cocoa Island and […]

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5 Reasons to Plan a Trip to The Kimberley’s Berkeley River Lodge 

October 30, 2022

Private plane transfers, luxury villas and all-inclusive gourmet bliss: it’s time to add Berkeley River Lodge to your bucket list. Spread over Australia’s entire north-western corner, the Kimberley region is one of the last true wilderness areas on Earth. Kilometres of rugged cliffs, red dirt and mangroves sit between magnificent canyons, rushing waterfalls, freshwater swimming […]

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A Perfect Day at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona 

July 17, 2022

Start with a sumptuous breakfast before laying by the pool and hitting the spa before dinner: this is your day at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona. Nothing beats a summer holiday exploring Barcelona’s cobbled alleyways, marvelling at Gaudi’s masterpieces and finding late-night fiestas before winding back to a well-appointed room on Passeig de Gracia. It’s here that […]

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6 Reasons Why Malta is a Must-Visit for Your Next European Itinerary 

June 28, 2022

Whether you want to flop and drop on a Blue Flag beach, explore world-class dive sites, dine at Michelin-star restaurants or go back through time at a myriad of historical monuments, visit Malta – a must for your next European sojourn.   Best of all, getting around is easy; uncover insider tips on a guided […]

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What to do in Singapore During the Grand Prix

June 6, 2022

The Singapore Grand Prix is one of the most thrilling events in the city’s calendar. Here’s how to make the most of every moment. Singapore roars into action at the end of every September, when the likes of Ferrari, Mercedes and McLaren roll into town for the Singapore Grand Prix (15 to 17 September 2023). […]

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Bali's Best Beach Hotels & Resorts

May 27, 2022

When it comes to beachside bliss on the Island of the Gods, Bali's best beach hotels and resorts are the cream of the crop. Beach resorts and Bali go hand in hand, with countless boutique boltholes and five-star fantasies dotted along stretches of powder-white sand and azure waters. From holistic hideaways to hedonistic havens, Bali’s […]

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12 to Try: Shops, Bars & Restaurants in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley  

April 28, 2022

Whether you’re craving a feast for the ages, a well-executed cocktail with rooftop vistas or a laneway shopping haul, Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley has the answer.   Known as ‘The Valley’, this lively corner of Brisbane was Australia’s first dedicated entertainment district and continues to be a draw card for visitors from all over the country […]

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An Insider’s Guide to Seminyak

February 1, 2022

Check out our exclusive insider’s guide for the best things to do in Seminyak.  When it comes to sensational shopping, delicious dining and drinking, and picture-perfect pampering, there’s no better place in Bali than sophisticated Seminyak. The lively resort area is a hedonist’s playground, with remarkable restaurants, buzzing bars and chic boutiques on every corner. […]

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Bali's Best New Restaurants

December 13, 2021

We’ve spent the last 18 months dreaming of Seminyak sunsets, Canggu cocktails and Berawa brunches, so now that borders are open, we’re planning to check out Bali's best new restaurants. With multiple new culinary offerings popping up all over the island in the past few years, it’s time to brush up on what’s new, hot […]

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Travelling Post-Pandemic: London to France

November 8, 2021

Luxury Escapes writer Emily Jacobs discovers the thrill of travel once more on a long-awaited holiday from London to Southern France. Once upon a time, you could hop on the train in central London and be in Paris a couple of hours later, ready to eat your body weight in croissants and cheese, while reaching new heights at the Eiffel Tower and Sacré-Cœur.  However, […]

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8 Travel Bubbles We Can’t Wait to Pop

September 27, 2021

As vaccination rates rise, so do our chances of international travel – particularly when it comes to these hot destinations.  Countries around the world are very quickly opening up to vaccinated international visitors, putting international travel well and truly back on the cards for Australians. So prepare your passports; here are the top destinations we think you’ll be able to jet away to first.   Read […]

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Carefree Luxury Escapes™ USA: 8 Las Vegas Activities That Don't Involve Casinos

August 17, 2021

Think Las Vegas and nine times out of 10, the first thing that comes to mind is the world-renowned Strip. Stretching across 7km of boulevard in Nevada, the Las Vegas strip is home to some of the largest hotel, casino and resort properties in the world. Each hosts numerous restaurants, bars, theatres, lounges and attractions, […]

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One of the world's most beautiful sunsets can be witnessed at Oia in Santorini - Luxury Escapes

The World’s 10 Best Sunset Viewing Spots

August 13, 2021

No matter who we are or where we’re from, we are all united by our love of a glorious, blazing sunset. Here are the 10 best places in the world to seek them out. It’s that magical moment between day and dusk when the sun starts to melt into the horizon. Its beauty is fleeting, […]

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A stunning image of Palazzo Versace one of Australia's best five star hotels - Luxury Escapes

The Best 5-Star Hotels in Australia

August 13, 2021

From contemporary city escapes to remarkable regional lodgings, there’s plenty to love about the best 5-star hotels in Australia. Tick off bucket-list items and local wonders while dining and drinking your way through some of the country’s favourite destinations in ultimate luxury.   Take a swing on a championship golf course after a day on the Great Ocean Road or go from outback to […]

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10 of the Best Bars in Singapore

August 12, 2021

When it comes to bars, the magnificent metropolis of Singapore has it all: hidden speakeasies, decadent drinking dens and buzzing rooftop escapes where unbeatable city views come standard. From the swanky to the secret, you’ll never go thirsty in this glam city, where cocktails are curated, beers are crafted and spirits are swilled and sipped. […]

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What to do in Hunter Valley: Full-Day Foodie Itinerary

August 11, 2021

Eat and drink your way around the Hunter Valley in style with our tasty, treat-packed foodie itinerary. It may be Australia’s oldest winemaking region, but there’s so much more to the Hunter Valley than affairs of the grape. From dawn to dusk, there are pastries to peruse, chocolates to choose, hatted restaurants to happen upon, […]

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Global Foodie Faux Pas: How to Eat Like a Local

August 5, 2021

Each country has its unique culinary customs – do you know how to eat like a local? There’s no better way to get a taste for a culture than through its food. From sitting stall-side, slurping noodles in Thailand to sipping an espresso streetside in Italy, understanding local food traditions can open a door to […]

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