Felicia Arhontissas's Articles

A keen traveller and a margarita enthusiast, Felicia is all about getting to the nitty gritty of each destination she visits and discovering its hidden gems (and then running home to write about it).
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Grantley Hall, Yorkshire, one of the UK's prettiest staycations and best UK summer breaks

England’s Prettiest Staycations: Top UK Holidays for a Summer Break

January 29, 2024

Take that perfect summer break without travelling far with our pick of the best UK holidays. A short break at the UK’s prettiest countryside properties can be that breath of fresh air you’ve been craving. Whether it’s a sojourn into Shakespeare territory, a luxe lakeside retreat or an 18th-century mansion hideaway, take a break from […]

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A Tale of Two Cruises

January 22, 2024

Travel show hosts Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Matt Le Nevez sail the Mediterranean aboard Silversea Cruises’ Silver Spirit and Virgin Voyages’ Valiant Lady. Few things inspire more awe on Earth than the pyramids of ancient Egypt, and the Great Sphinx of Giza may be the most fascinating mystery of them all. It raises several questions: Who […]

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The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Thailand

December 25, 2023

You won’t need to lift a finger when you stay at the best all-inclusive resorts Thailand has to offer. Paradise is brought to life in Thailand, home to palm-fringed beaches, mouthwatering national cuisine and island-studded coastline. A stay at an all-inclusive resort elevates a flop-and-drop to the next level: think free-flowing cocktails, all your meals […]

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4 Amazing Restaurants at Bali’s Potato Head Suites & Studios

November 15, 2023

Wood-fired pizza, chargrilled seafood and some of the most innovative plant-based food you’ll ever taste: Potato Head Suites & Studios is a one-stop shop for some of Bali’s best restaurants. The hero of any holiday is often the cuisine you eat while you're there. For some, the food is the reason to go away. Enter […]

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Why Canada's Banff & Lake Louise is the Ultimate Winter Wonderland

November 10, 2023

Why hibernate when you can embrace Canada’s ultimate winter wonderland, Banff National Park? Horse-drawn sleigh rides, snow-dusted landscapes and epic ski runs: this trifecta has all the makings of a winter wonderland, just like the one you’ll find at Canada’s Banff National Park. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed site is just a 1.5-hour drive from Calgary, […]

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Hot Off the Press: Dream by Luxury Escapes Issue 2 Out Now

November 2, 2023

Discover a better way to travel with the second print issue of Dream by Luxury Escapes on sale now. Pour yourself a cuppa, kick up your feet and flip through the glossy pages of the second issue of Dream by Luxury Escapes, where you’ll be transported to exciting destinations including the Maldives, Egypt, Hawaii, Malta […]

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Why I’m Now Obsessed with the Great Barrier Reef

October 30, 2023

Sleeping under the stars on the Great Barrier Reef, hikes to secret coves and swims among stingrays at Australia’s most beautiful beach – and I did it all from my Airlie Beach base, says Felicia Arhontissas. For anyone venturing to tropical North Queensland, Airlie Beach is a must-visit destination. On a recent trip to the […]

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We Unravel 5 Myths About Tour Travel

October 19, 2023

Always wondered what a tour is really like? The reality is often different to the misconceptions. From how much free time is offered to group sizes, we debunk some top tour myths. Sometimes planning your own trip belongs in the too-hard basket. Booking transport, accommodation, experiences… there’s a lot to consider. This is where tours […]

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Red Alert! 5 Things to Know About Virgin Voyages 

October 17, 2023

A world of revelry awaits onboard Virgin Voyages' award-winning cruises, pushing boundaries with all-ship dance parties, a time-travelling 70s disco nightclub and menus by Michelin-starred chefs.  Ever heard the expression, 'It’s not the destination, it’s the journey'? The crew at Virgin Voyages certainly has. More than a transport between destinations, this adults-only cruise line aims […]

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Go Wild: 4 Luxury Trips for Amazing Wildlife Encounters

October 12, 2023

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! The search for some of the world’s top soul-stirring wildlife encounters can take you to the ends of the earth, from the wilds of Africa to the southernmost tip of Argentina. There are some wildlife encounters that go above and beyond: following in the footsteps of a Galapagos […]

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Chills & Thrills: 7 of the World’s Spookiest Destinations 

October 4, 2023

Haunted castles, execution sites and eerie underground labyrinths – whether you’re inclined towards the paranormal or are a head-shaking sceptic, these destinations will send a chill down your spine.  Halloween is not all pumpkin jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treating: it’s an age-old ode to witches, ghouls and ghosts. Where better to indulge in all things sinister than […]

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How to Spend a Week in Cape Town

September 19, 2023

Cape Town is brimming with so much to see and do. If you’re crunched for time, discover how to spend the perfect week in this vibrant destination. Cape Town is the jewel in the South African crown. With its long and tangled history, melting pot of cultures and bounty of natural and man-made sights, Cape […]

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5 Reasons Why Corsica is the Mediterranean’s Next Big Destination

September 19, 2023

The coastal hikes are epic, the old towns medieval and the beaches among Europe’s most stunning – Corsica is climbing the ranks as the Mediterranean’s hottest destination.   There’s an undeniable magic about the Mediterranean. Those pebbled beaches, sun-dappled waters and a slower, olive-oil-fuelled way of living easily captures the hearts of those that visit. Corsica […]

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Lose Yourself in Nature & Check-In to the Most Unique Stays in Queensland

September 3, 2023

Whether it’s a treehouse escape in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest, or private island indulgence on the Great Barrier Reef, these are Queensland’s most unique stays. From the vast outback to the island-studded Whitsundays and the Daintree Rainforest’s ancient magic, Queensland sure knows how to put on a show. And what better way to […]

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6 Dubai Restaurants Every Foodie Needs to Try

September 1, 2023

Whether it’s dinner in a colossal aquarium, under a star-filled desert sky or in the depths of Old Dubai’s Spice Souk, Dubai’s dining experiences go beyond the ordinary.   From its extravagant architecture to ultra-luxury hotels and nightlife, Dubai doesn’t do things halfway. And this extends to its culinary scene. The city is home to one […]

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Maui to Molokaʻi: The Hawaii Island Guide 

July 28, 2023

You’re ready to say aloha to Hawaii – but where to begin? Whether you seek smouldering volcanic landscapes or legendary surf, find your perfect island here. Hawaii conjures images of quintessential paradise: surfers riding white-tipped waves, coral reefs in rainbow shades and high-end resorts in beachfront locations. Here you can find a taste of the […]

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Bucket List Bars: Why Rock Bar in Bali Should Be at the Top of Your List

July 13, 2023

Discover why Rock Bar, with its picture-perfect cliffside setting at the AYANA Estate in Bali, is ranked as one of the world’s best bars. If Bali is known as ‘The Island of the Gods’, then Rock Bar must be its hedonistic haven. Declared as one of the best hotel bars in the world by Travel […]

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Some of the USA's Best Ski Resorts & Mountains

April 17, 2023

Skiing under a canopy of stars, jaw-dropping free falls and post-ski hot springs: we’ll ski ya later at some of the USA’s best ski resorts and mountains. Icy thrills, mountain chills and snowy hills are calling from the USA’s most epic ski resorts and mountains. Whether you’re a ripper on the skis or a beginner […]

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Wow-Worthy Wonders on New Zealand’s South Island 

April 14, 2023

Whale-watching expeditions, bungee jumping over a river gorge and mountain hikes – it doesn’t get much better than an epic adventure to New Zealand’s South Island. Snow-capped mountains, glacier-blue lakes and dark skies punctured with stars: Mother Nature puts on a show on New Zealand’s postcard-perfect South Island (Te Waipounamu). There’s something for every traveller […]

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The Top 10 Restaurants in Thailand for 2023

March 9, 2023

Crab omelette street stalls, upscale Indian cuisine and Mexican menus with an illustrious Thai twist – crunch, sip and slurp your way through our top 10 best restaurants in Thailand. It’s no secret that good food can catapult an average holiday into a memory-making escape. That’s the power of top-notch bites. From slurpy Pad Thai […]

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Icons of the USA: 7 Bucket-List Experiences

March 1, 2023

From baseball games in Chicago and live jazz in New Orleans, to riding rollercoasters in Florida’s theme parks, consider this your essential USA bucket list.     The USA is chock-full of iconic experiences that beckon travellers to visit from all corners of the world. Whether it’s driving along Route 66, being spellbound by Disneyland magic […]

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Icons of the USA: 5 Legendary Landscapes You Need to Experience

February 22, 2023

From the snow-capped mountains of Yosemite National Park to the urban metropolis that is New York City, the diversity of the USA is a traveller's dream. A trip to the USA is a dozen trips rolled into one – its width and breadth of landscapes matched only by the sheer volume of bucket-list experiences to […]

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Whale-Watching, Waterfalls & Wineries: Surprising Things to Do in Queensland 

February 2, 2023

From swimming with minke whales to shucking and eating oysters straight from the sea, Queensland is a treasure trove of unexpected experiences. Queensland is a beacon for travellers for its perpetual sunshine, blissful beaches and UNESCO World Heritage sites. For every typical bucket-list experience you can enjoy in Queensland, there’s also a unique activity that’s […]

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Bula Bliss: What’s Your Fiji Travel Style?  

January 20, 2023

From jetboat safaris to five-star day spas and gourmet indulgence, find your island happiness with the best things to do in Fiji – based on your travel style. Fiji knows that no two travellers are the same. This South Pacific paradise attracts all types of vacationers with out-of-this-world experiences from deep diving with lionfish to […]

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Top 8 Places to Celebrate Lunar New Year in 2023

January 9, 2023

Firecrackers, dragon dancers and glowing lanterns: kick off the Year of the Rabbit in style at the best places to celebrate Lunar New Year in 2023. What better way to welcome the Year of the Rabbit than by hopping to some of the best Chinese New Year celebrations across the globe? From 21 January for […]

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What to Expect from a Stay at The Trans Resort Bali

December 25, 2022

An unbeatable location, rooftop bar, poolside 'beach' and all-around luxury – it doesn’t get much better than a stay at The Trans Resort Bali. Seminyak has long been a firecracker Bali travel destination, blessed with countless cool restaurants, boutiques, local bars and – of course – that glorious golden beach. Five-star The Trans Resort Bali […]

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Cocktails & Cabanas: Inside Bali’s Legendary Potato Head Beach Club

December 15, 2022

Join the leagues of ‘Potato Heads’ who flock to one of the world’s trendiest zero-waste beach clubs, in Bali’s coolest neighbourhood. The potato, the myth, the legend. There aren’t many beachside bars that can measure up to Seminyak’s Potato Head Beach Club – the mere name sparks the wanderlust of beach bar hoppers and Bali […]

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The Best Things to do in The Bahamas

December 8, 2022

Walk across a blushing beach, sip on small-batch rum and spy pink flamingos in the wild – discover the best things to do in The Bahamas. The Bahamas evokes dreamy images of paradise beaches, the graceful arch of a dolphin slicing through the ocean’s surface and rich rum-based cocktails. Just one jewel in the Caribbean […]

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Scooters, Starfish & Street Food: A Vietnam Travel Guide

December 6, 2022

From the beauty of Ha Long Bay to the best banh mi spots and starfish-studded shorelines, this whizz-bang Vietnam travel guide hits all the spots. Vietnam is a razzle-dazzle dynamite destination, with buzzing cities, off-the-beaten-track beaches and old towns time forgot. Visiting for the first time? It can be quite the task figuring out where […]

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The Aqua Villa, one of the things to expect at Pullman Maldives Maamutaa.

8 Unique Experiences in the Maldives

December 1, 2022

From romantic underwater dinners to glass-bottom canoe trips, these are the most unique and memory-making experiences in the Maldives. Crystal-clear lagoons, overwater bungalows and lounging on gleaming white sand are the typical images a holiday in the Maldives evokes. While this is enough to draw in visitors from all over the globe, there’s so much […]

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Luxury Escapes Guide to Canada: Where to Go & What to See  

November 23, 2022

Whether it’s hiking through arctic landscapes, hitting the ski slopes or devouring a steaming plate of poutine, Canada’s wonders are sure to set your soul alight. For a country as vast as Canada, it can be overwhelming deciding which region to visit. Do you head west for the snowy mountains of Whistler? Are you itching […]

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Mexi-Go-Go: The Ultimate Bucket List of Things to Do in Mexico

October 17, 2022

Put on your explorer’s hat: Mexico is bound to stir up your wanderlust with its Mayan ruins, colourful folk art and enchanting botanical gardens. Mexico is a powerhouse of colours, flavours and sounds. A sensory overload in the best way, this is where travellers come to party, eat, relax or be inspired. From its palm-fringed […]

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Buon Appetito: An Epic Italian Food Journey

October 10, 2022

A foodies’ most rewarding pilgrimage is a culinary odyssey through Italy: from Venetian tapas to Tuscan wines, Bel Paese’s gourmet treasures feed both body and soul. It’s easy to see why Italy is widely applauded for its tantalising cuisine: here, every bite is an explosion of flavours, recipes are carefully guarded and the most successful […]

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Beyond Uluru: Your Ultimate Guide to the Northern Territory

October 7, 2022

Native flavours, Indigenous art and hot air ballooning across a vast desert land at sunrise: there’s much more to the Northern Territory than meets the eye.  The Northern Territory is a constant source of curiosity for travellers and locals alike. Here lies a landscape as ancient as time itself, with landmarks that have withstood millions […]

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Go Off-Grid: Awe-Inspiring Things to do in Western Australia & the Kimberley

October 7, 2022

Follow the sounds of a didgeridoo, soar over ancient landscapes and soak in a natural hot spring – the wonders of Western Australia and the Kimberley are all for the taking.  A journey through Western Australia and the Kimberley can feel like you’ve left the rest of the world behind – its ancient landscapes are […]

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The Best Things to do in Singapore for All Ages

October 1, 2022

Yoga in the clouds, a gondola ride over Sentosa Island and more theme park thrills than you can handle: these are the best things to do in Singapore for travellers of all ages. Singapore is the shapeshifter of holidays – it can be whatever kind of escape you want. A week-long vacation from reality, a […]

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Say Oui: Your Ultimate Guide to Things to do in Paris

September 23, 2022

Dining inside the Eiffel Tower, sipping champagne in its birthplace and biting into a freshly baked croissant: these are the top things to do in Paris. The City of Lights is a beacon for starry-eyed couples, dreamers and travelling gourmands. Millions flock to Paris every year to experience the magic that this most elegant of […]

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Your Ultimate Guide to Western Canada

September 16, 2022

A world-famous ski scene, the northern lights, classy cocktails and wild, wild terrain – there’s no shortage of wonders to behold across Western Canada. From silver cityscapes to towns teetering on the edge of pure wilderness, Western Canada is as diverse as it is full of surprises. Whether you’re snowboarding in Whistler, sampling Vancouver's thrilling […]

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Six of the Most Magical Moments at the Disneyland Resort in California

September 2, 2022

Shake hands with Mickey Mouse, experience thrills like never before and see the sky light up with fireworks: the magic is never-ending at the Disneyland Resort. Whether you’re a bright-eyed youngster or a grown-up yearning for the nostalgia of childhood memories, few are exempt from the power of Disneyland’s magic. The original Disneyland Resort in […]

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A New Caledonian escape is not complete without a visit to the Isle of Pines, known as the 'Jewel of the Pacific'.

Bienvenue Paradise: 8 Reasons to Visit New Caledonia 

September 1, 2022

Underwater caves, Isle of Pines escargot, hatching turtles and French elegance – there are countless reasons to visit the South Pacific paradise of New Caledonia. With its gleaming white-sand beaches, exquisite French and Polynesian cuisine and one of the world’s largest barrier reefs, a trip to New Caledonia doesn’t take much convincing. This tiny but […]

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How to Experience the Blue Mountains in Ultimate Luxury

August 26, 2022

What to do, where to stay and what to eat: take your Blue Mountains Escape up a notch with five-star indulgence and award-winning gastronomy. There are fewer destinations more magical and mysterious than the Blue Mountains. Now, the undulating landscape of eucalyptus giants, craggy cliffs and hazy valleys has pushed this rocky slice of the […]

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48-Hour Guide: What to do in Townsville, Queensland

August 20, 2022

From swim-up bars to luxury yacht adventures, here’s what to do in Townsville: North Queensland’s hidden gem. With the paradisical Magnetic Island just a 30-minute ferry ride from the shore, shipwrecks and reefs, waterholes and chef-hatted dining, the Queensland city of Townsville has plenty that may surprise you. This balmy North Queensland gem enjoys an […]

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How to Add Wow to Your Brisbane Escape

August 19, 2022

From vintage martini bars to chef-hatted restaurants and winery tours by helicopter – these are the most out-of-this-world things to do in Brisbane. Travel is back with a bang and Brisbane, with its kaleidoscopic cityscape and vibrant culture, is beating the drum for unforgettable experiences. Under an almost constant glow of sunshine, the capital city […]

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Magical Moments: 8 of the Most Breathtaking Experiences in Fiji

August 12, 2022

From floating bars to reef-walking and mixology, these are the most unforgettable experiences Fiji has to offer. Fiji evokes postcard-perfect images of paradise: palm-fringed beaches, tropical reefs brimming with colourful sea life and fruity cocktails savoured at sunset. A dream for some, and a reality for locals and visitors to this heavenly corner of the […]

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Sweet, Sour & Spicy: The 7 Best Thai Food Experiences

August 6, 2022

Beyond the beaches and islands, there’s another delicious reason travellers flock to this Asian paradise: the incredible Thai food experiences. Foodies everywhere will agree that Thailand’s gastronomic scene is beyond compare – just the words ‘Thai food’ evoke mouthwatering images of piquant Pad Thai, crunchy green papaya salad and rich, melt-in-your-mouth beef massaman curry. Take […]

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Un-Bali-Vable: 7 Things to do in Bali to Make Your Escape Unforgettable

July 29, 2022

Whether it’s a world-famous clifftop bar or an epic underwater sea walking experience, take your adventure to extraordinary heights with our top things to do in Bali. Bali equates to beachside bliss, five-star oceanfront resorts and an Eat, Pray, Love style of wellness. Many flock to this tiny corner of paradise for a dose of […]

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8 Ways to Experience the Real Hawaii 

July 22, 2022

Tap into the true spirit of Hawaii away from the crowds with these authentic experiences. Hawaii has long been a beacon for paradise seekers – thanks to Hollywood shining a light on the state’s jaw-dropping natural landscapes in films and television. It’s one thing to visit a destination, it’s another thing to truly immerse yourself […]

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Beachy Keen: Best VIP Bali Beach Clubs  

July 17, 2022

Bali means beach clubs, and if you're going to do it, do it right – embrace your inner celebrity and say YOLO to the VIP treatment at these Bali beach clubs.  From Canggu’s rolling surf to Uluwatu’s clifftops, Bali's beach clubs are the perfect way to while away a whole day. Dotted across the coastline […]

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Road to Rhodes: Things to Do on this Greek Island

July 10, 2022

A butterfly-filled forest, Ancient Greek ruins and a spa fit for a Greek goddess – with so many things to do in Rhodes, make this your next island destination. While Santorini's famed for its for sunsets, Mykonos for nightlife and Crete for ancient treasures, Rhodes is multifaceted in its charms. Ancient history exists beside stunning […]

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Things to do in Byron Bay: Your Weekend Guide

July 5, 2022

Prepare for an unforgettable weekend with our ultimate guide to the best things to do in Byron Bay. Byron Bay is made for catching the perfect sunrise, the perfect wave and the perfect moment. Here, on the most easterly point of mainland Australia, travellers from all walks of life flock to the iconic beaches, laidback […]

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Discover the best of the Cook Islands with honeymoon romance, jaw-dropping nature and beachfront dining.

Cook Islands: Which is the Best Island for You?

June 28, 2022

Whether you’re seeking honeymoon romance, jaw-dropping natural wonders or beachfront restaurants, discover which of the Cook Islands is perfect for you. The paradisiacal Cook Islands are home to secluded beaches, lush jungle and a delicious degree of remoteness – and the great part is this utopia isn’t too far away, with flights accessible via New […]

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Things to Do in Perth & Margaret River Region: Your Ultimate Itinerary

June 23, 2022

Lovers of year-round sunshine, incredible beaches and world-class winery trails will find endless things to do in Perth – and this is the ultimate itinerary. With epic Indian Ocean sunsets, an electrifying bar and restaurant scene, the famous Cottesloe Beach and winery regions galore, there’s a never-ending list of things to do in Perth. There’s […]

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New, Now & Wow: The Best Things to do in Melbourne in 2022

June 15, 2022

Discover the hottest new restaurants, bars, exhibitions and events in Melbourne to warm you up this winter. The days are shorter and there’s frost in the air: winter has well and truly arrived in Melbourne. But that’s no reason to bunker down and hibernate. Melbourne comes alive during the cooler months by doing what it […]

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8 Reasons Why Turkey Should be Top of Your Bucket List

June 9, 2022

With so many once-in-a-lifetime things to do in Turkey, this intriguing destination should be at the top of your bucket list. Turkey (Türkiye) is a land of dizzying diversity: epic history, jaw-dropping scenery and culinary delights only scratch the surface. From dreamlike drifting over Cappadocia’s romantic landscapes to drinking Turkish coffee with the locals in […]

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6 Ways to ‘Luxify’ your Hawaii Escape 

June 9, 2022

Turn your Hawaii holiday into a mosaic of luxe moments with these unmissable experiences. A trip to Hawaii can never disappoint, but what if you could turn the luxury up a notch in six easy steps? From a glamorous business class flight with Hawaiian Airlines to a night-time manta ray diving adventure and a five-star […]

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Tick the Northern Lights Off Your Bucket List: 6 Reasons to Tour Canada in Winter 

May 23, 2022

Canada’s West and subarctic regions are impossibly spellbinding when touched with winter’s frost. Discover this for yourself with these must-do winter experiences. With western Canada’s first snowfall comes the call for cosy nights, thrilling winter activities and dancing Northern Lights. Average temperatures range between 8 and -30 degrees Celsius, so pack your warmest winter gear, […]

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St. Lucia, Antigua or Anguilla: Which Are the Best Caribbean Islands to Visit?

May 20, 2022

Three shades of paradise, but which to choose? We break down the top three best Caribbean islands to visit. The Caribbean has long been a beacon for paradise hunters: seekers of the perfect beach, crystal-clear waters and the tastiest rum punch. From spectacular mountains and nature hikes in St. Lucia, to historic landmarks in Antigua […]

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Things to Do in Lombok: Where to Eat, Drink, Stay & Play

May 6, 2022

If you want to know the best things to do in Lombok, our guide is here to help. Often overlooked in favour for its ever-popular sister island, Bali, Lombok is the tropical escape that’s flown under the radar… until now. A more laidback, off-the-beaten-track type of holiday for the chilled-out traveller, there are so many […]

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Things to Do in Surfers Paradise: Your Weekend Guide

May 6, 2022

Use our weekend guide to discover the best things to do in Surfers Paradise on your next voyage to the sun-soaked Gold Coast. A glittering cityscape cradled by a golden stretch of coastline, Surfers Paradise is as iconic as Australian suburbs get. No longer simply a night owl’s playground, this sun-drenched destination is perfect for […]

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The Best Honeymoon Resorts in Thailand for 2022

May 4, 2022

Ramp up the romance after your big day at our pick of the best honeymoon resorts in Thailand.  Once the big day is organised, it’s time to plan the honeymoon. For a romantic escape that ticks all the boxes (think: tropical climate, beautiful beaches and tantalising local cuisine), look no further than Thailand. With an […]

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Laidback Activities in Queenstown: Finding Tranquillity in New Zealand’s Adventure Capital

April 27, 2022

From stargazing to pampering spa days, discover a quieter side to New Zealand’s capital of fun with our guide of laidback activities in Queenstown. You might think this pocket of New Zealand is all mountain biking, sky diving, jet boating and white-water rapids. And while it’s true that adrenaline junkies are well catered to, those […]

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Visit Fiji: Planning the Perfect Girls Trip on Denarau Island

April 13, 2022

Round up the girls and visit Fiji for a break on Denarau Island – a tropical oasis perfect for a blissful group escape. If you’re planning to visit Fiji, you can’t go past a group trip on Denarau Island. With glitzy resorts, exclusive adults-only enclaves, unbeatable restaurants, happy-hour cocktails and island parties, this tropical powerhouse […]

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Tropical Delights: 5 Fun Things to Do in Cairns

April 12, 2022

Discover our top five things to do in Cairns and why this city should be your next Aussie adventure. Seeking sun, sea and the perfect balance of laidback vibes and exhilarating adventure? Make Cairns, the buzzing capital of Tropical North Queensland, your next city break. There are many things to do in Cairns – spend […]

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Tropical Bliss: Our Top Five-Star Resorts in Jimbaran, Bali

April 10, 2022

Plan your next island escape around our top pick of five-star resorts in Jimbaran, Bali. Looking for a tropical escape? Make it an extra special one with a stay at one of the best five-star resorts in Jimbaran, Bali. This seaside town is home to some of Bali’s best beaches, bars, glitzy resorts and world-class […]

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The Caribbean’s Best Beachfront Resorts

April 8, 2022

Turn your tropical island dreams into reality at these stunning Caribbean beachfront resorts. Dreams of paradise come true in the Caribbean, where clusters of stunning islands create a mosaic of shimmering reefs, white crescent coastlines, island-vibe reggae tunes and beach shack rum bars. From the dazzling beaches of Antigua to secluded coves of Anguilla, jungle […]

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An Epic Guide to the Best Greek Islands

April 6, 2022

Ancient ruins and jaw-dropping beaches: discover our guide to the best Greek Islands. The Greek Islands evoke dreamy visions of golden sunsets, impossibly clear sea waters, ancient ruins, pebbly beaches and glorious, mouthwatering cuisine. With more than 200 Greek Islands to choose from, it can be a mammoth task to narrow down which to add […]

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Hidden Gems: New Zealand's Best Boutique Hotels

March 27, 2022

Discover our favourite New Zealand boutique hotels, offering an authentic glimpse into this enchanting country. One of the best ways to get to the heart of a destination is through a stay at a boutique hotel. If you want an insider’s experience of New Zealand, steer away from the global hotel chains and towards family-owned […]

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Things to do in Christchurch: Your Weekend Guide

March 24, 2022

Discover the unexplored corners and hidden gems of this charming city with our ultimate weekend guide for things to do in Christchurch. While Christchurch Botanic Gardens may be the first thing that comes to mind, there’s so much more to New Zealand’s Garden City. Sure, the gardens are certainly worth a visit, but the rest […]

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Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: A First Timer’s Guide to Vietnam

March 8, 2022

If you’re torn between what to do in Vietnam on your first trip, our Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City guide will help you decide which to visit first. Vietnam is a patchwork of bustling megacities, quiet backwater towns, emerald islands and cascading rice paddies. In this vibrant country, first-timers are spoilt for choice. Where […]

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Mexico's Most Luxurious Beachfront Resorts

March 4, 2022

Need a little R&R? Indulge in sun-soaked bliss at Mexico’s most luxurious beachfront resorts. Looking for your next luxury beach escape? Make a beeline for Mexico, home to some of the world’s most luxurious beachfront resorts. Five-star oceanfront properties, dreamy villas, award-winning day spas and mouth-watering restaurants are just the beginning. Enhanced by Mexico’s ever-present […]

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Travel With Your Tastebuds: Western Australia’s Best Gourmet Destinations

March 2, 2022

From Margaret River to the Kimberley, there’s a smorgasbord of gourmet delights to be discovered across Western Australia’s vast land. Unearth fresh local flavours in Perth, swill world-class wines in the Swan Valley, taste seafood plucked straight from the sea in Geraldton, and sip a refreshingly hoppy beer at a family-owned microbrewery in Broome. Discover […]

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5 Steps to Finding the Perfect Bali Pool Villa

February 27, 2022

Use our guide to find the perfect Bali pool villa for your next escape. Bali is more than just a swift sojourn into paradise. It’s where travellers of all kinds come to find their bliss: whether that’s a spiritual retreat, family-friendly getaway, surf break or party weekend with friends. Whatever the reason, when you come […]

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How to Capture the Perfect Gold Coast Photos on Your Next Trip

February 24, 2022

Expert photographer Kim Akrigg shares her top tips for capturing that perfect Gold Coast holiday snap. Photographer Kim Akrigg has been dabbling in photography since she was 17 years old. She started her career shooting fashion and lifestyle before moving into travel. After relocating to the Gold Coast several years ago, Kim fell in love […]

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Paradise is Open: Here’s How to Get to the Maldives

February 6, 2022

With international travel back in full swing, it’s time to tick off the ultimate bucket-list destination: the Maldives. Crystal clear lagoons, powdery white beaches and overwater villas – the Maldives has long been an island paradise for loved-up honeymooners, family reunions and friends searching for the ultimate luxury escape. This remote archipelago in the Indian […]

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Weekends Away: Feel New & Take a Nature Escape to NSW

November 16, 2021

Feel free, feel alive and feel new with these picture-perfect nature escapes for your next weekend away in NSW. Across the state, you’ll find family-friendly farm stays, cosy mountain lodges, concrete jungle urban sanctuaries and romantic holidays in the heart of wine country. These kinds of breaks are the perfect remedy when you need to […]

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A Guide to Thailand’s Best Islands

November 5, 2021

So many islands, so little time – we're here to help you plan your adventure to Thailand's best islands.  Thailand’s best islands are a treasure trove of white-sand beaches, limestone cliffs and wildlife-filled turquoise waters. It’s your tropical paradise dreams come to life. With over 1,000 islands to choose from, it can be a mammoth task […]

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5 Great Reasons to Embrace Summer in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

November 3, 2021

From lush rainforests to dreamy reef expeditions, there’s a lot to love about summer in Tropical North Queensland. Summertime in the tropics is one of Australia’s best-kept secrets. Between December and February, rainforests are green and lush, the Great Barrier Reef is spectacular and wildlife is roaming thanks to abundant food, resulting in truly memorable […]

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Put a Spring in Your Step: 5 Springtime Experiences in Victoria  

October 25, 2021

Spring has well and truly sprung in Victoria: we’ve flicked the switch on daylight savings, the weather’s warmer and flowers are blooming. Celebrate the return of springtime with fresh strawberry picking in the Mornington Peninsula, breathtaking day hikes in the You Yangs and picnics in the Royal Botanical Gardens. Here is our pick of top […]

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Cities in Bloom: A Guide to Australia's Flower Festivals

September 26, 2021

Celebrate the magic of springtime with our guide to Australia’s best flower festivals. Springtime in Australia sees the country shaking off its winter chill, enjoying warmer days and sunnier skies. But the best part? The riot of colour that erupts as flower buds blossom – think pink roses, rich purple wisteria, golden daffodils and so […]

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Edinburgh After Dark: 7 Things to Do By Night

September 6, 2021

Hidden bars, ghoulish ghost tours and late-night snacks – discover the best things to do in Edinburgh after the sun goes down.  When the day comes to an end and Edinburgh’s top attractions close their doors, locals in the know come out of hiding to hit up the city’s best nighttime spots. With a hidden bar disguised as an old […]

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Where are Aussies Splurging Their European Dollars This Year?

August 19, 2021

With European travel on pause for many, we take a look at where Aussies are blowing their overseas travel budget instead. After more than a year of lockdowns and border closures, many Australian travellers have had to rethink their plans for an extravagant European holiday. While we may not be able to enjoy a gelato on the Amalfi Coast, go Croatian island hopping or watch a romantic sunset on a Greek beach, our wanderlust is […]

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Best Distilleries In Australia & Their Signature Cocktails

August 12, 2021

Discover your next favourite cocktail during a trip to Australia's most celebrated distilleries Whether you’re a fan of a botanical-infused G&T, a hardcore whisky aficionado or prefer your drinks with a splash of spiced rum, you can discover your perfect drop without travelling halfway across the globe. Australia has an impressive selection of distilleries to […]

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Pop, Fizz & Sip: 5 Unique Experiences on King Valley’s Prosecco Road

August 11, 2021

Victoria’s King Valley is famed for fizzy fun along the iconic cellar door stretch known as Prosecco Road – but there’s so much more to the area than wine tastings. It’s impossible not to feel buoyant with a glass of prosecco in hand – it’s the celebratory drink of choice, after all. The effervescent wine […]

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Things to Do in Victoria in Winter: 7 Must-Do Experiences

May 27, 2021

Bring on the chill with Victoria's top winter wonderland experiences. Victoria’s winters seem to start sooner, last longer and cut deeper than those of our sunnier states. But don’t despair – longer nights and colder days have their advantages. From lively night markets to steaming mugs of gooey hot chocolate and fireside wine tastings, Victoria is well practised in spicing up the colder months. So, shake […]

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Best Wineries in Melbourne: Raise a Glass to these Urban Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries

April 12, 2021

Think you have to drive hours out of the city to visit the best wineries in Melbourne? Think again!  Melbournites (and those without cars) rejoice, there are countless small-scale establishments right here in the CBD and inner-city suburbs. These hidden gems celebrate all things Melbourne, while of course crafting the highest quality drops. So save on fuel, keep it local and raise a glass to your next favourite watering hole.  On the hunt for rare urban wineries   Urban wineries are few and far […]

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