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Lover of trinkets and a wistful sentimental, Siri likes to collect tiny things and craft playlists to commemorate her favourite places. When she's not daydreaming, find this self-described polymath picking up a new hobby.
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The welcome sign at the arrivals section of Melbourne Airport, one of the World's Best airports - Luxury Escapes

Melbourne Airport Reigns Supreme in Global Airport Rankings for Australia and the Pacific

April 22, 2024

Travellers from around the world have acknowledged Melbourne Airport's excellence in the largest, annual global airport customer satisfaction survey. Melbourne Airport has been named the best airport in Australia and the Pacific for the second year running at the Skytrax 2024 World Airport Awards. For the fourth time in five years, the Victorian hub has […]

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The pool at the Capella Sydney, named as one of AFAR's best new hotels of 2024 - Luxury Escapes

Down Under Delights as AFAR Unveils 2024's Best New Hotels 

April 15, 2024

Australia’s Capella Sydney and Southern Ocean Lodge have impressed AFAR's travel experts, recognised in the 31 Best New Hotels of 2024 list. Two Australian stays have been named in the 'Best New Hotels of 2024' by AFAR. 31 properties were listed in this year’s selection, as chosen by a panel of AFAR travel editors, writers and […]

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A pink taxi out the front of The Langham, Sydney, one of the reasons we love the Langham Sydney

From Sydney with Love: 5 Reasons to Love The Langham, Sydney

April 11, 2024

More than just a name, the award-winning The Langham, Sydney features a spangled underground pool, an imaginative bar and much more. Down a quiet laneway under the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge lies one of Australia’s most revered hotels (as chosen by the Condé Nast Traveler for four consecutive years), The Langham, Sydney. While epitomising the […]

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A geisha walking down the streets of Old Town Kyoto, Japan, a reason to visit Japan on a tour - Luxury Escapes

5 Reasons to See Japan on a Tour

March 20, 2024

Shrines, skyscrapers, Shinkansen and sake – do it all worry-free with the help of a curated itinerary. Beckoning the international traveller with its blend of ancient tradition and modernity, Japan has claimed gold as the 'Best Country in the World' according to the Conde Nast Traveller’s 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards. From foodie trails through Osaka […]

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A boat in the river beside a temple with lanterns released for Loy Krathong festival, something you can only experience in Thailand - Luxury Escapes

The Land of Smiles: 7 Experiences You Can Only Have in Thailand 

March 18, 2024

There’s nothing like a trip you’ll be talking about for weeks, and Thailand's unique experiences speak for themselves.  Signature sandy stretches, bustling cityscapes and cultural richness – within just a 10-hour flight from Sydney, you can arrive in the land that has it all, Thailand. A treasure trove of unique experiences, there isn’t just one […]

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An aerial shot of overwater villas in a lagoon in Moorea, Tahiti, French Polynesia, where more Australians are travelling - Luxury Escapes

Tahiti Takes Off as a Hot Destination for Aussies

February 27, 2024

2023 proved Tahiti is quickly becoming an Aussie traveller's hot pick. More Australians are choosing Tahiti as their holiday destination than ever, with a 73 percent increase in travellers year-on-year. In 2023, 7,718 Australians flew into the French Polynesian island, eclipsing the 4,468 travellers previously recorded in 2022. Australia accounted for 2.9 percent of international […]

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Cherry blossom trees during sakura season on the grounds of Hirosaki Castle, one of Japan's top cherry blossom destinations - Luxury Escapes

Sakura Ahead of Schedule: Japan's Cherry Blossom Season Forecast Revealed for 2024

February 22, 2024

Blossom forecasting has begun in Japan, with the country's famous spring attraction set to make an appearance in the coming weeks. Japan's highly anticipated cherry blossoms are expected to bloom earlier than usual this year, as revealed in the 2024 annual sakura forecast. Set to begin as early as mid-March in Fukuoka, Kochi, Tokyo, Hiroshima […]

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An aerial view of Aquaventure Waterpark, Dubai, one of the best family friendly destinations - Luxury Escapes

Is Dubai Family Friendly? Where To Stay & What to Do with Kids 

February 1, 2024

Say hello to Dubai and bring the whole family along for the ride. Dubai, the dazzling city in the heart of the United Arab Emirates, is often associated with opulence, futuristic architecture and its thriving business hub. But is it a family-friendly destination? The answer is a resounding yes. Dubai has successfully transformed itself into […]

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A glamping tent in bushland at Paperbark Camp, Shoalhaven, NSW

Australia's Best Glamping Destinations

January 18, 2024

With all the frills and none of the fuss, find Australia's true nature on a glamorous camping escape. In the digital age, it’s easy to forgo our innate need to connect with nature. But the sun-kissed land down under beckons with untamed landscapes as old as time – there’s the dusty ochre dunes of the […]

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Flying Sauces Restaurant at Soneva Fushi, led by resident chef Michael Wignall.

Michelin-Starred UK Chef to Headline Soneva Fushi's Maldives Zipline Restaurant

December 7, 2023

Chef Michael Wignall will make his way to Flying Sauces, the world's first zipline restaurant, for a Maldivian residency in February 2024. Soneva Fushi will soar to new heights early next year when renowned UK chef Michael Wignall brings the flavours of his Michelin-starred restaurant, The Angel at Hetton, to the private atoll. The new […]

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