• September 6, 2014 • Destinations, Portugal • Views: 2118

    Ola! A Guide to Lisbon

    The number 28 tram skittles through Lisbon’s colourful streets skating perilously close to homes and shops. Screeching around a tight corner it halts abruptly alongside scarlet walls festooned with laundry. As I cross to a small piazza...

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  • September 6, 2014 • Checking In, Hotels & Resort Reports, Portugal • Views: 6846

    Lisbon’s Grand Design

    First, take a grand, late 18th century townhouse on Lisbon’s tree-lined version of Paris’s Champs Elysees and commission hot Portuguese designer Miguel Cancio Martins to play with it. Martins’ design chops include creating hip...

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  • September 2, 2014 • Destinations, USA • Views: 2767

    California – Land of Dreams

    The Golden State is a place where people have always dreamed big. From Spanish New World ambitions to settlers travelling west, miners rushing for gold to the fantasy of movie stardom and romance of a laid-back fun-in-the-sun image, ...

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  • August 24, 2014 • Australia, Destinations, Food, On the Menu, Victoria, Wellness • Views: 2495

    Soaking It All Up

    A small cooler bag might seem an unusual travel accessory but when planning a visit to the Victorian town of Daylesford, it’s a travel essential. Surrounded by thousands of hectares of State Forest, Daylesford and neighbouring Hepburn...

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  • August 24, 2014 • Destinations, Victoria • Views: 2474

    Spotlight on Melbourne

    Melbourne has just got the nod (again) as the world’s most livable city but it’s also a city that rewards you for being nosy. I’ve lived in Melbourne most of my adult life but with more than 240 lanes, arcades and alleyways running...

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  • July 7, 2014 • Checking In, Hotels & Resort Reports, USA • Views: 1979

    Power Blogging

    How influential are blogs? Very it would seem, particularly in China. An easy 90 minute drive from Yellowstone National Park makes the charming town of Bozeman a natural stop-over but for one Chinese family, the drawcard wasn’t the park...

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  • July 7, 2014 • USA • Views: 124160

    Yellowstone in a Day

    The $25 pass to Yellowstone National Park is good for seven days but if you only have one, here’s a guide to what not to miss including buffalo jams, wild life photo opps and geyser eruptions. From Avalanche Peak, drink in spectacular...

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  • July 7, 2014 • Checking In, Hotels & Resort Reports, USA • Views: 2500

    Dude, where’s my ranch?

    Ever yearned for the luxury lodge lifestyle in Jackson Hole but just a teeny bit short of the readies? Fear not. Rising to 2100 metres, perched atop its own butte, Spring Creek Ranch offers tough luxe amongst the Teton Mountains. Energetic...

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  • July 7, 2014 • USA • Views: 2316

    Aging Rock Stars

    Mt Rushmore National Memorial’s four stony-faced Presidents may be one of America’s most visited sites but just 25 minutes away at the Crazy Horse Monument, dynamite and dreams are providing some stiff competition. To some Indians,...

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  • April 29, 2014 • Asia, Bali, On the Menu, Wellness • Views: 1920

    High Performance Wellness

    You arrive with a list of expectations. Pre-arrival questionnaires have been registered and personal programmes prepared to coalesce with your goals. You’ve allotted upwards of ten days and expect to see results. Welcome to the high...

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