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Canberra: Sleep with a cheetah at the National Zoo

Australia’s most eccentric luxury lodge promises an African-styled safari adventure complete with your very own wild animal Continue reading “Canberra: Sleep with a cheetah at the National Zoo”

Taiwan: Art and life combine in this cutting-edge cultural precinct

Treasure Hill Artist Village may not be on any official tourist maps of Taipei, but that is even more reason to seek it out. It’s a super-cool contemporary art space and café quarter within a historic housing estate on a hill Continue reading “Taiwan: Art and life combine in this cutting-edge cultural precinct”

Where am I? No, really. Where?

How the worst hotel I’ve ever stayed in became my all-time favourite place
Or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the dump
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Texas: Why Houston is a hot-to-trot holiday spot

Longhorns, barbecue, rockets and grits – these are a few of my favourite Houstonian things

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Tokyo: Culture hopping the city’s best contemporary art galleries

Tokyo’s modern art scene can be tricky to uncover if you don’t know where to look. Not every gallery has a giant spider to point the way, so here are four cutting-edge galleries to get you started on the city’s art trail Continue reading “Tokyo: Culture hopping the city’s best contemporary art galleries”

Palawan: Enjoy an eco stay on Lagen Island in El Nido

Want to stay in an overwater bungalow in a place that is not just pretty but has plenty of personality? Then I’ve found your ideal holiday destination (and it has the coolest airport transfer vehicle ever)

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Vermouth is making a comeback – and this time it’s artisanal

Meet a craft alcohol lover who uses Aussie botanicals to make vermouth cool again

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Short break: This B&B in the NSW Hunter region is a food lover’s dream

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to live on an olive grove in the country, check yourself in to Valleyfield Escape – an idyllic, private luxury getaway located on a top Sydney chef’s private farm

Continue reading “Short break: This B&B in the NSW Hunter region is a food lover’s dream”

Cruise review: Paddling through the Australian outback on board The Murray Princess

If you thought the Aussie interior was waterway-free, think again. South Australia’s Murray River meanders through some of the most beautiful remote landscape and historic townships in the country – and you can see it all from the deck of a paddle steamer

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