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COMO’s Luxury Yacht Opens Up Maldivian Seas

8 Feb 2016

Those staying at either Cocoa Island or Maalifushi resorts in the Maldives can now cruise around the islands in a new luxurious yacht. COMO Hotels and Resorts has just unveiled its first leisure cruising vessel, a 68-foot Hatteras yacht named Cameron.  A live-aboard ship, Cameron is open for hir ...

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Only in the Cook Islands

6 Feb 2016

With its limitless beauty and rich cultural heritage, it’s easy to see why the Cook Islands has emerged as a stand out South Pacific destination. Mix the tranquil ambiance and limitless beauty of the islands with the warm embrace of its people and you have a bountiful cocktail full of temptin ...

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Exploring Asia With Azamara Club Cruises

5 Feb 2016

Azamara Club Cruises’ focus on “destination immersion” was obvious throughout my 14-night voyage from Singapore to Hong Kong on Azamara Quest. With just 698 passengers the ship’s small size translates to more time in port – more overnights in the heart of the destination, n ...

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Six Ways To Taste Life In Queensland

4 Feb 2016

Whether you retreat to a sun-soaked island or hide away in the lush rainforest, Queensland is guaranteed to get your taste buds tingling. Award-winning restaurants offer mouth-watering menus that will satisfy rumbling appetites with regional flavours. Sample the state’s best resort dining exp ...

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This Is How To Sail The Mediterranean

3 Feb 2016

We first glimpse the Star Flyer in Cannes harbour and even amongst the wealth and opulence of this classic French Riviera port this vessel stands out. The four-masted tall ship will be our home for the next seven days as we sail the Mediterranean – our itinerary taking in Corsica, St Tropez, Sana ...

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16 Best Travel Experiences For 2016 With APT

2 Feb 2016

Recognised cruising and touring company, APT, has just released an inspiring list of 16 travel experiences not to be missed this year. From black bears and wild moose in British Columbia and challenging yourself physically in the Kimberley, to visiting the stunning Summer Palace in Beijing and exclu ...

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Northern Exposure: Walking & Paddling The NT

1 Feb 2016

Only a fool would stay inside while visiting the Northern Territory. Ditch the car, forget room service and explore this incredible region how it was designed to be experienced: outdoors. With such an extensive range of walking and kayaking tours available, there’s no excuse for not stepping ...

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Cook Islands: Like Meeting (And Dining With) Old Friends

31 Jan 2016

The ultimate holiday idyll is disconnecting from daily life, whether you’re turning off email notifications or escaping human interaction completely. But sometimes, quite the opposite happens. They say the first time you visit the Cook Islands, you arrive as a guest and leave as a family membe ...

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Luxe Wilderness Lodge Experiences

30 Jan 2016

The rich red landscapes, cascading waterfalls, unique formations and deep blue billabongs of the Top End are seemingly straight off the pages of a storybook, mesmerising travellers with the prospect of untouched beauty. And though these legendary Australian locations exude the mysterious allure of s ...

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Rarotonga: New Luxury In The South Seas

29 Jan 2016

Any concerns that Rarotonga has yet to come of age as a luxury travel destination evaporate around about the time my breakfast is delivered to my sprawling lagoon-side suite, walked across a wooden bridge spanning my own private Jacuzzi and pool. Not that the Jacuzzi and pool get much of my attent ...

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Meeting Sally In New York

29 Jan 2016

“It’s after three so we’ll have missed the lunch crowd!” I announce as we pound the wet pavements towards Katz Deli. It’s my first time in New York City and, as cinephiles, our sightseeing today has focused on movie-related locations. So far, we’ve had lattes at Hugh Jackman ...

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Only In The Northern Territory

28 Jan 2016

If you’ve never been to the Northern Territory, you probably won’t truly understand what the phrase “only in the Northern Territory” encompasses. However, a few days is all you need in Australia‘s ‘Top End’ to know why so many locals grin when they hear it. ...

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How To Make Japan’s Iconic Attractions Even Better

28 Jan 2016

Sometimes ordinary sightseeing needs a refresh. Japan knows it and so should we. The country offers travellers with the right attitude an array of options for giving its best attractions a little bit more glamour. From a tour of Mount Fuji by helicopter to a trip through its most beautiful landscap ...

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Beyond Angkor: Inside The Lost World Of Phnom Kulen

27 Jan 2016

When I got to Phnom Kulen with my guide, Chanthorn Kong (‘Chan’), and he had shown me the sacred river (with the serene faces of Hindu deities gazing up through water turned golden by sunlight) and the Reclining Buddha (“Please don’t write on the Buddha,” said a polite sign ...

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San Francisco Vs Santa Clara: A Tailgate Of 2 Cities

26 Jan 2016

Super Bowl 50 will be a tailgate of two cities. The fan village and other activities are set in San Francisco, but the game will be played about 65 kilometres south in Santa Clara, home to Levi’s Stadium and the San Francisco 49ers (though the 49ers will not be playing in the February 7 champ ...

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How To Cycle Europe Without A Leave Pass

25 Jan 2016

A Cycling River Cruise For Riders… For many years I enjoyed racing all over the world. However the travelling lifestyle was far from glamorous – and it certainly wasn’t relaxing. I had my head buried in the chase to win, barely noticing the magnificent countries we passed through. Th ...

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Colorado Skiing: Tall Peaks, Small-Town Feel Of Telluride

25 Jan 2016

When people find out I’m a travel writer, the next question is almost always: “What’s the best place you’ve ever been?” It’s tough to answer because, obviously, any trip depends on the season, the reason and one’s companions. But if there’s any one pl ...

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A Perfect 24 Hours In New York

24 Jan 2016

You can – and must – fit a week’s worth of fun into 24 hours in New York City. Will there be eight hours of sleep? Probably not. Will there be non-stop action and entertainment? You bet. Gear up for the hustle and keep your eyes on the prize: memories to last a lifetime. 8:00am Energise a ...

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Cruising Along Vietnam’s Red River Delta

24 Jan 2016

On a circular hill, near the convergence of three rivers, a fairy who’d wept a river of tears was comforted by a dragon prince. The fairy, Au Co, and the dragon prince, Lac Long Quan, fell in love and bore a sac of 100 eggs. From these 100 snow-white eggs, the Vietnamese people were born. At ...

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Where To Re-Tie The Knot

23 Jan 2016

Symbolic and sentimental, renewing your vows is a commemoration of everlasting love, whether it’s just the two of you or a celebration in the presence of your nearest and dearest. But, whispers of “I do, take two” sound just that little bit better in paradise. A bit of amore abroad ...

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