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What Kind Of Traveller Is Julia Zemiro?

29 Apr 2016

TV presenter, radio host, actor, singer, writer and comedian, Julia Zemiro, is a bona fide triple threat. Synonymous as the host of the super-hit musical quiz show, RocKwiz since its debut in 2005, the French-born media personality has also found fame as the Australian face of Eurovision thanks to ...

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5 Luxury Experiences You Can Have Only In New Zealand

21 Apr 2016

Colossal mountains and volcanic ranges, sheer glaciers and health-giving thermal springs: New Zealand delivers nature on a grand scale. It’s also one of the few places in the world where you can holiday in luxury on the precipice of stupendous beauty while enjoying unique bespoke activities. Beyo ...

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Star Clippers To Sail Indonesian Waters For The First Time

20 Apr 2016

Many of us are old enough to remember the adventurous BBC TV series The Onedin Line, where glorious old tall sailing ships plied the oceans in search of adventure and profit. That TV series was the spark for my interest, and the opportunity to get aboard Star Clipper – in advance of its return t ...

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Bhutan: A Mystical Land Of Surprises

19 Apr 2016

Of all the world’s nations, it’s the tiny Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan that is setting standards for all others to follow. Nestled between India, Nepal, Tibet and China, this remarkable little country with a population of only 750,000 and spanning only 300 kilometres by 150 kilometres, measure ...

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New ‘Active Discovery’ On The Danube With Avalon Waterways

13 Apr 2016

For the last few years, Europe river cruising has evolved in the most surprising ways. And the latest evolution? The ability to bike, hike, canoe and learn your way down one of Europe’s most iconic rivers. For the active and young at heart, Avalon Waterways has just released an amazing 9-day ...

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How Uniworld Connects With Locals Along The Mekong

7 Apr 2016

To the guest, travelling with Uniworld on its Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia and the Mekong river cruise itinerary is a luxurious and seamlessly enjoyable experience, where new wonders are revealed each day and everything seems to ‘just happen’ with minimal effort. But behind the scene ...

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Three Michelin Star Dining On The High Seas

6 Apr 2016

We’ll start with a quotation. “A great meal is not one that just fills you up. A great meal is a journey that returns you to sources of pleasure you may have forgotten and takes you to places you haven’t been before.” If you were to take out the word ‘meal’ and substitute ‘trip’ or ...

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What’s New For Paul Gauguin Cruises In 2017

5 Apr 2016

Few cruise lines know the South Pacific like Paul Gauguin Cruises. Renowned as the leaders in luxury sailing experiences across Tahiti and Fiji, this resplendent line offers an unparalleled distinction of luxury and destination expertise in the South Pacific. In 2017, Paul Gauguin is set to indulge ...

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Six Reasons New Zealand’s Lodges Are The Envy Of The World

4 Apr 2016

The trans-Tasman rivalry has always been fierce. Whether it’s cricket, rugby or pinot noir, our Kiwi cousins have consistently punched above their weight across so many fields of endeavour. One sphere where Australia has being playing catch-up for years has been in the business of luxury lodges wh ...

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What Kind Of Traveller Is Lucy Lawless?

1 Apr 2016

She found fame globally back in the 1990s as the ass-kicking, sword-swinging Xena: Warrior Princess, with continued small screen hits in the likes of Spartacus and Battlestar Galactica, alongside a string of movie roles. But when it comes to naming her favourite film location, the New Zealand-born ...

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How To Drink Up New Zealand’s Four Finest Wine Regions

31 Mar 2016

There is a worldwide thirst for fine New Zealand wine. Sauvignon blanc from Marlborough, pinot noir from Central Otago and syrah from Hawke’s Bay have captured the imagination of wine lovers around the globe. New Zealand wine exports reached a record high of $1.54 billion for 2015, up a remark ...

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Culinary Fun In Snowy Alberta

29 Mar 2016

Snowy scenes and icy escapades are what draw most travellers to Alberta in the winter, but this Canadian province proves it’s more than just a ski destination. The likes of Calgary and Edmonton are drawing discerning foodies with unique dining experiences, while Banff and Lake Louise offer up ...

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Best Culinary Experiences In Tropical North Queensland

28 Mar 2016

When it comes to discovering the local tastes of Tropical North Queensland (TNQ), it’s about where you go as much as what you eat. With so many regions all boasting their hidden gems and surprising delicacies, many of us unintentionally bypass the best TNQ has to offer. Don’t leave wishi ...

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South Africa’s Best Food From Chef Benny

25 Mar 2016

Celebrity chef and MasterChef South Africa judge Benny Masekwameng is extremely passionate about his country and its food. We caught up with Chef Benny at the Taste of Sydney festival where he prepared a feast in just thirty minutes, involving grilled lamb, deep-fried polenta and a colourful vegetab ...

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Cruising The Mekong With Uniworld

24 Mar 2016

Travelling rivers through the stunning scenery of places where roads do not exist, exploring spectacular ancient temples and tiny traditional villages hidden in the jungle beyond the shores – it all sounds fascinating, but not something that you associate with luxury travel – or does it? Surpris ...

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Five Reasons To Visit Aspen In Winter

23 Mar 2016

Forget what you’ve heard about Aspen, there’s much more to the winter playground than movie stars and designer stores. Aspen is the world’s best ski town, bar none – and it’s more affordable than you think. Here’s five reasons you should visit. 1. For the craziest après scene on Earth ...

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Choose Your Own European Adventure With APT

22 Mar 2016

Imagine a European holiday where you can find yourself waking up to a new destination nearly every day. A holiday where all the luxurious details (accommodation, dining, entertainment) are taken care of with the utmost care, and all you have to do is relax and enjoy your time among some of the world ...

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Which Banff Ski Resort Is Right For You?

21 Mar 2016

Whenever people ski or snowboard at one of the resorts in Banff National Park, they often just say they’re “holidaying in Banff”. For those who’ve never been or looked at going, the confusion is understandable and the shock even more so upon realising ‘Banff’ is ...

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8 Reasons To Get Excited About APT’s New Ships

15 Mar 2016

This year is proving to be a huge river cruising season for luxury lines APT and AmaWaterways. Along with a range of new itineraries and offerings on the current fleet, they’re also welcoming the debut of two new state-of-the-art vessels. MS AmaStella and sister ship MS AmaViola will both be c ...

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Creating The Ultimate New Zealand Ski Trip

14 Mar 2016

You don’t have to travel to the other side of the world to experience some of the ski world’s best mountains and off-piste pursuits – they’re just across the Tasman. With alpine scenery as striking as Switzerland’s, mountains as challenging as the Rockies and more off-mountain activities t ...

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