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What would you do with only 48 hours to see the best of this Turkish city? Want to know where  to eat, stay and pl...

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Restaurant Australia for gourm...

There's a reason this country is dubbed Restaurant Australia. And that's because quite simply, Australia has the be...

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LA SULTANA LUXURY RESORT MOROC...

Not many travellers to Morocco make it past Marrakech Fez and Casablanca, but on the western coast of Morocco, betw...

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LAYANA RESORT & SPA WINS BEST ...

Layana Resort and Spa, a destination spa on Koh Lanta Yai Island south of Krabi and Phuket, has been chosen the Bes...

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This article appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald and other Fairfax papers today - across Australia and NZ on June...

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THE LAKE PALACE BY TAJ IN UDAI...

  Imagine what it would be like to spend a night in a royal palace. Well you can – in Rajasthan, India, w...

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Il Pellicano Porto Ercole - Tuscany - Italy “The most romantic place in the world” sigh visitors smitten b...

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GALLERY M PHOENIX...

Jogjyakarta in Central Java is sadly overlooked by many travellers but this property is worth visiting and a must c...

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NOVOTEL LOMBOK...

Lombok doesn't have the glamour and ritz of Bali, but it does have better beaches and fewer tourists. For now at le...

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HOTEL SO SOFITEL HUA HIN...

I love designer hotels and always admired this property ever since I did a site inspection when it first opened und...

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THE BARAI...

  Spas are all the rage. It seems every hotel and resort now has one, but a destination spa is one you go t...

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WHERE IS IT?...

  Where is it? Tahiti? Bora Bora? Moorea? Overwater bungalows, clear blue water. Could it be Tahiti or.....

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This article appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald and other Fairfax papers today – across Australia and NZ on June 25. Read more here: http://www.smh.com.au/travel/qantas-flight-attendant-confessions-from-the-firstclass-galley-20140624-3apyx.html Ever wondered what celebrities get up to when they travel first class? They tell all to the steward when they’re slightly tipsy and flying high.   Want to know what really goes […]

The Sebel Pier One Sydney has unveiled seven of the city’s most spectacular over-water suites with peerless views of Australia’s most iconic landmarks including Luna Park, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Located in Walsh Bay and the historic Rocks precinct, the cultural heart of Sydney, the hotel has a prime harbour frontage […]

World’s Top Paradise Gets a Rubbishing

Rubbishing “Paradise” Los Angeles Times Travel Editor, Catharine Hamm, has trashed a travel destination – Boracay in the Philippines – which has been listed for yonks by just about any travel gold list, best of the best, World’s Top Ten lists, etc or by anybody that’s anybody, as the world’s best beach. Hamm gives it […]

World’s most expensive cities

Norwegian capital Oslo is now the most expensive for a night out on the town, according to a cost comparison of the world’s top cities. Sydney, costing $445.64 for a night out, ranked No 6 and New York No 4 among an otherwise European-dominated list of the world’s priciest places to stay and for a […]

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    Not many travellers to Morocco make it past Marrakech Fez and Casablan...

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    Il Pellicano Porto Ercole - Tuscany - Italy “The most romantic ...

  • GALLERY M PHOENIX

    Jogjyakarta in Central Java is sadly overlooked by many travellers but...

  • NOVOTEL LOMBOK

    Lombok doesn't have the glamour and ritz of Bali, but it does have bet...

  • HOTEL SO SOFITEL HUA HIN

    I love designer hotels and always admired this property ever since I d...

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  • And here is my favourite - mocha -  a mix of local coffee from Chiapas and Mayan chocolate with a design on top that would warm the cockles of any coffee lovers heart - liquid Mayan gold and no need for sugar! #Mexico #ahcacao
  • #ahcacao chocolate cafe in #playadelcarmen has some of the best coffee chocolate and mocha I've tried anywhere, their speciality is chocolate caliente - pure melted liquid Mayan hot chocolate with spices and chile.  I'm partial to their sugar free chocolate bars - yes there's some in my bag for you @natassia_halabi that is if it makes it all the way back to LA. Forget Swiss, #Mayanchocolate has to be the best in the world! #mexico
  • Right across from the Blue Lobster on corner of Quinta Avenida or 5th Avenue is the upmarket #thompsonhotel #thompsonplayadelcarmen that has the best rooftop views in #playadelcarmen and some mad veggie tacos - ten times the street price but who cares when this is the view!