Richard Tindale, owner Jamala Wildlife Lodge and Canberra National Zoo and Aquarium

Richard Tindale, Owner Jamala Wildlife Lodge: Ten Questions

Canberra businessman Richard Tindale and his wife Maureen have always loved Africa and animals, and have a particular soft spot for big cats. So when the chance came to buy what was little more than a rundown aquarium in 1998 and transform it into a zoo with a focus on animal conservation they embraced theRead More

Anders Ho Groenholm, Executive Chef Banyan Tree and Angsana Lang Co

Anders Ho Groenholm, Exec Chef Banyan Tree Lang Co: Ten Questions

The organic garden at Banyan Tree Lang Co in Vietnam is home to an array of vegetables and herbs, some rabbits, chickens and goats that children can pet, and the occasional resort guest in an apron. You see it is here that guests can pick fresh ingredients and then learn how to cook some ofRead More

Annette Lacey, head sommelier Pei Modern

Annette Lacey, Sommelier, Pei Modern: Ten Questions

When you’re travelling you really should go out and explore the city you’re in, but sometimes your hotel’s restaurant is so good it puts up a very strong argument for staying in. Pei Modern in Sydney’s Four Seasons is one of those restaurants that makes me want to come back for more. While most peopleRead More

Sunny Wang and her Anantara Emei colleague Snow Li

Sunny Wang, Anantara Emei Resort and Spa PR: Ten Questions

After years of hearing wonderful things about the Anantara Resorts I recently had the chance to experience one for myself. Rather than start at one of their original properties I went to one of their most recent, the Anantara Emei Resort and Spa in Southwest China. It was here that I met Sunny Wang, theRead More

Dawn Jorgensen, The Incidental Tourist

Dawn Jorgensen, The Incidental Tourist: Ten Questions

When I was invited on a special media trip to Turkey by Trafalgar and was told I would be joining writers and travel bloggers from around the world I had a feeling I’d get the chance to meet some pretty special people in a very special place. I wasn’t wrong. As social media would haveRead More

Catherine Walker, X-Wing Tours, Brisbane

Catherine Walker, X-Wing Tours Brisbane: Ten Questions

As an Arrested Development fan I loved the idea of getting my Gob on and zipping around on a Segway, hopefully avoiding any Lucille Two moments while I was at it. On a recent trip to Brisbane I finally had the chance, but rather than stepping up onto one of the original Segways my firstRead More

Russ Thomas Grieve, Azamara Club Cruises, Cruise Director

Russ Thomas Grieve, Azamara Club Cruise Director: Ten Questions

A cruise director’s life can be a dream job, but it’s also a lot more work than most people realise. Russ Thomas Grieve joined Azamara Club Cruises after a seven year run in Mamma Mia in Las Vegas, where he could also be heard as the voice of “Hal the Computer” in Cher’s one womanRead More

Owen Beddall, Confessions of a QANTAS Flight Attendant

Owen Beddall, QANTAS Confessions Author: Ten Questions

Having shared a lot of laughs with flight attendant friends over the years I know that they have some great tales to tell, so when I heard there was a book called Confessions of a Qantas Flight Attendant: True Tales and Gossip from the Galley I knew I’d found my next holiday read. In hisRead More

Brett Walker, Village Hotel Katong, Singapore

Brett Walker, Manager Village Hotel Katong: Ten Questions

The Village Hotel Katong is one of the few hotels found in Singapore’s Katong and Joo Chiat area, which is a great place to learn about Peranakan heritage and culture, and enjoy local foods and treats. It’s also part of Far East Hospitality’s Luxe Package which is a five day, four night experience for visitorsRead More

James Aptakin, Head Chef, Hilton Waikiki Beach

James Aptakin, Hilton Waikiki Beach Exec Chef: Ten Questions

One of the many wonderful things about a trip to Hawaii is being able to eat their incredible food. There are taste sensations and island flavours that are hard to find anywhere else in the world, adding an extra dimension to a holiday in this tropical paradise. James Aptakin worked around America, including cooking forRead More