Historic Nyhavn in Copenhagen, where Canal Boat tours start and end

I Love Copenhagen in The Spring Time

The sun is out. The cherry blossoms are out. And the people are most definitely out. As we walk along the water’s edge there are groups of friends happily sprawled on the grass, some with picnic blankets and drinks, others just feeling the grass beneath them with their smiling faces to the sun. The localRead More

Glenferrie Lodge garden, Kirribilli image courtesy Glenferrie Lodge

A Boutique Budget Stay in Kirribilli

Kirribilli is home to some of the oldest and most beautiful streets in Australia, is the suburb you’ll find the Prime Minister’s official Sydney residence in and has an enviable harbourside location. Not exactly the sort of place that you’d expect to find budget accommodation. But as I discovered, it is possible to spend aRead More

Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Airport

The Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Airport

When you don’t live too far from the airport there’s a moment of dread when you get into a taxi and tell them where you’re going. For years I’ve faced disappointed looks and even some huffiness after telling a driver that I’m going to Surry Hills from Sydney Airport, even though at around $40 aRead 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

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

Magic Mirror TV, Mondrian Hotel Room, West Hollywood, Los Angeles

Mondrian Hotel Room Love, Los Angeles

On my first trip to Los Angeles my friends and I stayed in a hotel that didn’t really make an impression. In fact, I couldn’t even tell you which hotel it was, but what I do remember from that trip is going for a drink at the Sky Bar in The Mondrian and wishing IRead More

Two Up at The Beresford Hotel, Sydney. Image courtesy Merivale

Sydney’s Best Two Up Venues for Anzac Day

Two Up is one of those incredibly simple games that can suck you in, big time. For international friends who are new to the game, it consists of putting two coins, preferably pennies, on a piece of wood, tossing the coins in the air, and then betting on whether they’ll come down heads, tails, orRead More

Catching the helicopter from Monaco to Nice Airport

Monaco Helicopter or Taxi from Airport to Hotel

Ah Monaco, the glitz and the glamour. It’s the perfect place to arrive by helicopter and feel like a movie star, or possibly a glamorous spy. But did you know it can cost the same to hop in a chopper as it does to get a taxi from the airport? I know, it sounds crazy,Read More

Cremorne Point Manor Boutique Hotel

Cremorne Point Manor Boutique Hotel Review

Just the other day I was talking about one of the prettiest spots in Sydney, the gorgeous Cremorne Point. At the time I mentioned some of the beautiful homes that are found on the point and how I like to dream about living in them, but what I didn’t tell you is there’s also aRead More

Alexandre-Pierre Faidherbe with Mark Webber and Ann Neal

Alexandre-Pierre Faidherbe, Columbus Monte-Carlo Hotel: Ten Questions

The Columbus Monte-Carlo Hotel is a beautiful boutique hotel in Monaco, and the most popular place for Formula One drivers to stay during the Monaco Grand Prix. The hotel’s General Manager, Alexandre-Pierre Faidherbe, shares his travel tips for Monaco as he answers Ten Questions: What’s the best thing about your job? Meeting different people, discoveringRead More