Embracing Selfie Sticks and Guided Holidays on a Trafalgar tour of Turkey

I never thought I’d be the sort of person to embrace the selfie stick. And it certainly never occurred to me that one day I would be huddled around one with sweet local ladies and new global friends in a remote village in Turkey, laughing together at how our picture turned out, or taking aRead More

Singapore Airlines Suite Class Review

Double Beds, Dom and Givenchy in the Sky – Singapore Airlines Suites Review

There’s a moment where you check your watch on a long haul flight and realize there’s still eight hours to go. Usually I would greet this with a bit of a sigh and shift my weight in my economy class seat, but on my recent flight from Singapore’s Changi airport to Zurich I was thrilledRead 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

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, photo courtesy BridgeClimb Sydney

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb Express Review

Fun fact: The flagpoles on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge are taller than the water below it is deep. I’m not sure just how deep I imagined Sydney Harbour to be, but it was definitely deeper than that. It never occurred to me that if one of those poles was touching the harbour floorRead 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

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Bar, picture courtesy Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Review

Yesterday you may have heard something strange in the distance or felt a disturbance in the force field. Perhaps your dog or cat pricked their ears and curiously put their head to one side. I must apologise for that. That was me, howling ‘Noooooooo!!’ at the news that after ten years, Virgin Atlantic will soonRead More

Queensland's Sunlander Train

Queensland’s Sunlander Train: Last Trip Coming Soon

Back when Elizabeth was being crowned Queen and Edmund Hillary was climbing Mount Everest, Queensland’s Sunlander train was taking to the tracks for the first time. One of the Top 25 Rail Journeys in the World (as voted by the Society of International Railway Travellers, and they should know), for sixty years the Sunlander hasRead More

Fresh Strawberries with Raspberry Sorbet and Sugar Dough Gaufrette

A tasty South Pacific Cruise on Holland America’s MS Oosterdam

“Would you like a second dessert?” I look up at the waiter and actually think about it. I’ve just completed a delicious three-course lunch of Scallops Crème Brûlée followed by an Alaskan Halibut Fillet Sandwich with Cucumber Potato Salad, and finished with the Fresh Strawberries with Raspberry Sorbet and Sugar Dough Gaufrette in MS Oosterdam’sRead More

Butterfly Garden, Changi Airport

Changi Airport Singapore: Ten Top Things to Do

Of all of the “I love Changi airport” stories I’ve heard in the past week my favourite comes from my friend Gary. Despite the fact that he lives in Singapore, he confessed “I love Changi so much I checked into the Crowne Plaza when I landed once because I didn’t want to leave the airport.”Read More

Cavalia Rendez-Vous VIP Show

Cavalia VIP Tickets – Rendez-Vous Show Review

I love horses. And Cirque du Soleil. So when I heard Cavalia, the “Magical Encounter Between Human and Horse” was coming to town, I knew this was one show I’d have to see. It may be new to us in Australia, but Cavalia has been around for almost ten years and has been seen byRead More