Tasting sparkling wine at Killara Estate, Yarra Valley Victoria

Yarra Valley Visit with a Surprising Best Western Hotel Stay

When I heard we’d be staying at a Best Western in the Yarra Valley this was not what I expected. After driving down a little lane on a misty afternoon we’re greeted by the smell of log fires and what looks like a charming guesthouse. Then as we step inside I can feel my spiritsRead 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

Shower Spa Emirates A380

Shower Spas and Champagne in the Sky on Emirates A380s

“You’ve packed light.” When I hopped into a taxi with nothing more than a handbag and asked to be taken to Sydney’s international terminal I have a feeling my driver thought I was going to meet someone getting off a plane. When I explained I was going to New Zealand he seemed rather impressed. IRead More

View from Pacific Surfliner Train, Los Angeles to San Diego

Riding the Pacific Surfliner: the Los Angeles to San Diego Train

On a recent domestic flight I found myself having one of those travel days. You know the ones. You get to the airport and the queue to get through security is a mile long. You get to the gate for your flight and sit there surrounded by glum looking people for half an hour andRead More