New Caledonia: Kayaking through Blue River Provincial Park. Image: Terres de Lumière - NCTPS

Off-the-beaten-track adventures in New Caledonia

Although justifiably famous for its beautiful beaches and lagoons, New Caledonia also has an adventurous side, with everything from a vibrant culinary scene to a cracking countryside on offer.

The best ways to cruise around Europe at your own pace

Whether you fancy meandering down a beautiful canal or sailing the Mediterranean sea, here are some of the best operators that let you go at your own pace.

Jungle Bubbles Thailand

These new Jungle Bubbles let you sleep in the middle of an elephant sanctuary

Thailand’s new Jungle Bubble experience takes the concept of sleeping among the wildlife to whole new level with this wholesome elephant experience.

Andre Eikmeier founder of The Good Emporium

Meet Andre Eikmeier, founder of The Good Empire

Andre Eikmeier is an advocate for sustainable living and making changes that are good for the world, facilitated through his platform The Good Empire.

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Air New Zealand unveils innovative lie-flat beds for economy

Economy travellers may finally get to enjoy a decent sleep during long-haul flights with these game-changing new sleeping pods.

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Uniworld Boutique River Cruises to launch luxury rail journeys

Uniworld is elevating their European river cruise itineraries by partnering with Golden Eagle Luxury Trains to include luxury train travel in their tours.

Culinary

Victoria Winery experience: Wine Down Pop Up

Sleep among the vines at Victoria’s best wineries

Victoria’s Wine Down Pop Up activation is back for anther year offering bespoke stays in the heart of the state’s best wine regions.

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The Adelaide restaurant that will be taken over by MasterChefs this March

Every Saturday guests will enjoy a three-course meal showcasing the signature cuisines and flavours from previous MasterChef contestants.

Tried & Tested

Apurva Kempinski, Bali

Tried & Tested: Apurva Kempinski, Bali

This grand resort on the Nusa Dua cliff face exudes contemporary Javanese style. Everywhere you look holds surprises of the best kind.

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Tried & Tested: Raffles, Istanbul

Turkey’s first Forbes Five-Star hotel, Raffles Istanbul is an art-filled oasis towering over Besiktas, the city’s most happening district.

Top Features

The Year of the Planet climate change challenge by Good Empire

How this 12-step challenge will help you protect the planet

Make this year ‘The Year of the Planet’ by joining the global movement of of people pledging to make one simple change to their lifestyles each month.

Thailand’s dreamy Island Escape resort opens on Coconut Island

The secluded Coconut Island off the coast of Phuket has opened it’s second resort featuring stunning private-pool villas.

Travel Spotlight

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Coronavirus precautions and symptoms travellers should know

The recent outbreak of the coronavirus from Wuhan, China has escalated into a global health scare. Here are the symptoms and precautions you should know.

Vacations and Travel Summer Issue 113 Water Holidays
Water Holidays
Summer 2019/2020

In this issue, we dive into waterside locations with a number of first-person stories written about Tahiti, Mykonos, New Caledonia, Phuket, Indonesia, South Africa and Hawaii. Plus Vacation Essentials, V&T Family, Postcards, Editor’s Picks, Wellness and Tried & Tested reviews of new hotels, flights and restaurants.

Vacations and Travel Summer Issue 113 Water Holidays
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