Author: Helen Hayes

Reef Suite © Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach

REVIEW: Did we just find Sydney’s best beachside hotel?

Vacations & Travel has tried out the Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach first hand. We think this might just be the best beachside hotel Sydney has to offer.

Interview: Donna Duggan of Maasai Wanderings

Interview: Donna Duggan of Maasai Wanderings

Maasai Wanderings is a tour operator offering unique experiences throughout Africa while also contributing to many local community projects.

Sapphire Coast Tathra headland. Image: David Rogers

Taking to the road on the NSW South Coast

NSW South Coast is perfect for a road trip, with spectacular scenery, charming little towns, and a plethora of things to do.

Crown Sydney Resort pool on level three

Review: Bang for your buck at Crown Towers Sydney

Sydney’s first six-star hotel, Crown Towers Sydney, has made quite the splash on the shores of Barangaroo. We checked out what it’s like inside.

Fall in love with Lord Howe Island

Walking is a pleasure here thanks to a stunning backdrop of azure blue waters, majestic mountain peaks and verdant vegetation.

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Discover wellness at the Elements of Byron

A stay at Elements of Byron is all about rest, rejuvenation, cocktails by the pool or firepit and cantering up the beach. A dream vacation.

Ospizio Bernina in Graubund

Why Switzerland is Europe’s coolest country

The winter months in Switzerland might be best known for skiing, but plenty of other cool adventures await across the Swiss Alps.

Lido Riva Caccia, Lugano

Switzerland city living: the best places to swim, dine and explore

Across the country, Switzerland’s cities deliver culture and nature in equal measure. Here are the best ones for swimming, dining and exploring.

Fonalpstock, Wanderin

The best hiking trails in Switzerland

Whether you take a two hour walk after a leisurely lunch or tackle a long-distant hike over sunny green meadows and alpine passes, Switzerland has the trail for you.

Snowy peaks backdrop shimmering lakes on your Grand Tour road trip

Road trip: the Grand Tour of Switzerland

A road trip of epic proportions, the Grand Tour of Switzerland traverses the country, from mountaintops to lakes.

Dining on the Great Southern

Ride Australia’s newest train – the Great Southern

While The Ghan and the Indian Pacific had a stranglehold on high end train travel in Australia, their new sibling – The Great Southern – has made quite the splash.

A taste of luxury at Shoalhaven Heads

For a luxury break, a mere two hours from Sydney, an eco – certified property – Bangalay Luxury Villas, at Shoalhaven Heads really hit the spot.