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Maldives Image: LUX* South Ari Atoll

The Maldives is reopening: what to know and where to go

The Maldives is reopening to international tourists on 15 July. Here’s everything you need to know plus a round-up of our favourite accommodation options.

Hauts-de-France accomodation: Villa Varentia

A guide to the stunning stays of northern France

France’s newest region, Hauts-de-France, punches way above its weight in terms of sightseeing – even the hotels are something to admire.

Tasmania staycation: Freycinet Peninsula

Tasmania staycation ideas: the best road trips, day trips and places to stay

It won’t be long now before Australians are allowed to travel interstate, so here’s a guide to the best road trips, day trips and accommodation.

Canberra shopping district

The Australian shopping capital you’d never guess

Full of quirks and hidden treasures, this Australian city is the perfect place to spend the weekend if you’re after some good old-fashioned retail therapy.

The Opium Spa, The Siam Hotel, luxury spas in Bangkok

Tried & Tested: Is this the best spa in Bangkok?

This spa, and hotel, consistently rate as being among the best in Bangkok, and you won’t find any argument from this writer.

Pier One Sydney Harbour Winter Igloos

Pier One’s dreamy igloos are returning to Sydney for winter

Pier One Sydney Harbour’s sought-after winter pop-up ‘Igloos on the Pier’ is back and reimagined this year with three unique experiences available.

Hauts-de-France: a road trip through France’s newest region

If you haven’t heard of Hauts-de-France yet, that’s because it is indeed France’s newest region – only formed in 2016, including chateaux, the Remembrance Trail and more. It’s all within an easy drive from Paris, and here’s a six-day road-trip itinerary that will help you see it all.

Stay in the bush: Australian bushfire support

Remember #buyfromthebush? Now you can help regional areas with a #stayinthebush

Domestic holidays are the way now, and these regional stays are ready to welcome travel-hungry city folk wanting to spend their money where it counts.

Best Melbourne hotels: Chadstone Melbourne

The best hotels for a weekend stay in Melbourne

Ranging from elegant to cool, we’ve rounded up the best hotels in Melbourne for a weekend getaway – one of which involves hot tubs and movies.

A Sydney staycation to top your back-to-travel list

With local travel restrictions easing, the era of the staycation is arriving. We tried the Fullerton Hotel in Sydney in the early days of coronavirus and it passed with flying colours (and many macarons).

Sicily

Sicily is offering to pay for half your travel costs if you visit after Covid-19

To encourage tourists to visit post-pandemic, the Italian island is offering to pay for half of your flights and a third of your accommodation costs.

Laguna Lang Co buffalo

Six resorts embracing the animals on their doorstep

From sea turtles to zebras, here are some of the lesser-known ways hotels and resorts have been embracing local animals ethically.