Tried & Tested

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.

Switzerland Summer: Zurich

Zurich is open and serving up in style

Switzerland has been named the safest country in the world and Zurich is rapidly regrouping along with its elegant array of dining options.

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.

Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat at sunrise. Image: Supplied

Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, Queensland

If you are in need of a retreat from the day-to-day grind of your life then Gwinganna in Queensland is the answer.

Chahoya Spa by L’Occitane, Cable Beach Club, Broome

At Broome’s Cable Beach Resort, Chahoya Spa by L’Occitane is a peaceful sanctuary offering the finest pampering

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).

Mozambique, Azura Quilalea, Private islands, Africa

Five-star luxury in Mozambique

It does come as a surprise that Mozambique has pristine coral reef, fascinating history and luxurious private island resorts.

G Adventures Bruce Poon Tip

Bruce Poon Tip shares his vision for post-pandemic travel

The G Adventures founder has taken a moment to reflect and look forward in his new e-book Unlearn: The Year the Earth Stood Still.

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve African Safari vacation

Game on at Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

Dreaming about the day you can go on an African safari? Read about the exhilarating animal encounters you can experience at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve.

Review: Change Overnight, Tasmania

Change Overnight: the hotel that lets you do a good deed every night

Change Overnight in Launceston, Tasmania, is a new hotel concept that is part business, part social enterprise that ethical travellers will love.

Qatar Airways review

Tried & Tested: Qatar Airways, Sydney to Doha

We review the comfort, service, entertainment, food, amenities and baggage on a Qatar Airways flight from Sydney to Doha.