Tried & Tested

Bar area at the Empire Lounge

Waterside dining at Empire Lounge, Rose Bay NSW

The casual ‘beachside’ dining vibe at Empire Lounge offers the perfect setting to enjoy the finest from Australia’s Oyster Coast.

Glamping at Turon Gates Mountain Retreat

Get out of town: Glamour Glamping in NSW

Located three hours northwest of Sydney, Turon Gates is ideal for a remote retreat. See what we thought of their Glamour Glamping.

Julio's Restaurant

Julio’s Restaurant: the Italian delight in West Perth

Julio’s Restaurant West Perth, has leaned hard into what it does best: Italian comfort food complemented by a warm vibe and an unpretentious menu.

Ehrenfels Castle, Rhine River, Ruedesheim, Avalon Waterways, Avalon Imagery II

Snapshots of the Rhine river

Discover the romance of the Rhine and its castle-clad hills while cruising with Avalon Waterways.

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.

Royal Suite Bedroom | Image: The Silo - Royal Portfolio

Cape Town’s most beautiful hotel: The Silo

Perched atop Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) The Silo Hotel is an opulent celebration of art, architecture, sustainability and style.

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