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Best Food Experiences in Australia

Best Food Experiences in Australia

Australia is one of the world’s great culinary destinations. Beautiful fresh local produce, talented chefs creating innovative cuisine, fantastic authentic ethnic food, superb markets and gourmet specialty food shops, and much more make Australia an appetizing country to visit. These are what we believe to be...
Great Barrier Feast at qualia on Hamilton Island with Chef Dan Hunter

Great Barrier Feast at qualia on Hamilton Island with Chef Dan Hunter

A highlight of our time back ‘home’ in Australia was getting to gourmet foodie weekend Great Barrier Feast at qualia on Hamilton Island with Chef Dan Hunter* for a story we were working on. Held periodically throughout the year on this tropical Queensland island in the Whitsundays group...
Why Small Local Boutique Hotels Beat Big Bland Multinationals

Why Small Local Boutique Hotels Beat Big Bland Multinationals

After a couple of months staying in boutique hotels in Siem Reap and Bangkok, we’ve reaffirmed something we’ve increasingly felt over the years and that’s that when it comes to choosing accommodation when we travel, boutique hotels suit us better. We much prefer small local boutique...
Is It Safe To Travel To Turkey Now?

Is It Safe To Travel To Turkey Now?

We’ve had some emails from friends and readers asking: is it safe to travel to Turkey now? Terence and I have been travelling to Turkey for 13 years, since we first went for a summer with a friend. That initial trip we travelled by bus...
Slow Travel By Bus, From Bus Trips To Coach Holidays

Slow Travel By Bus, From Bus Trips To Coach Holidays

Buses must be the most unglamorous and unromantic form of travel, but they can be very handy, are increasingly comfy, are very affordable, and there’s nothing like gazing out the window all day as fascinating landscapes rolls by. We’ve travelled on a lot more buses than...