Feb 28 2015

A Full Plate Of Experiences In Kuala Lumpur

Brian Crisp

Brian Crisp recently spent a busy 36 hours in Kuala Lumpur (KL) where he checked off some of the most popular attractions along with a collection of experiences many travellers wouldn’t think even existed in Malaysia’s capital city. From resisting temptation to shop outside of … Continue reading

Feb 28 2015

Head Above The Clouds On Peru’s Lares Trek

James Cusick

Mountains bring out the philosopher in you. It can’t be helped. It’s something to do with fundamental consciousness, the presence of eternity, the freighted Zen of the earth’s natural monuments, the closeness of the transient sky. So, at 4,414 metres up in the Huchuy … Continue reading

Feb 28 2015

Borneo To Be Wild

Brian Crisp

Sabah has the highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea.  Its coastline is littered with beautiful islands and amazing beaches. It is the world’s third largest island and it sits roughly six degrees above the equator. It is an intriguing mix of rare, … Continue reading

Feb 28 2015

The Clubber’s Guide To Finding The Best UK Nightlife

Will Coldwell

Despite being a relatively small part of the world, clubbing in the United Kingdom is as diverse as it is popular. What do you think everyone does on those 300 rainy nights of the year? They’re definitely not strolling through the park; they’re inside … Continue reading

Feb 28 2015

The Best-Kept Hawaiian Secret: The Big Island

Joanne Heggie

The Big Island is what dreams are made of. If you’ve ever dreamt of swimming with manta rays in crystal clear waters, flying over lush green mountains and waterfalls, and watching humpback whales play in the wild, then this is the island for you. … Continue reading

Feb 27 2015

Thailand’s Temple Cities Of Ayutthaya And Sukhothai

Michelle Jana Chan

My guide Ling told me that when Thais come to Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, they aim to visit nine temples in one day. “The word nine sounds like the word for progress,” she said, “and they think a quick tour of nine temples might bring … Continue reading

Feb 27 2015

Broken Hill: New South Wales’ Outback Gem

Brigid Delaney

Broken Hill, in western New South Wales, is hardly up there as a tourist destination of international renown. It’s miles from anywhere, boiling hot and lacks the more chi-chi elements that often make a destination popular – for example high-end restaurants, beautiful beaches, posh … Continue reading

Feb 27 2015

Virgin Australia Launches Business Class Trans-Tasman

Jason Dutton-Smith

Virgin Australia’s award-winning Business Class is set to fly across the Tasman tomorrow as part of the progressive roll-out to New Zealand and Pacific Islands. The inaugural flight will be Auckland to Sydney return showcasing the airline’s premium service offering on the Trans-Tasman route. … Continue reading

Feb 27 2015

Local Chef LG Han’s Inside Look At Singapore Dining

Brian Crisp

I thought it must have been a mis-print on the menu.  Chilli crab ice cream, tempura soft shell crab, sturgeon caviar. Who puts ice cream with crab and caviar? But there it was on chef LG Han’s Signature menu at Labyrinth restaurant, near the … Continue reading

Feb 27 2015

Wishing For A Bigger Stomach In Penang

Brian Crisp

Penang is all about the food. Fast food. Street food. Gourmet food.  Food glorious food. You can’t walk the streets of this Malaysian peninsula, with a population of about 1.5 million, without being enveloped in the smells of some hawker stall cooking Penang Laksa, … Continue reading

Feb 27 2015

Overindulgence On New Zealand’s North Island

Ben Stower

Many of us have a one-track mind when it comes to New Zealand: adventure, adrenalin and action. But it’s time we all became believers in another perspective of the country; a more relaxed and pampered side. The North Island alone has enough thermal spas, … Continue reading

Feb 26 2015

Insider’s Guide To The Tower Of London

Sophie Campbell

Blood. That’s what gives the Tower of London its infamous reputation. That’s what underpinned last year’s spectacle of 888,246 ceramic poppies in the moat. That’s what we’re waiting for in the BBC Two adaptation of Wolf Hall, as hoity-toity Anne Boleyn finally gets her … Continue reading

Feb 26 2015

Take Your Courage In Both Hands While Mountain Biking In Wales

Zoe Williams

I love rain, Wales, bikes and mini-breaks. I don’t mind long drives and I haven’t spent two nights on my own with my son, Thurston, since the night he was born, and the night after, seven years ago. He hates rain, doesn’t know much … Continue reading

Feb 26 2015

Designer Jo Soh Unracks Singapore’s Best Shopping

Brian Crisp

Jo Soh is the brilliant mind behind the quirky and playful designer brand hansel. Launched in 2003, hansel is a Singaporean womenswear label that has been described as whimsical, yet sophisticated. Its sister diffusion line, hello hansel, was launched in February 2011. Trained at … Continue reading

Feb 26 2015

Qantas Product & Service Updates Plus Record Profit

Jason Dutton-Smith

Qantas today reported a huge turn around in fortunes announcing an after tax profit of $206 million for the first half of the financial year – an improvement of over $600 million compared to the same half last year. The airline’s struggling international arm rebounded … Continue reading

Feb 26 2015

A Most Mythical Of Routes Through The Saharan Desert

Giovanna Dell'Orto

The bright black silhouettes of our three-camel caravan shone against a tall sand dune like a background drawing of the Three Kings in a nativity scene. While Georgie, as I had nicknamed my blonde dromedary camel, plodded through this remote corner of Morocco at … Continue reading

Feb 26 2015

Canberra Flying High For The Balloon Spectacular

Carlie Tucker

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s … a hot air balloon majestically soaring over Canberra’s skyline! The Canberra Balloon Spectacular is coming back to the nation’s capital for its 29th year, giving residents and visitors the chance to see the skies come to … Continue reading

Feb 25 2015

Return Trip To Cuba Reveals Hope Amid Change

Anita Snow

Rolling toward Customs with a 60-pound (27-kilogram) suitcase filled with clothing and electronics for friends, my stomach clenched when a female agent in a light green uniform approached. As a former longtime Cuba correspondent returning after nearly six years, I thought I knew what … Continue reading

Feb 25 2015

Mexico’s Street Food: No Más Stodgy Burritos

Yolanda Zappaterra

“I’m so sorry, you’ve missed it,” apologises my concierge, Rikardo, delivering the news that one of Oaxaca’s most celebrated annual events – La Noche de Rábanos – has finished. I knew I’d missed the actual Night of Radishes, held each 23 December in the … Continue reading

Feb 25 2015

Climber & Guide Kenton Cool On Kathmandu

Gemma Bowes

It’s not often we get to sit down with someone so close to the source and pick their brain. Avid climber and experienced guide, Kenton Cool recently chatted to Gemma Bowes on what he loves so much about Kathmandu, Nepal. Surprisingly it’s not just … Continue reading