Mar 1 2015

How Perth Has Become WA’s Golden Child

James Draven

‘Oh, it’s awful round here,” says the middle-aged Perthite with whom I’m strolling through the city’s Northbridge neighbourhood. “You wouldn’t want to be here when it gets too dark.” I direct his attention to the fashionable façades around us, but he doesn’t seem convinced, … Continue reading

Mar 1 2015

Beyonce Crazy In Love With Thailand & Cambodia

Ashton Rigg

Power couple / people you would most like to invite to your fantasy dinner party, Beyonce and husband Jay Z were spotted living it up in Southeast Asia earlier this year, with bebe Blue Ivy in tow. Queen Bey and Z shared rewarded their loyal subjects with … Continue reading

Mar 1 2015

Into The Wild – Skiing New Zealand’s Backcountry

Craig Tansley

New Zealand offers skiers and snowboarders some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the southern hemisphere – but to really experience the best the country has to offer, go beyond the chairlifts into New Zealand’s pristine backcountry. Whether it’s by helicopter, your own … Continue reading

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

Tokyo Expert’s Guide: Everything You Need To Know

Mike Tuckerman

Nothing quite prepares you for Tokyo. This sprawling, endlessly enthralling city is not only Japan’s multifaceted national capital, it’s also one of the most exciting destinations in the world. From the bustling streets of Shibuya to the fashion icons of Harajuku, the ancient temples … 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