A Posh Pet-Friendly Stay?
Yes indeed, at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney Up until recently there were only three hotels, one a boutique, in Sydney that invited pets into the hallowed halls of a hotel room to share with their owners. Unlike Britain and Europe, who love to accommodate their guests’ pets, Australia has had a no-paws rule in accommodation…
How to hotel! Stars & Stripes steal the show
With the ubiquitous hues of taupe, blonde, sand and stone populating fine hotels with a softness that almost prods a guest to shout “show me some colour”, QT Gold Coast has hit the spot and bucks the beige trend with a defined pop art palette that sets the style and personality of a hotel that…
How to go for gold – on Queensland’s Gold Coast
Queensland’s Gold Coast is fixed into the holiday psyche of Australians who love to holiday in a place of variety, charm and colour which displays the aesthetics of a true playground for all ages. Winter is coming! So, make plans now to head north and follow the sun. Always appealing, always evolving, ever the charmer…
How to capitalise on the capital
Australia’s capital city is a little different to those of other countries; it is confined to a territory and is surrounded by the bush, with a mountain range in the backdrop. It really began as a rather vast paddock with a view of the Brindabella mountain range to the west, the high country snow fields…
6 Outback pubs to visit
There’s nothing like the experience of walking into an Outback pub in Australia. You might be greeted with an effusive “welcome” or a taciturn “g-day”, be surprised by a slick hipster serving coffees at the bar or a bartender who looks like he wrangles steers. A gap-toothed smile is always on the agenda but the…
How to ‘do’ the top town
Getting close to crossing borders again – head to the top of Oz: Darwin Once considered the wild west, Darwin was a haven for maintenance avoiding men; dodgy people who needed to disappear, 20th century vagabonds and a town with a drinking culture to set galactic records. When Cyclone Tracy blew into town on 24…
Staycation or how to swing a few days in Sydney – good vibes all ’round.
Sydney likes nothing better than to celebrate the ‘new’. Always up for a party, the city by the harbour turned its attention to the latest Vibe Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour. Restrictions on borders are being relaxed (at time of writing) and people want to enjoy the new freedom of being able to move about and…
How to souvenir: or buy something for yourself
When I started travel writing, folks thought I was taking a holiday. I was often asked to bring back duty free perfume, smokes, booze etc. I did in the beginning and then I stopped buying for anyone else – just a simple “no”, said politely and that was that. (I had my own stuff to…
Vietnam’s Hanoi and a shining ritual
I do love tradidition, especially ones that have a gentle message.
Travel: How to explore Tangier
Tangier, top of the continent and a name that conjures myth, legends and exotic stories of decadence is a city of intrigue. Go see for yourself. There’s the labyrinthine medina, an expat dream town, cafes and souks, tempting tagines – there is so much to uncover in Morocco’s top town. It’s a city on the edge,…