Legendary opera queen Maria Callas once said, “An opera begins before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I’ve left the opera house.”
The prospect of going to the opera for the first time can seem a little daunting for opera novices. Follow these five guidelines and you will soon be singing to a different tune. Read more about ‘A Guide to Opera for Novices’
When travelling for corporate reasons, you may think business class is best. It’s what you know and it’s always been comfortable for you. Let’s face it, comfort is key and the food is not bad at all. But why not go one step further and embrace the life of luxury and convenience when you travel to and from business meetings?
Read more about ‘The top 10 reasons to ditch business class for a private jet’
If you’re looking for some romantic ideas this Valentine’s Day, do as the Parisians do. Pack a picnic.
John and Lyn Lewis finished work at five o’clock on Friday afternoon and raced home to pack the car. Over one weekend, the couple from Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs drove all over Victoria from Echuca to Euroa, Benalla, through Hepburn Springs and finally to Hamilton before arriving home at eight o’clock Sunday night.
Cricket World Cup fever is heating up in Sydney. Next month, Australia and New Zealand will host international cricket’s most important tournament, The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, from 27 February – 26 March 2015.
Five matches will be played at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) including a clash between Australia and Sri Lanka on 8 March, with the ground also set to host both a quarter final and a semi-final.
Desert oasis Broken Hill is Australia’s first Nationally Heritage Listed City.
Widely known for having one of the world’s largest mines, beautiful national parks and a big movie history, Broken Hill’s friendly community know all the history and secrets that go with living in this vast outback. Read more about ‘Why we love Broken Hill’
Finding new beaches, snowfields and historic towns to visit was a huge trend in 2014. Port Macquarie and Hobart welcomed a surge of visitors, with Queenstown and Auckland among the New Zealand favourites last year.
Travel is the escape many of us crave. It gives us time to stop and reflect, to relax and catch up on quality time with family and friends. With the New Year still fresh in our minds, now’s a great time for holiday planning. But where to next? Read more about ‘Top 5 Places to Travel in 2015′
We Australians sure love our beaches, and many of us want to share these beautiful places with our favourite four-legged friends. While many of the country’s beaches are for people only, I’ve managed to hunt out a few of the very best dog-friendly locations. Don’t leave the pooch at home next time you head off on holiday – just make sure you follow my travel tips and head to one of these fantastic areas. Read more about ‘Australia’s best pet-friendly beaches’
Everyone loves paying a little bit less for a great holiday. Whether you love beaches, dense rainforest, shopping or theme parks with the kids, we know you need a little bit of help getting there (and saving money along the way!). Here’s seven tips to help you find a cheap hotel deal any time of the year.
Each year, we climb up onto the kitchen chair to pull the Christmas tree box down from the cupboard, trying not to drop it on our heads. Dusting off the star and finding the left arm of the angel, we hang multi-coloured balls by string and miniature macaroni houses (last year’s Grade 4 project) from the tree and always run out of tinsel.