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I’ve been planning my annual holidays around Australia, and this year I’ve decided to focus on some of the many food and wine events that take place around our country each year. Some I’ve been to before and some I’ve always wanted to try out – all I have to do is find a friend to come along with me!

Read more about ‘Australian food and wine events you don’t want to miss this year’

31 March 2014 0 More on   Events Food and Wine

If you’re craving a unique holiday this year and want to beat the winter blues, Vivid Sydney 2015 is the perfect event for you.

Vivid is one of my absolute favourite festivals to attend because it’s so different from anything else I’ve ever experienced. Here’s why. Read more about ‘Light up your life at Vivid 2015′

31 March 2014 0 More on   Events

I’ve just heard that, once again, Melbourne has been named the “Most Liveable City” on the map.

That’s according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Survey, which pits 140 cities around the world against each other.

The city bested Vienna and Vancouver to come out on top

Read more about ‘Why Melbourne is the ‘Most Liveable City’’

31 March 2014 0 More on   Australian Holidays Events

Ballina and Port Douglas go head-to-head for the title of best regional destination. Port Douglas is where you can be lazy or adventurous. On the edge of Four Mile Beach, anchor your acrylic umbrella in the sand; snorkel the Great Barrier Reef or hike the Daintree Rainforest. South of the border in Ballina, you can see two castles, a maze, macadamias, hinterland and a handful of beaches.

Read more about ‘Ballina vs Port Douglas. Which is best?’

6 February 2014 1 More on   Australian Holidays

Here comes the story of the hurricane.

No, this isn’t a Bob Dylan song, it’s an ode to Cyclone Dylan – and who better to tell it than our hotels on the ground? Here’s what I found out today when Peter, Raul, Erin and Dixon revealed how they survived Dylan, with a few extra stories and household tips thrown in that all of us should take a moment to read, rinse and repeat in our own homes.   Read more about ’4 Lessons Learned From Cyclone Dylan’

31 January 2014 0 More on   Travel Tips

There’s nothing more Aussie than rummaging the shed to dust off the cricket pales, throwing some lamb steaks on the barbie, and inviting the family and friends to share the sand with mobs of Aussie locals proudly flaunting their southern cross tattoos and stunning bikini bods across Australia’s most iconic beaches.

Yep, Australia Day is this weekend! Read more about ‘Australia Day, Thongs and Perfect Snagging’

23 January 2014 0 More on   Events

King Kong, a musical that had its world premiere on June 15, is still breaking records and amazing audiences at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre.

Approximately 50,000 people from all over Australia and the world came to the production’s debut, which was described as “amazing” by the Age and “an eye-popping spectacle” by the Herald Sun.

Read more about ‘My weekend with King Kong’

2 October 2013 0 More on   Australian Holidays

Sydney is getting ready to host the International Fleet Review in October – an event that promises to be one of the most extravagant the city has ever seen.

Its happening between October 3 and 11, so if you want your relaxing holiday to start off or end with a bang (literally), you might want to make your way to Sydney!

Read more about ‘Vantage points for the International Fleet Review’

26 September 2013 0 More on   Australian Holidays

Beach holidays are undoubtedly a popular conversation topic here at the office and after many hours of argument and debate, we’ve come up with the list below. What do you think? Which beach have we missed?

Read more about ’10 best beaches around the world’

It’s a tough job planning the perfect holiday for all members of the family – especially when it’s as large as ours. As they say, you can’t please all of the people all of the time. But if you want to please most of the people most of the time, here are a few tips. Read more about ’10 Top tips for a stress-free family holiday’

24 May 2013 2 More on   Travel Tips