Sun, surf and …

IT seems a few lazy days on the beach, a good dose of culture, and a stay at a luxury resort top the holiday wish list for Australian travellers. The vacation preferences are revealed in a study just completed by Wotif – the website that lets those looking to book accommodation grab last-minute deals onContinue reading “Sun, surf and …”

Shepherds Flat …

Where … Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm in Shepherds Flat, Victoria. When …  Monday, December 13, 2010 What … Lavender growing in a pasture at Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm, in Shepherds Flat near Daylesford, shows that summer has arrived in central Victoria. Visit the Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm website … posted Monday, September 22, 2014

Welcome Hotel Jen …

SHANGRI-LA Hotels has added a new brand to its stable with Hotel Jen created to cater to the whims of the next generation of traveller. Hotel Jen, pencilled in to replace the company’s established Traders brand, will offer “fresh, friendly and fuss-free” accommodation to the “millennials” just starting to influence trends in the travel tradeContinue reading “Welcome Hotel Jen …”

Raffles comes to Istanbul …

RAFFLES Istanbul, Turkey’s newest luxury hotel, will finally open its doors on September 1 after months of anticipation. The hotel will occupy the heart of the Zorlu Center — a new hub for fashion, food and the arts on the European shore in Beşiktaş — with the opulent five-star address overlooking the Bosphorus, Princess Islands andContinue reading “Raffles comes to Istanbul …”

Warsaw, by night …

Where … The heart of Warsaw’s Old Town When … Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10.58pm What … My second visit to Warsaw sees me exploring the delightful Polish settlement a few weeks before Christmas when the squares around the Old Town are wearing lights to celebrate the season. The square in front of theContinue reading “Warsaw, by night …”

Warsaw, in winter …

Where … Wandering between Warsaw’s Old Town and my hotel, the Hyatt Regency Warsaw, on a chilly winter’s day When … Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10.35am What … A nighttime blizzard dumps a layer of white on the Polish capital and I bundle up in coat, gloves, hat and scarf to take to theContinue reading “Warsaw, in winter …”

Lake Eyre …

Where …  Lake Eyre in South Australia When …  Monday, April 5, 2010 What …  Flying over Lake Eyre in a small plane, while on an expedition through the South Australian outback with APT Tours, I snapped this picture of the flooding water creeping across the desert. Visit the Lake Eyre page on the TourismContinue reading “Lake Eyre …”