Why Living In Australia Is The Envy Of The World

When it comes to Australia, people have a lot to say. From equal rights for same-sex-attracted couples, to refugees and asylum seekers, to the social issues and injustices that plague the indigenous community, it couldn’t be argued, there’s a fair share or problems, but for every shortcoming there is a silver lining better, a thousand […]

Ovolo Wooloomooloo Sydney Opens Its Doors

If you’ve read what we’ve said about Ovolo Hotels in the past (see what we thought of Melbourne’s Ovolo Laneways here) you’ll know that we love them (see what we thought about Ovolo Southside in Hong Kong here). Genuinely, what they do with hotels and hospitality is rivalled by few, marvelled at by many and […]

Qantas Joins American Airlines To Make Australia Amazing

Is there ever a better view than seeing American Airlines’ tailfeathers soaring through the blue skies over Sydney Harbour? For aviation geeks squirming with glee as the new Boeing 777-300ER flew over Circular Quay, the answer is a resounding ‘no’. The biggest airline company in the world, American Airlines has quite a few things to […]

What’s A Glamping Hub?

Memories of your childhood, time spent in cub scouts, family holidays or weekends away with your cousins by a riverside retreat might come flooding back when the word ‘camping’ is uttered; but what about glamping? A trend that first reared its head circa 2012 as a chic, clean and more ‘doable’ version of a camping […]

Worship the sun at the Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple

High up in far north Queensland there is a town called Port Douglas. It’s small, but popular; quaint, but modern and about as tropical a tourist destination you can get in Australia without jumping over some ocean. It made for the perfect set-up of the Pullman Hotels’ Queensland resort flagship, the Pullman Port Douglas. As […]

The Victorinox Spectra

Standing at the luggage carousel at any airport around the world, the sea of suitcases on rotation in a mind-numbingly wide array of different variations of black is about the most unexciting element of any airport experience. Not to mention, the struggle of trying to find the bag that’s rightfully yours as you prise it […]

Warm Winter Getaway at Norfolk Island

Take everything that is winter in Australia and reverse it. That is what’s on offer at Norfolk Island. It gets dark early in Australia; not on Norfolk Island. The waters are clear, the air is fresh and the people are friendly, celebrating all that is good about the South Pacific. The skies of Norfolk Island […]

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

The shining beacon in the crown of Singapore, the Marina Bay Sands hotel – the locals call it MBS – stands high and mighty, overlooking everything that makes Singapore great. It’s also got an incredible infinity pool that runs almost three quarters of the length of the rooftop terrace that, if given the opportunity, any […]

Huawei P8: Paint the Town Light

When a multi billion dollar Chinese phone company assembles the press of the entire Southeast Asian region in Singapore to celebrate the launch of their new phone; you know it’s really good. Good thing for Huawei, ‘really good’ in an understatement as I learnt and experienced during a three day stint in Singapore where the […]

The Tanqueray Botanical Lounge

Sydney’s autumn-winter weather doesn’t have much to rave about. It’s chilly and windy and sometimes rains for days, but there’s an event that can really light up your night. VIVID Sydney, the festival of light has joined forces with the Tanqueray Botanical Lounge Pop Up Bar in town in music and ideas and this weekend, is […]

A guide to Hong Kong

You think of Hong Kong and immediately food, sights, sounds and style come to mind. The thoughts of traipsing through the seemingly hundreds of discount shopping malls, markets, centres and endless tourist attractions are made only that much sweeter when coupled with the incredible – and mostly edible – street-side food that there is around […]

Hotel review: Ovolo Southside, Hong Kong

When you think of Hong Kong, you think of food, great hospitality, a big inner-city urban Asian sprawl and enough of an expat culture to mistake yourself as being in Melbourne. That’s exactly what it is. However, it’s not until you scratch the surface of Hong Kong and wriggle underneath its multicultural skin that you […]