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Turning your hobbies into holidays


Friday, October 6, 2017

When it comes to turning your hobby into a holiday, I’m going to put my aunt Rosslyn out there as my role model. After a double knee reconstruction (due to way too much snow skiing) she was told the best way to recover was to either swim or cycle. She fell in love with both and promptly ...

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Ubud, Bali


Monday, September 25, 2017

Alicia Allanson and her husband Ben are seasoned travellers who endeavour to plan their next holiday before the current one ends, so there is always one on the horizon to look forward to. Alicia is a relationship psychologist who runs her private practice - Connect Psychology, based in Caulfield, Victoria. She and Ben enjoyed travelling ...

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Making the most of your stopover


Friday, September 8, 2017

The Stopover has become the Story! I know this because I was recently in Dubai filming hotels and activities for travellers - just like you and me - who are turning a stopover into a full-blown holiday. Travellers no longer just pass through the world's biggest airport; they're milking their flight path for all it's worth. I've ...

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Scenic announces new ‘bucket list’ tours of Ancient Wonders


Friday, August 18, 2017

Scenic, the Australian travel company company founded in Newcastle in 1986, has announced it will offer its first dedicated tours since 2013 to Egypt and Jordan, with the first tours commencing in May 2018. “With many years of experience organising unforgettable experiences in Egypt and Jordan, we’re confident that we have the right elements to help our guests make their bucket ...

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Finding rare moments of tranquility… and retail therapy!


Friday, July 28, 2017

Have you seen the 2003 movie “Lost in Translation”, directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson? If you have, you’ll recall their characters, Bob and Charlotte, stay and meet each other at the Park Hyatt Tokyo. Well, in this week's Ask The Concierge, we were treated to an insider's guide to Tokyo by the Chief Concierge of ...

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Find your happy place, people!


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Where is your favourite holiday spot? I've been pondering that question as I wrap school holidays and daydream about the holidays my parents would take us on. My son Charlie certainly found his happy place in the snow at Victoria's Mt. Buller. Couldn't get that kid off the slopes! Even at night. I was trying ...

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