Browsing Category Relaxation


Metung, Victoria

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

METUNG I've fallen for Metung, a pocket-sized town in East Gippsland, Victoria. I’ll admit I spent the lead up joking “I’ve lost me tongue” but the locals upon arrival were a bit over that one. Get it out of your system early. So, Metung (M’tongue! Sorry, I’m not over it yet) lies on a narrow peninsula separating Bancroft ...

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Geelong Food Guide

Monday, October 31, 2016

Geelong is Victoria’s second largest city and is well and truly a big player in the state's food tourism. With its beautiful, multicultural community, the food choice here is sensational! Fresh produce, including an abundance of fresh seafood, is well-credentialed. So with all this in mind, I headed to Geelong, an hour from Melbourne, and met up with local AFL ...

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Courtyard Marriott Nusa Dua

Courtyard Marriott Nusa Dua

Friday, August 12, 2016

I’ll be honest, I arrived at this hotel completely pooped after a non-stop stretch of work. Can you relate to that? So the joy upon arrival, to this oasis of calm, was palpable. The hotel is set within the safe, peaceful, luxe surrounds of Nusa Dua, but it has its own distinct personality. It’s not set on the ...

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Marriott Courtyard

The Courtyard Marriott Seminyak

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Helloooo Shoppers… actually that’s not fair, we should include food lovers, families, sun seekers and floppers (I just made that term up - for people seeking to flop on a lounge chair and not do much more)! I have found the perfect spot to thrill you all, whilst being smack dab in the middle of ...

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5 star

Make it 5 Star

Thursday, May 5, 2016

HOW TO MAKE ANY ROOM 5 STAR (and how to make 5 stars, six!) ​I'm not ashamed to admit that over the last 20 years as a 'professional traveller' I've stayed in my fair share of dumps, so when it comes to hotel rooms I've a pretty high threshold for pain. From the government hotel on the border ...

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St Tropez Guide

Thursday, April 21, 2016

St-Tropez is très fantastique in every way. I thought I’d give you a quick rundown of the town as the weather warms up and the sea-air gets an excited buzz to it. I’ve a friend with a holiday home there (hey, she married a gorgeous European and it has been in the family for yonks!) ...

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