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Hidden jewel of the Yucatán Peninsula

Monday, May 6, 2019

This week, guest travellers Celia and Calin explore Tulum in Mexico, a lesser known jewel of the Yucatán Peninsula and just up the coast from its famous cousins Cancun and Playa Del Carmen. Famous for its beach side Mayan ruins, this coastal ‘resort’ town is definitely worth a visit – and if you’re anything like them you ...

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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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