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Hunter Valley Australia

Weekend Breaks – Hunter Valley – lots of ‘wining’ allowed

Do you agree that quality wine is the cornerstone of a fantastic weekend? There’s no greater Australian wine getaway than the Hunter Valley – the perfect short retreat from city life. But it’s not all about wine. Here’s 4 non-alcoholic reasons you should visit the Hunter Valley:

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Mara River Safari Lodge – African adventure, Balinese luxury

The Mara River Safari Lodge offers you the chance to go wild in Bali, and I’m not talking about a big night out in Kuta. This themed family resort, located inside the Bali Safari & Marine Park, offers an unforgettable African experience within minutes of the island’s famous beaches.

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Retail Therapy Holidays

For first world problems, retail therapy holidays seem to be the answer to most of life’s dilemmas. What’s your top shopping spot? Our favourites are: Melbourne Seriously, where can’t you shop in Melbourne? Go vintage in Fitzroy, explore the CBD laneway boutiques and bag a bargain in Richmond. Our hot tip: Cruise the op shops […]

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Run to Paradise (The Cook Islands version)

When the Choirboys belted out Run to Paradise, they were anguishing over the topic of drugs and death. Not that we noticed, as we cheerily screamed along to the chorus of this pub classic. But when Jenny and Johnny ‘run to paradise’, it means they’ve died and gone to heaven. So it got me thinking, if heaven […]


Fiji vs Vanuatu

We frequently get asked the question: Which is a better holiday spot, Fiji or Vanuatu? When comparing the glorious natural eye candy, it’s really coconuts for coconuts, but delve a bit deeper and you realise that not all tropical paradises are created equal. Luckily they come with their own unique set of dreamy pros. So […]

Overwater Spa Bora Bora

Lovers Guide to Bora Bora: The Pearl of the Pacific

“Love is in the air” from the moment you touch down at Bora Bora according to Cass King on Facebook, who told us her favorite place for a romantic rendezvous is this delightfully delicious tropical island escape. Are you ready for the schmooze? Let’s sashay down to the beach, sip a cocktail or two and […]