Luxury lodge New Zealand

Hunting and gathering takes on a whole new meaning at Treetops Lodge in New Zealand’s Rotorua region,

Here’s my story, which appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age Traveller on April 22, 2017, and the online link is below.

http://www.traveller.com.au/new-zealands-treetops-lodge-and-estate-guwmp3

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Enchanted Island – Fiji

The gorgeous Fijian people make this lovely island in the Yasawas an enchanted place. My story on Turtle Island appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age Traveller on April 22, 2017.

Here’s a screenshot and the online link is below.

http://www.traveller.com.au/turtle-island-in-fijis-yasawa-chain-the-enchanted-isle-gvhno5

 

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Finding Niemeyer – Rio’s great modernist architect

If you visit Rio, take the journey from central Rio across the Niteroi Bridge to experience the 11-kilometre Niemeyer Way. You’ll be able to view the spectacular creations of a Brazilian icon, the great modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer.

Here’s my story on Oscar Niemeyer, published in the April 1, 2017 edition of Fairfax Media’s The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age Traveller.

You can read it more easily in the online version here:

http://www.traveller.com.au/captains-choice-private-jet-tour-the-oscar-niemeyer-rio-de-janeiro-experience-gu7xmb

 

 

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Road trip around New Zealand’s Northland and Rotorua

Apart from the better-known Bay of Islands, who knew the rest of New Zealand’s Northland was such a gorgeous, unspoiled place. Add Rotorua into the mix and you have the makings of an unforgettable journey. Just don’t expect too much from the roads. With a poor rail system, aggressive, entitled truck drivers dominate.

Here’s my story published in fairfax Media’s Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age Traveller in March, 2017 and the easier-to-read online link on Traveller.com.au:

http://www.traveller.com.au/on-the-road-less-travelled-in-new-zealand-from-the-subtropical-north-to-rotorua-gurejl

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Ten ways to get your heart hammering in Cape Town

Cape Town is beautiful, no doubt. Here are some activities where you can appreciate the physical beauty while also experiencing a surge of adrenalin!

Here’s a PDF link to my story published in Fairfax Media’s Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age Travellers and (easier to read) the online link:

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http://www.traveller.com.au/cape-town-the-adrenalin-capital-gu7a9k

 

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Ultimate South American travel by private jet

Once they were rolling stones, thumbing lifts from Marrakech to Kathmandu.

Now they travel in the Rolling Stones’ jet – literally.

Here’s a PDF of my cover story on Captain’s Choice Ultimate South America by private jet journey. It was published on February 11, 2017 in Fairfax Media’s Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age Traveller as well as online at

http://www.traveller.com.au/great-southern-lands-luxurystyle-gu2a3a

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Ashford Castle, Ireland

Ashford Castle – a gorgeous hotel in County Mayo where you can walk with hawks and eat like kings!

Here’s my story published in The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age Traveller on December 3, 2016:

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And you can read it online here:

http://www.traveller.com.au/irish-luxury-ashford-castle-county-mayo-gsyv23

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The Luxe of the Irish – Belmond’s new Grand Hibernian train

Belmond has added another exquisite train to its portfolio of luxury trains, which include the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, Eastern & Oriental Express, Edinburgh’s Royal Scotsman, Britain’s Northern Belle and British Pullman.

My story about travelling on the Grand Hibernian is the cover story in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Melbourne Age Traveller on Saturday, November 19, 2016.

Here is the PDF link:

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Or you can read it online here: http://www.traveller.com.au/on-track-in-ireland-life-is-a-train-get-on-board-gspg8x#ixzz4QQcCRm82
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Ballyfin House, Ireland – Conde Nast 2016 Best Hotel in the World

It’s not every day you stay in the best hotel in the world. Unplanned.

A few days before my arrival, Conde Nast announced this readers’ choice award, so … Serendipity!

With only 20 rooms, it will be harder to get a booking now. The hotel received 85 new bookings in within a few days of the announcement. It’s a gorgeous place, with a history that mirror’s Ireland’s. Go if you can.

My story was published in The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age Traveller on Saturday, November 5. Below is a PDF.

The online story, with more images, is here: http://www.traveller.com.au/ballyfin-house-ireland–conde-nast-traveller-best-hotel-in-the-world-gsesw0

 

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Cape Whale Safari – South Africa

I loved writing this story – following the route of those gentle creatures that visit the Cape every year to give birth and nurture their young.

As one wise whale lover once said: “Whales are different. They live in families, they play in the moonlight, they talk to one another and they care for one another in distress. They are awesome and mysterious. In their cold, wet, and forbidding world they are complete and successful. They deserve to be saved, not as potential meatballs but as a source of encouragement to mankind.”

Here’s my story, published in Fairfax Media’s Traveller on October 2, 2016:

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Read it online here: http://www.traveller.com.au/whale-watching-in-south-africa-gpq8qj#ixzz4M6E4ZWBt
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http://www.traveller.com.au/whale-watching-in-south-africa-gpq8qj

 

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