Tag Archives: Alison Stewart. Travel Writing

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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: And you can read … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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