Tag Archives: Alison Stewart

Crossing the Continental Divide by river cruise

A grand river cruise journey from Budapest to Amsterdam climbs the stairs of the Danube to 406 metres, then descends again down the Rhine. The critical link is the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal and its gigantic 16 locks. Read my story published … Continue reading

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Glittering Mykonos – where the rich go to play

The UK Spectator‘s columnist Taki wrote after a Mykonos jaunt, “Our one and only mistake was to come to this hideous island, now overrun by nouveau-riche ‘cool’ people. Vulgarity rules the roost as never before.” Taki clearly sees the dark side … Continue reading

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Flight Review – Emirates Dubai to Venice economy Boeing 777-300ER

Read my flight review here for Emirates Dubai to Venice in economy: http://www.traveller.com.au/the-flight-dubai-to-venice-with-emirates-gx29bd#ixzz4mJds3snz Follow us: @TravellerAU on Twitter | TravellerAU on Facebook

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Hemingway’s Havana

Cuba – what an amazing country full of beautiful people. And Havana is simply gorgeous. No wonder Ernest Hemingway felt an affinity with the country and wrote most of his masterpieces there. Click on my story below, published in Fairfax … Continue reading

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From silo to high life – Cape Town’s new luxury Silo Hotel

Once a historic grain silo, now a beautiful hotel, Cape Town’s new Silo Hotel glitters like a lighthouse on the Waterfront. And the landmark Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) will open in September in the silos themselves. Read … Continue reading

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Ireland – enchanting otherworld road trip

Ireland and Northern Ireland, I must admit, are two of my favourite countries. What bliss therefore, to get in a car and drive for seven days the 1100-road trip from Dublin up around the Northern Ireland coast down to Galway. … Continue reading

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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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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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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 … Continue reading

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