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Cynthia Dammerer

Cynthia Dammerer has worked in the tourism and hospitality business for over 25 years, travelling with media, TV production teams and hosting journalists in exotic locations from Shangri La to Tahiti promoting travel and the fulfilling the dreams of readers. Now with the team, she will now share this knowledge and Tell you Where to Go (politely of course).

How I beat the paps

Richie Strahan in Bali, Image: Sunshine Coast Daily The production company had it all locked down – watertight – top secret – right to the last minute as they checked in for their flight to `Denpasar on the Island of the `Gods – Bali. Australia’s most annoying and persistent paparazzi – let’s just call him  “nuisance” – had tailed them to Sydney international...

Transatlantic antics on Queen Mary 2

We boarded, efficiently at Brooklyn Terminal in New York, the queue moving steadily towards the luxurious lobby of Cunard’s flagship liner, the transatlantic doyen, Queen Mary 2, patiently tied up, loading her supplies and 2100 passengers with their luggage. This was our first cruise on a large liner, we had only two previous commercial cruises, on small Ponant...

Magical Maldives at Mercure Kooddoo

As my flight soared upwards, high over the glimmering Gold Coast beaches of Australia, I contemplated the possibility that I may have made a big mistake by booking a trip to the Maldives. Why, when we have such beautiful, pristine, white sand beaches, with crystal clear water did I need to travel over 9000km for a beach holiday? Landing in the dark in Male, I emerged...