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Hotel Review: Mantra Twin Towns Coolangatta

The Mantra Twin Towns Coolangatta is located at the southern end of the Gold Coast and smack bang on the Queensland and New South Wales border. This means you can end up with a room in Queensland, or one in New South Wales. Add to that daylight savings and a walk from the bathroom to the...

NOX Dine in the Dark Singapore

Most chefs will tell you that the eye is the pathway to the stomach.  That is food looks attractive, then hunger will follow. In Singapore, they’ve knocked that concept on the head in a new restaurant called NOX – Dine in the Dark. There is one important, yet significant, difference...

A world of Malaysian Laksas

Assam laksa. Source: rasamalaysia.com I’ve been fortunate to travel to Malaysia often, and that country is one of my favourite destination. One of the things that I truly love about Malaysia is its food.  Usually, a flight from Perth lands in Kuala Lumpur at about 9 pm, and if I get...

Travel Gift Guide

For the travellers out there who like to be prepared and kitted up with the latest accessories, gear and gadgets, then this is the list for you. From tech to travel experiences, here are the best travel gifts and gear to have this year. Accor Plus Traveller and Explorer Membership Treat...

Restaurant: Sushi-Jiro Keppel Bay

Sushi Jiro@Keppel Bay is truly a hidden gem. Hidden also from view, in a leafy perch atop the Marina building at Keppel Bay – the millionaires yachting playground that fronts Sentosa Island, it has a loyal local following. Sushi Jiro is semi fine-dining Japanese Restaurant that is...

Singapore Airlines Puts the Shine Back on the Big Apple

Singapore Airlines (SIA) returned to New York in early November, when it launched non-stop flights between Singapore and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Services to Newark Airport were suspended at the onset of COVID-19. SIA will operate the Airbus A350-900 long-range...

Flight Review: Air Canada – Brisbane to Vancouver

With new aircraft technology making a world of difference to long haul travel savvy passengers are not only choosing their favourite destinations and airlines, they now look to fly on their favourite aircraft type, with the Dreamliner often top of the list.  Air Canada has recently...

Zorali Escapade Pack

A design as versatile as your lifestyle, Zorali’s newly launched Escapade Pack is the perfect pack to take you from the trail to the office. The Escapade Pack is a spacious 32 litres providing the perfect amount of room to fit all your gear to keep you going all day, without having to...

Katherine Gorge Tour Northern Territory

You’re in Darwin on holiday, you want to see a lot more of the Northern Territory, but there’s a mileage limit on the rental car, so could this be a problem?  Not really, as there are plenty of organised tours from which to choose. I decided on the AAT Kings One Day Edith Falls and...

Flight Review: Philippine Airlines – Brisbane to Manila

Storyteller Leonie checked in to a flight from Brisbane to Manila with Philippine airlines in Business Class to check it out. Here is her verdict. Facts The Route: Brisbane to Manila (PR222) The aircraft: Airbus 321-200neo Class: Business Duration: 8 hours Frequency: Five times weekly ex...