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I’d Rather be in Radda

Farms surrounding Radda in Chianti display a rich palette of colours even at the end of winter. Image: David Bowden The mere mention of Tuscany sends most travellers into a world of eager anticipation. The intensity and quality of the light impress me most about this part of Italy. It is...

Overview: Fukuoka

Fukuoka Prefecture is the gateway to Kyushu, Japan’s third-largest island. The prefecture is made up of four regions: Fukuoka, including Fukuoka City, Chikuho, Kitakyushu, and Chikugo.  The prefecture has so much to offer, from breathtaking scenery, fascinating history and incredible...

JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa

Just steps away from the famous Gold Coast Beaches, a short drive to the theme parks, shopping and dining precincts on the doorstep and a short drive to the Gold Coast Hinterland, the JW Marriot Gold Coast Resort & Spa is in a prime location to explore the best that the Gold Coast has...

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Eat Play Stay in Mauritius

Mauritius shows off its beauty and offers adventure everywhere you look or go on this magnificent island of 2040 square kilometres, ringed by the Indian Ocean, the only known home to the ancient and now extinct Dodo bird. Located 200km off the south eastern coast of Africa, it was formed...

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 –...

Hotel Review: Raffles Maldives Meradhoo

Gaafu Alifu is one of the world’s most remote and pristine atolls, found at the southernmost reach of The Maldives. Its far-flung Indian Ocean position and exquisite natural beauty make it the ultimate escape and it is here you will find the luxurious Raffles Maldives Meradhoo. A stay...

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...

Hotel Review: Pullman Maamutaa Resort Maldives

The Pullman Maldives is the first all-inclusive property in the brand. Set amidst 18 hectares of lush tropical flora and fauna on the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, the art and design experience here is fantastic, with buildings splashed with colours which pop against the ocean backdrop. The main...

Overview: Rwanda

You could be mistaken for being in a different country when visiting Rwanda. It is unlike other African countries, maybe even unlike any other country in the world. You can forget the raw, authentic and traditional Africa. The roads are impeccably maintained, rubbish is nearly non...