Top 6 Luxury Lodges in Australia

Known for its rust-red outback, ivory beaches, and culinary excellence, Australia’s quality of life is extraordinary, but what does it offer the luxury traveller? Plenty. Heralding a climate and landscape that covers the spectrum, the luxury traveller should demand an engaging sensory experience that takes advantage of Australia’s scenic beauty without foregoing the finer comforts.

 Luxury Lodges

Luxury Lodges

Australia’s bespoke selection of Luxury Lodges aim to raise the bar on your expectations. Secluded, self contained, and utterly exceptional, they delight in immersing you in the wonders of their surrounds, complementing trusted service with world-class food, signature experiences, and relaxation Spas. Here is my top six.

The Louise, Barossa Valley

Situated in the heart of South Australia’s pr...

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How to Spend 48 Hours in Marseille

Marseille

Marseille

Sitting on the edge of the Mediterranean, Marseille is nothing like Paris, and that’s a good thing. With almost constant sunshine, miles of beautiful beaches and a wonderful mix of cultures—the city has a flavor you won’t find anywhere else in France.

Truth be told, I didn’t expect to fall in love with this city. I only had 48 hours here and planned to rest after ten days of non-stop travel. Not surprisingly, I couldn’t resist my urge to explore Marseille for two days straight instead.

Here is how to spend 48 hours in Marseille, France!

Getting There

I arrived in Marseille by train from Avignon and recommend doing the same if you have the chance...

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8 Amazing Winter Adventure Activities in Tromso, Norway

Looking for things to do in Tromso, Norway? Kay Rodriguez shares the best activities she had when visiting in winter. 

Some have coined Tromso, Norway the “Paris of the North,” but I have to disagree.

While Paris offers romantic buildings and city life, Tromso’s big draw is its natural beauty and adventure activities. For the intrepid, outdoor-loving traveller, it’s basically heaven.

Tromso, Norway

Tromso, Norway

One of the other main draws of Tromso is its accessibility – an easy, comfortable direct flight from Norway’s capital, Oslo.

Situated in the Arctic Circle in the northern part of Norway, stepping off the plane here in the winter is like entering into Narnia.

Winter Activities in Tromso, Norway

Needless to say, Tromso is truly a winter wonderland that will ignite the wanderlust and imagina...

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Christmas in Chicago at Macy’s Department Store

Macy’s Department Store

Macy’s Department Store

Macy’s department store in Chicago may be the place to head for your family Christmas holiday destination. It has it all- history, decorations, restaurants, walking, window displays with a story, Christmas tree, shopping, and SANTA!

Note: I was hosted in Chicago by Enjoy Illinois and received an amazing tour of the Macy’s Store as part of this hosted stay. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may make a tiny percentage if you buy something using them. I only recommend places and products that I know and trust that I think can help you.

I am the first to admit- I hate shopping...

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Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to subscribe, please click here). This will also alert you to any other posts on the blog. Should you wish, you can unsubscribe at any time, by clicking on the icon again and selecting ‘unsubscribe’.

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The most romantic way to experience the Northern Lights

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10 Day Itinerary for Jordan

Jordan

Jordan

With beautiful desert scenery, fascinating archeological sites, delicious food, and almost guaranteed sunshine – Jordan is one of the top destinations in the Middle East.

While you can hit up the main spots over a few days, I recommend taking your time in Jordan. It will give you enough time to discover a few hidden gems and take in all the ancient history.

Ready to explore? Here’s my 10-day itinerary for Jordan!

Jordan Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1-2: Amman

  • Day 3: Jerash & Ajloun

  • Day 4: Dead Sea

  • Day 5: Wadi Rum

  • Day 6: Aqaba

  • Day 7-8: Petra

  • Day 9: Dana Biosphere Reserve

  • Day 10: Wadi Mujib

ruins in amman

Day 1 -2: Amman

Fly into Queen Alia International Airport

Fly into the capital city of Amman, the heart and soul of the country...

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December 2018 Desktop Wallpaper Bahrain,Brunai,Cambodia etc.

Bahrain,Brunai,Cambodia

Bahrain, Brunai, Cambodia

Asia

Bahrain
Brunei
Cambodia
China
East Timor
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Israel
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Malaysia
Oman
Philippines
Qatar
Singapore
South Korea
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Vietnam

North America

Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Bermuda
Canada
Curacao
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Haiti
Mexico
Puerto Rico
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St Martin
St. Vincent
United States
US Virgin Islands
Trinidad and Tobago

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Christmas in New York – 10 Best Things to do in NYC for the Holidays

Once we checked in, we were back outside on the town.

That’s something we like to point out about New York – you are not going to be spending a lot of time in your room. The best thing to think about when booking a hotel is the location and affordability.

You are, after all, in the city that never sleeps!

10 Fun Things to do in New York City at Christmas

Bundle up with your favourite hat, scarf, and mittens.

Pack your comfortable and warm winter boots, and get ready to explore our Christmas in New York.

#1. The Rockettes Christmas Extravaganza

When putting the question out on Facebook as to whether or not we should see the Rockettes, I was sure my New York friends were going to tell me I was nuts.

New York

New York

Radio City Music Hall – A dream come true

It turned out that everyone said “Go see...

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The ‘off-the-grid’ islands of the Cyclades

Perhaps the most famous group of islands in Greece is the Cyclades. The name derives from the Greek word “kyklos” which in English means circle (circular islands), hence the shape the islands form around the sacred island of Delos. According to Greek mythology, the God of the Sea, Poseidon, turned the Cyclades nymphs into islands from fury. Located in the Aegean Sea and comprised of some of the most well-known and particularly beautiful islands in Greece, the Cyclades have million of visitors every year for very obvious reasons: magnificent sandy beaches, Cycladic architecture in white and blue, traditional and authentic lifestyle, heartwarming locals and of course a cuisine that will not disappoint.

The “off the grid” Cycladic islands that deserve to be mentioned are Sikinos, Ios, Fol...

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Winter bucket list tubing and sledding


10. ✦ Take a Cooking Class

Being a restaurant owner and chef, I enjoy taking cooking classes when traveling around the world (but, you could also find some close to home). I have learned to make pierogi in Polandpad thai in Thailand and macarons in France! There’s nothing like learning tricks and techniques from the experts at creating a dish.

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tubing and sledding

tubing and sledding


11. ✦ Go Tubing or Sledding

Tubing and sledding is one of those winter activities that’s fun for the whole family. So, find a snowy hill (or ski resort who offers other activities besides skiing) and take a fun ride down!


12. ✦ Soak in a Natural Hot Springs

There’s nothing quite like soaking in a warm body of water while the weather outside is chilly...

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