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From the best new restaurants to Australia’s finest wines, here are the best chefs, sommeliers and dining establishments to visit in 2019, writes Kate Powell. Foodies rejoice, you can now start planning this year’s itineraries following the 2019 Good Food Guide Awards – and it may

The ultimate travel hack: by being savvy and planning your holidays to use your annual leave strategically, you can turn 17 days' annual leave into 45 days of globetrotting. Australia celebrates around 10 public holidays each year, depending on the day of the week that they

Move over, glamping. Bubble hotels are the new big thing, writes Kate Powell. Surely these are among the world’s most jaw-dropping accommodations, offering complete, uninterrupted views and unmatched immersion in nature. The ‘bubble’ hotel trend brings a new meaning to the eco retreat, inviting you to

These sublime wellness retreats offer the ultimate in pampering in a luxurious setting, writes Julie Miller. 1. Aro Hā, New Zealand Located in one of the planet’s most sublime mountain locations, Aro Hā (Maori for “in the presence of divine breath”) focuses on achieving optimal living practices, utilising

  Leave the rush of everyday life behind at some of the world’s most remote hotels. Kate Powell shares the extraordinary destinations where the journey – often by air or sea – is more than worth the effort. 1. Explora Patagonia, Chile Perched amid the wild mountain terrain

It’s time for regular cocktail bars and beer gardens to move on over. Bronte Gossling discovers that the rising trend of rooftop bars is indicative of a new era – one that appreciates the view from a fresh establishment as much as, if not more

The concept InterContinental Perth City Centre is bound to be a contemporary classic, recently opened in October 2017 and featuring some of the most elegant new additions to the InterContinental Hotels Group legacy. Surrounded by high-end retail such as Chanel, Gucci, and Tiffany & Co. in

The opal is enjoying a renaissance, with jewellers pairing the enigmatic gem with other coloured stones to amplify its natural beauty. Opals are surrounded by mystery and contradictions. Romans hailed them as the most powerful of the gems, containing all the colours of the spectrum. Queen

Challenge your own perception of what’s possible for your next sojourn with our top 25 most awe-inspiring experiences. 1. Search for polar bears Join the migration of majestic white polar bears as they make their way over icy rivers and across the subarctic plains to the seal-rich

Exploring the world on horseback offers a novel perspective for travellers looking for authentic experiences and extraordinary landscapes. If you prefer the saddle to the tour bus, these Globe Trotting rides will have you champing at the bit as equine enthusiasts Kate Pilcher and Marnie