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Sail round Australia like royalty and save a fortune

In just over a month, Cunard line’s iconic Queen Elizabeth returns to Australian shores for the first time since early 2020. Fremantle in WA...

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CitizenM: Quirky, funky, fun and comfy

To say CitizenM hotels are quirky could be the understatement of any travel article. Huge beds that take up half the room, shower and bathroom...

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Dreamtime wakes up Central Queensland coast

Queensland coastal destination specialists Dreamtime Resorts have made their first foray in Central Queensland, with the recent purchase of three key Capricorn Coast properties - Salt Apartments, Echelon...

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Indochine by land, sea and the mighty Mekong

The Hidden Treasures of Vietnam and Cambodia is a 20-day tour and cruise package available from July to November next year (2023) which includes...

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Kit & Caboodle

Bag with everything is a bit too much

I like good design and a love a bag – whether it’s a duffle bag, shoulder bag, day pack or wheelie carry-on … I’m...

If you want to get ahead, get a (good) hat

I can’t remember when I bought my first Tilley hat.  I was looking for a wide-brimmed hat for shade and found this titfer that...

Wheelie convenient – backpacks that take a load off

It's great when your carry-on bag has wheels, making that last minute sprit for the plane just a bit quicker. But when you get off...

The hidden secrets of smart packing

Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, you’ll always need to deal with the sometimes-daunting task of packing your suitcase. Travel writer Elizabeth Pratt provides...

50 tips for safe and happy travel

Do you address someone by their first name in a foreign country? Should you take an antibiotic with you when you travel in case you...

OUR WRITERS

JIMMY THOMSON

Jimmy, the editor of this website, has written 15 books, including two on the Tunnel Rats of Cu Chi in Vietnam.  His experiences in...

SUE WILLIAMS

Sue is an author with more than 25 published books to her name as well as a being a journalist and podcaster.  As an...

KIERAN PRENDIVILLE

Kieran is a Bafta-winning TV scriptwriter (Care, BBC) who created the long-running TV series Ballykissangel  and Roughnecks. He has written many episodes of The...

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