• November 14, 2017 • Views: 157

    Ooh La La! Paris to Provence via Melbourne

    It takes around 2.5 hours on France’s super-swift TGV train to go from Gare de Lyon in Paris to Avignon in Provence.  It’s a comfortable, safe and most importantly...

  • November 2, 2017 • Views: 57

    Pizzas and Piazzas in Spoleto

    It’s a long way to the top if you want to see Rocco Albornoziana, the fortress/garrison atop Sant’ Elia Hill but the classic views over the Umbrian countryside and the...

  • October 24, 2017 • Views: 79

    Resort with the ‘X’ Factor

    “Let us entertain you” could be LeXis Hibiscus Resort’s mission statement as clearly, this pool villa resort in Port Dickson, just one hour south of Kuala...

  • October 10, 2017 • Views: 322

    Magical Melaka Casts its Spell

     Casa del Rio’s azure pool appears to magically float into the Melaka River which in turn rushes into the eponymous Straits, once a vital link in the spice trade chain...

  • October 6, 2017 • Views: 809

    From Penang with Love

      George Town on Malaysia’s Penang Island is a place with a big heart that’s wide open to visitors.  During the early days of the fabled Spice Route, the infant...

  • September 28, 2017 • Views: 153

    Posh Spice in Penang

    A 16km drive from historic George Town on Penang Island, Batu Ferringhi used to be a haven for backpackers.  Not any more.  Now, with a collection of low-rise brand-name resorts...

  • September 13, 2017 • Views: 178

    Egged on in Kuala Lumpur

    I’m not sure why but since joining the privileged ranks of travel writers, I’ve occasionally asked chefs manning the pans at a raft of international hotels and...

  • August 16, 2017 • Views: 229

    A warm welcome awaits on Italy’s Adriatic coast

    Hello fellow travellers, are you feeling unloved and unwelcome?  It’s hardly surprising.  More people are travelling today than at any other time in our history and the...

  • August 8, 2017 • Views: 245

    Trulli Awesome Alberobello

    Leaving the embrace of the Amalfi coast is like saying “arriverdeci” to a summer holiday romance but we’re going bi-coastal, crossing rural Italy towards the...

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