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  • September 6, 2014 • Food, On the Menu, Portugal • Views: 1433

    Oh My Cod!

    As Lisbon’s fishermen haul in their daily catch courtesy of the Atlantic’s cold currents, the aroma of salted cod and sardines is never far away, a celebration of its  seafaring heritage and seafood predeliction.  Wandering along the...

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  • September 6, 2014 • Asia, Checking In, Destinations, Hotels & Resort Reports, India, On the Menu, Wellness • Views: 1492

    Express Check-In : Going Green in Cochin, India

    The charming port city of Kochi, aka Cochin in the southern Indian state of Kerala boasts some amazing green credentials that are sure to  appeal to eco- conscious tourists. STAY Moored alongside Cochin Harbour, CGH Earth Hotel’s 22...

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  • September 6, 2014 • Destinations, India • Views: 1750

    Cruising Through Kerala

    It wouldn’t be India without a festival, a chance for people to pick the softest flowers and sweetest fruits to take as offerings to the Lord Shiva temple. Inside the humble sanctum sanctorium in a small village temple near Alleppy, the...

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  • September 6, 2014 • Destinations, Portugal • Views: 1325

    Ola! A Guide to Lisbon

    The number 28 tram skittles through Lisbon’s colourful streets skating perilously close to homes and shops. Screeching around a tight corner it halts abruptly alongside scarlet walls festooned with laundry. As I cross to a small piazza...

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  • September 6, 2014 • Checking In, Hotels & Resort Reports, Portugal • Views: 1469

    Lisbon’s Grand Design

    First, take a grand, late 18th century townhouse on Lisbon’s tree-lined version of Paris’s Champs Elysees and commission hot Portuguese designer Miguel Cancio Martins to play with it. Martins’ design chops include creating hip...

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  • September 2, 2014 • Destinations, USA • Views: 1767

    California – Land of Dreams

    The Golden State is a place where people have always dreamed big. From Spanish New World ambitions to settlers travelling west, miners rushing for gold to the fantasy of movie stardom and romance of a laid-back fun-in-the-sun image, ...

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  • August 24, 2014 • Australia, Destinations, Food, On the Menu, Victoria, Wellness • Views: 1660

    Soaking It All Up

    A small cooler bag might seem an unusual travel accessory but when planning a visit to the Victorian town of Daylesford, it’s a travel essential. Surrounded by thousands of hectares of State Forest, Daylesford and neighbouring Hepburn...

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  • August 24, 2014 • Destinations, Victoria • Views: 1631

    Spotlight on Melbourne

    Melbourne has just got the nod (again) as the world’s most livable city but it’s also a city that rewards you for being nosy. I’ve lived in Melbourne most of my adult life but with more than 240 lanes, arcades and alleyways running...

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  • July 7, 2014 • Checking In, Hotels & Resort Reports, USA • Views: 1363

    Power Blogging

    How influential are blogs? Very it would seem, particularly in China. An easy 90 minute drive from Yellowstone National Park makes the charming town of Bozeman a natural stop-over but for one Chinese family, the drawcard wasn’t the park...

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  • July 7, 2014 • USA • Views: 1986

    Yellowstone in a Day

    The $25 pass to Yellowstone National Park is good for seven days but if you only have one, here’s a guide to what not to miss including buffalo jams, wild life photo opps and geyser eruptions. From Avalanche Peak, drink in spectacular...

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