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Oscillate Wildly, Sydney, Australia

Lunch meets Karl Firla from Oscillate Wildly

Head chef and owner of Sydney’s acclaimed contemporary modern Australian eatery Oscillate Wildly, Karl Firla’s culinary style has been referred to as young, playful and bold. Operating out of the vibrant inner-Sydney suburb of Newtown, Firla has …

St. Regis Langkawi, Malaysia

The St. Regis Langkawi's Moorish mystique

“The entire mirror is made from silver”, says Sofhian, my butler (because that’s how I roll), referring to the 30-something foot burnished mirror that dominates the …

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Shangri-La debuts its new Hambantota Sri Lanka res…

The island nation of Sri Lanka is fast becoming a regular destination on the international 5 star luxury scene, now ranked 63rd globally on the World Economic Forum’s …

Aquaventure Waterpark, Dubai

Fronds and anemones at Atlantis The Palm

As I lay flat – arms crossed, breath coming in short gasps – at the top of a 9-storey tall mega-waterslide, I wonder at the will (or maybe the reasoning) it takes to construct such a gargantuan feat of water-filled human ingenuity in …

Hotel Jen Tanglin, Singapore

A Jentle touchdown in Singapore - Hotel Jen Tangli…

With a new generation of mobile, technologically savvy corporate travellers crisscrossing the globe, hoteliers are being forced to play catch-up. Slow internet speeds coupled …

Rwandan fashion, Rwanda

Exploring Rwanda’s creative reboot

It’s dark within the covered Kimironko Market despite the warm, sunny day in Rwanda. Seamstresses using pedal-operated sewing machines sit lining the outer perimeter of the …

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Connecticut’s artful all American in New Britain

In the small New England state of Connecticut, it’s capital, Hartford is known for three things: insurance companies, the home of Mark Twain, and the seat of government. But, drive less than ten miles south of the city to a place fittingly named …

Canadian hot springs, Whistler, Canada

Canada's hot springs - a spa town existence

As winter begins to wind up it’s time to think about jumping into one of Canada’s hot springs, perhaps armed with a beer, or possibly a flute of champagne. There’s …

Diefenbunker Tunnel Canada

Canada’s doomsday bunker – Armageddon there now!

Canada’s Diefenbunker museum gives visitors a taste of the country’s Cold war past. Photo: By SamuelDuval (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 Imagine if you could tour an …

Derbyshire, England

Rural Brittania’s Boastful Breakfasts in the Peak…

When the late great New York Times writer R.W. (Johnny) Apple Jnr. met champion breakfast maker Robert Stehling, at his ‘Hominy Grill’ in Charleston NC, they both agreed “Funny about breakfasts: you remember the best ones for a long time, always …

Monopoli, Puglia, Italy

You can’t go past Puglia's Monopoli

After ten minutes walking the shaded, limestone laneways of Monopoli, I get it. This is where Italy comes to spend the summer. We’re on the ‘heel’ of the …

Penny Hill Park, England

Wish upon a spa at magical Pennyhill Park

Less than two hours from London sits a theme park the masses don’t know about. There are no long queues, no nap-deprived children, and no junk food. Welcome to Pennyhill Park …

Maramara Park Avenue, New York

Serene New York havens stir memories of a gilded a…

Amy Hughes Just off Fifth Avenue at the corner of 32nd Street, sits a newcomer to Manhattan’s posse of luxury hotels. Smooth white stone, and light wood paneling create a serene atmosphere in the lobby of the Marmara Park Avenue. In this city of …

Luxury private jets

Down-to-Earth cost of flying by private jet

A private jet hire company has dropped everything to answer the burning question: how much does it really cost to fly by private jet and say goodbye to the horrors of regular …