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Tasting Australia Adelaide: An Epicurean Odyssey in South Australia

Jun 28, 2017  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

Australia is far away from the rest of the world. Because of that, Australians are very independent and have learned to create what they need without relying on the rest of the world.

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An Aussie Takeover: New York's Resort Week 2017 Goes Down Under

Jun 15, 2017  |   Contributor: Kat Ward

In the middle of the 20th century, a British invasion came to American shores by way of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. In 2017, the fashion world is welcoming a similar invasion with open arms.

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Gaia Retreat and Spa: Olivia Newton-John’s Australian Xanadu

Jun 7, 2017  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

Before it became a trend for celebs to open resorts, Olivia Newton-John and her partners set out to create a spiritual wellness retreat in the hills of the Gold Coast of Australia.  

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6 Full-Service Private Islands to Book For Your Upcoming Wedding

Jul 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

We’re betting that when you were young, you dreamt of your perfect wedding, maybe even to the point of making scrapbooks filled with your favorite décor, flowers and attire. Good news is, now that you’re all grown up, those aspirations can finally be turned into reality—starting with the location. And if you ask us, one of the best ways to say “I Do,” is by having a destination wedding.

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Italy Tops the List for Fall & Holiday Travel in 2016

Aug 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This week, hordes of travel agents, industry professionals, journalists and bloggers have descended upon Las Vegas for Virtuoso Travel Week. The yearly event is put on by the luxury travel network which is comprised of over 380 agencies with more than 11,400 elite travel advisors in 30 countries. With a few more days left, the by-invitation-only organization has released its findings for the upcoming travel season.

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Former Olympic Parks Actually Worth Visiting

Aug 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The 2016 Summer Olympics are officially underway (Go Team USA!). Although taking place in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, excitement for this year’s games have taken a back seat to all of the trouble surrounding Rio de Janeiro. Of course, when the medals have been given out, the crowds head home and news outlets move on, it’ll still top many traveler’s bucket lists. That’s because now, sojourners will have even more reasons to visit, since they'll get to see an up-close look at a then former Olympic village.

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Hilton Cuddles Up With UGG Australia for Christmas in July

Jul 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Melbourne, Australia. It’s not such a wacky concept; after all, Oz is currently in the throes of its coldest season. But Ugg Australia and Hilton decided to go full Santa by turning two hotel rooms into winter wonderlands. From July 1 through August 31 Hilton Melbourne South Wharf and DoubleTree Hilton Melbourne Flinders Street will deck their halls...

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A Place to Call Home When Exploring Downtown Sydney

Mar 31, 2016  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Located near the Royal Botanical Gardens and just steps from the Opera House, the Rocks, and Circular Quay, is The InterContinental Sydney, a beautiful hotel inside a 19th century New South Wales Treasury building. The restored structure—complete with the original wrought iron elevator—creates an inspiring meeting spot called The Cortile, where patrons come to admire the architecture and meet for drinks, nibbles, or a lavish afternoon tea.

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An Aussie Sampling of Tetsuya Wakuda’s Famed Fare

Mar 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Though many restaurants have come and gone over the years, Tetsuya’s has stood the test of time. The Relais & Châteaux property has in fact been a top spot in Australia’s culinary capital for nearly 30 years, claiming a place on San Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants nine years in a row.

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Hunter Valley Wine Country's 5 Not-to-be-Missed Restaurants

Mar 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Just a 2.5 hour drive from Sydney, the Hunter Valley Wine Country is the oldest and most historic wine region in Australia. As it is especially well known for Semillon and Shiraz, a visit will result in tasting endless varietal blends and expressions of these grapes along with other varietals grown in nearby regions. While the wines are the stars of the show, the valley’s dining scene is just as impressive. Every establishment strives to serve seasonal local fare that highlights the area’s wines. Here are five of the area’s best restaurants that are worth a visit:

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Exploring One of the Most Untouched Places in the World

Feb 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Dan Avila

The northern most region of the state of Western Australia, Kimberley, is one of the most remote and sparsely populated regions on earth. It is largely undeveloped and untouched, yet is a bounty of pristine landscapes, archaeologically significant, pre-historic treasures and wild adventures that predate almost anything of their kind around the world. The coast is especially abundant and difficult to access.

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The Langham Hotel: A Beacon of Refined Elegance in Melbourne's City Center

Nov 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Paul Edwards

Almost instantly, The Langham, Melbourne lets you know what it stands for: opulence, efficiency and class. The 347-room property fills a central position in the hip Southbank arts precinct and has far-reaching views of the central business district across the Yarra River. 

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Virtuoso Survey Reveals Luxury Traveler's Top 5 Must-Have Experiences For 2016

Nov 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Michael Patrick Shiels

Everyone has a dream destination in mind when it comes to traveling or one that they return to year-after-year because of their unabashed love for the city. But what guides us in our decision-making efforts? As travel trends change and new ones emerge, how do today’s luxury sojourners look at the world and select their upcoming holidays?

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Virtuoso Survey Reveals Luxury Traveler's Top 5 Must-Have Experiences For 2016

Nov 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Michael Patrick Shiels

Everyone has a dream destination in mind when it comes to traveling or one that they return to year-after-year because of their unabashed love for the city. But what guides us in our decision-making efforts? As travel trends change and new ones emerge, how do today’s luxury sojourners look at the world and select their upcoming holidays?

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5 of Australia's Best Glamping Sites to Soak in All of the Country's Natural Beauty

Oct 5, 2015  |   Contributor: Jason Hall

Australia’s beauty is undeniable. It boasts some of the globe’s best landscapes and unique wildlife paired together with stunning beaches and clear blue waters. For the nature lover, this is one of those destinations that can’t be missed in one’s lifetime. With brilliant snorkeling and scuba diving, million-year-old rainforests, vibrant cities and inventive cuisine, Australia a multi-cultural country filled with endless activities and experiences to discover. While there are plenty of hotels in the Land Down Under, one of the best ways to really see the country is by glamping. Here are five of the best luxury camps to consider on your next Aussie adventure.

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