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Silversea Luxury Cruises Announces 2016 Voyages in 385 Destinations

Sep 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Though more than a year away, Silversea Cruises' 2016 voyages are already slated to take place in 385 locations and will span across 177 voyages, and 19 of their port calls will be completely new to the cruiseline. These new additions to the luxury ocean-faring brand include stops in Asia, Europe and North America including Shimizu, Japan; Ullapool, Scotland; Kalmar, Sweden; and Summerside, Canada.

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Live High Above Melbourne In This Lavish $20M+ Eureka 82 Penthouse

Jul 4, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

We've been waiting to check out the one-off Eureka 82 Penthouse for a while now and we have to admit, it doesn't disappoint. Found at the top of Melbourne, Australia's Eureka Tower (which one of the tallest residential buildings in the world), the home is selling for $22 million AUD (which is around $20.7 USD) and spans the entire 82nd floor.

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Bright Vivid Sydney Fills the Cultural City With Light, Music & Ideas

Jun 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Right now, Sydney, Australia is flooded with color for their annual light, idea, and music exhibition Vivid Sydney (which runs until June 9). Tons of installations, sculptures and projections can be seen while strolling around downtown or while floating along Sydney Harbor, making it a must-see event for locals and visitors. Don't believe us? Check out these amazing photos and book your plane ticket immediately (or plan for next year, but that's much less inspired).

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Crown Group is Turning Sydney Into Luxury Capital One Development at a Time

May 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

As the leading developer in Sydney, Crown Group is making us want to book a one-way flight to Australia right now and after you drool over these pictures, you'll want to do the same. CEO Iwan Sunito and his team are seriously setting the bar for luxury residential and mixed-use structures, offering incredible designs and architecture you typically only see in five-star resorts. Plus, they often choose sites that are pretty uninspired and turn them into buildings that give the surrounding neighborhood a boost.

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Head Down Under for Tasmania's Uninhabited Wilderness, Thriving Art Scene & Gourmet Eats

May 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Though the very name conjures up a faraway place at the very end of the earth, not to mention an irascible but beloved animated character, Tasmania is one of Australia’s most beguiling destinations, and one that is attracting more visitors than ever thanks to a thriving arts scene, a cadre of talented young chefs making the most of the island’s bounty, spectacular unspoiled scenery and fabulous luxury experiences. Whether it’s a traveler’s first trip to Australia or a frequent visitor looking for new corners to explore, this intriguing island is a destination worth exploring on your next jaunt Down Under.

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Australia's Controversial Luxury Car Tax is Up for Debate in New Report

Feb 5, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

For those of you who live in Australia and are in the market for a luxury car, you probably already know all about the controversy surrounding the luxury auto tax (which is 33 percent on some cars that cost over $60k). Well, according to The Age, the tax is up on the chopping block yet again for being so unpopular.

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Bagnato Architects Design Sprawling Single Level Contemporary Mansion

Dec 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

The entryway of this Melbourne, Australian building may look like it houses contemporary art, but it's actually a family home designed by Bagnato Architects. The clients wanted a sprawling modern home that was spread out over a single floor, giving them everything they need for themselves and their four kids.

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The Klein Bottle House: Where Mathematics, Origami, and The Hunger Games Collide

Nov 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

When Katniss and Peeta were fighting for their lives on the cornucopia in The Hunger Games, were you thinking about how neat the design would look translated as a residence? Maybe you weren't, but that's certainly what came to my mind when I saw the modern outer shell that made up the structure. Luckily, my dream house actually exists and it's in Victoria, Australia!

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Tee Off at 7 of the World’s Best Golf Courses

Sep 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

With lush terrains and rocky coastlines, one could easily travel from California to Australia on tour to visit the world's best golf courses. Any true golfer probably already has a personal list of dream spots, whether it's a course right around the corner or halfway around the world; but these are our seven picks for the best in the world.... Read More

Is Australia the New Land of Opportunity for Luxury Markets?

Sep 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Sophie Doran

Australia is now a $1.07 billion AUD luxury market with the ninth highest concentration of high-net-worth individuals (HNWI) in the world. When it comes to luxury, Australia is a promising nation. Wealth is growing steadily at the hands of a resource boom; the population is increasingly well-traveled and the Internet has allowed international brands to pique the interest of Australian consumers like never before.... Read More

Southern Ocean Lodge: Down Under at Isolated and Exotic Australian 'Galapagos'

Jun 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

A leap and bound over a small section of the Southern Ocean, Kangaroo Island awaits for a distinctive adventure just south of Adelaide, Australia. The unique ecosystem of Kangaroo Island is a well-kept travel destination; even products from the mainland are not permitted on KI due to a rare Ligurian Bee Sanctuary and delicate balance of the indigenous wildlife. The Island is not only home to unique flora and fauna, it also is where globetrotters can discover the stunning Southern Ocean Lodge.... Read More

5 Luxury Golf Packages Over $5,000

Apr 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  1 Comment

Spring has sprung, warm weather has arrived, and golf fanatics migrated south to Augusta, Georgia for the start of the first majors tournament of the year, The Masters. Unfortunately, you didn’t get to go because your boss said you have to stay and finish those TPS reports (what a tyrant!). And while it would’ve been exciting to see that green jacket grace the shoulders of the first Australian winner, going on your own extravagant golf getaway is by far a better way to spend your hard earned vacation time. To help inspire this much deserve respite, here are five exceptional golf experiences from around the world that might even make Tiger a bit jealous.... Read More

Family-Friendly Luxury Villa Rental on the Australian Coast

Nov 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Australia is a place of charming accents, beaches, famous opera houses and of course a vast outback full of exotic creatures. Whether you are visiting for the surf, opera or animals, your search for the right accommodations for your Australian vacation, will warrant a quick look at the luxury villas on Airbnb. That portion of your search will probably end with you discovering this stunning oceanfront retreat in New South Wales, that assures “Life is good...at the beach!” The Beach House captivates with promises of private decks, family-friendly amenities and "one of the best views of North Avoca Beach.”... Read More

Cirque Hatches Their New Egg in Sydney

Sep 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

Cirque du Soleil will be presenting their new family oriented production: OVO. World-famous and likely one of the most unique experiences that you and your family should take part in. The act is already going on and up until November 4th Read More

4 Private Jet Tours Flying Around the World This Fall

Aug 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  1 Comment

Traveling to some of the world's most sought after, remote and exotic locations used to mean extensive research, weeks of planning and crammed airplanes...but not anymore. Now, under the care of private jet travel companies, all you have to do is choose your dream tour, relax in the comfort of your private plane, and know every last detail is taken care of. They offer some of the best luxury vacations with itineraries revolving around everything from extraordinary islands to the Golden Triangle, to UNESCO World Heritage sites. Here are a few of the once-in-a-lifetime educational and enriching trips taking place this fall.... Read More

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