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Sydney

Family-Friendly Luxury Villa Rental on the Australian Coast

BY: Sally Farris | 2012
Australia is a place of charming accents, beaches, famous opera houses and of course a vast outback full of exotic...
Bora Bora

New Wedding Experiences Facebook Page for InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

BY: James Rothaar | 2012
The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa recently launched a new Facebook page—Bora Bora Wedding Romance Experiences. The page features weddings, vow renewals, blessing ceremonies, romantic dinners, and info on daily ongoings at the luxury resort and spa. The location is InterContinental's four largest in French Polynesia. More than 80 overwater villas are found stretched over the resort community. Each of these deluxe accommodations has a split-level terrace and a sundeck. Reef, the resort’s restaurant, is acclaimed for its French Polynesian cuisine. There also is an overwater wedding chapel with a glass bottom floor onsite. Custom-tailored wedding ceremonies are held on the resort’s private beach. These excluisve wedding packages on the beach include a civil ceremony, a chapel ceremony, and an ocean ceremony. 
Christchurch

Gourmet Getaway to New Zealand's Otahuna Lodge

BY: Eric Rosen | 2012
While many travelers visit New Zealand for the breathtaking scenery and adrenaline-pumping adventure sports, this idyllic...
Bora Bora

$250,000 Wedding at St. Regis Bora Bora on Auction at Upcoming Charity Event

BY: James Rothaar | 2012
The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort is partnering with Norwegian wedding-gown designer Cecilie Melli to create a personalized...
Queensland

Australian Sustainable Home

BY: Mila Pantovich | 2012
Drew House in Queensland, Australia is the picture of environmentally conscious luxury real estate. With features like solar panels and rainwater tanks, this uniquely designed home is like living in a science fiction-based research facility.
Queensland

Australian Sustainable Home | The Strange Sleeping Pods of Drew House

BY: Mila Pantovich | 2012
Sustainable homes are nothing new nowadays. In fact, it's more unusual now to find an architect firm that doesn't care about the environment…or at least doesn't pretend to. Many companies are showing that just because a home is environmentally-friendly doesn't mean it can't fall into the realm of luxury real estate. The Drew House of Queensland, Australia is pretty close to the Great Barrier Reef, which may be why the dwelling looks like a strange research facility from the outside. The home was built as a holiday retreat for Marian Drew, an Australian photographer, and her brother, meant to resemble their childhood camping memories. Drew House is made up of pod-like structures, one a long metal tube and the others box-like rooms, that connect to create the living quarters. According to the architects, Simon Laws of Anthill Constructions, the living and sleeping areas of the home were made off-site in Brisbane, transported over to the location afterwards. The large deck area outside is meant to be an outdoor living and dining area, with a prefabricated parabolic roofed awning stretching over it. What makes it so eco-friendly? The architect firm assure that the design and shape of the home is energy efficient and simple materials were used in the construction as much as possible, like natural oiled Australian wood. There are also rainwater tanks, solar hot water and electrical panels, and a community water recycling system for everything but drinking and bathing.
Queenstown

Live Out the Fairy Tale at New Zealand's Mudcastle

BY: Joseph Vasquez | 2012
A whole castle built with mud—it doesn't exactly sound like something out of a fairy tale, but it's certainly attracting...
Hobart

Boutique Hotel in Hobart, Tasmania | Islington Hotel & Conservatory

BY: Karin Leperi | 2012
Classical elegance with award-winning service defines Islington, an 11-room boutique accommodation located in one of the...
Hobart

Where to Stay in Tasmania That's Trendy and Artsy

BY: Karin Leperi | 2012
Chosen as TripAdvisor's Traveler’s Choice 2012 and one of Australia’s Top 25 Trendiest Hotels, the Henry Jones Art...
Hobart

One of the Trendiest Hotels in Australia | Tasmania's Henry Jones Art Hotel

BY: Karin Leperi | 2012
Way down in the southern hemisphere at the bottom of the world is a five-star hotel in Tasmania dedicated to showcasing the...
Melbourne

Downtown Melbourne Hotel with Spa and Casino

BY: Karin Leperi | 2012
Crown Towers is conveniently situated on the southern bank of the Yarra River, close to some of the best restaurants and...
Melbourne

One of the Best Places to Stay Near Downtown Melbourne | Crown Towers

BY: Karin Leperi | 2012
As the second largest city in Australia (second only to Sydney), Melbourne is known for its vibrant coffee culture,...
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