Travel

Hotel Review: InterContinental’s ambitious Downtown L.A. property is a stunner

August 16, 2018

It’s not everyday you spot a helicopter buzzing around Los Angeles at eye-level. Dramatic and impressive, the check-in at the sky lobby of InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown is an astounding way to usher in the guest experience at this (almost) one-year-old luxury hotel; reception is placed on the 70th floor, surrounded by enormous floor-to-ceiling glass […]

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Cheap Flight Alert: Hawaiian Airlines sale features $899 return flights between Honolulu and Australia

August 15, 2018

Hawaiian Airlines have just lifted the lid on their current “Hawaiian Island Sale” for Aussie passengers looking to travel to the idyllic destination. These discounts even extend to the airline’s lie-flat Business Class, making luxury travel tad more accessible for those so inclined. The current offering is to Honolulu ex-Sydney and Brisbane and back from […]

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Hotel Review: Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Station gets by with a perfect location

August 14, 2018

The value of staying near Tokyo Station cannot be overstated, particularly for those relatively unfamiliar with the heaving, at times overwhelming capital city. Much has been written about the exceptional transport system of Tokyo, and this station is most certainly its beating heart, which is why a hotel like Courtyard By Marriott Tokyo Station is […]

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Meet the Aussie & NZ artists heading to play Music Matters Live in Singapore

August 14, 2018

The Singapore music festival Music Matters Live will be returning for its 13th year next month, returning to the city’s iconic Clarke Quay (among other venues), featuring more than 30 acts from 13 countries over 5 days – kicking off just as the Brisbane conference and festival BIGSOUND comes to an end. Taking place alongside […]

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Everything you need to know about Cal Jam 18; Dave Grohl’s music festival featuring Gang of Youths

August 14, 2018

They may have just announced – and then sold out – their own mini-festival in Brisbane, but before that happens, Sydney group Gang of Youths are heading to California in October to play Cal Jam 18, a festival curated by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. This is the second consecutive year the event has been […]

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Hotel Review: Peppers repurpose Launceston’s grain silos with style

August 13, 2018

Originally erected in 1960, the stately grain silos perched on Launceston’s King’s Wharf, where the North Esk meets the Tamar, stood abandoned and disused for fifty years before an ambitious project led by Errol Stewart sought to transform the four empty barrels into a high-end contemporary hotel. That project began two years ago, resulting in […]

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From location to lineup, why Jindabyne Festival Snowtunes needs to be in your 2018 plans

August 13, 2018

Starting in 2015, Snowtunes is hosting one of the countries most impressive and exciting lineups in one of the coolest (sorry) locations in the country. If 2018’s decent snowfall isn’t enough to get you to the slopes, we make the case why it’s not too late to book a last-minute road trip to the ski […]

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Singapore’s post-BIGSOUND conference All That Matters announces its 2018 program: Here are the highlights

August 10, 2018

Kicking off just as Brisbane’s BIGSOUND ends, Singapore’s All That Matters conference is Asia’s biggest entertainment conference. This year, the event is bringing some of the biggest guests from different entertainment industries back to Singapore’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Notable this year are the amount of new names the event will be hosting. In fact, this year’s […]

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Three Sydney food events not to be missed this August

August 10, 2018

I know I know, it’s cold – you don’t want to get out of your snuggie, you’re firmly planted in front of your nice warm not by any means energy saving heater and the thought of going anywhere is just not a thing that’s happening right now. But you have to eat at some point […]

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Vision Direct opens shop in Sydney, is giving away 100 designer glasses for free this week

August 10, 2018

After a successful opening offer in Melbourne, Aussie brand Vision Direct is now ready to push their new Sydney retail store, which recently opened near Wynyard Station on George Street. Similarly to what they did in Melbourne, the retailer has put up a very tempting offer for any fashion-savvy Sydneysiders who are in need of […]

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Peking Duk joins David Byrne, Khalid and more in Hong Kong for Clockenflap 2018

August 9, 2018

Clockenflap, the biggest annual music and arts festival in Hong Kong, has just released the first round of its 2018 lineup. The world-class music program, which has built a reputation of featuring a large range of styles across both international and local musicians, will feature no less than 13 Hong Kong live debuts, 2 Asian […]

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The Majesty of Abu Dhabi: Six reasons why you need to leave the airport and explore the city

August 8, 2018

Long seen by tourists as little more than a city of transit and the hub of Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi is fast becoming a tourist destination in its own right, with new theme park and museum openings, and things like the relaxing of licensing laws to make the city more approachable for non-Muslim tourists. Here’s […]

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Virgin Australia to offer 64kg baggage allowance for filmmakers through SPA partnership

August 5, 2018

Screen Producers Australia (SPA) has announced they are now partnering with airline Virgin Australia in order to create a new offers and opportunities for Associate Members, now allowing a whopping 64kg of checked baggage per member, when traveling domestically within Australia. This partnership hopes to address the ongoing issues that crew members and productions alike […]

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Seven things to do in Edinburgh during the world’s best Fringe Festival

August 2, 2018

Kicking off on Friday, the Edinburgh Fringe is widely regarded as the world’s best Fringe Festival, which shouldn’t be all that surprising; it just so happens to be in one the world’s most vibrant and exciting cities. While the Fringe will give you more than enough to enjoy  Here’s just seven things to do in […]

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Belles Hot Chicken kicks off new guest chef series “Rulers of the Roost”

July 30, 2018

Belles Hot Chicken have this week launched their very first guest chef series, dubbed “Rulers of the Roost”, which will be highlighting a superstar chef line up to join founder and chef Morgan McGlone across the Sydney and Melbourne venues of the famed chicken joint. Each guest chef will be creating a one-off, event-only menu […]

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Flight Review: “The Business” on board Virgin Australia’s newest route Hong Kong to Sydney

July 30, 2018

Last month, we took you on board Virgin Australia‘s domestic A330 business service from Sydney to Perth, and earlier this month we got to jump on board one of the first ever flights (in fact, I believe it was flight number four), between Hong Kong and Sydney. Carrier: Virgin Australia Route: Hong Kong to Sydney (VA 82) […]

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Exploring Downtown L.A.’s underground tunnels is a glimpse into 1920s prohibition

July 22, 2018

There are millions of interesting little details threaded through the rich, and often controversial, history of Los Angeles: one of the most storied cities in the world thanks to its confluence of just about everything you can think of. It’s one of North America’s most multi-cultural, famed for it’s (mostly) sunny weather and largely distinct […]

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Unlocking the Golden Gate: Five essentials for your first time in San Francisco

July 20, 2018

Just shoot straight up to the top of the 210-foot Coit Tower for an immediate reminder that you’re in one of the United States’ most beautiful cities. Perched high above Telegraph Hill, you’ll take in the iconic San Francisco Bay and its sprawling urban metropolis, framed by a fog so thick and ubiquitous it has […]

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Four Aussies set to make a splash at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe

July 19, 2018

The world’s biggest Fringe Festival is back for yet another year and the line up of acts is endless! Kicking off August 3, Edinburgh Festival is offering up a gigantic serving of arts and entertainment, and if you’re lucky enough to be making your way over you’re probably already scrambling to get your ‘Must See,’ […]

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