Blog

Australia

bottle of australian wine

By Natalie
On: 26th June, 2018

Sing for your Supper: Our Top Australian Foodie Experiences

  • Australia

It's no secret that Australia is one of the best wine producers in the world, and those in the know will also be aware that the variety and quality of food on offer here stands it in the running with the likes of Italy as one of our favourite all-round gastronomic destinations.

By Natalie
On: 14th June, 2018

Meet the Locals - our Specialist Guides in Australia

  • Australia
  • Victoria
  • Queensland
  • South Australia

When it comes to friendly locals, Australian's are well known for being some of the friendliest out there. People do actually say g'day and you won't be hard pushed to find a gang of surfers barbequing at the beach. Plus, with a population of 24 million people, there are plenty of mates to make.

Emily

By Emily
On: 5th June, 2018

Going off Grid in Australia

  • Australia

Are you in desperate need of some time away from screens, social media and emails? Then Australia might just be the answer. Heading to the other side of the world will give you the chance to be in a completely different time zone to everyone on the other end of those emails and calls, and,…

spotting animals on safari

By Natalie
On: 17th April, 2018

Weird and Wonderful Wildlife: Five Animals You Can Only See In...

  • Indonesia
  • Madagascar
  • Australia
  • Galapagos Archipelago
  • New Zealand

If you've ever played a game of Top Trumps you'll know the rarer the superhero, character, or animal, the better. Start collecting your own series of trump cards by making it your mission to spot some of the weird and wonderful wildlife on this list, each of which can't be spotted anywhere…

highway one california
Image of Jessica Higgs

By Jess
On: 1st February, 2018

Summer Lovin': Where To Go This Sunny Season

  • USA
  • Italy
  • Argentina
  • India
  • Botswana
  • Malta
  • Uganda
  • Australia
  • Indonesia
  • Namibia
  • Portugal

January is finally over and, boy, was it a long one. But winter ain't over yet, people. We still have to survive February. Lucky for you the Original Travel Department for Life Enhancement (sounds dangerous) has come up with a few key tactics for seeing out a seemingly endless winter.…

Image of Jessica Higgs

By Jess
On: 8th September, 2017

Simply Starstruck: Our Super Stargazing Spots

  • Australia
  • India
  • Chile
  • Norway
  • Botswana

I'm no Professor Brian Cox, and I'm not about to start banging on about antimatter, circumstellar discs and magellanic clouds (although they all sound marvellous), but there are few greater feelings than the sense of wonderment that comes with tipping your head back and gazing up at the…

Image of Jessica Higgs

By Jess
On: 19th July, 2016

Delightful Dunks

  • Italy
  • Australia
  • Costa Rica
  • Botswana
  • Turks & Caicos
  • India
  • Oman

You know you're officially on holiday when you dive head first (or climb gracefully, or bomb, you get the picture) in to the cool, refreshing water of the hotel's swimming pool. And we're not talking about any old 25m situation, we're talking infinity pools with beautiful views, romantic…

Dalem Jiwo Suite at Amanjiwo
Image of Jessica Higgs

By Jess
On: 23rd March, 2016

Suite Treats

  • Indonesia
  • Australia
  • Madagascar
  • France
  • USA
  • Maldives

George Osborne may have declared war on sweets with the introduction of his sugar tax in this year's budget but luckily we get our kicks from the suite (see what I did there?) treats of an altogether different kind. Our suite tooth (sorry, can't help it) is rather partial to the exceptional…

Image of Tom Barber

By Tom
On: 15th February, 2016

Parlez-vous Anglais?

  • Canada
  • USA
  • The Canadian Rockies
  • British Columbia
  • Churchill
  • California
  • Washington DC
  • New England
  • Hawaii
  • Jackson Hole
  • New York
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • South Africa
  • The Winelands and Cape
  • Kruger National Park & Sabi Sands
  • Cape Town

Consider the English-speaking world. Don't panic - this isn't going to be some misty-eyed paean to the age of Empire, when Britannia ruled the waves, and the sun never set, etc; but if you think about the places that speak English as their first language, they make for a pretty spectacular…

Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 9th September, 2014

Australia Holidays: From Kangaroo Island to the Great Barrier Reef

  • Australasia
  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Great Barrier Reef

A holiday in Australia will never be a quick trip for us Brits, with its 24 hour journey time, but it is certainly a country I would recommend pencilling in on your bucket list. I have just returned from a two week trip to this amazing country and, although I would recommend spending a…