Tasmania doesn’t often make travellers wish lists, but in the past few years it skyrocketed into the luxury travel sphere. Hobart, Tasmania, the capital, is a popular destination for travellers in search of wine, rugged landscape, and untouched hiking trails. For travellers who have already been to New Zealand, Tasmania is the next ultimate destination. More
Adelaide, Australia gets overlooked a lot. It’s the capital of South Australia, and while it has museums and national galleries, a lot of travellers skip it in favour of Melbourne’s colourful alleyways and Sydney’s incredible heritage. I personally think Adelaide has a lot to offer a curious traveller and I know that a lot of other travellers are beginning to think that way. Here’s what you need to know about Adelaide and why it should make your list of Australian cities visit. More
Perth, Australia is quite possibly one of the most remote cities in the world. The capital of Western Australia, it is nearly 4,000km from other Australian cities like Sydney and Canberra on Australia’s east coast. However, don’t let that distance detract from what an amazing city it is. It’s proximity to some of the world’s most interesting animals, incredible natural phenomenon, and one of Australia’s best wine regions makes it a great destination for adventurous travellers!
*Last week I wrote about a two-week series on Australian cities! We kick off this week in Darwin, Australia – capital of the Northern Territory.
Darwin, Australia is the country’s northernmost city, lying at the northern edge of the vast Northern Territory on the Timor Sea. Northern Territory is the least populated Australian state, having only around 250,000 people in the entire state – 150,000 of them in Darwin. More
When I was in Bali, Indonesia back in April of 2017, my colleague Katie put me in touch with the Director of Sales and Marketing for Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve located in Ubud, in the southeastern part of the country.
After I had been in Ubud for a few weeks, I took the chance to spend an afternoon at Mandapa with Vincent. Personally, I fully enjoy site tours. They are a great way for me as an advisor to learn more about the hotel, meet the people that I’ll be working with when I send clients there, and maybe even experience the hotel or the restaurant. More
As a new travel advisor, when I start telling someone what I do (“I sell luxury travel experiences and curate custom itineraries for your trip”) I often get one of three answers. “We are just going to book it online!” “I like planning my own trips.” “Who uses a travel agent anyway?” Fair points, right? In today’s day and age, when you can book almost anything online (flights, groceries, laundry services, a date!), why should you use a travel advisor? More
Happy Friday, travellers! Today we are taking a trip to one of my all time favourite cities: Melbourne, Australia! I simply love this city – fell head over heels back in 2014 when I spent three days here with friends. It’s vibrant, it’s on the water, it’s charming and rugged all at once. Melbourne takes people and it pulls them in. The people are friendly, the architecture is very European, and the proximity to incredible wildlife and wineries is superb.
Canberra, Australia is a unique city in the heart of the Australian Capital Territory. It is the only completely landlocked city on the continent (unless you count Alice Springs and I’m not). Canberra is also a planned city; American architects Marion and Walter Griffin won an international competition. Finally, the government picked Canberra as the capital in 1908 because no one wanted to choose between Sydney and Melbourne (I wouldn’t want to either!). But what else is unique about Canberra? Read on..
With all due respect, you cannot go all the way down under and not visit Sydney, Australia. As one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world (five million tourists a year), this sparkling city is worth every second you spend there.
Those of you that follow my Instagram likely saw my post yesterday about Brisbane and how its one of my favourite cities in Australia. I mean, I get it, that is surprising because Brisbane, Australia is not a city that most people add to their list of places to visit.