Popping the champagne cork on another fine year in the travel writing game, sometimes I need to check my diary to recall exactly what I got up to over the past year. 2013 was another busy year both professionally and personally. Just how I like it.
I set a goal at the start of the year to run … Continue reading →
Keith Johnson’s vision for a luxury waterfront development, gracing the pristine shores of Lake Macquarie NSW, Australia’s largest salt-water lake, first emerged in 1999. Now, 16 years later Johnson Property Group has been given the approval it needs to turn that dream into a reality.
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It’s not a disaster on a global scale. In fact it barely rates a fluttered eyelid in the grand scheme of things. Nevertheless it is a holiday calamity. I’ve forgotten to pack mascara! Fortunately I’ve lobbed onto an island that is redefining service standards. It’s one of the upsides to … Continue reading →
The iconic north Queensland luxury resort on Lizard Island re-opened for business on 5 June 2015. Again. Lizard Island took a hammering from Tropical Cyclone Ita in 2014. It was subsequently rebuilt and refurbished ready for opening in March 2015. But then along came trouble with a capital N. … Continue reading →
Italy is one of Europe’s most popular destinations for Australian and Kiwi travellers. The ridiculously pretty Amalfi Coast is a firm favourite for good reason. No shrinking violet when it comes to jaw-dropping good looks, Italy’s south coast is like a charming Italian drama queen. Think … Continue reading →
The southerly wind whips up chilled spray as we scoot across Mercury Passage to Maria Island. A film of salt rests on my lips, tiny droplets linger in my hair creating a halo of dampness. Ahead looms Mt Maria, its summit concealed behind bleak low clouds that threaten rain. The sky is as grey as … Continue reading →