Serious Fun

May 31, 2022
A recent arrival on the Melbourne hotel scene ticks a lot of boxes, travel editor Winsor Dobbin reports. Finding a hotel that has the right vibe for you is hard enough. Discovering a hotel that […]

Thai bliss

May 2, 2022
Thailand has reopened to Australian tourists and travel editor Winsor Dobbin reports from poolside with a cocktail in hand. Phuket is always a delight – and the Melia Hotels group is known for running top-notch […]

New Ideas

April 1, 2022
As Australia opens back up to travellers there are myriad new places to stay. Travel editor Winsor Dobbin looks at three tantalising possibilities. VINEYARD BLISSImagine soaking in your own private outdoor bubble bath, surrounded by […]

Wild about Tasmania

March 22, 2022
The call of the Australian wild is powerful. And Tasmania’s abundance of wombats and wallabies is the greatest in the world. There is something momentous about spotting creatures in their natural habitat, for children and […]

Somewhere Special

March 1, 2022
So you are prepared to splash out to mark a special occasion? Travel editor Winsor Dobbin has a couple of suggestions, but you’d better start saving. When you are paying $2500 a night for a […]

Gourmet treats

February 1, 2022
As Australia re-opens, travel editor Winsor Dobbin unveils some fun new wine and food experiences. NEW SOUTH WALES Just as the 2022 harvest hit, Hunter Valley winemakers De Iuliis launched two new tasting experiences. Winemaker and […]

New hotels blossom

January 4, 2022
Sydney’s newest luxury hotel opens on February 1, and it is just one of several exciting new places to stay around the country, travel editor Winsor Dobbin reports. There is a lot of hype swirling […]

Tasmanian Treats

December 1, 2021
As Australia opens back up there are several new and exciting destinations in Tasmania. Travel editor Winsor Dobbin goes exploring.  Take Hobart’s sexiest waterfront hotel; add a restaurant that focuses on the finest Tasmanian produce; […]

Travel revival

November 5, 2021
At last. We can travel again. Travel editor Winsor Dobbin looks at two new Australian destinations, and a couple of overseas hotspots. A touch of Asia in Victoria Clifftop at Hepburn outside Daylesford is one […]

Post Lockdown Travel: SA

September 30, 2021
A perfect destination for R&R If you like your gourmet destinations a little sleepy then the Clare Valley in South Australia might fit the bill, travel editor Winsor Dobbin reports.  If you are looking for a […]
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