Tasmanian treasures

March 17, 2014
Maria Island Walk Truth be told, I’m not much of a camping kind of guy. I like my comforts. Composting toilets, tents, mosquito nets and rocks that need to be climbed are not usually on […]

Heartbeat of the rainbow nation

March 3, 2014
Johannesburg and adjacent Soweto are two of the most fascinating destinations on the planet, reports travel editor Winsor Dobbin. Johannesburg is a city of contrasts. From flashy shopping malls to shanty towns, from leafy green […]

Leave your heart in San Francisco

February 4, 2014
San Francisco is one of those cities you have to visit a few times to even scratch the surface of its futuristic, patriotic, fun-loving, food-focussed culture. Often compared with Sydney, Sydney-siders (especially travelling families) will […]

Action capital

February 4, 2014
Queenstown has a well-deserved reputation as the outdoor adventure capital of the southern hemisphere, but has a lot more to offer than an active lifestyle, travel editor Winsor Dobbin reports. If you want to go […]

Travelscene staff picks

December 16, 2013
As the holiday season approaches, the team from Travelscene at Laze Away Travel share a few of their personal travel experiences to help inspire you as you plan your own getaway… Cathy Natoli: I may […]

Travel: Five-star and family friendly

December 16, 2013
Australia’s political relationship with Indonesia may be rather fraught right now, but one island remains a firm favourite with Australian visitors: long-time getaway Bali. Bali is best known for its fine stretches of sand, river […]

Great Escapes

November 18, 2013
Country Style It’s no surprise that Emirates Wolgan Valley is rated the No.1 place to stay in Australia by users of TripAdvisor. OK, it is not cheap – its pricing is up there with other Australian […]

Island paradise

November 4, 2013
When you think of Pacific island holidays you probably think of Fiji, or maybe Vanuatu, Tahiti or New Caledonia. But Australia has its own sub-tropical island escape in Norfolk Island. Discovered by Captain Cook in […]

Falling in love with Gaia

October 6, 2013
Sometimes getting away from it all can provide a boost to your mind and body, travel editor Winsor Dobbin discovers in the Byron Bay hinterland. We’ve all felt it at some time or other. That […]

Two Sides of Thailand

September 6, 2013
The diverse Thai Island of Phuket is always a favourite with Australians. Travel editor Winsor Dobbin takes a look at two contrasting luxury resorts. Fly into Phuket International Airport and you are faced with one […]
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