Sparkling destination

August 1, 2022

There are plenty of tasty reasons to visit the heartland of the Prosecco wine region in Italy, travel editor Winsor Dobbin reports. It was a lazy summer afternoon as we strolled the sleepy streets of […]

All aboard to Phuket

June 27, 2022

Words: Winsor Dobbin There is reggae music coming from the beach bars. The massage ladies are in full voice and the food stalls are back in business, travel editor Winsor Dobbin reports. Phuket is ready, […]

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; […]

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