Exploring the world's longest stretch of undefiled coastline on a small ship seems like the perfect re-entrance into the travel world.
The Pinetrees story begins with Margaret Curry, an Irish-born housemaid, and Thomas Andrews, a fetching seaman she met on her passage to Australia in 1832.
A boutique vineyard in a tranquil, beguiling but more remote part of the Hunter Valley.
I always try to connect to a place by doing something local and, hopefully, memorable.
When it comes to winter destinations, chilly Melbourne is proving to be more popular than many warmer holiday spots.
This flight gets me from A to B for under $100 with a minimum of fuss.
Hotel restaurants were the last place that travellers would choose to eat, particularly in Australia. But all that has changed with many now boasting exciting eateries with well-known chefs at the top of their games.
This is a place designed for large gatherings of friends and loved ones to make memories.
From its red-earth centre, to the lush tropical coastline of sandy beaches, Australia is a place of unique extraordinary beauty and a deep rich history. You can walk across the land with a traditional owner, camp under starlight in the desert, wine and dine in the Barossa Valley or take a coastal drive along the Great Ocean Road. No place compares to this great southern land.