On one day alone, I took 432 photos. It's given me a new benchmark for tropical perfection.
After abandoning a sensible career in IT to travel and write, Rob McFarland now divides his time between Sydney, the US and Europe. He’s won six writing awards, including Australian Travel Writer of the Year, and regularly runs workshops for aspiring writers. While not averse to the charms of a 5-star hotel, his most memorable travel experiences involve adventure. Highlights include scaling the mist-shrouded mountain behind Machu Picchu and rafting the Futaleufu River in Patagonia.
Find a seat outside and watch the seaplanes and super-yachts shuttle back and forth on turquoise water.
It can be difficult to rouse any enthusiasm for venturing beyond the building.
Cycle Germany and Czech Republic: Berlin to Prague along enchanted forest routes with gourmet food and champagne lodgings
A cycling trip between two of Europe's hottest destinations is garnished with tempting goodies.
When you think of the world's great cuisines, odds are Hungarian isn't one of them.
Don't ski? Fine dining, excellent wines and a cosy cabin may help lure you to Japan's snowfields.
You no longer need to be crazy to combine two of the world's finest ski experiences in the same trip.
A 15-kilometre trail leads to the dinner venue – a rustic log cabin 488 metres up Mount Sproatt near the Canadian ski resort of Whistler.
LATAM's business-class flights to Santiago from Sydney are soon to be upgraded.
Fancy a night with Elvis? Or do you prefer to sing the blues while in the shower? This hotel tunes in to its guests' musical tastes.
Utah's Scenic Byway 12 is a road very aptly named.
From local cuisine to rock scrambling to hang gliding - here's much more to Rio than beaches.
New eateries are transforming London-by-the-sea.
This former coffin factory was the location where artists from Aretha Franklin to the Rolling Stones recorded their hit tracks.
Personally, I'd be terrified of washing up a dinner set that cost more than my lounge suite.