Welcome to the outrageously opulent L'Oscar Hotel in London.
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.
Fun is the overriding theme of this new offering.
Every aspect of the experience is a noticeable upgrade from economy making it a compelling proposition on a flight of this length.
Glorious views, sublime stops for sustenance and the trail named the best urban hike in all of Asia.
This tour begins at one of the city's most popular venues and with one of Hungary's most popular drinks.
From cheese to cheesecake, coffee to traditional Irish stew, Dublin's food scene is thriving.
A visit to Rwanda's genocide memorial shows how brutal this country's recent past has been, and how far it has come.
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Tulum, Mexico's best preserved coastal Maya site, is a tourist mecca, but its compact size means you can see most of it in a couple of hours.
A stylish rebrand of a much-loved modernist landmark.
Nowadays, it's not enough for a speakeasy just to have a devilishly disguised entrance.
On tour in Guatemala, where the river flows under the earth.
Out of the ashes of disaster rose a jewel of a city that contains some of the world's finest art deco and Spanish mission architecture.
This remarkable resort sits on an island in the middle of the Nile surrounded by roaring white water.
This island tour is a respite from the town's all-you-can-drink happy hours and pole-dancing waitresses.