Author: Kate McCabe

We go on a Punk Rock Holiday in Tolmin, Slovenia

August 18, 2016

There’s something surreal in watching a crowd of punks, dressed in cut-off denim Rancid vests, combat boots and studded belts, wistfully skipping stones across a creek. This is Punk Rock Holiday in Tolmin, Slovenia – now in its sixth year. It is set on the banks of the glisteningly blue Soca River, which has to […]

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Hotel Review: Agde Apartment Hotel in Surry Hills, Sydney (Australia)

May 5, 2016

It was an easy 15 minute walk from Sydney’s Central Station to our home for the weekend at Adge Apartment Hotel in the heart of hip Surry Hills. “Home” is the definitely the right word to use, as our stay at Adge felt more like a home away from home (please excuse the cliché) then […]

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Exploring the historical city of Melaka: Jonker Walk and the Jonker Boutique Hotel (Malaysia)

March 7, 2016

The narrow streets are lined with charming and colourful boutiques, spilling out onto the busy paved footpaths. They are housed in decorative terrace buildings that have their detailed pre-war architecture vividly painted. This is what it’s like walking up, down, and around one of the most famous areas in the Malaysian city of Melaka. Inside […]

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Spending a Wintery Weekend In The Otway Ranges (Victoria, Australia)

February 24, 2016

When planning a weekend getaway in Victoria, it’s easy to think of Wilsons Prom, the Yarra Valley, Daylesford or The Grampians. But tucked away in the back pocket of The Great Ocean Road is the unassuming but up-and-coming little sister, sporting breathtaking views and forests for days. We were lucky enough to spend a wintery […]

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Universal Studios Hollywood to open The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in April

February 21, 2016

It has been officially announced that on April 7 of this year, Universal Studios in Hollywood, California, will open the doors to their newest attraction, The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter. To announce the opening date, the team at Universal Studios celebrated by illuminating the grand centerpiece of the Harry Potter-themed installation, Hogwarts Castle. You […]

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Spending the day at the Adventure Cove Waterpark on Sentosa Island in Singapore

February 16, 2016

Singapore is hot. It’s that tropical and humid kind of hot. Unless you are one of the lucky ones staying in a fancy hotel or condo building, finding a place to cool down can be tricky. Rather then visiting a public pool or retreating to an air conditioned shopping center, we spent a day at […]

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Tigerair launches direct flights between Melbourne and Coffs Harbour

February 15, 2016

Tigerair recently announced a new schedule of flights direct between Melbourne and Coffs Harbour on the New South Wales north coast. The newly added service is providing three return flights per week. Tigerair have said that this will offer a total of 56,000 seats annually between Melbourne and Coffs Harbour, and that they are now […]

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Six weird and wonderful things to do in New England (USA) this year

February 14, 2016

The region of New England in the North-East of North American is made up of six states; Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. It shares a border with New York, yet it’s often overlooked on the tourist trail. The region is seriously rich in history, so here are 6 unusual yet culturally […]

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Iconic Hong Kong hotel to showcase new Conrad Shawcrass Exhibition

February 14, 2016

Iconic Hong Kong hotel The Peninsula has recently announced a new installment in their ‘Love Art At The Peninsular’ arts program. Working in conjunction with the Royal Academy of Arts, the program will launch an exhibition by British sculptor, Conrad Shawcross. Shawcross will become the second major artist to exhibit at the hotel when his […]

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Qantas and American Airlines expand partnership and add new services

December 19, 2015

Just in time for Christmas, Qantas and American Airlines have paired up for two new direct services between Australian and the USA. The new Qantas Flight 73 from Sydney direct to San Francisco departed for the first time this weekend, with the route’s first passengers celebrating with a figure eight flyover the iconic Golden Gate […]

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