Travel & Lifestyle

Air Canada vs Westjet: How Canada’s airlines are handling pandemic travel from Toronto to Vancouver

July 30, 2021

In Toronto, after enduring the world’s longest continuous COVID-19 lockdown – accumulating almost 400 days by the time indoor dining restrictions came to an end earlier this month – we’re finally coming out of what we hope are the darkest days of the pandemic. Vaccination rates are approaching 80% – placing us amongst the most […]

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Rooms Hotel Kazbegi Review: An oversized cabin with dream-like views in the Republic of Georgia

July 29, 2021

Nestled within the Caucasian mountains is a little Georgian town called Stepantsminda, or more commonly known as Kazbegi—for the name of the mountain range it is housed in. Rooms Hotel is a rather popular boutique hotel brand in the Republic of Georgia, with branches in Tbilisi, Bakuriani, and Kazbegi. You would be forgiven to believe that you’ve […]

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5 Cool Gift Ideas for your favorite Groomsman

July 15, 2021

One of the best parts of a wedding day, apart from true love that is, is being together with your loved ones as you celebrate and commemorate the momentous occasion in your life. Although there are many moving parts and people involved in making a wedding day successful, let’s face it- what would the day […]

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What is Georgian Cuisine? 5 Mouth-Watering Dishes To Eat Before You Die (And How!)

July 9, 2021

The Republic of Georgia is a land nestled within the gorgeous Caucasian mountain range and is home to many things – friendly faces, rich history, beautiful scenery and, of course, food to die for. If you’ve never tried Georgian cuisine, let me sum it up into two simple words: cheese and wine. Food plays an essential part […]

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How To Celebrate Your Birthday From Home

July 9, 2021

After a year filled with different activities and emotions, people always look at their birthday as a sign of hope to make new plans for a better future. Typically, many people celebrate the occasion in many places – bars, an office event, or at a friend’s house. However, in many places of the world right […]

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Dust of Us

Sydney electronic duo Dust of Us share their favourite Sydney spots

July 8, 2021

Sydney electronic duo Dust of Us recently released their latest EP, Never Had The Time. This is a collection of seven songs, imbued in moody vocals and succinct layered electronica. We were crushing on the track “Punching Bag” when it was dropped late last year, and have been keenly anticipating the release of this EP. It […]

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Perth’s King Brown gives us their favourite local venues, bands and haunts

July 8, 2021

Perth continues to enhance its reputation as a creative hub, with resident rockers King Brown dropping their debut EP, Out In The Desert last month. It’s a quality collection of six tracks. It’s a bit bluesy, with some surf-rock leanings and superb story-telling. The strong vocals and searing guitars are a standout. It’s an exciting […]

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How to Edit a Travel Video: 5 Essential Tips

July 1, 2021

Shooting a travel video is always a lot of fun, because you also enjoy a new country at the same time, besides the fact that you are working. You can see the most beautiful corners of the world, get a lot of cool emotions, and at the same time share your own experience with your […]

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Modus Operandi’s NORT creates world first non-alcoholic Pacific Ale

June 28, 2021

Australian made, female founded company NORT Beer has pushed forward with a world’s first, launching a non-alcoholic Pacific Ale in a substantial move for the low-to-no alcohol movement that has swept the industry over the past few years. NORT is already well known throughout Australia as a locally-brewed 100% crafted non-alcoholic beer, so it’s not […]

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Hendrick’s get starry-eyed with the release of limited edition Lunar Gin

June 28, 2021

Hendrick’s has always been a gin with just as personality as punch, so it’s always worth paying attention to what the William Grant & Sons label has got going on. Right now, that’s the newly released Hendrick’s Lunar Gin, hand-crafted in Scotland and serving as a sequel to 2019’s Midsommer Solstice Gin. Popularity has always […]

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a’Mare, Crown Sydney Review: Golden-age service with a side of theatre

June 23, 2021

Alessandro Pavoni doesn’t have anything to prove. His Ormeggio at the Spit – old enough to be considered legendary – has always been a reference point for Sydney’s excellent spread of trattoria-inspired eateries. The Mosman restaurant’s more recent turn, skewing seafood and flirting with Puglia, has only solidified that reputation. But the chef is clearly […]

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Summer in San Diego: 7 things to do in 2021 in the Southern Californian city

June 23, 2021

With San Diego turning 250 in 2019, the city and its surrounds have been shaping up a massive year of openings, new attractions and familiar favourites that ensure the coastal Southern Californian destination remains at the top of everyone’s vacation lists, as we head into Summer 2021. Here’s a guide to what you need to […]

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QT Hotels & Resorts launch their very own riesling in collaboration with Seppeltsfield Wines

June 21, 2021

They’ve already created their own gin in collaboration with Four Pillars, now the personality-led QT Hotels & Resorts have gone and made their very own white wine. In partnership with Seppeltsfield Wines, QT have mined the iconic Quelltaler Vineyard and come up with the QT Riesling. Available exclusively across QT’s signature restaurants and bars in […]

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The best truffle dishes you need to try in Sydney for Winter 2021

June 17, 2021

Truffle season has rolled around once more, with plenty of menu takeovers across Sydney showcasing unique flavour profiles including the beloved fungi. Adding a little luxury to your next night out, these lashings of truffle turn any dining experience into an indulgent one. To save the hassle and to get those taste buds tingling, we’ve […]

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Papa J’s is Cronulla’s new lounge bar inspired by old-world glitz & glamour

June 17, 2021

While Sydney’s been getting plenty of new bars this year, building up a strong post-2020 scene that feels refreshing and exciting, not much new has popped up outside of the typical haunts. Cronulla muscles into the scene with the launch of a new art deco bar called Papa J’s. Part of a small family that […]

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Inklines

Inklines’ favourite Sydney hang spots that people should get behind post-COVID

June 17, 2021

Sydney outfit Inklines are enjoying a strong start to 2021, with the release of singles “Blossom” and more recently “All Gone”. Both are from a forthcoming EP due later this year.  With new music comes shows, and with the re-opening of Sydney post-COVID still ongoing, the band have put together a choice list of their […]

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Urban Expat Living in Australia & New Zealand: 6 Things You Must Know

June 16, 2021

Australia is a true nation of immigrants. According to data collected by the Australian Parliament, an estimated 28.2 percent of the country’s population was overseas-born in 2015. That is very nearly one in three Australians. With approximately 27.4 percent of its population born overseas in 2018, according to Stats NZ, New Zealand is nearly as […]

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West Hotel Review: A strong atmosphere makes up for a lack of space (Sydney)

June 15, 2021

As part of Hilton’s boutique-minded Curio Collection, West Hotel comes to Sydney off the back of a strong and prodigious history of hotelling. Although unlike the Hilton chain, Curio clearly skews more designer, and focuses on more than just a few details to echo that ethos. Does Sydney’s property really fit into the brand’s identity? […]

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Airgarden uses NASA-designed technology to give sustainable produce an easy win

June 15, 2021

Does your home benefit from the use of astronaut technology? No. Let’s change that shall we. Airgarden, Australia’s very first vertical soilless gardening system, is making use of the technology for the benefit of anyone obsessed with sustainable design – or for those who just want access to more home-grown produce, faster. The game-changing gardening […]

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Hilton Sydney Review: History gets a slick refresh

June 14, 2021

Hilton Sydney is one of the city’s most reliable CBD hotels. It’s been that way for a long time, but not necessarily because of the guest rooms. The location, directly opposite the Queen Victoria Building, is of course one of the primary reasons for the hotel’s enduring success, despite stiff competition from fresher-faced and more […]

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Sydney Solstice: 6 highlights of the new winter festival

June 7, 2021

Sydney isn’t about to let the postponement of Vivid get in the way of a good winter festival. Although our two major winter events – Sydney Film Festival and Vivid Sydney – have both been rescheduled and shifted to later this year, a new two-week replacement will more than fill the need for all that […]

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Oblivion hot sauce competition

WIN: We’ve got 5 bottles of Elder Scrolls Online hot sauce to give away!

June 3, 2021

Do you like Elder Scrolls Online, Oblivion, hot sauce and healthy competition? Do ever wish that your three extremely disparate niche interests would overlap? Good news: they have, and you can check out the full story right here. Thanks to Bethesda ANZ, The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood and Melbourne Hot Sauce, we’ve got five bottles […]

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Elder Scrolls Online Hot Sauce

This Elder Scrolls Online hot sauce has us extremely hungry

June 3, 2021

To promote the launch of The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood, Bethesda ANZ has partnered with Melbourne Hot Sauce to create an ultra-spicy hot sauce. The sauce, called the “Hot Sauce of Oblivion,” weighs in at around 600,000 scovilles, the unit used to measure the heat contained in spicy food. As off-the-shelf hot sauces go, that’s pretty […]

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Little Shop of Waffles

Inside Little Shop of Waffles, Sydney’s only bubble waffle café

June 3, 2021

The first thing you notice about the Little Shop of Waffles is the smell. It’s sweet – like sugar and batter – reminding me of Sunday’s spent baking in my Nan’s kitchen. The big difference being my Nan never made bubble waffles and until a few weeks ago, I had never even heard of them. […]

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Lark Distillery and Frogmore Creek team up for limited edition Ruby Pinot Cask Finish whisky

May 31, 2021

If it seems like Tasmania’s iconic Lark Distillery are moving forward with more releases than most would even know what to do with this year – you’re not going crazy. There has simply not been an Australian distillery as prolific and inventive with their 2021 releases and the latest, a Ruby Pinot Cask Finish, is […]

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Grill’d is giving away thousands of free burgers this week

May 27, 2021

Tomorrow, Friday 28th May, is one of the greatest days in Australia. In case you didn’t know already, the date marks National Burger Day and you better believe some of the country’s best flippers are celebrating in their own special ways. Grill’d isn’t about to be left behind. As the country’s best known healthy burger […]

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Soulara: Plant-based microwave meals are a life-saver for the health-conscious worker

May 24, 2021

Walk into any supermarket now and I’d be surprised if you couldn’t find the ready-to-heat meal section. If any part of your local has seen more variety in the past year, it’s this sector. Yes, microwaveable meals have been around forever, but a recent swell in interest, and a wider push towards portion control, is […]

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QT Sydney is bringing back their vintage negroni fountain for your best aperitif session

May 18, 2021

In an ideal world, knocking back the greatest apertivo known to humankind, the humble and dependable negroni, would be an everyday, forever kind of thing. For a fortunate few, it is, but most barely have enough time to sit down and revisit the handsome cocktail on the regular. That should change, and the eternally playful […]

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SOUL Deli, Sydney Review: A necessary addition to the local café scene

May 17, 2021

When you think of Korean food in Sydney you either conjure images of wagyu sizzling on a built-in grill, or obscenely crispy fried chicken dripping with a tangy house-made sauce. Illa Kim and Daero Lee have been redefining that image for years at their Surry Hills restaurant, Soul Dining, often bringing in influences from other […]

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Happy World Whisky Day: The Balvenie Cold Fashioned recipe in two simple steps

May 15, 2021

There are few days as important as World Whisky Day. Seriously. Arguably the most beloved spirit in the world, with an almost endless variety showing of the world’s great terroirs and building distilleries of considerable acclaim, whisky has captured and held the palates of discerning drinks all across the globe. The Balvenie has been a […]

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