Travel & Lifestyle

Mastering the art of carry-on travel: an essential practice

If you’ve travelled in the past two years, you’d know that lost luggage is an all too real possibility. For many, the trauma of a lost bag has offered food for thought, so much so that we are witnessing a redirection towards a more ‘minimalist mindset’ – and a resurgence of the ‘carry-on only’ travel…

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Help raise money for animal rescue charities when Santa Paws hits Sydney in November

Ozzie Tails of Hope Ltd is bringing their pet and family-friendly fundraising event, Santa Paws, to Sydney to help raise money for animal rescue charities across the nation this November. The event will be held on Sunday the 26th of November at Centennial Park (Federation Drive) in Paddington, Sydney. Starting at 9.00 a.m. and concluding at…

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What to pack before island hopping across the South Pacific with Carnival

Whether you’re embarking from Sydney or Brisbane, we think all Aussies can agree that very few holidays capture that quintessential tropical lifestyle like Carnival Cruise Line South Pacific expeditions. That long-awaited dream of island hopping across vast archipelagos and relaxing on an epic cruise in one itinerary is why many Aussies of all ages choose…

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Sydney’s epic Sneakerland is back for the ultimate kick in December

Niche hobby festivals are always worth checking out in Sydney, especially when you’re looking for something new to do as the silly season approaches. In early December, all eyes will be on Sneakerland, which arrives in town after a successful run in Perth and Melbourne. And you don’t really need a synopsis to know what…

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How to travel in style with Levi’s 501 jeans

Compromising on your personal style while travelling has always been a big issue. You’re limited by luggage, it’s often hard to get a sense of the weather each day, and sometimes you’re too rushed to even think about what to wear. That’s why it’s a good idea to find a balance when you’re travelling. You…

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You can now get Vietnamese pho-inspired beef wellingtons in Sydney

The fusion between French and Vietnamese is well-recognised but hardly represented as well as it should be in Sydney. There are exceptions. One of my favourite Vietnamese restaurants in Sydney, Hello Auntie, offers a masterclass in Vietnamese cuisine while paying homage to its French roots. And sister venue Hey Chu does it just as well….

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A whiskey and ice cream pop-up is coming to Darlinghurst’s The Mayflower

One of Sydney’s most upscale cafes, The Mayflower Darlinghurst, is paying tribute to the odd combination of whisky and peanut butter with a summer-ready pop-up bar exclusively dedicated to espresso martinis and ice cream. Yes, it may sound like a strange shot in any season, but Sheep Dog Peanut Butter Whiskey and Elato Ice Cream…

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Adelaide is still Australia’s most underrated food city

Adelaide, and South Australia in general, are quite underrated destinations—as are many places that don’t benefit from famous attractions like the Sydney Harbour Bridge. With a city centre free from skyscrapers and a population of only 1.3 million, Adelaide has been labelled a ‘country town’ city—but maybe there’s a bit more to discover than meets…

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Review: Hotel Alba is a combination of casual Adelaide vibes and unpretentious sophistication

The newly reimagined building that now houses Hotel Alba is a bright spot on South Terrace, a shining row of pointed white roofs across from the peaceful expanse of Kurangga / Blue Gum Park. Just a quick 15-minute drive from Adelaide airport, the hotel sits conveniently at the edge of the city centre, and combines…

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Vietnam

Vietjet celebrates new routes to Perth and Adelaide with an unbeatable fare offer

In recent news, Vietjet have announced new flight routes between Vietnam and Australia. The new routes are between Ho Chi Min City and Perth and Adelaide respectively. Both routes will commence on November 21st, with five weekly return flights from each destination. Flights to Adelaide and Perth leave Ho Chi Minh City at 6.35am on…

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How the Australian Cotton range is a Spring Essential at Sussan

Spring has sprung and the warmer weather is finally upon us! And as much as I love the not-quite-summer sun, dressing for this time of year can be tricky (especially with that unpredictable Melbourne weather!) But rest assured, Sussan has you covered with their Australian Cotton range. Designed in Melbourne and made with 100% Australian…

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Budget Luxury ways to up your wardrobe as Melbourne Fashion Week approaches

Get ready to embrace the vibrant and sizzling world of summer fashion as Melbourne awakens to the warmer months. Melbourne Fashion Week 2023 is just around the corner (23rd to 29th October 2023), and you don’t want to be left behind in the style race. In this guide, we’ll not only keep you up to…

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Top 10 Hidden Gems in Melbourne

Melbourne is a diverse city, with way too much to fit into one visit. There is no shortage of restaurants, art galleries, bars, nightclubs, cafes and shopping that will keep you entertained on your next trip to (arguably) Australia’s most cultured city. But what sits off the beaten path? Here are just ten of our…

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QT Sydney welcomes all-day French bistro Parlour

Award-winning boutique QT Sydney already has one of the city’s best restaurants in beloved Italian-accented grill house, Gowings, but the eccentric property is clearly not done with revolutionising the city’s hotel dining scene. The low-lit and intimate street-level cafe that was once known as Parlour Cucina has now relaunched as Parlour, a sultry all-day Parisian…

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Vietjet to offer millions of $0 tickets to Vietnam for 24 hours this Saturday

On 9 September (9.9), Vietjet offers travellers from Australia a fantastic opportunity to score free tickets within Vietjet’s entire domestic and international network for 24 hours, from 0:00 to 23:59 GMT +7. Millions of tickets will have AUD 0 base fare, and only corresponding taxes and surcharges will apply. Travellers simply need to visit Vietjet’s…

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Vietnam: A land of beauty and welcome surprises

Vietnam is a popular tourist destination known for its stunning landscapes, historic sites, and cultural attractions. Places like Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, and the Mekong Delta attract millions of tourists each year. Vietnam is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest, Cambodia to the southwest, and the South China Sea to…

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Junipalooza returns to Sydney in 2023 bigger than ever

Junipalooza is a festival that has made a name for itself with festivals from London to Melbourne. The aim of the festival is for gin-makers to showcase their product directly to gin-lovers. The advantage of meeting the makers is learning about tasting notes, flavours and stories behind the gin making process. Last year was the…

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Flight Review: Fly like a SkyBoss on Vietjet from Sydney to Vietnam (VJ086)

Vietjet Airlines have been operating successfully within Vietnam for over a decade, with around 450 flights daily across 160 routes connecting Vietnam with other countries across Asia, and now Australia. Although marketed as a budget airline, they have an impressive safety rating of 7 stars  by the world’s only safety and product rating website airlineratings.com. …

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An Ode to Going Nowhere: The North American Train Trips Where the Origin is the Destination

If you’re lucky enough to live in a city or a country with a bustling rail network, chances are you’ve rarely thought of train travel as little more than a modern convenience (and certainly preferable to a bus). But the history of rail travel – both from a commercial and commuter level – is one…

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Food Review: Calle Rey fuses Peruvian, Mexican and Japanese influences into an ambitious plant-based feast

It’s been a while since I last ventured into a fusion restaurant, let alone one that skillfully harmonizes not just two, but three distinct culinary traditions into a symphony of flavors. Calle Rey has masterfully achieved this feat, exuding both confidence and finesse through its plant-based and gluten-free menu. The abundance of exquisite diversity in…

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MIFF: Where to eat during the 2023 Melbourne International Film Festival

The Melbour1ne International Film Festival is in full swing, and with multiple sessions across different cinemas in the city, it can be tough to fit all the movies we want to see in and remember to eat. While I spent last weekend running around the city, surviving on quick dashes to various fast food establishments,…

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Young Henrys unveil their new Brewers B-Side ‘Phantasmic Mr Hops’ Experimental IPA

Young Henrys Brewery in Newtown are no strangers to pushing the beer flavour envelope. Their latest offering, the “Phantasmic Mr Hops” IPA beer is inspired by the Wes Anderson movie, “Fantastic Mr Fox.” Phantasmic Mr Hops is a 7% experimental IPA utilising an innovative new flavour-producing compound named Phantasm. Phantasm is a powder derived from New…

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Life Instyle Melbourne takes over the Royal Exhibition Building this weekend

If you love boutique shopping and you are in Melbourne this weekend, the Life Instyle expo is here to fill your bags with a carefully curated collection of brands from Australia and overseas. Taking over the Royal Exhibition Building, the show floor offers 355 brands for you to browse and shop, including opportunities to meet…

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ST. ALi & The Queen opens in Melbourne’s CBD

ST. ALi represents the cornerstone of coffee culture in Melbourne. With the main roastery and restaurant situated in South Melbourne, the iconic Melbourne brand has taken up residence in the CBD, in the new retail section of the Queen Victoria Markets. Located in Therry Street, you can grab a coffee, pastries and fresh focaccias all…

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Free ice bath experience coming to Bondi Beach

The latest celeb-obsessed ice bath trend is coming to Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach promenade but not how you’d expect… T2 is promoting its latest range of iced teas with a popup ice bath challenge on July 28th. These iced baths are styled to look like the RTD iced tea cans. What a way to start…

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Fireball & Bar Luca team up for what could be Sydney’s best burger right now

Ah, burgers in Sydney. It’s the trend that will – thankfully – never die. In fact, burgers will never fall out of fashion. Yet, they’ve been stuck on a trend over the past few years, with competitors vying for attention with what is essentially just the same burger with a few tweaks. Bar Luca and…

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How does technology bring one closer to nature? Illuminate Adelaide’s new programs Resonate and Mirror Mirror will show you how

In a time where technology seems to isolate us, Illuminate Adelaide uses large-scale technology to embrace and connect ourselves to the natural world. Last year, we saw Illuminate Adelaide’s Light Cycles program transform the Adelaide Botanic Garden into an ethereal experience with nature. This year, the creators of Light Cycles, Moment Factory, are turning the “cold”…

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7 Sydney and Melbourne punk bands to play GONERFEST 20 in Memphis

GONERFEST, an annual punk-focused festival in Memphis, is set to celebrate its 20th anniversary with an explosive lineup of international bands, including seven of our very own Australian acts. Organized by the renowned Goner Records, a beloved record shop and label known for its dedication to punk and garage rock, GONERFEST has become a staple…

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Aussies Abroad: 9 Australian acts performing at Glastonbury 2023 this weekend

Glastonbury Festival, known for its diverse lineup and unforgettable performances, is set to have another monumental year. Scattered throughout the legendary lineup are a few of the finest Australian acts. They will share the stage with some of the biggest international acts, with names like Elton John, the Arctic Monkeys, and Guns N’ Roses headlining…

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Spiderbait, Amy Shark, Budjerah and more to play massive free New York concert this Saturday

The Aussie BBQ returns to Central Park in New York this Saturday, 17th June 2023. The free event, now in its third year, showcases iconic and rising stars of the Australian music scene. Ranging in genres from pop, soul, alt-rock to cutting-edge hip hop, the lineup includes 1300, Amy Shark, Budjerah, L-FRESH The LION, Peach…

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