Travel

Four Black Friday travel deals for Aussie bargain-hunters

November 28, 2019

Black Friday – roughly translated to “save a lot of money on things that are otherwise pretty damn expensive” – is here for 2019. Since Aussies love to plan their 2020 trips around these dates, you can be sure that there’s some pretty sweet savings floating around to help take the edge off all that […]

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Wishing the Sony Walkman a Happy 40th

July 23, 2019

Do you remember your first Walkman? I know I do. I recall feeling like I had a universe in my pocket. Well, not in my pocket. Clipped to the belt near my packet. Either way, I had a tiny, sleek box that would accept a cassette and click shut with a satisfying “schlick” noise. I’d […]

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All Australian airlines to commence strict weighing of carry-on baggage

December 10, 2018

Starting tomorrow, all Australian airlines will begin cracking down on oversized carry-ons as they introduce mandatory weighing for all cabin baggage. While this has been standard for some airlines for quite some time now, it was announced today that Virgin Australia will be jumping on board with the policy, following a recent announcement along similar […]

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Review: Unwind and unplug (literally) in the Renaissance Hotel Pittsburgh

March 29, 2018

It’s had an extensive history in only 100 years; from office building to WWII VA hospital to a nightclub, but now the Fulton Building in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is home to a hotel that not only allows guests to recharge in contemporary luxury but also detox and unplug from the digital world. Renaissance Hotel is located […]

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Tech Review: Travelling with the Lumix TZ110

January 26, 2018

I spent three weeks away in Singapore and Malaysia recently, and the folks at Panasonic very kindly sent their feature-packed compact DMC-TZ110 camera along with me – winner of Camera Magazine Australia’s “Digital Fixed Lens Camera of the Year” at their 2017 Imaging Awards. I still took my D-SLR and two prime lenses along, because […]

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5 things to do in Singapore that aren’t about Marina Bay Sands

January 22, 2018

With its card deck design, three-acre SkyPark and impressive fifty-five storey height, Marina Bay Sands is by far one of the world’s most unique resorts and is an unmistakable symbol of opulence in Singapore. But when there are queues on a Wednesday night just to go up to the bar, CÉ LA VI, and additional […]

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Spotlight on Hunter Valley: Recapping the seventh annual Hunter Culinary Food Fight (NSW)

June 12, 2016

What happens when some of the top chefs from Sydney and the Hunter Valley are split into two teams and tasked with battling it out in the name of charity? I found out last weekend while up in the Hunter for the Hunter Culinary Association’s (HCA) 7th Annual Food Fight. The event aimed to raise […]

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