Armchair Traveller

Armchair Traveller

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Beating the winter blues at Bannisters

It is not a combination most Australians would consider; the beach in wintertime.

Yet, when paired together, there is no more comforting experience than to snuggle, cuddle and sleep as the crisp, cool weather rages on around you.

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How to have a luxurious time in Bali from the mountains to the sea

For a brief moment, while floating in my plunge pool staring at the Ayung River, I think briefly about the poor souls on their daily commute to the city. It’s a brief moment however, forgotten in a millisecond as the next batch of rafters catches my attention upstream.

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Nine sure-fire safer things to do on holiday than running with bulls in Pamplona

Thousands of Sangria infused partygoers in Spain’s northern city of Pamplona are revelling in the post-adrenalin experience of taking part in the most famous and controversial fiesta, the San Fermin bull-running festival.

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Instagram your way to the Southern Great Barrier Reef The Great Barrier Reef is some 2,300 kilometres long, and some would argue that the best place to start exploring it is at its southern most end — myself included.
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Fashion capital: Get styled in Melbourne

Melbourne is arguably the fashion and shopping capital of Australia. The city is host to various Fashion Weeks and Runways, and shopping in Melbourne is one of the largest attractions for tourists, so here’s a great addition: shopping with your own personal stylist.

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Topless Selfies — are you covered if you’re uncovered?

Does travel inspire you to get your kit off? Apparently quite a few of us are. In particular the three adventurous women who started The Topless Tour Instagram account, which has sparked a new social media, craze.

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Find out what's cooking in Santa Monica

They may not have ruled in the kitchen, but Luke Hines and Scott Gooding are the new faces of Santa Monica.

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Cuteness alert: 1600 pandas fly to Hong Kong

1600 papier-mâché pandas took over the entire economy section of a Cathay Pacific aircraft this month as they flew to Hong Kong as part of their world tour.

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Fake friends, card cloning and dented rentals: latest European travel scams

As we all start thinking about heading north for the European summer, it’s worth finding out about the latest creative travel scams affecting travellers in Europe.

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Surf, Dive and… chill on Bali’s East Coast.

We came to Bali to go diving, so everyone seems a bit amused that we are staying at a surf resort. But Komune Resort & Beach Club is a crowd pleaser in many ways.

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