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Cairns Versus Cruising: Which One Is Cheaper?

The equation was simple enough: Dallas Sherringham (and son) compare a week in Cairns and Port Douglas to a cruise along the Australian coast. … Continue Reading

Soc Trang Province emerges as gateway to Con Dao Island

One out of 13 provinces in the Mekong Delta Region in the southern part of Vietnam, Soc Trang Province emerges as a gateway to Con DaoIsland, which is just about 83km away in the Eastern Sea. … Continue Reading

The changing face of travel

Dallas Sherringham ponders Why and Where.

When people find out you are a travel writer, the question inevitably arises: What is your favourite place to visit? … Continue Reading

Phu Quoc – Vietnam’s unseen paradise

Powdery white sands, lush jungles and mysterious mountains are among some of the many attractions that await intrepid travellers to Phu Quoc, a far-flung emerald island off the southern tip of Vietnam and the latest fantastic destination served by Bangkok Airways, Thailand’s Boutique Airline. … Continue Reading

The historic, slightly inland city of Maryborough

The historic, slightly inland city of Maryborough was a highlight of JOHN ROZENTALS’ recent visit to Queensland’s Fraser Coast. He found plenty to do and look at: … Continue Reading

JOHN ROZENTALS finds that The Convent is still a foodie’s paradise for those heading to the Hunter.

The Convent, at the end of a quiet road right in the middle of the Hunter Valley’s fabled Pokolbin wine-growing area, has several wow factors going for it. … Continue Reading

An Added Touch of Class

Sleek and sparkling white, the twin ferries of the Silja Line are more like cruise ships than passenger/car ferries plying the pristine waters between Helsinki and Stockholm and vice versa. … Continue Reading

Queensland’s Fraser Island just happens to be the world’s largest sand island.

Queensland’s Fraser Island just happens to be the world’s largest sand island. But the hefty chunk of land provides a quite phenomenal diversity of things for day-trippers and longer-stay visitors to marvel at. JOHN ROZENTALS discovers 10 really good things to do on Fraser Island. … Continue Reading

JOHN ROZENTALS has a whale of time watching humpbacks at Queensland’s Hervey Bay.

It’s only been a very average day in the office for Vicki Neville, who has worked 20 years or so for Tasman Venture (www.tasmanventure.com.au) on the company’s whale-watching cruises out of Hervey Bay, on the Fraser Coast, just under 300 kilometres north of Brisbane. … Continue Reading

Play and Stay in Uber Cool Brisbane

Delve into a serious calendar of internationally acclaimed arts, cultural and sporting events, discover some of the best eateries in the country and, says Helen Flanagan, check out two new hotels way beyond the pale. … Continue Reading

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