Entries by Helen Hayes

Things to do in Queenstown

Everyone in Australia is looking forward to when the ‘trans-Tasman bubble’ is finally announced and we can once again visit New Zealand. Expedia.com.au’s hotel search data for the July 2020 school holiday period by Australians highlighted this with Queenstown, NZ, as the only international destination to make the top 10 this year. The Rees Hotel […]

If I could I would go to … Sri Lanka

Welcome to the first in our series of “If I could I would go to …” series, helping us dream about where we might travel to when borders open and travel returns to (almost) normal. We might want to go to places we have never been to before, or revisit places we fell in love […]

A taste of Colorado

Have a sip of Colorado with these signature cocktails  While it is just so easy to drink the views of this stunningly beautiful state, it is also easy to sip the incredible array of cocktails, as you make your way through the Rocky Mountains from one spectacular place to another. Established for its experimental craft […]

Fun facts about Switzerland

Switzerland Tourism has released 12 lesser or unknown fun facts about the country that may surprise many travellers. The Swiss consume the most chocolate in the world, averaging about 12kg per person per year. Switzerland is also the world’s largest exporter of chocolate, and chocolate indulging experiences abound throughout the country.                […]

Bawah Reserve: A taste of spa in your home

Bawah Reserve opened to great acclaim in 2017, a shining example of beauty, sustainability and holiday relaxation. The Reserve’s Aura Spa is one of many things guests love, and while we can’t get to experience the spa on site, the spa’s manager, Emelda Drapiana, has shared  some fabulous recipes for the body, face and hair so that we […]

REVIEW: Cirque du Soleil KURIOS

What Cirque du Soleil KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities Where The Entertainment Quarter, Sydney The Story The exquisite program has so much information on the show, and the many characters who grace the stage. Being Cirque du Soleil, an incredible amount of planning and research goes into every character – these are not just actors […]

Luxury island stay in Africa

Who knew? You can be pampered on a luxury island stay in Mozambique! The helicopter flies over azure seas with mangrove-edged islands a contrast in green. It looks like the Maldives, Tahiti or The Seychelles, but it is none of those. We are in Mozambique and our minds are about to be officially blown. We […]

Review: We recommend this luxury hotel in Johannesburg

Review: AtholPlace Hotel & Villa, Johannesburg Where: 90 Pretoria Avenue Atholl 2196 Johannesburg, South Africa AtholPlace is an exceptional luxury hotel in Johannesburg. It is well located, 40 minutes from the international airport and close to Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square.   Back story: AtholPlace Hotel & Villa is owned by the Morukuru Family and […]