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The Red Tree House, Mexico City

The Red Tree House, night, Mexico City

The Red Tree House, night, Mexico City

The very first impressions of a city are in that initial trip from the airport to your accommodation. However, flying along in a cab late at night after a 34-hour door to door trip from Sydney meant, try as I might, I wasn’t really taking it in. Motorway turned into suburban streets, and soon we were deposited outside a building of unknown colour – the paint hue was tinted with the bright glow of the red fairy lights strewn through the tree in the front yard. The Red Tree House article…

Bosque del Cabo, Costa Rica

Capuchin monkey, Bosque del Cabo, Costa Rica

Capuchin monkey, Bosque del Cabo, Costa Rica

The 24-seater Nature Air plane skipped and jiggled as we flew into cloud. The pilot in the cockpit was clearly unconcerned, so I gazed back out the window ready to clench my stomach for the next ‘hiccup.’ After a flight of 50 minutes from San Jose, we landed on the Osa Peninsula, where we were met by our driver from Bosque del Cabo, who threw our bags into the back of the truck. We climbed inside, smiling and making chit-chat with another couple of guests who had been on our flight. The Bosque article…

qualia, Hamilton Island

The Long Pavilion, qualia, Hamilton Island

The Long Pavilion, qualia, Hamilton Island

The dream destination for a Great Barrier Reef holiday is Hamilton Island: a popular locale providing many accommodation options and experiences to suit many budgets. However, qualia is THE premiere resort on Hamilton, and has been on my wishlist since it opened in 2007-2008 (and I am not alone, with famous guests including Oprah Winfrey, Toni Collette, Gordon Ramsay and Donna Karan). The qualia article…

The Ledbury Restaurant, London

The Ledbury Restaurant, Notting Hill, London

The Ledbury Restaurant, Notting Hill, London

In researching the ‘must do’ food experiences of London in preparation for our recent trip, I kept coming across the names ‘Brett Graham’ and ‘The Ledbury’; they were everywhere – the Sydney Morning Herald good food guide, TripAdvisor, the Red Michelin Guide…every guide book I read – so I thought I should check the place out. The Ledbury review…

 

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