In Japan I regularly find myself swooning over accommodations with ‘it’ – there’s often an indescribable attraction or connection with the place. It could be the energy of the space, or something small and subtle- yet masterfully curated, like the house ‘scent’ , but more often […]1 Read More
Just prior to the pandemic I was commissioned to write an ‘Eating Tokyo by train’ story for Australian Gourmet Traveller. Sadly it sat for a couple of years, waiting, waiting for Japan to re-open… and by the time it was appropriate to print, Tokyo had naturally […]0 Read More
As a travel writer I get to stay in some pretty cool places for work, Helia House isn’t one of them. Don’t get me wrong… it is utterly FABULOUS! It’s just that I save this particular luxe escape for pure, unadulterated relaxation. No meetings, no zooms, […]0 Read More
As a Sydneysider I’m ashamed to admit I’ve found it too easy to ignore the NSW’s Hunter Valley wine region in favour of more exotic, less familiar sounding places. Being just two hours’ drive from my home in Sydney’s northern beaches, I’d visited with friends once […]0 Read More
When the world gets back on its feet…. I’m fairly certain all of us who suffer from travel-lust (not just travel writers and tour operators) will be desperate to bust out of isolation and travel our buns off . So in an effort to maintain positivity […]0 Read More
From Japan and beyond. I’m fortunate to stay at so many excellent accommodations for work (and sometimes for pleasure!) but they don’t always get the airplay they deserve in my stories for other publications, where space is often too limited for full length, detailed hotel appraisals […]0 Read More
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