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One of the best things about my job as Managing Editor of the Wotif Insider blog is discovering and sharing seriously great hotel finds with our readers. And you should know my recommendations don’t come lightly. I’m only willing to shout about the sort of travel discoveries I’d pass onto my friends, family and colleagues …

If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to not only to wear some flowers in your hair (the song’s in your head now too, isn’t it? 😉) but follow these handy tips. 1. Get the name right. Us Aussies love to shorten, well, everything, but you won’t catch locals calling their town ‘San Fran’. …

You might not have heard of Chinchilla, but this friendly Queensland town is an Aussie must-visit – especially for watermelon fans. In fact, it’s Australia’s melon capital, producing many of Australia’s watermelons, rockmelons, and honeydew (ie: the best parts of your fruit salad). But there’s more to Chinchilla than just great melons. Mayor (and Big …

When it comes to quick and easy getaways from the Big Smoke, Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula must be one of Australia’s best. Located a little over an hour south of Melbourne, food-and wine-heaven is just a mini-road trip away from the VIC capital. Here are my top tips for making the most of a weekend in …

New hotel openings in Sydney have been few and far between in recent years. So, when one of the world’s largest hotel groups, Hilton, announced they were bringing their Curio Collection brand to Australia and it was making its debut in the Harbour City, it’s fair to say we were more than a little bit …

We all know summer is the superior season 😉 Rather than complain about the cooler weather this year though, I’m on a mission to embrace winter in all its “Wow-it’s-cold-today-isn’t-it” glory. As tempting as hibernating for three months is, I’m here to coax you away from your comfy home and encourage you to venture out …

You know that country-style welcome you get when you check into a B&B? The rush to the front door as they see you arrive to help you with your bags. The genuine smile as you walk through the entryway. The offer of a cup of tea as you take a seat on the comfy couch …

There’s no denying us Aussies have a love affair with New York. And with good reason. From the culture and famous landmarks to the amazing restaurants and shopping, they don’t call it the city that never sleeps for nothing 😉 Here, in no particular order, are 21 tips to help make your next NYC trip …

South Australia is a roadtripper’s delight, with rugged coastlines, wine country, and true outback experiences. Where will you go first in the state where nature meets culture? Road trip #1:  Adelaide to Flinders Ranges – Ikara (Explorer’s Way) Distance: Approximately 429km You could lose yourself for weeks in the vastness of the Flinders Ranges, so set …

A city stay in summer isn’t complete without somewhere to cool off. Our Sydney Hotel Experts helped us round up our favourite Sydney hotel pools just for you, so what are you waiting for? Dive into our top 10 list: 1. Sofitel Darling Harbour The newly opened Sofitel Darling Harbour is one of the hottest stays …