Anantara Chiang Mai Resort

Northern Thailand, home to spicy cuisine, glittering Buddhist temples, and the venerable city of Chiang Mai. Presumably, many travellers head to the bustle of Bangkok, Thailands capitol and major metropolitan city. Chiang Mai however, is an enchanting area situated along a sleepy river, with the Doi Suthep National Park mountain peaks in the distance. Albeit a smaller city, this interior town is rich with culture and religious sites. With so much to see, having a prominent location within close proximation…

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Park Hyatt Siem Reap

park hyatt siem reap

When planning a trip to Southeast Asia, Cambodia should 100% be included in your itinerary. Phnom Penh being the capital is considered a starting point for most travellers, but for the purposes of pleasure and meditative relaxation, we chose to explore Siem Reap, the home Ankor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (more on this impressive temple complex later), and of course home to the Park Hyatt Siem Reap. Our luxury seeking NET founder, Ben Wilson, had the pleasure of…

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Qantas A330 Business Suites Review

qantas business suite

A business class product that Qantas should be proud of It’s been a while since I have flown Qantas business class and there has been a good reason why. With so many amazing products from other airlines, having a dated product with a dated layout has turned me off my home country’s airline.  Ive never been a fan of the 2-2-2 layout, or even worse the 2-3-2 layout. Selling this layout as a premium product for one of the best…

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Japanese Garden and Bathhouse in Blue Mountains

For a quick getaway, Sydney-siders usually opt for the Blue Mountains. I know that’s my go to when I want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Vast mountain views to open your mind up to and also truly let yourself unwind. Around two hours drive from Sydney, just past Leura town centre is a place to really booked your relaxation. The Blue Mountains Sparadise – Japanese Garden and Bathhouse. At the bathhouse you can’t help but…

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Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart

The Henry Jones Art Hotel

Hobart, Tasmania just oozes with culture and history. One place that oozes the most is the Henry Jones Art Hotel. I say that literally as the hotel was originally a steam-powered jam factory, with jam still oozing throughout the hotel. The famous IXL brand that dates back to approximately 1895 produced 2 million tins of jam per season and on the level one corridors, you are still able to see the stains from the jam seeping through the floorboards above.…

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6 Tips To Avoid The Crowds In Bali

bali crownds

Bali is famous for the beaches, the markets and the people. It’s famous for the luxury hotels, the amazing bars and clubs, and the numerous activities on the island. If you are an Australian and haven’t been to Bali, then you will likely get weird looks. If you are an American and have been to Bali, then your friends will be envious of your travels to what they call an exotic island. Aside from the beauty, Bali is also famous…

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Sofitel Saigon Plaza

Sofitel Plaza Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City. The largest metropolis in Vietnam filled to the brim with motorbikes, historical remnants, and luxuries fit for any discerning travelers. Formerly known as Saigon, the city changed it’s name following the Vietnam war in commemoration of general Ho Chi Minh. Tourists and locals alike have their choice of premium accommodations, but many westerners feel the law of attraction towards consistent quality and select the French stalwart, Sofitel. Sofitel Saigon Plaza, preserving the name of yesteryear, is…

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Banyan Tree Lang Co, Vietnam

Banyan Tree Lang Co

One hour from Danang Airport, in Central Vietnam is the luxurious Banyan Tree Lang Co. Halfway between the historical towns of Hue and Hoi An, step away from the crowds and relax at this all pool villa integrated resort.  Banyan Tree Lang Co is a great mix of water and countryside with the sea on one side of the resort and the mountain range on the other. The area itself is filled with farms, rice paddies and surreal scenery that…

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Qatar Airways Qsuite Overview

qatar airways qsuite

Qatar Airways recently introduced the Qsuite product into the Australian market and this new business class product is a game changer not only for the airline but for the industry. The Qatar Airways Qsuite is currently available from Canberra / Sydney to Doha, then onto a numerous amount of destinations. I was lucky enough to be able to try out the new product between Sydney and Canberra* for the day. *You are unable to book Sydney – Canberra (vice versa)…

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Hotel des Arts Saigon MGallery

Hotel des arts Saigon

The hottest luxury hotel in town…The Hotel des Arts Saigon – a must when you head to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. One of Accor’s MGallery Collection, the Hotel Des Arts Saigon is smack bang in the centre of the city and within walking distance to all the main tourist attractions, bars and restaurants. It is the creme de la creme of hotels where you can experience the comfort and romance with the French influence of colonial Vietnam. This 5 star…

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qualia – Hamilton Island

qualia hamilton island

Escape to a private world of luxury at qualia, Hamilton Island.  Recognised by Conde Nast Traveller, Luxury Travel Magazine, Australian Traveller, HM Awards and more, qualia is Australia’s premium luxury hotel. With an A-list of celebrity guests too long to mention, qualia is the perfect place for couples wanting to escape. Located on the northern most part of Hamilton Island qualia is exclusive to only hotel guests. A short 10 minute drive from the airport, you will enter through the…

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Make your own cup of instant noodles

instant noodles

If you’re on a tight budget, you’ll start eating instant noodles for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When you’re craving a late night feed, you’ll reach for instant noodles. Too hungry to wait? You’ll cook instant noodles. It is one of the most versatile meals that can be eaten plain and simple, or upgraded with all sorts of flavours and garnishes. This is exactly what Momofuku Ando did starting in 1958. It took him a year of non-stop hard work with…

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Bells at Killcare

bells at killcare

Bells at Killcare is the gorgeous Hampton’s style boutique hotel only 90 minutes from Sydney. This is one of Australia’s top luxury weekend getaways. Bells at Killcare is the perfect hotel for the luxury traveller. A short drive from Sydney, located in the heart of Bouddi Peninsula, the 25 private suites and villas are made for ultimate privacy, a place to clear your mind and relax. Stunning gardens, manicured grounds and natural flora and fauna, which you can view from…

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Experience Qantas First Class to Hong Kong

qantas first class

Passengers wanting to fly in the Qantas First Class cabin better get in quick as the flights will only be on for a limited time. Currently Qantas has scheduled their A380s on the Sydney – Hong flights between 1 December 2018 and 28 March 2019. During the peak season months, Qantas regularly brings the A380 onto the Sydney – Hong Kong route. This is due to the higher passenger numbers travelling to Hong Kong and through to other Asian destinations.…

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5 Luxury Chiang Mai Hotels

luxury chiang mai hotels

Experience bliss with these luxury Chiang Mai hotels. From ultra luxe rooms and suites to the unique experiences that they each offer, these Northern Thai properties set the standard for the ultimate comfort and opulence. 1) 137 Pillars House 137 Pillars House is a luxury boutique hotel in the Wat Gate district. Mixing a modern design with authentic Thai architecture, the amazing suites make for something special in this quieter Thai city. 2) Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai You don’t…

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