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Cocktails & Unforgettable Adventures: Discovering Airlie Beach – Part 3

Cocktails & Unforgettable Adventures: Discovering Airlie Beach – Part 3

So we've travelled over the Great Barrier Reef in a sea plane, snorkelled, sunk our feet into the sand on Australia's best beach and twilight sailed the Whitsundays. Now it's definitely time for a drink or two, whilst we explore the local eateries.
Cocktails & Unforgettable Adventures: Discovering Airlie Beach - Part 2

Cocktails & Unforgettable Adventures: Discovering Airlie Beach – Part 2

Gaynor Alder travels to Hideaway Bay. A tropical paradise that’s coveted by locals - this hidden beach is a heavenly oasis that makes you feel like you just won lotto and bought yourself a private island.
Cocktails & Unforgettable Adventures: Discovering Airlie Beach - Part 1

Cocktails & Unforgettable Adventures: Discovering Airlie Beach – Part 1

Don't you love how you can throw out all the rules on holiday? The pure, unadulterated, hedonistic freedom that comes from doing whatever you merry well please. Gaynor Alder rediscovers that feeling in Airlie Beach.
Kate Middleton Show Queen

Kate Middleton Show Queen

Katie Reddin-Clancy is performing her fabulous ‘Kate Middleton Show Queen’ at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Gaynor Alder chats with her, and finds out what it’s like to be Kate Middleton’s double.
An Australian Girl in Japan: Destination Kyoto & Osaka

An Australian Girl in Japan: Destination Kyoto & Osaka

Exploring the stunning and serene countryside of Japan is a must, and traveling out of Tokyo is easy, fast and super comfy on the bullet train, writes Gaynor Alder. Whilst Osaka did not win her over, she'd go back to Kyoto in a heartbeat.
An Australian Girl in Japan: Tokyo

An Australian Girl in Japan: Tokyo

An electric and exciting city underpinned with serenity and spirituality. From the pulsating energy of people at the busiest crosswalk in the world, the quirkiness of girls in costume in Harijuku, to the gracefulness of women who still walk the streets in traditional dress, Gaynor Alder shares her Tokyo experience.
An Australian Girl in Japan: Konichiwa

An Australian Girl in Japan: Konichiwa

Introducing Gaynor Alder's 'An Australian Girl in Japan'. From getting around (buy the rail pass) to eating out, from learning Japanese (hai) to realising everyone understands the universal language of Chanel, step inside Gaynor's shoes and discover the adventures of an Australian girl in Japan.
Unique & Fabulous Holiday Ideas: Buckland Retreat in Bright

Unique & Fabulous Holiday Ideas: Buckland Retreat in Bright

Ahh...leaving behind the city and heading out on a road trip into the country. The fresh air. The clarity of the stars in the night's sky. The tranquility. Bright is a beautiful destination that will even please those who, like Gaynor Alder, don't know one end of a ski pole from another.
Unique & Fabulous Holiday Ideas: Summerhouse & Seaview

Unique & Fabulous Holiday Ideas: Summerhouse & Seaview

If you’re looking for a luxurious B&B that’s nestled just out of town in the Byron Bay hinterlands, The Summerhouse is the perfect retreat. But if you're looking for a breathtaking view then you cannot beat the unbridled panorama of The Seaview House. Gaynor Alder reviews these two majestic getaways.
Unique & Fabulous Holiday Ideas: The Villas of Byron

Unique & Fabulous Holiday Ideas: The Villas of Byron

It’s hard to beat the unbridled beauty of Byron Bay, for any kind of holiday. With its beaches, surrounding hinterlands and tropical climate, it’s a Mecca for those who need to retreat from the world. Gaynor Alder enjoys all five stars of The Villas of Byron.
Unique & Fabulous Holiday Ideas: Grace Hotel

Unique & Fabulous Holiday Ideas: Grace Hotel

Gaynor Alder was completely enamoured when she heard that Sydney's Grace Hotel was a 1930's art deco heritage restored building. If that wasn't special enough, the hotel also offers 10 unique rooms that are customised to their guests personalised desires. Yes, this is no ordinary hotel...
Unique & Fabulous Holiday Ideas: Discover Secret Melbourne

Unique & Fabulous Holiday Ideas: Discover Secret Melbourne

Alice in Wonderland meets Paris; Melbourne is a seductive city that lures you in with its heady mix of European architecture and sweet nothings that whisper into your ear to reveal its secrets. Gaynor Alder meanders down cobble stone laneways.