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Vivid Sydney returns May 23 - June 9

Vivid Sydney returns May 23 - June 9

Sydney will once again be immersed in light, music and creative ideas as Vivid Sydney returns May 23 - June 9 with Sydney Harbor and Sydney Opera House as its radiant backdrop.

Paul Gauguin Cruises Offers Two-Week Sale on Select 2014 Voyages

Paul Gauguin Cruises Offers Two-Week Sale on Select 2014 Voyages

For two weeks only, Paul Gauguin Cruises is offering incredible savings on select 2014 Tahiti, French Polynesia, South Pacific & Southeast Asia voyages aboard The Gauguin, and European sailings aboard The Moana, when booked between March 3 and 15, 2014.

New Zealand's Shotover Jet to Host Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

New Zealand's Shotover Jet to Host Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Iconic New Zealand tourism operator Shotover Jet is “thrilled and delighted” to host the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their visit to Queenstown next month.

Huka Lodge Celebrates 90 Years With A Season Of Inspirational Occasions

Huka Lodge Celebrates 90 Years With A Season Of Inspirational Occasions

Huka Lodge is poised to celebrate, in inimitable style, its 90th anniversary with a stellar line-up of extraordinary talent for a season of inspirational and intimate occasions, during the autumn-winter months of 2014.

New Zealand Packages Highlight the Best of ABC's 'The Bachelor' Dates

New Zealand Packages Highlight the Best of ABC's 'The Bachelor' Dates

Now Bachelor fans and hopeless romantics can Fall in Love with New Zealand and experience New Zealand: Bachelor Style with two unique packages showcasing New Zealand in all its beauty and charm.

ABC's Bachelor Falls in Love with New Zealand

ABC's Bachelor Falls in Love with New Zealand

New Zealand's Central North Island was the setting for romance on last night's episode of ABC's hit show The Bachelor.

Foraging, Hydroponic Farming and Self-Sustainability on Laucala Island, Fiji

Foraging, Hydroponic Farming and Self-Sustainability on Laucala Island, Fiji

Amidst dramatic rainforest-laced landscapes and coconut plantations, the Fijian private island resort Laucala Island sets the gold standard for the “farm-to-resorts” movement.

Paul Gauguin Cruises Offers Exclusive 'Take Your Sweetie to Tahiti' Valentine's Gift Package

Paul Gauguin Cruises Offers Exclusive 'Take Your Sweetie to Tahiti' Valentine's Gift Package

Paul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, and the 88-guest m/v Tere Moana, is celebrating Valentine's Day by offering an exclusive gift package to guests on any 2014 sailing aboard The Gauguin who book between February 1 and February 15, 2014.

Compagnie du Ponant Brings its Luxury Expedition Cruises to Australia and New Zealand

Compagnie du Ponant Brings its Luxury Expedition Cruises to Australia and New Zealand

French-flagged luxury cruise line Compagnie du Ponant continues to expand its Australasian market with the introduction of brand new itineraries to Australia and New Zealand for the 2014/2015 season.

Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa Debuts Spa & Golf Package

Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa Debuts Spa & Golf Package

While PGA Tour organizers gear up for the New Zealand Open from February 27 to March 2, 2014, Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa is sharpening its appeal to the fan base with a limited-time golf and spa package.

Australian Road Trips: Explorer's Way and Great Ocean Road

Australian Road Trips: Explorer's Way and Great Ocean Road

Capture the spectacular coastline, ancient Outback, and extraordinary geographic diversity of South Australia during two iconic road trip journeys: the “Explorer's Way” and the “Great Ocean Road.”

Qantas Vacations Features Food & Wine Journeys in Australia

Qantas Vacations Features Food & Wine Journeys in Australia

More than just shrimp on the barbie: Qantas Vacations highlights food and wine journeys, as part of its new luxury collection of travel experiences unique to Australia.

Laucala Island Names Anthony Healy as new Executive Chef

Laucala Island Names Anthony Healy as new Executive Chef

Laucala Island, Fiji's luxury private island resort, announced Anthony Healy as new Executive Chef as of Oct. 19, 2013.

New Book Offers Unique View into the Culture of Papua New Guinea Villages

New Book Offers Unique View into the Culture of Papua New Guinea Villages

Beautiful Tufi is a colorful coffee table book about the people, culture and life at Tufi, Papua New Guinea.

11 Unexpected Delights in Virgin Australia's Business Class

11 Unexpected Delights in Virgin Australia's Business Class

I spoke at a conference in Australia last week and was lucky enough to be flown from Los Angeles to Sydney and back in business class on Virgin Australia.