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Seven Things to do in Georgia

EARTH, Inspiration, Travel

Georgia is one of the most exciting, diverse, and culturally and historically significant countries in the world. Set between the Caucasus Mountains, the Black Sea and the Caspian, Georgia sits at the crossroads between Europe and Asia. This prime position lead to the ancient trade route known as the Great Silk Road and many invasion attempts over the years. Today, Georgia is a cultural hub with a captivating energy. Those who visit, may never want to leave. Especially after meeting the welcoming locals and sampling Georgia’s tomatoes (the BEST tomatoes in the world).

Northern Georgia mountain range

Top Five Luxury Sporting & Lifestyle Destinations 

Inspiration, Lifestyle, Travel, TravelManagers

Combining a love of a sport or hobby with a luxury getaway is growing in popularity – it’s a great way to tick off a bucket-list experience while treating yourself to a little indulgence. TravelManagers’ Frances Cream shares her favourite luxury sporting holidays that combine stunning locations with exceptional experiences.

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Five Reasons to go to Canada in Winter (other than skiing)

Inspiration, Lifestyle, SNOW, Travel

Canadian winters have a lot more going for them than just great skiing opportunities. With hot springs, winter glamping, and ice caving on offer you certainly won’t struggle to find plenty of winter activities to keep you warm and entertained. Time to don your thermals, pop on a beanie and experience all the beauty of winter in Canada.

Emerald City sparkles at The Albert in Mosman

Lifestyle, STAY, Travel

Slip on your red shoes and be transported into another world. The world of Mosman. A world where balsamic vinegar is swapped for Verjuice. A world of boater hats and blue blazers. A world of private planes and Ferraris. And into this world is born The Albert. A divine hotel that epitomises what our Emerald city is all about. Crossing the bridge. The Albert has its own mini bridge – one made from perfectly laid sisal that transports a guest from the majestic original side of the hotel, once a virtual twin to Boronia House to the complementary newly built side of the hotel.

Image courtesy of The Albert

Bewitched by Hazel

Lifestyle, Travel, Vegan

Hazel is lighting up the charts. The name is being branded on everything from dresses to glasses and now, to a chic restaurant in Flinders Lane – Melbourne’s Collins Street Precinct. The name is described as decidedly posh and a smidgen British which could sum up the restaurant which stretches over two floors of the historic Richard Allen & Son building.

Image courtesy of Hazel

Discover the World’s Most Beautiful Castles

Inspiration, Lifestyle, Travel

Castles hold a certain sense of allure for many people. Whether you’re wanting to live out a fairytale fantasy, have a fascination with the history, art and culture found within their walls, or want to explore some of the most innovative architectural structures in the world, a castle visit is sure to be a highlight on any holiday. From Japanese fortresses to geometric castles shrouded in mystery, discover our favourite castles below.

Learn the Japanese ‘Art of Welcoming’ and the Ways of the Ryokan with the Ryokan Collection

Inspiration, Lifestyle, Travel

Japanese people are known across the globe for their omotenashi. In its simplest form, omotenashi means Japanese hospitality. However, it goes much further than that. Omotenashi is an art form, something derived from the art of tea ceremony, known as sado. It is the way Japanese people strive look after their guests or customers and anticipate their every need. Each of the 32 ryokan members of the Ryokan Collection have mastered this art from, ensuring guests will experience a stay like no other.

The Ryokan Collection offer the perfect balance of luxury and deeply personal experiences. Most ryokans are found outside the cities, among nature, where guests can experience the rich culture and practices of Japan that have been nurtured for centuries. Even in these cultural experiences, the art of omotenashi can be felt.

Image courtesy of Hakone Ginyu

Top Five Romantic Holiday Experiences

Inspiration, Lifestyle, Travel, TravelManagers

Treating yourselves to a luxurious escape or adding a special romantic experience as a highlight to your holiday is a great way to create meaningful memories together. TravelManagers’ Elyse Palmer shares her favourite luxury holiday ideas that will leave you weak at the knees for all the right reasons.

Five Must-Do February Festivals in Italy

Festivals, Inspiration, Travel

Nothing should stand in the way of a holiday to Italy. Not even cool weather. Although February isn’t Italy’s peak travel season, it is one of the best months to visit. Why? The festivals. From epic singing festivals to the Battle of the Oranges and the Venice Carnival, Italy brings its A-game to the festival scene.

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