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Three Reasons to Visit Tuscany in Autumn

Inspiration, Regions, Travel

Dreaming of wildflowers, wine and the Italian countryside – head to Tuscany.

Located in central Italy and stretches from the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea. From the sandy coastlines to the rolling hills and vineyards, the allure of Tuscany is undeniable.

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Memorable Mother’s Day

EARTH, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Travel

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how to celebrate. From female empowered island retreats to race car driving, treat your mum like the queen she is. Check out our top five Mother’s Day inspired destinations and activities.

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Adults Only… shhhh

EARTH, Lifestyle, STAY, Travel

Whether you’re a parent or not, sometimes you need a holiday sans children. That means no unexpected pool splashes, no extra-long elevator rides and no tantrums (from you or the child). And when it comes to romance, adults-only resorts offer the perfect setting. Fall in love with these six luxury resorts.

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GaGa for Gaga

EARTH, Inspiration, Lifestyle, STAY, Travel

When it comes to stays, stars and The Strip, Las Vegas resort Park MGM has it all. From five-star accommodation to A-list entertainment, this resort knows how to deliver. And with the recent residency launch of six-time Grammy award-winner, Golden Globes and Academy Award winning superstar, Lady Gaga in full swing, there really is nowhere else to be when in Las Vegas.

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Mardi Gras Around the World

Adventure, Festivals, Lifestyle, Travel

Traditionally a celebration in the lead up to lent, Mardi Gras – a.k.a. Carnival, Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday – is now celebrated as a major holiday around the world. From New Orleans to Australia, Mardi Gras is celebrated in its own unique way. No matter where you are, Mardi Gra has one thing in common: it’s a party you don’t want to miss. Here are the best cities in the world to put on your dancing shoes, bust out the eco-glitter and have fun.

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Penthouse in Paradise

EARTH, Inspiration, Lifestyle, STAY, Travel

Ring-shaped atolls made up of more than 1,000 coral islands, white sand beaches, crystal clear lagoons and a diverse marine life awaits in the Maldives. Known as one of the most beautiful locations in the world, the Maldives is about to step it up a notch in the world of luxury accommodations. Say goodbye to the traditional thatched roofs and hello to the new double story residences of Lux* North Male Atoll.

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Heaven can wait – go to Sukhavati Spa instead

EARTH, Inspiration, Lifestyle, STAY, Travel

Fat bumblebees hum as they dip in and out of violet trumpet flowers languidly swaying over the verandah.  Tiny yellow-bellied warblers dart in between sucking nectar as they sing.  Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa is only 50 minutes from Bali’s international airport but stepping through its ornately carved wooden door is like entering the land of the lotus eaters, Homer’s mythical isle of honey-sweet fruit, which once tasted banishes any desire to leave.

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Transformation at the Golden Door

Inspiration, Lifestyle, STAY, Travel

When you first become a vampire, you’re fixated on the small things. You look for hours at a pattern on a carpet, a stained glass window or even life itself, according to Ann Rice in The Vampire Lestat. This is the book I take with me for my week at Golden Door in NSW’s Hunter Valley. And whilst perhaps the Golden Door is not the perfect place for vampires: lack of night life, in bed by nine and up at sunrise, being there does transform you into a mindful mortal. You take time to watch nature such as the flight of the butterfly who mesmerised me with its golden wings that flitted and danced upwards to the clear sky and back to the magnolia tree with its white flowers and large brown leaves.

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