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Adventure Bound
As the helicopter glides between machete-sharp peaks, the fjords below give way to the silvery sparkle of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Taking in the 1.7 millionsquare-kilometre expanse from the sunny skies above, I feel incredibly small – a feeling that’
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Capturing The Cape
An architectural masterpiece, this multi-storey home blends seamlessly into its cliffside perch on South Africa’s Cape Town coast, overlooking the shimmering Atlantic Ocean and its multivarious shades of blue. “The idea developed from the concept of
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Briar Ridge: Classically Radical
As the oldest wine region in Australia, the Hunter Valley has been producing wine since the early 19th century. While it’s renowned for its quality grapes with winemaking traditions steeped in old-world heritage, it’s the forwardthinking approach to
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TURNING back Time
Sprawling spaces with fitness centres, saunas, indoor heated pools with mineral-rich waters and salons – spas on cruise ships offer everything from mud-infused massages and snow grottos to cosmetic touch-ups with lasting effects. Such is the diversit
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BASQUE In Style
There aren’t many who can claim to have slept in the same bed as Elton John, or perhaps even Sting. But thanks to the late Len Evans – creator of Spicers Tower Lodge in the Hunter Valley, and celebrated as putting Australian wine on the international
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24 ABOVE and BEYOND
I’m standing – socks only – on a mossy green platform awash with waves in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. I’m just obeying orders: “Socks grip better than shoes,” captain Dave Bigg tells me before I unlace my sneakers and leap from his charter boat
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Life In The Slow Lane
Gliding along the waterways of France is one of the best ways to enjoy life in the slow lane, and what better way to delve into the delights of this charming country than with a French cruise company showing you the way. Family-owned and independent,
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Marking A Milestone
Sip on a glass of velvety port as your longship glides across the glassy waters of Portugal’s Douro River, past hillsides dotted with terraced houses covered in fuchsia-coloured bougainvillea, and lines of vines that undulate over the bucolic country
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SAILING Ahead
Sip an aperitivo as waves lap the bow of your boat, before dining al fresco on a Michelin-star quality meal. Then slip away to your spacious suite, and sink into a plush bed to dream of snorkelling with multicoloured marine life or ambling along the
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THE PEARL Of The PACIFIC
“T hirty years ago, it was like a gold rush here,” local Andrew Brodien says in a thick French accent, his outstretched arms embracing the palm-fringed lagoon surrounding us. We’re perched on the back deck of his pink, shutter-windowed stilted cottag
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The World’s Best Luxury Cruise Ships
MORE THAN 750 PASSENGERS 1. Oceania Cruises The cruise line, known for being a culinary trendsetter, takes out the top spot for the first time. 2. Viking Cruises Viking impressed judges across every category, particularly when it came to shore excurs
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A NEW WAVE Of Fine Dining
“Fresh and seasonal ingredients, time-honoured flavours and savouring the rituals of the table – to me that is happiness on a plate,” says executive culinary director of Oceania Cruises, Jacques Pépin. In what is possibly the longest-held relationshi
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23 MARINE magic
On the tiny island of Pulau Tolandona – where swaying tropical palms are the backdrop to a necklace of secluded villas and bungalows – few would know of the underwater world that awaits. Here, you’ll discover Wakatobi resort and its string of handcra
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Highflyer
Giorgio Armani has added a touch of Italian luxe to Etihad’s Business Class. The Armani/Casa ‘Constellation Collection’ – inspired by the stars – includes a new dining service that features ceramics, glassware, cutlery and premium textiles. Expect bo
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25 Far East Island Vibes
Sentosa is one of Singapore’s gems, a private island bursting with nature trails, beach hangouts and world-class attractions. The monorail can zip you to VivoCity, one of Singapore’s largest shopping mall and a transport hub to get you to CBD and oth
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Opulence At Sea
Custom-designed Italian chairs, glass partitions etched with vintage maps, Swarovski telescopes and fine wines encased in bronze-framed glass. Expedition sailing has entered a new era of style and Seabourn is at the helm. Sail on its ultra-luxe purpo
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Family Ties
Queen Victoria wore one. So did Albert Einstein. Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp still wear one and rapper Future named a tune after one. It’s hard to imagine any other highend Swiss watch having such an eclectic following as Patek Philippe. For more than
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Balancing Act
Like most international travellers, I’ve arrived at Kamalaya in a long-haul flight daze – compounded by the fact I’ve come off back-to-back deadlines and haven’t switched off my phone or computer in as long as I can remember. I believe the term for m
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A Pop Of Colour
While Tibet might not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of champagne, the art from this Himalayan enclave has certainly inspired one of the world’s great champagne houses. Welcome to Pommery’s 2022 World Collection – themed ‘Mand
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Contributors
Dale loves to travel, take photos and tell stories. Originally from England, he left in his teens due to the bad weather and lack of wildlife. Now, 30 years on, he lives in South Africa on the edge of a national park and has travelled to all seven co
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Island Idyll
From the moment you land on Laucala, time seems to slow. Palm fronds wave at their own pace. The sun takes an impossibly long time to fizz into the ocean. Even the butterflies flitting between lipstick-pink ginger flowers appear to be waltzing. In fa
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Cruise/news
Having already made a name for itself in ocean and river cruising, Viking has now turned its hand to expedition ships, launching Viking Polaris and Viking Octantis. The purpose-built ships are promising more indoor and outdoor viewing areas than any
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A FASHION Fairy Tale
For Australian fashion designer Paul Vasileff, the path to creativity was forged at an early age. Taught to sew by his grandmother, he made his first design at age 11. He launched his label Paolo Sebastian while still at high school, creating formal
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STYLE AND sustainability
Sitting at Café de Paris Monte-Carlo, under the watch of its resplendent Belle Époque façade, one can imagine a young Prince Albert II sipping coffee here with his family, perhaps discussing the order of the day. Indeed, the beloved establishment has
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ITALY In The FAST LANE
Afamed Italian marque is entering unchartered territory, and what more appropriate place to put it through its paces than the Tuscan Riviera? My taste of the classically inspired Ferrari 296 GTS – a V6 hybrid convertible, the drop-top companion to th
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Alpinegrandeur
In Upper Engadin valley in the southeastern Swiss Alps, everything revolves around the mountains, the lakes and the light. The landscape is never boring, the locals assert, due to the way the light plays in different shades – dancing from the quaint
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Leaving A Legacy
The first Barossa Valley grapes were planted in 1842, setting a bucolic scene for what has grown into one of Australia’s greatest wine regions. About two decades later, Grant Burge Wines was established. Since then, the vintages it has bottled have i
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Fifty shades OF BLUE
Heritance Aarah had barely been open 12 weeks when it won its first culinary award. A year later it took out the most medals of any Asian hotel at the prestigious IKA Culinary Olympics 2020. Fast forward to today, and it’s still reaping the culinary
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The sushi MAGICIAN
It’s a Sunday night in Tokyo and the eight seats at Shinsuke Mizutani’s thick cedar sushi counter are full. The young chef is shaping perfect nigiri bites one at a time for his customers – a piece of iridescent mackerel on top of a lightly-vinegared
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Archipelago ANEW
It’s sunrise on Sifnos, and the first rays of the day bounce off burnished rocks, carve through groves of olive and fig trees, and paint the horizon a fuzzy peach. Aside from the light show, the other thing that hits me about this beautiful Greek isl
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