Australia for the Ethical traveller

    With one billion international tourists now travelling the world each year, it’s becoming increasingly important to think about the enormous impact that results from such a large number of adventurous folk traversing the planet. And while you probably always plan to be a regular part of the travelling masses, you can actually do so with […]

    An interview with Melbourne’s top fashion bloggers

    With Melbourne Spring Fashion Week just around the corner we interviewed 11 of Melbourne’s top fashion bloggers for their thoughts on what not to miss, where to shop their favourite Melbourne designers and boutique’s as well as how best to dress for your stay.   Chloe Ting, a fashion and lifestyle blogger from Melbourne, Australia. Find her […]

    Sydney’s unique food and drink experiences

    From underground dinners to hidden bars even the most seasoned Sydney foodie is sure to discover something new from this quirky list. We chat to 21 of Sydney’s top food and wine experts for their top picks to guarantee you a gastronomic adventure to write home about. Bob of The Jugernauts 1. What’s the most unique food experience you have […]

    Where to stay in Sydney

    There’s nothing better than knowing your hotel is only a short distance away from all you’ve come to explore in a new city. But in a city as big as Sydney, how do you decide which neighbourhood is best for you? Do you choose accommodation in the middle of the city, by the beach, somewhere […]

    Sydney’s hidden Aboriginal gems

    Some visitors might only associate the beauty of Indigenous Australia with the red sands of ‘the outback’. However, far from remote, the Sydney region is a vastly rich area in which to explore the identity of our first peoples. This year’s NAIDOC Week theme is We all stand on sacred ground: learn, respect, celebrate. Following on […]

    A wine tasting guide: The Peeper, The Schnoz and The Cakehole

    The great novelist and travel writer Robert Louis Stevenson once declared that “wine is bottled poetry”. It’s an excellent metaphor for two reasons. Firstly, much like poetry, good plonk is a thing of beauty.  Secondly, much like poetry, the nuances of the wine world aren’t necessarily easy to interpret without a basic understanding of the […]

    The best wineries in the Hunter Valley

    If your affinity for wine is equal to your love of travel, you’ve come to the right place.  HotelClub members receive a special discount on their first order of Naked Wines exclusive range of wines, hand made by independent winemakers. Even if you’ve never been, you’ll no doubt have heard about the Hunter Valley – […]

    A ‘Game of Thrones’ guide to travelling the world

    Besides George R.R. Martin’s lead character bloodlust and Hodor’s award-winning dialogue, we can all agree that one of the best things about Game of Thrones is the jaw-dropping landscapes of Westeros. Like any 2015 blockbuster, there’s a little CGI involved in the backdrops of the Seven Kingdoms. But for the most part, GoT uses spectacular real-life filming locations to […]