Melbourne

    What is the best Melbourne festival?

    Picking a great Melbourne festival is like shooting fish in a barrel; the options are sundry enough to keep even the staunchest festival devotee satisfied. It really just comes down to what it is that makes you feel festive. For lovers of comedy, it’s tough to top the Melbourne International Comedy Festival as the nation’s […]

    Insider secrets for your next trip to Melbourne

    When people think of Melbourne, they think food, they think art, they think culture; but this southern city of Australia has all this and so much more on offer to the inquisitive traveller. We take the trouble out of planning your next trip with these insider tips from local Melburnians who know the best of […]

    The 21 best all-American food joints in Australia

    Myriad marvellous things born in the US-of-A have been happily embraced down under (reality TV, anyone?), but none with wider open arms (and mouths) than all-American diner food. The last five years has seen a huge increase in American-themed food joints around Australia, and for good reason – who doesn’t love the idea of diving […]

    What’s Happening on Australia Day 2014

    Your Australia Day Social Planner The Australia Day long weekend holds a special place in the hearts of Aussies – as well as helping us through the January back-to-work slump, it provides a good excuse to beat our chests about this great land of ours. From beer can throwing to rubber ducky races, there are […]

    Top 8 Hipster Hoods in the World

    Is the enigmatic subculture of hipsterdom past prime? A valid query, surely, when the likes of Forbes see fit to run manipulative, search-engine-happy, multi-page articles on the most hipster-dense places in America (hint: Portland and Austin made the cut). But such is the nature of a cross-cultural juggernaut (virus?) like hipsterism, which lives on with […]

    Where to Drink Beer in Australia

    Rum was once the tipple of choice in Australia (and, moreover, a form of currency) and wine is all the rage today. But beer, sweet beer, has a special place in Oz. Here’s a rundown of joints where atmosphere and taste collide.

    Best March Festivals Around the World

    Our contenders for top global festival month were, at one point in time and for a variety of reasons, July, December and February. But then, in conducting research for this post, we started to dig up some choice events in the month of March. Turns out the third month of the year is a pretty […]

    Most Romantic Restaurants in Asia Pacific

    Saint Valentine, or, as his mates called him, Valentinus, expired way back in the year 269 (ish) but we’re willing to bet he would’ve given these spectacularly romantic and splurge-worthy restaurants in Asia Pacific a hefty stamp of approval. Because word has it ol’ Val seldom saw a prix fixe menu he didn’t like. Now […]