It can be searingly hot in Palm Springs but it’s well worth tearing yourself away from the swimming pool and chilled martini, to tour the legendary mid-century modern residence at Sunnylands, with its park like grounds, sustainable desert gardens, bird tours and breathtaking views of the San Jacinto Mountains. This story was in Travel + Indulgence .
Why you should get to Mexico’s kooky Caribbean Island as soon as you can…
The tiny island of Holbox (say ‘ol-bosh’, or Mexicans don’t know what you’re talking about), is a short ferry ride off the north coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and a million miles from the glitzy Vegas-style resorts of Cancun and Playa del Carmen.
It’s been billed as “the next Tulum”, that boho-chic strip of Caribbean coast that’s all pale sand, turquoise waters, yoga, fashionistas and hip bars. But it’s not. See my story at 9Travel.
For those who like to go just a little away from the crowds, head north from Thailand’s busy Phuket to Khao Lak where you can swim, snorkel, cruise through mangroves or just flop-and-drop pool-side (cocktail optional). Here are a few options to get you started.
California’s Palm Springs is hot – in more ways than one – but when the mercury is rising the best way by far to chill out is to find yourself a banana lounge, order a cocktail and chill out at one of the oh-so-cool pools. Here are a few of our favourites. Check them out on 9 Travel here
There’s a friendly low-key charm to this peaceful valley at the foot of the Victorian Alps, the perfect detour off the Hume Highway or a destination in itself. Vineyards and wineries specialising in sparkling Prosecco, back-country roads, old tobacco sheds entwined with wisteria and a strong Italian heritage are part of the region’s unique charm. Click on the link to see the full story from Australia & New Zealand magazine
Perhaps it’s Melbourne’s Italian heritage, perhaps it’s just the foodie obsession that seems to cut through everything the city does, but there’s some fabulous ice cream creations going down – Matcha Adzuki, Mango & Peanut Streusel – summer and winter. Double cone for me please. See the full story at Australian Traveller
South Australia’s Clare Valley is near and yet so far – far and away one of the most laidback vineyard areas in Australia. There are myriad ways to tap into its charms, but here are just seven. For the full story see Australian Traveller magazine