Into the Mist: Exploring Hawaii’s Oahu by Helicopter

To say it’s difficult to drag yourself away from the infinity pool at Hawaii‘s Sheraton Waikiki is more than just hyperbole. The fault lies with their floating beanbags. Deeply comfortable, they swallow you whole. Luckily, before turning lobster, I manage to execute a semi-elegant … Continue reading

August 16, 2017 by Phil Murray

Behind the Scenes of Hawaii’s Outrigger Hotels

With its ancient blend of indigenous customs and ethnic influences, a holiday to Hawaii promises a full immersion into one of the most fascinating cultures on the planet. And its compelling legends, dance, music and craft can be discovered and celebrated at the Outrigger … Continue reading

July 31, 2017 by Phil Murray

All Aboard The Ghan Train in Australia

Spectacular scenery, comfort and camaraderie are among the many reasons The Ghan train expedition has stood the test of time. Originally dubbed The Afghan Express, the Australian locomotive was named after the pioneering cameleers – once thought to be from Afghanistan, but in fact from … Continue reading

May 18, 2017 by Phil Murray

An Interview with Bistrode CBD, Sydney

Keeping things simple – and local – is always on the menu at Sydney restaurant Bistrode CBD… “You know how Chanel used to say you should get dressed up and then take one item off?” asks Jane Strode. “I think that’s a good way … Continue reading

May 11, 2017 by Phil Murray

Discover the Beauty of Uluru

Wiru is the local Anangu people’s word meaning ‘beautiful’. I’d expected the landscape surrounding the imposing monolith we’ve come here to see to be stark and unforgiving. Instead, the intensely red soil is punctuated by pretty flowers, lush plants and hardy, albeit short, trees. … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 by Phil Murray

Travel Photos: Discovering Rio Carnival and Beyond

Rio, 2am and the pulsing heart of the city is beating faster than ever. The heat of the day still lingers, but a welcome breeze keeps things pleasant. At least it might, if I wasn’t wearing the heaviest, most elaborate costume I have ever … Continue reading

January 26, 2017 by Phil Murray

Experience Sydney at its Most Vivid

Sydney is gearing up to trip the light fantastic once again as this year’s Vivid festival promises to be bigger and brighter than ever. Transforming the city’s most iconic buildings into an outdoor gallery of colourful canvases, this magical festival of light and music … Continue reading

February 29, 2016 by Phil Murray