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Inside Australia’s $22k-per-night Park Hyatt Sydney Suite

Here’s a glimpse inside one of Australia’s most expensive hotel rooms.Source:News Corp Australia When it comes to booking a weekend away, most of us like to splash out in one way or another. Perhaps with a nice bottle of wine, or maybe a massage or even taking the afternoon off to have a romantic long […]

Inside Japan’s most exclusive naked spa

Japanese onsens include various hot spring baths located in a makeshift Zen garden. Picture: Supplied.Source:Supplied Rain drops fall, bouncing off the surface of the steaming, open-air pool. Up to my neck in hot water, I turn my gaze to the left see roughly hewn boulders and mini Cypress trees flanking the water — a makeshift […]

Inside Richard Branson’s Moskito Island now open to tourists

Inside Richard Branson’s stunning Moskito Island. Picture: Virgin Limited EditionSource:Supplied Richard Branson’s Moskito Island in the Caribbean has been opened to holiday-makers for the first time – but you’ll need at least $21,000 to stay the night. Moskito Island has never opened to the public before but is now available for bookings either per villa […]

Inside Singapore Airlines’ new Dreamliner, complete with luxury interiors and fully reclinable seats

Singapore Airlines has revealed what’s inside its new $400 million Dreamliner. Picture: Singapore AirlinesSource:Supplied TAKE a look inside Singapore Airlines’ new 787-10 Dreamliner jet — complete with fully reclinable seats and 18-inch touchscreen monitors. The aircraft’s interior boasts opulence, padded out with luxurious materials used to embellish sports cars and superyachts. The stunning $402 million […]

Inside the $60,000 a night honeymoon getaway of Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel

Inside the $60,000 a night honeymoon getaway of Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied AUSTRALIAN supermodel Miranda Kerr and billionaire husband Evan Spiegel may have tied the knot in an understated ceremony in Los Angeles last week, but no expenses have been spared on their honeymoon. The newlyweds are reportedly kicking back at the […]

Inside the glamorous life of a jetsetting fashion and travel blogger

Hermione in Positano, Italy. And she calls this a job!Source:Supplied TRAVELLING has become my job. I can hardly believe it, either. Had you asked me two years ago whether I thought it was fathomable that travelling could be a serious career pursuit, I would have laughed it off. Travelling was a dream I didn’t even […]

Inside the hotel everyone says is Australia’s best

It’s one of Australia’s most talked about hotels. But is Jackalope worth the price tag?Source:Supplied I have a confession to make. I have rarely spent over $250 on a hotel room. As someone who has the financial management skills of a toddler, the five-star lifestyle isn’t really one I’ve been able to afford. Motor inns […]

Inside the lavish Four Seasons holiday that costs $270k a person

Travellers can relax in the stunning island paradise of the Seychelles.Source:istock The world’s most expensive holiday has been unveiled — and it costs super-rich travellers about $270,000 per person. The 20-day “private jet experience” will take in seven countries and about 19,000km, The Sun reports. Bosses at the luxury chain Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts […]

Inside the luxury private islands once home to Rudolf Nureyev

It’s easy to see the resemblance. Picture: LuxuryItalianIsland.comSource:Supplied LI GALLI, a tiny private archipelago of three atolls off Italy’s Amalfi Coast, is dubbed “the dance island,” and not just because it’s shaped like a jumping dolphin. Its most famous owner was Russian ballet star Rudolf Nureyev, one of the most celebrated dancers of the 20th […]

Inside the Mediterranean’s most lavish superyacht

Those lucky few that do get to enjoy Sarastar have every luxury afforded to them. Picture: Burgess YachtsSource:Supplied WHEN it comes to super luxury, sparkling fashion and showy design, Italy rules. Try putting these three together on a floating Maharajah palace and you might just get a faint idea of what stepping foot inside the […]

Inside the outrageous billionaires’ playground

The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel has replicated the city of Venice.Source:Supplied MACAU is doubling down even as the odds change. The world’s casino capital this week welcomes the first of a new wave of lavish casino resorts for its up-and-coming Cotai Peninsula. It’s a $25 billion bet by casino operators amid an extended losing streak […]

Inside the Qatar royal jet that has just gone on sale

Qatar’s royal family is selling its private jet and this is a look inside. Picture: ControllerSource:Supplied A JET belonging to the Qatari royal family is up for sale — although it’s more like a flying mansion than plane. The Boeing 747-8 comes complete with multiple of rooms and is decked out in a regal blue, […]

Inside the world’s most expensive restaurant

Nutritional information, via virtual reality. HAVE you heard about Sublimotion? I hadn’t. Not until I was prepping for my first trip to the magical island of Ibiza, Spain. My hosts informed me that we were being treated to dinner at the “world’s most expensive restaurant,” and I thought, “really?” But it only took a quick […]

Inside the world’s priciest hotel room that costs $140,000 a night

Welcome to the world s most expensive hotel suite. Picture: Clint Jenkins for PCR/ MEGASource:Mega Sin City is now home to the world’s most expensive hotel room. Unveiled on March 1, the new Empathy Suite at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas costs $141,000 a night. The New York Post reports among its over-the-top […]

Italian royalty have turned their palaces into hotels

Young Italian princess Giacinta Ruspoli and her mother have turned their palazzo into a boutique hotel.Source:Supplied BEHEADED French King Louis XVI had a motto: “I love my people but please keep them away from me.” How times have changed. With royal fortunes waning, titles going and castle maintenance too expensive, some of Europe’s royals are […]

Luxury and wilderness on the Malaysian island of Langkawi

The Datai hotel is surrounded by the Malaysian jungle. Picture: Supplied.Source:Supplied IT SOUNDS as though something is dropping out of the sky. Much like Chicken Little, I run around madly, heading out the door to the area by the pool. Luckily, the sky isn’t falling in; rather a family of dusky leaf monkeys has leapt […]

Nobu has opened at the Four Seasons hotel in Doha

Chef Nobu has taken things to the next level at the Four Seasons.Source:News Limited NOBU, the famed sushi empire from Michelin-starred chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, just opened its largest outpost in the world — not in Tokyo, LA or London, but in the emerging Middle East capital of Doha. The glamorously mod three-storey restaurant, designed by […]

One of the world’s largest yachts with a library and marble spa is on sale for a whopping $70 million

The Athena was built in 2004 and is one of the world’s largest yachts. Picture: Burgess YachtsSource:Supplied ONE of the world’s most luxurious yachts is up for sale and could be yours for a cool $70 million dollars. Built in 2004, the yacht has most recently been owned by American billionaire Jim Clark and his […]

Party island on sale, for a whopping $14 million

Sure, the views aren’t bad. AN HISTORIC mansion with a private island famed for lavish parties attended by the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Barbra Streisand has gone on sale for a whopping $14 million. The romantic six-bed colonial centrepiece on Tavern Island in Connecticut comes with three additional buildings and a 75ft pool overlooking […]

Renaissance Bali Uluwatu: The side of Bali they don’t tell you about

The infinity pool at the Renaissance Bali Uluwatu. Picture: Marriott InternationalSource:Supplied IT’S about 6.30pm when I walk into the beach club to a scene I haven’t witnessed since crashing a college party in first-year uni. Only instead of privileged country kids let loose from their parents leashes for the first time, it’s a group of […]

Resort in Montana teaches super rich how to prepare for zombie apocalypse

Paws Up resort Montana. Picture: Paws Up ResortSource:Supplied BLAME the Bible. Blame Hollywood: (We’re looking at you X-Men: Apocalypse). And, of course, blame the hit series The Walking Dead. Or skip the blaming altogether and begin to prepare for the apocalypse. When that dark day comes, the wealthier among us —with their white-collar, dirt-free lifestyles—will […]

Rich Kids of Instagram show off their ridiculous wealth in boastful pics of holidays, yachts and mansions

Rich kids of Instagram show off their luxurious lifestyles.Source:Instagram While we swelter on the downward slope to Christmas, not everyone is feeling the heat from a steamy train station carriage on the way to work. For the Rich Kids of Instagram, this spoiled lot are soaking up the sun on luxurious holidays across the globe […]

Rock Bar at Ayana Resort and Spa is where we want to be having a drink right now

Sit back, relax, and let the bartender look after your Friday night needs. Picture: simon—sees.Source:Flickr IT’S Friday afternoon — when we all start to get a little bit excited for the weekend, and when we start counting down the minutes until happy hour, wine time, beer o’clock. Forget the local pub up the road, this […]

Sarah Hyland is making the most of her holidays

The Karisma Resort overwater bungalows.Source:Supplied MODERN Family star Sarah Hyland and her boyfriend Wells Adams have been sharing snaps from their summer holiday and it’s as lavish as you’d expect. Instagram posts show the pair relaxing at the Karisma resort, El Dorado Maroma, Mexico, where Page Six reports the couple stayed in the luxurious overwater […]

Sexiest hotels in the world at travel industry show LE Miami

They don’t call it luxury for nothing. The Hotel Mar Ardentro. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied SLEEK interiors, room service, a huge king bed, and a Do Not Disturb sign for the door. Sexy hotels are more accessible than ever thanks to the explosion of boutique hotels. But in a sea of hip hotels with playful design, what […]

Six extravagant flight perks that will ruin economy class for you

Emirates’ in-flight shower room takes mile-high comfort to a whole new level. Picture: Pyonko OmeyamaSource:Flickr IN 1970, Hugh Hefner’s Playboy jet was celebrated for its on-board disco and fur-lined circular bed. Since then, the wow factor offered in some airlines has only increased. For example, in Casey Neistat’s recent video about a $24,000 first-class Emirates […]

Six star luxury: One of Africa’s most lavish resorts where rooms cost up to $10,000 per night

A general view of the lobby at the One & Only Cape Town resort. Picture: Chris Jackson/Getty Images.Source:Getty Images IT’S a luxurious six star resort that saw Mariah Carey flown in to serenade guests, including Nelson Mandela, Sharon Stone, Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman and Robert De Niro, at the grand opening in 2009. The lavish […]

Stunning new hotel on the Seine

AN INCREDIBLE floating hotel has just opened on the picturesque river Seine in Paris. Called OFF and within a walking distance of Quasimodo’s Notre Dame, the floating hotel isn’t your average getaway. Situated on the left bank of the river near to Austerlitz station, it’s in a vibrant area of Paris known for its multicultural […]

Stunning videos make your trip look like something from a movie

Think your holiday snaps are good? These guys take it to the next level.Source:Supplied YOU’VE arrived at an exotic location. The sun is setting and there’s a cocktail in your hand. You’re on the trip of a lifetime, and you’re going to make incredible memories. The only thing worrying you is how to capture it […]

The $337m superyacht in the middle of an international scandal

The luxury yacht Equanimity seen in Benoa harbour in Bali, Indonesia. Picture: AP/Ambros Boli BeraniSource:AP A LUXURY yacht allegedly bought with money stolen from the multibillion-dollar looting of a Malaysian state investment fund has arrived at a Malaysian port. The $337 million yacht, Equanimity, seized by Indonesia off Bali in February in co-operation with the […]

The Australian astronomer with the best job in the world

This is how Mike Dalley spends his days.Source:Supplied THE phrase “best job in the world” has been touted around quite often, but when it comes to enviable occupations, they don’t come any better than Mike Dalley’s. As resident astronomer across two of the most luxurious resorts in the Maldives, Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani, the […]

The ‘best’ hotel in the world is hidden in a suburban Australian beachside village

What happens when the old-school Aussie hotel, Halcyon House, becomes a hotel du jour? It wins a zillion awards including the Mr & Mrs Smith ‘best’ gong Pic: SuppliedSource:News Corp Australia Two Australian hotels have taken out the biggest gongs in the annual awards shelled out by cool-school travel site, Mr & Mrs Smith. What […]

The best job in the world — but it’s still hard work

Tim Mayoh held the best job in the world for five years, but recently quit to spend more time with his young family.Source:Supplied IMAGINE travelling the world and getting paid to review the best hotels on the planet — testing every massage, tasting every cocktail, enjoying Michelin-star meals and five-star suites in every city. It […]

The first ever ‘convertible’ private jet takes luxury travel to insane new levels

The carriage has its own dining area, cinema zone and double bed.Source:Supplied LUXURY travel just got even more lavish — thanks to an incredible new model of private jet. The ‘convertible’ aircraft features a clear ceiling, allowing passengers to gaze out at the sky above them. Passenger’s can enjoy the gorgeous view or kick back […]

The glamour of flying is over: it’s time to rediscover train travel

Thousands of people were stuck in Florida after Spirit Airlines cancelled 300 flights this week. Picture: Joe Raedle / Getty Images/AFPSource:AFP AUSTRALIANS are generally good sports when it comes to air travel. Forced to take long-haul flights if we want to go anywhere overseas except New Zealand, Indonesia or a handful of South Pacific islands, […]

The hilarious diary of a mum on a health retreat

This is what people think happens on a yoga retreat. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied MY THREE small children keep me pretty busy. What with cleaning the blood off the trampoline, running a short order kitchen, and negotiating, every night, whose turn it is for the ‘Cuddle Me’ hot-water bottle, it’s non-stop action around here. I also work […]

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