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On cloud nine: Luxurious skybars and restaurants worldwideSkyscrapers in major cities come with chic skybars, restaurants with panoramic views and all manner of delightful entertainment - ideal for luxury travel!…

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True adventure: A Lindblad/National Geographic Expedition Cruise to the Galapagos IslandsMeet Deborah Hilton, one of our esteemed independent travel managers. She shares her tales of both tranquil and thrilling times in the Galapagos Islands. …

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Family Boarding is BACK on United Airlines


For parents with young kids, travelling as a family can feel like a Herculean endeavor. Now, United Airlines wants to ease the burden a bit.


The airline announced that from Feb. 15, families traveling with children under the age of 3 will be permitted to board their flights before first class and elite status passengers.


If this policy doesn't sound new to you, that's because it's not. United previously allowed parents with young children to board early but revoked this…

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 Expedition Travel: An experience to get excited about!

Expedition travel is suited to curious and intelligent travellers. An expedition voyage is not a tour or a typical cruise; guests are not herded, and there is not always a set daily timetable. The wonders of the destination, with a focus on the often unpredictable natural world, allows for you to create unique experiences daily. In Antarctica especially, considerable time is left open for exploring. You may encounter orcas or humpback whales breaching and can stay to enjoy the magical sight…

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Experience nonstop Dreamliner service from Australia to the United States with United Airlines


United Airlines began nonstop service from Australia to the United States in 1986 and will celebrate 30 years of service in Australia in February 2016. Today, United serves Sydney with nonstop flights from San Francisco and Los Angeles; and Melbourne with nonstop flights from Los Angeles. The airline offers Australian customers more than 200 daily connections via its San Francisco and Los Angeles hubs to over 90 destinations across the U.S.

In March 2016, United will introduce new Boeing…

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Safety Tips for Women who travel alone


If you’re the adventurous type, or you are thinking about touring the world on your own – for business or pleasure, here are a few tips that might come in handy for women travelling on their own.

Choosing a Hotel

  • Smaller is smarter: you want the staff to be familiar with guests and with you. The smaller the lobby, the more noticeable the loiterers.
  • Aim for a well-trafficked street (neighbourhood restaurants and late-night stores mean traffic, corporate offices mean…

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Explore the world through the Virtuoso Life App

Virtuoso Life, published six times a year, spotlights luxury cruising, top vacation destinations, hotel and resort stays, cultural tours, secret spa retreats, and custom itineraries around the globe. Every issue is designed to surprise and delight even the most experienced traveller.


Check out some recent highlights

  • Le Panier's New Artsy Vibe: Find out where to eat, drink, shop, and stay in Mediterranean Marseille’s hilltop neighborhood. Get Details 
  • 6 of L.A.'s Top Koreatown…

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My World this Month: Nikki in Namibia

What inspired you to travel to this particular destination?

I have always wanted to visit Namibia and was very fortunate to be offered a travel agents' educational tour.  I travelled with 3 agents from the US, 2 from Australia and our South African hostess and we were lucky enough to be there for 11 days.


What piece of advice would you give to any families wanting to visit this destination?

Namibia is a very safe and friendly destination, the landscapes and wildlife are stunning.…

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Michelle Adler & Family in the USA & Mexico

Over the 2015/2016 holiday break, Michelle Adler travelled with her family to Los Angeles, San Diego, Sedona, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley , Page - Antelope Canyon, Las Vegas in USA and
Playa Del Carmen and Cancun in  Mexico.  What an amazing trip!  Check out what Michelle has to say about it all from the weather, to the hotels, the incredible views and also tasting Cactus Fries in Sedona! 



What inspired you to travel to this particular destination?

As a…

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Travel cheat sheets

All you need to know about travelling to the ends of the earth...

If you have ever wanted to know what the local customs are, basic language, where to go, what to see and what foods to try on your next holiday – check out these great Travel Cheat Sheets. They cover countries from Scotland to Sengal, New Zealand to Namibia and Cuba to Croatia.

They are great conversation starters to are also a great way to get your next travel idea from!


 Want to see more Countries?

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5 things you must check on your passport

Plus one other thing you may have always overlooked

You spent weeks arranging yours, or someone else’s holiday as well as spending a small fortune on flights, accommodation and tours only to arrive at the airport and be denied travel because of a technicality with your passport.

Passport-less travel is on the cards for Australians, but until that arrives (and it’ll probably be a long way off) make sure you check these six things on your passport:


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