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Barrosa Valley near Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide - Adelaide, Australia - Adelaide is the capital and most populous city in the Australian State of South Australia. It is Australia’s fifth-largest city in Australia and it continually ranks high as a livable city, being in the Top 10 in The Economist's World's Most Livable Cities index. As a tourist town, I found it lacking luxury hotels and great restaurants, but did find that its location near the Barossa Valley made it the perfect place to be based as I toured the areas wineries. While in Read More

Gold Coast, Australia

Gold Coast - Gold Coast, Australia - Located in the southeast corner of Queensland, Australia, the city of Gold Coast is the second most populous city in the state and the sixth most populous city in the Australia. Gold Coast City is known for its sunny subtropical climate, popular surfing beaches, expansive waterway and canal systems, a skyline dominated by high-rise apartment buildings, a peaceful rain forest surrounding the west of the city, an active nightlife and its wide variety luxury hotels and asso Read More

Haymand Island - Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Great Barrier Reef - Great Barrier Reef, Australia - The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is the world's largest coral reef system and is composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 1,600 miles. The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland in northeast Australia. The Great Barrier Reef is not only home to countless species of fish and sea life but also home to a vast number of luxury hotels and resorts. During my trip through Australia, I had the opportunity to Read More

Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne - Melbourne, Australia - Melbourne is the capital of the State of Victoria and the second largest city in Australia. With that said, you can be assured that Melbourne has a large variety of five-star, luxury hotels and a huge array of restaurants. During my short trip to Melbourne, I stayed at the Park Hyatt Hotel and dined at a variety of restaurants but disappointingly, none were worth mentioning. I will be headed back to Melbourne in the Spring of 2010 so be sure to check back again as we will Read More

Songbirds in the Forest, Mount Tamborine, Australia

Mount Tamborine - Tamborine Mountain, Australia - Located 70 Kms. south of Brisbane, Tamborine Mountain is home to about 6500 residents, the beautiful Tamborine National Park and one of the best restaurants in all of Australia, Songbirds in the Forest Restaurant. During a recent trip to Australia to review a selection of luxury hotels, I took a break and headed up to Mount Tamborine to experience Songbirds for myself. You can see my restaurant review of Songbirds in the Forest below. Read More

Sydney Opera House - Sydney, Australia

Sydney - Sydney, Australia - As the largest city in Australia, Sydney has something to offer everyone: five-star restaurants, luxury hotels, beautiful beaches, a nearby wine region, the Sydney Opera House, Taronga Park Zoo, the Botanical Gardens, the Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Tower plus a multitude of cafes, bars and eateries. On my short trip to Sydney, I had the opportunity to review two different luxury hotels and chic and trend sushi restaurant as well as an Italian Restaurant that failed to impr Read More