Lisa’s Travel Deal of the Week: Jeeves, get me a Fiji!


Jeeves, get me a Fiji! When this deal landed on my desk, my approval could be encapsulated in just one sentence: ‘You had me at butler service’. Because that is what you get with this 8-night Fiji package. Butler service. Along with flights from Sydney, accommodation in an ocean view room at Outrigger on the […]

The Geography of Beauty: Hot or not?


In some countries, I am considered beautiful, and yet in other countries, I am considered a blubbery, white freak show. The conclusion I have drawn is that beauty is as cultural as anything else. My friend Tennille who is currently living in India recently wrote about a particularly cringeworthy visit to the beauty salon. She was told by […]

Lisa’s Deal of the Week: Island dreaming


Lisa’s Deal of the Week You don’t get much for free these days, but for a limited time is offering every second night for nix at the lush Radisson Resort Fiji on Denarau Island. That means you will pay just $142 per night — a genuine 50% saving off the regular rates of $284 […]

Going swimmingly


One thing that I always associate with travel – or more accurately, holidays – is swimming. Ever since I was a little girl, I have been obsessed with it. There is a photo of me, taken when I was about four years old, that is incontrovertible proof of this fact. I am wearing swimmers and a snorkel […]

Travel Tales: Tim Doyle


Name: Tim Doyle Age: 25 Occupation: Travel Film-maker / Presenter / Adventurer Favourite travel destination and why? Fiji Islands. In 2006, I convinced my university here in Australia to allow me to study at the University of the South Pacific in Suva for seven months. On my weekends I would travel up and down the […]

Travel Tales: Lorraine Elliott aka NotQuiteNigella


Name: Lorraine Elliott Occupation: Food Blogger and publisher of Favourite travel destination? That’s a tough one. I loved Phuket, Finland and New Zealand but for different reasons. Phuket because we stayed at a fabulous resort that arranged for a lot of fun activities for us, Finland because of the complete novelty of a country […]