Pub of the week: Rudd’s Pub, Nobby

You can see it well before you get to it. From the main road, the red roof stands out – with huge white letters spelling out ‘Rudd’s Pub’. No, not that Rudd. The former Prime Minister has nothing to do with this great little pub in the Darling Downs village of Nobby, about 35 kilometres […]

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8 ways to get through Valentine’s Day

Red roses. Giant teddy bears. Heart-shaped boxes of chocolates. Yep, like it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is just a little over 24 hours away. While Hallmark and florists are busy watching the oncoming cash wave that the St Valentine’s tide brings in every February 14, romantic dinners and long weekends away are predicted to […]

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The hippest designer Brisbane hotels

Hotel chains have heard the cry from savvy travellers opting for boutique digs with charm, and pinpointed Brisbane as the world’s best city to host their new rooms. From a graffiti-covered disused warehouse conversion to sleek sleeping pods high above Queen Street Mall and plush New York-style lofts, these Brisbane hotels are the hippest new […]

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10 eco-friendly places to sleep in Queensland

Born and bred in Queensland, sustainability king and EarthCheck CEO, Stewart Moore, has some clear favourites when it comes to sleeping a lighter shade of green in his home state. In the lead up to World Environment Day on June 5, here are 10 Queensland properties he says offers travellers all the (eco-friendly) fun without […]

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Will Fifty Shades of Grey lead to a ‘babymoon’ boom?

Forget oysters and champagne – it seems bondage is the aphrodisiac of 2012! Following record-breaking sales of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, island resorts, B’n’B’s and hinterland cottages across Queensland are anticipating an influx of expectant parents wanting to take a ‘babymoon’ holiday before their bundle of joy arrives. Back in the day, baby […]

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The best new hotels in Queensland 2016

To say that Queensland’s hotel scene is going through a serious boom, would be an understatement. The flurry of activity has hit Brisbane hard, but up and down the coastline there’s a new swag of hotels already welcoming guests, or on the horizon. Whether it’s five-star fancy, inner-city cool, coastal resort chill, outback beauty or […]

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The quirkiest accommodation in Queensland

Let’s be honest, quirkiness is an attribute not often highly sought after when booking accommodation. The bare necessities usually factor much higher in the ‘must-have’ column for finding places to stay. But in our newfound age of trendy travel experiences, quirky, unusual and extreme are the new ‘breakfast included’, ‘late check-out’ and ‘free Wi-Fi’ of […]

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