What’s not included in that all-inclusive luxury cruise

You’ve got a butler.  The fine dining’s covered. Sarah Loughlin explores the extra charges that can still crop up on an all-inclusive luxury cruise. What do you give the cruiser who already has everything? That’s the dilemma of luxury cruise lines chasing a well-heeled client who just expects a butler, champagne on ice and aContinue reading “What’s not included in that all-inclusive luxury cruise”

Getting to know Saigon

Saigon is busy. The energy and the atmosphere of the city, especially the centre, is electric. Bustling with people, bikes and cars. No matter what time of day it is, there is always something going on. Most tourists that visit Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon as it is also known, spend their time inContinue reading “Getting to know Saigon”

Gold Coast’s Prettiest Walks

Whether walking on a Saturday morning is your weekly fitness ritual or your hangover cure, now that summer is here it’s time to get out and about on the Gold Coast! To help you in your quest, we’ve rounded up seven of our favourite pretty walks from leisurely strolls to sweaty hikes. Read More…

NEWS: Cruise River Insurance

Companies such as Scenic, Avalon, and Viking have teamed up with travel insurance companies to create specialist cruise insurance which will now be sold as part of your holiday. From 2017 any cruise booked with Scenic will include a River Cruise Guarantee which will cover you for any delays, diversions, or cancellations whilst cruising. Read More…

The Cruisers Sporting Guide to 2017

If you love your Aussie spectator sports you will agree that just a few days a year is not enough for most events. Why not turn your favorite annual sports fixtures into a weeklong affair, surrounded by like-minded sports lovers, reliving, discussing, and assessing the games and races over a poolside cocktail? Combine your loveContinue reading “The Cruisers Sporting Guide to 2017”

The beginners guide to choosing a cruise

It’s Plan A Cruise month and cruise newbies everywhere are knee-deep in cruise brochures trying to decide which cruise line to choose. As well traveled cruisers know, the cruise line is important – but don’t be fooled into thinking all cruise ships of the same line are created equal. Here are a few things toContinue reading “The beginners guide to choosing a cruise”

Top Three Secret BBQ Spots on the Gold Coast!

Read the October 2016 edition of my monthly column Tourist in my Town featured in Blank GC magazine. This month I have been hunting down the best BBQ spots on the Gold Coast…. Read More… To see my previous Tourist in my Town posts click here.

Cruise Planner 2016-2017: How Suite It Is…

Check out my feature on the latest accommodation innovations on cruise ships, part of Cruise Passenger’s Cruise Planner 2016-17. Read the feature on page 22 of the Cruise Planner. To see more of my travel features on cruising, click here.

Cruise Planner 2016-2017: The Sky’s the Limit

Check out my feature on the latest incredible and innovative activities on cruise ships, part of Cruise Passenger’s Cruise Planner 2016-17. Read the feature on page 20-21 of the Cruise Planner.

Summer Cycles: A Two Wheeled Olympic Adventure

Sarah Loughlin follows the 2012 Olympic Road Race Route to explore the beautiful Surrey hills, the River Thames and the Royal Parks. There is nothing better than sailing past standstill traffic on your bike, feeling very smug from the cycle path, taking in a bit of sun and fresh air, while the angry car dwellersContinue reading “Summer Cycles: A Two Wheeled Olympic Adventure”