Robert Upe

Robert Upe


Skiing in Aspen Colorado: powder room

Robert Upe Aspen, Colorado, is now four distinct ski resorts, writes Robert Upe.

Western Australia

Twenty reasons to visit Albany

Sunset at Middleton Beach

Robert Upe The coastline near Albany has some outstanding beaches. Little Beach, in Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve, is sometimes referred to as the best in Australia.


Nothing as it seems: Singapore's worst-kept secret

Singapore bar

Robert Upe When in the island city state remember not to judge a book by its cover, writes Robert Upe.

New Zealand

New Zealand: Pinnacle of health

Robert Upe Robert Upe embarks on an unexpectedly rewarding journey of denial and depravation.

New Zealand

New Zealand: Luxury in the Lime light

ROBERT UPE A luxury boutique lodge in New Zealand's South Island has just reopened in time for the snow season with new owners focusing on outdoor adventures delivered in style and comfort.


Wild world on water: how cruising is going to extremes

True North

Robert Upe Think cruising is about lying by the pool on a deck chair? Think again.


Flight test: Jetstar business class

flight test jetstar, business class Melbourne to Tokyo

Robert Upe It's a far cry from the lie-flat seats business travellers now expect, but it's a lot cheaper too.


Swiss International Air Lines announce first allergy-free airline

Illustration: Letch

Robert Upe Swiss International Air Lines is to become the world's first certificated allergy-friendly airline.


Top budget tips to keep holidays costs down

Travel during off-peak times.

Robert Upe Holidays can be expensive, but there are some secrets to keeping your costs down.


Frequent Flyer: Alison Lester

ROBERT UPE Alison Lester is a best-selling writer and illustrator of children's books.


Frequent Flyer: Tom Griffith

ROBERT UPE Tom Griffith, co-founder of Emma & Tom's Australian-owned natural wellbeing drinks and snacks.

Gallipoli service 'mayhem' warning

Lone Pine Gallipoli

Robert Upe A ballot to limit numbers at next year's Anzac Day centenary dawn service at Gallipoli may not head off mayhem, a leading war historian and battlefields tour operator has warned.


Luxury cruise liner Queen Mary 2 forced to berth at industrial dock

The Queen Mary 2 at Webb Dock.

Robert Upe If you think parking problems are bad on Melbourne’s streets, wait until you get on to Port Phillip Bay.

New Zealand

One day three ways: Queenstown

Robert Upe Oysters, gondolas and five-star lodges shine in the resort town on the South Island.


Weekend Away: Tewksbury Lodge, Porepunkah

Robert Upe Robert Upe checks into a riverside log cabin in mountain country.


Chairman's last stand

Robert Upe Tiananmen Square is one of the few places left where the former dictator's influence remains unshakeable, writes Robert Upe.


Weekend Away: Adelphi Hotel, Melbourne

Iconic ... the Adelphi's 25-metre glass-bottomed lap pool that juts out over Flinders Lane.

Robert Upe With spoon at the ready, Robert Upe checks into the dessert-themed Adelphi Hotel in Melbourne.


Flight test: Dragonair economy class


Robert Upe The food standard is above the usual economy class offering. Wine is served willingly and a top-up glass is also brought later.


To heaven - and to hell - you ride

Telluride Colorado

Robert Upe The freewheeling spirit of the west is in the air at Telluride, writes Robert Upe.


Review: Australia's first Tune Hotel

Tune Hotel Melbourne

Robert Upe An offshoot of AirAsia, they're known as the 'budget airline' of hotels. So how does Australia's first Tune Hotel measure up?