Holidays

ACT

Weekend Away: Hotel Hotel, Canberra

Katarina Kroslakova finds there's a lot to love about a new Canberra hotel with a memorable name.

Luxe Nomad

Hotel thieves: What can you take from your room?

Hotel

Lee Tulloch Has any hotel guest ever checked out without taking something with them?

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Weekend away: Mt Cotton Guesthouse, Mt Cotton

Simon Holt Mount Cotton Guesthouse takes a refreshingly simple approach to the finer things in life.

Weekend away: B&B Wanulla, Toowoomba

Hannah Tall Everything from the handwritten card on arrival, the drizabone coats aside the front door and crystal port decanter with chocolates in the evening adds to the experience.

Weekend away: Amore on Buderim, Sunshine Coast

Simon Holt Tucked away in a residential back block, Amore on Buderim is an unlikely winner when it comes to romantic seclusion.

Worldwide

How to bring the glamour of travel back

Talabgaon Castle Heritage Resort

Too often, modern-day travel can feel sanitised and rushed, leaving you yearning for the era of gracious, slow-paced touring on a grand scale.

Victoria

Weekend Away: Miller's Hill, Glenrowan

Millers Hill B&B, Glenrowan

Sue Wallace Sue Wallace is deep in Ned Kelly territory at the Miller's Hill B&B at Glenrowan.

Worldwide

The seven deadly sins of travel

Seven deadly sins of travel: envy

Travel broadens the mind - and possibly indulges some of our worst traits, as these writers reveal.

Weekend away: Mantra Sirocco, Mooloolaba

Mantra Sirocco at Mooloolaba opens out to an esplanade of shops and entertainment.

Scott Beveridge Mantra is right in the heart of Mooloolaba Esplanade with the lift opening to an avenue of clothing shops and eateries.

Weekend away: Mantra South Bank, Brisbane

Mantra South Bank's refurb means it's now playing in the accommodation big league.

Simon Holt Mantra South Bank is at the centre of Brisbane’s cultural evolution.

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World's best beaches

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays.

Take a look at the best beaches in the world, as named by TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice awards.

USA

Spend the night in Gianni Versace's Miami mansion

The swimming pool as seen from The Rotunda at Casa Casuarina, the former home of Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace in Miami Beach, Florida.

John O'Ceallaigh Almost 14 years after the designer was shot dead outside the property, Versace's mansion opens as a luxury hotel.

Weekend away: Mantra on Cavill, Surfers Paradise

Kim Stephens It’s all about the view and the design ensures you see it at every opportunity. Lie in bed to take it in or fill the deep spa in the large adjoining bathroom to do so.

Weekend Away: Belmont at Beechworth

Belmont at Beechworth.

Elspeth Callender is drawn into life in Beechworth.

Victoria

Weekend Away: Sofitel Melbourne

Sofitel Melbourne on Collins.

Fiona Carruthers Fiona Carruthers finds elegance on a grand scale at Sofitel Melbourne.

Weekend away: Homewood Cottages, Highfields

Homewood cottages at Homewood, near Toowoomba.

Laura Allen With its homely feel, rustic charm and access to the exquisite Davidson Arboretum, it’s the cottage you always dreamt of having as a child.

Weekend away: Emporium Hotel, Brisbane

Amy Remeikis Being situated just outside the city is a boon – it provides a chance to explore some of the back streets the Valley and its surrounds have to offer.

Melbourne

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.

Mama Holiday

Digital distractions for your kids

Tracey Spicer It's a common question: Is there an app to make kids less annoying on holidays?

Victoria

Weekend Away: Harvest Birregurra Bed & Breakfast

Harvest Birregurra

Anthony Dennis Anthony Dennis finds a B&B with boutique bite at Birregurra in rural Victoria.