May/June Travel Deal to Sydney Starting at $1699 Including Airfare

Vivid Sydney Lighting the Sails

Want to experience Sydney as a psychedelic wonderland? This spring is your chance. With great travel deals and exciting cultural events, Australia may just be one of the season’s top destinations. Travelscene is offering incredible savings on a seven-night trip this spring with rates from $1699, including airfare.  Australia’s largest and most famous city is […]

My Sydney Detour

Johnny Jet in Sydney!

G’day! If you’ve been following me on Facebook or Twitter then you know I was Down Under last month filming some (short) fun videos in the Northern Territory and South Australia. So I didn’t look like a zombie on camera I went down a day early and spent a night in one of my favorite […]

The Park Hyatt Sydney

Park Hyatt Sydney Oct 2012 -019

I wasn’t planning on writing a post about my Sydney lodging since I was only there for a night but because it was one of the nicest rooms I’ve ever stayed in I felt compelled to share my experience and photos. The Park Hyatt Sydney reopened last March after a $65 million renovation and everything […]

City Insider: Sydney


Ever wish you knew the inside scoop before visiting a new destination? Now you can! We’ve reached out to our favorite locals and tour guides from all over the world for their insider tips. In the City Insider Q&A, they’ll let you in on the spots that should be on your must-see and -do list! […]

Los Angeles to Sydney on Virgin Australia

My seatmate

The moment you step on one of Virgin Australia’s 777-300 planes all the anxiety about a 14-hour flight goes away. The flight attendants are so nice and their product is amazing – especially in business class. Here’s my play-by-play of last night’s flight from Los Angeles to Sydney. Trip: LAX-SYD Airline: Virgin Australia Aircraft: 777-300 Scheduled […]

Top 10 Aussie Eco Adventures

Intercontinental Sydney

Remember when eco-travel meant cold showers, scratchy towels and compost toilets. Luckily, such cruel sacrifices are a thing of the past – and one country, Australia, is leading the charge in eco-luxury travel. If you are heading Down Under, check out these eco-luxury hotels and resorts – where you can be pampered while leaving only […]

Hamilton Island, Austrailia


G’day, mates! I’m back in one of my favorite countries: Australia. I’m here for a few reasons. One is to checkout V Australia’s new service (it’s amazing and I wrote about it last week), and another is to revisit an island I haven’t been to in years but often long for; it’s like Fantasy Island (minus […]

My Top 2009 Hotel Rooms


Copacabana Palace — Rio De Janeiro, Brazil The most prestigious hotel in South America is the Copacabana Palace. It was built in 1923 and practically every celebrity (Tom Cruise checked in just after we checked out) or dignitary who has visited Rio has stayed here. Here’s my trip report. JW Marriott — Guanacaste, Costa Rica […]