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  • Australia's first urban resort opens in Brisbane

    Australia's first urban resort opens in Brisbane

    Time for a city escape? There's another reason to visit Queensland's sunny capital, following the opening of Australia's first urban resort in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley. Offering a stylish and relaxing retreat in one of the city's most exciting regions, the new Calile Hotel has plenty to inspire a weekend away.

  • Five-star luxury at InterContinental Samui

    Five-star luxury at InterContinental Samui

    We all have our idea of what makes a place special for those much-needed holidays. For some it might be returning to a favourite river, peaceful valley or rustic hinterland cabin to hibernate; for others, it’s the excitement of skiing down the slopes or climbing a mountain that gets the juices flowing. For me, it’s the lure of a tropical island. I love nothing more than the relaxed pace and the opportunity to slow down and recharge the batteries while wishing life was always this peaceful and comfortable.

  • Room for Two: The Tongsai Bay

    Room for Two: The Tongsai Bay

    As the story goes, it was “love at first sight” when Thai hotelier Khun Akorn Hoontrakul spotted this secluded cove from the sea in 1985. A chance meeting quickly became a full-blown romance when he purchased the land just one week later and starting dreaming up Samui’s first five-star luxury hotel, The Tongsai Bay. 

  • Vietnam’s 5 coolest hotel pools

    Vietnam’s 5 coolest hotel pools

    Say what you will about the opulence of a suite, the serenity of a spa and the magnetism of a bar — nothing shows off a hotel like a pool. With summer in full-swing in Vietnam, we’ve rounded up five of its coolest hotel pools for you to dive right into. From rooftop swimming holes to seemingly gravity-defying infinity pools, these beauties are made for days spent lazing by the water.

  • Byron foodie fave to open in Brisbane

    Byron foodie fave to open in Brisbane

    If you're a Queensland foodie that hasn't yet made the trip to Byron to visit Three Blue Ducks, life is about to get a whole lot sweeter for you. Crossing state borders, the famed Byron Bay eatery will open in the soon-to-be-launched W Brisbane this April.

  • A quick guide to Thailand's top honeymoon spots

    A quick guide to Thailand's top honeymoon spots

    It's no secret that Thailand is a cherished honeymoon hotspot. Thinking of visiting this fantastic destination but not sure exactly where to go? Take a peek at our guide to Thailand's top honeymoon spots...

  • Essential experiences for a Jimbaran getaway

    Essential experiences for a Jimbaran getaway

    If your dream Bali getaway involves visiting beautiful beaches, feasting on fresh seafood by the water and marvelling at majestic temples, Jimbaran (35 minutes south of Ngurah Rai International Airport) is an absolute must-visit.

  • 7 beautiful Nusa Dua resorts for honeymooners

    7 beautiful Nusa Dua resorts for honeymooners

    Whatever style of honeymoon or romantic getaway you're after, you'll find it in Bali. If you're looking for an escape away from the crowds, filled with nothing but chilling out and going for relaxing walks on the beach, the island's Nusa Dua region is the place for you. If you're looking for exciting watersports, foodie adventures or a little retail therapy, there's plenty of that in Nusa Dua too. However you choose to spend your time in this picturesque destination, top it all off with a stay at one of these luxe resorts…

  • Travel Makes You Happy. Durrr.

    Travel Makes You Happy. Durrr.

    We knew it. The key to happiness is through experiences, rather than things – and we recently came across research from Cornell University in New York that confirms it.

  • Hollywood Luxury Meets Counter-Culture at The Redbury

    Hollywood Luxury Meets Counter-Culture at The Redbury

    For couples looking to stay in the silver screen capital of the USA, The Redbury Hotel is situated on the iconic convergence of Hollywood and Vine, below the famous hilltop Hollywood sign. 

  • Room for Two: Sofitel Resort Nusa Dua, Bali

    Room for Two: Sofitel Resort Nusa Dua, Bali

    The luxury hotels lining the golden sands of Nusa Dua's beachfront sport more stars than the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Nowhere else will you find a collection of luxe hotel brands such as St Regis, Westin, Conrad, Laguna – a Luxury Collection Hotel, Grand Hyatt, Grand Aston, Chedi Sakala, Royal Santrian, Nikko and Melia sitting side- by-side: stunning beachfront property after stunning beachfront property.

  • Ten Romantic Experiences in Hawaii

    Ten Romantic Experiences in Hawaii

    We're kind of in love with Hawaii here at H4C – how could you not be?

  • The Way Life Should Be

    The Way Life Should Be

    Laid back and lovely, Maine USA is perfect for a relaxing driving holiday writes Alex McClintock. Just don't forget your lobster bib.

  • Discover New York: The Couples' Guide

    Discover New York: The Couples' Guide

     

    It’s one of the most exciting, romantic places in the world but as the most populous city in the USA, visiting New York can be a daunting prospect, even for the well-travelled couple.  

    Getting the most out of this city is all about the neighbourhood you stay in, and trust us – they are all very different. That's why we've compiled our individual neighbourhood guides to help you get the most out of your couples' holiday to New York.

    Upper West & Upper East Side | Midtown | Chelsea, Greenwich & West Village | East Village to Tribeca | Williamsburg & Brooklyn

     

  • Discover New York: Williamsburg & Brooklyn

    Discover New York: Williamsburg & Brooklyn

     

    Going on a New York romantic getaway or honeymoon with your sweetheart? Our guide to Williamsburg and Brooklyn, two of New York's hippest and most indie locales, will help make your romantic adventure a breeze.

     

  • Discover New York: East Village to Tribeca

    Discover New York: East Village to Tribeca

     

    Going on a New York romantic getaway or honeymoon with your sweetheart? Our guide to the trendiest areas in New York – from the East Village to Tribeca – will help make your romantic adventure a breeze.

     

  • Discover New York: Chelsea, Greenwich & West Village

    Discover New York: Chelsea, Greenwich & West Village

     

    Going on a New York romantic getaway or honeymoon with your sweetheart? Our guide to some of the most quintessential areas in New York City – Chelsea, Greenwich, the West Villages and Meat Packing District – will help make your romantic adventure a breeze.

     

  • Discover New York: Midtown

    Discover New York: Midtown

     

    Going on a New York romantic getaway or honeymoon with your sweetheart? Our guide to one of New York City's most fashionable and busy areas, Midtown, will help make your romantic adventure a breeze.

     

  • Chicago – the City by the Lake

    Chicago – the City by the Lake

    On the shores of the bluer than blue Lake Michigan, Chicago is the perfect choice for a romantic getaway.

  • Discover New York: Upper West & Upper East Side

    Discover New York: Upper West & Upper East Side

     Going on a New York romantic getaway or honeymoon with your sweetheart? Our guide to one of the most luxe areas of New York City – the Upper West and Upper East Side – will help make your romantic adventure a breeze.

  • Rancho Valencia… as good as it gets

    Rancho Valencia… as good as it gets

    Sometimes you discover a place that is so special, it captures your heart. Rancho Valencia, in San Diego is such a place.

    It doesn't take long to fall under the spell of Rancho Valencia – the only Relais and Chateaux member in Southern California. Just 30 minutes north of San Diego, the property is tucked away in leafy Rancho Santa Fe – the third most expensive postcode in the USA – surrounded by olive groves, gum trees and orchards.

  • Top 5 driving holidays in the USA

    Top 5 driving holidays in the USA

    The United States of America is full of incredible driving routes that treat you to beautiful scenery and historic attractions to boot. 

    Here are five of the best for you to tackle - time to take a vacation and hit the road!.

  • Top 5 Vegas Hotels for Two

    Top 5 Vegas Hotels for Two

    The glitz, the glamour, the seemingly endless list of sensational experiences on offer – there's so much to love about a city escape in Las Vegas. Whether you're wanting to really splurge and enjoy the city's electric atmosphere or you're just seeking a relaxing place to stay in the middle of it all, these fantastic hotels will win you over. 

  • All You Need is Love… in Vegas

    All You Need is Love… in Vegas

     

    Las Vegas, or 'Vegas' for short, is not just party central, although Prince Harry and The Hangover might suggest otherwise. It has just about everything for everyone and when it comes to having a romantic city break with your loved one, it is a sure-fire bet.

  • Room for Two: The St. Regis New York

    Room for Two: The St. Regis New York

     

    A New York icon has just been treated to a swanky multi-million dollar makeover. Since opening its doors in 1904, The St. Regis New York has always been a style setter but with freshly-redesigned guest rooms, suites and public spaces under the philosophy 'timeless is modern' the hotel sets a new benchmark.

  • Norfolk Island: The Island that Love Built

    Norfolk Island: The Island that Love Built

    Islands tend to have romantic pasts, but none more so than Norfolk. It's here, in this tiny isle, where a single ring sealed the bonds of forbidden love for history's famous Bounty mutineers, leading to an incredible fusion of cultures. Haven't yet heard the tale? Prepare to fall in love with the romance and sheer beauty of Norfolk Island.

  • Room for Two: Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach

    Room for Two: Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach

    Overlooking one of America's most iconic beaches, Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach brings a shot of chic to the heart of the historic Art Deco district.

  • Romance in the south: Savannah, Georgia

    Romance in the south: Savannah, Georgia

    The USA is high on the travel bucket list for many couples, and for good reason. There is so much to do and see in America, and many couples choose to combine a few destinations, creating their own personal epic USA holiday or honeymoon, to be savoured over several weeks. You can easily get from one side of The States to the other with affordable internal airfares, or make part of your romantic getaway the classic American Road trip ... what an amazing couples holiday, driving some of the classic routes such as Highway 101 or Route 66! 

    With the Aussie dollar still strong, and regular flights  or connecting flights from any capital city, there are some compelling reasons to visit the USA sooner rather than later.

    While you may have read lots about New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Miami, why not consider a part of America that less Australians travel to? A part that is so very different to the more famous cities and regions. The southern states of the USA have a charm all of their own, and are a fabulous complement to any big-city USA honeymoon or romantic getaway, showing a unique side to The States that you would otherwise not see. Often with an incomparable level of warmth and hospitality, you'll likely feel at home as soon as you make a trip down country. 

    One incredibly romantic part of The States is Savannah, Georgia. You might not know a lot about this treasure, but we have a feeling you and your loved one will soon be hankering to make a trip.  Here are some of the features of this lovely city and just why it's a great place for honeymoons and other holidays for couples - regardless of your age or reason for a romantic getaway!

  • Falling in love with New York city

    Falling in love with New York city

     

    New York is one of the world's most iconic cities, full of hustle and bustle, but in all the daily chaos and madness, it is in fact a city of extreme romance. From its sumptuous luxury accommodation and eateries to its amazing vistas, it's a city for falling in love, and a city to fall in love with. 

  • California love: Romance in the sunny state

    California love: Romance in the sunny state

    Sunny California is a haven for romance. These days, more and more loved up couples are heading to America's coolest state for honeymoons or even just a wonderful holiday escape.

    From beautiful beaches to a myriad of activities and pursuits, it's easy to while away the day in Cali. It's a big state, so you'll never run out of things to see and do. 

    Here is just some of what you can get up to as a pair of starry-eyed lovers on your visit. We suggest you get planning now!

  • Top 5 Music Events in 2014

    Top 5 Music Events in 2014

    Whether you are into beats, breaks, ballads or Beethoven, 2014 has a music festival for you.

    Here are five to get you in tune.

     

  • 10 reasons to honeymoon in Las Vegas

    10 reasons to honeymoon in Las Vegas

    While many view Las Vegas as a hedonistic, party destination, it actually has a smorgasbord of charms that make it great for honeymoons!

    Check out these reasons why you should consider making your way to this infamous desert destination after your wedding.

    1)      Dine with a view. See the twinkling lights of Vegas from over 240 metres high at the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel and Tower, home to the Top of the World Restaurant. It rotates as you savour gourmet fare, giving you a 360 degree view of Vegas.

  • Top 5 places to ride in a hot air balloon

    Top 5 places to ride in a hot air balloon

    There are few things more romantic than a sunset or sunrise balloon ride. You'll never forget watching the world go by from high above with your honey.

    Wherever you choose to enjoy such, be sure to book your flight early, and don't let price be the only consideration. Look for an experienced pilot who speaks your language. Consider what time of year the weather's best and try to choose a smaller balloon. A small balloon carries fewer people, and is inherently safer.

    Here are some of the best ballooning spots in the world:

  • Top 5 Places to see the Northern Lights

    Top 5 Places to see the Northern Lights

    According to NASA, 2013 and 2014 are going to be stellar years for seeing the Northern Lights as the sun is being unusually active and sending off the vital solar flares needed to trigger the polar light displays. You still need an awful lot of luck and some planning to see them. Here are five spots to chose from:

  • Three great spots for a winter getaway

    Three great spots for a winter getaway

    A romantic vacation to a mountainous wintry destination will offer solitude, breathtaking views, and, best of all, lots of great opportunities to snuggle in front of a fireplace. 

    For adventurous, outdoorsy couples, few things compare to a mountain getaway with uncrowded slopes and plenty of powder for skiing or snowboarding.

  • Top 10 destinations for proposals

    Top 10 destinations for proposals

    Looking for a creative way to pop the question? Destination weddings may be getting all the attention these days, but a destination proposal makes the moment she says "yes" truly unforgettable as well.

    1. Great Wall of China

    Located on the northern border of China, the Great Wall was steadily constructed from 3rd century BC to the 17th century AD. The awe-striking nature of the wall - which stretches more than 20,000 km - combined with the spectacular views from the top, make for one of the most memorable places you could possibly propose.

  • Yes Sur! Take a Spin Along California’s Fabled Highway One

    Yes Sur! Take a Spin Along California’s Fabled Highway One

    Take a spin along California’s fabled Highway One.

    Greater names than mine have written about the California coastline known as Big Sur – Henry Miller and Jack Kerouac, just to name two.

    And greater lovers than I have been moved by the sky-thrusting coastline and wild waves that have pounded these shores.Tumultuous lovers Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles purchased a cliff top cabin while driving through Highway One that later became Nepenthe Restaurant (more of that later).

  • New York Like a Local

    New York Like a Local

    Planning a trip to fabulous New York City? Local foodie Elyse Pasquale gives the lowdown on the ultimate couples experiences the Big Apple has to offer.

    » Please tell us a bit about yourself, your upcoming projects and your connection to New York.

    I’m a food and travel writer who takes to the skies in search of the world’s best local food. As “Foodie International” I’ve flown more than half a million kilometres in the past three years, eating my way around more than 100 culinary destinations worldwide. When I’m not on the road, I’ve called New York City home for the past 15 years.

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