Author Archives: Kristen

HotelsCombined Announces the Top Aussie Travel Bloggers for 2013

As travel industry experts, the team here at HotelsCombined follow a number of travel blogs to help keep up-to-date on all the latest trends and gadgets. As an Australian owned and operated enterprise, we are naturally drawn to Aussie storytellers. … Continue reading

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Suite Culture: A Chat with The Art Series Hotels’ Curator

Australia’s art scene is one-of-a-kind and there are few organizations that celebrate its unique flavour quite like Melbourne’s Art Series Hotels. A trio of three high-end properties inspired and named after famed artists Adam Cullen, John Olsen and Charles Blackman, … Continue reading

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Introducing Australian Travel Diva Extraordinaire – SheGoes!

Here at HotelsCombined, we’ve recently become besotted with Emma Gardiner’s quirky Aussie travel/lifestyle/culinary blog. From heartfelt musings on relationships to suggestions for a “kick ass” Canberra weekend getaway, there is never a dull post in the SheGoes arsenal – moreover, … Continue reading

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Dishing With Lindsay: Meet the Lucky Lady Paid to Eat Out Every Day for a Year!

It’s every foodie’s dream job – a gig that involves eating out at a different restaurant every day for a year and getting paid $50,000 to boot.  Add on a one-year gym membership as well as living expenses, and you’re … Continue reading

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Expert Advice: Dan and Audrey from Uncornered Market Share Travel Tips with the HotelsCombined Community

Dan and Audrey from major travel blog Uncornered Market are a professional writer/photographer team who have visited a whopping 75 countries in the last six years! With all that trekking around the globe, these nomads are naturally full of helpful … Continue reading

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He’ll Make you An Offer You Can’t Refuse: Meet “The Godfather” of the Hotel Industry

Victor Baraya might not order anyone to “sleep with the fishes” or have devotees kissing his ring finger, but the concierge’s powerful connections and inside knowledge of the hospitality industry have earned him the same awe and admiration that made … Continue reading

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Walking on the Wild Side: Expert Vagabond Matthew Karsten Talks Adventure Travel

Matthew Karsten’s blog, The Expert Vagabond, is not for the faint of heart. In it, the professional photographer details his hair-raising travel experiences which include the likes of downhill mountain biking, skydiving and canyoning (he also doesn’t shy away from … Continue reading

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Travelling as a Couple Without Breakdowns or Breakups (with Travels4Couples)

Travel can certainly bring out the best in people, but it can oftentimes bring out the worst too. With stressful obstacles such as lost luggage, language barriers and noisy hotel neighbours to contend with, it’s not unusual for tempers to … Continue reading

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Where to Stay This Christmas: The Top Ho-Ho-Hotels for Holiday Cheer

Break out the mistletoe and eggnog –the most wonderful time of the year is once again around the corner! And for those about to embark upon a yuletide vacation away from home, we’ve listed the merriest hotels around the globe … Continue reading

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Tots in Tow: Family Blogger Jamie Pearson Talks Kid-Friendly Travel

Travel ain’t what it used to be – gone are the days when families with young children were banished to theme park destinations and buffet restaurants. Today, a whole new range of kid-friendly travel options are available and knowledgeable trendsetters … Continue reading

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