Author Archives: Kristen

The Great Outdoors: We Chat Rugged Travel with ‘The Bald Hiker’

Brit travel blogger Paul Steele, a.k.a the Bald Hiker, is certainly no couch potato. The avid outdoorsman has clocked up many miles exploring the picturesque terrain of the United Kingdom and has also trekked around the rest of Europe, North … Continue reading

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The Biggest Baddest Bucket List: We Chat with My Destination about their Awe-Inspiring Travel Contest

Our friends over at major travel blog My Destination set the online world buzzing when they announced their Biggest Baddest Bucket List competition earlier this year. In addition to trekking around the globe with all-expenses paid for six months, the … Continue reading

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Meet Adventure Advocate Ben Southall: The Original “Best Job in the World” Winner!

Back in 2009, Ben Southall was considered the luckiest person on earth when he snagged Tourism Australia’s dream job of becoming the caretaker for the islands of the Great Barrier Reef. Four years later, he still has a career that … Continue reading

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Adventures in Food: We Talk Epicurean Travel with Not Quite Nigella

If you’re on a diet, it’s probably not a good idea to visit Lorraine Eliott’s website. The popular Aussie food blogger, better known as Not Quite Nigella, populates her site with so many delicious food photos and recipes that it’s … Continue reading

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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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