Angela Barby

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Hotel Review: Mercure Kooindah Waters

When I think of weekends away, sunshine, blue skies and sandy beaches come to mind. So where do you go during the colder months? Sure the snow is a great option. Or a wine getaway. Or a snuggly winter escape to somewhere like the Blue Mountains or Yarra Valley.

Valencia Hit List

Forget Madrid and Barcelona, Valencia should be on the top of your Spain hit list. It has (arguably) the best and freshest food, architecture to amaze, plenty of shopping, and culture up the wazoo! What to do: Once you've had your shopping fix get out of the city and start exploring!

Noosa Top 5

Brisbanites may take the hot spot of Noosa for granted, but as a Sydneysider, a week of 30° weather and a shopping strip just off the beach is my idea of heaven! These are my top pick's while in Noosa Heads: 1.

Stopover blues

You're on your way to somewhere wonderful, or you're heading home after a much needed getaway, but there's that pesky stopover and hours of airport boredom before you can get to your destination. Never fear! A stopover can be just what the doctor ordered, to stretch out your legs and do a little exploring.

NT from the Air

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Chilly? Take a snuggle break!

Winter is THE best time of the year for a cosy getaway... think red wine, log fires, cheese and chocolate, massages... sounding good? lastminute lovely Angela rates the best Aussie spots for a snuggle break. Blue Mountains, NSW Things to do Why we love it If you're a nature lover, the Blue Mountains is where it's at.

A weekend at the Sebel Kiama

Nothing beats a weekend away to de-stress, detox and de-clutter after a busy week at work. The sleepy beach town of Kiama makes the perfect spot to do just this, no matter the season. Saturday 11 am -Start off the weekend by taking the hassle free option, catch the train to Kiama.

Daytripping in Perth: a how to guide

As the largest state in OZ, WA has a lot on offer, and a lot of land to cross before you get there. For those of us willing to make the trip and explore the West Coast, there are some truly great rewards.