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Cindy Bingley-Pullin

Freelance Features Writer

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"The more you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go."
- Dr. Seuss

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TRAVEL

NOMADS MAGAZINE
05/15/2019
A Digital Nomad in Pulau Batam - NOMADS MAGAZINE

With the rise of the digital nomads and remote jobs, all you need for location freedom is a laptop and a decent wi-fi connection. Enter the "work-cation", a vacation where one spends part of their time getting work done.

NOMADS Magazine, NYC
12/04/2018
Spiritual Retreats in Ibiza

Supersized yachts, celebrity DJs, glitzy beach clubs, and overpriced sushi with cocktails. Ibiza, Spain is a destination world-renowned for wild parties and excess, but there is also a milder and more intriguing side to this Balearic island that travelers have long been drawn to.

International Traveller
06/15/2018
Peaceful Paradise

In search of some serious relaxation after a fun Phuket holiday, Cindy Bingley-Pullin finds a sanctuary that perfectly blends solitude and style.

Jetstar Australia
06/01/2018
Taste of Thailand

Rich in history, culture and culinary delights, as well as tropical sands and sun, little wonder Phuket is a magnet for tourists

Fitness First magazine, Australia
01/15/2018
Rise of fitness wellness

A fitness wellness retreat will speed up your recovery and boost your fitness at the same time. Cindy Bingley-Pullin reports

The Big Bus tour and travel guide
7/11/2017
Review: Hunter Valley wine tasting tour with Tastes of the Hunter

The Hunter Valley offers access to hundreds of wineries and cellar doors, and a growing range of gourmet food experiences. Not sure which ones to visit? These Hunter Valley wine tasting tours will introduce you to several of the best options. All you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy.

The Big Bus tour and travel guide
11/26/2016
Ten moments not to miss in Byron Bay

There’s certainly something special about Byron Bay, with its unique mix of good vibes and sophisticated seaside chic. Here, tie-dye wearing hipsters reside comfortably next to fashionable foodies, and Cindy Bingley-Pullin checks in with ten moments not to miss in this iconic Aussie coastal retreat...

The Big Bus tour and travel guide
08/16/2016
Amatara Resort & Wellness: Phuket spa resort treatments you'll love

Himalayan salt caves. Singing bowls. Pranayama. Cindy Bingley-Pullin checks in from the Amatara Resort & Wellness in Phuket to bring us up to speed on the amazing range of spa treatments on offer to revitalise world-weary wanderers...

International traveller magazine
07/04/2016
Kuala Lumpur's most eclectic eats

As the cliché goes, the way to a Malaysian's heart is through the stomach. Due to its multicultural population and a diverse heritage spanning from colonial to colourful, Malaysia has a rich culinary history that ensures food is both the centrepiece of celebrations and a highlight of everyday living.

Fitness First Magazine
07/11/2016
Rise of the mummies' retreat - Fitness First Magazine

Resorts are starting to cater for almost every need - and the latest is mums wanting a break from the kids. If you're a mum, Cindy Bingley-Pullin explains why you'll want to visit a mummies' retreat like the Amatara Resort and Wellness in Phuket. Work commitments, family responsibilities, social obligations.

The Big Bus tour and travel guide
07/11/2016
Review: Kings Cross walking tour with Urban Adventures - The Big Bus tour and travel guide

'The red globe of light, the liquor green...you find this ugly, I find it lovely,' wrote the eminent Australian poet Kenneth Slessor in his William Street poem. Slessor's words - penned in 1939 - pay homage to Sydney's Kings Cross, which even then was awash with garish neon signs and fast gaining a reputation as a seedy red light district.

International Traveller magazine, Australia
03/01/2016
Review: Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel, Abu Dhabi

Flying across the globe to Europe is tiring, but add a child to the mix and a stopover becomes an absolute necessity. Cindy Bingley-Pullin finds her oasis from long-haul languish in Abu Dhabi.

The Big Bus tour and travel guide
03/18/2016
Cultural feast: Sydney's Barangaroo and Noma Australia

There are lots of reasons to get excited about the new Barangaroo precinct in Sydney. Not only have six hectares of prime harbour real estate been given to locals and visitors to enjoy, but the redevelopment is forging a new narrative with Indigenous Australia.

The Big Bus tour and travel guide
02/20/2016
Top things to see and do in Kuala Lumpur

In many ways Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia is the ultimate stopover destination: flashy and largely inexpensive five star hotels, great shopping and fabulous food. But dig a little deeper and you'll discover a KL with a fascinating cultural and historic heart. Cindy Bingley-Pullin checks in with a Big Five City Guide of culture, history, food, shopping and relaxation highlights...

Voyeur magazine, Virgin Australia
02/01/2016
Aloha, Kailua

Not far from the bustle of Waikiki, you'll find a charming township that offers a slower-paced side to Hawaiian life.

The Big Bus tour and travel guide
11/27/2015
Things to see and do in Sydney

Assembling a city guide to Sydney is a formidable task that few writers would attempt in our requisite 700 words (our Big Five City Guides are designed to be a very concise guide to experiencing the essence of a destination). Cindy Bingley-Pullin has risen to the challenge.

International Traveller magazine, Australia
11/01/2015
Review: Vomo Island Resort, Fiji

Cindy Bingley-Pullin finds fun and sun enough for the whole family on the luxe Fijian island resort of Vomo.

The Big Bus tour and travel guide
10/29/2015
A guide to the best shopping in London

There's no doubt shopping is an essential element of the travel experience for many of us, but fashion capital London can overwhelm even the most ardent of retail junkies. Our newest recruit Cindy Bingley-Pullin to the rescue with this awesome guide to shopping up a storm in London.

Voyeur magazine, Virgin Australia
08/01/2015
Take a Detour - Vence, France

The Provence town of Vence has a magic that sets it apart from the usual touristy haunts of the French Riviera, and is well worth the detour.

Fitness First magazine Australia
05/13/2013
The Calm before the Storm

In search of somewhere domestic, sunny and a little bit deluxe, Cindy Bingley-Pullin heads to the wonderful Whitsundays for a pre-birth 'babymoon' holiday

Fitness First magazine Australia
01/16/2013
For the Overworked

Burnt out? Head for...Koh Samui, Thailand

Sydney Morning Herald
10/26/2008
Fly the knot

You don't have to wait until your honeymoon for that romantic overseas trip, with today's brides and grooms increasingly using their passports when tying the knot. A church in the Swiss Alps, a beach backdrop in Mauritius or a resort wedding on an exotic Asian island are among recent choices made by Australian couples wanting to say "I do" in another country.

FOOD

International Traveller magazine, Australia
07/04/2016
Char kway teow - Malaysia's most loved dish?

Char kway teow is a popular fried noodle dish in Malaysia. Cindy Bingley-Pullin takes a guided food tour through the streets of Kuala Lumper to find out more about this tasty noodle dish and the proper etiquette on how to eat it.

The Big Bus tour and travel guide
04/18/2016
Review: Sydney Dumpling Bar Tour with Foodi - The Big Bus tour and travel guide

Sydney's majestic Town Hall took 21 years to build. At its completion in the late 1880s, a huge march was held on the streets outside, in protest against Chinese settlers coming to Australia as part of the gold rush. It's an appropriate spot to start this Sydney dumplings food walking tour with Foodi.

Fitness First magazine, Australia
09/22/2014
Fast Food, Guilt-Free

Bypass the drive-thrus and throw away those dodgy takeaway menus...fast food can be good food nowadays.

Townsville Bulletin (Queensland)
01/22/2009
Family, Food and Fun

Chinese New Year celebrated across many ethnic cultures

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