Cindy Bingley-Pullin

Freelance Features Writer


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



International Traveller
Refreshing Change

Cindy Bingley-Pullin visits an updated Hawaiian classic that places you in the heart of Waikiki and in touching distance of its famous beach.

International Traveller
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.

International traveller magazine
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.

International Traveller magazine, Australia
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.

International Traveller magazine, Australia
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.

Voyeur magazine, Virgin Australia
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.

Voyeur magazine, Virgin Australia
Aloha, Kailua

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

Jetstar Australia
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
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

Fitness First Magazine
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.

Fitness First magazine Australia
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
For the Overworked

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

Top Oz Tours & Travel Ideas
Review: Cruise Whitsundays' ReefSleep

Enjoy an unforgettable two days in the vast embrace of the Great Barrier Reef on Cruise Whitsundays' ReefSleep. Slumber beneath a star-filled sky, and enjoy sumptuous meals and stellar service from your crew

Top Oz Tours & Travel Ideas
Top 10 Things to do in Manly

Famous for its surf-and-sand culture, and straddling both the harbour and coast, the gateway to the Northern Beaches oozes a laidback, casual charm and offers a myriad of indoor and outdoor pursuits. Whether you’re a visitor doing a day trip from the CBD, or a life-long local exploring your own backyard, there’s plenty to see and do on this sun-drenched peninsula.

Top Oz Tours & Travel Ideas
10 Best Things to Do in The Rocks, Sydney - The Big Bus

You can't come to Sydney and not visit The Rocks - the site where the British first settled in 1788, and now one of the city's most captivating and historic enclaves. The Rocks has evolved into a bustling precinct of galleries, boutiques, restaurants and bars. However, its colonial past is still very much on display.

Top Oz Tours & Travel Ideas
10 Best Things to Do in Bondi, Sydney - The Big Bus

Ask any Aussie to compile a list of the country's most iconic landmarks, and chances are, Bondi Beach will be on it. The Sydney seaside suburb, which has long informed the city's laidback psyche, is famous for golden sand, beautiful bodies, celebrity homes, and even a reality TV series.

Top Oz Tours & Travel Ideas
Review: Whitsundays' Whitehaven Beach Cruise - The Big Bus

Looking to book a Whitehaven Beach Cruise in the magical Queensland Whitsundays? Read our review of one of the region's top options with Cruise Whitsundays. Walk on the fine white sand, enjoy a swim, and tuck into a delicious burger lunch.

Top Oz Tours & Travel Ideas
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.

Top Oz Tours & Travel Ideas
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...

Top Oz Tours & Travel Ideas
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...

Top Oz Tours & Travel Ideas
Review: Kings Cross walking tour with Urban Adventures - The Big Bus tour and travel guide

'The red globe of light, the liquor 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.

Top Oz Tours & Travel Ideas
Top Things to Do at Barangaroo Reserve, Sydney

There's a lot to love about the 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.

Top Oz Tours & Travel Ideas
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...

Top Oz Tours & Travel Ideas
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.

Top Oz Tours & Travel Ideas
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.

Ten tips to save you money on a family holiday in 2021 | NeedaBreak

As the days get longer and the weather warmer, our thoughts turn to holidaying in 2021. But with restrictions still in place for overseas travel, and many of us watching our pennies, planning a budget friendly Aussie family getaway has never been more important. Here are ten tips for saving money on a family holiday.

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
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.

Sydney Morning Herald
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.


International Traveller magazine, Australia
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.

Top Oz Tours & Travel Ideas
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
Fast Food, Guilt-Free

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

Townsville Bulletin (Queensland)
Family, Food and Fun

Chinese New Year celebrated across many ethnic cultures