Taking inspiration from Europe, Asia and areas of the South Pacific, Australia is well and truly a foodie’s paradise. And with our idyllic climate, offering the perfect conditions for everything from exotic fruits to seasonal truffles, it means a global palate will never be disappointed Down Under. Here are our top ten gourmet weekend escapes:
As a Brit abroad and a Sydney resident, I’m often met with perplexed gasps when I mention that I’ve never visited the backpacker Mecca of the Gold Coast. If I’m completely honest, I thought it was all Sambuca shots, sunburn and teenage love affairs, and not at all about chic living, gourmet dining and general sophisticated fabulousness.
Whilst the expression ‘paradise on earth’ is thrown about with reckless abandon, one glimpse at Santorini’s sapphire blue water and pristine white architecture is enough to remind you that this crescent island is truly it. But the only problem in such a place is choosing the right hotels and activities.
Laura Parker takes us on a trip to the Apple Isle, sharing everything from food and wine to wildlife and art.
If you’re keen on having a vine old time, Australia is one of the world’s best destinations for wine tasting and visiting boutique wineries. We take a look at 10 of the best, so you can pick your poison with a little more precision.
If you love a good drop, you probably enjoy stopping at beautiful vineyards when you travel. To help boost your wine collection, and expose you to other fantastic new wine varieties, here are our picks for the vineyards you should definitely throw on your ‘to-visit’ list.
From micro-brews and craft beers to staple favourites, beer is a great reason to come together and celebrate. These festivals take it to the next level and are worth hitting up to see what all the fuss is about and maybe taste a few new ales.
Dining in America can be an intimidating experience for many non-Americans. Everything is cartoonishly oversized. Burritos are a football of rice and beans. Burgers are the size of your face. It’s not unusual to feel defeated before you even start to eat.
On the west coast of New Zealand's South Island sits the town of Greymouth, the largest in the West Coast region and home to the award winning Monteith's Brewery.
Let’s face it: Aussies love to dine out. We are addicted to restaurant openings while staying loyal to our favourite local haunts. Here at TotalTravel, we decided to tap into our social media network to find out where you’re raving about. Here’s what you had to say (posters have remained anonymous for privacy reasons):