How to book the best Halong Bay tour in Vietnam…

Trust me, there are hundreds of shady outfits out there, dodgy tour operators in Hanoi who will take your money and happily let you board a chunk of rotten plank, and feed you dog as you do your best not to fall overboard your 'cruise ship' in Halong Bay. If you want to see this place, it pays to do it properly. We heard several horror stories and did some extensive research before booking with Blue Dragon Tours and the...Read More

Why cruising is not just for old people: Punta Arenas to Ushuaia on the good ship Cruceros Australis Stella

Cruising. You might think it’s for old people… and you’d be right. But before you go all huffy and puffy and think ‘well, I’m young and in my prime, why in god’s name would I launch myself out to sea on a ship of wrinkly, bingo-loving bird-watchers?’, just you stop for a moment and re-evaluate. Let’s look at it in a different light. Cruising is cool because of the old people. There. I said it. And let me tell you...Read More

A millionaire’s launch party…

Just as I expected, planning a book launch is not going to be easy. I thought I found an awesome place yesterday, right in the funky depths of Sydney’s Surry Hills, called Souk In The City. How fitting! But I just got an email back: "Thank you for taking interest in Souk in the City, and for the opportunity of hosting your upcoming Book Launch function on Thursday 3rd February 2011 for approx 50 -60 guests. The Price per person...Read More