Island in our region named Dark Sky

Which island has become the first in the world to be designated an International Dark Sky Sanctuary, in a bid to protect its night skies for present and future generations? Clue: It isn’t that far away from Australia, but it’s not Australian territory.
Great Barrier Island (not to be confused with the Great Barrier Reef) is located 100 kilometres north-east of central Auckland, New Zealand. READ FULL STORY HERE

Cuba’s hottest new openings and imminent launches

This North American island has been increasingly on the must-visit lists of travellers in recent years – but now with a spate of hotel openings and imminent launches offering a level of world-class service and comfort that it previously lacked, Cuba’s ready to become the world’s next hot luxury destination. READ FULL STORY HERE

Celebrity Cruises sweeps Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards five years running

For the fifth year running, Celebrity Cruises’ one-of-a-kind wine program has been recognised by the Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards, claiming nine awards in 2017. Celebrity’s entire fleet of ocean vessels were awarded, making the brand’s wine collection the most awarded at sea. READ FULL STORY HERE

Window seat

WE’VE heard of catching crabs while on vacation, but a traveller has taken it too far. While conducting routine checks at Boston Airport, TSA officials discovered a 9kg live lobster in a passenger’s luggage. READ FULL STORY HERE