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  • Inside Sydney's Sumptuous New Hotel, 1888

    In September, new boutique hotel 1888 landed in Sydney, with an unusual claim to fame: It's the world's first Instagram-themed hotel.

    Posted by Kristine Hansen on December 18, 2013 at 9:31:33 AM EST in Hotels, News
  • Expatriate Tales: Living in Sydney, Australia

    We have all said it (often right around an election, but not always): "that's it, I'm leaving the country." And for many, the destination is Australia. Well this young man did it, and lived to tell the tale.

    Posted by Jimmy Im on February 15, 2013 at 1:13:44 PM EST in New at Fodor's
  • What to Wear: Sydney, Australia

    Angling for a sojourn Down Under this winter? Well, you better know what to wear. Sydney's burgeoning fashion scene is no joke, so take a serious gander at our fashion picks for day and night.

    Posted by Bee Shapiro on December 07, 2012 at 4:45:31 PM EST in Style
  • Swank QT Hotel Opens in Sydney

    Sydney has a plush new landing pad—QT Sydney. The chic, colorful hotel honors the building's former tenant (Gowings department store) with its Gowings Bar & Grill, just one of a few choice eateries within.

    Posted by Kristine Hansen on September 19, 2012 at 11:54:11 AM EDT in News, Hotels
  • 10 Trips for Facing Your Fears

    Whether its heights, speed, wild animals, or something else, we've all got a fear that needs conquering. So why not do it on vacation? These are our top trips for feeling (nearly) invincible.

    Posted by Donna Heiderstadt on September 11, 2012 at 5:02:34 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Design Hotels Opens First Property in Sydney

    Set to open in the iconic Sydney building that once housed Gowings department store and the State Theater, the QT Sydney is Design Hotels's latest sleek, vibrant property worldwide.

    Posted by Deanna Cioppa on June 01, 2012 at 10:20:52 AM EDT in Hotels, News
  • Top 10 Places to Travel this Spring

    From chic new hotels to can't-miss art events, the season's top destinations are blossoming with fresh experiences. Whether you'd like to revel in the music at Prague's spring music festival, taste wines near the vines in Paso Robles, or mingle with Tuscan locals before the summer crowds arrive, these trips are sure to brighten your season.

    Posted by Elissa Richard on February 14, 2012 at 2:00:46 PM EST in Trip Ideas
  • View beautiful coves and exclusive towns on Sydney's favorite coastal walk.

    The Bondi-to-Bronte Coast Walk is a lovely 3½-km (2-mi) cliff walk, popular with just about everyone in the eastern suburbs. Signage explains the flora and Aboriginal history, and the area is the venue for the hugely popular Sculpture by the Sea outdoor art display (held every October and November).

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on March 07, 2011 at 2:00:00 AM EST in Travel Tips Tagged: Arches National Park, denalinationalpark, Vatican City
  • Try Australia & New Zealand's Beauty Buys & Experiences

    From the massive landmass of Australia to the islands of New Zealand, the South Pacific has many unique botanicals that are found nowhere else on earth. With their active lifestyles and increased sun exposure, Aussies and Kiwis understand the power of nature—as traveling skincare enthusiasts will quickly learn. So, the next time you’re Down Under, give your skin a break from surfing or trekking through the bush to explore some of the region’s top skincare products and wellness experiences.

    Posted by Dr. Leslie Baumann on February 24, 2011 at 3:48:17 PM EST in Trip Ideas Tagged: Olympic Penninsula, germany, Nicaragua
  • Swim Some Laps in Sydney's Ocean Pools

    Sydney has many heated Olympic-size swimming pools, some of which go beyond the basic requirements of a workout. Many Aussies, however, prefer to do their "laps" in salt-water ocean pools at Bondi and Manly. Wide, wonderful Bondi (pronounced bon-dye) is the most famous and most crowded of all Sydney beaches; Manly caters to everyone except those who want to get away from it all.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on February 23, 2011 at 1:00:00 AM EST in Travel Tips