Author Archives | Emma McMahon

About Emma McMahon

Emma’s been reading, writing and dreaming about travel for over two decades. English by birth, Aussie at heart and Brazilian/Japanese by marriage, Emma needs little excuse to jump on a plane in search of adventure. When not writing about travel (or sampling it first hand!), Emma plays dress-up with her three-year-old daughter and teaches yoga in Melbourne, Australia.

Top Ten Spiritual Places Around the World

Even if you consider yourself nonspiritual or nonreligious, experiencing the atmosphere and devotion of pilgrims in some of the world’s most holy places is a remarkable and sometimes life changing experience. Here’s our list of some of the world’s best-known spiritual places around the world:

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July 9, 2012 by | 1 Comment

[VIDEO] Spirit of Melbourne Cruise

Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise

A dinner cruise down Melbourne’s Yarra River is a novel way to dine and offers the opportunity to see this attractive city from the water.

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September 28, 2011 by | Comments Off on [VIDEO] Spirit of Melbourne Cruise

Top 5 Health & Wellness Retreats

Chiva-Som Health Resort

In an increasingly busy world, spas & health retreats are fast becoming one of the most popular vacation choices for the health conscious and burned out traveller. From indulgent spas attached to luxury hotel resorts to the complete health retreat experience, there are plenty of accommodation options to pick from when choosing where you want […]

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May 25, 2011 by | 1 Comment

How to Stay Healthy When Traveling


Nothing ruins a holiday more than getting sick. While some illnesses are largely unpreventable, being aware of the risks and taking a few precautions before you go can make all the difference. Here are a few basic tips for staying healthy on the road.

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April 11, 2011 by | 4 Comments

Packing: 10 Things NOT to Forget

Airport Layover

For some last–minute types packing for a vacation involves stuffing a handful of items into a suitcase and running out the door. For others, it is a process that requires meticulous planning, a detailed list and piles of stuff laid out on the bed. Whichever packing camp you belong to (or somewhere in between…), less […]

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March 22, 2011 by | 5 Comments