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Desert Dreaming
A veil of ochre-hued dust glitters the perspiration beading our brows as we shave the crests from the dunes. Tube scarves save our nostrils from the sandblasting, as we joyride the sinuous folds of Wadi Rum, Jordan’s lunar-like desert. Bouncing on th
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The Best Wild West
The day begins with a whisper, the wings of a sacred kingfisher skimming the Hunter River for the briefest of seconds. The quiet is heavy, making everything else in the world seem insignificant. Or maybe that’s due to the surrounding immensity, our b
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A Private Affair
“Turtle call!” Just before midnight, I’m startled awake by a WhatsApp ‘ding’. The message is from the unflappable conservation duo Spencer Wyand and Liz Brammer-Robbins, who are nearing the end of their six-month night-patrol stint for the Hawksbill
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Mediterranean Moments
Come 2021, Silversea will launch its 10th ship, Silver Dawn, with a maiden season exploring the Mediterranean. The 596-passenger vessel will begin sailing between Civitavecchia (Rome) and Venice from 22 September, its nine-night journey stopping in G
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Vietnam Ease
We slow to a standstill, our road blocked by a herd of water buffalo. I’m riding pillion on a vintage Vespa, our group of six embarking on an evening Streets & Eats foodie tour. We are on the outskirts of the Vietnamese port city of Hoi An, surrounde
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Lazy Days on A Longship
In a cellar with a cathedral-like Gothic ceiling, we are blessed to be tasting one of the finest wines in France, swirling the ruby Châteauneuf-du-Pape around in our glasses before sampling its earthy, berry flavours. Our private tour has taken us to
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Editor’s Letter
As we go to print with this issue, all of us in Australia are devastated by the fires and the loss of lives, including some of our firefighters. Homes have been burnt to the ground and many other structures severely damaged. An extraordinary number o
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Hidden In Plain Sight
For decades, Sri Lanka has been hiding in plain sight. Years of uncertainty kept the country off travel itineraries, but 10 years after the end of its civil war and following the aftermath of the Easter bombings in early 2019, the country is moving f
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Cruise News
After a two-year hiatus due to an extensive renovation schedule, The Great Escape Charter company will be returning to Australia’s West Coast. The 10-night West Coast Adventure cruise is highly exclusive, running only once a year from Geraldton to Da
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Contributors
Signature Luxury Travel & Style’s editor-at-large, Andrew Conway, is an award-winning journalist with a career spanning almost 40 years in England, the US and Australia. He was honoured last year with the prestigious Cruise Lines International Associ
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Rejuvenate, Relax, Repeat
At Santani Wellness Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka’s first purpose-built wellness resort and one of the world’s best, everything is geared toward nurture. Tucked into the side of a hill and enjoying uninterrupted valley views, the destination spa is deliber
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New Frontiers
Seabourn Venture and a yet-to-be-named sister ship will set sail in June 2021 and May 2022, respectively, designed to tackle the world’s harshest seas. Luxury liner specialist T. Mariotti was charged with delivering the two ships, which will cater sp
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Signature Concierge
After a 10-month renovation, andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge has finally reopened in Namibia. And while the fresh design by South Africa-based Fox Browne Creative is magnificent, it’s the new activities that will really impress travellers. Highligh
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The Revival Of A Grande Dame
The most photographed image of Raffles is of the doormen that greet us as we step out of our limousine transfer from the airport. Resplendent in their traditional uniforms, complete with white turbans, they are indeed a welcoming sight. Our butlers g
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The Signature Q&A IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CRUISECO
What can guests expect on a luxury river cruise, on board and ashore? FIONA DALTON Our guests can expect an ultra-inclusive experience in the most elegant of environments and with the most personalised of service. Coupled with an exceptional experien
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Australia Needs You
It’s tough to overstate the magnitude of this summer’s bushfires. The charred remains of much of our bushland continue to smoulder, and in places like Kosciuszko National Park, which is still recovering from the fires of 2003, vegetation will take de
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Golden Moments
Slurping is the best way to eat your soba noodles, my guide Mari explains as we sit barefoot in a beautiful private dining space that once belonged to a wealthy Japanese baron. And although I was taught quite the opposite when it comes to table manne
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Gourmet / News
After great success during a six-year Sydney residency, the team at NOMAD will be expanding to Melbourne in June 2020. Though forging its own look and feel, the new restaurant will maintain its original philosophy, which is rooted in exceptional loca
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Opera Outdoors
Since it launched in 2012 with its first season of Verdi’s La Traviata, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour has attracted more than 400,000 attendees from across Australia and around the globe, marking the beginning of an annual event that has become one o
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Myanmar Rare
“Can you turn down the sea, please?” jokes Bella, one of our travelling party. It’s late night and the sea in question, the Andaman, is tapping on this jungle shore at remote Kyun Pilar Island. The night silence is so deep that even the slap-and-dash
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Catalonia’s Culinary Creations
You might pick frozen olives exploding with flavour from a bonsai tree, devour veal marrow with charcoal-grilled sea urchin and bok choy and, most astounding of all, savour butter cookie puff pastry filled with cream of Darjeeling tea, lemon madelein
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SIGNATURE / highflyer
Aman Resorts has made travelling to remote regions significantly more comfortable with the launch of the Aman Private Jet. The brand’s Bombardier Global 5000 is available for charter with bespoke itineraries between Aman properties around the world,
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Take The Slow Lane
As Tasmania’s locals like to say, although the bushrangers are long gone, there are still many ways to get held up on the Heritage Highway. Built by convict road gangs in the early 1800s, this route between Launceston and Hobart echoes the faster and
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Vuitton, VA VA Voom!
Australia has had a long love affair with Louis Vuitton. Back in 1986, the star player of France’s LVMH group was the first luxury brand to open a freestanding store in this country: an imposing, multi-level store on the corner of Castlereagh and Kin
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Around The World By Private Jet
What better way to roam than alongside Abercrombie & Kent’s founder? The ‘Around the World with Geoffrey Kent: An Inspiring Expedition by Private Jet (2020)’ tour sees you zip around on a chartered Boeing 757, with exclusive activities when you touch
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Vote & Win A HOLIDAY FOR TWO TO ABU DHABI!
Nominate your favourite hotels and resorts in our 2020 Signature Platinum Awards for your chance to jet off in style to the United Arab Emirates. You and a partner will fly in business with Etihad Airways to Abu Dhabi – the UAE’s innovative cultural
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Legends Of Their Time
Just as fashion has the Hermès ‘Birkin’ bag and Tod’s ‘Gommino’ loafers, so, too, the watch world has its handful of models that have cheated time. They’ve earned their iconic status through industry-changing innovations, a front-row seat in history,
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How I Met Mauritius
It was easy. Mauritius wants to be discovered; its people are natural hosts. On arrival at my hotel, SALT of Palmar, I was welcomed by Melanie and a burst of Camille Walala colour. Check-in was fast and informal, and I learned that Melanie is a forme
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The Wrong Crowd
Shrouded in history and mystery, Venice’s crumbling beauty is impossibly exquisite. We sigh at the gilded Saint Mark’s Basilica and the lacy architecture of the Doge’s Palace, its gleaming duomos and gilded spires having inspired as many sonnets as t
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Celestial Beauty
Humans have looked to the sky since time immemorial. The sun and rain for life-giving sustenance; the planets and stars for navigational guidance; the soft and vibrant hues of dawn and dusk for artistic inspiration. Now one of the world’s most storie
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