The Gypsy Cottage

The Gypsy Cottage

Tucked away in the hinterland west of the Gold Coast and Brisbane is a quaint little village by the name of Rosewood. Although the village is full of yesteryear charm it was our stay at the nearby Gypsy Cottage that had me excited.  I had seen the most gorgeous images of the cottage, and I knew we Continue reading

Rae’s On Watego’s – Byron Bay Nostalgia

Rae’s On Watego’s – Byron Bay Nostalgia

During our recent trip to Australia, I had the pleasure of enjoying some of the East Coast's most gorgeous luxury resorts and restaurants.  Our trip had been planned to highlight some of the more interesting luxury options for readers wanting a gourmet getaway. In Byron Bay, we were checking into an Continue reading

Road to El Nido with Daytripper

Road to El Nido with Daytripper

Hello and kumusta (how are you), dear GG readers?! Are you like the Gourmet Getaways team in planning most of our travels ahead of time? Do you want to relax and enjoy the moment while traveling? Today I'm taking you to one of the most popular island destinations in the Philippines – El Continue reading

Cafe Elan High Tea & Day Spa

Cafe Elan High Tea & Day Spa

Chateau Elan is my idea of the perfect romantic getaway. The 5 star luxury property is located in the Hunter Valley and surrounded by established vineyards. Rather than wine tasting, I have organised a day of pampering for hubby and myself. Our day started at 8.30am in The Day Spa on the Continue reading

Chateau Elan – Hunter Valley

Chateau Elan – Hunter Valley

As we meandered our way through the Vintage Estate, in Pokolbin, we passed by the most perfectly manicure lawn and gardens. Mr GG and I were on our way to Chateau Elan, a prestigious 5 star, luxury property in the Hunter Valley.  The tranquility of the tree lined golf course hugging the road, and Continue reading

Peppers Convent – Hunter Valley

Peppers Convent – Hunter Valley

Peppers Convent in the Hunter Valley is an easy 2 hour drive from Sydney and makes a beautiful base to explore the local vineyards. As the name suggests, the building started life as a convent, and housed the Brigidine nuns. The convent was built in 1909 and at that time it was located in Continue reading

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

Ever wanted to escape for a romantic Gourmet Getaway.  A "no fuss" mini break with wine, pampering and lots of rest a relaxation. I have just the location! The Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is a short 2 1/2 hour drive from Sydney and is situated on the Hunter Valley wine trail. Winding our Continue reading

Goodbye Spirit of Tasmania

Goodbye Spirit of Tasmania

Goodbye Spirit of Tasmania, goodbye Tassie! Nothing beats cruising! The lure of the ocean is obviously in my blood.  Just boarding Spirit of Tasmania I felt a wave of relaxation wash over my body.  Our holiday had begun. The luxury of our romantic suite signaled the commencement of our Continue reading

Tamar Valley Wine Tasting Tasmania

Tamar Valley Wine Tasting Tasmania

Did you know the Tamar Valley wine region is the the oldest wine-producing region in Australia? With more that thirty cellar doors spread over 170 km, the Tamar Valley produces 40% of Tasmanian wines. We have been enjoying these elegant, cool climate wines so much we are dedicating our final Continue reading

Nirwana Pan Pacific Bali Accommodation Review

Nirwana Pan Pacific Bali Accommodation Review

The Nirwana Pan Pacific Bali has been designed as an all inclusive destination. Everything is available for guests to enjoy an indulgent relaxing holiday, without the need to leave this picturesque property. The resort is set on 103 hectares of gently undulating grassy green hills, with Continue reading

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