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From Melbourne's best kept secrets, to last minute road trips to major international jaunts, we've got your travel needs covered

Neighbourhoods to watch in 2017
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Neighbourhoods to watch in 2017

From new bar openings to avant-garde galleries; hip hotels to nearby nature these five neighbourhoods have more than their fair share going on this year. Stay and play in one on your next big overseas trip.  

Peru is now a fine dining destination
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Peru is now a fine dining destination

Three restaurants from Peru made it into the World’s 50 Best Restaurants this year

The essential guide to San Diego
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The essential guide to San Diego

There’s more to California’s most laid-back city than postcard-perfect beaches

A whale watcher's guide to Maui
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A whale watcher's guide to Maui

There's so much more to this Hawaiian paradise than meets the eye, especially if you like whales, kayaking and ahi poke tacos.

An insider's guide to Melbourne travel

The best spas and bath houses
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The best spas and bath houses

The best five-star hotels in Melbourne
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The best five-star hotels in Melbourne

The best boutique hotels in Melbourne
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The best boutique hotels in Melbourne

The best campsites near Melbourne
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The best campsites near Melbourne

Short escapes from Melbourne

15 epic road trips from Melbourne
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15 epic road trips from Melbourne

The best day hikes from Melbourne
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The best day hikes from Melbourne

Ten weekend getaways from Melbourne
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Ten weekend getaways from Melbourne

Where to go glamping in Victoria
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Where to go glamping in Victoria

Interstate trips from Melbourne

Hobart
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Hobart

Canberra
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Canberra

Adelaide Hills
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Adelaide Hills

International escapes from Melbourne

5 neighbourhoods to watch in 2017
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5 neighbourhoods to watch in 2017

Wellington
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Wellington

Santiago
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Santiago

Austin
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Austin

Anaheim
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Anaheim

Travel tips and tricks

How to score an airline upgrade
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How to score an airline upgrade

How to get the best hotel room
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How to get the best hotel room

Top five premium economy cabins
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Top five premium economy cabins

Hotel pools for night swimming
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Hotel pools for night swimming

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After sizzling hot runs in Sydney, London and Adelaide, Blanc de Blanc is finally making its way to Melbourne for a season of Champagne-fuelled cabaret. The evening of adults-only circus, dance, acrobatics and other antics will be heating up the Spiegeltent at Map 57, a brand new arts precinct in St Kilda. This winter cast of quirky performers – comedians, models, show girls, singers, contortionists and aerial artists – will turn the night into a mad romp that begins in a sophisticated Parisian cabaret venue and slowly transforms into a crazed nightclub party. Expect bubbles, burlesque, balloons, sequins and tops off, for a hands down good time.  "If Baz Luhrmann made a nightclub it'd be like this" – Time Out Sydney Find out more about Blanc de Blanc.

This month at Knowledge Market
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This month at Knowledge Market

The Knowledge Market is an initiative of Victoria Harbour, Melbourne's waterfront residential development on the CBD's doorstep. A thriving hub of peer-to-peer networking and local creativity, the Knowledge Market has an ever-changing rotation of activities that anyone can get involved with – some that are about benefitting your business, and others that are all about enriching your life. Jiva Wellbeing have just partnered with the Knowledge Market to bring casual yoga classes five days a week. Also, Spendlove and Lamb will be giving their insights into storytelling, digital strategy, content production and management for businesses, through a three-hour workshop on May 25. You can also hear the sweet sounds of the Melbourne Acapella Singers, or join in on the fun yourself. It's free and anyone can rock up and sing – no experience necessary, with sessions on May 4, 13, 20 and 25.  The young guns from Melbourne City Rotaract Club meet on Tuesday evenings to foster ways to create positive change in the local community.  Your Time Matters business talks offer practical advice for start-ups and local businesses. The next seminar will focus on Networking with a Twist, dishing out the secrets for getting the maximum mileage out of your business networking relationships, taking place on Thursday May 11 at 5pm.  There's loads more workshops, free events, creative kick-starters and inspiring networking opportunities, so make sure you keep your eye on the Knowledge Market. Find

Alluvial Restaurant
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Alluvial Restaurant

At Alluvial Restaurant the past never feels far away. You’ll find the dining room located between Collins Street’s Rialto and Winfield buildings, both of which were built in the 1890s during the twilight years of Melbourne’s gold rush; the former is designed in Venetian neo-gothic style. Once a laneway, Alluvial Restaurant is now a soaring glass atrium, running all the way from Collins Street to Flinders Lane. Look up, and you’ll notice floors of five-star hotel rooms that once served as wool and wheat stores. Look down, and you might miss another of Alluvial Restaurant’s secrets: beneath the floorboards is the original bluestone cobbled laneway. While Alluvial Restaurant embraces its history, there is nothing passé about chef Tijn Bremmers’ menu, which takes inspiration from Melbourne’s many diverse cultures and brings them to life using local produce, fresh herbs from the hotel’s rooftop garden and honey harvested from their rooftop beehives. Start with finely sliced kingfish ceviche, topped with thin ribbons of cucumber and flanked by button-sized dollops of zingy lemon gel. Seafood lovers will also jump on the squid ink linguine – heirloom tomatoes and crayfish butter providing a rich sauce to the fat tiger prawns. Moreton Bay bugs come adorned with flavoursome crisp chicken skin, along with mild, melt-in-your-mouth pumpkin ravioli. And those crunchy, smoked paprika fries with garlic aioli? Follow your instinct and order them. When it comes to choosing a wine from the 1

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