Tag: australia
0 Hotel Review: United Places, Melbourne

Hotel Review: United Places, Melbourne

United places is the quintessential boutique hotel.  It's small, high quality and personalized. There are only 12 rooms over 3 floors, and every room is a suite.  The slightly higher prices of the rooms are justified once you see the size of the suites, the qualities of the furnishings and the most perfect location ...

1 ONE&ONLY WOLGAN VALLEY (PART 2)

ONE&ONLY WOLGAN VALLEY (PART 2)

Click here for part 1 PUBLIC SPACES/FACILITIES/POOL/SPA: The public space is nature, and there is so much of it.  The entire resort is guarded by massive jagged cliffs with wide open grassland in between.  The scenery isn't as in your face as your typical mountains like the alps, but it's awe-inspiring in a very ...

0 Quick Review: Virgin Economy X

Quick Review: Virgin Economy X

Plane: 737 Route: Melbourne to Auckland Price: $49 for economy X seat selection I just hopped across the pond to New Zealand, and tested the Virgin economy X.  I was pleasantly surprised. Cost: $35 for short haul domestic, $49 for long haul domestic and trans-tasman, and about $149 for ...

0 Qantas A330 Domestic Business Class

Qantas A330 Domestic Business Class

Plane: A330-300 Route: Sydney to Melbourne Price: Approximately $1000 or 16000 Qantas Points Frequency: 6 times a day on this particular plane   Lounge: The Sydney domestic business class lounge is not dissimilar to the Qantas Club.  Sometimes I wonder why Qantas even have the 2 lounges.  I ...

Review 0 Virgin Australia “The Business” Review

Virgin Australia “The Business” Review

The new(ish) Virgin Australia business class is aptly named "The Business", but is it any good? Plane: Airbus A330. Route: Melbourne to Perth, 4 hours. Price: AUD $1725 or 35,500 Velocity points. Frequency: 4 times daily Lounge Domestic Lounge at Melbourne airport was a pleasant experience. A ...