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Jenny Hewett

Jenny Hewett

Jenny Hewett is an Australian-born freelance travel journalist whose most prized souvenir is her muddled accent from chapters of a nomadic life lived in Canberra, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Dubai, Jakarta and Bali. Don’t ask her where home is if you want a straight answer. Her stories have been published in titles such as Escape, Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, Traveller, Qantas Mag, Condé Nast Traveller, Time Out Dubai and Forbes Travel Guide. She prefers Bloody Marys to coffee and tiny cabins to hotels. Whether it’s road-tripping in Tibet, seeing the ruins of Petra by night, skiing solo in Hokkaido or observing an anti-poaching unit tag rhinos in South Africa, her heart is most full in nature.

Culture

Hooray for Aussiewood! Here’s Why Hollywood Has Moved to Australia

Heartthrob Chris Hemsworth isn’t the only one living his best life Down Under.

Culture

These Aboriginal-Owned Travel Adventures Will Change Your Whole Perspective on Australia

The best way to travel responsibly in Australia is with indigenous-owned and -operated tour guides who have 500-million-years’ worth of history, legends and learnings to share.

Food & Drink

These Are the 10 Hottest Tables in Sydney

Despite the lockdown last year, Sydney’s dining scene has flourished during COVID.

Hotels & Resorts

6 Staycations in Australia You Want to Book Now

Across Australia, urban hotels are debuting or reinventing themselves for the closed-border era. Whether you’re looking for an incredible staycation or planning your next city getaway, these luxe properties make the perfect home base.

Hotels & Resorts

This Luxury Holiday Home Made of Hemp Is So Sustainable It’s Going to Be Carbon Negative

Why we’re green with envy at vacationers booking this uber-luxe, uber-green hempcrete beach villa in Australia.

Hotels & Resorts

This is the Sydney Hotel Everyone is Talking About

Game-changing debut alert! With its resort-style infinity pool, abundance of world-class restaurants and insane views, Crown Sydney is injecting a new brand of glam into the harbor city.

Hotels & Resorts

How to Be a Swish Survivalist Without Needing to Hunt for Your Dinner. (Hint: Just Check In)

Want to cultivate life skills and still retire to your fluffy four-poster at night? Try the experiences at these luxury hotels.

Culture

Back to Basics Tourism, Or How to Survive the Zombiepocalypse

If knowledge is power, then self-reliance is the new luxury. As the routines of our lives are upended, more of us are seeking to travel in ways that prepare us for whatever the world throws at us next. Here’s how to prep for the survivalist-tourism trend.

Inspiration

On Your Next Thai Island Trip, Set Sail on the High Seas or Just in Your Imagination

Thailand is world-renowned for its service with a smile, but there are plenty of places to learn a little self-reliance, too. Set sail on the high-seas, or just in your own imagination.

Culture

These Green Activities in Bali Will Teach You Essential Jungle Survival Skills

In this lush land of hippies and holistic healing, we could’ve come up with dozens of ways to be at one with the earth. Here are four fully immersive activities that’ll put a roof over your head and fill your belly with both flora and fauna (of the fish variety).

Inspiration

Dive Deep in The Philippines

When Bodhi’s 50-Year Storm comes (yes, we just name-checked Point Break), you want to be ready. Grab some extra-long flippers and learn to swim like the fishes in the Philippines.

Hotels & Resorts

Hike to Your Luxury Home High in the Himalayas

Going back to basics starts with walking there yourself. Head up to the Himalayas for some mandatory meditation and enforced check-out of the Internet. You can post photos of those sweeping mountain views when you get home.

Inspiration

Forget Fall Foliage. Hit Up Harvest Time in Japan

Only in Japan would a rustic country farmstay include a disco greenhouse. A quick hop from Tokyo takes you straight into this organic wonderland. Strawberries and sweet potato heaven.

Inspiration

Get Lost. Seriously, We Mean It

A long-time partner of T+L, Black Tomato specializes in crafting bespoke travel experiences around the globe, and their foray into tailor-made survivalism trips offers the ultimate sense of freedom.

Inspiration

Wild Farm Experiences and Adventures in Australia

A vast, sparsely populated nation whose apocryphal origin story lies in taming the wild. A continent whose original inhabitants lived at one with nature for eons. Zero surprise that Australia is leading the trend in self-sufficiency stays.

Inspiration

Three Cooking Classes That Take New Zealand’s Famous Food Culture Back In Time

If your idea of a Kiwi adventure involves DIY RVing around the two islands, the fend-for-yourself offerings highlighted here will make that plan look like the luxe life. There’s foraging and trekking, but the many ways to cook without a stove are alone worth the long-haul flight.

Food & Drink

Chef’s Table: Lennox Hastie’s 5 rules for cooking with fire

The modern master of grilling shares his tips on how to barbecue like a boss.

Hotels & Resorts

Brisbane Might Be Australia’s New Coolest City

A flourish of hip new hotels, dining spots and micro-bars sees Queensland’s once-dismissed capital on course to become one of Australia’s coolest cities.

Hotels & Resorts

Five Best Family Getaways Across Southeast Asia

Family trips are rarely as relaxing as you hope they’ll be. Luckily for parents, some kid-savvy properties in the region are making all-ages getaways child’s play.