Sydney

Tips and Articles in Sydney

No. 5You have to wonder about a hotel with door tags that read do me now please (a cheeky instruction to make up the room). Add bamboo floors, faux-sable bed throws, and kimonos in place of terry robes, and you've got No. 5 Maddox. Located on the ...
A century ago, the Blue Mountains were a sylvan hideaway where Sydney's smart set escaped the heat of the city in elegant houses with shady verandas and lush, cool-climate gardens. Back then the journey took two days by horse-drawn carriage; now t...
sydney's new modernismChintz is one thing, but Sydney has long lacked a groovy, posing-in-the-lobby hotel. The Kirketon, in edgy Darlinghurst, fills the gap beautifully, with its champagne bar (a favorite among visiting fashion crews); Fix, a dar...
When it comes to getting the best price on a hotel room, Smokey Robinson's mama was right--you better shop around. We compared various ways of finding a good rate-booking via the Internet or through a consolidator, calling a hotel-chain 800 number...
q. What's the next Costa Rica?--C.L., Seattle, Wash.a. There's no question it's Panama -- with more rain forest than Costa Rica, deserted beaches along the Caribbean, and more species of mammals and amphibians than any other country in Centr...
london lights upIan Schrager has taken his cutting-edge brand of hotel across the pond to London, transforming a once-somber 1960's office building into St Martins Lane, a spectacle of color and light. A yellow "carpet" is projected onto the floor...
Residents clearly remember the moment in 1993 when IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch declared that the host city of the 2000 Olympic Games was "Sidd-ay." It's been a frenzy of construction ever since: scads of major hotels (13 downtown alone), ...
Meet Mr. C. Thorne Corse, age 76, a retired San Francisco attorney who, in less than six years, has embarked on 63 cruises aboard the Crystal Symphony and her sister ship, the Crystal Harmony. No other passenger has logged more miles with the com...
Sydney's proximity to absolutely nothing has long been one of its biggest blessings. But that's about to change. As the world skews eastward, reorganizing for the next millennium, the city is moving from a corner of the map to the middle. With th...
once-in-a-lifetime trips for a once-in-a-lifetime moment The Jet Set Ring in the new millennium with a sonic boom. Aboard the Concorde, on Intrav's Ultimate Trip, you and 95 other passengers will hop your way around the globe in 18 days, touc...
For those who suffer from what Cocteau called the "red-and-gold disease," relief is found only in the glittery, cavernous darkness of an opera house. Yet one does not always enter what Jean Harlow would have called a "rafeened" atmosphere. To be s...
Going my way Kevin McCollum, New York-based theater producer (shows include Rent and De La Guarda's Villa Villa); president and CEO of Ordway Music Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota. Bonus points: I always stay in nice hotels -- Ritz-Carlton or the F...
The current motto for Sydney clubgoers: more is more. With four bars and a restaurant set on three levels, the ArtHouse (275 Pitt St.; 61-2/9284-1200) provides something for everyone- music around the clock at Verge Bar, sculpture lessons and poet...
It takes 70 dips in frigid water to become a member of Sydney's Bondi Icebergs Winter Swimming Club. But you can take advantage of the scene without even getting wet. The Icebergs, a Sydney institution since 1929, recently built a five-story Moder...
Ebisu Tokyo By Erika Lederman The area around Ebisu train station is finally living up to its name. According to Japanese folklore, Ebisu is one of the seven gods of good luck, and the statue of this fat little man at the entrance to Ebisu s...