Chris Ashton

Chris Ashton

Chris Ashton is a repeat traveller with a passion for street art, street food, and scuba diving – though not always at the same time. He’s written for print and online media including Australian Geographic, Tiger Tales, Yahoo Be Travel, 9Travel and AWOL, and will give almost any adventure - no matter how big or small - a red hot go.


Winter Olympians On How To Get Ski-Fit Over Summer

For the Australian Winter Olympic team, it’s not a dream but a way of life. We ask three skilled Olympians what it’s like to follow the winter, and how they stay snow-fit year-round.


Beach Breaks And Rainforest Retreats: Indulgent Escapes For Your Next Long Weekend

From the Villas of Byron for a beachside break, to a gourmet getaway on the scenic Sunshine Coast Hinterland, there are plenty of amazing escapes that are only a short drive from Brisbane.

Food + Drink

Byron Bay’s Boutique Gin Scene Is Shaking Things Up

Byron and surrounds have long been the destination of choice for sun, surf, relaxation and adventure. But there’s a new reason to visit this neck of the woods – gin.


The Ultimate Laid-Back Luxury Guide To Byron Bay

Beachside bliss for the ultimate low-key holiday.


A Look Inside Australia’s Most Luxurious Penthouses

What do Bill Gates, Beyoncé, George Clooney and Elton John all have in common? Each of them has stayed in the exclusive Chairman’s Villa at Crown Melbourne.

Arts + Entertainment

Opera Australia Stages Ancient Egypt’s Aida On The Beach

Ancient Egypt will rise on the shifting sands of the Gold Coast this month with a special production of Verdi’s Aida. Director Hugh Halliday reveals the challenges and triumphs of bringing this much-loved opera, a tale of love and freedom, to the beach in 2017.