Jenny Hewett

Freelance travel writer, lifestyle journalist, editor and content writer. Member of ASTW (Australian Society of Travel Writers). Based between Bali and Sydney. 


The new hot spot stunning the world

The XO factor: Shanghai is the next big thing I can still remember the first time I visited China’s biggest city. Having spent four Christmases in a row in Beijing, where my parents lived at the time, I had grown to adore the capital. But I was struck by the sophistication of Shanghai and how energetic it felt by comparison. Even in the chill of winter, the glittering neon lights, glossy skyscrapers, mishmash of old and new and the accessibility of its food and culture left me wanting more. It

Your ultimate guide to a holiday in Bali

They say that time spent in reconnaissance is seldom wasted. A small percentage of the population might have the means to travel with a private concierge, but for the rest of us, research into a destination is essential. Bali may be one of our favourite holiday spots, but there are still parts of it that are a mystery to most of us. Whether you’re travelling to the Indonesian island for the first time or you’re a Bali tragic, this practical guide aims to cover all the bases.

What nobody tells you about Dubai

ON THE surface it’s a city lacking soul, a monotonous mashup of money and incongruities. The sugar daddy of the Middle East, luring the impressionable with glamour and the promise of potential. Obsessed with its own image, Dubai’s duplicitous facade has always been one of excessive wealth and temptation. A Muslim city built on the backs of poorly paid subcontinental workers and overrun with British expats, who bounce between beach clubs and brunches buzzed on Dom Perignon. Right? Wrong. There’s more to Dubai than luxury hotels and liquid lunches. Dig deeper and you’ll find a side to the emirate no one talks about.
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