While hotels are forever falling over themselves to impress with infinity pools, pillow menus, refurbs and celeb chef collabs, sometimes all you really want is a good bar where nobody knows your name.
I'm excited! Why? Because my lovely editor at Australian Traveller magazine has given me MY VERY OWN COLUMN! (I've always wanted to add "columnist" to my bio, so this is awesome).
Every month I'll be writing about the intersection of my two favourite things: food and travel. This means finding interesting stories, new angles and fun things to write about in the worlds of food and travel, not just in Melbourne but all around Australia (I'd love your ideas, so email me!).
To kick things off, I've just written my first piece, a handy listicle on the best in-house hotel bars around Australia. And let me tell you, you can forget about cheesy piano muzak and sleazy businessmen, hotels bars ain't what they used to be.