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Top 10 Travel Stories for 2018

How is it 2019 already? As the summer holidays come to an end and most people return to work, we are reflecting on the most popular posts of 2018 to help plan our stories for 2019.

In 2018, we travelled to dozens of destinations around Australia unearthing hidden gems for you to enjoy and discover. We've added over 100 new luxury holiday houses and boutique hotels for you to love and book, all independently verified or inspected to ensure quality for our discerning guests.

So, that's a wrap on 2018 and your favourite stories were...

#10 Bendooley Estate Review
Our review of this new Southern Highlands cosy cottage had you reading and adding to your must-do list for 2018.

#9 Canberra Truffle Festival 2018
Canberra Truffle Festival delivered another spectacular calendar of events and you devoured every delicious detail!

#8 Bundaberg Region Winterfeast
A highlight of 2018, we loved our experience in Bundaberg for their annual Winterfeast festival and it seems you were curious to hear more about this foodie event too.

#7 Brunswick Heads Motel Review
Our favourite little luxe for less boutique accommodation proved to be a favourite with readers too.

#6 2018 Hottest Travel Trends
We asked our favourite writers, bloggers and travel tastemakers for their 2018 tips. Pop back and see how their predictions materialised.

#5 Ovolo acquires Emporium Brisbane
There was widespread shock when Ovolo Hotels acquired Emporium Hotel in Brisbane and we were amongst the first to share the big news to our dedicated readers.

#4 Ovolo acquires Inchcolm Brisbane
Brisbane was a buzz with news boutique hotel group Ovolo purchased the iconic Inchcolm Hotel. We shared all the insider gossip on the new acquisition.

#3 Halcyon House Day Spa
We were on the hunt for news of the new developments at Halcyon House and had your first look of the Anna Spiro designed Day Spa.

#2 Bannisters Port Stephens opens
Your first look at Bannisters Port Stephens had everyone curious and the newly refurbished hotel sure impressed with sleek interiors, water views and Rick Stein's new restaurant opening.

#1 Hottest New Hotel Openings in 2018
By far, our most popular post of the year, showing curiosity runs deep into what hot and what's new in the travel industry. We vow to bring you all the hotel news and your first look of new hotels in 2019.

What would you like us to write and review for you in 2019? We'd love to hear your thoughts, whether it be more travel news, destinations, top 10 lists or reviews you'd like us to tackle, we're open to suggestions.

Thanks for following and engaging with us on social media – we love it! We'd love to see how you're spending the rest of your summer break, share your travel adventures and using the hashtag #luxuryfound so our community can follow along!

Wishing you an exciting year ahead filled with travel and adventure.

Sally & the alluxia team x

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