Art of Money

GE’s Art of Money site offers a great range of home, travel and lifestyle articles that are quirky, fun and inventive – while maintaining a life-hacking financial angle. It’s been great to work with the team at King Content in Sydney and Melbourne on some truly inspiring material for this unique content marketing initiative. Here are a few of my favourite pieces:

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Don’t be a tourist, be a traveller: head to Myanmar

Gutted you didn’t make it to Thailand before its unspoiled islands were made famous by The Beach? Well, write your own guidebook by travelling to Myanmar (Burma) – Southeast Asia’s next top destination. From India’s imposing Taj Mahal to the Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia, some destinations have become permanent fixtures on the backpacking circuit. But what about Shwedagon Pagoda or the ancient city of Bagan? Myanmar is slowly opening up to visitors and adventurous explorers are seizing the opportunity to experience a country firmly off the tourist trail. 

Green can be glamorous: we reveal global eco resorts leading the way

Once upon a time, reusing your towels made you a ‘green’ hotel guest. But as we increasingly lead our lives with one eye on the environment, luxury accommodation has followed suit. Here’s what’s going to be hot this year.

Get your last hurrah with a babymoon

What should you expect when you’re expecting? Well, everyone you meet will ask if you’re having a boy or a girl and, if they have little ones of their own, take great pleasure in telling you all about their non-stop nappy-changing schedule. Let’s face it. All you really want to know is how to enjoy the next nine months. The answer lies in the increasingly popular babymoon.

Learn to switch off with a tech-free trip

Exhausting commutes, looming deadlines, an inbox bursting at the seams – whatever the reason, you take a holiday to escape reality. When planning your next holiday, power down with these simple tech-free tips.

Top of the class: the world’s coolest universities

You’ve figured out what you want to study, but do you know where you want to study? From cutting-edge campus technology to classrooms surrounded by stunning scenery, we’ve scoured the globe for universities where lifestyle is just as important as learning.

How to survive a group health retreat without killing each other

Catching up over coffee – or a green smoothie – is all very well, but if you and your mates would rather spend time swooping down ski slopes or perfecting Pilates poses, here’s how to take the hassle out of arranging a health-inspired group retreat.

Off the grid: 3 ways for inner-city dwellers to live more sustainable lives

The world’s heating up, the ice caps are melting, the climate change deniers have been proved wrong. It’s time to start living more sustainably, but solar panels on your rented apartment aren’t an option. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Hybrid beds and smart shelves: international designs to save you space

You’ve moved into your dream city-centre apartment, but a prime location can mean compromising on living space. If your new postcode has seen the size of your surrounds shrink, you need to come up with some smart home-storage solutions. Thankfully, there’s plenty we can learn from other international city slickers.

The fairest of the wall: DIY and designer tips for styling your digs

Even the most ardent socialite craves an evening in from time to time. But swapping nightclubs for a night on your couch doesn’t mean compromising on stylish surrounds. Whether you want to splurge or save, a couple of creative changes can revamp whatever wall space you have to work with.