Whether you are an overseas visitor to Australia or an Aussie who wants to get out of the city and explore, you have a lot on offer in the land down under. Australia is one of the few places in the world where you can still find some unspoiled nature. It has mountains, the bush, the ocean and rivers, as well as bustling cities and urban settings.
We bring you some of our favourite places to stay when you want to get away for a little while – or for a long while when visiting the Sydney area.
Life is full of stress, challenges and sometimes just boredom. When I need a boost, I simply think of where in the world I’d like to be today. Here are this weeks picks: Thursday 5/26 Exploring the Peloponnese region of Greece. Unspoiled, uncrowded and filled with ancient sites. The Peloponnese was named #1 place in […]
It would seem that media superstars know a thing or two about glamorous experiences and luxury surroundings. After all, if you had mega-millions at your disposal, you’d definitely have a taste for the finest luxury goods and most breathtaking settings. So it should be no surprise that many media celebrities have purchased resort properties to reflect their personal vision of resort utopia. While some have failed, many have succeeded in becoming the most glamorous and sought after resort properties in the world.
Here’s a look at The World’s Most Glamorous Celebrity Owned Resorts
I discovered New Caledonia when searching for a perfect honeymoon destination. It was the closest to the image of a perfect tropical paradise I had in my head. It is also heavily influenced by French culture, including cuisine and architecture, so discovering New Caledonia was like Paris, the city of love, only with heavenly beaches and turquoise seas. I could not have imagined a better combination, so that’s where we spent our honeymoon.
Naturally, I wanted to make sure we made the best of our experience there, and I’m sharing my tips and insights to help you do the same.
Mugs and Coffee Traditions vary all cross the world and make a fascinating study of our coffee drinking customs.
Everything gets better with coffee. It doesn’t ask questions, it understands, especially during mornings when we’re not even sure how to face the world. Coffee is that one thing that we have in common with the rest of the world. For coffee lovers out there, cups and mugs are the best travel souvenirs. These tokens represent a culture more uniquely and deeply than refrigerator magnets and key chains can ever do.
Wealth of pampering options for healthy holiday in Australia
Holidays are no longer just some time spent by having fun and simply resting. Due to the hasty life pace, people are turning to vacations that are favorable for their health, both physical and mental. And as a country that covers an entire continent, Australia is rich with beautiful nature, urban cities and rural landscapes, where you can find wealth of pampering options. Eastern shore of the continent is especially filled with spa resorts and it is becoming a popular choice not only for Australian citizens. Everything from pure pampering, beauty treatments to personal empowerment can be found in Aussie’s spa wonderland. Let’s dive in deeper in the possibilities of such vacation.
Top 10 Instagram-Worthy Australian Landscapes To Help You Plan Your Adventure Downunder
Australia is a paradise for Instagram lovers. This vast country offers the most beautiful landscapes that are all teasing you to pick up your phone and take a photo. From the wide open Outback and iconic beaches, to rocky cliffs and coasts and mountain ranges, you can see some of the world’s most amazing natural wonders in the Land Down Under. We picked out 10 places that will wow you during your journey and most definitely ensure your shot gets all the likes #nofilter
Wine Regions Around the World That Say, “Move Over France and California”!
Although there are more than a million wine producers who produce in excess 2.8 billion cases of wine each year, global wine production has decreased in the past decade due to recent worldwide economic instabilities. On the other hand, a global consumption trend never really had any major oscillations, people simply love this historic beverage. You probably think of France, Spain, Italy or California as the leaders in this business, and you are right to do so, however, underdogs are slowly, but surely emerging to challenge the world wine market.
9 Ways To Save Money While Having A Great Time in Sydney
Sydney is known as one of the most amazing cities in the world, and also one of the most expensive. When visiting Australia, Sydney is a can’t-miss destination, but you don’t necessarily have to break the bank while there. Here are a few tips to help save money while you’re visiting Sydney.
Dances With Kangaroos – Epic Cycling Trails I’ve Traveled Down Under
Cycling is my passion and I have been into it since I was a child. My enthusiasm for this hobby only increased as the years passed. Cycling is keeping me fit and happy. I think that I couldn’t imagine my life without this fantastic hobby. Not to mention that I live in a perfect country for any cyclist.
Top Spots for Exotic Glamping in Australia
Glamping is one of the latest trends in camping. If you are not familiar with the term, it stands for “glamour and camping”. Glamping is especially popular in Australia because there are so many scenic spots where travelers would love to experience the great outdoors, but don’t love the idea of bush camping with limited facilities. Glamping allows travelers to experience their natural surroundings without giving up the creature comforts in order to do so.
Here’s a glimpse of some amazing things you probably never knew about the wonderful country of Australia. Beyond the wildlife and free-spirited lifestyle, here are more great reasons to visit.
It’s safe to say that Australia is the most unique place on the planet. It’s the world’s smallest continent, largest island and sixth-largest nation by area – all this in one place. Interested to learn more about this amazing spot? Here are nine surprising facts about Australia most people don’t know about.
Top Reasons to visit Fraser Island, The Largest Sand Island in the World
‘Where is paradise?’ – one may ask. K’Gari, literally meaning ‘paradise’, is how local Butchulla people call their homeland, Fraser Island. The island is the largest sand island in the world and offers numerous attractions and beautiful landscapes to welcome tourist. The unusual mix of untamed rainforest and peaceful beaches guarantee a memorable holiday experience. Read on to find out why you should choose Fraser Island as your next holiday destination.
Great Cities For The World’s Best Surfing Experiences – Grab Your Board and Soar!
Waves not only produce beauty and excitement, they create magic for those who ride their power. If you are looking for a great surf town for your next vacation then the following list of the world’s best surf towns will guide your way. All are not necessarily picked because they have the best waves, but because they also have superb hotels, welcoming locals, amazing nightlife, soul-satisfying cuisines and lots of fun activities!
Great Travels tips for Free Things To Do in Sydney! As Australia’s foremost global city, Sydney is considered one of the planet’s most green and connected cities. Sydney offers an excellent choice for numerous tourists, business leaders, and thousands of students each year. Blessed with a sunny climate along with stunning beaches, Sydney is one of the most vibrant and dazzling cities in the world.
And the good news is that visiting doesn’t require a plump purse to enjoy the sights and sounds of Sydney. Here are our best travel tips to explore Sydney and see the sites – for Free!
The exotic markets of Byron Bay are a fanfare of culture, music and color ingenious art and craftworks, freshly-harvested and home-made produce; handy massages to soothes away your aches and pains. All this and much more greets you in the Markets of Byron Bay.
Also called the Style-Capital of the Northern Coast, Byron Bay is the easternmost beach-town of New South Wales, Australia and is located around 180 km south of Brisbane and around 780 km north of Sydney, just off the Pacific-Highway. This region is one of the major tourist attractions of Australia famous for its whale-watching, beach-surfing, scuba-diving, rural-beauty as well as a laid-back lifestyle. The entire Byron Bay region comes alive on weekends with its exotic markets.
The National Geographic Society has a well earned reputation for capturing the essence of a destination in vivid detail while igniting our imaginations about what it would be like to visit there. Now their team of experts have scoured the world to identify the most extraordinary places in the world to stay. The initial selection of 24 Unique Lodges of the World include properties that demonstrate a dedication to authenticity, sustainability, excellence in service and outstanding guest experiences.
Why visiting Australia during Australia Day Celebrations is an unforgettable experience:
Every year on January 26th, Australia celebrates a national holiday to commemorate the first arrival of British Ships to Port Jackson, New South Wales in 1778. Termed ‘Australia Day’, this annual event is an opportunity for small and large events to take place around the country, from beach parties to parades with everything in between, including concerts, sports and fireworks.
When I decided to visit the Great Barrier Reef the last summer, I had a lot of expectations and, believe it or not, during a week-long stay they all were met and I enjoyed it even more that I could have imagined. It was a rather good idea that I spent weeks prior to the big trip reading Australia Top 10 Lists online, charting out my stay. A lifetime would not be enough to see and do all you want to in the Great Barrier Reef area – there are approx 2,900 reefs and 900 islands, so you can only see a few on your brief holiday
Experience Ancient Australia by Sharing Time with Aborigines.
Australia’s vastness and natural beauty offers seemingly endless options for vacation destinations but none offer a more mystifying experience or cultural connection than sharing time with Aborigines. Over 6 million people a year spend vacation time interacting with Aboriginal culture. These fortunate people realize that Aboriginal beauty doesn’t solely reside in remote, hot, dry and dusty locales. They also see current day Australia and are simultaneously chaperoned back through time to feel an ancient Australia, held sacred by its oldest inhabitants. Here are some of the best places to enjoy the gifts that Aborigines want to show the world, which will make their home ten times more meaningful to you.