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Exploring Easter Island and Discovering Its Many Mysteries

Exploring Easter Island and Discovering Its Many Mysteries

Exploring Easter Island with its dramatic stone statues has drawn curious world travelers to its shores for centuries. Easter Island History On Easter Sunday in 1722, a Dutch explorer by the name of Admiral Jacob Roggeveen made landfall on an uncharted island in the Southeast Pacific. The story of Roggeveen’s arrival on Easter Island––called Rapa […]

September 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
Papua New Guinea Trip Report – Land of 1,000 Tongues

Papua New Guinea Trip Report – Land of 1,000 Tongues

Papua New Guinea, Land of a Thousand Tongues Papua New Guinea is a pristine land in the most literal sense of the word. It has almost no infrastructure in place to facilitate tourism, and that is one of its most attractive attributes. The unmarred landscape is host to a multitude of unique species of animals […]

August 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Milford Trek – Trip Report of the Finest Walk In The World

Milford Trek – Trip Report of the Finest Walk In The World

Taking On The Milford Trek- Finest Walk In the World Dubbed “The Finest Walk in the World,” the Milford Trek is filled with natural attractions that support New Zealand’s reputation as an other-worldly clime, a place of fantastical sights and breathtaking vistas.  Hiking the Milford Trek, or Milford Track as it is sometimes called, was […]

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Top Day Trips From Sydney – Explore Mountains, Valleys, Vineyards and Tribal Lands

Top Day Trips From Sydney – Explore Mountains, Valleys, Vineyards and Tribal Lands

Sydney is a spectacular city that is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. It has attractions to entertain everyone from party going singles, to culture seekers and families.  But after you’ve roamed the city streets, don’t miss the opportunity to ‘go walkabout’.  The outskirts of Sydney offer fascinating landscapes and attractions that you’ll […]

July 13, 2012 | By | Reply More
Come Play In The Biggest Sand Box on Earth – Moreton Island Australia

Come Play In The Biggest Sand Box on Earth – Moreton Island Australia

Are you searching for a vacation option that leaves you with more than just a tan line? The unique holiday opportunities on offer at Australia’s beautiful Moreton Island provide visitors with unforgettable experiences and lasting memories.  Situated on the south-east coast of Queensland, Moreton Island is known as one of world’s largest sand islands and […]

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New Zealand Cycling Tour in a Land of Jaw-Dropping Scenery

New Zealand Cycling Tour in a Land of Jaw-Dropping Scenery

New Zealand Cycling Tour of the South Island with Superb Views Every Day Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past ten years you’ll probably already know that New Zealand has some outstanding views. One of the many enjoyable ways to explore this country is to cycle around parts or all of it. […]

May 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Visiting The Sydney Opera House – More Than Just Opera

Visiting The Sydney Opera House – More Than Just Opera

No trip to Sydney Australia is complete without enjoying a show at the Sydney Opera House. Whether you want to hear a musical performance, catch a comedy, or attend an Opera, the Sydney Opera House has it all.  The Sydney Opera House is as iconic to Sydney as the harbour bridge, and is perhaps the […]

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World’s Most Thrilling High-Country Drives

World’s Most Thrilling High-Country Drives

The world’s great high-country drives offer unparalleled scenery through the windshield. From the bear-prowled highlands of America’s Northern Rockies to the glacier-thick buttresses of New Zealand’s backbone, mountain roads are rich in scenery—and, with sheer drop-offs, avalanche delays, and tempestuous weather often the norm, a fair sprinkle of danger. Here are five glorious high-elevation routes—but […]

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An Abundance of Australia Travel Discounts for Savvy Seniors

An Abundance of Australia Travel Discounts for Savvy Seniors

Savvy ways to find travel discounts across Australia for senior travelers Australian senior citizens get great deals with their senior cards issued by the government, but so do non-citizen seniors who are travelling within the country. Savvy seniors travelling in Australia know how to find and get those deals. Ticket offices for cable cars, tourist […]

April 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Discover Inverell Australia – Dig For Sapphires, Diamonds and Topaz Gems

Discover Inverell Australia – Dig For Sapphires, Diamonds and Topaz Gems

Inverell is an intriguing Australian town with a proud pioneering history. Perched along the Macintyre River, Inverell sits in-between Sydney and Brisbane in New South Wales.  Set in the New England Tablelands in NSW, this picturesque valley is well worth a visit. The Gaelic meaning of Inverell is: the meeting place of the swans. However, […]

April 16, 2012 | By | Reply More
Drive Through Paradise – Top Ten Sites Along The Sunshine Coast And Beyond

Drive Through Paradise – Top Ten Sites Along The Sunshine Coast And Beyond

The Queensland coast line, at around 2,500 kilometres long, offers incredible diversity for travellers keen to experience it all. With a catchline, “beautiful one day, perfect the next,” Queensland holidays are undeniably amazing. Starting in the south and heading north, here are the top ten destinations for things to do in Queensland to make the most of your next Australian driving adventure.

March 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
World’s Top Concert Destinations To Rock Your Summer Vacation

World’s Top Concert Destinations To Rock Your Summer Vacation

Some concert aficionados appreciate more than just whatever band or artist is on stage at the moment. Sometimes it is about the venue itself. It’s not strictly about acoustics either. An argument can be made that a true concert experience is the atmosphere of the venue and the surroundings. No matter how far technology has […]

February 13, 2012 | By | Reply More
Australia’s Gold Coast – A Magnet For Beach Lovers And Sports Enthusiasts

Australia’s Gold Coast – A Magnet For Beach Lovers And Sports Enthusiasts

The Gold Coast of Australia is the adventure capital of Queensland. Situated close to the major cities of Sydney and Brisbane the area is a magnet for party goers. It is also a popular holiday destination for families who wish to visit the many theme parks in the region.

January 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
South Pacific’s Most Romantic Resort On Sale For Valentine’s Day

South Pacific’s Most Romantic Resort On Sale For Valentine’s Day

One of the world’s most heralded romantic resorts has introduced a tantalizing new promotion that may just put it within your reach. Imagine spending Valentine’s Day sipping a tropical cocktail in one of the most exclusive resorts on earth – definitely a memory to last a lifetime.

January 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
Best Backpacker Digs For Surfing in Australia

Best Backpacker Digs For Surfing in Australia

The backpackers you choose to stay at in Australia will have a big effect on the amount of partying and surfing you manage to fit in. These backpackers in Sydney, Brisbane, Byron Bay and on the Gold Coast have all been carefully selected for their surfboard hire and moonlight activity potential. The surfer’s choice hostel […]

January 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
8 Rockin’ Hostels That Treat You Like Family On Christmas & New Years Eve

8 Rockin’ Hostels That Treat You Like Family On Christmas & New Years Eve

Make the most of your end-of-year holidays and spend Christmas and New Year’s Eve abroad. As well as the big city celebrations around the world, some hostels have also arranged parties on-site to create a friendly and festive atmosphere. Party where you’re sleeping and there will be no expensive taxis home or late night waits for the bus.

December 16, 2011 | By | Reply More
Celebrated Vineyards of New Zealand

Celebrated Vineyards of New Zealand

Dating from colonial times, New Zealand produces a diverse array of wine styles due to the range of climates that the grapes are grown in. The most popular and successful wines in New Zealand are arguably Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and it would be a shame to not sample some of these fine drops when visiting Kiwi land.

October 4, 2011 | By | Reply More
Australia Beaches – Sydney to Melbourne

Australia Beaches – Sydney to Melbourne

Australia is famous for its beaches and with very good reason. They are some of the most beautiful and least crowded of any country, anywhere in the world. You don’t have to go far off the beaten track to get a stretch of warm golden sand all to yourself.

September 28, 2011 | By | Reply More
Exploring Borneo’s Giant Cave System

Exploring Borneo’s Giant Cave System

The light-aircraft flight to the tiny airstrip that serves Gunung Mulu’s surprisingly luxurious cave resorts is not for the faint of heart but it does give visitors a wonderful view of a lush, dark green carpet of rainforest broken only by winding brown rivers. The rainforest seems to go on forever, but all of a sudden vertical white limestone walls rise straight up from the jungle floor. Spectacular isn’t a strong enough word.

June 9, 2011 | By | Reply More
Qantas Does Dallas – New Nonstop Flights to Australia

Qantas Does Dallas – New Nonstop Flights to Australia

Anytime I can avoid a layover in LAX (my least favorite airport) it’s a great day.  That’ why I was so happy to hear that Qantas Airlines is beginning non-stop flights to Australia from Dallas Texas.  Beginning on May 16th.  Qantas will begin flying 4 weekly flights between Dallas and Brisbane with a connection to […]

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