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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 […]

April 22, 2011 | By | Reply More
Couch Surf All The Way To New Zealand With Lie Flat Seats in Coach

Couch Surf All The Way To New Zealand With Lie Flat Seats in Coach

Finally, lie flat sleeping seats are coming to coach class thanks to the imaginative folks at Air New Zealand. The Kiwi’s  will soon be introducing a whole new way to fly in coach class – by ‘Skycouch’!  Their newly designed Boeing 777-300 ER (which will be introduced later this year) features a new style of […]

February 11, 2010 | By | Reply More
10 Reasons To Visit Cape Kidnappers In Your Lifetime

10 Reasons To Visit Cape Kidnappers In Your Lifetime

Have you been watching the PGA Kiwi Open taking place at Cape Kidnappers? Everyone is awe struck by the incredibly dramatic coastal scenery and furrowed cliffs that the golf course dances over.  Bring a bag full of golf balls is all I can say, this hazard drops 800 feet into the sea!   So what […]

November 14, 2009 | By | Reply More
Super Low Prices For Luxury South Pacific Vacations

Super Low Prices For Luxury South Pacific Vacations

Lately the prices for South Pacific vacations have been dropping like stones.  In years past, the price of a trip to the exotic islands of Tahiti and Fiji would take your breath away (and not in a good way).  But this spring we’re seeing tremendous sales – you can now take a week’s vacation on […]

June 12, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Join The Mile High Dating Club

Join The Mile High Dating Club

How far are you willing to go to find a perfect mate? Air New Zealand is betting that several hundred travelers will be on board for its first ever Matching Making Flight that departs Los Angeles on October 13, 2009.  Adventurous singles who purchase roundtrip tickets on The Match Making Flight will be treated to […]

May 21, 2009 | By | Reply More
Choose Fiji Over of Tahiti To Save a Bundle

Choose Fiji Over of Tahiti To Save a Bundle

An exotic South Pacific vacation is at the top of most of our dream vacation lists. Having spent time in both Tahiti and Fiji, I can tell you without hesitation,”Go – these destinations will knock your socks off”.   The islands are every bit as enchanting and sensual as the pictures would have you believe! Two concerns typically […]

April 27, 2009 | By | Reply More
Honeymoon Help Just For Guys

Honeymoon Help Just For Guys

All across the world left hands are sparkling with new diamond engagement rings presented to loved ones during the holidays.  Future brides will gleefully dive into books, magazines and wedding expos to guide them on their way, but who will help the grooms plan a perfect honeymoon??  The pressure is on guys! But fear not […]

January 11, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
So You've Always Wanted to be a "Survivor" – Well, Here's Your Big Chance!

So You've Always Wanted to be a "Survivor" – Well, Here's Your Big Chance!

The daydream of surviving on a gorgeous desert island looms large in most of our imaginations.  Let’s face it, that’s why Survivor, Robinson Crusoe and the current CDW Computer TV commercials are such an enormous success.  But while the TV networks tempt us with scripted tropical adventures, the possibility of participating in such a complete […]

November 5, 2008 | By | Reply More
How To Travel and Work Overseas

How To Travel and Work Overseas

Who hasn’t dreamed of leaving their ho-hum existence behind to go adventuring in another country, working, playing and sightseeing for months at a time, immersed in another culture. Student exchange employment programs have sprouted up all across the globe, offering anyone over 18 (and enrolled in a college or university program) the opportunity to work […]

May 30, 2008 | By | Reply More
Fly A "V"ery New Airline to Australia

Fly A "V"ery New Airline to Australia

Thanks to relaxed restrictions ushered in by the new Open Skies Agreement (see our post all about it), the Virgin group has announced a new airline to fly between the United States and Australia. “V Australia” will begin flying 10 weekly flights between Los Angeles and Sydney beginning on December 15, 2008 – just in […]

April 10, 2008 | By | Reply More
A Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb for Scardy Cats

A Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb for Scardy Cats

The idea of doing a Sydney Harbour Bridge climb is compelling – an adventure of a lifetime. Can’t you just picture yourself perched at the apex, arms stretched above your head waiving in triumph, with dramatic bay views extending out before you in all directions. The only elements I don’t care to think about is […]

March 27, 2008 | By | Reply More
Now THIS is What I Call Romantic – Dive For Pearls in Tahiti

Now THIS is What I Call Romantic – Dive For Pearls in Tahiti

Imagine this…. you and your beloved wing your way to Tahiti to stay in one of only five Polynesian bungalows stretched along the powdery white sand beach at the Pearl Guest House on the island of Manihi. I call your partner ‘your beloved’ because anyone who would spring for the cost of a vacation to […]

February 5, 2008 | By | Reply More
Tourism Guides For Australia

Tourism Guides For Australia

The continent of Australia is about the size of the United States. Planning a trip Down Under requires lots of research and difficult decision making to choose between dynamic cities, unique environments and compelling sites. Begin your research with a visit to the official Australia Tourism sites: Australia.com New South Wales – Sydney Victoria – […]

January 26, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
Six Unique Undersea Hotels

Six Unique Undersea Hotels

If you’ve ever dreamed of residing under the sea among the brilliantly colored sea life, your opportunity is at hand. We’ve found wonderful underwater hotels that offer the exhilarating experience of sleeping among the fish. In the best of circumstances a lodging is a destination in and of itself. This is absolutely true of these […]

January 7, 2008 | By | Reply More
Compare Ski Resorts Worldwide With Ease

Compare Ski Resorts Worldwide With Ease

It’s going to be a spectacular winter for skiing! (Well, in the United States anyway.) Your biggest challenge will be trying to decide between snow packed vertical runs and powdery lanes all the way from California to Maine. We’ve found a super website that makes choosing the right mountain a cinch. On The Snow has […]

December 23, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More