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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 […]

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