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While philosophers may debate whether beauty is objective or relative one thing they all agree on is that there are cities in the world which through sheer elegance help us transcend our ordinary existence and lift up our spirits to an almost divine plane of existence. These six cities are the best representation of this ideal. 6. Casablanca in Morocco, Africa Few cities in the world can possibly hope to match the radiant beauty and overwhelming sense of history found in the city of Casablanca. As the main economic and cultural center...

After you’ve seen the “headliners” of the Land Down Under, it is hard not to feel overwhelmed. Only after you finish the long rite of passage of seeing all the most iconic location Australia has to offer do you face the absolutely gargantuan land that brims with countless choices. It is nigh-impossible to run out of places to visit here, and nearly every nook and cranny has something intriguing to offer. This is when the true adventurist starts going off the beaten path, intent on uncovering Australia’s best-kept secret destinations. Wave...

Nobody will blame you if the very mention of New South Wales conjures up the images of Sydney’s captivating cityscape. It’s easy to be enraptured by this bustling metropolis and a global hub that represents all the promise of Western civilization. However, this is also truly unfair to the rest of the country that has its fair share of wonders. If you are interested to see more than Sydney, here are 5 reasons to visit New South Wales. Road trips are a delight If you are excited about road trips as a vacationing format, then you’ll...

Have you ever dreamed of an escape to the Land Down Under on a carefree vacation? It is a land renowned for its untamed nature, vibrant cities and easygoing attitude of welcoming citizens. However, be mindful of the fact that the Australian continent comes with steep prices in every respect, and be financially prepared before you embark for its shores. Going to the far side of the world seems like the ultimate escapade and, if you know exactly what you want, you can turn this fantasy into reality. Therefore, without further ado, here are...

Halloween Around The World Marriage proposals in Italy, baking bread in the shape of babies in Ecuador, and burning expensive possessions to appease the souls of the dead in China. Across the globe there some strange but wonderful ways locals celebrate their own versions of Halloween. Thomas Cook has collated 50 of the outlandish laws, traditions and locations to create a Halloween map of the world full of need to know trivia you never knew existed. Here are a few highlights from around the globe: Halloween Haters In Dublin, Georgia,...

Brisbane, on the Queensland coast of Australia, is a fascinating city that everyone should visit at least once. The city on the Brisbane River is often overlooked by visitors in favor of other coastal destinations. Why visit Brisbane? The city has a thriving dining and market scene and several dining districts. Here are five things to do and see in Brisbane. Museums and Galleries in Brisbane Museums and Galleries The Cultural Precinct is a fantastic location for families to visit. The Queensland Museum and Science Centre, Queensland Art...

The Attraction of North Queensland, Australia Words: Len Rutledge  Images: Phensri Rutledge With international airports at both Cairns and Townsville, North Queensland, Australia is accessible from most places in the world. Multiple daily flights from Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane bring Australians from the southern part of the country to this northern paradise. The area is booming but many international and domestic visitors arrive, however, without firm ideas on what to do and see. Here are a few suggestions about some things that...

Len Rutledge Luxury and experiential travel are changing the travel industry and the way many people think about travel. While trips to see grandma will always occur, family trips today are often camping safaris through Africa or visits to remote lodges in Bhutan. Today’s travellers are braver than ever and are prepared to travel well off the beaten track. They are looking for something unique and individual.  As new destinations emerge, traditional tourist hotspots and resorts have to rethink their approach in order to stay relevant. I...

Australia is one of the most sought after vacation destinations of all time. This place offers so many different types of activities for visitors to explore, it’s no wonder why some of its most popular activities show up on the countless bucket list. Scuba Diving in the Great Barrier Reef There are many destinations on this great planet that offer great scuba diving opportunities, but none quite like the Great Barrier Reef. This adventure is the most popular dream of travellers who love to scuba dive. You have not lived the great...

The Gold Coast in Australia is one of the best entertainment hubs for tourists and holidaymakers. Endowed with a brilliant tropical weather, this unique part of Australia is an excellent place to enjoy surfing at the beach, whale watching, diving, surfing, rainforest tours and dinner shows. At the gold Coast, you can partake in a variety of activities that suit your taste and lifestyle. To make it easier for you to get the best out of your next visit, we have provided the following exciting activities that you should do in the Gold Coast. Take...