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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...

Australia’s backland is intersected with unsealed roads and trails that offer some of the world’s best mountain biking adventures. For the majority of these trails you need to be well armed with equipment, mountain biking experience, and time. Although some of them are also suited for absolute beginners. Here are our favourites. Kakadu National Park, NT The flat terrain of the Northern Territory is ideal for mountain biking through. This makes riding down the highways a popular sport here. However, riding on the sealed roads, you...

With its outstanding skyscrapers towering against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean, Sydney, Australia, is considered by many as one of the most beautiful metropolitan areas in the world. Sydney is bustling with life and energy and provides a broad range of attractions and activities in which visitors can indulge when on holiday. Tourists can choose from a variety of options with something to please everyone. Below are five fun things to do in Sydney city: The Sydney Opera House Sydney boasts one of the world’s most renowned theatres,...

To really feel what is the life like at some place, you need to stay a bit longer than those two weeks of vacation. When you stay somewhere over a month or two, you start paying the bills and even looking for some part time job, you are seriously getting closer to the title of expat. If you are about to stay in Australia for this amount of time, here are some great and useful tips that you will definitely benefit from. Finding Suitable Accommodation If your stay is about to be closer to two months than just two weeks, you need to make...