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Flowers at a NSW spa.

Escape the big smoke and stress of the city to relax and explore the lovely and unique locations New South Wales has to offer. Spa retreats encourage you to slow down, rest easy and eat healthy local food while being pampered by the magical fingertips of the best beauty therapists around. Combine these two experiences [...]

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What To Do If Your Flight Is Cancelled or Delayed

June 16, 2014

Flight cancellations happen more regularly than you might think. In fact due to the extreme winter weather conditions experienced in the United States this winter, more than 75,000 flights were cancelled in the country between December 2013 and February 2014. We’re luckier in Australia and New Zealand, with fewer cancellations on average, but they are still a regular [...]

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Best Family-Friendly Adventures in Morocco

April 4, 2014

Morocco is a beautiful country, with sights, sounds, and smells that will capture your imagination. As with all new places that you travel with children, though, it’s important to plan ahead to ensure that the new experiences you crave will also appeal to the younger generation. Here are five of the best experiences to be [...]

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The 5 Most Incredible Medieval Castles in Germany

March 20, 2014

Beer and Pretzels aren’t the only reasons to travel to Germany, this country has some of the most well preserved medieval castles in the world.   Image Source: Cezary Piwowarski From the mountain tops to islands in the middle of lakes, here are the top picks. Neuschwanstein Castle Where is it? Neuschwanstein Castle can be found [...]

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3 Spectacular Sites on a Silk Route Bike Tour

March 12, 2014

Although there are many transportation modes you can choose when seeing the world, going on an international cycling tour is a particularly satisfying way to meet new people, soak up the local culture, and experience a country’s terrain firsthand. There are bike tours all over the world for people of every ability level, but for [...]

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Best attractions with kids in Turkey, 2014

February 25, 2014

If you’re going on holiday to Turkey as a family it’s easy to keep your kids entertained. Turkey is a very popular holiday destination located in-between Europe and Asia and offers reasonably cheap holiday for a family. So what makes it a great family option? Here are five fabulous attractions on offer, that the children will [...]

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Need a parking spot? Stop driving around in circles and grab your mobile.

February 6, 2014

We’ve all done it, driven around and around in circles searching for that elusive parking spot. Finding a great park, can make or break a day out. A free park even better. Now with a little research (and knowing the right sites) finding a park could be as easy as pie. The site you need is Parkhound.com.au Recently launched [...]

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Two Must-See Places Off the Beaten Path in Japan

January 24, 2014

When you think of Japan, what comes to mind? Tokyo? Kyoto? Osaka? Most people think of busy streets, crowded trains, small apartments and, of course, sushi. There is a whole lot more to Japan than that image. I spent two years living in a much slower paced area of Japan as an Assistant Language Teacher [...]

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The secret Sydney car parking spots – for as close to free or at least as cheap as we can find

January 13, 2014

Everyone loves Sydney.  From the nightlife, shopping and an epic coastline, this is Australia’s  exciting places to explore on your own or with friends or family.  While the best things in life are free, that doesn’t stop Sydney from being one pricey mistress – the shoes, the food, the museums and galleries.  With the world’s [...]

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The French colonial buildings of central Saigon

December 14, 2013

Living and working in Saigon is a real pleasure for me. Every time I go into the city center, and by that I generally mean the centre of District 1, I am fascinated by the cultural and historical referencesthat are simply everywhere. Nothing demonstrates this greater, in my opinion, than the wonderful French colonial buildings that [...]

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Why you should make the extra trip over to Florida..

November 19, 2013

Florida is Better than California! Now for anyone from Australia or New Zealand wanting to travel to America to see Disney, the first stop is California. It’s the closest stop as you have to cross the wide Pacific. The Europeans don’t fully understand it, as they enjoy their holidays in Florida with its smorgasbord board [...]

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5 best places to celebrate Halloween around the world.

October 30, 2013

For most of the world Halloween isn’t quite as big of a cultural phenomenon as it is in the US,  so the opportunity to spend Halloween somewhere where Halloween is considered a “big deal” would be a real treat. Some cities really take the spooky traditions to extremes by celebrating with huge festivals, creepy midnight [...]

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4 great things to do in Townsville with kids

October 28, 2013

Townsville is a wonderful holiday destination for families. The good weather means beaches and attractions are accessible most of the year. Here are four things to do with the kids in Townsville. The Strand Where is it? The Strand is probably Townsville’s most well known landmark. It’s only a few minutes from the township and runs [...]

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