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Winter is coming. So it's the perfect time to start planning your winter getaway. And if it's a little sun-seeking you are after, what better place to do so than Malaysia, which is blessed with some of the most spectacular beaches on the planet.  With almost 900 scattered islands, and a vast 5,000km coastline on both sides of the Malaya Peninsula and along the coast of Borneo, the country offers beach holiday destinations to suit every taste and budget. In fact, the biggest challenge for many travellers might simply be choosing where to start. In which case, here are Tourism Malaysia’s top... Read More
With the leaves turning from green to brown and the sudden cool snap in the air, it can only mean one thing Autumn has finally arrived, and with Autumn comes the second round of school holidays. To help you and the family survive the holiday dulls and the cool change, Visit Canberra have put together a guide with autumn activities and adventures that the whole family can enjoy. Experience Spiders, a joint exhibition between Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre and the Australian Museum or have the kids explore their inner architects at the National Museum of Australia or why... Read More
I was super excited to announce to the world that I was in the beautiful Solomon Islands and this is the response I got! My fun loving, very well travelled, nature loving friend simply said "Why?" At the risk of sounding spoilt I wanted to respond and say "because it exists, therefore I must go".  I then realised that most people know little about this gem of the South Pacific. It seems the Solomon Islands has been in the shadows of its well known tourism neighbours, Fiji and Vanuatu for far too long.  The Solomon Islands is now emerging as an unspoilt, unpretentious nature lovers paradise! I... Read More
New York City, the "Big Apple" or the "City that never sleeps" whatever you like to call New York City, it sure is anything but boring! Situated on one of the world's largest natural harbors New York City consists of five boroughs, each of which is a separate county of New York State. The five boroughs – Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island – were consolidated into a single city in 1898. New York is the most densely populated major city in the United States. As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world and... Read More
American people are beyond proud of Yosemite.    ... by Josh Squire And so they should be. Yosemite was the first ever national park in the world alongside Yellowstone, and in my humble opinion, it is one of the very best. The nearest regional airport is a couple hours flight from Los Angelos or San Francisco, however its really simple to road trip it, just eight hours travel time from LA or 4 from San Francisco by train or vehicle.  Yosemite National Park is a breeze to visit.   When we arrived at Yosemite in the evening (we had spent the morning exploring LA), we couldn’t believe our eyes.... Read More
Summer is calling and whether your preference is sun, sand, sea or surf, Lake Macquarie is the perfect destination to plan your summer retreat. From amazing family friendly beaches, sea caves, isolated inlets and rock pools through to surf breaks, snorkelling spots, diving locations and kayaking routes, Lake Macquarie’s 30kms of unspoilt coastline is a water lover’s utopia. The district boasts a raft of beautiful beaches, many of which are patrolled during the summer months. Top picks include: Blacksmiths Beach – one of the area’s top swimming beaches protected by a break wall, plus with... Read More
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I recently had the pleasure of a road trip in regional Victoria and visited the beautiful North East Area. Towns such as Rutherglen, Benalla, Wangaratta, Glenrowan, Bright, Beechworth, Milawa and Eildon where high on our travel wishlist!  I was working in the region but decided to extend my stay and play tourist. I travel alot, mainly internationally, so I was quite excited about exploring some of our own beautiful backyard, Australia. I certainly was not disappointed! One of the first things I discovered was how easy this region is to access. I picked up a rental car at Melbourne airport and... Read More
Hit the road with the whole clan, a road trip is always an unforgettable adventure. Create family memories and explore the great nation of Australia with our suggested holiday itineraries. There’s no better way to experience a country than by hitting the road. The freedom to set your own itinerary, pull over when the whim takes you and choose the path less travelled is invaluable, and even more so when you have curious young ones in the backseat. Australia’s many miles of open road are prime for a driving odyssey: long, straight Outback highways, stunning coastal routes and urban streets.... Read More
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