4 Things That Make Brisbane The Quintessential Australian City

Brisbane Lights from Kangaroo Point

There are many reasons why a trip to Australia appeals to adventurous holidaymakers all over the world. First off, and most obvious is the incredible weather that is at its warmest when the rest of the world is digging out its thermal underwear. There’s also the incredible and unique ecosystem with stunning plant and animal life that can’t be seen anywhere else on Earth. Then, of course, there’s the beaches. Oh, and who can forget the food! And the wine? Oh my goodness. You simply haven’t lived until you’ve visited an Aussie winery (although their Kiwi neighbours are no slouches …

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Backpacking Around The Beautiful UK

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Often when you think about backpacking, it’s Thailand and Australia which come to mind. But what about the beautiful areas of the United Kingdom? Whether you are from the UK yourself and have lived there all your life, or you have never been, either way, there are some beautiful places to explore. Home to traditional pubs, hills full of sheep and Her Majesty, the Queen, if you’re a fan of pub crawls, adorable countryside towns or you love fantastic cities full of history, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales has it all and while these countries may be close in …

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3 Of The World’s Greatest Natural Sights – And How To See Them

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If you are a keen traveller, you will no doubt already have a long list of places that you would like to visit, re-visit, or sights that you want to see. When it comes to some of the world’s most amazing or beautiful sights out there, there are plenty to choose between, and if anything it is likely that you will often find yourself experiencing a kind of paralysis of choice. This can make it hard to know where to go and when, and it can mean that you always feel as if you are still missing out on other …

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7 Reasons Why Travelling Is Good For You

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When it comes to travel, everyone should be doing it. That doesn’t mean going to the same holiday location every year because it’s merely somewhere familiar. Travelling and seeing what the world has to offer is good for you in a number of ways and here are seven reasons why it will do you a world of good – pun intended. It Gives You Life Experiences When travelling, many of us will find package holidays, lounging by the pool and enjoying an all-inclusive option, a great idea. And why not? Many of us will spend our time working hard and …

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3 Reasons Why You Should Do a Bit of Adventure Travel

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As we all know, the world is an amazing place, and there’s a whole lot of adventure to be had out there. Any kind of travel experience has the potential to be powerful and uplifting, whether it entails checking out some great cultural landmarks from the past, or just being in a different setting to your usual one, and getting a new perspective on things. That being said, if you’ve never done an “adventure vacation” before, or even considered it, you should really think about giving it a shot. There are many different forms of adventure vacation, but the common …

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Everything To Know About Seeing Sports Abroad

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Plenty of travelers have little to no interest in sports and thus aren’t particularly concerned with this topic. That said, no one needs to be a diehard sports lover to enjoy them abroad. There’s something really fun about seeing a stadium in a foreign city, mingling with local fans, and seeing how a population can come alive with the highs and lows of sport. It’s not a stretch to say that in many places around the world sport is very much part of the culture – and thus worth interacting with for tourists. Ultimately, seeing sports abroad is its own …

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Uplifting Vacation Options to Help Heal a Broken Heart

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Breakups are very unfortunate events, and trying to move on after that can be quite the challenge. Some people find it so hard to move on after a breakup that they think it is just okay not to move on at all. Other people drown themselves in their work so that they cannot think of those happy memories that now hurt them so much. Distractions are great for people undergoing a breakup. Other people drown themselves in drinking sessions with friends who know how to have a good time only. But why not try to get away from it all …

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On Board the Dream-like Trans-Mongolian Train

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I’d like to call myself an enthusiast of long rail journeys. There’s something melodic about the slow but constant change of scenery as the train trundles past tarnished railway tracks. My trip from Moscow, Russia to Beijing, China via the Trans-Mongolian Railway was one such voyage. The route crosses two continents, three vast countries, and several prominent landmarks, including a vast portion of Siberia, the Ural Mountains, Lake Baikal, the Gobi Desert, and the Great Wall of China. I admit that before embarking on this journey, I entertained myths about endless snow, frozen soil, and blizzards that caused trains to …

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Chasing Waterfalls in North Bali

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Imagine golden sunrises, misty unpaved roads, and lushly forested trails that lead to a mystical waterfall. Even for a top tourist destination, Bali still offers plenty of surprises. If you’re not one for crowds and seek a quiet but adventure-packed, off-the-beaten-path experience, head up to North Bali’s central, highland region. A Step Back in Time North Bali is the perfect place to soak in the local and colonial history. Its main cities Lovina, Seririt, and Singaraja are far removed from the bustle of the island’s central, eastern, and southern townships. Nevertheless, the friendliness of the locals is ever-present, as with …

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Must-Read: 6 Travel Books that Will Arouse that Nomad in You

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A compelling book has the power to change your life. Moving from one chapter to another is an adventure in itself, inspiring you to take action and follow suit. Many of the travelers I’ve met are avid readers and students of the written word. On idle nights in hostels or campsites, I’d find them in a quiet corner, holed up with a book. In my case, it was Jack Kerouac’s ”On the Road,” which led me to decide that I would spend my life discovering the rich possibilities of this “too-big world.” Today, the travel genre has expanded, with titles …

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