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3 Reasons Why Australia Will Steal Your Heart

Australia is definitely one country which ticks all the boxes when it comes to travel. After all, it has fabulous cities like Sydney and Melbourne which have a ton of attractions, restaurants, and bars to seek your teeth into. And the countryside is amazing with people flocking to the country for a spot of hiking or trekking. The beaches are also top notch with plenty of opportunities to sunbathe and surf. However, there are some other less obvious reasons why Aussie is a fabulous place for your holiday. In fact, here are three reasons why Australia will steal your heart. The amazing people You might have heard that Australia has some of the friendliest people in the world. And if you do make a trip to the beautiful country, you are bound to find out it’s true. After all, they are very welcoming to tourists and make you feel at home. In fact, you are bound to strike up a conversation with the locals while you are in the country. And then you are likely …

So, You Want To Go Long Haul?

There are so many types of holidays on the market and trying to decide what sort of holiday you should take is so overwhelming! You can truly feel spoilt for choice when you pick your yearly holiday. If you want a true experience of another culture, in another country and on the other side of the world, a long-haul holiday is going to be your best option. Long-haul destinations used to be the stuff of holiday dreams, with far-flung lands and adventures only a dream of the wealthy among us. Now? Now you can find long-haul holiday bargains which can sometimes be cheaper than a short flight to the country next door. Long-haul holidays are often a better option for your break, and we’ve compiled a list of reasons why you should look into long-haul instead of a short break: Luxury Any website you holiday search on will show you long-haul holidays that are full of spun sugar beaches, crystal clear waters and palm trees lining the beach. That isn’t to say you won’t get …

Planning An Aussie Adventure

Australia remains a top holiday destination for its iconic culture, unique nature and celebrated city sights. If you’ve been thinking of journeying down under, here are some of the key facts you need to know before jetting off. When to go? The most popular times to go to Australia are summer and winter, but these are also the most expensive times and the busiest. To avoid the crowds and save money on flights and accommodation, you’re best off visiting out of season either between September and November or between March and May. The climate during these periods is also more manageable – visiting in summer (our winter) can be fairly hostile if you’re not used to hot temperatures. What to see? There are countless things to see in Australia from Uluru to the Sydney Opera House to The Great Barrier Reef. Because these sights are so spread out, it can be difficult seeing everything in one trip unless you book accommodation in different places across the country. Many people will stay a week in either …

Australia Through The Senses

The majority of us who travel are extremely sensual people. We fall in love with a country if it ignites our senses. Let’s be honest; a sensual journey isn’t one you’re going to forget in a hurry. We are forever underestimating how important touch, sight,  and taste are to our experiences. But, giving thought to how your senses experience your next holiday will make a huge difference. One destination that’s sure to go down well on every front is Australia. If you’re not convinced, we’re going to take a sensual journey through the country down under. TO SEE Let’s start with sight. In many ways, this is the sense that’s most essential to any trip. It’s certainly the one we’ll remember for the longest time. The good news is, there’s plenty of memorable things to see during your Aussie trip. We had to start this list with The Great Barrier Reef. This Reef is the largest living organism on earth, and can even be seen from space. So, no Australian trip would be complete without …

Weird and Wonderful Australian Activities That You Won’t Want To Miss

Many people go to Australia for the surfing, sun and sand lifestyle, but there is much more to experience in this magical land than that. Read on to find out where the weirdest and most wonderful things this country has to offer are and why you should pay them a visit. Kolas and Kangaroos There is plenty to see for animal lovers is Oz. Australia is known for its extensive and unusual wildlife, in particular, its marsupial population. After the kangaroo, koalas are probably Australia’s most famous marsupials. Marsupials are hot blooded animals like mammals. But unlike mammals, once their young are born they remain in a pouch on the creature body until they reach a certain stage of maturity. But did you know that Dreamworld on the Gold Coast has a blue eyed one that you can see? Go pay him a visit! Coober Pedy Whether this strange Australian town is more famous for the opals that it mines or the fact that that it is all underground is a mystery. It definitely worth …

Why The Kimberley is Australia’s Hidden Gem

Holidaying in Australia is something that really does reward the passionate traveler. Every country in the world has its attractions, but in Australia your wanderlust will be rewarded in spades. There is much to see and do in the cities, but for people who travel in the hope of seeing something remarkable, it’s once you step into the wilder country that things get special. If you aren’t Australian, then it can be easy to think of the country as Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Outback. Easy, but unfair. The less beaten track deserves more than to be condensed just “the Outback”. One of its most remarkable areas, the Kimberley, is filled with delights you should definitely sample. If you are someone who appreciates natural beauty, then the Kimberley has everything. It’s one of those perfect holiday experiences. Listed below are some of the reasons you’ll never regret visiting. The Horizontal Waterfalls Nicknamed the “Horries”, these are a stunning natural phenomenon. Described by no less an authority than David Attenborough as one of the natural wonders …

So Why Is Western Australia So Appealing?

You all know I love the warmth of the sun more than the cold and the snow. I’ve always been drawn to hotter climes, so I’ve been thinking about some of the places I’ve yet to explore around the world. One place that continues to fascinate me is Western Australia. It’s known for being hot and dry, but it’s also a place well-known for extraordinary vacations. Not everyone gets a chance to head out to Australia, so I thought I’d let you know a few of its secrets here. The land in Western Australia is thought to be very ancient and worn. This means the soil is largely infertile without the help of special farming techniques. Yet 2.6 million people have made this giant state their home, with the majority living in Perth.Perth is a vibrant city, even though it is quite small compared to some of the other major cities around the world. The southwestern coast enjoys a climate much like the Mediterranean which is really appealing to me! There are lots of areas …

Win a Trip for 2 in Australia, Europe, Asia or USA

TourRadar and Contiki are giving away a Trip for 2 to one lucky winner! All you gotta do is Like the TourRadar Facebook page, enter your email address and carefully select the trip of your choice. The trips take place in Australia, Asia, Europe and USA. The itineraries are really amazing, and they would be a lot of fun. You just have to keep in mind that you will be paying for plane ride to one of these places if you do indeed win. Good Luck! 🙂

Motherhood Around the World

Last year I came across these beautiful and very interesting stories on families raising their children abroad and the contrast between their new country and their home country. I’m posting links to all of those articles bellow. They are quiet interesting, not just for mothers and families, but I believe any traveller will appreciate reading these. 24 Surprising Things about Parenting in the United States 18 Surprising Things about Parenting in Chile 13 Surprising Things about Parenting in Turkey 14 Surprising Things about Parenting in Australia 20 Surprising Things about Parenting in Germany 16 Surprising Things about Parenting in China 15 Surprising Things about Parenting in England 12 Surprising Things about Parenting in India 10 Surprising Things About Parenting in Mexico 12 Surprising Things About Parenting in Abu Dhabi 11 Surprising Things About Parenting in Northern Ireland 13 Surprising Things About Parenting in Congo 10 Surprising Things about Parenting in Japan