You might be about to embark on an extended world journey or may be taking a short break away somewhere closer to home. Chances are you're excited about heading away and are up to your elbows sorting out your holiday plans. Passport - check, packing list - check, travel insurance - check! To ensure that you can truly immerse yourself in that well deserved holiday - make sure you include some important home preparation in your pre-trip planning.
So you've taken the plunge and booked a group tour? Still got your doubts as to whether it's the right mode of travel for you? You may be a seasoned independent traveller or you may be dipping your toe into travel for the first time, regardless, it's natural (and completely ok) to have a few concerns about spending so much time with so many people. Rest assured, the benefits of group touring will not only enhance your travel experience, chances they'll have you coming back for more. Here's our take on why:-
That's the age-old questioned that spans generations and is asked by backpackers across the globe. The debate rages on in many a hostel and bus station about the best possible method to get the maximum amount of clothing in to the most minimum of spaces. But what about when you've moved on from backpacking? There are still many quandaries about what to pack and how to pack when your chosen method of travel allows you to use a good old fashioned suitcase.
We've been dreaming of island holidays, Pacific Island holidays to be specific.....beaches, snorkelling, warm sea breezes, local island culture, sensual food....sound like your kind of winter escape? The Pacific is just there, a hop, skip and jump from Australia's eastern airports. It's surely the most alluring of holiday destinations for those of us who are in need of a relaxing, exotic and not too far away, 'flop and drop'. Here's our pick of the bunch for escaping to the Pacific:
Monday June 5th is World Environment Day. Widely celebrated in over 100 countries, this is the United Nation's flagship campaign that promotes awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Our global environment! Millions of people take part each year, and have done so since the inaugural day in 1974. That's over 4 decades of driving environmental action!!
As autumn in Queensland draws to a close and winter starts knocking on our door, the Broad-leaved Paperbarks are in full bloom. They are truly beautiful , completely fascinating and almost distracting out of the office window - their trunks are covered in their signature thick beige papery bark, and their creamy bottlebrush-like flowers are in abundance. They are a last hurrah to warmer days, and possibly a promise that on the other side of winter, spring will...well, spring will spring!
Until the mid 1800's Australian's travelled our vast continent by horse drawn transport and coast shipping services. Then the first railway line in Australia opened in 1854 between Melbourne's Finders Street Station and Sandridge (now Port Melbourne), and transport never looked the same again! Rail lines opened up across each state, eventually connecting all states and territories and Australians far and wide. Today Australia boasts some of the world's greatest rail journeys, here's our pick of the bunch, all of them are a must