Hotel Review: QT Canberra Hotel, Australian Capital Territory Australian Capital Territory / Hotel Review

Heading off to the Australian capital Canberra most people look at you with bemusement and ask the question why? What most people don’t realise is that there is plenty to see and do in Canberra and it all doesn’t have to be full of political drib drab. However whilst staying in Canberra there is a hotel that offers a funky approach to politics with the politically inspired...

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Velocity Global Wallet adds South African Rand Other News

As of today (15 January 2015) it has become easier to spend your well earned money in South Africa with the travel money card from airline Virgin Australia the Velocity Global Wallet adding support for the South African currency Rand (ZAR). Support for the currency makes sense with closer ties between Virgin Australia and South African Airways as well as a partnership between Etihad Airways...

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Planning a European adventure with Busabout Busabout / Europe

Right now is the time to be finalising plans for travelling to Europe in 2015 and if you haven’t started yet then get on it before prices for flights, accommodation and tours skyrocket or become sold out. I’m planning on returning to Europe in 2015 and have been planning for the last couple of months in detail what I want to do and will now...

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Hotel Review: Somerset on the Pier, Hobart, Tasmania Hotel Review / Tasmania

When visiting a major city I find that one of the most important things to do is make sure you try and stay in accommodation that has high impact and gives you a special feeling for what that city is about. Of course any sensible person will need to take budget into consideration and staying in a place with those attributes screams expensive, but sometimes...

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Hotel Review: Freycinet Eco Retreat, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania Hotel Review / Tasmania

Coming along the Tasman Highway and subsequently Coles Bay Road you can’t help to be amazed by the impressive scenery along one of Tasmania’s great driving routes. The Freycinet area is a place that must be visited on any Tasmanian holiday and while staying in the area I chose to stay at the Freycinet Eco Retreat just 9 kilometres or a ten minute drive from...

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Reduce international mobile charges, Global Roaming SIM’s compared Other News

One of the biggest expenses while travelling overseas for many people has been the bill shock received once returning home from a trip using a mobile phone in a foreign country. Roaming costs are extreme with the local phone networks blaming the overseas providers for overcharging them for customers using another network. While only recently Australian telco’s have started to reduce foreign roaming charges and forge...

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How to spend a long weekend in Sydney New South Wales

Trying to escape the 9-5 grind can be a difficult task, by the time it comes to Friday you have switched off and turned into weekend mode often wanting to shut off from the world and rejuvenate so you can do it all again on Monday. Having said that it is also important to be able to schedule in some time for the occasional long...

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Going for a spin on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel Victoria

Melbourne’s newest attraction is open for business, the 120 metre high Melbourne Star Observation Wheel which takes inspiration from its bigger cousins in London (London Eye), Singapore (Singapore Flyer) and the Las Vegas Flyer. Offering views of the Melbourne Skyline, Port Philip Bay, the Port of Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs, the controversial Melbourne Star Observation Wheel has now been in full operation for over 6 months, this being...

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GALLERY: Lizard Island’s Anchor Bay Australia / Far North Queensland / Lizard Island

For just over a year I lived and worked on a tropical island in Far North Queensland, usually reserved for the rich or famous. Lizard Island is one of the most extraordinary and beautiful islands in Australia and I am going to share with you some photo galleries in several parts to showcase the beauty of this island. Lizard Island recently was devastated by category 5...

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Hotel Review: Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, Melbourne, Australia Hotel Review / Victoria

Have you ever wanted to play tourist in your own city? Well that is what I did one weekend by staying two nights in one of Melbourne’s newest hotels. Hilton have moved from there traditional Melbourne home which was once dubbed Hilton on the Park near the Melbourne Cricket ground, this has been transformed into a Pullman Hotel and now you can stay with Hilton at...

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Going on a tour? Meet your fellow travellers before leaving home with TourRadar Other News

One of the most confronting and daunting tasks of joining a group tour is the “getting to know you” phase and introducing yourself. Often on group tours you are forced on the first day to play the old getting to know you games, which is usually sitting next to everyone on the bus and talking about yourself for 2 minutes. The process is simply awkward,...

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Are Travel Money Cards really worth the hassle? Travel Advice

The Australian travel money card market is becoming increasingly saturated each year with more and more players offering a new product usually offering a pre paid debit card linked to Visa or Mastercard that will include a range of the most popular currencies with virtual wallets. It can be quite overwhelming trying to decide which product offers the best value for money with some having...

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