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Your Guide to a Suite Stay in Canberra: Review of Pacific Suites

Posted by on 3:49 pm in Accommodation, Australia, Blog, Luxury Lifestyle | 0 comments

Your Guide to a Suite Stay in Canberra: Review of Pacific Suites

Having recently been named one of Lonely Planet’s Top 10 cities for 2018, Canberra has been receiving a lot of hype and attention.

Rare among Australia’s large cities in that it isn’t situated along the coast, Canberra is instead flanked by wild nature reserves where iconic wildlife roams, surrounded by wine country, and picturesquely nestled alongside Australia’s highest alpine peaks.

The well thought out and completely planned city may be nearly a 2 hour’s drive from the closest beach, but we found Canberra to offer more than enough excitement within the city to keep us entertained and not needing sand beneath our feet.

With a perfectly positioned base for exploring Australia’s bush capital in Pacific Suites Canberra, go behind the political scenes and discover a beautiful city surrounded by the calls of bushland wildlife that easily drowns out the shouting of MPs!

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5 Things They Don’t Tell You About Your First African Safari

Posted by on 12:06 pm in Blog, Botswana PAGE NEEDED, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda PAGE NEEDED, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia | 0 comments

5 Things They Don’t Tell You About Your First African Safari

Heading out on an African safari is an incredible experience, and especially for the wildlife enthusiast, getting up close and personal with some of the most majestic creatures on this planet is unlike anything else.

If you haven’t already added a safari trip to your bucket list, now is the time to do so! However, there are a few things you should know before you set off.

Here are five things they don’t tell you about your first safari.

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Adventurous Activities You Don’t Want to Miss in China

Posted by on 9:35 pm in Adventure Travel, Blog, China | 4 comments

Adventurous Activities You Don’t Want to Miss in China

It’s one of the biggest countries in the world, home to the largest population on the planet, heck- the landmass covers five entire time zones (errr, even though there’s only one).

There are no two ways about it: traveling in China is next some next level nomad business.

Anyone who’s ever spent time in the big Zhongguo can tell you that China’s diversity of language, culture, and landscape is enormous. Sometimes just traveling from province to province feels like you’re crossing international borders; it’s that different.

For the adventurous among us, this can actually be the most exciting thing about traveling in China- you can have a lifetime worth of crazy experiences, all within the borders of a single country.

From teetering over the edge of a sky-high mountain to skimming your surfboard down the lip of a wave, here’s our pick of the craziest, kookiest, and downright coolest outdoor activities you can do while traveling in China.

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Mantra Albury Hotel: A Sophisticated Stop Between Melbourne and Sydney

Posted by on 8:20 am in Accommodation, Australia, Blog | 6 comments

Mantra Albury Hotel: A Sophisticated Stop Between Melbourne and Sydney

For anyone considering an Australian road-trip, the first thing you’ll discover is that driving from Melbourne to Sydney or vice versa makes for a very long day.

The drive is nearly nine hours of dodging kangaroos on the road and literally counting sheep (to fall asleep if you’re a passenger, or, if you’re the one driving, to keep yourself entertained!).

Though thankfully, there is an easy way to avoid driver fatigue.

The solution is Albury.

To our surprise, for a city known as a convenient overnight stay, Albury proved to be far more than the quick stopover point we thought it was.

What we found was a city where the great Australian bush and meets modern urban sophistication. Where we stayed was the stunning Mantra Albury.

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Best Camping Spots in the UK for Families

Posted by on 10:38 pm in Accommodation, Adventure Travel, Blog, Eco Tourism, UK | 0 comments

Best Camping Spots in the UK for Families

The United Kingdom has a myriad of options for those seeking adventure. From waterfalls, to rivers, and mountains; you name it and the UK has it.

One activity that many people enjoy, regardless of age, is camping. Though for families traveling it’s important to choose a site that a) has enough space for children to play and b) is safe.

While there are a lot of camping sites in the UK, the following are some of the best spots we feel are most suitable for families.

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Things They Don’t Tell You About Traveling to Frankfurt

Posted by on 11:07 pm in Blog, Germany | 8 comments

Things They Don’t Tell You About Traveling to Frankfurt

Germany’s most underrated city, thousands of travelers pass through Frankfurt every month. Though being the “Gateway to Europe”, most travelers only pass through the airport, using the city’s central location as a convenient layover to reach the rest of the continent.

These travelers are missing out.

Mixing glittering skyscrapers with traditional medieval towns, Frankfurt is a city of sharp and constant contrasts, and unlike any other German city around.

From the business hub known as ‘Mainhattan’, to the ‘cosy apple-wine taverns serving hearty regional food’, Frankfurt is one that, given the chance, travelers will undoubtedly love.

Being a unique city, there are a couple of things you should know before traveling to Frankfurt; tips that you won’t typically find in any guide book.

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How to Choose an African Safari That’s Right For You

Posted by on 12:58 pm in Adventure Travel, Blog, Eco Tourism, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda PAGE NEEDED, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel Tips, World | 4 comments

How to Choose an African Safari That’s Right For You

Many of us dream of taking an African safari at least once in our lives. And to witness wild lions lazing in the grass, and elephants trekking across vast plains; to spend time watching a magical sunrise as the African landscape comes alive; this truly is the experience of a lifetime.

But just as there are many countries to choose from for an African safari, there are also many types of safari experience, and the key to planning a memorable trip is to choose one that aligns with your interests.

Whether you’re a wildlife explorer ready to track wildlife in a classic jeep, or a cultural enthusiast who wants to take a walking safari led by local tribes, there isn’t one set ‘African Safari’. There are a huge range of safaris suited to all types of travelers, and all types of budgets, so don’t be fooled into thinking that your destination is the most important choice to make.

Here are our tips for choosing the perfect safari experience.

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The Best (& Most Inspiring) Waterfalls to Visit in Tasmania

Posted by on 9:41 am in Australia, Blog, Eco Tourism | 11 comments

The Best (& Most Inspiring) Waterfalls to Visit in Tasmania

Living in Tasmania means I have well over 200 waterfalls to choose from that are scattered all across this wild and rugged island state.

While they may not be as massive or notable as Iguazu, Niagara, or Victoria Falls; the many cascades of Tasmania can be enjoyed in peace without the mass attention and tourism more popular waterfalls are flooded with.

Many of Tasmania’s most loved waterfalls are easily accessible and can be reached by short easy hikes. Others require a bit more stamina and navigation to reach, while some are just plain secretive and a bit of a challenge to experience.

Here are the top falls you’re sure to fall in love with.

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Tasmania’s Cradle of Wildlife: A Cradle Mountain Hotel Adventure

Posted by on 2:35 pm in Accommodation, Adventure Travel, Australia, Blog, Eco Tourism | 3 comments

Tasmania’s Cradle of Wildlife: A Cradle Mountain Hotel Adventure

Ask any resident or visitor to Tasmania about the biggest highlight of the island and most will say Cradle Mountain. Cradle Mountain–Lake St Clair National Park makes up part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, which is one of the largest conservation areas in Australia. Home to a wide array of rare and endemic plants and animals, it showcases the best nature and wildlife Tasmania has to offer.

According to latest statistics, half of all travelers to Tasmania come to see its wildlife and many natural attractions. Most travellers place Cradle Mountain on their itinerary due to its ease of access and range of facilities available.

The Cradle Mountain Hotel offers the chance to take in this wild and rugged natural Aussie icon in comfort and luxury. Our own personal Cradle Mountain Hotel experience was one we will never forget and already has us planning our next getaway to this remarkable part of Tasmania.

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The Top 5 Frustrations When Booking Your Hotel Online

Posted by on 7:41 pm in Accommodation, Blog, Budget Travel | 8 comments

The Top 5 Frustrations When Booking Your Hotel Online

Booking hotels via Online Travel Agencies (OTA’s) like Expedia and Booking has become very easy and convenient. Meta search websites like Kayak and Trivago have become so mainstream that they’re household names.

Before the internet, being able to find any information about hotels was the problem, and the above mentioned websites emerged to solve this. But now, 20 years later, shifting through the information is the problem, and the same websites are doing very little to help.

In fact, a closer look reveals that they are doing the opposite. Actively working to make the booking process confusing.

From misleading claims about discounts, to giving a false impression of room availability, and rushing you into booking decisions; in some cases OTA’s have become so bad that government authorities have stepped in to take action.

Especially for those of us who are passionate about travel and booking our own trips everyday, booking hotels online has become frustrating.

Here are the top 5 frustrations about booking hotels online (don’t worry, there’s a solution!)

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