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The Watson Adelaide – Your Guide to the Adelaide Art Scene

Posted by on 8:38 pm in Accommodation, Australia, Blog | 0 comments

The Watson Adelaide – Your Guide to the Adelaide Art Scene

I often say that travel is an art. It’s not simply as easy as booking a plane ticket, hotel room, and tours. Art is how we express ourselves and showcase our creativity and uniqueness.

How we travel should be no different than how we paint, sculpt, dance, or sing. It’s not simply about finding a destination that inspires us, it should be an avenue for creating your own unique journey. And that’s what I love about Adelaide.

Yes, South Australia’s capital has many notable attractions, but this isn’t a city that defines itself by a top 10 list. I found Adelaide to be a city that prides itself more in offering unique travel experiences than pushing must see attractions down your throat.

Adelaide is a destination where expressing yourself is the focus, and that begins from the moment you check into The Watson Art Series Hotel. Australia is home to several Art Series Hotels; a brand which looks to provide travelers with artistic comfort to inspire a unique journey.

Oscar Wilde said that “life imitates art far more than art imitates life”. Art has the ability to alter our perception of life, so we were more than happy to let the The Watson Art Series Hotel alter our perception of Adelaide.

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The 7 Best Wildlife Experiences & Natural Attractions in South Australia

Posted by on 8:49 pm in Australia, Blog | 1 comment

The 7 Best Wildlife Experiences & Natural Attractions in South Australia

No place in Australia offers such a diversity of natural landscapes than South Australia. From stunning beaches to the rugged and arid Outback, you’ll find some of Australia’s greatest natural treasures here.

And when it comes to wildlife, experience a wide variety of iconic Aussie animals in the wild by visiting places like Kangaroo Island, and come face to face with critically rare species from around the world at the Adelaide Zoo.

Adrenaline seekers can dive with great white sharks, go underground into caves filled with the remains of prehistoric beasts, explore sinkholes filled with lush gardens, and enjoy incredible underwater cave diving.

You can embark on the incredible Ghan railroad to Darwin or remain in the state to cross the Nullarbor Plain and see the Dingo Fence.

With outdoor adventure all around, the only trouble is finding enough time to experience it all. To make things easier, I give you some of South Australia’s greatest natural attractions and wildlife experiences.

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6 Underrated Destinations In Europe

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6 Underrated Destinations In Europe

For the last couple of years, tourism tendencies in Europe became even more patterned.

According to the World Tourism Barometer publication, most tourism to Europe is heavily focused on Western countries like Spain or France, while Eastern Europe continues to fly under the radar.

But there are many beautiful places all over Europe that deserve just as much recognition as the likes of Paris or Rome, so in this list we will present the most underrated destinations.

Consider traveling to these fabulous locations in 2019!

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Red Earth Motel – The Perfect Outback Base for Discovering Broken Hill

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Red Earth Motel – The Perfect Outback Base for Discovering Broken Hill

Growing up in Australia in the 90s, my knowledge of Broken Hill came about from the cult film Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Being only five years old I may not have fully understood the plot line at the time; of two drag queens who make their way across the Australian Outback from Sydney to Alice Springs, but I do remember it being both comical and colourful.

Much like Priscilla, I had only ever passed through Broken Hill briefly en route to Alice Springs to witness Uluru. However, this year I decided that needed to change.

A town named by the early explorer Charles Sturt, for he wrote in his diary that the site looked like a Broken Hill, this year we based ourselves in town for a couple of days.

Made famous by mining, Broken Hill has become the capital of Outback Australia. While I had always thought of the town as a quick stopover, I would end up being pleasantly surprised at the many offerings the town has along with the beautiful landscapes that surround it.

Red Earth Motel proved to be the perfect luxury Outback base.

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Activities in New Zealand You Don’t Want to Miss

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Activities in New Zealand You Don’t Want to Miss

New Zealand is a land of enchanted landscapes. Dozens of breathtaking beaches, incredible glaciers and the most beautiful fiordlands in the world grace her islands, making this a land where everything seems possible.

For the nature enthusiast and outdoor adventurer this is a paradise destination, though there are many things to do for a variety of different travel styles. Those traveling for food can taste typical kiwi dishes, such as lamb or mutton bird, or you can take part in a typical beer and wine taste.

Cultural buffs can immerse themselves in the rich history and unique culture of the Māori community. Sports fans can watch the All Blacks smash Australia in rugby; there’s a lot to choose from in New Zealand depending on what you feel like doing. Though the following 6 are activities that no-one should miss!

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The 5 Best Places to Fish Around the World

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The 5 Best Places to Fish Around the World

Fishing is an enjoyable pastime for millions of people around the world. It is an activity for parents to partake in with their children as well as something fun to do while on vacation or a day off.

It doesn’t matter if it’s saltwater fishing, freshwater fishing with bait and lures, or fly fishing; there are plenty of amazing spots around the world where you can reel in a big one.

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Things to do in Mildura

Posted by on 5:19 pm in Australia, Blog | 6 comments

Things to do in Mildura

Set on the banks of the Murray River and the edge of the outback, Mildura is what you get when you combine all the charm and hospitality of a small town with the seemingly limitless offerings of a major city.

A harmonious blend that goes down as well as fine wine (something Mildura also knows a thing about), it’s no wonder Melbournians look to Mildura as an escape from the hectic chaos of gridlocked traffic, never-ending construction, and overcrowding.

Embraced by the beautiful Murray River, Mildura is a multifaceted destination that offers abundant outdoor recreation (both on and off the water), stunning outback landscapes, a bustling food scene, and incredible wildlife experiences.

To visit Mildura is to experience life as it was meant to be. It’s life simplified, yet adventurous and exciting at the same time. See why Mildura has become one of our favorite Australian escapes. Create your itinerary off the following things to do.

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Qutub Minar: Understanding the History and Architecture Before You Go

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Qutub Minar: Understanding the History and Architecture Before You Go

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the tallest building in the world made of bricks, Qutub Minar is a 73-meter high tower that consists of five storeys and a spiral staircase with 379 steps.

Built-in red sandstone, Qutub Minar is a real masterpiece of Mughal Islamic craftsmanship. The design is based on the Minaret of Jam located in Western Afghanistan, which marks where the ancient city of Firuzkuh once stood.

The complex in which it stands is regarded as one of the most famous arrays of historical monuments in Delhi, so if you’re traveling to India it’s highly likely that you’ll find yourself (at some stage) in front of this famous minaret.

But with so much cultural heritage tied to one monument, it would be a shame to visit and not appreciate the story or history behind it.

We’ve got you covered.

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The Best Mountain Treks in Peru (that Aren’t Machu Picchu!)

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The Best Mountain Treks in Peru (that Aren’t Machu Picchu!)

Adventure travelers looking for incredible mountain treks will find a wealth of truly off the beaten path locations scattered around Peru.

While Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail receive the majority of attention, Peru offers a number of alternatives if you’re hoping to feel less like a tourist and more like a true explorer.

The Andes form the longest continental mountain range in the world, offering treks of all lengths and degrees of difficulties. Peru is lucky enough to be home to many of the most notable mountain treks along the range, many of which manage to remain under the radar from mass tourism.

There is no denying that Machu Picchu is an incredible Wonder of the World, but those looking for something more unique and less restrictive may want to look into some of Peru’s other incredible mountain treks.

The following treks will not only provide you with equally as impressive scenery, but will also leave you with stories very few other travelers have experienced.

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Seychelles on a Budget: How to Visit Without Breaking The Bank

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Seychelles on a Budget: How to Visit Without Breaking The Bank

The Seychelles is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in Africa, which is why it is often perceived as an expensive vacation.

While this isn’t an incorrect observation, it’s not exactly the entire truth either.

The most expensive thing about Seychelles will be your flights and your accommodation. However, with a little planning and research, you can easily visit Seychelles on a more frugal budget as well.

Having recently visited the Seychelles for a solo trip, I was easily able to manage 2 weeks here for 730 USD. Here are a few tips that can help you manage a budget-friendly trip in this exotic location too.

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