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Living the Impossible Dream?

Ever get the feeling you ought to broaden those horizons? For so many of us, life revolves around work and home, and while enlivened by, say, a night at the cinema or a drink with friends in your local, there’s also that creeping sense your time could be better spent. Throughout history, travel has been a tried and tested way of breaking the chains of conventionality. But travel means money, right? Well, the short answer to that particular question is ‘yes’, but what if you could earn money on the move? Or better yet, earn money online? Successful travelers, more…

How to Find the Cheapest Air Fares

Cheap is not always such a sweet word. Most of the time, it is another word for low quality and all the negative attributes of an inferior product. When it comes to airfare, however, cheap often means that someone is sharp and knowledgeable enough to go for the best deal. While the saved money will be put to better use somewhere else, you don’t have to forgo an iota of comfort or superb service during the flight. The main—and usually the only—difference between a traveller who paid more for a flight and one who paid less is nothing else but…

Australia: Where to Start?

With so many wonderful places to visit in such a stunningly beautiful country, it is a job to decide where to start. So here is a choice of excellent hot spots. The Gold Coast The Gold Coast is home to golden beaches including the famous ‘Surfers Paradise,’ intertwined with a dynamic city full of life and action in between the sparkling high-rise buildings. Here you can find Coollangatta Ocean Swim, glorious spa retreats, fabulous theme parks, the unique Palazzo Versace, cool boutiques, restaurants, and bars galore. Adelaide This is the cultural capital of Southern Australia. Here you can enjoy yourself…

New Zealand: South or North Island?

If you're planning a trip to New Zealand, your choice of whether to visit the South or North Island depends to a large extent on what kind of person you are. The South Island is much more sparsely populated and very rich in natural life. You'll be able to see dolphins, penguins, seals and a fantastic variety of other bird and sea life. The Island has some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, including mountains that drop dramatically down to lakes at places like Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. The Fiordland National Park is listed by UNESCO as…

Depreciation of Yuan Affecting Travel Choices

The Yuan has weakened significantly against the dollar this year – much to the relief of the Chinese leadership. But Chinese holidaymakers are faced with tough decisions on how to make their Yuan go further. Their changing priorities will definitely affect the travel and tourism industry. Chinese people still very much want to travel abroad. A Shanghai-based travel agency said recently that during the upcoming Chinese Spring Festival (the Chinese New Year), 6 million Chinese tourists would take a trip to overseas countries. Chinese tourists as a whole spend the equivalent of $14.37 billion overseas – a staggering amount of…

The Best Places to Travel in 2017

Southeast Asia Travelling through Southeast Asia, or to be more precise, Peninsular Southeast Asia, is one of the most amazing experiences you can have. Peninsular Southeast Asia is a region that contains seven uniquely fascinating countries: Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Burma, Malaysia and Singapore, and, time permitting, you can easily arrange to visit some of them or even all of them within the same travel plan. All are very hot tropical countries with drenching rainy seasons, but from November to around mid February, they all enter their annual cool-dry season, a period with warm unbroken sunshine almost every day. To…

Top 7 Destinations In Europe

Wondering which destination in Europe should be next on your list? Have a look through the following Top 7 destinations for ideas. Loire Valley, France Following the Loire as it winds through the picturesque valley you can stop off at any number of fairy-tale French chateaux. Chenonceau, for example, looks like something straight out of a Disney movie. It was bought by Henri II for his governess turned mistress, who upon Henri’s death, was promptly evicted by his wife, who moved in herself. Barcelona, Spain Barcelona is a beautiful, relaxed city, with culture to match any other European destination. A…