Brendan van Son writes: Sometimes you don't even need to have travelled somewhere for it to hold a special place in your heart. West Africa is that place to me. In the New Year, I will finally have the chance to visit this place that I have longed for. Finally making my move from South America to Africa, I will begin my trip in Morocco and work my way down along the western side of Africa.
These are the things I'm most looking forward to seeing and experiencing:Read More
The Christmas holidays are almost upon us, and in our minds many of us have already swapped our desks for the beach.
We asked our Facebook fans where they think the best beach in the world is. Some were close to home, others were so exotic we'd never even heard of them! But all of them had one thing in common, we'd all give our right arm to be relaxing there this very instant!
Take a look and get inspired:
Mary Clark Bondi beachRead More
Bret Love is today's guest blogger. He writes that responsible, sustainable travel is built on a fairly simple principle: Try to leave every place you visit a little bit better than it was when you got there. But aside from the old adage, “Take only pictures, leave only footprints,” what steps can you take to have a positive impact? Here are a few of his favorite tips:Read More
The increasingly popular island destination of Borneo, in Malaysia is a spectacular eco-tourist destination offering some of the most unique travel experiences and wildlife adventures on the planet.
There are so many reasons to explore Borneo – Marissa Cooke has five to get you started:
The world’s largest flowerRead More
What better time to think about ‘gotta-go’ destinations and get your wanderlust on than in the countdown to Christmas holidays? Marissa Cooke is today's guest blogger, and to help your mind wander (even if you can’t!), she's made her own version of the 12 Days of Christmas.
It goes a little something like this…Read More
Travel blogger Brendan van Son has just returned from a Gecko's trip to the Galapagos Islands:
Like anywhere I go, I had expectations before visiting the Galapagos Islands. I had a wishlist of all the things I wanted to see and experience. But like anywhere, the Galapagos had its own plans for me; and I'm certainly glad it did.Read More
Scott Pape is known as Australia’s favourite money guy. We'll be bringing you his fantastic travel-related tips, hints and advice on a regular basis so stay tuned:
“Calm down” said my better half.
She had a point. I was after all, arguing toe to toe with a Coles robot-checkout-chick – and losing.
“Place your items in the tray”, robot-woman kept saying in her smarmy, thirty-something, synthesised speech.Read More