These days we arrange every aspect of our trips online, which gives us complete control over where we go and what we do. Taking that a step further, we now work out a rough frame of our holiday at home, book the necessary airfares and other critical items before we leave, then work out and book the rest of our …
I recently purchased a new camera and some other items, which made traveling overseas attractive, as here in Australia we can claim back the 10% GST if we travel within sixty days of purchase. New Zealand is the closest country to Sydney, and there are usually cheap flights available.
Australia’s most popular tourist beach, Bondi Beach, is usually busy during the day, but quiets down a bit after dark. Bondi Beach at night maintains a vibrant seaside suburb atmosphere, with many interesting places to drink, eat and be entertained, while the well lit boardwalk provides an enjoyable place to exercise.
Vietnam is a popular tourist destination with many interesting places to visit. The people are friendly and your dollar goes a long way, especially outside of Ho Chi Minh. I travelled the well worn path from Hanoi to the Mekong Delta. Here are my 5 favourite destinations.
Phuket is Thailand’s Tropical beach playground, with many amazing places to explore. Below are my Top Six.
We set off from Sydney at 11am, later than planned but not unexpected based on previous trips. This trip we plan to take the scenic route whenever possible, not the quickest, so instead of taking the highway directly to our first overnight stop at Jervis Bay, we followed the coast road from Stanwell Park.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has been a popular Gold Coast attraction for nearly 70 years. It contains a wide variety of native Australian wildlife, set on 40 hectares of parkland. It is known best for its flock of semi-tame Rainbow lorikeets, that visits twice a day and can be hand fed by visitors without having to pay an entry fee.
Hamilton Island is part of Queensland’s amazingly scenic Whitsunday Islands, which are roughly halfway between Brisbane and Cairns. Both Jetstar and Virgin fly there direct from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. We paid $150 each way from Sydney on a promotional deal.