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  • 7 Things To Do In Gulf County, Florida

    7 Things To Do In Gulf County, Florida

    Southeast, USA

    I first discovered Gulf County in 2016. There's so much to love about this gorgeous coastal region on Florida's panhandle, located less than 2 hours drive southwest of the capital, Tallahassee. Apart from the vast natural beauty that abounds in Gulf County, there's a ton of fun things to do on your beach getaway. Whether your seeking adventure or relaxation, you'll find it here.

  • America's National Monuments Need Your Help

    America's National Monuments Need Your Help


    So much of the United States is blessed with an abundance of beautiful national monuments, parks, and forests. These really belong to all people, and should be shared in a sustainable way. Find out why America's National Monuments are under threat and what you can do to protect them.

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Bali - Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This

    The Ritz-Carlton, Bali - Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This

    Bali, Indonesia

    There are vacations, and then there are dreams that come true. Staying at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali is one such dream. Combine a grand tropical vision of castles in the sky, world-class cuisine that's almost too good to eat, VIP treatment at every step, warm gentle coconut-scented breezes and a zippy golf cart on call… and now you're getting close to what it feels like to unwind at one of Bali's top resorts.

  • 3 Reasons Why I Love Swissotel

    3 Reasons Why I Love Swissotel

    Travel Tips

    There are certain things the Swiss are known for. Chocolate, ski resorts, and pocket knives, for instance, have all been revolutionised after Switzerland put its stamp on them. And hospitality, of course. Find out why I choose Swissotel when I travel around the world.

  • 8 Ways The Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa Will Wow You

    8 Ways The Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa Will Wow You

    Bali, Indonesia

    What pops into your mind when you think of Bali? Is it the historic religious sites and cultural celebrations? Or stunning beaches offering ample activities for everyone in the family? The Holiday Inn Bali Benoa is the best of both worlds – offering the luxuries of a private beachside resort but with easy access to the island’s cultural hotspots and activities.

  • 27 Christmas Gift Ideas for Travellers 2017

    27 Christmas Gift Ideas for Travellers 2017

    Travel Tips

    Travel can make things tough. Buying Christmas gifts for your loved one, family member, friend or even yourself is tricky at the best of times. Even more so when you’re looking for a travel friendly gift. So, I’ve done all the hard work out for you – I’ve researched, compared and even tested each of these 27 Christmas gift ideas. And they live up to my lofty standards as an experienced traveller.

  • Top 10 Travel Instagrammers of 2017

    Top 10 Travel Instagrammers of 2017

    Travel Experts

    One thing that consistently surprises me about social media, and the Internet in general, is its incredible ability to motivate me. Or, perhaps more accurately, keep that fire lit and the excitement level high for the next border crossing or big road trip.

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  • What You Need to Know to Plan a Trip to Disney World

    What You Need to Know to Plan a Trip to Disney World

    Guest Blogs

    Walt Disney World Resort, or Disneyworld, is Florida's (and the world's) most famous entertainment complex, covering 30,500 acres - the equivalent size to San Francisco! Located in Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista, Disney World guarantees a magical experience for the entire family.

  • What Is An ESTA USA Visa And Why Should You Know About It?

    What Is An ESTA USA Visa And Why Should You Know About It?

    Guest Blogs

    Travelling to the USA is not as straightforward as you might think after discussing plans with a travel agency. There are many things that can go wrong due to the complicated visa system in place. One of them is in relation to ESTA, which is an automated system that is determining visitor eligibility when travelling to the US through VWP (Visa Waiver Program). ESTA will not guarantee that you can be admitted in the country so do not instantly dream about visiting Manhattan. This happens only when you arrive.

  • 5 Tips for Traveling With Your Children

    5 Tips for Traveling With Your Children

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    Planning one of your child's first trips is extremely exciting. You want this to be a memorable trip so you've taken extra steps to find the best hotel and the shortest flight possible. As a traveling Australian family, you've probably researched where to buy travel insurance and found quality coverage to protect your family in the event of sickness or injury.

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