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Last Minute Aussie Summer Holidays
It’s not too late to start planning and packing for a good old fashioned summer holiday on home turf. From the beaches, to the outback and city and outer regions, we’ve handpicked our top 10 last minute Australian summer holiday destinations, perfect for you and the whole family. So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your Aussie Summer Holiday today.
Trip.com11 Nov 2020 1 182
Best International Travel Destinations for Those on a Budget
International travel often seems maddeningly out of reach. Friends seems to be constantly posting on social media about magnificent tropical vacations spent at lush island resorts. If you’ve even wondered (or fumed) how it was possible, there’s a secret you’re probably not aware of just yet. International travel need not be prohibitively expensive. With the right combination of airfare hunting and budget-friendly destinations, you too can have an incredible time abroad. We’ve done some of the heavy lifting for you and profiled these 20 international destinations we think offer great experiences without the corresponding risk you’ll need to refinance your home to afford them. These are our recommendations for the best international travel destinations for those on a budget.
Trip.com30 Jul 2020 0 162
10 Most Beautiful World Heritage Sites: UNESCO Bucket List 2020
World Heritage Sites and top historic destinations for you! The late Maya Angelou once remarked, “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” It is precisely this fascination with what came before that inspired us to look at the world’s most amazing historic destinations. Temples and monuments to grand empires feature prominently in our list, poignant reminders that no matter how much we think the world around us fixed and constant, time erases all in the end. See a list of unesco world heritage sites by country.
Trip.com30 Jul 2020 0 139
The 10 Best Game of Thrones Film Locations to Visit in 2020
Deciding where to travel for your Game of Thrones adventure is a combination of selecting your favourite scene and matching it with your desired real-world experience. For example, are your fave episodes the ones featuring King’s Landing and are you keen to go on a Europe trip? If so, then Dubrovnik is for you. Maybe you were captivated by the White Walkers or scenes from Beyond the Wall? Then better book your next trip to Iceland. How about the enchantment of Prince Doran’s water gardens? Well you’re in for a treat because that's on the list too. There’s no shortage of truly spectacular GoT related destinations. For this list we’ve selected a wide range that will appeal to everyone. Are you ready? (Warning: some mild spoilers ahead – though if you haven't finished the series yet what are you waiting for!?)
Trip.com16 Jul 2020 1 204
Couch Culture: 5 Paris Museum Virtual Tours From Your Loungeroom
Since France went into lockdown, many of the museums and historical sites in Paris have opened their doors virtually in the form of online streams for the general public, including those outside of France. This means that even while you're in lockdown there's no excuse to feel like the only culture you're getting is the kind you see in Tik Tok videos. The City of Light is a global centre of art, fashion and culture waiting to be discovered while you sit in your pjs. Come wander the Louvre in search of masterworks from Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Delacroix, amongst others. Climb the stairs at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, gaze upon the city stretched out before you and while you're at it you may as well frequent the same cafes once haunted by Sartre and Foucault.
Trip.com29 Jun 2020 0 176
Most Beautiful Natural Landscapes Around the World
We’ve searched far and wide to bring you a selection of the most beautiful landscapes around the world. We’re heading into the mountains, under the sea, near to volcanoes, and to the edge of waterfalls in this fun travel guide. Buckle up as we take you to some exciting travel destinations. These are the most beautiful natural landscapes you must see in your lifetime.
Trip.com18 Jun 2020 0 226
Take A Virtual Trip to Thailand: cook Thai cuisine & watch Thai-inspired films
You can't visit the beautiful islands of Thailand right now but you can transport yourself there from home with this virtual trip! Discover this fascinating destination: try cooking Thai cuisine, test your language skills with local Thai phrases, watch some of the best films set in Thailand and immerse yourself in a virtual tour of the Grand Palace in Bangkok.
Trip.com24 May 2020 1 336
Discover Nature: 15 Most Beautiful Australian National Parks
Australia is truly a country for nature lovers and for many of us, we are itching to get out to explore The Great Outdoors. The good news is as restrictions start to lift, national parks are going to be some of the first areas we can leave our house to roam. We are lucky to live in a country whose sheer size lends itself to a wide variety of landscapes; from mountain ranges and deserts, to tropical rain forests, and beaches. The lush hinterlands, sea cliffs, dense rain forests, and canyons are all there waiting to be explored - now more than ever.
Trip.com5 May 2020 0 885
Take A Virtual Trip to Seoul: learn Korean, cook kimchi, listen to K-pop
While you currently may be unable to visit Seoul, you can now explore this amazing metropolis from the safety of your home. Discover an electrifying destination: speak like a local, learn a new recipe, immerse yourself in a virtual tour, and feel the “k-pop beat" with a Seoul-inspired playlist.
Trip.com4 May 2020 1 608
Architectural Landmarks: 10 Amazing Buildings Around the World
In seeking to highlight amazing architectural treasures from around the world, we have done the hard work for you to look to showcase a diverse range that bring together incredible form with function. Spanning nearly every continent, the following architectural marvels are amongst the finest buildings and landmarks in the world today. Keep reading to see 10 of the most amazing architectural landmarks from around the world.
Trip.com4 May 2020 0 223
8 Travel-Inspired Backgrounds For Your Next Zoom Call
Can't stop dreaming of your next holiday but stuck at home in lockdown joining zoom calls? We know the feeling. Whether you have been using zoom for a while or are a recent convert since the coronavirus lockdown has meant virtual work meetings, happy hour and trivia nights, at least you can pretend you are in an iconic destination instead of your lounge room with these travel-inspired zoom backgrounds. Is the Taj Mahal on your bucket list? What about the beaches of Rio or trekking Machu Picchu? Here are some of the world's most desired travel experiences to virtually transport you there while you chat on zoom.
Trip.com23 Apr 2020 1 2,714
Visiting the Greatest Cities in the World
Everyone would like to think that they live in the best city on the planet. No matter where you go, locals will talk about their respective home cities with reverence, citing all of the reasons that theirs is the greatest city in the world. The food, the art, the culture and events that make their home unique, livable, and special.If we take the personal connection out of it, what in fact makes a
TripBlog18 Jul 2019 0 3,509
Study: How US Travelers perceive Tokyo
This year more than 1.3 million people will travel from the USA to Japan (JNTO, 2018). Outside of Asia, that's more Americans than travelers from all of Europe combined!From reimagined sushi (California roll), western Anime (Avatar: The Last Airbender), and even a Tokyo-inspired Los Angeles dystopia (Blade Runner), viewing Japan through an American lens has produced some interesting results over t
TripBlog18 Jul 2019 0 12,670
Everything You Need to Know About the Chinese New Year
If you live in America or any other country outside of Asia, then you’re probably used to a particular kind of New Year celebration. For you, each new year begins on the 1st of January and is often hailed with fireworks, the dropping of a giant ball in New York City, and cheers. For many people from the West, this is the end of the New Year’s celebration, and you probably won’t think much about th
TripBlog18 Jul 2019 0 7,994
2019 Top-10 Best Things to do in New York City
First-time visitors to New York City can easily lose themselves in the glass and steel, the frenetic pace of a city rushing towards the next big thing. Even seasoned New Yorkers find it a maddeningly complex place to navigate. Yet this is precisely what makes New York City the greatest city in the world. Bright lights, glamour, and tall buildings all inspire us to dream. If you’ve only read about it or seen it in the movies, you know New York City is the place to be. What are those things first-time visitors absolutely can’t miss? What are those places that make New York City…well…New York City? Here is our list of the top-1o best things to do. Buckle up as we head uptown, downtown, and all around to explore the Big Apple.
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France: Refined Travel and Unmatched Elegance
France, the quintessential travel destination. European old world charm. Rolling hills with vineyards stretching to the horizon. Quaint cafes tucked away in Parisian back alleys. Whether you love culture and history, natural scenery, seaside luxury, or just some heart-stopping mountain thrills, France has it all and more. Come along as we explore this great country. From the port cities on the English Channel to the storied towns on the French Riviera, we will highlight some must-see attractions and recommend ways to best enjoy the wonders on offer across the land.
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Spain: Chasing the Sounds of Flamenco
Spain, occupying most of the Iberian Peninsula, is one of Europe’s best destinations. A magnet for those seeking simple charms, amazing cuisine, and incredible culture, Spain is a diverse country offering visitors multitudes. In this short travel guide, we’re going to delve into those can’t-miss cities and towns. These are the places you’ve seen in films or imagined as you thumbed through a novel by Hemingway. They live between the notes in a melody strummed on a flamenco guitar or in the smells and tastes of tapas. Spain’s bounty is open to all so come discover why this destination has for so long captivated writers, poets, and world travelers.
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2019 Top-10 Things to do in Las Vegas
Heading east on I-15, you strike out from Los Angeles. Past Barstow, a seemingly endless desert. Crossing the Nevada state line you wonder if the sand and cacti will ever end. Then it happens. First a twinkle in the distance. A shining spot on the horizon as Las Vegas appears like a mirage. You see bright lights on the strip as someone plays a Tom Jones album two cars over. Your mind fills with images of Sinatra hanging with the Rat Pack, or maybe De Niro casually drawing a smoke at the end of the bar as he waits for Don Rickles to arrive. These are the indelible images of a town simply called Vegas. What are the top-10 things to do in “Sin City” you ask? Well not to worry because we’ve got you covered.
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Germany: Beauty in the Heart of Europe
Located in the heart of Europe, Germany is the continent’s largest and most important economy. A major trading nation, it is central to the politics of the European Union. Germany’s long and complicated history have left indelible marks throughout the land. Travelers can tour ancient Roman ruins in Cologne, or visit great Romanesque Revival palaces in Bavaria. See the monuments to war in Berlin, or just relax along the Baltic Coast. This article will introduce the wondrous diversity on offer in Germany and suggest things to see in some of the country’s major cities. Come along we visit this beautiful destination.
Opps-Snow11 Jun 2019 0 6,741
Canada: The True North Strong and Free
O Canada, indeed! The world’s second largest country is a veritable natural wonderland. Pristine boreal forests, towering snow-capped mountains, powerful rivers, majestic waterfalls...Canada is a playground for outdoor lovers. Its major cities like Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver are themselves full of great culture, food, and entertainment. Whether you’re looking for some excellent shopping, a quaint main street, or some picturesque scenery, you will find it all and more in Canada. In this article we will explore some of the best Canada has to offer and recommend some things you will not want to miss.
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Singapore: The Garden City at the Crossroads of the World
Singapore is a wealthy and developed island nation located off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. A global financial center with a thriving high-tech sector, Singapore attracts visitors from around the world. Cosmopolitan culture, delicious street food, beautiful gardens, amazing luxury, all of these can be found in Singapore. In this article we’ll take a closer look and concentrate on several must-see districts. The aim is to provide a way to maximize your time and enjoyment.
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Barcelona: “Like a Jewel in the Sun…”
On the shores of the Balearic Sea lies Barcelona. Capital of Spain’s autonomous Catalonia region, the city sparkles in the Mediterranean sun. Walking along spacious boulevards, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in London; however, dart into a narrow alleyway and it seems you could strike sparks anywhere. Barcelona is effervescent and overflowing with humanity and Catalan pride. Come along as we explore this beautiful and intriguing city, a place where Roman ruins mingle with Gaudi’s modernism. This short guide will highlight some must-see attractions and provide an overview to the many wonderful things travelers will find when they visit Barcelona.
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Croatia: A Gem on the Adriatic Sea
The Dalmatian Coast, a place of extraordinary beauty on the Adriatic Sea. When most people think of Croatia, this is what comes to mind. Well this and of course Luka Modri?, the World Cup, and Game of Thrones. Croatia is often overshadowed by its neighbor across the Adriatic; however, travelers in the know have long recognized the region’s beauty, history, and culture. If you’re looking for a European adventure but don’t fancy traditional destinations in the West, you certainly cannot go wrong in Croatia.
Opps-Snow27 May 2019 0 8,524
The Philippines: A Country of a Thousand Islands
Known as the “country of a thousand islands,” the Philippines is full of surprises. Travelers can explore history and the arts in Manila, relax along some of the world’s best beaches on Boracay, dive under the waves on Bohol, or explore countless coves and bays on Palawan. With delicious cuisine, friendly people, and a proud culture, there are near infinite possibilities available to travelers. In this short article, we will survey several popular destinations and recommend things to see. When planning a trip to the Philippines, focus on what you hope to experience and narrow your focus to a few locations.
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Turkey: Straddling Continents and Spanning Empires
Turkey has long been a global crossroads. Straddling Europe and Asia, its lands have seen the rise and fall of vast empires including the Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman. This long history combines with pristine natural beauty. Black Sea resorts dot Turkey’s northern coast. Grand cathedrals and mosques line the Bosporus Straits in Istanbul. Picturesque islands are scattered in the Aegean Sea. And ancient ruins coexist with modern luxury along the Mediterranean coast. It is a land for travelers seeking something exotic yet familiar. In this and so many other ways, Turkey is the ideal blend.
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Australia: A Vast Continent with Immense Beauty
Australia, the Land Down Under, is a vast continent full of rich biodiversity, incredible culture, and untamed wilderness. The great Australian Outback is the stuff of legend. A vast expanse of desert and grasslands stretching to the horizon. Running along the country’s eastern coast is the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system. Sydney Harbor is recognizable the world over for the famed Opera House and the New Years fireworks display. A country flush with natural resources, Australia is a welcoming destination where travelers can find just about anything.
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Thailand: A Backpacker's Paradise
Thailand conjures up images of elephants, temples, beaches, and of course, delicious food. The Southeast Asian nation is a major regional hub and massively popular travel destination. Lush green jungles stretch through the northern regions. Here elephants roam and monkeys are quick to steal a snack from inattentive tourists. Bangkok’s temples glitter by day while its boulevards shine bright under the neon nightlife. In the south, incredible white sand beaches stretch endlessly along the Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand. The country’s diversity and rich bounty make for a truly splendid travel destination.
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Macau: Heritage and Luxury on the Pearl River Delta
Macau is a glittering oasis on the Pearl River Delta. The tiny territory covers just over 32 square kilometers, yet it contains a multitude of rich experiences. Narrow streets and tight corners conceal stately Portuguese colonial-era architecture. Across the harbor, towering casinos draw visitors from around the world. The famous Ruins of St. Paul’s stand solemn watch as visitors wander nearby markets and shops. Though Macau is able to claim the title of the world’s most densely populated territory, there’s a tranquility to be found in the fishing villages around Coloane. When you visit Macau, you will instantly recognize the charm and hopefully discover all this unique destination has to offer.
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Japan: A Traveler's Guide to Tokyo and Kyoto
Even Tokyo where neon lights cast futuristic shadows and digital billboards advertise the latest gadgets, even there you will find Japan’s classic character. Restaurants with exquisite handwritten menus, kimono-wearing shoppers searching for festival gifts, historic facades tucked amongst steel and glass. All of this comes together to create modern Japan. See where ancient opera still graces the stage, where flower festivals and tea ceremonies are enthusiastically passed down through the generations, and where the new world blends seamlessly into the old.
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Hong Kong: A Great Golden Week Destination
Hong Kong has long been a gateway into China and other parts of Asia. British explorers marveled at the natural beauty and protection offered by Victoria Harbour. The city’s location at the mouth of the Pearl River has helped Hong Kong become a major center for commerce, trade, and manufacturing. When factories started to leave the city in search of cheaper labor on the mainland, Hong Kong responded by developing into Asia’s premier financial center. Through it all, Hong Kong has maintained a remarkable identity and culture. It is a fabulous destination that offers visitors a wealth of options. From luxury shopping and fine dining to pristine natural parks, Hong Kong remains Asia’s gateway city.
Dannyboi10 May 2019 0 1,011
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