Australia & Pacific

Your Travel Guide to Sydney, Australia

Your Travel Guide to Sydney, Australia

Your Travel Guide to Sydney, Australia Sydney. The name alone conjures images of eternal sunshine, champagne sands, and the iconic harbor buildings of this city by the sea. Inextricably linked with the legendary beaches are an inescapable surf and food culture, creating the ideal city to hang out in, whether you have time aplenty or …

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Visit Outback Queensland

19 Photos that will make you want to Visit Outback Queensland

  The Outback is a place that will stay in your mind for a long time. The open road and vast landscape will draw you out here and the distinct personalities of the people you’ll encounter will bring you back. Here are 19 of our favorite photos from Outback Queensland:   1) Outside the town …

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Middleton, Queensland

Photo of the Week: Remote Middleton Queensland

Remote Middleton, Queensland We pull into Middleton.  There’s no settlements for more than a 100 km on either side of this former staging post. It’s hot, windy, and my face feels bits of dust getting picked up by the gusts. When the breeze dies down, the flies come. It isn’t comfortable, but I didn’t come …

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Introducing: Guam

Spotlight On: Travel to Guam

Spotlight On: Travel to Guam Official Name: Guam, or Guåhån in the local Chamorro language. Location: Western Pacific Ocean, part of the Mariana Islands and Micronesia. Noteworthy Facts: Still a major U.S. military site, nearly one-third of Guam’s land area is either controlled by the military or presently occupied by its personnel. Independence: Guam is …

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Australia East Coast Classic

There are generations of travelers who have been brought up on tales from the Hippie Trail, that hallucinogenic trip from Istanbul to Kathmandu, later extending to Sydney, Australia.  Alas, Imperial war mongering and religious section eights took significant parts of that journey off the map forcing current travelers to negotiate the gaps with a series …

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Southern Alps New Zealand

Photo of the Week: Lake Matheson New Zealand

  Lake Matheson New Zealand The drive between Franz Josef to Queenstown, New Zealand, offers some of the most spectacular scenery. The entire ride was a series of rolling mountain peaks, deep-blue glacial lakes, a landscape of rain forests and crystal clear waterfalls, and many more interesting and beautiful landscapes. Especially Lake Matheson in the …

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Photo of the Week: Hill Inlet, Whitsunday Island Australia

  Welcome to the Whitsundays, a collection of 74 islands off the central coast of Queensland, Australia. This is Great Barrier Reef territory and a day out on a boat exploring the beaches and reefs around here is pure fun.   Together with our vessel’s perma-tanned, skin like leather, captain, six of us headed out …

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