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The 10 Best Family Activities in Sydney, Australia

Sydney is a seaside city that’s loaded with family-friendly activities. Beautiful beaches and one of the world’s most stunning natural harbors combine with big city verve to hit all the right vacation notes. With a fine public transportation system, it’s easy to get around. Get ready to head Down Under and explore this buzzing Aussie metropolis. 1) Taronga Zoo The

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Making Travel Sustainable

Travel close to home, stay longer, and don’t go at all are key takeaways from ITB Berlin on how to make travel sustainable. In a year when being able to sustain the rapid growth of global travel has been called into question, ITB Berlin’s first press conference underscored what was on everyone’s mind: sustainability. “Tourism is both at risk from climate change, and one of its causes,”...

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A Journey to the Heart of Australia – the One and Only Ayers Rock (Uluru)

It was late June and my hubby and I were still undecided as to where to spend our winter holiday, but we had our hearts set on an adventure -– we just didn’t know how tremendous of an adventure it would turn out to be! Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is a magnificent masterpiece of Mother Nature, and a cherished landmark of the native Aboriginal tribes, but in the eyes of those who’ve only seen it in...

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5 top tips for an unforgettable multi-gen holiday

Taking your whole family on holiday is not an easy task to pull off, and making everyone happy on said holiday is just as impossible. When the age gaps are so big everyone tends to disagree with each other on what makes a great trip and before you know it, civil war ensues. Instead of having endless fighting and arguments take note of the following five tips to making your multi-gen holiday...

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Australia’s Outback By Train

The classic train journey aboard The Ghan between Adelaide and Darwin reveals how immense, how vast, how achingly, stunningly wide and endless is the Australian desert.Flying by plane across Australia, the red sandhills and steamy gibber plains (Aussie for our stony desert) fade out of memory, for they are sighted in sporadic bursts via the craning of my neck. By bus.... well, the...

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Nemo’s World

Come aboard as three generations cruise along Australia's Great Barrier Reef looking for "Nemo" and his undersea friends -- and find them.“Can we visit Nemo again?” asked my eldest son as he climbed into the large Jacuzzi spa with me. No, he was not talking about the movie, Trent was raving about the real thing: the clownfish that swim about in one of the greatest marine environments...

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Meet Melbourne, Australia’s Capital of Cool

Central Melbourne is filled with a gorgeous and eclectic combination of wide, easily walkable boulevards and narrow, graffiti-covered alleys. This contrast perfectly conveys what makes the city so diverse and fun. Australia’s second most populous city has a boastful number of excellent restaurants and a thriving art scene, all easily accessible via the impressive tram system -- even if located...

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Hopping Around Adelaide And Kangaroo Island, Australia

We began our Australia journey in the city of Adelaide, located in the province of South Australia. An odd choice, some might think, but we came mostly because my husband, a railfan, just had to visit the National Railway Museum

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The Call Of The Water: Sailing Australia’s Whitsundays

Taking the family sailing into the azure blue of the Whitsunday Islands off Australia's coast is easy; the hard part could be taming them before returning to civilization.Now and then, a shared moment strikes that just shouts 'Unforgettable,' and you know it will stay with you and your child your entire lives. I am in such a time.Seawater is shooting through the catamaran's net, spraying...

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Top 3 Kid-Friendly Beaches in Sydney

Following my dreams, I moved to Sydney a couple of years ago and ever since, I couldn't help, but fall in love with the city. Its astonishing museums, quirky markets and breath-taking gallery exhibitions are just a small part of what makes NSW's capital one of the best cities in Australia to live in. Alongside the impressive Zoo and the iconic Opera...

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