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Christmas markets in Europe

We head to the Christmas markets where Europe is transformed by the longer nights, shorter days and it’s not just the aroma of gluhwein that warms the soul.

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European Christmas Discovery – Planning

We are planning our first Christmas in Europe with all the sights, sounds and smells of traditional Christmas markets, Christmas carols and Christmas cheer.

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Following the herd

We had our dose of all things cow and were udderly delighted to be following the herd and join the moo’vement cowspotting at the Cow Parade.

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Sydney on a shoestring

Sydney doesn’t need to be expensive and can still shine on a shoestring, with a little bit of planning there is no way that you won’t enjoy yourself.

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The world is a canvas

Often seen in seedy neighbourhoods and prominent city centre locations, street art often tells a story and brightens up dull, lifeless alley ways.

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Ho Chi Minh – Paris of Asia

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon is famous for the role it played in the Vietnam War, it’s also known for its historic French colonial landmarks.

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Springtime at Araluen

Spring has well and truly sprung and nothing tops a warm spring day meandering around the multitude of winding paths admiring the sea of tulips at Araluen.

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48 hours in Sydney

Here are suggestions for things to do in 48 hours in Sydney, a vibrant and bustling city with its beautiful harbour, pristine beaches and iconic structures

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Phuket – Fun in the Sun

Visited by 1000’s of Australians every year Phuket caters for everyone, with luxury hotels, water sports, shopping malls and traditional Thai experiences

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Winter in Sydney

Winter in Australia is arguably one of the most pleasant winters you can experience anywhere in world, but winter in Sydney is a special treat.

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Bandar Sunway, Malaysia

Malaysia is only hours from Perth with many West Australians traveling to Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi and Penang for their winter escape. Why not try Bandar Sunway?

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What’s the fuss about Kuta?

Bali is a very sacred island with a unique culture, ornate temples, special ceremonies… and Kuta.