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Where in the world would you rather be? Discover travel ideas and inspiration with stories from our Travel Experts. With new articles every day, you'll never run out of ideas!

5 Flea Markets To Shop Around The World

If your overseas holiday shopping is starting to look a bit same-same with cookie-cutter high-street chains, fast fashion outlets and duty-free buys, it’s time to leave the sanitised confines of the malls and souvenir shops for the streets. Dedicated followers of fashion know there’s no greater ... Continue Reading

Avalon: It Must Be French For ‘River Cruising’

It's near-impossible not to be touched by the enormity of the events of 6 June, 1944, D-Day. The largest seaborne invasion in history, the day when a flotilla of 5,000 warships charged towards Normandy's landing beaches in north-western France, determined to liberate the area from German invasion... Continue Reading

The Spectacular Spanish Castle Of Paronella Park

Hidden somewhere between Cairns and Townsville in a mysterious thick rainforest complete with its own lush waterfall, is a magical Spanish castle of yesteryear. Surrounded by a spectacular garden of more than 7,000 species of tropical plants and trees, Paronella Park is a heritage-listed property ... Continue Reading

9 Travellers Whose Holidays Didn’t Start Well

You never want something to go wrong while on holiday, but if it does we're usually too happy to care much (mishaps requiring travel insurance excluded of course). It also pays to realise this is all part of travelling, and there's probably a fellow traveller or two out there with a much bigger ... Continue Reading

The Best Cocktails In Los Cabos

Sure you've tried a margarita and a mojito before, but have you tried a Tamarind Margarita made with tamarinds grown on the very farm where they are served? Or how about a blueberry and basil mojito? We share three of the best Mexican cocktails from around Los Cabos, using the freshest ingredi... Continue Reading

South Palms Resort: One Of Many Philippine Island Jewels

South Palms Resort Panglao is one of those places you'll stay at and remember for long to come. It's by no means ostentatious, nor are its facilities overly lavish, but it doesn't promise to be. The resort exudes a unique brand of Boholano hospitality that can't be replicated elsewhere - down-t... Continue Reading

Free Flights With Avalon Waterways Asia Cruises

Avalon Waterways is celebrating its two newest river cruise ships in Asia with a Fly Free deal for passengers on its 2017 itineraries. Guests can be assured of the latest Avalon luxuries and technology on the ships, Avalon Siem Reap and Avalon Myanmar, which were both launched last year ... Continue Reading

Where To Find Australia’s Tallest Waterfalls

How many waterfalls do you know about in Australia? On the world stage we've got to contend with such famous falls as Niagara in North America, Iguazu in South America, Victoria in Africa, and Angel in Venezuela. However, apart from the gargantuan Angel Falls, Australia's five tallest waterfa... Continue Reading

Travel Clinic: UK Holiday Questions Answered

Planning a holiday means finding out exactly what's available. For a United Kingdom holiday, that often means countless possibilities. Fortunately, our expert travel consultants are on hand to help you choose the best experiences. Whether you're travelling with the family, looking for a reward... Continue Reading

When In Asia, Make Sure You’re With Cosmos

Asia is the type of destination where travellers appreciate a guiding hand. The exotic continent comes with its challenges, especially for first-time visitors. Enter Cosmos, one of the most highly regarded tour companies traversing the East. The company has experience in volumes when it comes to ... Continue Reading

A Romantic Time Warp In Tasmania

If you’ve ever hankered for the sort of brooding, tempestuous landscapes that backdrop the novel Wuthering Heights, Tasmania’s Midlands Highway will work a treat. Short on distance, but big on intrigue, this Tasmania road trip will flush the cheeks of history lovers, foodies and art ... Continue Reading

5 Reasons To Visit Southern Queensland Country In The Autumn

Australia isn’t known for having four seasons, and in Queensland it’s more like two: summer and almost summer. But the good news is there is a pocket of the Sunshine State that gives you a taste of the autumn you’ve read about, complete with burnished leaves, crisp country air and roaring ... Continue Reading

A Treasured European Cruise With Avalon

Any company that markets a cruise with the bold headline 'Magnificent Europe' would want to be confident the product backs up their words. The cruise is a 15-day Budapest to Amsterdam journey with Avalon Waterways, which will see us meandering along the Danube, Main and Rhine rivers passing ... Continue Reading

Military History Tours Evoke Wartime Memories

Anzac Day is a time to commemorate the Australians and New Zealanders who fought at Gallipoli, and who have served in conflicts and peacekeeping operations around the world. For some, it is also a time to reflect on the history of war. Here are some poignant places around the world where wartime ... Continue Reading

What’s Old Is New Again In Scotland

The striking facades, crofts and castles that form a pivotal part of Scotland’s fabric will be celebrated in 2016 with the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. This initiative will honour the country’s built heritage, alongside the cutting-edge designs of modern Scotland. Scotland... Continue Reading

The UK’s First Poo Museum Is Actually Quite Fascinating

With museums on genitals and sex instruments, it seemed rather odd no one had thought to exhibit the world's finest faecal specimens. But of course, someone has. Daniel Roberts came up with the idea for the United Kingdom's first poo museum after seeing the fascination children in his neighbo... Continue Reading

Top Picks For Your Hong Kong Holiday

The region of southern China known fondly as ‘Honkers’ has an intriguing history and a blindingly bright future. And this global powerhouse shows no signs of slowing down. "Multiple personalities" is a phrase often used to describe Hong Kong. A British colony for close to 150 years, it is ... Continue Reading

5 Must-Visit Ancient Italy Sites

While visitors to Italy make a beeline for its most famous ancient landmark of Pompeii, there’s a raft of other historic sites worthy of attention. In fact, given that Italy has the highest concentration of ancient sites in the entire world, there’s more than enough archaeological gems to ... Continue Reading

City Scoop: Edinburgh

When you're visiting a city for the first time there's nothing better than getting tips from a local on where to eat, where to shop, and for unique suggestions beyond the usual guide book inklings! We caught up with Edinburgh local Jo Radford, Head Bartender at Timberyard, for his insider scoop ... Continue Reading

Welcome Gluttony At Hong Kong High Tea

I’m sitting in an opulent dining area of one of Hong Kong’s most famous hotels. Laid before me is a literal stack of culinary delights. Yet it’s just mid-afternoon – this is neither a late lunch nor an early dinner. So what is it, exactly? It began in the 1840s with the 7th Duchess of ... Continue Reading