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Get a dash of culture with your travels and learn a new way of life.

Overview: Rotorua

From crystal-clear streams and magical forests to epic biking trails and explosive geysers, Rotorua has it all. Experience Māori culture, hospitality and food here – try a hangi feast cooked in the steaming ground or take a tour of an authentic pre-European village. Sitting within...

Israel Overview

Israel is truly a country of contrasts. Within its 22,000 square kilometres lives a population of 9.2 million. The three major monotheistic religion of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all have deep historical ties to the region. Israel is a country that has a human history going back...

Overview: Fukuoka

Fukuoka Prefecture is the gateway to Kyushu, Japan’s third-largest island. The prefecture is made up of four regions: Fukuoka, including Fukuoka City, Chikuho, Kitakyushu, and Chikugo.  The prefecture has so much to offer, from breathtaking scenery, fascinating history and incredible...

Eat Play Stay in Vietnam

Danang on the central coast of Vietnam is famous for its long white sandy beaches and luxury resorts on the shore, perfect for families or couples looking for a restful seaside break. Head west up to the hills behind by cable car to find the whimsical town of Bà Nà founded in,1919 as a...

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Eat Play Stay in Mauritius

Mauritius shows off its beauty and offers adventure everywhere you look or go on this magnificent island of 2040 square kilometres, ringed by the Indian Ocean, the only known home to the ancient and now extinct Dodo bird. Located 200km off the south eastern coast of Africa, it was formed...

The Living History of Berrima

You could say that fate has preserved the history of Berrima. This wonderful, enchanting town sits snuggled against the gently-flowing Wingecarribee River in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. Originally, Berrima was designed to be the capital of the Southern Highlands. ...

Mount Popa or could be Mount Pooper Myanmar

Myanmar is certainly a mysterious country. One that is also intriguing. Located about 50 kilometres southeast of Bagan is an extinct volcano called Mount Popa. The mountain itself can be seen from a long distance away, but the volcano isn’t the reason many people visit, it is a plug from...

Haunting Port Arthur

Whether you’re a believer in the supernatural or not, you cannot deny some historical places and buildings in the world radiate a certain ‘energy’. What this energy is we don’t know, but stories of unexpected reactions to this invisible force field are experienced daily the world over. As...

Very nice, Kazakhstan!

When the invitation to visit Kazakhstan was floated to me, I was intrigued. Bucolic images of stark deserts, mountainous vistas, wild horses and nomadic living came to mind. It was to be more than that, much to my pleasant surprise. Kazakhstan is the largest of the five ‘stans’, the other...

Overview: Papua New Guinea

It is hard not to be mystified by Papua New Guinea. It is a land that is untamed and wild in beauty, while diverse in unique culture. While it is remote, it is accessible, and you would be surprised to know that it has a vast array of tourism offerings. The country comprises about 600...