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Vivid Sydney 2019 Festival Line-up – A New Decade of Innovation and Creativity

This is the official press release highlighting the line-up events of the upcoming Vivid Sydney 2019 festival. Though a bit long, this post will give travelers some ideas to plan for their travel plan this Winter to Sydney. I’m lucky to be one of them. Read more from the Vivid Sydney official website. Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere, will ignite the Harbour City this winter from Friday 24 May to Saturday 15 June 2019 as it enters a new d...
Tags: Australia, Travel Guides, Lighting Display In Sydney, Plan Your Travel To Sydney, Sydney, Travel Idea To Sydney, Travel Plan, Vivid Sydney, Vivid Sydney 2019, Winter Festival, Winter Travel


Huge sunfish washes up in Australia

Australia is living up to its reputation as the home of strange animals. A rare sunfish, also called Mola mola, washed ashore in South Australia, at the mouth of the Murray River, about 50 miles south of Adelaide. Linette Grzelak and her partner, Steven Jones, who discovered the animal, told Guardian Australia that they thought it was a piece of shipwreck at first. The peculiar, flat-bodied fish was about six feet long, and according to National Parks South Australia, sunfish are “the world’...
Tags: Travel, Australia, California, Fish, Alaska, Adelaide, South Australia, All, Guardian Australia, Murray River, Steven Jones, Sunfish, Mola Mola, South Australian Museum, Ralph Foster, National Parks South Australia


A Canadin in Australia thirty days. Day 23 The Nobbies Red Rocks Oswin Roberts Reserve Forrest Caves again and The Colonnades.

My first full day at Phillip Island. Lots to do. First stop was The Nobbies two large rocks at the eastern end of the island Big Nobbie and Little Nobbie. There is a very nice boardwalk which takes you around the area to a number of observation points.
Tags: Travel, Australia, Phillip Island


Summer Lovin’ Had Me a Blast; Summer Lovin’ Happened So Fast

This post originally appeared on Nomadic Chick. It all began, fittingly, on the first day of summer with a game called ‘tangled’, where everyone puts their hands in the center of a circle, grabs two random people’s hands and then proceeds to untangle themselves to make a circle as this is “team-building” and “creates friendships”. It was our first day as counselors at an American summer camp in up-state New York and we were wondering just what we had gotten ourselves into. In the fray of hand g...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Usa, New York, Australia, New York City, US, Personal, Canada, United States, Ireland, Jane Austen, Buffalo, Pod, Derry, North America


Best ways to donate when travel

There are many ways to make a positive impact when you travel — buying local, eating local, staying in a mom-and-pop guesthouse instead of the towering big-chain hotel. Voluntourism can also be a great way to use travel for good (if done the right way), but if you’re on the road with a set agenda — for work or a sporting event, for example — this isn’t always a viable option. A number of travel brands have developed ways for the casual traveler to leave a place better than they found it by do...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Australia, Ebay, Africa, Local, Indiana, New Zealand, Patagonia, Virunga National Park, Giving Back, Vegas, Svalbard, All, Cirque Du Soleil, Palms Casino


A Canadian in Australia thirty days. Day 21 and 22. Cape Schanck Lighthouse Cape Schanck Circuit Track Bushrangers Bay Trail Bushrangers Bay Gunnamatta Beach St Andrews Beach Flinders Blowhole Flinders Beach and Phillip Island.

On day 21 I visited Cape Schanck Lighthouse. There was a short but lovely loop trail there that took you to a numb er of observation points. The trail also brought you to Pebble Beach aptly named where I walked along the beach for a while. Next on my age
Tags: Travel, Australia, Pebble Beach, Phillip Island, Cape Schanck Lighthouse Cape Schanck Circuit Track


“It is unacceptable to treat the internet as an ungoverned space,” Australian PM calls for global tech scrutiny

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for a global crackdown on social media after the New Zealand mosque shooting was live-streamed on Facebook last week. “It is unacceptable to treat the internet as an ungoverned space,” Morrison wrote in a letter to Japan’s prime... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, Facebook, Twitter, Japan, Technology, News, Internet, Australia, Youtube, Social Media, Regulation, Terrorism, New Zealand, Reddit


Most popular whiskeys in the world

Whiskey is one of the world’s most beloved spirits. It’s both sipped neat and mixed into cocktails, savored and taken as a shot alongside a pint of beer. With this level of universal popularity, it should come as no surprise that countries around the world make the spirit. Each does things a little differently, making exploring the world through a dram or glass all too easy to do. Quick note: America, Ireland, and Mexico use the spelling “whiskey.” Everywhere else goes with the English spelli...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, Japan, Australia, Mexico, Kentucky, France, Scotland, India, US, America, Taiwan, Canada, United States, Ireland


Where to stay in Da Nang – the best areas and most notable hotels

Da Nang is increasingly becoming a travel hotspot in Southeast Asia. Located midway between Hanoi and Saigon, this Vietnamese city is geographically blessed with a river and sea front, with mountains in the backdrop. It wasn’t that long ago that travellers bypassed Da Nang on the way to and from Hoi An. Nowadays Da Nang has become a destination in itself. var stg = new Object(); stg.crt="84430634983627";stg.version="1.05"; stg.id=stg.name="adgshp1276308591"; stg.Width="728px"; stg.Heigh...
Tags: Travel, Australia, China, Southeast Asia, US, New York Times, Ronaldo, Hotel, Miami, Vietnam, Hanoi, China Beach, Da Nang, Where To Stay, Gold Coast, Saigon


The world’s top 5 luxury rail journeys

When it comes to exploring the world by train, the choice seems never-ending. For many it’s the destination that makes all the difference, be it the Rockies of Canada or Australia’s far-flung outback. But, it’s also the train itself that truly makes the journey truly unforgettable, whether you’re drawn to the glamour of travel’s Golden […] The post The world’s top 5 luxury rail journeys appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Featured, Australia, France, India, Turkey, Canada, Italy, Middle East, Rail Travel, Peru, South America, North America, Rockies


Word of the week: Invasion

On March 15, a gunman killed at least 50 people and injured another 50 as they gathered in two Christchurch mosques. Minutes before the attacks, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had been emailed a 74-page document, variously called a “manifesto” and a “screed,” purported to have been written by the gunman. In it, the man – a 28-year-old Australian living in New Zealand – denounced immigrants as “invaders.” Hours later, Donald Trump held a ceremony at the White House to mark the firs...
Tags: Travel, Google, UK, Australia, Mexico, White House, US, Sports, United States, Current Affairs, Liverpool, Newcastle, Linguistics, New Zealand, Philip Kaufman, Contests


A Canadian in Australia thirty days. Day 20. Farnsworth Track London Bridge Portsea Surf Beach Coppins Track Sphinx Sorrento Back Beach and Rye Ocean Beach

Day 20 was a great day. Two fabulous walks Farnsworth Track and CoppinsTrack the former in Portsea the latter near Sorrento. Both were relatively short provided wonderful views of the beach and the scenic overlooks of the area. Interestingly there wa
Tags: Travel, Australia, Farnsworth, Portsea, Rye Ocean Beach, Sorrento Both


Surfing Chefs for SurfAid – 31 March at The Farm

After a sold out event in 2018, Surfing Chefs for SurfAid will return to Three Blue Ducks on The Farm in Byron Bay on 31 March. Surfing Chefs for SurfAid Byron Bay, 31 March, Three Blue Ducks on The Farm Surfing Chefs for SurfAid is a seated multi course dinner prepared by some of Australia’s most acclaimed chefs, served with free flowing Balter beer, Brookies cocktails, Villa Vodka cocktails, and McHenry Hohnen wines. SurfAid will recognise Tom Carroll as SurfAid Humanitarian of the Year with ...
Tags: Travel, Food, Featured, News, Australia, Culture, Byron Bay, Tom Carroll, Three Blue Ducks, Balter, Renee Simone, Dave Jenkins, Facebook Event Page, March Three Blue Ducks, Villa Vodka, McHenry Hohnen


New Australian Visa Opportunities For Aged Care and Religious Workers

The Australian government has announced two new labour agreements that it claims will support the country’s multicultural communities. The Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, David Coleman unveiled the labour agreements for the aged care sector and religious institutions last Thursday. Aged Care Worker Visa Opportunities The new agreement for the aged care sector will allow aged care facilities to sponsor individuals with the required skills to care for the elderly...
Tags: Travel, Australia, SBS, Coleman, David Coleman, Skilled Visa, 2019 Australian Immigration News, Age Care, Religious Worker, Sponsored Visa


Malaysian Man Arrested and Charged in Perth Australia Over Child Porn

( = || []).push({}); Last Friday, a 36 year old Malaysian has been arrested and detained after Australian Border Force (ABF) officers allegedly child exploitation material (child porn) on his mobile phone at Perth International Airport Australia according to the report on ABF website. You can read it here. This is the fourth time we blogged about this issue on our blog. Last year, we wrote two stories about this issue as two Malaysians were...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Kuala Lumpur, Adelaide, Headline, ABF, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Newman, Perth Australia, Emma Newman, Border Force ABF, Perth International Airport Australia, Perth Magistrate 's Court, ETA Australia Parent Category Visa Subclass, InformationMalaysia Airlines


5 Weird Things I Do To Earn Frequent Flyer Points (which you could easily incorporate into your life too)

There are literally thousands of ways to earn air miles or frequent flyer points. While I am not as crazy as the pudding guy (although he’s kind of a genius to have worked out how to earn over a million points through buying pudding!) and I don’t have too many super inventive stories, I do have some… quirks… when it comes to how I earn Qantas points. Some weirder than others. Most of these are things you too can do to earn more frequent flyer points without flying. I shop at my rival I’m so...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Asia, Australia, Paypal, Qantas, Estee Lauder, Melbourne, Batman, South Australia, Western Australia, Sephora, Deliveroo, David Jones, Townsville, Nicole


A Canadian in Australia thirty days. Day 19. Queenscliff Point Lonsdale and ferry to Mornington Peninsula.

The main thing today was to take the ferry to the Mornington Peninsula. I arrived at Queenscliff where the ferry leaves every hour on the hour to Sorrento. I arrived early thinking I would take the 2PM ferry which would give me some time to look around. I
Tags: Travel, Australia, Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula, Lonsdale, Queenscliff


Aine Tyrrell Return To The Sea Album Launch Tour

‘Tyrrell’s incredible journey is one you’d be well advised to follow…  A purveyor of elegant yet seductively psychedelic folk songs….’ –  Iain Shedden, The Australian Story is at the forefront for troubadour Áine Tyrrell whose rich songwriting practice draws deeply on her Irish roots. Her latest offering ‘Return to the Sea’was written and recorded in her homeland but mastered and crowdfunded with one boot in the red dirt of her adopted country of Australia. Fiercely independent Tyrrell is not on...
Tags: Travel, News, Australia, Culture, Ireland, Festivals & Events, Don, Byron Bay, Tyrrell, Mark Stanley, Áine Tyrrell, Iain Shedden, Shane Howard The


A Canadian in Australia thirty days. Day 18. Geelong all about the Bollards

Left Halls Gap today and drove to Geelong. I had to see those bollards that Geelong is so famous for. Probably the attraction of the area. The Bay Walk Bollards is a trail through the waterfront from Eastern to Western Beach. Basically these bollards are a
Tags: Travel, Australia, Geelong, Western Beach, Bay Walk Bollards


Best places to travel in May

We’ve finally reached the light at the end of the winter tunnel. Daylight savings is over and the sun is shining, and all is right with the world. No? Still not in full-on summer mode yet? Well, that’s ok — May is a mere two months away, bringing with it the unofficial start of summer at Memorial Day. It also brings music festivals, barbecue festivals, and even a camel-riding festival. Plus Cinco de Mayo and the general relief that we don’t have to think about winter again until football is b...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Australia, Kentucky, Africa, US, Alabama, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Atlantic, New Jersey, Italy, Bastille, Monaco, Newark


All that glitters is gold: some of the world’s most spectacular gold landmarks

Visit some of the world’s most impressive gold-themed attractions, from temples and museums that preside over the skylines of iconic cities to a lavish hotel made of gold which takes luxury to whole new heights, and a famous stretch of golden coastline which is a magnet for the A-list. After you’ve had your gold fix, […] The post All that glitters is gold: some of the world’s most spectacular gold landmarks appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Australia, Hotels, Russia, Colombia, Thailand, Accommodation, Attractions, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Myanmar, South America, Eastern Europe, Oceania


New Australia ban

Australia is taking serious measures against domestic abuse. A new law introduced at the end of February prohibits visiting perpetrators of violence against women and children from entering Australia, and those already within the country will be removed. Previously, the ban only applied to those who had served over 12 months in prison for domestic violence offenses, but this new law does not require a minimum sentence threshold. Nicolle Edwards, CEO of the RizeUp domestic violence charity...
Tags: Travel, Laws, Australia, Domestic Violence, Lonely Planet, All, Nicolle Edwards


A Canadian in Australia thirty days. Days 16 and 17. Grampians National Park

I left the coast of Australia and am heading inland to do some hiking at The Grampians. I arrived in Halls Gap just after lunch and got a few maps and ideas from the staff at the visitor centre. I immediately tackled the short 2 km Fyans Creek Loop. A no
Tags: Travel, Australia, Grampians National Park, Fyans Creek Loop


Mullum2Bruns Paddle 2019: Early bird registration until April 15

Sunday 26 may 2019 Early bird registration until 15 April The Mullum2Bruns Paddle is an annual event held on the Brunswick River, starting at Heritage Park, Mullumbimby and ending at the Terrace Park in Brunswick Heads, a distance of around 10km. There is something for everyone: Challenges: Competitive events, drawing top athletes from all over Australia, with valuable prizes to be won Fun Paddle: Bring along any non-motorised craft that floats and have some fun with family and friend...
Tags: Travel, News, Australia, Culture, Festivals & Events, Brunswick, Byron Bay, Terrace Park, Brunswick River, Heritage Park Mullumbimby


Coral reef in Italy discovered

Belize and Australia will now have to compete with Italy in the underwater department as researchers from the University of Bari have just discovered the country’s first coral reef. Found in the Adriatic Sea, just over a mile off the coast of the town of Monopoli, the reef measures 1.5 miles and runs perpendicular to the coastline at a depth of 98 to 180 feet. Researchers say that the reef could extend much further and be tens of miles long. According to the study published by the researcher ...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Italy, Great Barrier Reef, Lonely Planet, Coral Reefs, Belize, All, Adriatic Sea, Monopoli, Belize Barrier Reef, University of Bari, Giuseppe Corriero, University of Bari Aldo Moro


How To Find Melbourne Airport Parking at a Good Distance

The Melbourne airport is one of the major airports in the whole of Australia. It is the gateway to the rest of Australia, Asia and the Pacific, and even the whole world. Because of its size, its parking area is also understandably large; however, it can get full, too. If you plan on taking your car with you when you travel, make it a habit to plan your parking options as early as you can to make your schedule as hassle-free as possible. Here’s how you can find a car park easily around Melbourne ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Sponsored, Australia, Melbourne, Pacific, Melbourne Airport, Australia Asia, Long Term Car Parks


A Canadian in Australia thirty days. Day 15. Cape Bridgewater Petrified Forest The Blowhole Tarragal Cave Shelly Beach and a revisit to Yellow Rock

Day 15 is the midpoint of my trip. Had a great day today. I visited Cape Bridgewater from Cape Nelson which is about 30 km away. The major highlight was to visit the Petrified Forest there. Upon arrival they made it clear what I was seeing was not petrifi
Tags: Travel, Australia, Cape Nelson, Blowhole Tarragal Cave Shelly Beach, Cape Bridgewater


Podcasting with Samantha Turnbull

Anyone can make a podcast with a microphone and a computer, but creating a good one that people (beyond friends and family) listen to is a little more difficult. This workshop will focus on what makes a successful podcast, with an emphasis on writing, producing, presenting and promoting. It will also include an introduction to editing, and the nuts and bolts of how to record and release your own podcast. This workshop is suitable for content-makers across all genres. Participants will need a sma...
Tags: Travel, Abc, Australia, Culture, Sam, Festivals & Events, Byron Bay, Jonson St Byron Bay, Samantha Turnbull


Eat, Stay, Play: A Quick Guide to Daylesford & the Macedon Ranges

Located just an hour north-west of the city, the neighbouring towns of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs has long been one of people’s favourite weekend getaways from Melbourne. Once a playground for the well-to-do with a thriving arts and wine scene, the town was made famous due to it’s natural mineral springs. I’ve been fortunate enough to head out to Victoria’s Spa Country a few times in the last year: a girls spa weekend in Daylesford was the first trip that took me there, followed by a solo ve...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Australia, Victoria, Melbourne, Guide, Travel Guide, Destinations, Oceania, Trentham, Tom, Don, Daylesford, Cliffy, Mount Macedon, Kyneton


Boy’s letter to Qantas CEO

You know a kid is ambitious when they start planning their business ventures at age 10. Alex Jacquot, a young boy from Australia, wrote a letter to Alan Joyce, the CEO of Qantas Airways, for some advice for the airline he wants to start and the response went viral. Our competitors don't normally ask us for advice, but when an airline leader reached out, we couldn't ignore it.Naturally, there was only one way to respond: CEO to CEO. pic.twitter.com/JTFpzn5a6Y — Qantas (@Qantas) 11 ...
Tags: Travel, London, Australia, Qantas, All, Joyce, Qantas Airways, Sydney Melbourne, Alan Joyce, Sydney London, BBC News More, Alex Jacquot, Jacquot, Oceania Express



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