Australia

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Australia — Australia is the only country in the world to cover an entire continent. The region is practically synonymous with the Great Barrier Reef, didgeridoos, kangaroos, and barbecues – rightly so – but visitors can expect much more. The diverse landscape, located a world away from North America, is also home to the Outback (an arid, expansive desert that takes up 70 percent of the land), tropical, Gold Coast beaches, stellar wine-producing regions, a fascinating indigenous heritage, and warm Aussie hospitality. While most people come for outdoor adventures like diving, surfing, and wildlife-spotting, the classy, cosmopolitan cities of Sydney and Melbourne deserve more than a passing glance.

Why Go

For some of nature’s more impressive feats – Technicolor reefs, pristine beaches, awesome surfing, and diverse wildlife.

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Quick Tips for Saving Money in Sydney – One of the World’s Spendiest Travel Cities

September 10, 2014 by Caroline Eubanks

You may have dreams of visiting Sydney, the Australian city that’s home to the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge, but if you’ve done even a little bit of ... Read More »

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New, Affordable Great Barrier Reef Getaways Courtesy of Jean-Michel Cousteau

September 03, 2014 by Karen Gardiner Dion

Ready to book your bucket list getaway? Try this one on for size: Explorer and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau, eldest son of Jacques Cousteau, is ... Read More »

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13 American Words with Completely Different Meanings Overseas

July 03, 2014 by Tommy Burson

Britain, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, and many others countries speak the English language. But sometimes talking with the locals there can feel as foreign to ... Read More »

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8 Majestic Light Shows Around the World

June 16, 2014

By day, Uljanik is one of the oldest working shipyards in the world. By night, the eight cranes here turn into colorful spotlights that can be programmed to over ... Read More »

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Slideshow: 10 Micronations Around the World

April 25, 2014 by Karen Gardiner Dion

Whether established as a joke, to make a political point, or purely by accident, these 10 micronations across the world show that, if you don't like your own ... Read More »

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“Mail postcards to friends and family. They're cheaper than souvenirs, create less clutter at home, and show that you thought of others while you were away.”

Jim Sherman Founder and Chairman

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