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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.

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

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Melissa Etheridge Set to Rock and Roll on Royal Caribbean

January 05, 2016 by Fran Golden

Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip… Melissa Etheridge is heading to sea with Royal Caribbean ... Read More »


See the Great Barrier Reef 3 Ways: For Families, Adventurers, and Style Hounds

August 05, 2015 by Laura Motta

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, which stretches along the east coast of Queensland for more than 1,400 miles, is the biggest structure on earth built by ... Read More »


Affordable Australia: 9 Cool Places to Eat and Drink on the Gold Coast

July 30, 2015 by Laura Motta

Sydney and Melbourne are known for their flashy dining and drinking scenes, but Queensland’s Gold Coast -- a spectacular stretch of sand fringed by a crown of ... Read More »


From Australia to Ontario: 6 Extended Trails for Every Type of Hiker

July 14, 2015 by Keith Flanagan

There are times when taking to the open road -- an escape from our day-to-day life -- is better suited by way of a long hike. From the cool coasts of the Great ... Read More »


Deal Alert: Air Tahiti Nui Offers Free 3-Night Stopover in Tahiti

June 04, 2015 by Kristine Hansen

Is a trip to New Zealand or Australia in your future? Air Tahiti Nui’s South Pacific Hopper promotion can get you a second vacation in without costing you a ... Read More »

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