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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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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 »

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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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10 Freebies in 10 Expensive Cities

October 31, 2014 by Christine Dayao

As tourism destinations, many major cities across the globe -- New York and Paris, Stockholm and Sydney -- are certainly monumental or historical or beautiful ... Read More »

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Inspired Travel: Stay in Vintage Trailers, Refurbbed Airplanes & Other "Upcycled" Digs

October 27, 2014 by Christine Wei

Why sleep in a concrete-and-glass building when you can stay in a vintage trailer, a Boeing 747, or even in a wine barrel? These quirky hotel concepts are ... Read More »

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Q&A: Does Chef Curtis Stone Cook on Vacation?

October 09, 2014 by Hilary Sheinbaum

Once upon a time, Australian Chef Curtis Stone had a misconception about American food. “Before I moved to the States, when I thought of American food, my mind ... Read More »

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