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Botanical gardens in China that’ll delight garden lovers

One of the main reasons that China is such a popular travel destination is its spectacular nature, whether it’s the variety of natural landscapes, which can range from lush forests to dazzling lakes and dramatic mountains, or the sheer biodiversity of this vast country, which is home to pandas, leopards, monkeys and elephants.   This biodiversity can not only be seen in China’s fauna but also its flora, which encompass everything from dainty flowers to towering ancient trees. The botanical.. Read More >


Keeper for a Day at Taronga Zoo Sydney, Australia

4 fantastic ways to get up close to animals in Sydney

From kangaroos to koalas, Australia is renowned for its diverse native wildlife. As Australia’s largest city, Sydney is one of the best places to take part in a variety of animal encounters, meeting a whole host of Australian animals, from wallabies to crocodiles. If the native wildlife is one of the main reasons you’re visiting, check out these top animal encounters in Sydney and get close to some truly fascinating animals in Australia. Photo credit: Rick Stevens Taronga Zoo Sydney One of two z.. Read More >


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6 observation decks in Australia offering stunning views

Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra… the list of great Australian cities to visit is endless. And when you’re there it’s easy to see why they are such a joy to visit – not only are they home to a variety of wonderful attractions, but also some incredible views and architecture. Undoubtedly the best way to take in one of these charming cities is by observation deck – from up high you can enjoy stunning views out over the entire city and beyond. Here are some of the best observation decks in Austra.. Read More >


Wai O Tapu Geothermal Pool New Zealand

7 of the best geothermal pools in New Zealand that’ll make you feel like new

A lakeside town and region on New Zealand’s North Island, Rotorua is one of the most romantic places in New Zealand, famed for its geothermal pools and hot springs. The geothermal pools in Rotorua are great to visit at any time of year, with the incredible geothermal landscapes and geysers offering endless photo opportunities. Their naturally warm waters are also perfect for relaxing in and letting all of your stresses slip away. If you’re looking to enjoy the Rotorua hot springs experience for.. Read More >


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Great ways to see Kakadu National Park

The largest National Park in all of Australia, covering 20,000 square kilometres, Kakadu National Park is one of Australia’s most spectacular places to visit.   There are several reasons why you should visit Kakadu National Park. With its diverse landscapes ranging from wetlands and forests to gorges and waterfalls, Kakadu is teeming with wildlife. It’s also famous for its ancient rock art and Aboriginal heritage. As a result, the National Park has been listed twice as a UNESCO World Herita.. Read More >


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Five Waipara Valley wineries we really recommend visiting

Part of New Zealand’s famous Canterbury wine region, the Waipara Valley is just an hour north of Christchurch and a perfect destination for those who love their food and drink. Thousands visit Waipara Valley not only for the food produced amongst its rolling hills, such as venison, beef and organic fruits and vegetables, but also to sample the wines made at the dozens of wineries in the area. The Waipara Valley region is especially renowned for its Pinot Noirs and Rieslings, and other varieties.. Read More >


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What is an escorted tour?

Escorted tours are becoming an increasingly popular way to travel, especially for those who are keen to visit a destination but don’t enjoy planning the logistics. But what exactly does an escorted tour involve? As escorted tour specialists, we’ll explain how this immersive way of travelling works, and also dispel some of the myths about escorted tours which simply aren’t true. The origins of the escorted tour Thomas Cook, a name ubiquitous in the UK travel industry today, led 130 intrepid trave.. Read More >


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Four ancient palaces in China you won’t want to miss

Alongside a varied and delectable cuisine, thriving metropolitan cities and the breathtaking landscapes you’ll find in China, another reason to visit this diverse and exciting country is its fascinating history. Visiting the stunning palaces in China during your trip is one of the best ways to learn about hundreds or even thousands of years of Imperial Chinese history. Incredible feats of architecture, these vast palaces will amaze you with their beauty, their sheer vastness, and the interesting.. Read More >


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Three days in Sydney: the perfect itinerary!

Sydney is Australia’s largest city and one of the world’s most iconic cities, with its perfect blend of landmarks, beaches, culture and activities. But what if you have just 3 days in Sydney? There is just so much to see in this remarkable city that you may think 3 days just isn’t enough to fit in all of Sydney’s highlights. While you’ll want to spend longer there to really get to know the real Sydney, our 3 day Sydney itinerary should help you plan your short time in the city and ensure you vis.. Read More >


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Skiing and snow activities in New Zealand that will leave you wanting to hit the slopes

With dramatic mountain scenery and a variety of slopes to tackle, skiing in New Zealand is an epic experience. July and August are the perfect times to hit the slopes in New Zealand - many mountainous areas are carpeted in snow and the ski season is in full swing. If you’re not into skiing, there are also a whole host of other snow activities in New Zealand you can try, from snowboarding to snowshoeing. If you’re planning to visit during the winter months, make the most of your time here and fol.. Read More >



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