Discover the Magic of the Melbourne Cup

If you are planning on experiencing the best that Melbourne has to offer, it’s highly recommended that you visit at the beginning of the Australian summer to experience the magic of the Melbourne Cup. Perfect for sports fanatics and those who enjoy experiencing local traditions on their travels, Flemington Racecourse is the setting for Australia’s richest handicap horse race, which also spans more than 150 years of racing tradition in the city. You’ll never have experienced anything quite like the Melbourne Cup Carnival as each year,…

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10 Reasons to go on Honeymoon to Bhutan

When we first got married, we didn’t immediately go on our honeymoon. Instead, we deferred our plans to a little later in the year so we could spend it in the secluded Himalayan nation of Bhutan on the northeast border of India (at the time, it was one of the last true monarchies in the world, but since then has switched to democracy—incredibly, on the orders of the king himself). We had heard a lot about Bhutan’s beautiful landscape and imposing Buddhist architecture, and decided…

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Honeymooning in Ella Sri Lanka

Ella is a charming, laid-back town in Sri Lanka’s hill-country. It is said to be the closest thing to an English countryside and once you head up into the hills, you’ll find the Ella that is written about in all of the guidebooks. Ella has the most beautiful scenery of all the places we visited in Sri Lanka and we spent a short two days walking through tea plantations and hiking up mountains, relaxing in our jungle tree-house, enjoying delicious home-cooked food and drinking countless…

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Five Essential Australian Experiences

Are you planning a trip to visit beautiful Australia? Well, you’re not alone. Every year, nearly 700,000 Brits visit Australia, whether it’s to go on a well-deserved holiday, visit family and friends who have emigrated there (like Dan) or to embark on a working holiday! Australia is a really big country and there is so much to see and do, so how do you make sure you’re doing everything you can without missing out on some of the top essential Aussie experiences? To help you plan your…

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10 Reasons to go on Honeymoon to Hawaii

Hawaii, a tropical paradise seen over and over in film, TV and adverts should easily make an ideal Honeymoon destination right? Well, look beyond the surfer dudes and the hula girls for just a moment and you’ll find somewhere with so many stunning natural attractions and activities it’s an ideal choice for any couple. We picked Hawaii as our wedding and honeymoon spot back in 2014 and discovered so much more than we bargained for. Here are our top 10 Reasons to go on Honeymoon…

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Hiking Ella Rock in Sri Lanka: A Guide to doing it without a Guide

Ella is a tiny place with a railway station and one main road that is flanked by hotels, guesthouses and restaurants. It is a gorgeous, intimate town with stunning countryside and views. Ella is said to be the closest thing to an English countryside and once you head for the hills you’ll truly experience the Ella that is described in the guidebooks. Grand vistas stretch as far as the eye can see and nowhere is more impressive than from the hike and summit of Ella…

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10 Reasons to go on Honeymoon to Thailand

No matter what you’re looking for in a honeymoon, Thailand has got it all. Although perhaps not a traditional honeymoon destination, this wonderful country offers so much more than cocktails on the beach and days by the pool. Thailand offers breathtaking scenery, fascinating culture and one of the warmest welcomes in the world. There are simply hundreds of reasons to go on honeymoon to Thailand, but let me share my top 10. They sure convinced me, and I bet they’ll convince you too!

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Australia Day Weekend Camping at Trial Bay

Australia Day is one of my favourite holidays of the year. It is a day to celebrate everything that is great about being an Aussie, how amazing Australia is and just how lucky we truly are to live in such a safe, beautiful and clean country that affords its residents every opportunity. Over the years I have generally celebrated Australia Day with friends from University and this year was the same and whilst everyone couldn’t come we still had an amazing weekend in the sunshine…

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Udawalawe National Park Photo Diary

Udawalawe National Park is said to be one of the best places in the world to see wild elephants. Once we decided to visit Sri Lanka as part of our honeymoon, and we heard that you could see elephants in the wild we booked our trip to Udawalawe immediately! Udawalwe did not disappoint, we saw hundreds of elephants, countless beautiful bird species, reptiles, water buffaloes, monkeys and so many other incredible animals, all in their natural habitat. Udawalawe is a beautiful national park and one…

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