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How to travel when in lockdown or quarantine

Armchair travelling: the art of exploring the world from home.

The act of armchair travel is not a new concept, but its popularity has grown rapidly. With lockdowns due to Covid-19 continuing, these films are sure to satisfy your travel bug.

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GoCar San Francisco

Not Much Wiggle Room – GoCar San Francisco

You don’t have to be a Wiggle to drive a little yellow car around San Francisco. Just beware of those cable cars, warns Brian Crisp from Chronicles of Brian.

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Denver City, Colorado

Top 6 Things To Do In Denver

Nestled in the western state of Colorado, surrounded by natures finest landscapes, is the mile-high city of Denver. True to its name, Denver sits one mile above sea level, tucked at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.

With an impressive 300+ days of sunshine each year, Denver and its surrounds is the main gateway to some of North America’s finest powder and ski fields, natural attractions and probably the finest beer in the world.

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Utah’s Mighty 5 National Parks

Utah’s National Parks – where the ground rises before you to majestic peaks of multiple colours; where it bottoms out to vast valleys and canyons below your feet; where it turns watering holes into rapid rivers around the next corner; where the 4am wake-up calls to witness the birth of a new day is worth every second – and all this can be found in just one park.

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Batman Rollercoaster - Six Flags Fiesta San Antonio, Texas

Batman The Ride – Six Flags Fiesta San Antonio, Texas

Premiering in 2015, adrenaline seekers will twist and turn their way through a series of gut-wrenching high-speed manoeuvres in search of the ultimate thrill. Although this is not your average theme park ride, this latest incarnation from Six Flags is sure to take the rollercoaster experience to new heights. Could this be the scariest rollercoaster in the world?

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Voodoo Zipline - Las Vegas (photo courtesy of VooDoo Zipline)

Las Vegas’ Hottest New Thrill Ride – VooDoo Zipline

Thrill seekers in Vegas are flocking to the latest thrill ride. Located just off the Vegas strip at the Rio Hotel and Casino, the VooDoo Zipline is a terrifying ride that flies 497 feet above ground, whisking riders between the two hotel towers at over 30 miles per hour (50km). And the most terrifying part? There is no arm rest, harness or safety bar to be found! This is not one for the faint hearted.

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Foggy Bottom kayaks along the Harpeth River.

A Foggy Bottom Canoe & Kayak Adventure on the Harpeth River

A lot can be said for a name, whether it’s the title for the latest work of fiction or a Hollywood blockbuster. Sometimes we’re drawn to something by name alone. Like looking through a book store with its endless array of novels and stories, there are bound to be fascinating titles that jump out at you, compelling you to reach for that next great read.
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Union Square at Dusk

Union Square , San Francisco – A Comprehensive Travel Guide

Union Square, with its towering memorial statue and air of California sophistication is perfectly placed in the pulsating heart of downtown San Francisco. An inviting city plaza surrounded by swaying palms, upscale retailers and historic hotels, the clanging of passing cable cars only heightens this already charming urban scene.

The commercial centre of the city, Union Square features some of the best shopping in the country. Interspersed with lovely restaurants and inviting cafes, Union Square is the perfect place to enjoy an al fresco coffee or meal while watching the world go by.

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Central Park - New York City

10 Fun New York State Trivia Facts You Never Knew

Ah, New York, the city that never sleeps. Famous for its hot pretzel carts, gorgeous sky-line and some of the best shopping and entertainment in the world; visitors don’t have to look far for their next adventure.

But as much as we like to think we know New York through its many TV, film and movies that made this city cinematically famous, there are many other interesting facts that may come as a surprise. Here are 10 New York trivia facts you never knew.  

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The WestJet Miracle – Spreading Christmas cheer

Do you have a Christmas wish? Do you believe in Christmas miracles? This week Canada’s second largest airline WestJet set out to create a Christmas miracle of their own, making some passengers’ dreams come true on one very special flight. Little did these unsuspecting flyers know what was waiting for them when they arrived at their destination.

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Old State House Museum – Boston Massachusetts

You can’t help but feel a sense of great history when walking the charming streets of Boston. History is everywhere and it seems to hang in the air, oozing off the historic buildings and cityscapes like a warm mist after a summer rain. I always knew there was a deep, rich history in this incredible city, and then I stumbled upon Old State House Museum. I couldn’t believe what I had read on the entry plaque – was this true? I knew I was going to be in for a surprise. Read more »

Colectivo Café - built in 1888 as the Milwaukee River Flushing Station.

Milwaukee – Old World Charm on the Great Lakes

Milwaukee’s slogan is ‘A Great Place on a Great Lake’ and that certainly rings true. This wonderful city on the shores of Lake Michigan offers a delightfully unique mix of old world charm and modern, big city style. This is a forward looking city, but one that isn’t afraid to embrace its past. It does this seamlessly by incorporating its many historically significant buildings into a modern, urbane cityscape unlike any other in America. And you may find some surprisingly famous names.
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Stunning views over the Utah Mountain ranges.

Scare Canyon, Wild Elk, a Rustic Log Cabin & an Australian Tourist

Driving through the wild Wasatch Mountains only an hour and half drive from picturesque Salt Lake City, Utah, we turned off the unpaved road into Scare Canyon. This dusty one car lane meandered through the forest and deep into the thick woods where we were greeted by the charming A-frame log cabin we were to call home for the next three days. It’s rustic out here with no running water, no electricity and just the stars to guide us. I was in love already…
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Oil painting scenery dots the entire Grand Canyon rim.

Review in Pictures – The Grand Canyon South Rim

One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon is possibly the most impressive site that I’ve ever seen. President Theodore Roosevelt was instrumental in preserving this national park over a hundred years ago. Said to be over 17 million years old, the Grand Canyon’s South Rim is probably one of my all time favourite destinations in America.
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Manta® flying roller coaster at SeaWorld® Orlando

American Theme Parks – VIP tours and VIP passes

America is the theme park capital of the world. With over 120 million people, or five times the Australian population visiting a theme park every year, this can mean long lines and wait times. So why wait? Most parks now offer VIP tours and passes to help you skip the queues.
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