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22
Feb

The Ghan Train Review – Australia’s Greatest Train Journey

As I stepped off the train, the scorched, red earth made an audible crunch beneath my feet. Leaving the comfort of the air-conditioned carriage, I felt the sun’s hot rays on the back of my neck.

The land laid out before me revealed the harsh surroundings of the Australian outback – flat land stretching to the horizon – empty, vast and surprisingly quiet. I instantly felt a smile begin to form across my face as I studied the iconic outback vista before me.

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7
Feb
Papa bear searching for foodPapa bear amongst the rocks - Image Jason Dutton-Smith

Polar Bears, Beluga Whales & Blooms in Churchill, Canada

It’s a question every adventurer or photographer could ask themselves. How will you react when the animal you are searching for stares back at you with a curious gaze?

With erect ears and twitching noses inquisitively probing the air, the locals were just as curious of us, as we were of them.

On their annual migration to the ice-filled northern reaches of the Arctic in search of food, ‘polar bear alley’ passes through Churchill on the windswept shores of Canada’s Hudson Bay.

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24
Jan
Chattanooga - Smoky Mountains

Guide to America’s National Parks – Our top picks

What better way to rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit than a visit to one of America’s inspiring national treasures – the beautiful sights that make up the U.S. National Parks System.

The National Park System includes national monuments, battlefield parks and old homesteads and buildings that tell the stories of America’s past. Of course the park system also includes the beautiful natural wonders of the country and in this list we will take a glimpse at several of the places that we have come to love – vast areas of immense beauty that must be seen to comprehend and truly appreciate.
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4
Apr

Top 10 Funny and Unusual Town Names in America

Sometimes, a name is just a name, and other times it speaks volumes about a city or town. From the wacky, to the downright unfortunate, these 10 towns make quite a name for themselves.

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25
Mar
Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco

5 Famous American Bridges

America boasts some of the most famous and understated bridges in the world today. Here we review 5 of the most famous and historic. Travel throughout certain regions and you will drive over bridges dating back to the 1800’s.
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12
Jun
28 Barbary Lane - aka Macondray Lane

Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin – My self guided tour of San Francisco

“This is a must-read!” a friend exclaimed, as he detailed the collection of fascinating characters I’d get to know in this now classic series of books.

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18
Oct
Honky Tonk Central - Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville’s Honky Tonk & Country Music Bars

Known as the country music capital of the world, Nashville is famed for producing many of the world’s best known, and loved, country and rock music stars. And there is no escaping music from this charming southern city.

Even arriving at Nashville’s International Airport, you are often greeted by local singers and songwriters most hours of the day. Nashville’s most famed honky-tonk bar, Tootsie’s, has two locations within the airport alone with live music and cold beer all day long.

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8
Oct
Aspen Colorado

Where to spend Christmas in America – Top 10 places

Christmas in the USA is a time to celebrate and enjoy the festive season with family and friends, reflecting on the year that was with hopes of joy for the future. For some, this special season is a time to travel and explore, discovering the many ways Christmas is celebrated around the world. Here we look at the ten best places to spend Christmas in the USA, where the blessings of Christmas can be celebrated and observed.
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11
Apr
Denver, Colorado Mountains

6 Free Things To Do In Denver

Stretching along the eastern side of the mighty Rocky Mountains, the city of Denver embraces its old Western charm of yesteryear and beckons adventure travellers and beer enthusiasts from all corners of the world.

With more than 300-days of sunshine per year, Denver combines the outdoors and arts in attractions and museums that line the leafy city streets and outer regions. And the best part? Many of these are completely free.

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28
Mar
New York City skyline from the air, landing at LaGuardia Airport. Image: Jason Dutton-Smith

Top 10 Things To Do In New York City

Which is the most visited city in the United States? OK, that was easy. But with over 30 million visitors per year, all keen to take their own bite of the big apple, this city has countless super-star attractions.

From famous movie scenes and instantly recognised landmarks, to restaurants and foods known the world over, it’s easy to get lost in this metropolis of paradoxes and delight. Here are ten of my favourite places to visit in New York City.

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11
Jun
Airport Runway

America to Cuba Flights Announced

With no scheduled air service between the U.S.A. and Cuba for over half-a-century, the newly granted air rights are set to boost Cuba’s tourism and economy, with six airlines now cleared for take-off.

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9
Sep
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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24
Feb
Reflections from the still sea water of an Antarctic inlet.

Qantas Antarctica By Air Flight Review – Images of the ice continent

I’ve always had a fascination with Antarctica. Maybe it’s the remoteness and inaccessibility of the icy pole that lures the explorer from within. Or maybe it’s the sheer size of the Earth’s largest continent with its mountainous terrain and harsh atmosphere where 98% of the landscape is covered in snow and ice.

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20
Feb
Antarctica mountain ranges stretching towards the horizon.

Antarctica Flying – An Interview With Qantas 747 Captain Rob Meek

It may be the world’s largest continent, but so much is unknown about remote, mountainous Antarctica. A land of mystery, intrigue and adventure, it’s no wonder this icy destination features high on many traveller’s bucket lists. The flying kangaroo has taken us even further down under with this one-day sightseeing tour from Adelaide to Antarctica.

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21
Jan
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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