Every country has its own iconic attraction or natural wonder that every tourist knows and wants to visit. If you hear about my travel in Australia you would not miss Ayers Rock or the Sydney Opera House would you? You would not go to Paris without at the very least a fleeting glimpse of the Eiffel Tower or the Arc de Triomphe.
Of course not, because these famous landmarks are so well known throughout the world for a reason and every person should try to visit at least some point in their life.
And yet there are some very well kept secrets when it comes to wonders of the world, ones which never fail to amaze those who discover the secret and decide to visit. The Jeita Grotto, one of the finalists for the seven natural wonders of the world is only twenty minutes from Beirut and is a wondrous labyrinth of caves filled with stalactites and stalagmites. (more...)
If you enjoy travelling, then visiting Australia will open up a whole world of possibilities for you. (read more). The land down under has so much to offer, that a two week holiday may not be enough and you will want to come back again. Alternatively, you could do what thousands of backpackers a year do and spend months at a time there!
Australia is unique because of the sheer size of the country. One day you could be in Sydney looking at the Opera House, and the next, after an internal flight, you could be looking at Ayers Rock.
Travel around Australia can be a mixed bag, depending on your time there. Some people choose to hire a camper van and travel around the country in three months, whilst others, on a two week vacation, will need to take internal flights to make the most of the country in the time available. (more...)
With the European winter drawing in, and early snow fall, many people are looking to take a winter break somewhere nice and sunny. To travel somewhere that there is more than 8 hours of daylight during the day and that it is warm enough to wear a T-shirt and shorts.
Australia seems to be the answer! As the seasons are the opposite of Europe's, for example it is the summer there when it is the winter in Europe, it makes an ideal holiday destination to travel to.
Although a flight to the city of Sydney, may seem a little expensive when looking in a normal travel agency, it does not need to be. There are some great travel deals to be had to the land down under if one knows where to look. (more...)
Let's face it; travelling long haul is not comfortable at the best of times. While you might be desperate to get to your holiday accommodation Sydney as quickly as possible, it will take you the best part of a day or more sitting on an airplane.
But is it worth the extra to go business class on long haul? The price gap is pretty steep and the high premiums are unaffordable to many budgets. But if you have the money to pay the extra, it is worth dipping into your pockets for it.
Some of the extras you get in business class are nice to have but not critical. Champagne, proper china, fine dining and a few extra films are great, and they do make a difference to your journey but they are probably not worth it alone. (more...)
Ireland is a culturally rich nation with much to offer to tourists and travellers of all kinds. Whether you're looking for a relaxing break at a beautiful and serene location, an activity holiday, or want to explore the places and culture of Ireland, it is sure to meet all your expectations and then some.
There is much to see and do in Ireland. Places of historical and cultural importance, as well as places of breathtaking natural beauty are abundant. The coast of Ireland has many gorgeous beaches. Water sports like Kayaking are popular among visitors.
Here are some tips on planning your Ireland holiday. The first step in planning your visit is to where in Ireland you want to go and what you would like to do. The best time to visit will depend on what you want to do on the holiday. Once you have worked out the basic plan, the final things like arranging tickets and purchasing a stay at a Heeneys Lodge Lough Eske where it can be tackled. (more...)
Travel to Ireland has never been simpler than it is nowadays, with dozens of low cost airlines flying in and out, as well as good ferry services connecting it with the mainland United Kingdom. Ireland makes a good holiday destination, as well as a friendly place to move to.
Many people fall in love with Ireland as they travel around it, and then make the decision to either buy a second home there or to move there permanently. This is not just people from the UK either, people from as far away as Australia also make the decision, and it is not unusual to see international shipping australia containers arriving in Ireland!
Whilst Dublin is the capital, and obviously a very important part of Ireland, it is by no means the be all and end all of the Emerald Isle. Its countryside is absolutely stunning and there are many intriguing and quaint villages dotted around the landscape. (more...)
It was whilst staying in a holiday home that I had booked through Corona Holidays, that the wife and I decided that we would take our next holiday in Ireland. There were several reasons for this, but the main one, was that it is the country closest to us, and neither of us had been there!
We decided that we would like to travel to Ireland independently, and so we started off looking for flights. I have to say that some of those cheap flights are CHEAP! We were lucky enough to find a flight where the cost was a mere penny, but to be honest with you, we soon realised that these duplicitous, so called cheap airlines, do rip you off with numerous extra charges. In the end it was far less frustrating to book through our main flag carrier and it did not work out much dearer.
With that done, we then needed to work out an itinerary. It must be said, for such a small place, Ireland has a lot to see! In the end, we just decided that after a couple of days in Dublin, we would hire a car and see what happened. (more...)
Over recent years, golfing based holidays have been rising in popularity. From Australia Golf Holidays to golfing breaks in Morocco, it is literally possible to travel the world one golf course at a time!
One of the more popular golfing breaks for people from the United Kingdom, are those in Ireland, perhaps due to its proximity. They offer some great courses, and of course, the language is the same as ours give or take!
It is possible to travel to Ireland several ways, either on one of the many airlines flying in, or on a ferry. It may be worth noting, that although some of the cheaper budget airlines have the less expensive tickets, they may want to charge you more for taking your clubs and they will rip you off with extra charges (e.g. £20 to pay using a DEBIT card!). (more...)
Living in the United Kingdom, we are quite fortunate that our nearest neighbours France and Ireland are two spectacular countries to travel too. From the beautiful and historic villas in France to the friendly bed and breakfast accommodation in Ireland, we are really spoilt for choice as to where we can visit and stay. Here though, we concentrate on Ireland.
Travel to Ireland from the UK has never been more simple, with many budget airlines offering rock bottom prices, and frequent ferry services available. In the past, if one wanted to drive around Ireland, it may have been cheaper to take the car on the ferry, but now, it may be just as worthwhile flying, and then renting a vehicle whilst there.
Certainly, after a few days in Dublin, having some form of independent transport is the ideal way to experience the Emerald Isle. Some of the villages are simply delightful and the people welcoming and friendly. (more...)
This year, what with the finances being a little tighter, the wife and I decided to put off one of our Wildlife Holidays in Australia and instead travel to Ireland and experience what the Emerald Isle had to offer.
It proved to be a wise choice as I have to say, that Ireland is absolutely stunning. We took advantage of a cheap airline deal through a company whose name I probably do not have to mention, and landed in Dublin.
After a couple of days sight-seeing in the capital, sampling the odd pint of Guinness or two, we decided to hire a car and get out and about in the countryside. I don't often like the use of the word quaint, but in this circumstance, I think it is justified in its use! (more...)
If you are travelling overseas any time soon, whether it be to Ireland, Australia or Asia, then it is always good to be able to get in contact with those people back home. This is particularly relevant if you are either away for a long time, or are on business.
Before, getting in contact with the UK from abroad used to be quite a costly and time consuming process. If phoning from a hotel, the charges would be horrendous, and if calling from a phone booth, it could be quite laborious.
There is, however another solution. Voip Phone Providers offer a cheap, and sometimes free, alternative to communicating over long distances. VOIP stands for Voice Over Internet Protocol, and yes, if you hadn't guessed it, is reliant on the internet.
If you are travelling to Australia in the near future, you should remember that it enjoys a huge range of climates and plan your trip accordingly.
Some of this vast country is pure desert where you would not last long without a Water Cooler; whereas other areas are lush rainforest, full of life. This makes packing for a trip quite tough at times, especially if you are visiting several areas.
Much of the country is covered by desert, especially the interior of Australia and if you are planning on seeing any of the sites in these areas, such as Ayers Rock, you need to plan your trip in advance and make sure that you take plenty of sunscreen and water as well as light clothes and hats which will help to protect you from the sun. (more...)
This question of learning English in the northern or southern hemisphere would be easier to solve if we were talking about leraning English in the UK or Australia.In that case it would be easy to advocate the friendliness of the Aussies as opposed to the stand offish attitude of so many English people, especially in the south of England.
Anyway, we are speaking about the English learning opportunities offered between Ireland and Australia.
Without doubt both countries offer the best opportunities to learn English in Ireland because the locals are so friendly. (more...)
Choosing a travel destination is largely a matter of personal choice. However, some holiday packages can be so attractive that it is difficult to pass them by even if you have been to that place before! many companies offer travel deals and packages which usually include travel and accommodation.
There are a number of travel packages for popular destinations like Australia or Ireland. Packages can also include activities and entertainment and can often be great value for money. If you have an Australian holiday with surfing and sun bathing in mind, you may as well look for surfing holidays online, as these usually include surfing lessons as well!
Everything from buying groceries to international money transfer can be done online these days. The same goes for making holiday bookings. A quick look online and you can find a variety of travel deals and packages, for Ireland, Australia and many more destinations. (more...)
If you are looking for a new experience this year and love the concept of combining a city break with the beach life and the chance to see architecture, museums and go shopping (basically if you want to be able to do it all) then one city you really might want to consider is Barcelona in Spain.
Barcelona city literally has it all and even those who like to escape to the countryside, can benefit with the choice of some excellent day trips possible from this Spanish coastal city. www.holiday-velvet.com are an excellent option for all genres of traveller i.e. if you are a family with young children, a couple looking for a romantic break or perhaps an elderly couple of even stag weekend group, this city wil suit you.
Accommodation is readily available in Barcelona so do shop around and make sure also to consider the per person prices when booing. You can often find that booking a holiday apartment for example, might be much cheaper than a hotel, when you break done the individual prices. You can often get more people into a 2 or 3 bedroom apartment and you will also have access to a kitchen and other extra facilities.
Australia provides one of the greatest sceneries the world has ever seen, with its amazing landmass, strategic sea views, and an overall beautiful landscape provided by nature. In light of the above plus so much more, check out www.travellerinaustralia.com as a resource and travel guide as Australia has grown to be one of the most travelled tourist destinations in the world and it continues to appeal. Any traveler will be more than mesmerized by the changing climates and unique landscapes characterizing Australia.
By virtue of being surrounded by great waters, Australia has long summers or in short it has a great weather almost round the year. However, a traveller in Australia may not enjoyif winter finds them there. Winters are terrible and even natives cannot claim to have adopted. It is frightening cold and during that period, not many tourists are visiting. Amazingly, summer in this beautiful country runs from December through February and this is a time when you can enjoy the best weather.
There are so many things to do during your visit; you will definitely wish to be part of the coastline beach parties held at the famous cliffs. The aquatic life of Australia is another appealing prospect, where Sydney, Queensland, and Swan Valley rule the most. Not forgetting you are home to the popular Kangaroos, a walk through some of the reserves will take you head to head with mother nature. (more...)
There was a time when only women used to adorn themselves and treat them to some exceptional products and services that helped them gain flawless skin. Today, that trend is shared with men too. In any case, everybody wants to have a skin that is healthy, makes them appear radiant and brings in heaps of appreciation. Thanks to the advent of technology, there are many ways available today to reduce belly fat, get tanned and even look gorgeous.
Laser treatments are big in these days as more and more people are vouching for it. A lot of people have unwanted hair and getting them removed is always a bit of challenge because they tend to grow back. Laser treatment is an excellent option for those who do not appreciate walking into a salon yet want to remove or reduce their hair permanently. Most people go in for a procedure that involves laser hair removal before a holiday or a very special occasion like their wedding.
Typically, hair removal methods using laser are simple and without any hassles. With the facility of laser removal kits available, it is far more easier to get that dream skin. While some of the home laser hair removals kits have been in question there are way too many that have produced happy customers with permanent solution. These home kits are absolutely handy when you are in a rush hour and need to look your best. (more...)
After the long preparation for weddings, there is the need for the couple to relax which is why honeymoons are considered the best and ideal setting to give couples the time to relax and have fun like they need to. During the wedding preparation process there is so much concentration on making sure that the entire process goes on well and this is why planning honeymoon ahead of time before wedding preparations set in is best. This is because; with the venue for honeymoons set out right, there is more time to concentrate on other aspects of the wedding.
However; finding the right venues for Honeymoons can be quite stressful especially if you are one of the many people that does not have so much idea as to how the entire process should go. Day in and out, there are so many honeymoon venues that are added to the already long world list of honeymoon venues however; it lies on you to decide which venue will do the magic. Whether you would prefer to travel outside the country, visit a famous hotel in a different town in your country, visit a near by restaurant, etc; you must make sure the decision is taken by either parties or couples.
Most times, many couples settle with a romantic honeymoon which helps to bring them closer together and make them fall in love over and over again with each other. From the best of hotel spas and cottages, that provide a serene atmosphere for newly weds and also various discounts for newly weds; you will be amazed at how exciting your honeymoon will be. (more...)
Australia is truly a land for road adventures. With a geographical character of its own and long roads leading to great destinations, a road trip can be just the perfect way to enjoy your holiday in Australia. When talking about Australian road trips, it wouldn’t be long before you think of an outback trip. Many people enjoy setting out for a vacation to the outback to enjoy the various natural wonders. You can plan a roadtrip to the outback with your family and friends quite conveniently. However, you need to keep in mind that a road trip demands a lot of preparation.
It is important to know what to expect in your road trip so that you are well aware of the options available to you. This requires you to do some research. There is a good possibility that you will have to travel several hundred kilometres to find a service station or any accommodation. Being prepared is hence important. Before you leave, it is important that you let someone know about your journey and your expected time to reach a destination. This will help them to initiate a search and rescue operation if you do not contact them back as per the indicated date.
Make sure to get your car serviced before you leave and also ensure that you have plenty of fuel or oil. It is recommended that you carry at least two extra tyres and other spare parts with you. A tow rope, jack and a tool kit are the basics you need to have in your car. (more...)
Cruising is perhaps the most ideal way to go on a holiday if you are looking at enjoying your journey and not just your holiday destination. A lot of people like to go on a relaxed vacation with their family and friends and spend quality time with them. If you have a lot of time on your hand and are not looking at a rushed holiday, a cruise can be just the perfect thing for you. There are several cruise lines that operate across various destinations offering not comfort but luxury to all the travelers.
The cruise ships have the best of facilities when it comes to food and entertainment. Many cruise lines serve world cuisine so that you relish every moment of your time on the cruise. These cruises have entertainment programs depending upon your preference. From live band performances to dance parties, sailing on a cruise can be a great experience for all travelers.
There are various sources available that can help you get the best cruise deal for your vacation. Online travel websites offer many such deals that will enrich your experience. You may find many cruise deals on this website that will not just make your travel experience not just enjoyable but also affordable. If you are looking at traveling to Australia from Dublin, the cruise travel can be one of the best options for you. Whether you are traveling with your friends, family or that special someone, you can choose among the various cruise travel options available and make your journey truly memorable. (more...)
Caravanning and camping is considered as one of the most popular leisure time activities in Australia. If you are planning to travel greater distances in exploring the beautiful landscapes, mountains, deserts, rainforests and beaches of Australia then a caravan adventure holiday is the best option for you. Several caravan parks are also available in Australia for the travellers coming all across the world for a fun filled adventurous holiday.
Caravanning offers you an opportunity to experience Australia as you could stop at any site. Depending on the laws of the land you could also fix your tent, park your caravan and spend your time enjoying the beauty of the site as long as you wish. Once you are done with a location, you are ready to move on in search of another new adventurous site.
Freedom is the essence of caravan holidays as you can escape the rush of towns while enjoying your trip peacefully in the lap of nature. You are the master of your own wish, completely free from a fixed itinerary offered by holiday packages in exploring the beautiful sites spread mostly to remote locations. It also saves you lots of money otherwise spent in hiring expensive hotels as well as in local transportation. (more...)
There are several places where you can see live penguins and be close to them. Penguins live in colonies, laying eggs all over the place and raising their young cubs. Some tour companies offer photographic tours and penguin holidays , where tourists can camp in tents (to keep them warm) and have the possibility to enjoy a few days photographing these birds of Antarctica.
The coolest thing is that penguins are not afraid of humans and simply ignore them; so people can just come really close to them and take nice pictures. The penguins are not afraid of us humans because they evolved as a species without our presence as predators. Naturalists warn; however, that the simple act of approaching a penguin can cause stress on the bird which could affect its ability to procreate.
Adventure tour operators offer many activities for those who enjoy being outdoors (and who also like cold weather!). Experienced climbers can climb Mount Vinson, Antarctica's highest point. The climb to the summit is approximately 7 km and is suggested only for very experienced climbers. (more...)