Australia’s sunshine State, is an easy starting point in Australia or add on to a New Zealand vacation. Four easy to reach destinations in Queensland offer varying vacation options and are the perfect addition to any South Pacific itinerary.
Victoria may be one of Australia’s smallest States, but it is seriously big when it comes to offering diverse vacation experiences.
Looking at a map of the world, Tasmania is the small island under mainland Australia. Don’t let its small size convince you that this is a one or two day destination. Tasmania is jam packed with friendly wildlife, delicious food and wine, award-winning whiskey, stunning scenery and some of the freshest air on the planet. Add to that it was named Lonely Planet’s fourth “Top 10 Regions in the World to Visit in 2015” and then ask yourself “Why have I not visited?”
Inspired by family trips as a child, Michelle has found a way to balance a full time job with frequent international and domestic trips. After following her passion for travel as a flight attendant, she eventually changed careers, but still manages to spend plenty of time on the road. By allocating much of her vacation time to trips, she’s able to see the world but not empty her bank account.
When you think of Australia’s Northern Territory you are immediately flooded with images of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (Olgas) rising from the red desert floor. While these are both iconic representations of the Northern Territory scenery, they signify just a small section of the vast landscape found in this amazing area of Australia.
Katherine Belarmino and her husband Romeo are part-time travelers who travel as much as possible with limited vacation time. Through careful planning they’re able to efficiently see the world while holding down full time jobs. Their travel style, which includes shorter, action-packed trips, allows them to make the most of the limited time they have. By specifically allocating their vacation time for travel, they’re able to maximize a traditional employment vacation schedule and still follow their passion for travel.
Sometimes the desire to travel grabs you and never lets go. That’s exactly what happened to Stephen after he took his first journey to a foreign country. His trip to Ireland sparked that flame inside that all travelers are familiar with. After that, he just didn’t want to go home. So he took off again and started a travel blog and made his passion a priority. We asked Stephen to fill us in on some of the details about his life, how he travels, where he’s been, and what motivates him to keep on going after so much time on the road.
During his two years on the road, Marek has traveled extensively through Southeast Asia and Latin America. What started as a few months spread into several years of travel, during which he made countless friends, experienced dozens of countries and cultures, and learned to live spontaneously. You can learn more about his trip and future trips by visiting his blog, IndieTraveller where he discusses long term travel and backpacking in Asia and Latin America.
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It is time to pack your bags and get on a plane to Tropical North Queensland. This area of Australia is jam packed with stunning landscapes, heavenly islands, World Heritage-listed attractions and thrilling adventure activities.