Monday, 18 April 2016

Australia For 20-Somethings VS Australia for 40-Somethings | Travel

Given its distance and expensive costs, visiting Australia can be a point that languishes on our bucket lists for years. However, whether you’re 20, 40, or anywhere in between or above, Australia remains a fantastic place to visit. Here are some ideas for doing Australia whichever age category you fall into.

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The Beaches
For 20-Somethings
Bondi Beach
Sydney’s Bondi Beach is an incredible destination for a younger traveler in their 20’s or 30’s. It is so much more than just a stunning beach. It also boasts bustling shopping, watersports activities and buzzing nightlife. There are lots of places to camp and park up your motorhome in the local area too, plus it’s close proximity to Sydney is handy too.

For 40-Somethings
The 12 Apostles
If you’re no longer interesting in huge crowds and thumping music, Australia has more than enough other beaches to keep you happy. How about visiting the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road? There is a tourist centre where you can pick up some information before setting off on a coastline walk. 

The Tours and Trips
For 20-Somethings
Dirt biking in Cape York
If you’re visiting Cape York with friends, motorbiking through this remote area of Australia could be a great idea. It is one the biggest areas of wilderness left in Australia. You can spend a few days traveling in a group on motorbikes, camping along the way. The scenery is stunning and it’s way to more exciting to see it from a bike than a car or van.

For 40-Somethings
A Wine Trail
When it comes to Australian wine, all the natives know that Barossa Valley is home to the best stuff. So good, in fact, that it’s award-winning!  A Barossa Valley Wine Tour, for example, incorporates a visit to multiple cellar doors and, of course, lots of tasting along the way.


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The Activities
For 20-Somethings
Watersports
Young, fit and healthy people shouldn’t make a trip to Australia without at least some watersports activities! Most of Oz’s big cities are on the coast, meaning there is water aplenty! Thrillseekers can go for surfing or hire a speedboat. Or, if you’re looking for something a little calmer, how about paddling or canoeing?

For 40-Somethings
Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House might be stunning from the outside, but did you know it is also incredible on the inside. While many visitors focus on the outer architecture, consider treating yourself to a show there. There are over 450 performances here each year! It’s not just opera either! There are also circus shows, ballets and more.

The Accommodation
For 20-Somethings
Motorhome
Camping is undoubtedly the cheapest accommodation option in Australia. However, if you have a bit more in your budget, how about hiring a motorhome? You could spend a few weeks travelling down the East Coast, stopping off wherever you fancy along the way.

For 40-Somethings
Villa

Food is pretty expensive in Australia. This is why renting a villa, as opposed to a hotel, might be a wise decision. Unlike hotels, villas come with kitchens. This means that you can save money by making food at home. You’ll also have a fridge to keep your wine cool.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Tips For Planning The Perfect Vegas Vacation | Travel

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Las Vegas is one of the most exciting states in the US for many people. Known as “Sin City,” it’s one of the only places in the country where all your desires are realized. However, you don’t have to spend your entire trip inside a casino. There are also some unusual venues for entertainment and great activities too. Today, I’m going to present a quick guide that highlights the best ways to make sure your vacation goes off without a hitch. As with anything in this world, planning is the key to success.

Book your flights and accommodation together
There are hundreds of different travel companies in Las Vegas. Most of them offer fantastic package deals to people in your position. In nearly all circumstances, it’s cheaper to book your flights and accommodation together. That is because you can get discounts if you use the same specialist, and they have arrangements with the hotel owners. Just don’t forget the importance of travel insurance if you want to avoid issues. No matter where you want to stay; you’ll find a travel company that can help. Also, if you try to visit the state between the months of November and February; you’ll find it’s much cheaper.

Buy your show/event tickets in advance
There are always excellent shows taking place in Las Vegas all year round. If you’re visiting the area, it’s wise to buy your tickets well in advance. You will benefit from online discounts, and you won’t have to stress about the event selling out. People who like magic will probably want to stop off to watch Penn and Teller’s stage show. However, there is something for everyone, so there’s no need to worry if that doesn’t seem appealing. It says at vegastickets.com/national-finals-rodeo-tickets that the 2016 National Rodeo Championships are around the corner. Most sports enthusiasts will never have seen anything like that before. It’s a huge show with some of the best talent in the world.

Reserve restaurant tables before you travel
It stands to reason you’ll want to eat at some famous restaurants when you visit Vegas. However, some of the most popular venues can sell out at particular times of the year. It says at timeout.com/las-vegas/restaurants/best-restaurants-in-las-vegas that you’re going to be spoiled for choice. To avoid disappointment, you should consider making reservations before you leave home. The last thing you want is to end up eating at a burger place when you wanted a top quality steak, right? Thankfully, nearly every business of that nature in Sin City now has a website you can use. You don’t have to pay anything upfront to make your bookings, and so you should think about doing that a week or so before you’re due to arrive.

Las Vegas is one of my favorite places on earth, and I hope you love it as much as me during your vacation. With a little bit of planning, nothing can go wrong. Now is the time to search online for events and activities you might enjoy. Make a shortlist and then start buying tickets to ensure you never get bored out in the desert. Also, remember to pack some warm clothing because the temperature always drops when the sun goes down.