Destinations

Lauren getting a healthy dose of geometric patterns in Andalucia © Lauren Keith Our travel-mad staff share their recent adventures from enjoying cookery classes in Queensland to exploring architectural beauties in Andalucía and sitting in the shadow of thousands of bats flying out to feast in Cambodia. Getting a fine-art fix in Andalucía, Spain Some
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This time as part of our ‘Local Insider Series’ we asked Claudia, our Brochure Content Executive, to tell us all about Santiago. She studied there for 5 months on an exchange program (there and Paris, lucky gal), eating all the ice cream, drinking all the wine, and travelling around the country whenever she could.  Skyline
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Time and time again you’ve seen friends return from their travels wearing baggy elephant pants you wouldn’t dream of wearing in the US, with arms full of rope bracelets and a great tan, musing about their fabulous trip to Thailand. They tell you how much they’ve learned about themselves, the culture and most importantly, how
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It’s hoppening! From Ibiza’s barefoot Balearic beats to the castaway islands of Croatia or turquoise waters and ancient ruins of Greece and Turkey, summertime in Europe is all a boat island hopping. Here are some of our favourite European islands for this summer. IBIZA Clubbing capital of the world. The planet’s coolest island, not even
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Samai and her travelling toddler hiking in Switzerland © Samai Haider This month our spotlight is on the incredible writer, traveller, economist, artist and photographer Samai Haider. Samai shares her travel stories on her self-titled blog and is living proof that travelling with young children is not only possible, but may just be the most
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Singapore’s small but idyllic coastline © Jessica Palmer Lonely Planet Pathfinder, Jessica Palmer of familyholidaydestinations.com, recently spent 11 days exploring Singapore with her family. From the vibrant hues of the Gardens by the Bay to the surprisingly tranquil East Coast Park beach, here are her highlights… Cities are not usually my thing. Even though they
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What type of venue is Ed Sheeran planning to open on London’s Portobello Road? Find out in our quiz © William Perugini / Shutterstock Which popular board game now has a life-size version in Hong Kong? And what false claim is currently drawing tourists to Sydney University? Test your knowledge of the latest happenings in
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Spain: plates of tapas, jugs of homemade Sangria, warm weather and bright, bustling cities. It’s a ray of sunshine on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula – and the ideal place to spend a couple of weeks exploring. The easiest way? By rail.  Student ambassador Sydney’s Spain itinerary? Start off in Barcelona, get on the train to Granada
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English is widely spoken in Singapore but you may find it hard to understand some of what’s being said. Many Singaporeans speak what has been dubbed ‘Singlish’ which borrows from the many different languages spoken in Singapore. Here’s a collection of ‘Singlish’ terms which you might find handy on your Singapore vacation: 1. Action Derived
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Off-the-beaten-track explorer Kalyan Panja © Kalyan Panja This month we caught up with Pathfinder Kalyan Panja who blogs at Travtasy. Kalyan is an avid traveller and photographer who is always on the lookout for unusual and off-the-beaten-track destinations. Give us the low down on your blog… Travtasy is a space to share travel experiences with
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