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Southern Italy

Courtney Southern Italy

by Courtney Bell, July 2017 In July, I was lucky enough to experience Italy with Insight Vacations, on a luxury coach tour! Sometimes overlooked or disregarded, coach touring is a brilliant way to see everything; sitting at this height, you can see landscapes changing and locals going about their day, with the bonus of being able …

Secrets of Italy

Secrets of Italy 2017

by Cathi Burnett-Cosgrove, May 2017 My commitment on this tour was to reveal ‘The Secrets of Italy’ to my guests. Italy is a destination that has been popular with Australian travellers for many years. Many before us have trod the soil, visited the villages and stood in awe at the relics of the Ancient World, which begs …

Atacama Desert, Chile

Atacama Desert

by Alan Riedel, May 2017 In May, I was lucky to join a small group to experience some of Chile’s most amazing eco resorts and natural scenery in the Atacama Desert. As Santiago is the main gateway to Chile and South America for most Australians, we had a few nights of luxury at the Singular …

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

by Rosie Reed, May 2017 The first thing you notice when flying into Zimbabwe is the landscape. Far removed from the dense Australian bush, the trees are spaced apart, allowing for glimpses of the orange red soil between. The clichés about the African sky going forever? Well, it’s a cliché for a reason! Provided you are sitting …

Cruising the Mekong

Recent Destinations - Cara - Mekong

by Cara Lovell, March 2017 I have just returned from the amazing countries of Vietnam & Cambodia, experiencing a luxury cruise along the Mekong with APT. What an experience!  Not only did I see some gorgeous scenery and meet the loveliest, happiest people I think I’ve ever come across – but I got to experience …

Northern Lights of Norway

Northern Lights_Recent destinations

by Cathi Burnett-Cosgrove, February 2017 As we left Hobart in search of the Northern Lights it was with great anticipation as we knew we were venturing forth into the great unknown. What would we see?  What would we feel?  How does an experience such as this unfold? This was a fully escorted tour and every …

Thailand

Thailand

by Shanae Sexton, November 2016 I recently returned from a luxurious 5 days in beautiful Thailand, starting off with a 2 night stay at the Banyan Tree Resort in Bangkok. Situated in the business district, within close proximity to major shopping malls and the MRT line, this is a wonderful option for both business and leisure …

Onboard Holland America’s Koningsdam

Emma Holland America

by Emma Blacklow, October 2016 I was lucky enough to experience Holland America’s brand new ship “Koningsdam” last month on an 8 night Greek Island Cruise from Athens to Rome. I visited some wonderful ports including Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, Heraklion and Naples. Koningsdam is very different to the rest of the “Dam” fleet as it …

South America – small group touring

Peru, South America, Pisaq ruins

by Brooke Allison, May 2016 I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to travel to South America with Bunnik Tours on a small group, all-inclusive tour – what an amazing experience! Flying with LAN airlines via Auckland was a great experience with a great choice of movies & comfortable seating. Upon arrival into …

Darwin

by Courtney Bell, June 2016 It takes around 4.5 hours to get from Sydney to Darwin, which may seem a lot considering you’re not even exiting the country, but the flight is easy and there is something comforting knowing you are about to explore your own backyard that is SO far away. The minute you step …

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