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Australia's top ten unexpected honeymoon destinations

        Honeymooning in Australia is wonderful, and you may have considered spots like Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Great Barrier Reef, Phillip Island, the Blue Mountains, perhaps the Yarra River or Byron Bay. There are a lot of places in Australia that get a ton of honeymoon buzz, but there are also quite a few other picture perfect and romantic destinations - some of which may not have occurred to you - that deserve to be on your bucket list. Here are ten examples:   read post    

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Saying 'G’Day' to some fine Australian wines

      Some weeks ago, our Southern California Wine Council greeted 2022 with a tasting of five wines from the Land Down Under which are exported to the United States.  Four of these wines are produced by Eight at the Gate in the Wrattonbully wine country located along the country's southeastern coast, about 280 miles from Melbourne and stretching throughout the hill country of the Stewarts and Naracoorte mountain ranges.  This area has a temperate climate, long growing season, and…

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10 Australia road-trip tips

  In terms of epic journeys, you’re not going to get much bigger than road tripping around the land Down Under. This huge landmass has more differing landscapes and areas of natural beauty than perhaps anywhere else in the world, from stunning beaches, lush rainforests, the red centre, Uluru, and massive cosmopolitan cities, all with a laid-back vibe and rich culture to explore.   Of course, with any journey of this size, you need to know a little about what you’re getting yourself into before…

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Outback cited in 'Using Astrology to Plan Travel this Holiday Season'

Walkerssk/Pixabay Still vibrant and popular today, the five-thousand-year-old art of astrology can identify, say, business and romantic opportunities or challenges. And those celestial bodies slinking about the stars can also help pinpoint optimal times and places for travel. And since destinations have their own astro-charts -- which interact with yours -- astrology can even serve as a kind of spiritual travel agent. It can tell you, for example, about places likely to be harmonious or…

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  • Canberra isn´t on many travelers´ usual Oz bucket list, but it seems they´re missing out. In this look at the city´s offerings, Britain´s Telegraph calls it the country´s cultural as well as political capital: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/icons-of-the-sky/canberra-cultur...
    The best cultural experiences in Canberra
    A city with a difference
  • Find out why CNN Travel recently included western Australia on its list of top spots to visit in 2023: https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/where-to-travel-best-destina...
  • Now this is pretty interesting - Condé Nast Traveler tells us about aborigine-led walking tours in Tasmania centered on sharing lore with visitors. Sign me up! https://www.cntraveler.com/story/tasmania-indigenous-led-walking-to...
    In Tasmania, Indigenous-Led Walking Tours Are Sharing Ancestral Stories With Travelers
    “Telling the story is one way of working towards understanding and reconciliation,” says guide Cody Gangell.
  • Did you know that Oz actually has skiing/snowboarding, and it's pretty decent? The title of country's best ski resort was awarded to Thredbo, in Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, a six-hour drive from Sydney and Melbourne. See more at https://worldskiawards.com/winners/2022
    World Ski Awards » Winners 2022
    It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of the 10th annual World Ski Awards.
  • The Great Barrier Reef is included one of five places in the world profiled in a Guardian report on the impracts of global warming on tourism: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/dec/02/tourism-industr...
    Can the tourism industry survive the climate crisis?
    From the Solomon Islands to Denali national park, how five communities reliant on tourism are coping as climate change upends their industry
  • As an immigrant to another country myself - after all, that's what a so-called "expat" is - I keep an eye on the trends in this area, and the international financial services company HSBC has for 14 years done a survey of expats (though they've never gotten around to me lol), and Australia is firmly in the top ten on the latest, just released, for 2021: https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/the-10-best-countries-for-expats...
    Ready to Move Abroad? These Countries Offer the Best Quality of Life for Expats
    They've got that whole work-life balance thing all figured out.
  • The London-based travel-site BigSevenTravel.com recently came out with "The best cities in the world for art and culture in 2022", and Sydney as you might expect is on the list - and so is Melbourne, which you might or might not: https://bigseventravel.com/best-cities-for-arts-culture/
  • Wow, truly a red-letter day for Australian tourism yesterday, as after two years of pretty severe COVID-pandemic restrictions, fully vaccinated visitors were welcomed back to Oz! https://eu.usatoday.com/story/travel/2022/02/21/australia-welcomes-...
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    39 Degrees South - Your Local Australian Travel Partner
    39 Degrees South operates on behalf of international travel agencies. We are your local Australian travel partner for exciting travel experiences.
  • Fear of ‘C’ (China/Covid/Corona) virus. Ask, do I want to be in a crowded airport, take a flight wearing a mask, be in another crowded airport, perhaps in a country with lesser health controls, stay at an all-inclusive resort, line up at food buffets, join a tour bus with another 30+people, board a gigantic cruise ship with 1000’s of other travellers, land at ports for more crowded tours, get on a train, stay in ginormous hotels or visit countries that do not have acceptable health, safety and security systems in place?

    The fear of ‘C’ is now present with many of us. I believe there will be a tremendous rejection of inbound Chinese tours which use the bus, train, boat, plane to visit our villages, towns, cities, cultural sites, parks and wilderness areas in large groups (often wearing face-masks). And, do we want to travel to China? 

    Finally, will insurance companies be 'fearful' of offering suitable and affordable coverage for 'all' age groups?

    We are still open to SME travel biz to list/link FOC direct booking offers by destinations and activities. TTTC is an excellent resource for travellers to plan for when the fear of ‘C’ has dissipated. This is a mktg and promo opp. to consider for post ‘C’ sales.

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