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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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4 Beautiful Australian Towns to Buy Vacation Homes

Greetings! Australia is a fascinating country for tourists. Its tourism industry was doing great before the pandemic, but things are getting normal again, and investors are interested in getting good profits from its small-town tourism. Yes, most travellers love to get a home in Australian small towns to enjoy their vacations. This thread is going to share one of the most beautiful Australian towns where you can buy vacation homes and can earn a good income.  Here we go: 1. Beechworth: This…

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  • 9010555058?profile=originalHi everyone, I'm back in the Tripatini loop - somehow disengaged. Last two months I've been in southern India, Vietnam and Myanmar - India has been published and I'm yet to write up Myanmar/Yangon. Having a non-travelling Easter and enjioying Sydney.
  • Hi everyone

    I just saw my invite to join this group after I started to up load my Australian images. Talk about timing... I also run photography walking tours in Melbourne "Photography Made Easy" voted one of the best things to do in the city :-). For those of you thinking of visiting Melbourne Autumn colour is just starting so bring your cameras.9010542275?profile=original

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  • My Sydney Cafe Culture app for iPhones and iPads has just been released on iTunes. It's in the App Store now and I'd love you to look at it. Or you can go to http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/sydney-cafe-culture/id424052529

    It lists 200 great cafes in Sydney, Australia.

  • We spent two days at Melbourne's Spring Racing Carnival this year. In our latest blog post, we feature this fun annual festival.
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  • Fellow writers, you may enjoy (or be affronted) with these utube posts. I think they are gold . . .the original one is here: http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/7327535/
    English writer David Whitley's Hotel PR spamming one is here: http://www.grumpytraveller.com/2010/10/15/how-to-break-big-news/
    and one taking the mickey out of social media travel bloggers is here: http://www.501places.com/2010/10/travel-blogger-meets-hotel-manager/
  • Hiking the Bungle Bungles is also spectacular as is Tunnel Creek and Windjanner Gorge but take care when driving on the beaches near Broome...you can get 'swept' away if you get bogged down. Drive WA from top to bottom via Monkey Mia, Wave Rock et al....either in a camper or with a tour group...many options at net of commission prices available to members of TheTopTravelClub.com.
  • I love the Orion: small, rugged (expedition-wise); staff not only impeccable but charming and friendly, food fantastic (not that I ate much, ha!), itinerary around the Kimberley excellent. This is my style of cruising, intimate and interesting. Any time, any place Orion - you've got me!
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