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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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    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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