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Top 5 things to do in Hobart, Tasmania

I fell in love with Hobart the minute I stepped foot in the Tasmanian capital. It was in June 2010, and I was about to embark on a 7-day organized tour across Tasmania. June means winter in Australia, but being Canadian, I found the weather to be just perfect for the season (approximately 50F, or [...]

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10 Things that Surprised Me on New Zealand’s South Island

If there is one palace that tops many a bucket list in the world, it might have to be New Zealand. Specifically, New Zealand’s South Island. Snow-capped mountains rub shoulders with icy glaciers that drop down into bright blue alpine lakes. Combined with every adventure sport imaginable, a growing wine culture and more beautiful landscapes [...]

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5 Best Places in Australia for Epic Animal Encounters

Cage diving with great white sharks in Australia

Australia is on a lot of people’s bucket lists. And with great cities like Sydney and Melbourne, and the ever famous Great Barrier Reef, it’s no wonder. But another reason why many travelers arrive en mass to this Southern continent is its very unique wildlife. With a population density of around 2 people for every [...]

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Best of New Zealand

In honor of “Blog for New Zealand,” which is an effort to get the word out via dozens of travel blogs that New Zealand is open for business after the latest massive earthquake in the Christchurch area, I thought I’d do a post highlighting some of the many great reasons people should put New Zealand [...]

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Dolphin Cruise: Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Quick post note — I think the last picture is the best, but had to put it down there so that the side bar didn’t interfere. Hope you make it down to it. North of Auckland, New Zealand is an area of the country that does not get enough credit as a great tourist destination. [...]

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Top travel hacking ideas you haven’t considered

The Tuscan countryside outside of Volterra, Italy.

The ever-increasing popularity of travel hacking means most serious travelers have at least one travel-related credit card in their wallet. [...]

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