Posted: May 1st, 2013 | Author: TOG | Filed under: REBLOG, Travel, Travel Tips | Tags: REBLOG | Comments Off
No one wants to be a tourist any more. Everyone wants to be a local. SMH Traveller Ute Junker dolls out some great advice on how to blend in. “If you really want to understand a city, you need to live in it.: Ms Junker says, “What I love most is the way I’ve become attuned to the rhythms of the neighbourhood
Going local requires a commitment, and not just fixing your own breakfast or making your own bed. If you want to live local, you need to devote a decent amount of time to your chosen city. I’d recommend 10 days as a minimum. It takes you the best part of a week to settle into the rhythm, to become a familiar face in the neighbourhood.
Ms junker also has some concise tips on securing an apartment – the essential ingredient in a tranquil fitting-in – know your neighbourhood, Reputable companies should supply plenty of information about the neighbourhood on their website :: Read Ms Junkers Full SMH Article »»»»
Posted: April 12th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Travel | Tags: Australian Landmark, Best Bed and Breakfast, Best Hotels, Trip Advisor | Comments Off
TripAdvisor.com’s Travellers Choice Awards: Top 25 B&B has been awarded to the Italy’s übercool Casa Pragiola. As always, the awards are based on traveller feedback and reviews. Check the full list at tripadvisor.com.au/TravelersChoice or the B&B list at tripadvisor.com.au/TravelersChoice-BB
Posted: February 8th, 2013 | Author: TOG | Filed under: Great Outdoors, REBLOG, Travel | Tags: Australian Landmark, National Park, tourism, Travel, Western Australia | Comments Off
REBLOG! ABCs Natalie Jones has reported, the Western Australian State Government has announced a fifth marine park and a new national park on the pristine Kimberley coast. Premier Colin Barnett says the 3,000 square kilometre marine park will provide the highest level of protection for tourist attractions like the Horizontal Falls. The national park will cover 160 square kilometres.
Some level of tourism, pearling and recreational fishing activity will still be allowed in the area. Mr Barnett says the new marine park boundaries will be set within the next two years. “The final boundaries of the marine park are yet to be determined,” Mr Barnett told Ms Jones. ”That will be done in consultation with traditional owners and also it will be based on science, as areas of special biodiversity, whether they be reefs or coastal areas, are identified,” he said.
Mr Barnett says although some fishing, pearling and tourism will be allowed, the new marine park will better protect tourist hot-spots and sensitive cultural areas :: Read the full post at ABC »»»»
Posted: October 25th, 2012 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: Organic Gourmet, REBLOG, Travel, Travel News | Tags: REBLOG | Comments Off
Lonely Planet’s annual list of the hottest destinations to visit next year has named Hobart as one of the top 10 best cities in the world. The Tasmanian capital has reinvented itself, says Lonely Planet, thanks to the addition of the Museum of Old and New Art – MONA – created by eccentric gaming mogul David Walsh. Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2013 book also cites the Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery and the city’s dining and microbrewery scenes as key attractions.
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Posted: April 1st, 2012 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Organic Gourmet, Travel Tips | Tags: Gift Ideas, Leather Notebook, Midori, Notebook, Travel Ideas, Travel Tips | Comments Off
Established in Japan in 1950, Midori is a Design Stationery brand of international repute – famous and admired for the smoothness of its MD paper, the quality of its brass products and its beautiful leather traveler’s notebook. The Midori Traveler’s notebook is exquisite, the faultless execution of a noble idea! It is for all travellers who have a free spirit and it is a committed lifetime companion – ageing with grace.
The leather cover is handmade in Thailand – a roughly cut, naturally tanned leather fixed with a functional rubber band and tin clasp. Inside, the traveler’s notebook comes with a 64-pages plain paper refill of Midori’s super smooth MD Paper – made in Japan and fountain pen friendly. Thin, compact and robust, this is the notebook to take with you, whether travelling on holiday or through your everyday world. 21x13cm in size and beautifully packaged, the harmony between function and appearance is arresting, the writing experience gratifying. The Traveler’s notebook will help you find your free spirit. Read the full article »»»»