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01 October 2018

From cruising on a world-first “Discovery Yacht” around Patagonia to rolling down Volga River in search of the real Russia; Whisking the kids away on a South Pacific holiday to remember or chartering a ship around the Dalmatian Coast with ten of your nearest and dearest, there is nothing impossible when it comes to cruising – or working with a Travel Counsellor!

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Travel Inspiration

Sail Croatia by Small Ship with Tempo Holidays

08 October 2018

There is no better way to explore Croatia than from the water. Small ship cruising along the island-studded, turquoise waters of the Dalmatian Coast offers you the perfect way to experience one of the hottest destinations in Europe.

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A guide to river cruising in Europe

08 October 2018

Europe is one of the most popular destinations for river cruisers, so we’ve picked several of our favourite rivers that you will love.

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Discover the Avalon Difference

08 October 2018

See incredible parts of the world on a river cruise with Avalon Waterways, and take in the sights on board spacious, elegant ships with exceptional service and expert excursions that bring every port of call to life.

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5 Rivers to Cruise

08 October 2018

River cruising allows you to experience the joys of cruising while staying in close touch with the cities, towns and villages of the destination you’re visiting. From seeing a new day dawn in a cosmopolitan city to counting stars at night while docked in a quiet, rural township, a river cruise enables you to see a place in a whole new light.

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Cruising for beginners

01 October 2018

If you’ve never set sail on a cruise before, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Immaculate staterooms with balconies, fine-dining to rival on-shore restaurants and thrilling entertainment including Broadway shows await. Be it cruising around the Caribbean on a large ship; sailing into secluded ports on an ultra-luxury vessel; spotting whales while exploring Antarctica; or floating along the Danube on a river boat, there really is a cruise for everyone..

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Where to go cruising in 2019?

01 October 2018

One of the best things about cruising is that you can discover a multitude of fabulous destinations in a single trip. We’ve picked out some of our favourite ports of call for 2019.

 

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The cutting-edge of cruise luxury

01 October 2018

Celebrity Cruises® has always offered an incredible experience. The newest ship in the fleet – Celebrity Edge® – takes the concept of modern luxury and enhances it in every way. The result is a truly stunning ship that, when she launches, will showcase the future of contemporary five-star cruising.

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The Hidden Gems of the South Pacific With P&O Cruises

12 September 2018

Discover the hidden gems of the South Pacific with P&O Cruises. Step off the ship, and find yourself in paradise. Whether you want to sit under a swaying palm tree, walk along stretches of white sand, soak up the culture, or even swim with turtles - it’s all good. A P&O Island cruise is the perfect, stress free holiday.

 

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Canada Destination Guide

06 September 2018

Wherever your mind wanders to when you picture Canada, welcome to our mini destination guide. From the rugged peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the vibrant cities, the jaw-droppingly beautiful turquoise lakes to the 46 national parks and national park reserves, there are so many places to explore in Canada.

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All Seasons Whistler

30 August 2018

Whistler may be renowned for its winter sports, but from the first bear waking from hibernation in spring to alpine wildflowers in summer and the brilliance of fall colours, this is a place where time is measured at nature’s pace and there’s always something awe-inspiring to discover.

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Find the perfect Maldives for you

28 August 2018

Each of the Maldives Atolls promises its own unique experience, so whether you’re looking for wellness, water sports or a romantic getaway just for two, here are some of the best hotels and resorts to choose from.   

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9 wonderful wine regions around the world

07 February 2018

With so many wonderful wine-producing regions all over the world, you really are spoilt for choice. Whether you’re looking to jet across the globe to the famous wine regions in North and South America, South Africa or even down under, or you prefer the more ‘local’ wineries in Europe, we can help you plan an amazing experience. We’ve put together a selection of our favourite worldwide destinations which are renowned for their wine-growing, beautiful vineyards and fantastic wine sampling.

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5 Active Wildlife Adventures in BC

30 August 2018

It’s one thing to spot a whale from a Zodiac with a group of camera-clad travellers. It’s another to paddle at eye level with a surfacing orca—just you, your guide, a friend or two, and the sound of the creature blowing air. Both are exciting, but if you want a more intimate thrill, you might be looking for a more active adventure.

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Road Tripping in Colorado

09 July 2018

Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) welcomes millions of visitors each year and is one of the most popular national parks in the country. With high-mountain lakes, waterfalls and streams, peaks more than 4,200 metres above sea level, thick evergreen forests and acres teeming with wildlife (elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer, moose and more), this park conjures up what most people imagine when they think of the Rockies.

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The Seasons of Japan

10 September 2018

Future travellers to Japan may wonder when is the best time of year to visit? The answer is not so straightforward as each season has much to offer; it’s just a matter of what your preferences are. With four distinct seasons, each bringing its own gift of natural wonders, experiences and spectacles to witness, Japan is a perfect year-round destination to explore. 

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Europe’s enchanting Christmas markets

04 December 2017

From wandering quaint cobblestone streets adorned with festive lights to sampling sizzling sausages and apple strudel, there is something magical about experiencing Christmas in the Northern Hemisphere. Whether you are travelling by river, road or rail we can help you plan your most memorable Christmas holiday ever. We have explored Europe’s most enchanting cities to bring you some of the best Christmas markets we recommend visiting to celebrate the festive season.

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Vancouver, a city in nature

12 September 2018

It's a buzzing city with museums, shops, and parks galore, and Vancouver has plenty to delight families looking for fun.

From adventures in the heart of the city to exploring wild nature on the edge of town, read on to find out some of the amazing activities this beautiful Canadian city has to offer!

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Utah: Winter Ski and The Mighty 5

03 July 2018

Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Zion to the Wasatch Mountains Greatest Snow on Earths and all point in-between, this itinerary combines tranquil wildernesses, vertical red rock cliffs to calm turquoise waters in Utah’s Mighty 5 national parks. Here is sample itinerary of how you can combine these...

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Only in Ireland

22 May 2018

Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way is home to ancient geological wonders, extraordinary historical manuscripts, famous castles and many other one-of-a-kind experiences only found in Ireland. One of the best ways to see Ireland is by road. The Emerald Isle’s evergreen countryside, crumbling ruins, dramatic cliffs and heritage-filled towns make a road trip through Ireland visual feast filled with magic moments and memorable experiences...

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Beautiful Lake Destinations For Your Next Getaway

21 December 2017

Stunning landscapes and tranquil shorelines make for the awe-inspiring scenery of so many of the world’s lakes. Whether you’re looking to relax in peace and quiet, or dive straight into some watersports, lakes make a fantastic alternative to the traditional beach holiday. Here are some of the globe’s most beautiful lakes for a waters-edge getaway with a difference.

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Explore the best of Russia, Mongolia and China on the Trans Siberian Railway

18 July 2018

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and cultures that time forgot.

They have names like Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia bu

t you

ll come to know them as

spellbinding. Sprinkled among glorious mountain peaks

, encounter lively cities, enchanting villages

and cultures that time forgot.

ey have names like Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia bu

t you

ll come to know them as

spellbinding. Sprinkled among glorious mountain peaks

, encounter lively cities, enchanting villages

and cultures that time forgot.

They have names like Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia bu

t you

ll come to know them as

spellbinding. Sprinkled among glorious mountain peaks

, encounter lively cities, enchanting villages

and cultures that time forgot.

They have names like Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia bu

t you

ll come to know them as

spellbinding. Sprinkled among glorious mountain peaks

, encounter lively cities, enchanting villages

and cultures that time forgot.

They have names like Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia bu

t you

ll come to know them as

spellbinding. Sprinkled among glorious mountain peaks

, encounter lively cities, enchanting villages

and cultures that time forgot.

They have names like Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia bu

t you

ll come to know them as

spellbinding. Sprinkled among glorious mountain peaks

, encounter lively cities, enchanting villages

and cultures that time forgot.

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Places you never thought to visit

01 May 2018

Craving an adventure to somewhere completely different to the usual travel hotspots? These destinations are just waiting to welcome you!

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Experience the Magnificence of Canada VIA Rail

11 September 2018

Given the size of Canada, the limited holiday time you have and the amount of things you’d like to see like snow-capped mountains, glassy lakes, wildlife, cities and the Northern Lights, how would you ever pack it all in on the one trip? Easy! With one or two hassle-free, all-inclusive rail journeys, of course... 

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Hong Kong on a plate

01 May 2018

Hong Kong’s status as a gastronomic heavyweight is well-known. Combining rich culinary traditions from the region with global influences from near and far, Hong Kong’s food scene is a lively, exciting one for visitors to explore. Here are some of the must-try food and wine experiences to have while visiting Hong Kong.

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Accessible Travel: The sky's the limit

01 May 2018

Travelling the world when you’re living with a disability is thankfully becoming more commonplace thanks to growing awareness of the accessible travel sector.

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5 reasons to stay another day in Perth

01 May 2018

Taking a tractor tour through a cidery, meeting cute quokkas on Rottnest Island and sipping a cocktail that comes with Swan River views – there’s always a reason to spend more time in Perth...

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Top spots in California

03 July 2018

From the magic of Tinseltown to the remote beauty of the mountains, sunny California has something for everyone.

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The USA’s Best National Parks

02 July 2018

America has so much to offer when it comes to natural wonders. To preserve the natural beauty which scatters the US, the National Park system was set up to cherish the land for years to come.

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5 Reasons to book with your Travel Counsellor

01 May 2018

With a dizzying array of options for booking travel, planning your dream holiday can be a confusing process. Booking with a Travel Counsellor offers unique benefits not found anywhere else. Whether you’re a frequent flyer who needs someone to take care of all your business travel needs or a leisure traveller putting together an annual overseas holiday to remember, here’s why booking with your Travel Counsellor is a winning proposition.

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Best Tours for All Travellers

01 May 2018

Seeing the world on a tour provides travellers with an affordable, hassle-free way to see a destination and make new friends at the same time. Tour operators keep their finger on the pulse to provide incredible experiences to all kinds of travellers, from solo adventurers to family groups, active retirees and people who like a bit of luxury...

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All Aboard the Rocky Mountaineer

01 May 2018

Offering world-class cuisine and seamless service amid an ever-changing backdrop of picture-perfect landscapes, a journey on Rocky Mountaineer is a memorable trip full of magic moments. Since 1990, Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer has welcomed more than 2 million guests on an unforgettable luxury rail journey like no other...

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Unique Sights And Attractions In Australia

07 September 2018

The land down under is a popular tourist spot, with sites like the Sydney Opera House and Ayer’s Rock appearing on many bucket lists. But this fascinating country has many hidden layers and there’s so much more to learn, so here’s our top 11 unique sights and attractions in Australia… 

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Delve Into Intriguing India

19 March 2018

India is one of the world’s oldest civilisations, with a rich cultural legacy for you to explore. Unique experiences await as you take in the sights, sounds and smells of intriguing India…

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Discover Paradise In Sri Lanka

17 April 2018

If you’re looking for a tropical climate and an unrivalled landscape, look no further than stunning Sri Lanka. A cultural melting pot which has been shaped by its colourful past, Sri Lanka is a sun-soaked destination with spectacular beaches and some of the most delectable cuisine the world has to offer. Here are our favourite places to visit for a unique Sri Lankan experience…

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Explore the wonders of incredible Iceland

17 April 2018

The beauty Iceland’s tourism is that it is accessible and enjoyable all year round. Despite the lack of opportunity to get a sun tan, with temperatures hovering around freezing point in the winter and 12°C in summer, the land of fire and ice is more an attraction for the eyes, not the skin.

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The Best Tacos in L.A.

14 March 2018

There’s no better city in the United States to enjoy tacos than Los Angeles - the taco motherland is just two and a half hours away, and L.A. has the second-largest population of Mexicans after Mexico City. The taco is finally getting the respect that it deserves, and is being taken as seriously as a good pasta. Read our guide to some of the best tacos in L.A., and discover this Mexican staple food’s vast nuances. 

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Go On Location: Oscar-Winning Best Picture Locations in Los Angeles

14 March 2018

Los Angeles has been home to the Academy Awards ever since the very first ceremony was held on May 16, 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Eight Oscar trophies were handed out that night, including one to “Wings” for Outstanding Picture. In the past 90 years, numerous Best Picture winners have filmed in L.A. Read on for a list of ten memorable Oscar-winning movie locations that are found in the City of Angels.

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MyTC App: Your Travel Counsellor in your pocket!

15 February 2018

Your Travel Counsellor in app form! We know how important your Travel Counsellor is to you for all of your travel plans.

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The best places to bliss out in the Maldives

27 February 2018

Considered one of the world’s most romantic destinations, The Maldives has all the essentials for a love-infused getaway. Blazing sunsets, colourful coral reefs, white sand beaches and some of the bluest water in the world combine to create a paradise perfect for a romantic break. Whether you’re planning a honeymoon, hoping to enjoy a special anniversary trip or are still in the daydreaming stage, then The Maldives should be on your agenda.  

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Whisk Your Family Off To Dubai For The Easter Holidays

23 January 2018

Treat your family to the holiday of a lifetime in Dubai this Easter! There’s something for everyone here from pristine beaches and serene spas, to colossal malls and luxurious hotels...

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Here’s why China should be top of your bucket list

15 January 2018

China is a land of many wonders, both ancient and modern. With over 9.6 million square kilometres to discover, it is easy to understand why China is at the top of many avid travellers bucket lists.

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Travelling solo doesn’t mean you’re alone

11 January 2018

Want to travel but can’t find anyone to go with? Or just have itchy feet and want to hit the road as soon as possible? It can be quite a daunting thought to travel the world on your own. But with a bit of planning, it can be quite a liberating experience.

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7 Top Holiday Destinations For Early 2018

19 December 2017

Places to go in Early 2018 :

The start of a new year brings fresh opportunities for you to get out and see the world, creating amazing holiday memories with your loved ones. Get a jump start on planning your next whirlwind holiday as we unveil our seven top picks of the best destinations to visit in early 2018.

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Five Amazing Things For Families To See And Do In South Africa

03 January 2018

Give your kids the adventure of a lifetime by whisking them away to South Africa. This sun-soaked destination is home to a range of exciting attractions for all the family, from scenic beaches to intriguing safaris. Here are five amazing things to see and do in South Africa…

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Explore Chile On The Trip Of A Lifetime

03 January 2018

From snow-capped peaks to arid deserts, Chile is a land of incredible diversity. Visit this intriguing place, a solid favourite among travel enthusiasts, and prepare for the trip of a lifetime.

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Singapore For Families: Top Places To Take Your Kids

03 January 2018

Singapore is an ideal destination for families, as this futuristic South-East Asian city has attractions for all ages. There’s so much to see and do, so we’re going to help you craft an action-packed child-friendly itinerary for your next holiday by revealing the top places to take your kids in Singapore.

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Adventures for wildlife-lovers

02 October 2017

One of the very best things about travelling with your family is discovering a whole new world for each of you. And, what better type of holiday than one full of new wildlife and natural beauty? You can explore both fascinating destinations and the incredible animals who live there!

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Experience Phuket

29 November 2017

A must do on everyone's destination wish list Phuket, Thailand's largest island has everything you want and more, from a holiday to South East Asia. White beaches, turquoise waters, tropical landscapes, tantalising treats and foodie goodness

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Escape to Cuba

29 November 2017

Cuba is a Caribbean island filled with rustic hidden towns, UNESCO World Heritage sites and the world’s finest cigars. The culturally diverse island welcomes visitors to tranquil beaches, exudes musical energy and is adorned with magnificent architecture. Even today few tourists flock to the island, making it an enchanting destination for a unique and authentic experience.

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Baja Peninsula, Mexico

04 April 2018

Located at the southern end of the Baja California Peninsula is a place of raw beauty where Mother Nature has merged landscapes of diverse contrast. With desert landscapes, beaches, rock formations and mountains, this is a location that is truly unique.

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Discover Tanzania

29 November 2017

Located on the coast of East Africa, Tanzania is where the bewildered wildlife beautifully collides with human culture. From the exotic tropical nirvana of Zanzibar, to the natural exuberance of Serengeti, Tanzania is the ultimate travel experience.

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A Spotlight on Hungary

29 November 2017

Located in central Europe, Hungary encapsulates a beautiful crossroads of the region’s natural attractions with the beautiful baroque architecture of the cities. Budapest, the nation’s capital, is home to quirky bars, cafes and romantic Art Nouveau buildings.

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Rajasthan, India: 'The Land of Kings'

29 November 2017

Rajasthan ‘Land of Kings’ is located in the arid west of India and home to major historical sites and ancient wonders. Perfect for the adventurous souls, but also the cultural explorers, Rajasthan is a unique place offering an experience that takes travellers into the realms of the nation’s vibrant history through its festivals, temples, and nature’s many excitements. Embark on a time travelling escapade...

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The Kimberley

29 November 2017

The vast Kimberley region is located in the northwest part of Western Australia and is home to many magnificent natural charms. Travel along the Gibb River Road to find the most famous Kimberley gorges perfect for hiking, swimming and waterfall spotting. 

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Iceland: The Land of Fire & Ice

29 November 2017

Known as The Land of Fire and Ice, Iceland is one of the most diverse landmasses in the world, having been formed by eruptions a mere 18 million years ago and since shaped by the relentless forces of Mother Nature. It is a land of raw contrast, home to both glaciers and volcanoes, to days of endless light in the summer time and a blanket of darkness in the winter.

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A magical journey aboard the timeless Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

29 November 2017

Treat someone special to a journey aboard the timeless Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

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48 hours in Singapore

10 August 2018

As a popular stopover spot for Australian travellers making their way to Europe, Singapore offers plenty for inexperienced and seasoned travellers alike. Breaking up a long flight with a few days in Singapore is a smart way to soften the jetlag blow and see a new city at the same time. Here’s how to spend 48 hours in this cosmopolitan place that is full of surprises.

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Great train journeys

29 November 2017

Some rail journeys are electrifyingly fast, others take their time to roll through beautiful or exotic landscapes. And then there are those that take their passengers to another world, ones in which the glamour, elegance and romance of rail’s golden age still lives on.

Rail Plus offers an array of breathtaking Great Train Journeys that offer unique and memorable travel experiences. Here is just a snap shot of some of the amazing journeys on offer.

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Europe’s enchanting Christmas markets

04 December 2017

From wandering quaint cobblestone streets adorned with festive lights to sampling sizzling sausages and apple strudel, there is something magical about experiencing Christmas in the Northern Hemisphere. Whether you are travelling by river, road or rail we can help you plan your most memorable Christmas holiday ever. We have explored Europe’s most enchanting cities to bring you some of the best Christmas markets we recommend visiting to celebrate the festive season.

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Top 5 Reasons your next Holiday should be on a Train

18 October 2017

Train travel is becoming an increasingly popular option for travellers around the world. It’s a unique mode of transportation, offers privileged access to views you may not see otherwise, and allows travellers to fully relax. Rocky Mountaineer, the luxury tourist train operating in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest, cuts through the Canadian Rockies showcasing glacier-fed lakes, towering mountains and ample wildlife at every turn, and is a great example of why train travel has it all.

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5 unforgettable experiences to have in British Columbia

03 September 2018

With so much to do, see, taste and experience, British Columbia is the perfect place to behold the wonders of Canada. And thanks to direct flights from Australia’s eastern seaboard to Vancouver, BC is more accessible than ever before. Here are 5 unforgettable experiences to put on your list. 

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Easy access vistas in Hawaii

13 November 2017

Beaches, volcanoes and those big waves... Hawaii sure does have some incredible places to see! Hit the road and take a look at these easy to access, yet incredible views. Read On...

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5 tastes to try in Hawaii

29 November 2017

Hawaiian cuisine is a colourful mix of traditions, flavours and modern delights. Take a look at our 5 "must eats" of Hawaii - things are about to get ‘ono’...

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6 unique experiences on an Aurora Antarctic & South Georgia expedition

12 October 2017

Mountain climbing, sea kayaking, photography, polar snorkelling, scuba diving and more, all against the beautiful backdrop of the of some of the world’s most treasured and untouched corners. Aurora Expeditions shares some their favourite experiences, on board an Antarctica & South Georgia small-ship voyage…

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Seven Canal Cities To Visit On Your Next Getaway

03 January 2018

Travel to one of the world’s picturesque canal cities, and you’re in for a magical experience. These destinations feature idyllic waterways, charming cafes, iconic landmarks and lush greenery. Helping you craft your upcoming holiday itinerary, we reveal seven canal cities to visit on your next getaway. 

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7 travel ideas to include in your Cambodia itinerary

19 October 2017

Emerging from a dark, tragic history, Cambodia has blossomed into a stable, welcoming country filled with an abundance of things to do for travellers of all ages and life stages. From timeless, well-known experiences to activities you might not have thought of yet, here are 7 things to tick off while in Cambodia. 

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6 incredible wildlife encounters to experience in the Amazon

19 October 2017

Seeing exotic wildlife is one of the true joys that comes with an overseas holiday. South America is one of those places with a wealth of interesting creatures and the biodiverse Amazon area is just the place to see some of the world’s most beautiful and rarest creatures.

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Read our latest Cruise Brochure

03 January 2018

Cruise the world with Travel Counsellors and experience destinations far and wide from the comfort of your cosy cabin or airy suite, available when you book a bespoke cruise itinerary on-board a luxury cruise liner or elegant river sailing boat.

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Adventures on the River

06 October 2017

From rolling on the Rhine to floating along the Seine and going with the flow of the Danube, U by Uniworld’s itineraries reveal the famous monuments, charming architecture and magnetic romanticism of classic European travel destinations such as Germany, France, Hungary and the Netherlands.

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Thinking of cruising? You won’t get bored on board!

02 October 2017

You wouldn’t book a holiday without checking out what there is to do where you’re staying: you’d want to know what’s going on in your hotel or resort, and it’s exactly the same for cruising. And with so many cruise lines out there competing to have the biggest and best at sea, the list of things to do, see, eat and enjoy on board is endless.

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Unique Cruise Locations

26 October 2017

With a near infinite amount of cruise destinations to choose from throughout the year, it’s hard to believe that there are still corners of the world left largely unexplored when navigating the seas. Cruise lines and luxury cruise specialists are increasingly adding some of these little-known cruise destinations to their expanding itinerary lists, ensuring there is no better time to pick a cruise offering equally outstanding untouched wonders and memorable experiences when compared to more famous ports of call.

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How to celebrate New Year’s Eve around Australia

21 September 2017

From sipping champagne by the harbour to partying the night away in a luxe hotel, experiencing New Year’s Eve out of your home state is a great way to see a different side to another city.

 

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5 of the best ways to experience Australia’s Red Centre

21 September 2017

Central Australia is one of those destinations that has worked its way onto many travel bucket lists. Laying claim to Uluru, Kings Canyon, Kata Tjuta, wildlife-filled national parks and star-filled skies at night, the heart of the Northern Territory is a top destination for people who love nature, culture and wildlife.

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Top Six City Walking Tours in the World

15 September 2017

Spend only a few hours on any of our favourite walking tours listed below, and you will likely learn more about the cultural and historical tapestry of your chosen city than many days of exploration could uncover, with all the tours mentioned offering much more than simply a well-worn list of facts, moreover, they are an immersion into the hidden treasures each city occupies.

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Top 5 Best Locations when Travelling to South Africa with Kids

26 October 2017

The pinnacle of cultural and natural experience can be found when venturing out to South Africa for a family holiday adventure. Representing a wonderful introduction for children and teenagers to the African continent, inviting cosmopolitan cities, accessible road networks and swift public transport allows for safe, straightforward travel through majestic landscapes and activity rich locations.

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8 must-see natural wonders in New Zealand

20 September 2017

Blessed with beautiful landscapes that have captured the attention of everyone from Hollywood film directors to outdoors enthusiasts, New Zealand is a destination with a wealth of natural riches. If seeing nature at its finest is your thing, then put these New Zealand beauties on your itinerary!

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5 South Island gems to explore on a New Zealand campervan holiday

18 September 2017

Representing freedom, independence and fun, hiring a campervan is a top trip idea whether travelling with friends, family or even solo. Here are some must-do places to put on your list when embarking on a campervan holiday around the South Island.

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Sip, savour and stroll in the Napa Valley

05 September 2017

Only 2 hours from San Francisco lays the legendary Napa Valley, a place where world-class wines, friendly faces, historic surroundings, miles of nature preserves, and a spirit of wellness set a slower pace, inviting you to relax, savour, and restore. Read on to discover more.

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Lake Tahoe; The Ultimate American Lake Experience

05 September 2017

With an average of 300 days of sunshine each year, it is always a good-time to visit Lake Tahoe. With beaches, ski resorts, hundreds of kilometres of biking trails, several communities, and a growing number of nationally recognised events, Lake Tahoe is truly America’s year-round playground.

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How to celebrate Oktoberfest in Germany

04 August 2017

Piping hot glühwein. The mouthwatering smell of sausages and caramel. Twinkling lights on tiny wooden huts. We have explored the Northern Hemisphere's most enchanting cities to bring you some of the best Christmas markets we recommend visiting to celebrate the festive season.

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Discover the Best Food Regions in Italy

12 September 2017

Despite the well-worn stereotype of Italy as a land consisting mostly of pizza and red-sauce based specials such as lasagne and spaghetti bolognaise dishes, it is often claimed that there is no such thing as definitive Italian cuisine, such is the culinary diversity spanning its twenty regions.

Harbouring distinct characteristics and terrain, from the alpine enthused north to the sun-drenched southern reaches of Sicily, visiting each town and village in the country will see signature dishes and popular national staples cooked in vastly different ways, ensuring a visit to Italy is as much a culinary journey through the ages as it is to observe its iconic architecture and historical treasures.

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7 Quirky places to eat around the globe

20 September 2017

Travelling across the world presents an opportunity to explore differing cuisines and exotic dishes within unique dining settings which set about to visually enthral us as well as tantalising our taste buds. At Travel Counsellors, we have put together a list of some of the quirkiest and striking culinary locations from which to divulge the senses and create memories lasting a lifetime.

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Discover UNESCO destinations around the world

28 August 2017

A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a site which has been nominated as an educational, scientific or culturally inspired area deemed so outstanding that it is deemed worthy enough to preserve for the future heritage of humankind.

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Helpful tips for a stress-free flight with children

24 August 2017

Read our list of helpful tips to ensure your family holiday is stress free from the departure lounge to the arrivals hall.

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Austin, The Live Music Capital of The World

24 August 2017

Made up of ten primary entertainment districts each offering distinct dining, shopping, entertainment and cultural offerings and welcoming 8.8 million visitors annually, Fort Worth is a city bursting with delights for the curious traveller.

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Fort Worth: The City of Cowboys

16 August 2017

Made up of ten primary entertainment districts each offering distinct dining, shopping, entertainment and cultural offerings and welcoming 8.8 million visitors annually, Fort Worth is a city bursting with delights for the curious traveller.

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Where to eat, drink, stay and play in Tokyo

09 August 2017

A fascinating mishmash of tradition and modernity, Japan is one of the hottest travel destinations on the planet right now. As the nation’s capital, Tokyo is a must-visit on any trip to Japan. But as a notoriously busy city with so much to do, see, taste and experience, planning a Tokyo trip can be an overwhelming prospect. Here’s a quick guide to get you started!

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The Australian Spirit of Qantas Flies Further

09 June 2017

There is something about flying with Qantas that feels like home. From the comfortable in-flight experience and delicious local fare, to the consistent and caring service delivered that personifies the Australian spirit, you’ll never feel too far from home no matter where you are in the world.

 

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Travel your way with Travel Counsellors

09 June 2017

While there are many things that make a Travel Counsellor unique, the ability to go direct to ground operators in different countries around the world to create bespoke touring packages, would have to be one of the best.

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Discover the Lost City of the Incas

29 May 2017

There is no question as to why Machu Picchu is the numero uno destination for travellers visiting South America. As one of the "New" Seven Wonders of the World, this iconic landmark has become the backdrop to this diverse continent since tourism hit the stage in the late 1970's. Read on to learn more about getting there.

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Hawaii: Ukuleles, Hula, Volcanoes and Jurassic Park

15 June 2017

Captain Cook named these remote islands the Sandwich Islands, but the traditional name meaning "Place of the Gods", seems more appropriate. Aloha Hawaii! Here, there is something for everyone from honeymooners to a family of explorers. Read on to learn what makes Hawaii so special... 

 

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Escape to Morocco

23 May 2017

Morocco is a wonderful blend of history and culture, with bustling cities nestled against a sweeping coastline, mountains and a desert completing the picture. And, with 300 days of sunshine each year.

Read on to discover things to see and do in this fascinating kingdom...

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8 places to include in your Singapore stopover

16 May 2017

As one of the world’s favourite stopover spots, Singapore is a top destination to break up a longer flight or enjoy a mini break minus the jetlag. As a commercial hub accustomed to welcoming visitors from near and far, Singapore is a good destination for everyone from travelling families to backpackers, seniors and honeymooners. Here are 8 things to do in Singapore while you’re there. 

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Travel by train: 7 great railway journeys around the world

16 May 2017

There’s something truly magical about boarding a luxury train. Stepping back in time to a golden age of gleaming wooden panels, opulent fabrics, and place settings to rival top restaurants. This year, discover 7 wonderful railway journeys around the world...

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Trust your travel company

29 May 2017

By working closely with you, we are able to provide a truly tailored and bespoke holiday package, and offer the security of a point of contact for any queries or problems.

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Sri Lanka from West to East

03 May 2017

Diverse, colourful, affordable and alive with discoveries - Sri Lanka is a destination that will awaken the soul and offer many surprises as you uncover the essence of this remarkable island. 

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5 destinations to visit in June

02 May 2017

Wondering where to travel to this June? From Europe to North America to Asia, read on to discover five destinations to escape to this June to cure your winter blues…

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5 things to see and do in Croatia

02 May 2017

If you’ve yet to visit Croatia, expect exquisite architecture dating back centuries, picture-perfect beaches perched against the twinkling Adriatic, and sprawling forest areas made for hiking and exploring.

Read on to discover five things to start your adventures through Croatia…

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31 things to do in California

15 March 2018

Wondering what there is to do in California? If there’s enough to keep you occupied whilst you’re there? We’ve collated a month’s worth of ideas to help you plan where to go and what to see!

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Discovering places on your cruise: Asia, Caribbean, Mediterranean

12 May 2017

Our bespoke cruise holidays are tailored to your travel wish list, helping you to make the most of your travels around the world. They’re more than a cruise, they’re a way to explore cities, mountains or beaches as well as those twinkling seas.

Read on to discover a few fascinating places you could experience pre- or post-cruise…

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Multigenerational cruises: Travels with grandma, mummy, and me…

15 May 2017

Looking for a holiday that will entertain grandparents, parents and little ones? Try a cruise. It offers a fun and hassle-free option for everyone you’re travelling with...

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Next generation cruises: New ships on the horizon

02 May 2017

What can you expect from the next generation of cruise ships? From stunning new vessels to incredible on-board activities, read on to find out some of the exciting new sailings and ships we’re looking forward to!

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5 places to explore in North America

01 May 2017

North America covers a huge area and there are so many incredible destinations and diverse landscapes to explore, from deserts to beaches, mountains to national parks.

Read on to discover five favourite destinations to inspire your journeys through Canada, Mexico and the USA...

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Vancouver, a city in nature

12 September 2018

It's a buzzing city with museums, shops, and parks galore, and Vancouver has plenty to delight families looking for fun.

From adventures in the heart of the city to exploring wild nature on the edge of town, read on to find out some of the amazing activities this beautiful Canadian city has to offer!

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What Every Beginner Skier Needs to Know Before A First Ski Trip

27 April 2017

For the uninitiated, whether you’re a ski beginner or embarking on your first family ski holiday, it can all be a bit bewildering. Here’s everything you need to know for your first ski trip.

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All You Need to Know About Skiing in the Italian Alps

27 April 2017

The Italian Alps are truly something all skiers and boarders have to experience, and we have the lowdown on all you need to know for your ski holiday here.

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8 European cities with beaches

28 April 2017

City break or beach break? With these European cities you can have both! See a museum in the morning and then head to the beach in the afternoon...

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News and Advice

My TC app 2.0 has landed!

24 April 2017

Your Travel Counsellor in app form! We know how important your Travel Counsellor is to you for all of your travel plans.

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Trust your travel company

29 May 2017

By working closely with you, we are able to provide a truly tailored and bespoke holiday package, and offer the security of a point of contact for any queries or problems.

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Weddings

Top Fifteen Wedding Destinations

26 September 2016

Our list of the top fifteen wedding destinations and what they have to offer

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The Palmer’s Italian wedding dream

26 September 2016

We would recommend getting married abroad to anybody thinking of doing it and would also recommend a trust worthy company like Travel Counsellors to help organise it.

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8 of the best beaches in Asia Pacific

13 April 2017

Tired of the daily grind and looking for a fabulous beach getaway? The beaches of Asia Pacific offer a beach holiday for everyone from the luxury of French Polynesia to a budget holiday in Asia. Need some inspiration? Check out our top 8 beaches of Asia Pacific to find your paradise...

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Top 5 Destinations to stay in South East Asia

12 April 2017

South East Asia is the perfect destination for those looking for to immerse themselves in culture, enjoy unique cuisine or even just indulge at an idyllic beachfront retreat. Discover five destinations that offer some of the best that South East Asia has to offer.

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Spotlight on: The Algarve

06 April 2017

Thinking about heading to The Algarve for your next holiday? Take a look at our Spotlight on guide so you know all you need to before visiting!

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5 adventures for explorers seeking the finer things in life!

05 April 2017

Intrepid adventures and the finer things in life might not go hand in hand but you don’t have to forego sumptuous sheets and gourmet cuisine to be an explorer these days! 

Read on to discover far-flung destinations where you’ll find more than a little luxury…

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Family Attractions for the Winter School Holidays

05 April 2017

The winter school holidays are not a time to stay in-doors. In fact, this is the best time to take the kids on a getaway and explore their own backyard; Australia! Here are some of our top picks for inspiration to get your family exploring on a short getaway...

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5 things to do in Anaheim (after you’ve done Disneyland)

05 April 2017

Wondering if there’s anything else to do in Anaheim after you've been to Disneyland? Removed from the hustle of Hollywood, Orange County California sets a cruisy pace, and it’s a great destination for families, couples and friends to explore. Travel Counsellors share some other great things to do!

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Scenic Eclipse – the ultimate in luxury

05 April 2017

Step aboard the newest ship in Scenic's fleet - Scenic Eclipse. Launching in 2018, Scenic Eclipse will welcome 228 guests to experience the world from aboard a 6-star luxury mega yacht. The first ocean cruise ship from Scenic offers guests the opportunity to explore above and beyond what was previously imaginable.

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Bali: Volcanoes, rice fields, and glorious beaches

05 April 2017

Bali is a tropical paradise with an intriguing culture and plenty to explore. Travelling around this island, you’ll come across a landscape which features brilliant green rice fields, palm-fringed beaches and volcanoes forming the island’s peaks. Reaad on to find out six things to see and do on holiday in Bali…

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