Australia & The Pacific

RELAIS & CHATEAUX: A Legacy of Extraordinary Hospitality

By Kate Ayrton | Jul 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Find out what makes this association of hotels and restaurants so unique and why the next time you plan a trip, you should look them up.

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SAMOA: MicroAid International Makes A Difference

By Ann Wycoff | Jun 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

MicroAid International founder and project manager Jon Ross talks about helping out communities, launching canoe fleets, and being made a chief in Samoa.

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NEW ZEALAND: The Wonders of Wanaka

By Kate Ayrton | Apr 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Wandermelon explores the rugged beauty of New Zealand’s spectacular Southern Alps and discovers an intimate luxury lodge that beckons intrepid travelers with its unique charms and adventurous spirit.

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Sleep Around [The World] With Airbnb

By Kate Ayrton | Jan 12, 2012 | 3 Comments

WanderMelon checks into a popular Airbnb home stay listing in Sydney, Australia to find out what all the fuss is about.

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Hayman Island: A Hedonistic Hideaway

By Kate Ayrton | Dec 13, 2011 | 2 Comments

Wandermelon explores Queensland’s fountain of youth in the precious waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

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COOK ISLANDS: Crossing The Dateline to Rarotonga

By Alan Curson | Oct 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

A British expat sheds his winter woollies and his watch to embrace the warmth and freedom of the South Pacific.

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Aquatic Adventures In Paradise: The Bora Bora Liquid Festival

By Eric Hiss | Sep 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Escape winter this December and come play in paradise instead at the inaugural Bora Bora Liquid Festival

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Laucala Island: Fiji's Idyllic Honeymoon Hideaway

By Sally Vardy | Aug 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Honeymoon travel expert Sally Vardy enjoys a special birthday at one of her favorite romantic destinations and shares her insights.

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Home Exchange: The World Is Your Address

By Christopher Lisotta | Apr 29, 2011 | 6 Comments

Gaining in popularity, Web-friendly home exchange programs allow travelers to skip the hotel and enjoy the comforts of home around the world.

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Dreamtime at Gwinganna

By Kate Ayrton | Mar 29, 2011 | 2 Comments

Australia’s ultimate lifestyle retreat calls for inner reflection and healing on a sacred hilltop above the Tallebudgera Valley in Queensland.

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