Lovely Launceston, five ways

by Monday, July 23, 2018

Guest Traveller Cate Keane recently visited Launceston, Tasmania's second-biggest city, in the north-east of the island state. Here, she offers five ways to enjoy a leisurely weekend in Launceston... University of Tasmania Stadium. Come for the AFL footy (even if you're not into it...). There's an intimate stadium, superb food trucks, it's walking distance from your hotel and there ...

Research finds travel makes you more employable

by Sunday, July 22, 2018

It's not as though we needed any 'fact-based' reasons to jump on our next plane/ship/train/motorhome, etc., for a holiday but a recent study conducted by Contiki, the travel operator aimed at the younger free spirits amongst us, has found travel makes you more employable. Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash. You see, travellers surveyed by the company in 2017 said ...

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India Hicks: Africa has left an imprint on our memories

by Saturday, July 21, 2018

Last summer, David and I and our five children travelled to Africa, to experience the landscapes and wildlife from desert to jungle, and human life from remote tribal village to teeming metropolis. We fished on the Zambezi river, amongst crocodiles and hippos, and found baboons helping themselves quite literally to the cookies from our cookie ...