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Touring China’s cities and countryside


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Guest travellers Rick Watson and Gail King share memories from their first visit to China on a trip organised by Trip a Deal. While it wasn’t on their bucket list, these New Zealanders are pleased they got the chance to visit and were pleasantly surprised by the experience. After visiting a jade factory to see the ...

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Plush beds and poolside margaritas


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

This week's Guest Traveller Emma Liepa reminisces about a stay in Santa Barbara, and poolside (or should we say, in-the-pool) margaritas. ‘Would you prefer red or white?’, the words we needed to hear after a long day on the road. And when I say a long day, I don’t mean a difficult or trying one, rather ...

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A seven-week solo circuit of Greece, Turkey, and the Balkans


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

After spending a decade in Singapore, Barbara Vos was enticed to Darwin thanks to the love of an adventurous Territorian. Following the loss of her husband, she realised he had instilled such a taste for challenge that retirement had to continue new experiences far and wide, even though travelling solo in one's sixties could be ...

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Climbing the formidable Acatenango volcano


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Guest traveller Lucy Menadue spent her childhood dreaming of a life filled with adventure and watching in awe at the amazing places Getaway would take her. More than 20 years have passed since those days of dreaming and in this short story she takes us on her own adventure of a lifetime to the volcanoes of Guatemala. This story is one of the ...

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Bendigo by moonlight


Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Since turning 18, guest traveller Paul Yole has been travelling the world, photographing his adventures and chasing storms. Any chance he gets, you can find him in an aircraft, whether flying himself or commercial. His favourite destination to date is the Hawaiian Islands, which he hopes to return to soon. In the meantime, he’s exploring ...

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Ten reasons to visit Wee Waa


Wednesday, September 1, 2021

If you're dreaming about a country adventure, here's some inspiration. Sarah Wilson from Love thy Farmer shares 10 reasons to visit Wee Waa in New South Wales. Visit the Auscott cotton gin and discover the amazing journey cotton takes from the field to the shirt on your back. Grab morning tea at the Wee Waa Bakery and ...

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