• Townsville Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia
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    Townsville Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

    The Australian city of Townsville sits on the sundrenched coastline of Queensland, around 700 miles north of the state capital, Brisbane. It’s a gateway to the Wild Outback, the Tropical North and the Great Barrier Reef. Townsville’s also the gateway to a laidback state of mind, where everything gets done, in its own time. And why rush when there’s over 320 days of sunshine a year to enjoy, and some of Australia’s best natural attractions right on your doorstep. You’ll find plenty to admire in the city itself too, fabulous heritage buildings, a waterfront esplanade that stretches away forever, lush tropical gardens, a football team that’s the envy of the…

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    Anchorage Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

    Bordered by Canada and the icy waters of the North Pacific and Arctic Oceans, is the U.S. state of Alaska. The city of Anchorage lies in the mountainous south and is home to around 40 percent of all Alaskans. Alaska, …The Great Land, …The Last Frontier; …apt names for one of the most extreme places on the planet. This is a land of endless beauty, immense riches, and epic horizons. Purchased from Russia in 1867 for around two cents an acre, Alaska is the largest state in the U.S.A., and one of history’s greatest bargains. At the height of summer, the city of Anchorage basks in an incredible 22 hours…

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    Ottawa Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

    Canada’s capital is located in a valley along the Ottawa River in the province of Ontario, close to the American border. Ottawa is the country’s fourth-largest city and attracts more than 7 million visitors each year. Come to Ottawa to celebrate its quality of life, to explore its waterways and to enjoy its many cultural attractions. This modern centre for technology and science still has a deep appreciation for ceremony and history. Often thought of as a winter destination, this city comes to life during the warmer months when locals enjoy the pop-up terraces on the waterfront and have outdoor meals in culinary districts such as Little Italy. Go for a…

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    Cape Town Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia (4K)

    Colorful Cape Town is one of the most multi-racial cities in the world. The city sits on South Africa’s Cape Peninsula, where the waters of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans converge, and spectacular mountains tumble towards the sea. For centuries, the Cape of Good Hope was synonymous with danger, as European ships bravely rounded the perilous waters on route to the riches of Asia. To resupply those passing ships, the Dutch created a tiny outpost in 1652, a settlement that would blossom into one of the most beautiful cities, in one of the most breathtaking settings on earth. For decades, Cape Town has been buffeted too, by the cross-winds of…

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    Northern Rivers Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia (4K)

    The Northern Rivers region sits at the easternmost point of Australia. It’s the first part of the continent to receive the morning light, and it’s way ahead of the curve when it comes to Mother Nature’s gifts. The heart of the Northern Rivers, is Mt Warning. Wollumbin, as the local Bundjalung People know it, was created 23 million years ago when the Tweed Volcano erupted and reshaped the land. It was an event which blessed the entire region with incredibly fertile soils, deep forests, and a unique geology which many believe gives the region its special energy, its magnetism. This is a place where travellers, families and soul seekers come,…

  • Kyoto Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia
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    Kyoto Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

    Kyoto lies in Western Honshu, the main island of Japan. This city, regarded as one of Japan’s most beautiful, wore the country’s imperial robes for over 1,000 years, until Tokyo became the modern capital in 1868. Emerging from ultra-modern Kyoto Station, you may wonder, “where are the centuries of culture and tradition this city is famous for?” And as you look down upon the gridded streets from Kyoto Tower, you might even be forgiven for thinking you’ve arrived at the wrong city. Yet, the old Kyoto is all around you, and more often than not, it’s right under your nose.   From Kyoto Tower, head east, and push through the…

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    Amsterdam Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

    With just over 1.2 million people, Amsterdam is the largest city in The Netherlands, a country most people know as Holland. This multicultural city warmly embraces tourists, with over 3.5 million people visiting each year. The Dutch are very tolerant and fun to talk with, and everybody speaks English. The heart of the city is so picturesque that it is like an historical open-air museum. No wonder that the inner canal district is an internationally protected heritage site. In the 17th century Amsterdam was a center for world economy and many of the canal houses and old warehouses date from this Golden Age. Some landmarks, such as the Oude Kerk…

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    Darwin Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

    Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territory, in a place Australian’s like call, “The Top End”. Situated at the edge of the Timor Sea, the city is closer to Bali than to Australia’s other major capitals. Traditionally the home of the Larrakia People, Darwin was settled by Europeans in 1869. The city’s isolation has meant that it’s population has always been low, and that’s just the way locals like it. Darwin is very much a gateway city. It’s the gateway to wild outback adventures, …it’s the gateway to the Aboriginal Dreamtime, …and, it’s the gateway to a relaxed state of mind that you can only appreciate once you’re here.…

  • Niagara Falls Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia
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    Niagara Falls Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

    The Niagara Falls are located on the border of Ontario Province, Canada, and New York State, U.S.A. The water flows from the Great Lakes, the world’s largest surface fresh water system, all the way down to the Atlantic Ocean. See one of the world’s most awe-inspiring displays of the power of nature- from the sky, from the foaming river below, or even from within arm’s reach. The Niagara River connects Lake Erie with Lake Ontario. But before it gets there, the water plunges down almost 170 feet in a straight drop. The volume of water that comes tumbling over the crest is overwhelming: Almost 170,000 cubic meters of water, that’s…

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    Auckland Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

    In the far southwest of the Pacific Ocean lies Auckland. Home to some 1.5 million people, it is New Zealand’s most populous city. Auckland is the perfect base from which to explore the scenic coastline and hidden coves of the diverse North Island. Nicknamed the City of Sails, Auckland has more boats per capita than anywhere else in the world. In this city nestled between two big natural harbors, water is never far away… Auckland’s biggest landmark is Rangitoto Island, which can be seen from all over the city. As the country’s biggest city, Auckland has modern malls, spacious urban parks, and plenty of culture. Enjoy breakfast in the Elliot…