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The view from Flagstaff Hill in Port Douglas, Queensland. Photo by Tim Downs

Escape to Port Douglas: Queensland, Australia

This little town of 3,500 in northern Queensland is a huge draw for travelers. What draws so many visitors? The beach, the tropical weather and the Great Barrier Reef, just to mention a few. Here's what to see and do in Port Douglas. 
Best scenic cruises

World’s Top 7 Scenic Cruises

Sometimes, the best view is from the deck of a cruise ship. Here are our seven picks for the top scenic cruises
Real Journeys Cruise in Fiordland National Park. Photo by Real Journeys

New Zealand Adventure: Cruise in Fiordland National Park

Generations connect on a visit to Queenstown, New Zealand, and then an overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound in Fiordland National Park in New Zealand. Kayaking in Doubtful Sound is a highlight.
Giant manta rays in Hawaii. Photo by John Haut, Kona Divers

Must-See Sea Life: 7 Places to Experience Sea Life Up Close

Forget the aquarium. When it comes to exploring the ocean’s splendor, there’s nothing like the real deal.
Tips for Western Australia road trip

Western Australia Road Trip: Pros and Cons

Road tripping in Western Australia means freedom -- and the possibility of breaking down miles from help. Here's what you'll need to know when traveling in Western Australia.
Tahiti Cruise with Paul Gauguin Cruises. Photo courtesy Paul Gauguin Cruises

Cruising French Polynesia: Window on the South Pacific

Explore Tahiti and French Polynesia on a cruise through the South Pacific on the Paul Gauguin.
Jellyfish Lake - Swimming with Jellyfish in Palau

Swimming with Jellyfish in Palau, Micronesia

Jellyfish in Palau’s Jellyfish Lake have lost their ability to sting, allowing swimmers, snorkelers and divers to experience them up close.
Bondi Beach is a top beach in Australia. It's located in Sydney and is a favorite for families.

Top 7 Things to Do in Australia

From the rugged Outback to its golden beaches and world-class cities, Australia has plenty to offer travelers. Here are our top seven reasons to visit Australia.
Road trip in New Zealand

Top 6 Routes for an Epic New Zealand Road Trip

If you're planning a driving holiday in New Zealand, here are six top routes on the south and north islands that make for an epic New Zealand road trip.
Mythical Creatures Urquhart Castle close to where the cryptid is said to appear in Scotland.

Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Loch Ness: Mystical Creatures Around the World

From the Loch Ness Monster to the Abominable Snowman, stories of mythical creatures abound. Here's a look at some of the most fascinating mythical creatures from around the globe.
Travel in Yap - A bamboo dance during a festival in Yap, a 36-square-mile island in Micronesia. Photo by Joyce McClure

Love Festivals, but Hate Crowds? Head to the Remote Island of...

The 36-square-mile island of Yap in Micronesia is known for maintaining its traditions and tropical beauty as the daily way of life. Their yearly festivals are well worth the trip.

Exploring Remote New Zealand by Boat and Helicopter

Sometimes the most beautiful places are far from the beaten path. This unique itinerary takes travelers to the best of remote New Zealand, often by boat, four-wheel drive or helicopter.
Travel Outback Australia

Ringers and Kroombit Boys: A Taste of the Australian Outback

An inside look at a "ringer's" life in the remote grasslands of the Australian Outback.
Volunteer vacations in Africa

Volunteer Vacations: Best Places to Volunteer with Wildlife

Love wildlife? Head to one of these destinations to help some of the world's most amazing creatures.

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