If there’s any time that mobile apps have the potential to truly shine it’s while we travel. Whether for business or pleasure, being away from home can be stressful. Now is the time to stay informed and connected, yet most of our usual methods are out of reach. Well-designed travel apps can fill that gap and provide a seamless travel experience.
FlightStats, for example, keeps travelers up to date on their flight times, delays, and airport conditions. FlightBoard does the same in real time, which can be handy if you’ve got a good connection. GateGuru is a wonderful helper between connections, listing important locations in the terminal including showers, restaurants, and WiFi availability.
With the thought of upcoming holiday expenses, many potential travellers are wondering if they’ll need to stay home for this holiday season. While travelling can be expensive, it doesn’t have to be.
According to the Planet D, while extravagant travelling obviously has its appeal, travelling on a shoestring budget can be just as much fun. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to keep a budget in line while on the go.
One novel way to experience the beauty and charm of Brisbane is to take a relaxing walk along the Brisbane River. The Brisbane River winds in a zigzag pattern across much of the Queensland capital. If you are staying at a hotel or apartment in Brisbane CBD, you can set off on foot for an intimate tour of the ‘River City’ without needing to arrange alternative transport.
Brisbane’s RiverWalk covers more than 20 km of roads, bridges, parks, and paths along the River. As such, it is a great option if you want to tour the city on foot. The City of Brisbane provides a RiverWalk map that makes planning your personal trail easy.
Brisbane has been described as a modern city with the heart of a charming country town, yet there is a lot more to Australia’s third-largest city. Brisbane has its own cultural attractions, among with is its cutting-edge architecture and strong architectural heritage. If you are visiting Brisbane, you could check out these examples of Brisbane architectural character.
South Bank Cultural Centre
The Queensland Cultural Centre in Brisbane’s South Bank is home to a number of interesting architectural points. If you are staying in one of the hotels or apartments in Brisbane CBD, you can access Southbank by simply walking across the bridge. Southbank is home to the Centre houses the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, the Queensland Museum, the State Library of Queensland, the Queensland Art Gallery, and the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.
The Gold Coast is one of the most popular destinations for international and local travellers in Australia. It is well known for its amazing beach views, pristine beaches, and swimming spots. If you are looking for a great swimming spot for you and the family, here are some of the best beaches on the Gold Coast.
As it is located in the heart of the Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise is probably the best known beach. Surfers Paradise Beach is almost three kilometres in length, with gentle waves suitable for beginner swimmers and surfers. In terms of accommodation on the Gold Coast, serviced apartments close to Surfers Paradise are popular with singles, couples, and families as these offer convenience, spaciousness, and value for money. Staying in Surfers Paradise keeps you close to the nightlife and the best of the cafes and shopping strips in the area.
Sydney is known for its numerous attractions, including the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Yet if you are holidaying in Sydney, it may be worthwhile to plan a few day trips outside the city, as Sydney is close to some wonderful destinations, all within a short drive of your Sydney apartment or hotel. These are some easy day trips close to Sydney to add to your itinerary.
1. The Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains are renowned for their majestic scenery and for its laid-back pace. Listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Area, this mountainous area is around 50 minutes by car west of the city. It offers some of the most accessible highland views in all of New South Wales.
Whether you’re visiting on business or you just want a long, leisurely holiday, organising an extended stay in a major city requires some planning and forethought.
When you’re only in town for a couple of days, a hotel or motel is perfectly adequate and there are plenty of good quality, affordable establishments in and around the CBDs of our capital cities.
But when you plan to stay for weeks or even months, a hotel or motel becomes less than ideal. For one thing, it can be prohibitively expensive over such a period and whether your company is footing the bill or you are paying out of your own pocket, there are much more affordable options available. A hotel also doesn’t offer much in the way of privacy and living out of a suitcase can get pretty old after a while, even for the most seasoned of travellers.
If you’re travelling to Australia between the months of June and August, make sure you pack clothes for every season, because winter down under can be whatever climate you want it to be.
If you’re coming from part of the world where December and January are the cold months of the year, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover you can enjoy a traditional northern hemisphere winter in Australia in June. While it doesn’t get quite as cold here as the northern hemisphere, our southern states do drop to single digit temperatures and there’s usually plenty of snow on our mountains and highland areas.
For many people making it to the end of the year can be a mixed blessing, because while they may be looking forward to having some time to relax, they may now also be faced with the task of trying to cope with a family holiday they aren’t looking forward to. Depending on the type of family yours is it can take anything from a few simple gestures to a monumental effort to make it through a holiday with your family. The following looks at a few ways that you can get through just about any kind of family holiday.
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If you are planning on spending any amount of time in Australia it is important that you know how to keep yourself safe from the sun and in the surf, and the following tips are some of the best ways to go about it.
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