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  • Hotel Wildlife Warriors in Malaysia | Expedia.com.au
    delivery doesn t wait for anyone Our driver Isis is a valet by day passionate turtle conservationist by night There s no official association between the resort and Terengganu s turtle sanctuary but according to Isis the men who spend each night trawling the beach looking for turtle tracks don t mind a few spectators The road to the beach is well lit at first by fairy lights from roadside bars then by giant spurts of flame erupting from the town s large oil refinery When we turn off onto a dirt track the sky is a dirty orange lit up as the balls of flame spurt out Most Read 1 All Aboard the Sea Cabin fever is a term you definitely won t hear aboard the Allure 2 Listopedia Serious Are you serious about where you soak Hotel bath tubs are big 3 Listopedia Bucket Lists Want to suggest a Listopedia Bucket List topic Just let us know on Trending Topics Luxury Malaysia We find our turtle wedged underneath a log in the shrubbery on the edge of the beach She flicks sand back towards the sea her giant flippers slowly grinding out a burrow An old man with a cigarette in his mouth a headlight strapped to his head and a machete in his hand hacks clear room for her to move He s been here for 44 years back when there were tigers in the jungles and no oil refinery on the beach The laying season is from early April until August and he s here nearly every night This is an assisted delivery once the turtle has laid her eggs he helps her out of the burrow and back to the water Once she s gone the delicate operation begins With a long metal rod he

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  • Disneyland for Dummies | Expedia.com.au
    shaped bathroom taps and wall lights The pool complex has three pools and two water slides But for something really over the top book one of the five Signature Suites themed to Pirates of the Caribbean Mickey Mouse Fairy Tale and more Disneyland s Paradise Pier Hotel has a rooftop pool with slides and beach themed rooms look for the hidden Mickeys One and two bedroom family suites are available and some rooms sleep up to five if you want to all bunk in together Don t want to stay on site That s ok too There s plenty of 3 3 5 star hotels nearby which are pretty popular with Aussies Try the Hilton Anaheim Desert Palms Hotel Suites or the Anaheim Fairfield Inn by Marriott 2 Buy a two day Hopper pass Expedia s Aussie Travellers usually spend 3 4 days in Anaheim and with a two day Hopper Pass you can spend a full day in each park And you can pop back and forth between the two whenever you want Catch the World of Colour one night and the fireworks the next 3 Skip the Lines Fast passes are a great way to save you time waiting in lines These are free tickets you can take from some of the most popular rides with a time to return later in the day and whiz through the Fast Pass lane Most Read 1 All Aboard the Sea Cabin fever is a term you definitely won t hear aboard the Allure 2 Listopedia Serious Are you serious about where you soak Hotel bath tubs are big 3 Listopedia Bucket Lists Want to suggest a Listopedia Bucket List topic Just let us know on Trending Topics Anaheim California Disneyland Family Tips 4 Go Solo Single rider lines are another little trick many people don t think of If you don t mind splitting away from your friends and joining some randoms in a car just have your group line up and you ll go one at a time 5 All Aboard Take the train around Disneyland We thought we were just going to be transported back to the main entrance without having to walk but along the way you ll pass scenes of wildlife and other clever depictions 6 Stay in Uniform Dress your group the same You may laugh and take photos but this is actually a great tip if you re travelling with a group especially kids It s easy to get lost so get your team T shirts ready white is actually the best colour to find people in and so you ll spot each other in the crowd 7 Time Outs If travelling with littlies take some time out in the middle of the day lest the midday meltdown occurs on Main Street USA If you get in early go back to your hotel for lunch a swim and a nap before heading back into the park around dinner time for the late night events

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  • Expedia Expert 10 Tips to South America | Expedia.com.au
    to overpack It may be a less developed country than where you re from but you can pretty much buy anything you need They do sell shampoo Most Read 1 All Aboard the Sea Cabin fever is a term you definitely won t hear aboard the Allure 2 Listopedia Serious Are you serious about where you soak Hotel bath tubs are big 3 Listopedia Bucket Lists Want to suggest a Listopedia Bucket List topic Just let us know on Trending Topics Columbia Expedia Experts Mexico Santiago Tips 4 Don t fall into tourist traps I had some of my best experiences in the less iconic locations Sometimes when you get a little more off the beaten track you can have a really great time We had the worst experience in Cusco the Inca Trail was closed and we both got horrible food poisoning We then went to Arequipa and the Colca Canyon We barely encountered another tourist on the trek and incredibly we came up close to the near extinct Andean Condors For me it was amazing Strike a balance between finding your own beautiful places and adventures and still seeing the iconic destinations There s the key things you do and then there s the unexpected Have a good combination of both 5 Ask for advice Everyone has the same guidebook Things are changing now because of the Internet but if you stay in the No 1 hostel or hotel in the guidebook pretty much everyone else will be staying there too Recommendations from people that you trust are far more valuable Talk to locals and other travellers 6 What to eat Don t eat in bus stations That s where I got really sick Never ever eat somewhere that s empty Crowds and locals will always show you the way to a good meal Eat local if you re somewhere by the sea find a fish restaurant Find vegetables in cities I m a vegetable craver and out of the major urban areas I sometimes found it difficult to find vegetables So whilst I was able to stock up on veggies in big cities I had to go with the flow elsewhere Related Articles Adventure awaits in Turquoise waters white sandy beaches coconut groves and sunset Expedia Expert The Expedia s Australia and New Zealand Marketing Manager Bec embraces Top Trending Hotels from some of Expedia s top trending destinations for 7 Be aware of local customs Be aware of local customs especially in regards to when and how you eat Try and fit in with that The time varies form place to place in some cities like Buenos Aires nothing opens until 10pm but in a lot of El Salvador s smaller towns they traditionally don t eat a substantial dinner so set yourself up with a three course lunch just like the locals do 8 Get involved in local celebrations We arrived in Mexico on the Day of the Dead but didn t realise We thought

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  • Rockstar Holidays | Expedia.com.au
    to get back there from the moment we left Where s your favourite place to tour to and why New York City There s so much history on every corner and in every club and dive bar and venue You can go see legendary musicians you grew up idolising play any night of the week The audiences are attentive and open to new things the venues look after you and no matter what time you finish there s always somewhere open for a drink close by How do you find live music when you re away from home I tend to try and meet locals to find out what s going on and where the best places to go and see live music are Reading street press and listening to the radio helps too What s your favourite hotel to stay at Camping is where it s at So the Million Star Hotel Lachlan Davidson The Davidson Brothers When you re not touring where do you travel for a holiday Music travel makes up everything we do We try to schedule extra days on our overseas tours to the US and Europe to see the sites and new areas Where s your favourite place to tour to and why Regional Australian towns that get nothing are always the most appreciative Overseas and anywhere new How do you find live music when you re away from home I always pick up the street press gig guide when I roll into town Otherwise use a search engine What s your favourite hotel to stay at One that has a gym and wi fi so we can use it if we have time Hannah Acfield Dan and Hannah Acfield When you re not touring where do you travel for a holiday Preferably somewhere with a beach I went to Vietnam last year possibly Hawaii or Japan this year Somewhere I can relax and rest Where s your favourite place to tour to and why I toured Scotland once Ah so beautiful Melbourne has a great music scene that appreciates all genres of music What s your favourite hotel to stay at To be honest I m not sure I have a fav Something affordable yet comfortable Related Articles Top Trending Hotels from some of Expedia s top trending destinations for Justin Bieber Makes his You don t go to the Gold Coast to sit in your hotel room white Tasmania s Most Planning a trip to Tasmania anytime soon From touring the famous Liz Frencham When you re not touring where do you like to travel for a holiday I like to rent a house near a river or by the sea so my husband can go fishing and I can relax Somewhere we can drive to Where s your favourite place to tour to and why My favourite place to tour is WA especially Fremantle Beautiful landscapes and enthusiastic audiences How do you find live music when you re away from home

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  • The Best Job in the World Roberto Seba | Expedia.com.au
    to their respective States I went to Melbourne with the two other contestants from the Lifestyle Photographer category The first day we had a guided tour in the city and then attended the world premiere of the musical King Kong It was quite a spectacular show The second day we were given the real challenge to shoot and write an article about Melbourne in one day and then present it to our future employers at TimeOut Melbourne and Tourism Victoria For the final interview we returned to Sydney to meet with Tourism Australia s marketing and HR managers What are you looking forward to most about this job Melbourne has a lot of hidden secrets little gems that you can only find by walking around and talking to the people that live there I think being able to live there for six months will be an amazing experience It will allow me enough time to discover the different sides of the city and its people And Victoria has a lot of beautiful landscapes I can t wait to explore I want to drive along the Great Ocean Road ride in a hot air balloon over the Yarra Valley and explore the region as much as I can I m really looking forward to sharing the wonders of Australia with people around the world through my photographs What does an average day look like for you at the moment It s been a few weeks since I returned from Australia and right now I m here in Sao Paulo finishing some jobs and getting everything organised for my trip My wife will also be coming with me to Australia so we have a lot to do here before September What will an average day in the best job in the world look like I ll be based in Melbourne and I ll be shooting there and also other places in Victoria The job will depend a lot on what s going on in the city and also on the special assignments I get sent on One week I might be shooting a new restaurant and the next I might go to a festival or travel along the coast There s always something going on there Whether it s a new restaurant a festival a theater premiere you ll never be bored That s the great thing about this job I ll also regularly undertake shoots in regional Victoria What gear do you use I have a Canon7D and a T3i backup I usually carry a 10 20mm 24 70mm and some primes like a 30mm and 50mm lens Sometimes I also take a telephoto zoom but it s not something I use that much Most Read 1 All Aboard the Sea Cabin fever is a term you definitely won t hear aboard the Allure 2 Listopedia Serious Are you serious about where you soak Hotel bath tubs are big 3 Listopedia Bucket Lists Want to suggest a Listopedia Bucket List topic

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  • Top Trending Destinations August | Expedia.com.au
    Sassy Bella Kris McIntyre yTravelBlog Ms Darlinghurst Expedia About Listopedia Tasmania Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village Located on the edge of Cradle Mountain s dramatic sub alpine rainforest the lodge s private chalets are an escape from reality Seoul South Korea The Shilla Seoul 23 hectares of luxury looking out over the city and Mount Namsan and home to Korea s first Herlain Spa this award winning hotel takes service to another level Margaret River Region South West WA Margarets Beach Resort Beach and bush with four star accommodation thrown in The resort is on the doorstep of Gnarabup Beach and nearby Margaret River wineries Sri Lanka Heritance Kandalama Keep an eye out for the monkeys at this five star hotel overlooking the Sigiriya rock fortress Luxury Suites have panoramic views out over the lake and Dambulla Rock Johannesburg South Africa The Peech Hotel A boutique family owned hotel restored to its former glory with a stunning one acre garden on site Expect to see zebra skin rugs and hanging chairs Orange Regional NSW de Russie Suites Four poster beds and big bath tubs make this a cosy getaway in the NSW Tablelands Orange and its famous wineries and restaurants are

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  • There’s more to Anaheim than the Mouse | Expedia.com.au
    which Orange County is named Left derelict for a number of years Packing House been bought up and given a makeover As we speak it s becoming a home to a fabulous food hall The collection of eateries offering all sorts of cuisine with outdoor areas and fresh produce is set to open this year Next door is Farmers Park where live music will entertain strollers and picnickers Packard Building In the same block as the Packing House the old Packard Car Showroom now houses the very trendy Umami Burger and boutique Anaheim Brewery And how cool is this When excavating the building site they discovered hundreds of 1929 old rusty license plates destined for Model T s and the like Thanks to some very creative interior designer they ve been modelled into wall art and chandeliers Even cooler Umami Burger has had the big Thumbs Up ok actually a Tweet from Ashton Kutcher and that has seen it hurtle into best burger in town spot I agree with Mr Kutcher Most Read 1 All Aboard the Sea Cabin fever is a term you definitely won t hear aboard the Allure 2 Listopedia Serious Are you serious about where you soak Hotel bath tubs are big 3 Listopedia Bucket Lists Want to suggest a Listopedia Bucket List topic Just let us know on Trending Topics Anaheim California Disneyland Family See a game One of the must do things to do in America is to go to a game It doesn t really matter what you see because it s all about the atmosphere the national anthem the hot dogs and beer In Anaheim you can see the Los Angeles Angels baseball team at Angel Stadium Get your singing voice ready for the top of the sixth inning when the entire

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  • A Guide to Cruising the High Seas | Expedia.com.au
    at Expedia s Cruises Most of the major cruise lines build trips around seasons their ships spending the European summer island hopping through the Mediterranean and European capital cities before moving south for the Southern Hemisphere s summer There s always plenty of ships based in Sydney for a few months doing back to back trips out to the South Pacific one of the most popular itineraries for Australians Last year some of the biggest cruise liners Royal Caribbean s Voyager of the Seas Celebrity s Celebrity Solstice and Carnival s Carnival Spirit made the journey south and spent a few months circumnavigating the country crossing the Tasman to New Zealand and doing the popular South Pacific island hops You ll also find the P O Australia ships cruising through the islands These trips are great for families kids will love hopping into tenders smaller boats and exploring secluded islands New Caledonia and Vanuatu are usually on the agenda and the tiny island of Lifou has some of the South Pacific s best snorkelling Beware it does take a few days to get out to the islands and the crossing can sometimes be rough It s worth picking up pressure point bands and seasickness tablets before you go Those sea days are great for making the most of the giant ships ice rinks rock climbing walls movie cinemas wave pools no one will get bored European trips are great if you want to see the Greek islands or do a tour of major cities without spending all your time on a plane train ferry The ships sail while you sleep so you wake up in a new spot nearly everyday It s definitely value for money transport accommodation food and some activity costs are all included in your cruise fare That includes big buffet breakfasts fine dining and in some cases all day ice cream If you re a cruise junkie or have done a handful of voyages the fun is usually in trying different ships A lot of cruisers like to stick to one cruise line to get better benefits frequent flyer points for the sea which give you access to everything from priority booking upgrades and cocktail parties to free laundry internet packages and exclusive members bars Most Read 1 All Aboard the Sea Cabin fever is a term you definitely won t hear aboard the Allure 2 Listopedia Serious Are you serious about where you soak Hotel bath tubs are big 3 Listopedia Bucket Lists Want to suggest a Listopedia Bucket List topic Just let us know on Trending Topics Cruises Family Florida Luxury South Pacific Cruising companions So just which Australians are taking cruises A lot of people seem to think ships are full of baby boomers Wrong Nearly 700 000 Australians take a cruise holiday each year locally and around the world Some of the most popular itineraries are during the school holidays when clever parents take advantage of child care and kids club programs

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