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  • Unique Sleeps RIU Palace Cabo San Lucas | Exxpedia.co.nz
    Darlinghurst Expedia About Listopedia RIU Palace Cabo San Lucas A pool with a view The hotel sits on the edge of the Baja Peninsula RIU Palace Cabo San Lucas Watch the cruise ships sail past from your all inclusive hotel RIU Palace Cabo San Lucas Go kayaking surfing swimming and snorkelling straight from the hotel RIU Palace Cabo San Lucas There s plenty of pools to choose from if you

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  • On the road in Oahu | Expedia.com.au
    your right hand side the same side your car will be on so you can easily pull off at little beaches or stop for sudden photo ops Snorkel stop If you start early head south from Waikiki on Hwy 72 past Diamond Head and around the coastline for snorkelling at Hanauma Bay This has the most fish in one area for all of Hawaii and with clear shallow water it s the most popular snorkelling spot in Oahu The bay is a listed nature preserve and there s around a 5 entry fee We bought 10 snorkels and masks from the ABC Stores dotted all over Honolulu But if you don t have a spare two three hours to spend weaving your way around gorgeous beaches cut out the lower part of Oahu and head instead from Waikiki across the Pali Hwy 61 to Kailua Bay You ll find several quiet idyllic beaches perfect for a picnic and a swim 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 Hawaii Oahu Action Time From Kailua take the coastal Kamehameha Hwy to Kualoa Ranch You might have seen the family owned property on the big screen it was used in movies including Jurassic Park Pearl Harbour and 50 First Dates visitors can take Adventure Tours around the property on horseback or in ATVs to check out ancient fishing lagoons and movie sets Allow at least an hour for a tour Not far from Kualoa is another place worth stopping at the Polynesian Cultural Center celebrating 50 years this year The interactive park represents seven Polynesian nations their culture art and music all in one place Walk from Tahiti to Samoa Fiji and Aotearoa New Zealand Tonga and Hawaii You can book a Show package or hop on an evening tour from Waikiki for dinner and a show Hungry Travellers Continue north on the Hwy and keep an eye out for the shrimp trucks parked on the side of the road We stopped for lunch at Fumi s The original dilapidated truck sits out front but these days the kitchen is in a bright blue shack near shaded picnic tables and the shrimp breeding ponds Related Articles Maui and Kauai Top Visiting Hawaii anytime soon Here s some of the most popular Big and Beautiful I m standing no more than a kilometre from the spewing red lava of Surf s Up Now you re almost at the North Shore where the waves are huge during Winter October to March and only the brave and daring take to them In summer this is another gentle beach where you ll find paddle boarders and young families cooling off Take a surfing lesson with the North Shore Surf Girls

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  • A Family Guide to Waiheke Island | Expedia.com.au
    a 1 5hr tour and an unlimited bus pass once the tour is done if you want to stay for longer Local taxis have reasonable fares and family friendly mini vans while there s also car hire right next to the ferry wharf Have breakfast in Oneroa Village If you have young children in tow Delight or Solar Eatery at the top of the hill both get the thumbs up from my kids My girls and I will never forget having coffee together at Delight one morning when two Orcas were spotted swimming in the bay below Everyone rushed to the windows before scurrying down the hill to watch the whales play from the beach If you don t need a highchair Wai Kitchen has stunning panoramic views of the beautiful Hauraki Gulf 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 Auckland Family Kids New Zealand Tips Visit a Family Friendly vineyard or three Waiheke Island boasts more than 30 vineyards and wineries Several offer family friendly experiences Wild on Waiheke has a café vineyard brewery kids playground giant chess board and petanque What more do you need Well you can test your skills at archery or claybird shooting children 8 and over can participate We could spend hours here tasting the wine beer and local produce with the kids happily playing a few metres away The café has a nice kids menu and the vineyard is one of the few on the bus route if you don t have a car 82 Onetangi Rd The Man O War Tasting Room is located at the Eastern end of the island and is a beautiful place to relax with a glass of wine and a platter of local produce Kids will love being able to play on the beach while you sit back in the shade of the verandah or bask in the sun at one of the bench tables on the lawn Surrounded by lovely Pohutukawa trees it s perfect for a lazy afternoon 725 Man O War Bay Rd Passage Rock also at the Eastern end of the island offers award winning wines in a picturesque estuary vineyard setting There s a trampoline for kids and wine tastings for adults The café s kid sized pizzas are great for hungry little ones Passage Rock pride themselves on being family friendly 438 Orapiu Rd Looking for an adrenalin rush EcoZip Adventures has 3 x 200m flying fox ziplines It s high flying fun with awesome views You return to base via a gentle 1 5km guided walk through the forest There s complimentary pick up from the island s passenger ferry terminal or Oneroa Village Children must be 8 years old and weigh at

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  • 5 Tips to Tackling a Trip to Uluru | Expedia.com.au
    2 0 Uluru is more than 600 million years old It s a UNESCO World Heritage area that should be on everyone s bucket list but before you dive head first into a trip to the outback here s a few tips to ensure you make the most of your visit 1 Distance Ayers Rock Airport is the closest spot to fly into when you re visiting Uluru Virgin and Jetstar fly in here but if you re flying Qantas or other aircraft carriers you ll arrive in Alice Springs The city is 450km from Uluru It s worth spending a few days in Alice Springs to get used to the heat and to check out the local galleries and museums If you want to stay closer to the rock there are plenty of Uluru hotels 2 Inside the Park Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park covers 1 325 square kilometres It s home to the iconic Uluru monolith and the Olgas You need a pass to enter the park which can be purchased at the Entry Station or in advance Children under 16 are free If you don t have a car there are plenty of day trips from Alice Springs which include entry into the park The standard passes are for three days so make sure you get your pass date stamped when you first enter The park opens just before sunrise and closes after sunset every night Check with the rangers for seasonal time changes 3 Visiting Uluru Once you re in the park follow the signs to Uluru The Mala car park sits at the base of Uluru Each day at 8am there is a free Mala walk led by a ranger It takes about an hour and a half and is good for first timers If you want to walk around the entire base of Uluru allow 3 5 hours for the 10 6km loop You ll be surprised by the diversity of the landscape There s plenty of bushland birds even a waterfall if you re there on the rare occasion it rains The rock itself is not one solid lump The pitted surface curves and undulates with overhangs sweeping along like a wave and enormous boulders sitting at its foot Make sure you respect the signs designating sacred areas where photographs aren t allowed Take plenty of water a hat and be prepared for lots of flies 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 Australia Northern Territory Tips Uluru 4 Photos Professional photographer Ewen Bell visits Uluru a few times a year and has this tip to offer A new sunrise platform was established in recent years to cater for growing demand and to provide an opportunity

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  • Unique Sleeps: Sails in the Desert | Expedia.com.au
    Image by A Bruzzone Sails in the Desert Hotel Yulara After a long day of sightseeing the hotel s Ahh Beds have gained a reputation for doing just the trick A commitment to local design and art means this is no cookie cutter hotel room Image by A Bruzzone Sails in the Desert Hotel Yulara Whether it s a hearty big breakfast from the buffet before a full day of touring or a quiet dinner Ilkari Restaurant mixes local ingredients and hotel classics Image by A Bruzzone Sails in the Desert Hotel Yulara When you re staying in a Deluxe Room the only worry will be whether you trek the red dirt of the Outback inside Don t worry you can soak off the grit of the day in the spa bath Image by A Bruzzone Sails in the Desert Hotel Yulara Staying nearby Uluru is a big bonus especially when you can return to your hotel during the heat of the day to cool off in the pool When temperatures reach the high 30s expect the pool to be bath temperature Image by A Bruzzone Sails in the Desert Hotel Yulara Check out the work from local Indigenous artists

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  • Top Destinations - July | Expedia.com.au
    McIntyre yTravelBlog Ms Darlinghurst Expedia About Listopedia Riviera Maya Mexico Viceroy Villas Private pool villas right on the Caribbean Sea Hunter Valley Australia The Longhouse Where cutting edge design meets bushlands Macau China MGM Maucau s glamorous Grand Room Seville Spain Hotel Armadeus a music themed hotel in the historic quarter Nashville America Union Station Hotel Autograph Collection a train station in a past life Whistler Canada Executive The Inn

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  • Five Ways to Finding the Heart of San Francisco | Expedia.com.au
    about the camera store owner turned gay rights activist on the Historic Castro Neighbourhood Walking Tour It s a humbling afternoon As for where to eat Chef owner Melissa Perello named her restaurant after her grandmother Frances 3870 17th St and the Michelin star venue serves locally sourced ingredients on its unfussy share plates On your bike cycle to Sausalito Not so much a suburb as a charming little village situated across the bay Sausalito makes for a great lunchtime excursion The waterside community is all about the good life and great views And getting there is a great opportunity to pedal across the Golden Gate Bridge Hire a bike or join a guided group for a cycle along the South Bay shoreline before crossing the 2737m long iconic structure If you get a clear day you ll be able to see for miles stop for photos before speeding downhill to lunch Park your bike at Copita 739 Bridgeway a new Mexican restaurant serving tacos ceviches and a host of fiery mains made from ingredients grown in the onsite organic garden 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 Foodie Historic Sights San Francisco Get your culinary culture fix Start your evening tucking into baskets of perfectly plump steamed dumplings and finish it off feasting on pasta and pizza a Culinary Tour is a great way to get under the skin of two of San Fran s most lively districts Hidden between colourful temples and under the red lanterns that line the streets of Chinatown Dol Ho 808 Pacific Ave is a no frills eatery renowned for dim sum hot sauce take a jar to take home with you and a killer chicken and rice cart Finish up in North Beach the home of the beatnik subculture depicted in Jack Kerouac s modern classic On The Road and a large Italian American population It s Little Italy and great for a late night espresso and a slice of tiramisu Ride the trolley to Nob Hill From Alamo to Washington Heights San Fran is spread across 47 hills which can make getting around on foot a little exhausting Luckily the city s streetcars that s trams to me and you are as numerous as its steep inclines There s a great hop on hop off Trolley Tour that takes in several must visit neighbourhoods with commentary along the way Check out Union Square a shopper s paradise but return after dark when the theatres come alive the hip South Of Market area SoMa and nearby Financial District before making a pit stop in Nob Hill Once the home of Gold Rush barons the impressive properties lining Huntingdon Park are interspersed with boutiques and bars Related

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  • Holidays – Just what the Doctor Ordered | Expedia.com.au
    re heading overseas In an effort to see and experience the world we re taking holidays filled with busy itineraries endless activities late nights and long haul flights All resulting in feeling more tired at the end of the holiday than when we started Every now and then you need a little R R no matter whether it s for three days or three weeks I promise you that the break will do your body and soul the world of good Aussies are still a savvy bunch with more than half of us taking a beach holiday in the last year We re also taking longer to recharge with the average beach holiday lasting 7 8 days almost double the global average Spending time unwinding and relaxing reminds you how to recharge rebalance and reconnect So you re still not convinced Here are my top three reasons for taking a time out and treating yourself to a fly and flop holiday Increase health and wellbeing Taking time to chill out is crucial for maintaining health and wellbeing The R R will release muscle tension lower blood pressure improve digestion and repair cells The Fly and Flop report also shows Aussies care about being beach ready spending time and money hitting the gym before a trip The exercise and healthy eating you ll do to get your beach body is great for your wellbeing Reconnect Disconnect so you can reconnect Unplug from the world and reconnect with yourself Turn off your phone shut down your computer Yes this may be scary for some of you but it s impossible to balance and recharge when you re replying to text messages emails and checking Facebook By turning down the noise from the outside world you can hear yourself think Celebrate life Breaking

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