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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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  • A Leap of Faith at Victoria Falls | Expedia.com.au
    was found The local name for Victoria Falls is Mosi oa Tunya the Smoke that Thunders and even in the dry season you can hear the roar and see the mist from a kilometre away Scottish preacher and explorer David Livingstone was the first European to see the falls in 1855 and he named them after Queen Victoria reigning at the time The closest township was named after David Livingstone is about 10km from Victoria Falls on the Zambian side You can stay in the town or closer to the falls To get to the Devil s Pool you need to go to Livingstone Island a small island right near the top of the falls Tours leave from the Royal Livingstone Hotel and travel out to the island by motorboat Save time to check out the hotel itself too think Zebra skin rugs and colonial buildings a la Out of Africa You can only get to Livingstone Island during the dry season During the rainy season November to Aril more than 625 million litres of water per minute flows over the edge of the falls taking flotsam jetsam and the occasional hippo with it 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 South Africa Victoria Falls Zambia Not being certifiably mad myself once I make it to the island I creep to the rugged edge of the cliff and come as close as I m game for a photo A young French couple and a bloke from England have more courage they follow two

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  • Surviving long haul flights with kids | Expedia.com.au
    hours on end is not a good combination Good foods to pack are Vegemite sandwiches apples dried fruit muesli bars and individual mini packets of chips or biscuits Toys and activities Pack toys activities that have a long entertainment value so you re not carrying the whole toy box Try crayons sticker sheets finger puppets a favourite doll or teddy story books If your children are old enough to manage their own bag it s great for them to have their own stash toys too Don t put anything brand new in this bag keep that tucked in your hand luggage to reveal when you really need it Technology How did we ever travel without tablets smartphones or portable DVD s Although many airlines provide great kids entertainment it s always good to have your own preloaded with kiddie favourites Don t worry about screen time if watching hours of TV or playing games keeps them happy let it be Be prepared The better prepared you are the easier the trip will be Extra items to carry in your hand luggage include a change of clothes for everyone including you lots of nappies and wipes even if kids aren t in nappies paracetamol kids get sick unexpectedly a warm top or little blanket plane air conditioning can be cold Share the load Long haul flights are easier with both parents to manage moments like meal time Try taking shifts on off duty It really helps your patience levels if you ve had a rest too The age and number of children you have has a big impact on how this works I recommend discussing this idea with your partner before you embark Create routine then go with the flow For younger children it can really help to have a sense

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  • The Perfect Beach Holiday Playlist | Expedia.com.au
    me is putting together the perfect playlist So to help you get in the beach frame of mind here s a few tracks you might consider adding to your playlist this summer Enjoy The Beautiful Girls Music I ve got music and it makes me feel alright Mat McHugh s lyrics sound like something to live by as long as you have music in your ears everything is going to be ok The Thrills Big Sur Who would have thought that this sunny Beach Boys esque ode to California was the work of a group of lads from Dublin Tell me this song doesn t make you want to go to the beach right now Josh Pyke The Summer The Sydney singer songwriter turns up the summer nostalgia for this classic Australian tune Kings of Convenience Boat Behind Norway may not be known for its beaches and water sports but that doesn t stop us from wishing we were lazing on a boat somewhere listening to this song from the Scandinavian duo The Little Stevies Sunshower Another track in the nostalgia vein this sister duo from Melbourne seem to have bottled summer John Butler Ocean As a thank you to his fans last year John Butler released a brand new version of his instrumental classic Play this one loud in your headphones and think of the sea Angus and Julia Stone Yellow Brick Road The Stones may be doing the solo thing at the moment but there ll always be a special place in our hearts for their duo work This song is pure California Xavier Rudd Follow The Sun As an environmental campaigner Xavier Rudd has dedicated himself to helping preserve Australia s beautiful unspoiled natural places His love for this country shines through his music The Jezabels Endless

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  • Unique Sleeps POD Camps Bay Cape Town South Africa | Expedia.com.au
    About Listopedia POD Camps Bay Cape Town Stay in a Luxury Room with a private plunge pool POD Camps Bay Cape Town Hang out in the sleek and chic guest areas POD Camps Bay Cape Town Sleep in style choose from mountain or ocean view rooms POD Camps Bay Cape Town Raw yet polished design POD Camps Bay Cape Town The Camps Bay beach is at your doorstep 1 of

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  • Staying Healthy While Overseas | Expedia.com.au
    home by making a list of all the wholefood markets and healthy restaurants in the area When you get the chance to cook meals for yourself take it Cooking makes healthy choices easier along with saving you a heap of money Wash your hands often Then wash them again Without sounding too obsessive get in the habit of washing your hands all the time before a meal after a meal and any time you think about it In busy cities where you re touching railings chairs and public transport it s super easy to pick up more germs than when at home Carry a packet of wipes and a tube of anti bacterial gel for those rare moments when no soap or sink is available Peel your fruits and vegetables When in doubt about the soil or water the local plants have been grown in it s wise to choose fresh fruits and vegetables that you can peel yourself Try bananas papayas avocados potatoes carrots cucumbers etc Avoid lettuce or anything with a skin you would normally eat such as tomatoes or capsicum If you re desperate or have a craving make sure you wash the skin in purified water before eating it Don t be too clean There is such a thing as being too hygienic We all need a little bacteria in our system to help build up a resistance Chances are the first time you travel overseas your body will go into a little shock and need to do some readjusting If you don t go overboard with cleanliness your body will build up a resistance so the next time you travel you ll find you don t become so affected by disease and infection Dare to get out of the bubble and get your hands a little dirty Get your move on Keep your body moving and choose to walk or ride a bike to destinations This will keep your heart beating circulation pumping and energy rising As they say energy creates energy and it can be all too easy to become inactive when we re relaxing on a holiday Staying active will keep you motivated and healthy so you can savour every moment of your journey Be sun savvy A bad sunburn can literally ruin your holiday not to mention cause severe heatstroke Yes I know while you re in some faraway exotic land it s tempting to lay by the pool sipping cocktails but be wise and wear a hat and loads of sunscreen It sounds like common sense but many of us forget to slip slop and slap Make applying sunscreen and putting on a hat part of your morning ritual and always carry a spare tube of sunscreen in your bag to reapply several times throughout the day Heal an upset belly Food poisoning or an upset stomach which happens as a result of eating food or water contaminated by E coli is one of the most common concerns when travelling abroad

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  • Over Sea Sleeps | Expedia.com.au
    Cambodia Where villas are made from recycled timber Song Saa Private Island Koh Ouen Koh Ouen Cambodia Natural materials create a sense of synergy Likuliku Lagoon Resort Fiji The resort is a haven of subtle luxury Likuliku Lagoon Resort Fiji The Bures feature traditional architecture and materials using natural elements Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa Moorea Take in spectacular lagoon views or the majestic mountain views of Moorea Hilton

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  • Unique Sleeps PARKROYAL on Pickering Singapore | Expedia.com.au
    by Patrick Bingham Hall PARKROYAL on Pickering An environmentally friendly design means the short sided buildings allow maximum amounts of light into the spaces inside while plants on the western side absorb natural heat Image by Patrick Bingham Hall PARKROYAL on Pickering Architects WOHA were inspired by the rice paddy fields of Bali and have created unique terraces Image by Patrick Bingham Hall PARKROYAL on Pickering Vertical gardens with lush greenery make this hotel more than just a high rise with 15 000 square metres of gardens Image by Patrick Bingham Hall PARKROYAL on Pickering Forget bland hotel lobbies this hotel makes a very good first impression Image by Patrick Bingham Hall PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel rooms make the most of natural materials and designers have done their best to create cool calming colour palettes Image by Patrick Bingham Hall PARKROYAL on Pickering The Orchid Club Lounge is just one of the places where natural light and living gardens bring life to the interiors Image by Patrick Bingham Hall PARKROYAL on Pickering This is a hotel away from home where the vibe is casual and comfortable You can help yourself at the Orchid Club Lounge Image by Patrick Bingham Hall

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