Tily Travels is a travel blog by Natalie Marie. Based in Melbourne, Australia, follow Natalie as she gives in to wanderlust and takes off exploring both her homeland and far away cities. A blog infused with photography, street art, wildlife, and travel info.
Sultan Ahmed Mosque / the Blue Mosque in Istanbul - (Image source)
Turkey is a one-stop destination to satisfy all your cuisine, scenic, cultural and historical needs.
It used to be one of the most prominent countries in the ancient world and that is why it has so much of historical significance to offer. With an array of architectural marvels left behind by its stream of conquerors, the entire place seems to be immersed in history. The colourful city of Istanbul always seems to make it to every traveller’s bucket list. From the steppes of Cappadocia to the glorious beaches of Antalya, these are the top 7 places you need to visit on your next trip to Turkey.
Ankara is the capital city of Turkey. Due to its centralized location, Ankara has turned into the nation's travel hub. It is one of the most industrialised and modernised cities in the country, sprawling with skyscrapers, foreign embassies, government offices, universities and commercial businesses. The museum of Anatolian civilizations is located here amidst many other art and cultural sites.
There are a number of things Istanbul is popular for. First off, it is the only city in the world that spans across two continents. It lies along the strait that connects Asia and Europe thus managing to create an interesting confluence of the East and the West. Secondly, Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and also among the largest cities in the world. The old city is also famous for its nightlife, shopping experience, dining, culture and exotic atmosphere. The iconic Hagia Sofia, which was once a church built in the 6th century and then converted into a temple, lies here. It has been claimed to be one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. Other attractions include colourful minarets, the Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palace, cruise ships, all night entertainment, eateries etc.
Volcanic eruptions and erosion activities that occurred thousands of years ago are responsible for the formation of this place. The soft rock left behind after the eruptions have been sculpted by mankind into churches, houses and underground cities. At an earlier point in times, tunnels would be dug out through these rocks to safeguard the people from its enemies. The same tunnels have now been converted into hotels and restaurants.
This is amongst the oldest cities in the world. It used to be a popular city in the 12th and 13th century under the rule of the Seljuk dynasty. You can still see the ruins from that era in the form of the ancient Seljuk palace and the Alaeddin mosque. The famous Sufi mystic, Rumi is from Konya.
If you wish to witness a true Roman establishment filled with gigantic stone pillars and marble columned roads then you must visit UNESCO World Heritage listed, Ephesus. This used to be one of the biggest cities of the Roman empire. You’ll see plenty of ancient marvels including the massive two-storied Celsus library, the Great Theatre, the Hadrian temple and the ruins of the magnificent Temple of Artemis. You can buy a holiday home in Bodrum which is only a couple of hours away.
Exploring the Library of Celsus at Ephesus.
Antalya is amongst Turkey's largest and most vibrant cities that lies alongside the Mediterranean coastline. It is sprawled with numerous cafes, bars, hotels, restaurants, pubs and luxurious resorts. You can take a relaxing sunbath on beach shore or have a dip in the ocean, climb to the top of the mountain or go sailing on the seas. Antalya is a perfect family destination offering something for everyone.
The ancient civilization of Mardin is lined with architectural marvels of sandstone that start from the bottom of the hill and go all the way to the top. You can even traverse through the entire city on foot. Perched on a hilltop, you can view the historic city of Mesopotamia from here. The Deyrü’z-Zafaran monastery which is one of the oldest monasteries in the world is located here.
Don’t forget to sip on any Turkish tea or ride in a hot-air balloon while you’re there. A visit to Turkey will definitely have an assault on all your senses in the best way possible.
PHOTO DIARY QATAR A Collection of Photos from my Brief Visit to Doha, Qatar.
DESTINATIONSAUSTRALIA Awesome Attractions from Coast to Coast.
Use the steps included in this article to ensure an amazing trip.
So, you have an upcoming trip and you want to be sure that it’s going to be one of the best yet. There are a few things you can do to make sure your trip is as productive as possible and that you enjoy yourself too. Take a look at the following list and see what you can take away for your next break away:
Learn How To Live In The Moment
First of all, if you’re going to have a great time, you really need to learn to live in the moment. If you’re not living in the moment, you’re living in the past, the future, or both. The past is already gone, and the future isn’t here yet, so why would you want to live in either of those places? You're just holding yourself back! Try to focus on the moment right in front of you, such as what you can see, smell, and hear - it might sound too simple, but the more you do it, the more you’ll learn to appreciate the present moment. This is essential for making your trip feel longer and full.
If you’re travelling somewhere that has a completely different language, you need to make sure there aren't going to be any crossed wires while you’re away. You don’t have to learn a whole new language, but you should download a translation app to make sure you can understand people and get across what you’re trying to say. These apps are pretty advanced and can help you a lot, although you may still want to learn a few key phrases to help you have a better time.
Stay Away From Social Media
Social media can be good for certain things, but most of the time, we are pointlessly consuming information on there. Stay away from it while you travel so you can fully enjoy the moment and the place you’re in. Use it as a way to have a bit of an information detox. You should feel better and have more clarity on your life when you take as much time away from it as you can.
Your accommodation is going to be the backdrop to your trip, so you want to make sure that it’s everything you need and more. Places like Wingate By Wyndham Calgary Airport have free wi-fi and other amenities that many guests find useful, whether you’re going on the trip for business or pleasure. Look at testimonials to help make your decision, and pay attention to what’s nearby, including transport links.
Standard King Room at Wingate By Wyndham Calgary Airport - (Image source)
Don’t be afraid to speak to local people while you’re away. They could very well give you some invaluable tips and information to help you have an even better time. Be open to conversation and making friends!
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Monetise your blog. 3 easy ways to connect your blog with brands and begin making money online.
So you've poured hours into designing your website and creating content to develop and capture an audience. What comes next? You've most likely reached a point where you're beginning to think about monetising your blog or showing off your writing abilities in exchange for some cash.
If you're anything like me, you've spent hours scouring the internet in search of paid blogging jobs or ways to connect your website with brands. Included in this article are methods I use and find helpful to bring in extra income.
Sponsored Posts and Link Building
Sponsored posts are undoubtedly one of the best ways a blogger can capitalise on their efforts, and there is a tonne of company's available out there if you know where to look. A google search is always a great place to start when researching for blogger outreach services. Some companies will supply you with completed articles for publishing then pay you for your time, and some companies require you write the articles yourself. If you would like to write the content yourself you can save some time researching by checking out the companies listed here:
GET BLOGGED Now is the perfect time to sign up for this platform. Get Blogged is a relatively new service connecting bloggers with brands and is fast growing. I have been a member of Get Blogged for several months and have witnessed the site grow tenfold within that time. From what once only included dating website promotion, opportunities now include jobs targeted at a range of blog topics, including tasks for fashion, wedding, home, lifestyle and beauty bloggers with great pay rates. Get Blogged have two membership options. Normal (free) and VIP (£7.99 per month). You don't have to be a VIP member to apply for opportunities, however, if you do become a VIP member, you will be eligible for early bird access to all jobs listed, unlimited applications and you will also receive 10% higher payouts upon completion of tasks. If you are a Blogger sign up here, if you are a Brand sign up here.
Get Blogged opportunities dashboard screenshot - (Image Source)
TRIBE Tribe is possibly the best influencer marketing smartphone application available for bloggers and content creators. Tribe allows you to directly link with brands and create content for their social media platforms, mainly Instagram. If you're a creative person that thrives on styling and photography, then Tribe is the application for you. Download Tribe here - iPhone - Android -
If you've ever tried out Freelancer.com, you will know that it is seemingly impossible to gain any work due to the sheer amount of people using the site. More than often you will find that within 2 minutes, newly listed jobs have already gained a substantial amount of bids that all severely undercut typical working pay rates. And unfortunately, if you're like me, you may have had encounters with several scammers. Instead of wasting your time applying for jobs, getting scammed or never having a chance, try out the companies listed below:
PEOPLE PER HOUR You will have to use the search element to specifically look for freelance writing or content creation jobs on People Per Hour, but out of the main players, I find this to be the best large freelancing site online. Sign up to PPH here.
PROBLOGGER ProBlogger is a well-known hub for bloggers who want to grow their blogs and apply for professional freelance jobs. As well as a job board full of varied opportunities, ProBlogger also has approximately 8,000 posts packed with blogging advice, tips, and in-depth tutorials to help you make the most of freelance writing work. Check out ProBlogger.
WANDERFUL One for the girls. Wanderful is an online community packed with articles that inspire and engage readers. The team provide advice and tips for female travellers so they can get the most out of their adventures. If you're female and have a story or advice to share, view the Wanderful website and send in a pitch.
WORKING NOMADS Working Nomads is a website providing jobs for digital working nomads and allows you to work remotely from your home or any place around the world. Working Nomads curates the best digital jobs on offer for people looking to start a telecommuting career. Select here to view the thousands of varied jobs Working Nomads has on offer.
If you haven't paid too much attention to gaining backlinks or a mountain of followers, you may still have a low Domain Authority, but don't let a low DA stop you from giving the above online writing options a go and taking the next step in your blogging career. There are plenty of options aimed at different DA's available. Remember, effort brings results, and the more time you allocate, the more you will benefit.
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3 suggestions for your Czech Republic bucket list.
Travel can be one of the most fundamentally enriching human experiences out there, and you could make a good argument that wanderlust is a basic part of the human condition.
Seeing new places, meeting new people, and opening yourself to experiences you would otherwise have missed, are all seriously empowering and uplifting things to do.
Of course, you don’t need to travel all the way around the world to have a great vacation experience. It might be that a quick Google search for segway tours Brisbane or something similar could give you the opportunity to see your own home city in a completely different light.
If, however, you do feel like doing some international wandering, here is a suggestion for your travel bucket list: go check out the following attractions in the Czech Republic.
Visit an authentic alchemist’s lab
Prague is one of the true gems among the remaining medieval cities of Europe, and entering the old town can feel a lot like stepping into a fairytale world, complete with knights in shining armour, castles, wizards, dragons and the like.
In one compact location, there’s the beautiful Charles Bridge, featuring ornate statues all along its length, and not too far away are the splendours of Prague castle and St. Vitus Cathedral.
What you may have missed after a casual glance around, however, is the fact that Prague was one of the historical centres of alchemy back in the day, and remnants of that weird and fascinating legacy still linger all about.
Perhaps the best known alchemical tourist attraction in Prague is the house of John Dee, famous British alchemist, occultist and possibly spy. This is, however, a pretty over-done and plastic-laden tourist trap.
For a more authentic alchemy experience, seek out the museum known as the Speculum Alchemiae. It is here that an authentic medieval alchemist’s laboratory has been uncovered and restored by historians, and there’s evidence that the alchemist who lived here was a big deal in his day. Among other things, his lab contained a hidden passageway running all the way to Prague castle.
Hike in Bohemian Switzerland
Bohemian Switzerland is just across the border from the German natural reserve known as Saxon Switzerland. Of course, neither of these locations have much of anything to do with Switzerland, but have been awarded the name because of their beautiful green and mountainous settings.
A holiday in Bohemian Switzerland means walking up majestic, soaring mountainsides, peering down into forests, and taking boat trips along rivers that wind through myth-haunted gorges.
If you love nature and enjoy getting away the bustle of the city to hike and camp, a trip to Bohemian Switzerland is likely going to be perfect for you — and more affordable than many similar destinations, too.
The Czech Republic is known as one of those great beer nations, and if you dedicate any time to researching the topic, you’ll find that there’s a virtually unlimited number of beer-related tourist experiences you can enjoy during your visit — especially in Prague.
Among other things, you could go on a long walking tour of the micro-breweries of Prague (there are a lot of them), or enjoy a “beer spa”, featuring a “beer jacuzzi”, which are exactly what they sound like.
If you enjoy a good pint, you’ve got a lot of reason to visit.
Once upon a time, Palm Springs was the playground of the stars - a place where Hollywood’s finest could revel and relax in equal measure.
These days, the clientele is not quite as exclusive, and it makes an excellent vacation spot for all kinds of people. There are plenty of excellent accommodation options including the Marriott's Desert Springs Villas. If you are looking for just a few of the reasons why you should consider a trip to Palm Springs yourself, here are some of them.
Go to Pool Parties
When the summer temperatures start to climb, a relaxing dip in the water is one of the main things that you want to indulge in. And if you want to party at the same time, there are plenty of opportunities to do this at one of many hotels in the area. DJs will put on various shows so that you can dance in the water and splash up a storm. If you would prefer your time by the pool to be a little more relaxing, there are plenty of opportunities to unwind as well in quieter spots.
Taking a Ride on the Aerial Tramway
One of the unique attractions that you can enjoy while you are in the region is taking a ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Ascending 5,800 feet in just 10 minutes, you will get the chance to enjoy some dazzling mountain views. There are also plenty of hiking trails which you can check out before you head all the way back down to the bottom again. During the intense heat of the summer months, it can be a welcome relief to enjoy the cooling altitude temperatures.
As we mentioned at the start, Palm Springs was a favourite hangout of many Hollywood icons including none other than Frank Sinatra. Stars like Leonardo DiCaprio have kept the old traditions alive by having a residence there. Places like The Ingleside Inn have gone down in folklore, while you can also eat at the Rat Pack’s most-loved restaurant Melvyn’s.
See A Different Side of Nature at The Living Desert
A nonprofit zoo and garden which focuses on desert life, the Living Desert makes for an interesting place to spend a few hours. All kinds of creatures stay in this environment including camels, cheetahs, snakes, and giraffes. For those who are travelling here with children, there is a petting zoo which houses plenty of smaller animals.
Beyond everything that we have discussed already, Palm Springs has plenty of fine food which you can enjoy, as well as some world-beating cocktails. For most people, this represents a place where you can go to relax and unwind, but it is also the kind of destination where you can enjoy some spectacular scenery and outdoor pursuits. Ultimately, if you are planning a trip to California, it is certainly worth considering a visit yourself.
Having heard several stories over the years of horrid 'Bali belly" situations, I was on high alert in regards to food as soon as I arrived in Indonesia. How I never heard any warnings about alcohol until after I was already sick, is beyond me.
Wine is my drink of choice, if out at a restaurant I will generally always order a glass of white with my meal, and I always finish my drink. The first glass I purchased with lunch at a prominent bar/club/restaurant on Jl. Raya Legian (Legian Street) tasted strong. I heard girls at the table next to me mention their blue vodka cocktails were strong too, so I just figured this was the norm for Bali. I finished the glass and ordered another.
When walking back to my accommodation after lunch, I began to feel sick. I kept thinking things like "oh it must have been the salad leaves, the lettuce would have been washed in water", and, "it could have been the pasta, it was cooked in water".
Running at about 50% energy and not wanting to give up on my Bali plans, I pushed through and spent the night having a great time at Paddy's Pub. When Paddy's closed, I walked back, once again along Jl. Raya Legian and decided to stop into a small bar that was still open and had a soccer game playing on the TV. I ordered wine. Half a glass of this horrid wine and I was running for the bathroom to spew. It was at that point I realised that I was sick because of the wine, not the food! As mentioned above, I never leave a glass unfinished, and I walked away from this one. That's how you know its bad!
The next day was a battle to stay 'travel happy'. I had a major sleep in, woke up at 4 pm, and I felt so sick that I would dry retch every time I tried to swallow any food. I began to get scared of eating for fear of throwing up. I had to cancel my Gili plans and extend my stay in Kuta for three more nights. There was no way I could get on a fast boat and head anywhere with the queasy feeling I had in my stomach.
Jl. Raya Legian.
Days 4, 5 and 6:
From this point, if drinking anything, I stuck to bottled Bintang's if along the main street (and a couple of cocktails at Paddy's), plus cocktails and a glass or two of wine at Kutabex (a hotel opposite the beach). Thankfully after staying away from wine on Legian Street, I started to feel okay again by the end of day 4. My appetite came back on day 5, and I managed to eat a pizza without feeling like I was going to die.
I cannot believe how derailed I was from drinking two and a half glasses of bad wine.
If you want a boozy bender in Bali here are five tips to avoid this situation:
Let Bintang become your best friend!
Drink bottled beverages.
Wine isn't the only drink affected by this. Petrol in Bali comes in 2 colours, yellowish and blue, so also watch out if ordering any blue coloured cocktails or any unbottled beer.
Never drink wine in restaurants/ bars along Jl. Raya Legian unless you can see that the bottle has a seal on it. Bottles of wine in Bali have a sticker attached half to the lid and half to the bottle. Do not drink the wine unless you can tell the bottle has been unopened.
Drink more at the hotels and less at the pubs. I found alcohol served at hotels bars to be fine.
Due to legal reasons, I'm not going to publicly name and shame the bars I purchased the bad wine at, however, if you have major concerns, and I'll privately tell you the places to avoid.
Travel essentials you should sort out before you go exploring.
When it comes to making a success of extended periods of travel, you’ll often find that the best way to figure out what you need to take along is experience. The more time you spend away from home, the more you’ll notice yourself taking a mental note of things you should’ve brought along and what extras you’ll be packing next time you adventure away from home.
It will essentially be a series of trial and error for your first couple of stints. But if you’re heading away for the first time, it’s a good idea to do a little research in order to ensure you pack the absolute essentials required to make your trip comfortable and enjoyable. That’s where we can come into help. Here are just a few different travel essentials that you should really ensure you’ve sorted out before you take to exploration.
If you haven’t travelled for extended periods of time yet, chances are that you’ve taken your belongings for previous short trips in a suitcase. Now, suitcases are really great for vacations. Their hard shells mean that they can take a beating when being thrown about in airport security and they can also be fitted with locks to ensure that people keep their prying noses out of your personal belongings. Their wheels also make them easy to cart around airports and hotels. But they really should only be used for short stays in places that are designed especially for the convenience of holiday goers who want comfort and convenience. If you’ve ever tried lugging a suitcase down a two mile strip of rubble covered dirt tracks, you’ll quickly see why backpacks are the luggage style of choice for solo travelers who don’t have the help of a bellhop with a luggage cart.
As long as you pack lightly, a backpack shouldn’t be too much of a weight on your shoulders and they allow you to be much more mobile. You can navigate your way through busy crowds easily with them, take up less space on packed public transport, and you can also keep an eye on it at all times, never accidentally leaving it behind, because it is quite literally attached to you. Take a look at large backpacks that are especially designed for travel - they are much larger than standard backpacks and some come with extra features that come in particularly useful down the line. Look out for options such as sleeping bag straps (which allow you to carry your sleeping bag hands free without completely filling the inside of the bag). Once you’ve sorted out your main backpack, you will also want to invest in a smaller backpack. It may seem odd to purchase two, after all, you can only wear one at a time, but bear with us here.
If you’re going to be staying in a hostel, you might want to take a day trip without lugging around literally everything that you own. You may want to leave your main bulk of luggage behind and take something a little more convenient along with your essentials in. This is where backpack bags come in handy! You can load them with a water bottle, a map, a small first aid kit, your passport and other important documents and enjoy your day with a lighter load.
First Aid Kit
Hopefully, you will have worry-free trips and return from your travels entirely unscathed. But it’s always better to be safe than sorry, especially if there is any hiking involved, and this is why it’s important that you always take a well-stocked, portable first aid kit with you. You never know when you might need one! Some companies stock ready-filled first aid kits with everything you could possibly need in them, but you could also save money by creating your own. All you need is a small box or bag. Make sure that you include plasters/ band aids in a variety of shapes and sizes, different size gauze dressings with microporous tape, at least two sterile eye dressings, an eye rinse kit, triangular bandages, safety pins, tweezers, and sterile disposable gloves. If you use anything from the kit while you are away, try to replace it as soon as you have the opportunity. As well as a standard first aid kit, you could also take along some basic medication. Over the counter painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen are a must. Diarrhoea medication is also advisable.
Sunscreen and Insect Repellant
If you’re heading to a hot or sunny location, or a location that’s known to have mosquitos, you’re going to have to invest in plenty of sunscreen and insect repellent. You may be able to get these along the way, but if you have preferred brands it’s a good idea to stock up before you leave. It’s worth the investment. Time and time again people think that they can make it without these products, only to end up buying them later down the line when they are already suffering from sunburn and bites.
It’s astounding the sheer number of travelers who fail to take out travel insurance before they start their trip. But it really is essential! Sure, it might not be the most exciting aspect of your trip organising, but it could prove to be one of the most valuable investments you make. A good travel insurance will first and foremost cover your medical bills should something happen to you overseas. Never underestimate how much treatment and medication for even the most seemingly small injuries or illnesses could cost!
Secondly, it will protect your belongings. You’ll be prone to misplacing belongings or even having belongings stolen. Travel insurance will ensure that these are replaced or compensated for in another way. It only takes a matter of moments to take out a policy, and there are plenty of price comparison sites out there that can help to make the process as simple and comprehensible as possible.
While every traveler will have their personal preferences and decide to take different belongings along with them on their trip, these are essentials that pretty much everybody should be taking along with them!
It’s undeniable that the world is changing, a lot of destinations are becoming ticking time bombs. To help you out, this post explores some of the planet’s most at-risk features, and where you can go to see them.
Whether you believe in global warming or think that it’s all a big fuss about nothing, it’s undeniable that the world is changing. With the atmosphere’s composition evolving based on activity down below, weather is becoming less predictable, and a lot of things are becoming ticking time bombs. Of course, as an avid traveller, missing out on these parts of the world isn’t an option. Instead, to help you out, this post will be exploring some of the planet’s most at-risk features, and where you can go to see them.
A lot of people assume that coral reefs are plants. In reality, though, there are animals, and they need to live in the right kind of temperature to survive. With water temperatures changing, areas like The Great Barrier Reef are under tremendous risk, with a huge portion of the once beautiful formations having turned bleached and white. You can visit website after website to find yourself a trip to a place like Australia, with loads of options available around the web. With the clock ticking, there could only be a few more decades to enjoy this natural wonder.
Deforestation has become a huge problem around the world. Hosting loads of wildlife, these areas are almost as diverse as the oceans, and there are a lot of places which have yet to be explored by modern people. Peru is a great example of this, with it’s portion of the Amazon disappearing at a huge rate. Most of this activity is illegal, making it hard for countries to stop it from happening, and limiting the time these wonderful places might have left to shine.
With the world’s average temperatures going up, the colder parts of the planet have started to feel the heat. Glaciers from the North to the South are rapidly decreasing in size, raising the sea levels and destroying habitats. These parts of the world are some of the most at-risk, making it critical that you make the journey as soon as you can if you want to see the ice in all its glory. It will be easiest to do this on a cruise, as there aren’t many hotels where the sun doesn’t shine.
As the world matures and peace become more widespread, focus can be shifted to making sure that the future of the world is secure. More and more countries are making efforts to improve their environment, and it is only getting better. With this in mind, there is a lot of hope for these parts of the world remaining intact, and even recovering. To help with this sort of effort, you can think of simple changes to your lifestyle, like recycling and using less electricity.
Hopefully, this post will inspire you to start looking towards the vulnerable parts of the world for your next vacation. Time will only tell what happens to these magical places, with the actions of people now and in the future dictating their chances of survival, while also helping to preserve them.
Six attractions in different locations around Australia that you would be crazy to miss.
Are you thinking about travelling to the land down under this year? Australia is a beautiful destination and is almost certainly on a few people’s bucket lists. Here are some of the attractions in different locations around Australia that you would be crazy to miss. A lot of people choose to visit one part of the country. But if you are keen to get the absolute ultimate experience, you need to be prepared to travel around a little more.
The Great Ocean Road, Victoria
If you find yourself in Victoria, a visit to the Great Ocean Road should be on your list. There are a tonne of attractions to see along the 243 kilometre (151 miles) stretch of road which begins in Torquay and ends in Warrnambool, along the Southern coastline of Victoria. Home to The Twelve Apostles, Bells Beach, The Otways National Park, London Arch (formally known as London Bridge), and the Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve just to name a few.
The Twelve Apostles along Great Ocean Road.
Sydney HARBOuR Bridge, New South Wales
Visiting Sydney? There are many, many attractions in this splendid city, but we’d start with the harbour bridge. You can climb up to the top of the bridge, with full equipment of course and get the most spectacular view of the city imaginable. It’s even possible to venture to the top of the structure at night so that you can see Sydney lit up in all its glory. The shimmering lights reflect off the harbour in a truly spectacular fashion.
Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland
Next, you can think about visiting the great barrier reef. The reef is actually the largest living thing on planet earth, and while it is facing a number of environmental threats right now, it’s still well worth checking out for yourself. You can learn how to scuba dive to see the reef the way that it’s supposed to be witnessed. Or, you can go snorkeling. You can even take a helicopter flight over the site, and we have to admit the birdseye view of this massive underwater world is incredible and colorful. Still, if you want the full experience, you need to go underwater. There, you’ll be surrounded by an abundant range of underwater life including sea turtles.
Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia
You might be staying in Perth. If that’s the case, it’s well worth looking at a service like Burswood Car Rentals. Here, you’ll be able to take a car for an extended trip, and we recommend taking the 140-mile route from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin. You’ll see some remarkable sights along this particular journey including vineyards that stretch for miles and wildlife including multi-coloured parrots. It really does make for an unforgettable road trip and is one of the must-see locations in Western Australia.
There are ten thousand different beaches across Australia, but Bondi is by far one of the best. Close to Sydney, this is where you’ll find the massive crowds eager to enjoy the cool waters, relax on the sands or even go surfing. It’s a beautiful beach and ideal first-day destination if you’re staying in Sydney.
Bondi Icebergs Swimming Club at Bondi Beach.
Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory
Finally, you can think about visiting Kakadu National Park. Located in the North of the country, it’s here that you’ll see everything from wild birds to massive alligators. There are guided tours available in this area so it’s easy to stay safe and it is just as exciting as an African safari.
A crocodile swimming in a river at Kakadu National Park.
We hope this encourages you to add Australia to your own list of countries for your travels.
To help you out selecting the perfect transportation for your vacation, this post explores some of the most common forms of transportation around the world.
There are a lot of different kinds of transport which are used around the world. From vastly-sized boats to the smallest of bikes, people have been devising ways to move around the planet for hundreds of years. When you’re on vacation, though, you’re not worried about where the transport originated. Instead, you’re going to be looking to find ways to make it enhance your break, while also giving you the chance to take it easy. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the most common forms of transportation around the world.
Giving you both a vantage point and the chance to go where other transport simply can’t, riding a bike is a great way to get around when you're in a new place. These sorts of tools can be hired almost everywhere, and you don’t need any special training to use them. Instead, as long as you have some experience, you will be able to cycle anywhere in the world, and issues like road layouts shouldn’t be a concern.
When you want to cover a longer distance, having a car can be invaluable, but it won’t be worth spending the whole vacation in one. One day car hire services can be found across the world, giving you access to the chance to only keep this tool for as long as you need it. A lot of people find that they only need a car for a short time during their stay.
Buses and Trains
Driving can be fun, but nothing quite beats being able to sit back and relax, taking in the sights as someone else is in control. Buses and trains are the best ways to do this by land. Not everywhere will have trains to support this notion, but most will have some sort of bus or coach service which can act as a replacement.
This next option is for those with dreams of seeing their vacation locations from the best possible position. Helicopter tours are becoming more and more popular around the world, with most cities offering this sort of experience. Of course, while this will cost a little bit of money, it will give you the chance to see a place like never before. In some cases, you may need to pass some medical tests for this sort of transportation.
Finally, as the last option to consider, a country's coastline can often tell a lot about the place. Travelling by boat will give you the chance to see this unique feature, while also saving money on options which involve flying. Of course, this will take a lot longer than other transport methods, but will be worth it once you see the land from the water.
With all of this in mind, it should be a lot easier to start using your vacation transport to enhance the time you have away. While you have access to all of these at home, it will still be worth making the most of them while away. There are a lot of countries in the world which can be traversed in less than a day.
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