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Australia is a study of contrasts. It is a country and a continent. It is the world’s largest island as well as its smallest continent. Visitors will find a colorful mix of cultures. It is defined by its Aboriginal heritage yet boasts everything the modern age has to offer. The cities are decidedly metropolitan, while the outback is as wild as it has been since the beginning of time. (For more see www.australia.gov.au/about-australia)

The Cities

Australia’s cities have plenty to offer. Sydney has a spectacular harbor and the sea-sculpted cliffs are great for walking and taking in the view. This natural beauty meshes with the city’s decidedly metropolitan offerings. more »

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Why Traveler’s Insurance is a Good Idea When Visiting Australia

Experienced travelers know it’s important to mind the practical details when they visit a foreign country; not every moment of a vacation needs to be set on an itinerary, and sometimes the most magical moments are the most spontaneous ones. But conducting a thorough hotel search to find the Australia hotels that best accommodate your vacation plans, comparing airline costs and making sure all of your documentation is in order are the kinds of details that can make or break a vacation. Travelers insurance is one of the details too many people fail to consider.

Only about 30 percent of Americans buy travel insurance, according to statistics compiled by the U.S. Travel Insurance Association – and that number is up by 10 percent since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. It may be that the other 70 percent simply don’t understand how travel insurance can help them, especially when they’re traveling to a destination with a reputation for being safe and friendly, such as Australia. But just because the people are friendly, doesn’t mean emergencies can’t happen, and your Australian vacation of a lifetime can turn upside-down if you don’t have the proper coverage. more »

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Long Island Resort

Paradise Bay combines luxury with an eco-friendly atmosphereExperience Your Dream Vacation at one of Australia’s Eco Resorts

There are a number of factors to consider when choosing your dream holiday resort. If you are like many vacationers, your key goal may be to find a place where the day to day stressors and distractions of life cease to exist, thereby allowing you to relax and truly enjoy the holidays. Or, perhaps you wish to reconnect with yourself and the environment in a way that helps you find a renewed appreciation for the simple pleasures in life.

Paradise Bay is a place where vacationers can achieve all of the above. A world class escape, Paradise Bay combines luxury with an eco-friendly atmosphere to create the taste of paradise that supports its given name. This Long Island Resort is among the most unique resort destinations in Whitsundays or Queensland, as it was built under the premise that preservation of the environment is crucial to our comfort and survivability. A far cry from the crowded streets and businesses in urban Australia, Paradise Bay is encased by both the untouched wilderness and the tranquil ocean.

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