When travelers imagine Australia, most do not picture a lush rainforest with a serene waterfall cutting through the trees. However, that is, in fact, reality. Australia is not just desert or Outback. Although famous for its arid weather and desert oasis, Australia is a diverse country and home to some of the most beautiful rainforests in the world. Similar to other rainforests, Australia’s are home to dangerous animals and fauna not friendly toward people, but, on the other hand, many have reported taking peaceful nature walks and feeling more connected to the Eerth from exploring the vast rainforest.
Many haven’t heard of the rainforest because it’s small. The forest only covers 0.3 percent of the land, which isn’t much. But this small plot of nature is home to almost one-third of the mammal and bird species of Australia.
To find this lustrous forest, head to Queensland, a unique part of the continent where you can travel through all climatic types of rainforest: tropical, subtropical, dry, warm temperate and cool temperate. This is the best place to experience all aspects of this special rainforest and get the most out of the trip. This area, in particular, includes the world’s oldest tropical rainforest, Daintree. To some this fact is shocking, because many would assume the world’s oldest rainforest would be deep in South America. Alas, it’s found in Australia instead.
There are many different tour groups that offer safe trips through. For educational purposes choose a tour group that will include an in-depth explanation of the forest and will point out animals and fauna as they appear.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Barcelona’s insane popularity and large influx of visitors as of late may have some travelers steering away from the Mediterranean coastal city, but just outside the overpopulated center of the city, known as Ciutat Vella, are quieter neighborhoods that offer more of a local feel and don’t come with exorbitant tourist prices. El Poble-Sec is one such area that rests between the towering Montjuic park and the Old Town, making it a nice escape but still close enough to access the sights.
In food capitals like New York City, foodie crazes seem to rise and set as quickly as the sun, but one trend that has endured for awhile now is the city’s penchant for regional Chinese cuisine, and the East Village is home to some of the city’s top spots for sampling your way through several of these regions.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
Some places appear better to visit in the winter. For example, anywhere known for winter sports, such as skiing and snowboarding, will be less visited in the summer because those same people are going to spend their time at the beach or another destination. However, visiting these destinations during the off-seasons can show a side of the city or town that can’t be seen under piles of snow. It’s worth checking out a couple of these favorite winter destinations.