Australia’s Northern Territory has the fastest-growing economy in the country, and the city of Darwin benefited immensely from the influx of businesses. Once a sleepy town in the middle of nowhere, the city has blossomed into a cultural powerhouse that’s half urban, half outback.
Rich mineral deposits, prompting an influx of foreigners looking for jobs and a place to study, surround the city. The city boasts a population of roughly 140,000, with more than 60 countries represented among the locals. The rising industries created a demand for IT, engineering and hospitality professionals and aspiring students. Darwin’s growth has created plenty of fun sporting and cultural events throughout the year, and its location in a rugged region of the country means there’s plenty to keep outdoor lovers busy.
Nearby Kakadu National Park is a 20,000-square-kilometer jungle home to some of Australia’s most incredible creatures, like crocodiles, kangaroos, wallabies and snakes. Mindil Beach provides a great place to relax after finals, or spend a few hours de-stressing in the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.
Charles Darwin University is the largest college in the city, and likely where international students will complete their studies. The university is a recognized leader in environmental studies, and part of a large system connected to nine other campuses across the Northern Territory and Sydney. Its location also puts it closer to seven major Asian cities than any Australian city, making it a great place to travel from.
Ho Chi Minh City is the most-populous city in Vietnam, known for its historic landmarks, well-preserved French colonial architecture and vibrant street life. It’s home to Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport, the busiest airport in the country, and is the business and financial hub of Vietnam. Named after the revolutionary leader who declared independence back in 1945, the city is organized into districts, each offering its own unique offerings. Here are some of the best things to see and do in Ho Chi Minh City:
Whether you are interested in music, art, history, food, sports or fashion, Music City has something for everyone to sing about. Nashville is accessible, friendly and authentic, with diverse neighborhoods, a storied musical heritage and a creative culture that energizes the city.
The flavors of the Southwest are unmistakable and one of the many reasons to visit a place like Santa Fe, New Mexico. While there are lots of other great reasons to go to this New Mexico city, the culinary scene is one of the best, and that includes the city’s Margarita Trail.
A new book subscription service hopes to introduce you to “literary hidden gems that you may not have otherwise come across.” Aphilia cuts down on the time needed to hunt for your next great read while allowing you to get to the part that actually matters — reading.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.