As traveling becomes more about having amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experiences rather than going from your hotel room to the pool and back again, your travel adventure options are growing endless. One such option is nature and wildlife tours. Most frequent luxury travelers will say that they have an African safari somewhere on their extensive bucket lists, but what about a weeklong walkabout into the Australian bush? Echidna Walkabout offers eco-friendly and sustainable Australian nature and wildlife tours that you’ll want to book right away.
Their week-long Wild Top End tour takes place in August each year, and spots fill up fast. The tour takes place in Australia’s Top End region, located in the Northern Territory’s tropical outback. As you trek through forests and across rivers, you’ll find crocodiles, ancient Aboriginal paintings and an abundant amount of native birdlife.
You can also book a private tour for yourself and a friend or for a small group. The four-day Croajingolong Journey combines full days of wildlife sightings with luxury accommodations. You can hope to see all of the unique wildlife Australia is known for — wallabies, echidnas, platypus, wombats and kangaroos.
If you’re in the area — Melbourne, to be specific — and just have an extra day, you can sign up for their one-day, eight-hour Koala & Kangaroo tour. You’ll help with koala habitat preservation efforts; photograph kangaroo mobs; and see parrots, emus and wallabies, among other native creatures. Tickets are around $160 and include a picnic lunch.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Brazil recently waived its visa requirements for several different countries, and the results have been spectacular. Now, Brazil allows visa-free entry for citizens of the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan, for travel starting June 17.
Most of us are too young to remember the days when flying was an elaborate and luxurious event. Nowadays planes are cramped, seats are uncomfortable and meals leave plenty to be desired.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
Saba Island was the first Caribbean island to legalize same-sex marriage back in 2012. While the tiny Dutch territory is extremely welcoming of the LGBTQ+ community, it’s not exactly a hotbed of gay activity. At only five square miles, there isn’t much room for gay bars and glam.