Darlene Zoggas

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How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

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The Great Barrier Reef we stand to lose – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/19/great-barrier-reef-in-pictures<p>720<p>As the UN pressures Australia to better protect the reef, …

Cuddling a Koala in Australia

Holding a koala is unlike anything you might expect. First, it's the baby-sized bottom cupped in your hands. Next it's the sharp hooked nails that sink into your flesh. And finally, as the koala calms, a tight, warm marsupial hug.<p>Disclaimer: I'm an animal lover. But even the most hard-boiled cynic …

The incredible colours of birds

<b>IT'S ONE OF THE</b> most spectacular sights in an Australian backyard: a male superb fairy wren, flashing brilliant blue as it hops across the lawn. But …

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20 free things to do in Sydney

You don't need a fat wallet to enjoy the glamour and chic of Sydney. These 20 attractions, activities and icons won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Take the Bondi to Coogee Walk</b><p>One of the most spectacular walks and coastlines you could hope to see, this route takes in some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches. In …

10 Mediterranean Islands to Get Away From it All

The Mediterranean's charm is based largely upon its history, cuisine, sun-bleached villages, and relaxed lifestyle, and nowhere are these on better display than its many islands. This summer, why not skip the crowded beaches and touristy fare of the region's traditional summer hotspots and head for …

9 Reasons You Must Visit Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park comprises over 631 square miles of mountainous peaks, old-growth forests, and breathtaking meadows. It's also home to five of the 10 largest trees on the planet!<p>The Giant Forest connects Sequoia to Kings Canyon National Park via the Generals Highway. But, the vast majority of …

11 Insanely Beautiful Bodies Of Water (PHOTOS)

It's pretty hard to beat sitting lakefront or on the beach, enjoying the serene setting and beautiful views.<p>But how about swimming in rainbow-colored, crystal-clear or geothermal waters?<p><b>Click through the slideshow below to check out some of the world's most unbelievable bodies of water</b><p>PHOTO …

Luxe Regent Hotel Opens in Bali

Bali—rightfully dubbed "Island of the Gods"—is getting even more enticing with the introduction of yet another luxury property, Regent Bali.<p>Open …

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Pacific Northwest: 17 Places We Can Think Of That Are Not Kim Kardashian's Baby

So word is that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have decided upon the name "North West" for their newborn child.<p>The name has, obviously, left us with one burning question: What are the best places to go in the Pacific Northwest?<p><b>Pike Place Market, Seattle</b><p><b>Powell's Books, Portland</b><p><b>Space Needle,</b> …

Easy riding: exploring the USA by motorcycle

Maybe the best decision I’ve ever made in my life was to go along with a bunch of friends on a two-week, 3000-mile motorcycle trip from Portland, Oregon, to Knoxville, Tennessee, on tiny vintage bikes and shoestring budgets. We took the smallest roads through the smallest towns, camping most of the …

Starter Kit to Patagonia

Few places in the world provoke wonder like Patagonia. The expanse of land, carved by the Andes Mountain Range and reaching down to the end of the …