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Melbourne: 10 of the best free things to do

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Gorgeous gorges: where to find five of Australia's best

Australia’s wide open spaces are home to some spectacular gorges. Here are five prime examples.<p><b>Hancock gorge, Karijini national park, Western Australia</b><p>Karijini national park is Australia’s best-kept secret, conspicuously absent on the itineraries of both international backpackers and domestic “grey …

Hiking

13 Things To Do In Sydney (That The Kids Will Love, Too)

You spent a few years post-college hitting all the beachfront party destinations (Cancun, Cozumel, The Bahamas). And the romantic spots (think Rome and Paris) should be saved for a trip a deux.<p>By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk<p>You spent a few years post-college hitting all the beachfront party …

Hyde Park

An Insider’s Guide to Australia’s Great Ocean Road

TravelIntelligent Travel<p><b>Victoria</b>’s best known highway, the <b>Great Ocean Road</b>, runs 150 miles from Torquay to near Warrnambool, but the scenic drive continues along the Victoria coast to the South Australia state line. Drive it the other way, from west to east, to parallel the route of 19th-century …

Australian National Parks

48 hours in Mackay, north Queensland – where to go, what to do

With the mining boom waning, the Australian city that once boasted the highest per-capita Harley-Davidson motorbikes, breast implants and tattoo sales is now facing the doldrums. The Harleys are for sale on eBay. Not much can be done about the implants or the tattoos. And Mackay – one of the hubs …

Australia's 13 Most Beautiful Islands

Thanks to the drop in the Australian dollar and the beginning of summer in the southern hemisphere, now is the time to plan travel to the exotic islands around Australia. Here are a few of our favorites.<p>Kangaroo Island, South Australia<p>Cocos Keeling Islands, Indian Ocean<p>Shark Island, New South Wales

Australia’s Great Ocean Road

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>A mob of kangaroos grazes in a chilly pasture, then flees in front of an approaching pickup truck. The herd looks like a bunch of deer on pogo sticks.<p>The scene is unfolding outside the ecolodge window I’m peering from on this early winter morning in August. It’s my second …

National Parks

17 Chicken Dinners to Whip Up in 30 Minutes or Less

For a fast weeknight meal, chicken is my most reliable standby. It's inexpensive, easy to cook, and relatively healthy (subject to the preparation, of course), all of which makes it a great base for a filling home-cooked dinner after a day of work. On top of that, it's also exceptionally versatile, …

Cooking

What Makes Kauai Magical

Being so taken with a place that you forget your phone, your problems, yourself -- that to me is perhaps the most magical of all.<p>I had a humble childhood in a small Northern California gold rush town where not much went on. Though we at times went on short family road trips, some are surprised to …

Natural Beauty

20 Pasta Recipes to Make this Fall

So long, fresh tomatoes and super ripe zucchini. We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more<p><b>So long, fresh tomatoes and super-ripe zucchini.</b> We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more. …

Cooking

Pancake Recipes For All Your Breakfast Needs

YUM.<p>There are a few foods that make us swoon, but pancakes are definitely one of them. Despite their simplicity -- they're made with nothing more than common items we have stored in our pantry -- they bring us happiness like only the most perfect of foods can (such as chocolatey brownies and …

Beautiful timelapse video of Australia's Uluru

An amateur photographer spent dozens of nights under the stars to create short film of Uluru, or Ayers Rock, in Australia<p>They say the best way to see Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock, is not from its summit, but from far away.<p>Or perhaps it is through the eyes of a camera filming the rock …

Down Under Wonder: How to Do Brekkie Like an Australian

We're gathering breakfast inspiration from down under. Here's how to do brekkie like an Australian.<p></head>When <i>BA</i>'s creative director <b>Alex Grossman</b> and food director <b>Carla Music</b> traveled to Australia to research an upcoming story (stay tuned!), they solidified our staff's obsession with Australian …

Breakfast

Flying To Hawaii? 19 Stunning Images You May See From The Plane

You know how they say getting there is half the fun? Well, when it comes to Hawaii, that's the ticket. Below check out some of the most breathtaking aerial views Hawaii has to offer.<p><b>Two kayakers over coral formations off Olowalu.</b><p><b>Magic Island.</b><p>'<p><b>Queen Liliuokalani canoe race.</b><p><b>Coffee plantations on</b> …

Kauai Attractions That Will Have You Ready To Book A Flight... Now

Most people are familiar with the "Big Three" among the Hawaiian islands; Oahu, Big Island and Maui are staples for Hawaii tourists and are usually first stops for visitors. But there's a strong case to be made for why Kauai, the Garden Island, should be your first stop in Hawaii.<p>Under-appreciated …

The Island Of Oahu Like You've Never Seen Before

The Hawaiian island of Oahu is known as The Gathering Place, and rightly so. Out of the eight islands, it is Oahu that holds more than 70 percent of the state's entire population. Adding to that, more than 2 million tourists visit the island every year.<p>But, beyond the bustling shores of Waikiki …

Australia's best food experiences: food trucks in Melbourne

Before 2009 food trucks didn’t have much of a reputation in Melbourne but now Melbourne’s famed culinary scene includes food trucks serving a huge variety of quality cuisine – Louisiana <i>po’ boys</i>, Cantonese dim sum and Wagyu beef burgers – as well as specialty coffees the city famously obsesses over. …

The best beaches in Australia

With more than 10,000 beaches around its shores, Australia leads the way when it comes to incredible sand and surf. Some beaches are playgrounds for marine and other wildlife, and the most beautiful beaches are so expansive or remote that you don't have to fight for towel space. Here's an …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

Top 10 experiences on Hawaii's Big Island

Island fever may happen elsewhere, but it's almost unheard of on Hawai'i. The aptly named Big Island is fantastically diverse, with miles of highways and - better yet - byways to explore. From age-old fishing villages to modern mega resorts, from snow-capped peaks to sandy beaches, you'll …

Top 10 things to do in Barcelona this January

The wassailing of Christmas and New Year is over, but in Spain the best is yet to come, with the advent (or – more precisely – Epiphany) of the Three Kings on January 5th and all the associated festivities.<p>After that the city winds right down and you’ll find quiet, tourist-free streets, empty …

Best things to do in Barcelona this December

The run up to Christmas is one of the most charming times to visit Barcelona, its streets hung with twinkling lights and lined with craft and food markets.<p>A huge outdoor ice rink is set up in the Plaça Catalunya, a life-size nativity scene fills the Plaça Sant Jaume with crowds, and the city's …

The best places to eat tapas in Barcelona

Not quite a snack, not quite a meal, the tapa is all about sociability, whether that involves ordering a parade of little dishes to share over a bottle of wine and a long chat or whether your objective is a much more civilised version of the bar crawl.<p>Catalans have never really embraced the …

US-Cuba travel: what you need to know about Trump's new policies

US- Cuba relations have rarely been straightforward. The path to improvement is often a case of two steps forward, one step back. After several years of rapprochement, new travel regulations announced by the Trump administration on June 16, 2017, appear to have stymied some of the progress. But …