Jen Laaback

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Enchanted Isle: Puerto Rico

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>If <b>Puerto Rico</b> isn’t on your radar, it’s time to readjust. The Caribbean’s most convenient destination—especially for Americans, who don’t need a passport to get there—is also one of its most interesting.<p>An unincorporated U.S. territory since the end of the Spanish-American …

Driving to the Edge of the North Island

Driving around the southern roads in the North Island often lulls you into believing that this pocket of New Zealand is mostly rural farmland with …

Blue Sky, Blue Water

Lake Tekapo is one of those places in New Zealand that is instantly recognizable but few know its name.<p>Bright blue with clear water surrounded by …

The Milford Track with Trips and Tramps

One of the greatest walks in New Zealand, the Milford track is just over 50 kilometers and leads into the famous Milford Sound.<p>Considered one of the …

How to explore the world by cruise ship

For many people the mere mention of the word 'cruise' can evoke cringeworthy images of forced fun and chintzy cabins, but boat trips can be a thrilling way to see the world – it just depends on the cruise you choose.<p>Feel the local rhythm on a freshwater cruise<p>With smaller boats and fewer people, …

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 …

How Quitting Your Job to Travel Enhances Your Career

We all fantasize about it, taking your job and shoving it, hopping on a plane, and heading out to see the world. But what keeps us from actually living out this fantasy?<p>We all fantasize about it, taking your job and shoving it, hopping on a plane, and heading out to see the world. But what keeps us …

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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 …

48 Hours In: Melbourne

<b>Travel essentials</b><p><b>Why go now?</b><p>This creative bayside city comes alive in December, at the start of the long summer. Melbourne Now, an ambitious arts …

Sydney’s top speciality drinking spots

It’s hard to know where to start in a city that sparkles with entertainment options after dark. There’s no shortage of clubs, pubs, big bars and, these days, small bars in Sydney. But if you’re looking for something a little niche, here is our pick of the best. All are conveniently located in the …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Australia – Hiking In The Blue Mountains

This post made possible by cheapflights<p>Almost every visitor to Australia will either arrive, or depart in <b>Sydney</b>. The country’s largest city, and one …

Australia: Whale tails and wine trails

<b>Western Australia's humpback visitors and Ningaloo coral reef thrill Mike Osborne.</b><p>Either we were following the whales, or they were following us.<p>From …

Australia’s remote slot canyons

Just a few hours’ drive west of Sydney, daring Aussies plunge into the many canyons of the country’s Blue Mountain region.

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9 Reasons to Visit Australia’s Northern Territory

Why should you make the effort to visit the Northern Territory? The Australian Outback endures as a symbol of the rugged, remote reaches of the …

A wine bar with excellent eats

Sydney is only just getting into the wine-bar-with-fantastic-food thing, but so far it's doing it extremely well.<p>The new digs of sommelier and local …

Restaurant Australia

Save Place<p>Finlayvale Road, Mossman QLD 4873, Australia<p>Imagine your hotel room looking out into the middle of the rainforest. At Silky Oaks, it's your …

Fitzroy Gardens

Fitzroy Gardens<p>Located an easy 10-minute walk southeast of the CBD, Fitzroy Gardens is one of Melbourne’s quaintest green spaces. Featuring avenues …