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Summer’s the perfect time of year to get away, but where should you go? To help you figure out your own plans (and because I’m an incorrigible stickybeak), I asked some of Wotif’s awesome Aussie travel experts where they’re going this summer. Check it out! Donna Rodios, Director of eCommerce Where are you going? Palm …

Think you’ve left it too late to book an Aussie Xmas holiday? No way! You just need to know where to go. Here are our top 10 places to score a last-minute Christmas getaway bargain. But you’d better get in quick! 1. Warrnambool, VIC This coastal city on the western end of the spectacular Great …

If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to not only to wear some flowers in your hair (the song’s in your head now too, isn’t it? 😉) but follow these handy tips. 1. Get the name right. Us Aussies love to shorten, well, everything, but you won’t catch locals calling their town ‘San Fran’. …

While it’s great to have the option, checking in luggage can sometimes be a pain. The extra costs, the long waits at the baggage claim, and the (actually quite tiny, but pesky when it happens) risk of luggage going AWOL are all best avoided where possible. But here’s a tip: If you fit everything in …

Don’t despair if you’re watching your budget in Sydney. Australia’s unofficial capital might be one of the world’s most expensive cities, but there’s still plenty of cheap (and free!) stuff going on to keep you busy without skimping on fun. If you’re in town for a visit (or if you’re a local saving for a …

Right now, Brisbane is rolling out the red carpet for a sizzling season of spring and summer events. From ballet to soccer, here are seven of the most exciting must-sees. Make sure you stay an extra night or two so you can make the most of Brissie’s awesome restaurants, bars, and shopping as well. 1. …

With its café culture, buzzing music scene, and the eclectic architecture, Melbourne is already putting out some seriously cool city vibes. But add to that the public art galleries in its inner-city laneways and you’ll never want to leave. Heading to this neck of the woods soon? Here are six of the coolest laneways in …

Queenstown is a great destination for anyone who loves road trips, with many diverse and historical sites to explore. Here are five awesome drives you’ve got to do. 1. Glenorchy 45-minute drive Ever since the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed, visiting the sets and sites from the Oscar-winning movies has become a serious NZ …

Some travel experiences are so quintessentially Australian you’ll only find them here. How many have you had? 1. BYO restaurants BYO is a time-honoured tradition in Australia, but the rest of the world has yet to catch on to our genius. Free BYO remains the holy grail, but we’re okay with ‘corkage’ fees – within …