Off the beaten path in Melbourne & Victoria

Melbourne and Victoria offer a wondrous number of destinations ripe for exploration and enjoyment. While the city of Melbourne holds many different popular attractions, research the possibilities of going off the beaten path. Journey through the countryside and visit unique locations and experience once-in-a lifetime adventures. THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD Considered one of the most… Continue reading Off the beaten path in Melbourne & Victoria

Travelling with your dog when on holidays

In the past, dog owners who wanted to go on holidays had little choice but to either leave their pet at home with someone, take their dog to a boarding kennel, or leave it at a friend’s house. But did you know that many dogs enjoy holidays too, sometimes even more than their owners? So… Continue reading Travelling with your dog when on holidays

Will booking your accommodation directly with the property give you the best deal?

When booking accommodation, you can either book directly with the property, or choose to go through a third-party booking service, such as Wotif, Expedia or Agoda.  So which gives you the best deal?  Let’s put this to the test with a real-life example. Let’s consider the Bairnsdale Motel which is located at Bairnsdale, in eastern… Continue reading Will booking your accommodation directly with the property give you the best deal?

Some tourism operators are not taking the internet seriously

Isn’t it frustrating when you see some tourism operators dismiss the value of an internet presence when most travellers are now using the web and social media to plan and book their trips? Consider this recent example.  A cruise operator that takes passengers on wilderness cruises through a remote part of Gippsland surrounded by a… Continue reading Some tourism operators are not taking the internet seriously

The top 5 most under-rated places in Victoria that you should visit in 2013

Victoria is home to many famous sights and places.  However, for the moment, let’s put aside its hugely popular icons such as glitzy Melbourne city with its many attractions, Ballarat’s Sovereign Hill, The Great Ocean Road, The Grampians and Phillip Island’s penguin parade.  We reveal the top 5 most under-rated places in Victoria that you… Continue reading The top 5 most under-rated places in Victoria that you should visit in 2013