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Christian Baines

Globetrotting Contributing Editor - Christian’s first globetrotting adventure saw him get lost exploring the streets of Saigon. Following his nose to Asia’s best coffee, two lifelong addictions were born. A freelance writer and novelist, Christian’s travels have since taken him around his native Australia, Asia, Europe, and much of North America. His favourite trips have been through Japan, Spain, and Brazil, though with a love of off-beat, artsy cities, he’ll seize any opportunity to return to Paris, New York, or Berlin.

New Zealand: Luxurious Sights and Stays

If natural beauty is luxury for the eyes, then New Zealand offers the ultimate in visual pampering. The North Island welcomes visitors with rolling green hills, pristine bays, and delicious wine regions. But it’s the South Island that really stands…

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Borneo the Bountiful…so much to see and do.

If a destination award for wilderness travel were to be handed out, Borneo would be a top contender. It is home to one of the oldest rainforest’s in the world with 15,000 species of flowering plants, 3,000 species of trees, 221 species of terrestrial mammals…

Exploring Australia

Australia is a big, sparse country that’s tough to see all in one trip. Christian Baines breaks down the best of the land down under for first-timers, or repeat visitors. Since moving to Canada, I’ve had more than one conversation…

The Great Aussie Road Trip

We’re encouraging our travellers to go behind the wheel and explore the real “Downunder” in depth; meet local Aussies, enjoy a drink at the local pub, and see Australia’s legendary wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery. We’ve pioneered an award winning “Co-Pilot…

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