Northern Cove at Thala Beach Lodge, Queensland, Australia

Thala Beach Resort Brings Your Queensland Vacation Back to Nature

North Queensland is defined by two natural treasures, located on either side of its golden shores. Beneath warm waters to the east lies the famed Great Barrier Reef, a “must-see” for many first-time visitors to Australia. Meanwhile, covering the mountains to the west, the Daintree rainforest protects an ecosystem just as complex, ancient, and beautiful. […]

Ancient Maori sculpture on top of Mt Victoria in Wellington, New Zealand

Manaakitanga – Finding the Spirit of Kiwi Hospitality on New Zealand Travel

One only needs to do a Google image search to see the extent to which nature has blessed New Zealand. Jagged, snow-capped peaks separated by deep blue fjords and winding roads that just beg for exploration. Mountain ranges overlook dense forests, rich with wildlife. Surreally-clear bay waters break gently on soft sand beaches, while powerful […]

View of Sydney from a plane, Australia

Five Different Ways to Wing It to Sydney on an Australia Vacation

More airlines than ever are flying the nonstop route between Los Angeles and Sydney. They bring with them state-of-the-art aircraft, friendly and efficient service, a variety of travel classes for those willing to spend that little bit extra, and in many cases, an unusually generous luggage allowance. It all helps make the journey more comfortable […]