Sintra remains relatively untouched by the large numbers of visitors and sustainable tourism is a watchword for this UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are a variety of hiking trails – from the coastal paths to tracks that allow visitors to discover the wide range of botanic species and the mysterious monuments that inspired Lord Byron when he lived here.
Photographer Genevieve Hathaway takes us on another visual adventure, this time through the Kimberley region of north western Australia, along the Gibb River Road.
Melbourne resident Alex Cherney has spent years capturing the beauty of the Milky Way over southern Australia in a series of photographs and timelapse videos, showing just how impressive the skies can be in this part of the world.
The walk is just a few kilometres long, looping around from the picnic area at the car park and back again, so it’s great for small children with lots to explore, pick and prod along the way.
Built from 1919 to 1932 as a memorial to those who served in WWI, the Great Ocean Road wends its way through quaint seaside towns and ports for 243kms, offering the chance to fossick in rock pools, hike to hidden waterfalls, marvel at the rugged shoreline, or simply stop, sit back and relax in one of the pubs or restaurants along the way.
When life is so busy you seem to be chasing your tail, it’s always nice to be able to take time out, stop for a while, enjoy precious moments and recharge the batteries.
Now, more than ever, tourists are aware of the impact of their travels, both ecologically and culturally. There is a growing desire to go green, and people are slowly but surely making a conscious effort to consider ethical and environmentally-friendly aspects when planning their trips, both at home and abroad.
During a trip to Mooloolaba late last year, on the only day of our trip it rained, we decided to take the kiddies to Underwater World Sea Life thinking we could while away the hours looking at wet things instead of being wet.
One week in an apartment will never compare to being a true resident, no matter how enthusiastic you are in your role as a local. However, by choosing a holiday rental over a hotel, you are absolutely guaranteed an entirely different holiday experience, every time.