Australia & South Pacific

Australia and New Zealand are ready to be explored.
Australia and New Zealand offer travelers unique cultural experiences and posses majestic beauty in both the people and the landscapes.

Australia is world-famous for its natural wonders including beaches, deserts, and the Outback. Most of the country receives more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year. Australia houses the Great Barrier Reef, a reef teeming with sea species, so large that you can see it from space. Here you can also visit the Aboriginal people of Australia who have a rich culture stretching back at least 50,000 years in the Red Centre. You can see native wildlife in the ecological haven on Kangaroo Islands or visit the ancient beauty of Tasmania’s seventeen national parks. You can also visit the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area where you can take in breathtaking panoramas on a bushwalk, mountain bike, rock climbing, canyoning or abseiling. Australia has something for everyone.

New Zealand consists of two main islands, named the North and South Islands and many smaller ones in the South Pacific Ocean. It is located roughly 1,000 miles southeast of Australia. New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty: jagged mountains, rolling pasture land, steep fiords, pristine trout-filled lakes, raging rivers, scenic beaches, and active volcanic zones. These islands are one of Earth’s most unique biozones, inhabited by flightless birds seen nowhere else such as the weka and kiwi. The Kiwi is not only one of the national symbols and is also the name New Zealanders usually call themselves.

If you would like to learn even more about Australia check out the Wikipedia page and be sure to contact one of our Travel Advisors to get started on planning your next Africa adventure.

Africa

Straddling the equator and encompassing numerous climate areas, Africa is the second-largest and second most populated continent in the world. Africa is home to many special destinations and cultures like Victoria Falls, the Maasai people, Cape Town and Winelands. Here you can visit the catacombs beneath Alexandria in Egypt, track mountain gorillas in Parc National…

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Packing for my Antarctica Trip

My Antarctica trip is coming up soon and now I need to decide what to pack or not to pack for this one in a lifetime adventure. I have begun the “thinking about packing” stage. With a month before take off (when I wrote this) I need to check for and tick off the list…

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Antartica

Antarctica, from one end of the earth to the other

Well, not exactly.  Last October you may have seen my blog, In Search of Polar Bears. That trip took me just below the Arctic Circle and thus still a distance from the North Pole.  In just over a month on Nov 5th I will be heading to Antarctica.  My adventure there will again be a…

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Mexico

Mexico and its culture keep travelers coming back. Mexico is famous for its great weather, food, art, archeology, pyramids, museums, Haciendas, 6,000 miles of shoreline, amazing architecture, and cities. Mexico also has excellent fishing and some of the world’s top destinations like Acapulco, Mexico City, Cancun, Cozumel, Los Cabos, and Patzcuaro. It has amazing wildlife…

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Venice – once in a lifetime opportunity

Last November, I was selected to represent World Travel Bureau at the Virtuoso Chairman’s event, being held in Venice for four days.  Every year this annual event is held at a different city and about 200 guests are invited from the member travel agencies.  Our group was split up and hosted by Virtuoso and three…

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Middle East

Middle East is known as the “Cradle of Civilization”. The Middle East is a region in Western Asia and North-Eastern Africa also known as the “cradle of civilization.” It embraces the ancient and modern, encompassing Roman ruins and Biblical sites, trendy nightlife and the world’s largest tower. Here, there are blue waters of the Mediterranean,…

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My First River Cruise

Wendy Swenson of World Travel blogs about her recent adventure on a scenic river cruise which traveled through three rivers in Europe. We began our river cruise in Amsterdam headed to our final destination in Vienna, Austria. This was to be a 12-day cruise.  We were part of a group of 60 and there were…

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Costa Rica to Belize Travels

It’s been almost two weeks since we came home from our Costa Rica to Belize travels. I can’t believe how quick that went by! Work was waiting as you can imagine and now here we are. That trip was spectacular! Cathy and I are very grateful for the effort you made to organize everything. You helped…

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Tulip Time in Amsterdam

About a year ago at the end of April, we flew to Amsterdam with a group of about 60, led by our tour designers, Joy and Terry Feulner, who also are Independent Contractors with World Travel Bureau. They create unique tours for their friends and family, and this was the starting point for our first…

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United States

The United States is filled with great travel destinations. The United States of America is a large country in North America about half the size of Russia and about the same size as China, boasting the world’s third largest population, with over 320 million people. It includes both densely populated cities with sprawling suburbs, and…

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