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Everyone loves paying a little bit less for a great holiday. Whether you love beaches, dense rainforest, shopping or theme parks with the kids, we know you need a little bit of help getting there (and saving money along the way!). Here’s seven tips to help you find a cheap hotel deal any time of the year.

 

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5 December 2014 0 More on   Latest Travel Tips

Each year, we climb up onto the kitchen chair to pull the Christmas tree box down from the cupboard, trying not to drop it on our heads. Dusting off the star and finding the left arm of the angel, we hang multi-coloured balls by string and miniature macaroni houses (last year’s Grade 4 project) from the tree and always run out of tinsel.

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1 December 2014 0 More on   Latest

One of the best perks of business trips is the occasional chance to fit in some international travel to a busy schedule. I was lucky enough to head to beautiful New Zealand on business recently, and can’t say enough positive things about this pristine country.

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Shake off winter with these events happening in five Australian states and territories this September weekend.

 

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11 September 2014 0 More on   Events Latest

Nothing compares to touring Australia’s best roads on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. If you’ve been dreaming about your Harley engine rumbling around the rim of a winding mountain edge, here’s three offbeat motorcycle rides in Australia where the road is always good when travelled.

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18 August 2014 0 More on   Driving Holidays Latest

Do you love a good story? Will a great book stay with you long after you finish it? Retracing travel memories are some of the most common conversation starters used among friends and strangers. But did you know some of our hotels have such big personalities, they could earn a charming conversation starter on their own?

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Fancy climbing mountains conquered by larger-than-life characters before you? Here’s a few movie locations in Australia and New Zealand where you can walk in the footsteps of the stars. Read more about ‘Footsteps of the Stars: 3 Movie Towns’

From Melbourne to Perth, Auckland to Queenstown, and Asia to the UK, one thing remains constant – our desire to travel.

Mark Twain said it best: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Read more about ‘Why do you travel?’

1 August 2014 0 More on   Discover Best Western Latest

Going to Canberra on a school excursion when you’re nine years old isn’t exciting. You get carted around to Parliament House, the War Memorial and as much as you liked being away from your parents, it was much more fun to play Hangman with your friends on the bus ride. Read more about ‘How I learnt to love Canberra’

30 July 2014 1 More on   Australian Holidays Latest

Joan and Laurie Appleby are celebrating their retirements this month. Joan, the former housekeeper at BEST WESTERN Banjo Paterson Motor Inn for 35 years, and Laurie, the former manager at Great Lakes Airport for 28 years, said it’s time to see Australia.

“We’re planning to get a Winnebago and drive around Australia,” Joan said. “It’s quite daunting, this will be the first big trip we’ve taken together after being in Lakes Entrance so long.” Read more about ‘Checking out of Lakes Entrance after 35 years’