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En Route with Best Western

Finding new beaches, snowfields and historic towns to visit was a huge trend in 2014. Port Macquarie and Hobart welcomed a surge of visitors, with Queenstown and Auckland among the New Zealand favourites last year.

Travel is the escape many of us crave. It gives us time to stop and reflect, to relax and catch up on quality time with family and friends. With the New Year still fresh in our minds, now’s a great time for holiday planning. But where to next?  Read more about ‘Top 5 Places to Travel in 2015′

14 January 2015 0 More on   Australian Holidays New Zealand Holidays

We Australians sure love our beaches, and many of us want to share these beautiful places with our favourite four-legged friends. While many of the country’s beaches are for people only, I’ve managed to hunt out a few of the very best dog-friendly locations. Don’t leave the pooch at home next time you head off on holiday – just make sure you follow my travel tips and head to one of these fantastic areas. Read more about ‘Australia’s best pet-friendly beaches’

13 January 2015 0 More on   Australian Holidays Travel Tips

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   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.

Read more about ’6 gifts for the person who has everything’

1 December 2014 0 More on   Food and Wine Travel Tips

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.

Read more about ’3 reasons to visit Hamilton, New Zealand’

15 September 2014 0 More on   International Holidays New Zealand Holidays

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

 

Read more about ‘What’s on 13 and 14 September’

11 September 2014 0 More on   Events

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.

Read more about ’3 Offbeat Motorcycle Rides in Australia’

18 August 2014 2 More on   Driving Holidays

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?

Read more about ‘Big personality hotels’

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