|0||by Kaeli Conforti||Architecture, Clubs and Bars, Art + Culture, Food + Drink, Historical Travel, Literary Travel, Museums, Music and Dancing, Nature Appreciation, Nightlife, Pop Culture and Travel, Theater, Wildlife Appreciation, Sydney, Airfares & Flying, Airlines, Food + Drink|
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Great news for millennials who have always wanted to go to Australia: If you're under the age of 30 and have a few months free, we've got the inside scoop on how you can study, intern, volunteer, take a gap year, or work your way around Australia. The secret: Australia's Working Holiday Visa.
|0||by Kaeli Conforti||Adventure, Nature Appreciation, Wildlife Appreciation, Sydney, Alice Springs, Darwin, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Passports and Customs, Trip Ideas, Girlfriend Getaways, Hip and Trendy, Solo|
Guys, I have a confession to make: My wedding is in three months, and my fiancé and I haven't planned our honeymoon.
I know, I know. I'm a travel editor. I'm in the business of lovey-dovey, Instagram-worthy destinations. I wrote 10 Most Romantic Islands in the World. I wrote Honeymoon Paradise for Less, for crying out loud. And now I'm telling you that when it comes to my own ultimate romantic vacation, I've got nada.
|0||by Jamie Beckman||Beaches, Islands, Pop Culture and Travel, Romance, Fiji, Bora Bora, Tahiti, New Zealand, Honolulu|
Some of the world's most beautiful travel spots are under attack by climate change and booming human populations. Here's how you can visit some of these endangered destinations responsibly before they're gone forever.
GREAT BARRIER REEF
The world's biggest, most beautiful, and most diverse reef system (1,400 miles) could be gone in 100 years due to global carbon dioxide emissions and runoff from farms into the ocean. As the ocean temperatures rise, the coral, fish, and marine mammals all suffer. But if you visit this Australian must-see respectfully, you can snorkel, scuba, or even just watch the Technicolor show in a glass-bottomed boat or kayak.
|0||by Robert Firpo-Cappiello||Alternative Lodging, Nature Appreciation, Volunteer Travel, Wildlife Appreciation, Kenya, Australia & South Pacific, Venice, Alaska, Eco-Green|
This article was written by the Viator Travel Team on behalf of Viator.com.
Great art isn’t always found in museums. Dance varies from place to place, yet remains a constant way for people to express themselves. Whether performed in a grand theater or on a street corner, dance can be emotional, tell tales, or be a way to celebrate. Whatever the reason or venue, the rhythm is out to get you. Grab your passport and take on a calorie burning challenge with these dances to watch and learn around the world.
Samba in Brazil
|0||by Viator.com||Art + Culture, Historical Travel, Literary Travel, Music and Dancing, Pop Culture and Travel, Romance, Theater, Egypt, South Africa, Bali, New Zealand, Vienna, Czech Republic, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Seville, Turkey, Ukraine, Mexico, Egypt, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Hawaii, Family Travel, Girlfriend Getaways, Hip and Trendy, Solo, Women's Travel|
Forget the selfie stick. Brand-new photo service Flytographer has recruited professional photographers in more than 130 cities worldwide to take fanciful candid or posed photos of you on your dream trip. No more tilting your smartphone's camera just right, hoping to catch your face and most of the Eiffel Tower in the background. And don't even get us started on the social awkwardness that ensues when you ask a stranger to take your picture.
|0||by Jamie Beckman||Cape Town, Auckland, Aruba, Cannes, Paris, Amalfi, Banff, Calgary, New York City, Philadelphia, Nashville, Photography, Travel Photography|
On New York City's Coney Island—once home to infamous freak shows—the bizarre tradition of sprinting directly into the icy-cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean, then submerging yourself, baptism-style, goes way back. All the way back, in fact, to 1903, the year that the Coney Island Polar Bear Club was founded by a kooky bodybuilder with more machismo than you'll see on all the episodes of The Sopranos combined. He was convinced a wintery ocean dip could increase stamina, virility, and immunity. (Hey, if a sissy juice cleanse is supposed to do that, who are we to argue with this guy?)
|0||by Jamie Beckman||Amusement and Theme Parks, Food + Drink, Water Sports, Victoria, Ontario, Toronto, New York, New York City, Austin, Seattle, Trip Ideas|
What's on your mind? If you're like most Budget Travelers, as the temps go down your thoughts turn to… islands!
We recently named Fiji one of the 10 Most Romantic Islands in the World, and we're putting our money where our mouth is by making the South Pacific paradise even more affordable than ever: We're giving away a trip for two. The winner will receive a flight from Los Angeles to Fiji and five nights' accommodations, including breakfast, at Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa on Denarau Island (where you can indulge in spa treatments, water sports, or just relax on a private beach). ENTER HERE
|0||by The Budget Travel Editors||Beaches, Romance, Spas and Pampering, Fiji, Airfares & Flying|
Mountains or beach? Adventure or relaxation? How many times have you had that travel-planning conversation? Especially if you're thinking of a far-flung fling to the other side of the planet, you want to be sure you book a vacation that's right for you.
How about New Zealand and Tahiti? That's right. We've noticed lately that it's possible to combine two incredible South Pacific destinations in one trip. You can set up a travel itinerary that includes rugged, scenic, and adventurous New Zealand, plus beautiful, relaxing, tropical Tahiti (with its luxurious overwater bungalows, turquoise lagoons, and superb snorkeling).
|0||by The Budget Travel Editors||Beaches, Fishing, Islands, Romance, Scuba Diving and Snorkeling, Australia & South Pacific, French Polynesia, Tahiti, New Zealand, Auckland, Wellington|
A little bit of planning goes a long way as Sydney is full of natural beauty, hidden hotspots, and exciting events. The best part: many of them are free. Here are a few suggestions to kick off the fun on a dime (or an Aussie 10 cent piece!):
Undoubtedly, Circular Quay and its surrounds are usually among the first stops for visitors to the city. Two of the city's great icons, the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge are in the same cityscape, which makes for a brilliant scene at the cheap price of free. Buskers including didgeridoo players line the wharves, entertaining the crowds in exchange for a few dollars, adding to the atmosphere of this iconic Sydney scene.
|0||by Andrew Smith, Destination NSW’s Chief Funster||Alternative Lodging, Architecture, Beaches, Boat and Ferry Rides, Clubs and Bars, Art + Culture, Food + Drink, Historical Travel, Literary Travel, Markets and Bazaars, Museums, Music and Dancing, Nature Appreciation, Nightlife, Pop Culture and Travel, Public Art, Shopping, Theater, Walking Tours, Wildlife Appreciation, Sydney, Local and Public Transportation, Family Travel, Food + Drink, Girlfriend Getaways, Solo, Women's Travel|