Get out of here
Every day can be a holiday...
As winter kicks into full swing it’s time to think about holidaying to warmer climates or hitting the snow. So start calculating how much annual leave you have accrued (or work out a good excuse to tell the staff where you will be ‘working from home’ for the next six weeks), grab your passport and get going.
If you’re able to escape for more than four weeks, Europe is the place to go. It’s so rich in history, class and dripping with culture you would need at least three months to immerse yourself and say you’ve actually seen everything Europe has to offer. From churches and pre-war buildings to significant tourist attractions, Europe is the perfect backdrop to a fun-filled and romantic vacation.
Halfway across the world, lying in the Atlantic Ocean, is a landmass which always welcomes tourists with open arms. We’re talking, of course, about the US, land of the free. It is here where most of Australia’s fashion, business and pop culture originates so what better way to spend your vacation than going to the source? Current exchange rates might not last forever, so take advantage while you can. The US differs so much coast-to-coast it has a little something for everyone.
For those who liken sitting on a long-haul flight to torture, the beaches of Thailand or the forests of Vietnam are calling your names. In fact, Bali is screaming it out. Places such as Thailand and Bali are filled with the type of people who enjoy life and provide super cheap massages for sore shoulders. You can get designer suits made for a fraction of the cost and buy enough shirts to last you a year. Take two suitcases: one for your stuff, and another for the stuff you will buy.
There are many places to explore around the world, but the wonders within Australia are also breathtaking. So many of us haven’t seen the Red Centre or Great Barrier Reef. We live in the most beautiful country on earth with so much waiting to be found and experienced – and it’s all not too far. Well, maybe a short-haul flight.
Travel in style
If you haven’t considered travelling by motor home, these photos might change your mind. Gone are the days when motor homes were associated with the ol’ VW of the 1970s (if it’s rocking, don’t come...). Anyway, the major advantage of hiring/buying a motor home for your holiday is if you have children in tow – they love it. A standard motor home will have a bed, sink and some sort of dining area but the luxurious motor homes we’ve been seeing are simply breathtaking. One of these bad boys will set you back between $124,000 to $500,000.
Always dreamt of singing “I’m on a boat, I’m on a boat, everybody look at me” from the deck of your own piece of paradise? Well, now you can. Throw in a lazy $170,000 (all inclusive) and you get to sail to all the major tourist attractions around our coasts on your very own super yacht. Whitsundays today? Sure. Gold Coast tomorrow? Why not. Bar motion sickness, this mode of transportation is very romantic and a perfect way for all loved-up couples to seclude yourselves. Remember to consider if this is a good thing.
Sick of waiting in lines at the airport? Yes. Tired of eating the same crappy in-flight meals? Yes. Can you afford to charter your own private jet? Err, come to think of it the food’s not that bad...
Chartering your own private jet is comfort, relaxation and luxury at its peak and it’s only $8000 to $10000 for an hour. There’s less mucking around at the airport and much more leg-room on the plane. Remember to stand at the top of the steps before stepping on to the plane, turning and giving the bored luggage handlers on the tarmac a big wave before shuffling inside. You’re a rock star.
For a travelling method that’s ‘out of this world’, the best way to travel is via spacecraft around the globe. Want to see the world? You can do Great Wall of China, Great Barrier Reef, Pyramids, Amazon Rainforest, Sahara Desert and Antarctica all in one trip. It gives a new meaning to ‘round the world ticket’, ‘world class traveller’ and ‘soaring to new heights.’ Four puns in one review – it’s a record.