• Gallipoli, 1915: the history, the facts and the figures

    Turkey is a land of sparkling beauty and arresting sights – but no other moment can match the emotion of Gallipoli on 25th April, ANZAC Day. 

    It is a day of remembrance, one of Australia’s and New Zealand’s most important national occasions, and an emotional, sobering travel experience. ANZAC Day stays emblazoned on the memory of all those who have experienced Dawn Service on Turkey’s Gallipoli Peninsula. And never was it more pertinent to remember what happened at Gallipoli than now, 100 years after the fact.

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  • Eight amazing things to do in Malaysia and Borneo


    In Malaysia, teeming cities and tropical rainforests collide to provide a veritable wonderland for travellers. Between the street food stalls of Penang and the hum of Kuala Lumpur to the otherwordly Borneo, home to Kinabalu National Park, the fascinating Gomantong Caves and the dreamy Manukan Island (oh, and Mount Kinabalu), you'll never be stuck for something to eat, do or look at.

    But with so much to take in, it can be tricky to know where to start. So here's Peregrine's pick of things to do in Malaysia and Borneo.

    1. Hang in Penang

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  • "Dad, those plants have tentacles" and other notes from a family trip through Borneo

    By Michael Robotham. First published in Escape Travel. Reproduced with permission by Michael Robotham and News Ltd.

    The brief was simple: a family holiday, somewhere unusual, somewhere memorable.

    It has to be outside Australia," said my eldest princess, a teenage travel snob. "And somewhere warm," announced the middle princess, who is 12. "Where we can ski," added the littlest princess, 9. That's why parents should never consult their offspring about anything other than whether their teeth are clean.

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  • A guide to Sri Lanka’s eight world heritage sites

    Boasting a marvelous plethora of natural and man-made sites, Sri Lanka certainly lives up to its adopted title of ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’. Intrinsically linked to the spiritual traditions of its four major religions – Buddhism, Islam, Christianity and Hinduism – the land is scattered with sites of significant cultural importance and physical beauty.

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  • Image of the week: Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Dreaming of a white Christmas?

    The Europe earlybird gets the worm. So book your 2013 escape today and see Christmas how Bing Crosby described it. Today’s image is of Mostar Bridge in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • Our picks: Hotspots for 2013

    Take a look at two of our favourite, can't-miss destinations for 2013. The hardest part is choosing where you'll go first!

  • Image of the week: Antarctica

    White noise

    The silence in Antarctica is deafening. Confused? You’ll understand once you’ve been there. It’s something to do with the wide open spaces and all that white. You’ll get a shiver up your spine the first time you hear an iceberg calving – and again every time you conjure up the memory.

    Take a step into this unexplored land, and for a limited time get up to 25% off all Antarctica trips in the 2013-14 season

  • Kids choice: Picking the perfect family holiday

    My name is Ben, I’m just a normal teenager. I struggle to get out of bed before 10, I find talking to my parents painful and school is a drag. The only thing that makes school liveable is the thought of holidays and the opportunity to travel around the globe.

    So parents, here is my guide to picking the location to your perfect family holiday:

    Vietnam 

    Vietnam is a country that is waiting to be explored and tasted, with amazing sights and even better food.

  • South Korea's great outdoors

    When you think of South Korea, it's generally images of the bustling metropolis of Seoul that spring to mind. But we want to change that.

    To us, South Korea is a country full of surprises, dotted with misty mountains, unspoiled fishing ports, bustling markets and sleepy country villages. Take a sneak peek into our newest destination.

    And if you're feeling particularly adventurous why not check out our new trip to North Korea. 

  • India: Beyond the chaos

    Life's pretty sweet when you're cruising the backwaters of Kerala in Southern India. It doesn't take long to unwind and relax, letting the peace settle over you. This labyrinth of interconnected canals, rivers, lakes and inlets, is formed by more than 900 km of waterways. And you'll feel like you've got all the time in the world to explore this fascinating destination.

    Here's some ways to keep entertained, without having to rouse yourself too far from your dreamlike state:

  • How to bring back more than just souvenirs

    There are numerous reasons why we love to travel abroad; from soaking up the sun for a week in a luxury Spanish resort, to spending a month exploring Mayan ruins in Mexico, with nothing but a backpack for company.

  • Image of the week: Cuba

    Take a look around Cuba

    The locals in Cuba are as curious about you as you are about them. Bridge the gap over a glass of mojito and a rumba on the dancefloor, and see what all the fuss is about. Charming and seductive one minute, bold and sassy the next – Cuba is a place that few visitors ever forget. Take a look at our trips to Cuba and discover it for yourself
     

  • Where to recover after Rio Carnival

    You've danced, shimmied, strutted and grooved your way across the Sambodrome. You've made new friends, eaten incredible street food, marvelled at the gorgeous Brazilian dancers and sworn you would go on a diet the minute you get home.

    But the Carnival is over. So now what? 

  • Image of the week: Blue Mosque, Istanbul

    You probably know the Sultan Ahmed Mosque by its more popular name, the Blue Mosque. The interior of one of Istanbul’s most iconic sites is adorned with over 20,000 handmade ceramic tiles. The upper levels are awash with blue paint and sunlight streams in through more than 200 stained glass windows.

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