guided tours

Signing up for a touring vacation seems counterintuitive to the way most bargain hunters travel. You must stay in planned accommodation rather than searching for the best deal, and eat the same dishes as your fellow travelers rather than stumbling across out-of-the-way eateries. In short, most often you’ll find yourself sticking to the well-worn tourist […]

A trip to Tokyo’s Imperial Palace should be on the itinerary of every tourist who wants to learn more about Japan’s history and culture. The Imperial Palace was formerly the site of Edo Castle, the residence of the Tokygawa shogun who ruled Japan from 1603 to 1867. Today it’s home to the Emperor of Japan. […]

It’s very easy to spend your time in Fiji lolling about on the beach and drinking too many cocktails. But if you want more out of your Oceanic getaway, consider gearing up for a JetSki Safari adventure. This is a far cry from an African safari experience; rather than wild animals you’ll see some of […]

When we think of chocolate vacations most of us think of Swiss or Belgian getaways. But Australia is determined to put itself on the map with Chocolate Espresso tours around Sydney. Tour founder Shelagh Coleman and her team take chocoholics on three-hour walking tours around Sydney’s central business district and Darlinghurst. On the way you’ll […]

It might be a world away from Forks, Washington, but if you want to be spooked in Australia head to Melbourne. Stephanie Meyer didn’t set her Twilight novels here, but she easily could have. After all, with more rain and clouds than any other city in Oz it’s certainly gloomy enough. Add plenty of gothic […]

Port Stephens, on the New South Wales north coast, is known as the dolphin capital of Australia. Pods of these intelligent marine creatures swim close to the coastal region’s 26 beaches. You might spot one as you’re catching a wave, but for a more personal experience consider joining a Dolphin Swim Australia tour. While some […]