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We’re really excited to announce our newest partner, Cruise118.com, the world’s largest cruise retailer offering cruises from all the major cruise lines. Cruise118.com has access to the best deals and discounts on a wide variety of cruises, and can tailor any package to meet your needs. Their expert Cruise Concierge team are on hand to help plan your holiday, so…

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It’s secret season. Sshhh.

Insiders call it the ‘Secret Season,’ when travel bargains are everywhere: It’s happening now. We’re entering the Secret Season, the answer to a frustrated traveler’s prayers. It offers bargains, uncrowded destinations and mild temperatures. The good news: We’re entering the Secret Season, the answer to a frustrated traveler’s prayers. It offers bargains, uncrowded destinations and mild temperatures. It’s the ideal…

Ghost ships …. with full buffet

Gaze out to the English Channel from the southwest coast of the UK right now and you might see something unexpected — a series of gigantic cruise ships haunting the horizon. Their passengers have vanished and they’re going nowhere.While these ships, taken out of the service because of the coronavirus pandemic, are no longer carrying tourists, the eerie spectacle they’ve created…

Own a cruise ship

Over the past few years, retirees have begun jettisoning traditional retirement plans and choosing to spend their sunset years at sea. More and more people are swapping out their second homes and opting out of RV travel in favor of retiring on cruise ships. Oceanic Resort Condos of America (ORCA) is hoping to appeal to folks floating somewhere in the…

Utter joy with Oberoi

Are you looking for an idyllic beach on a faraway island? Shopping for rare treasures in an ancient city? A picnic in the Himalayas? A leisurely cruise on the Nile or a jungle adventure? If so, then Matouring is thrilled to announce our partnership with Oberoi Hotels, of India. Travel & Leisure Ranked Oberoi the Top 25 Hotel Brands in…

Farewell, matey

Brace yourselves, cruise fans: Some of your favorite ships could soon be heading to the chopping block. With most cruise departures around the world halted due to coronavirus concerns, and a quick comeback for cruising no longer in the cards, some of the industry’s biggest players are starting to talk about permanently retiring parts of their fleets. Cruise giant Carnival Corporation —…

A dear in the headlamps

Melbourne based outdoor company Knog seem to have a thing for launching new products through kickstarter campaigns. Their last few crowd-funded headlamps have been way over-subscribed and it appears their latest product – the 400 lumen Bilby – is no exception. Read more courtesy of wild.com.au. Klook.com Please rotate on mobile devices

Darwin-win

The best way to see Australia’s hidden gems is by road. Cruising the sunburned country’s coastline should be on everyone’s bucket list and for good reason too. From hidden beaches to wildlife interactions, local eateries and much more, a road trip through Australia is a must. Read more courtesy of luxurylifestylemag.co.uk Booking.com

Hybrid-powered Roald Amundsen

In 2019, Hurtigruten added a brand new ship to its fleet: the MS Roald Amundsen. The state of the art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible. Named after the first man to cross Antarctica and reach the South Pole, MS Roald Amundsen leads…

Perth is worth it

It’s the only capital city in Australia where you can watch the sun set over the ocean, but that’s not the only reason Perth is now one of the coolest places to visit—check out the best things to do in Perth for a dose of awe-inspiring activities. Once solely known for its pristine beaches and perfect weather, Perth’s booming restaurant…

This Shiraz is no mirage

The harvest was to begin in six weeks, and on this hot summer day in January, as I looked out from my terrace in Australia’s Barossa Valley, I thought of a wry conversation earlier that afternoon concerning an American television crew so in need of shots of the Napa Valley in summer that they had come to Australian wine country…

Seek sanctuary in Mauritia

Perched between white sandy beaches and the Le Morne mountain, Lux Le Morne in Mauritius is a pure tropical paradise, offering breathtaking views over the Indian Ocean and the hotel’s sun-dappled gardens. Each of the bedrooms comes with its own private dressing-room, and the queen-size beds are made with crisp cotton sheets and feather-light cushions. The spacious marble bathrooms, which…

Peanut butter trees

Bundaberg, on Australia’s Queensland coast, is perhaps best known for its eponymous rum distillery. But the city’s botanical gardens can help sate another part of the palate, with the fruits that grow there boasting an impressive and unusual range of flavors. Take a walk, get some fresh air, and pluck freely from the offerings all around. Nothing is off-limits. A…

Reefer madness!

Have you ever seen the wonder of a healthy coral reef? If you’ve recently visited the ocean on holiday, you may well have been among the one million new scuba divers certified annually or the countless number of snorkellers visiting coral reefs around the world. Marine tourism is a thriving industry; which is why it’s so important to follow environmental…

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