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5 Reasons To Book A Ticket To French Polynesia

Who can resist a little getaway which is only 8 hours away from Australian soil? French Polynesia is no secret to avid travellers, but this doesn’t mean it loses any of its appeal.

If you’re searching for that next family holiday, we offer you five more reasons why you should book this trip now!

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Weather

Since it is located just south of the equator, French Polynesia experiences a mostly tropical climate with a heavy summer/rainy season during the beginning and end of the year. If you want to take advantage of hot, sunny weather, it is best to visit during the dry months between May to October.

5 Reasons To Book A Ticket To French Polynesia

Food

Given the long history of French colonial rule, much of the cuisine is a fusion of cultures. You will find a variety of restaurants offering an eclectic mix of Asian, French and western cuisine which the entire family is bound to enjoy (even those picky eaters). One gourmet treat you must try are the crevettes, otherwise know as popular river prawns.

5 Reasons To Book A Ticket To French Polynesia

Sights

There are a variety of different water activities which run all year round. Some of the most popular ones include sailing, surfing, and diving which is the best way to create some long-lasting memories. If you want to stay dry, take part in other fun activities which the entire family can enjoy. Popular attractions such as hiking, dolphin watching, and shark-feeding are some fun ways to enjoy all that the islands have to offer.

5 Reasons To Book A Ticket To French Polynesia

Child-Friendly

Many of the resorts cater to the needs of young children and large families, so you don’t need to hesitate about bringing them along on the trip. Restaurants and resorts come equipped with child-minding services, and don’t cause a big fuss if your kids are a bit loud around the dinner table or by the pool – it happens!

5 Reasons To Book A Ticket To French Polynesia

Hospitality

Locals are quite laid-back and try to get travellers to enjoy their holiday as much as possible. Given that the islands are relatively free from a booming central business district, you will find that many people enjoy a relaxed way of life.

5 Reasons To Book A Ticket To French Polynesia

Have you every been to French Polynesia? Share your experiences in the comments below.

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February 7, 2015

Plan Your Next Getaway To Queenstown, New Zealand

Looking for a short trip – either a girls weekend or a romantic getaway – look no more; Queenstown New Zealand is picture-perfect for both. The town offers bespoke and authentic luxury experiences, charmed by the ruggedness beauty of the surrounding mountains.

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Queenstown is nestled on the shore of Lake Wakatipu and famous for its wineries, restaurants, golf courses, paramount scenery (For the movie buffs, The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Trilogies were filmed in various locations across Queenstown and yes there is movie tours). For thrill seekers, Queenstown is known as the adventure capital, including helicopter rides, bungy jumping, jet boating, horse riding, canyoning, sky diving and river rafting all year round plus skiing in the winter!

For an unforgettable experience would highly recommend a helicopter over Cecil Peak stopping at The Ledge for a glass of French.

Accommodation

For a romantic getaway stay at the Hilton Queenstown like no other Hilton, Kawarau Village is Queenstown’s lakefront lodging and dining precinct situated directly on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Showing off unobstructed views of The Remarkables, the hotel is located just outside of the main town area where you can be delivered by water taxi, cruise or jet boat. Make sure you book the suites that have their own private hot tub outside overlooking the lake (Don’t forget your man!).

And for the ultimate indulgence, I beg you to visit their spa eforea and try the Rest and Restore Body Wrap (bliss).

Hotel St Moritz perfect for a girl’s weekend away located in the heart of town, known for its architecture and style capturing the essence of the alpine landscape featuring live fire places, great bar, nooks and crannies for that girly gossip session.

Queenstown, New Zealand

Dine

As I am a burger gal, you must try Fergburger. A hamburger restaurant specialising in gourmet burgers it’s so famous also known internationally in spite of not being a chain and only having the one location, my favourite the Southern Swine (make sure you try).

Wanting a fine dining experience, Jervois Steak House is definitely worth the splurge (and certainly not a restaurant for vegetarians) run by New Zealand’s Masterchef Simon Gault. Who has created some of New Zealand’s most innovative food offerings, try the JHS steak tartare with truffle and parmesan (I’m a sucker for truffle), Wagyu sirloin (marble score 4-5, they even have the Blackmore Wagyu marble score 9+ regarded as the best Wagyu outside of Japan pretty impressive, don’t you think?!) and if your still hungry would suggest the chocolate fondant or crowd of New Zealand cheeses for dessert.

Queenstown, New Zealand

Without a doubt, you will return home tranquil and fulfilled, knowing that you have just had a one-of-a-kind experience in Queenstown.

By Lisha Singh

Image via demo.gumgum.com, stmoritz.co.nz and jervoisqueenstown.co.nz

February 6, 2015

5 Things To See and Do in Morocco 

Have you ever wanted to the road less travelled when it comes to exploring Morocco? Rather than jumping at the chance to visit the same-old tourist destinations, follow our exclusive guide including some must-see sights once you’ve finally landed in North Africa’s most popular destination.

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Try: Tagine

If you haven’t heard about tagine, then you’ve probably been living under a rock. Often dubbed the un-official dish of Morocco, tagine is a slow-cooked stew which is named after the dish which it’s cooked in. You can find good tagine anywhere from the local restaurant, street-food stall, and even the occasional cafe in the city centre.

Between chicken, lamb, beef, and even egg tagine, there are a variety of different dishes which are seasoned with local herbs and spices for that authentic taste.

5 Things To See and Do in Morocco 

Stay: La Maison Arabe

Just one of Marrakech’s luxury hotels (at an affordable price) you can easily receive the best of both world’s in this traditional place of rest. Enjoy a hot stone massage, sign-up to their world-renowned cooking school, or just relax by the heated pool. Or just down to the local town square which is just a short 10 minute walk away.

You will love the traditional Moroccan craftsmanship featuring cedar wood ceilings, and big open spaces which are truly out of a picture book.

5 Things To See and Do in Morocco 

Experience: Fantasia Borj Bladi

Just one night at Fantasia Borj Bladi will completely change your outlook on a traditional restaurant. The food is good, but the main feature is the horse riders who put on a magnificent show with music and dancers for the entire Moroccan experience.

5 Things To See and Do in Morocco 

Visit: Medina

One of the main attractions in central Marrakech is definitely the Medina – old city filled with hundreds of little stalls and shops surrounded by traditional neighbourhoods.

Here you will find little trinkets, homemade treats and spices, clothing, and even score a bargain or two with the local vendor.

5 Things To See and Do in Morocco 

Architecture: Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen is one of the most picturesque towns in Morocco, and is known worldwide for it’s buildings in different shades of blue. Enjoy a relaxed stay in one of the towns many hotels or hostels, and make sure to visit the Rif Mountains which stretch from Cape Spartel to Ras Kebdana.

Trekking, biking, and mountain climbing all are very popular ways to enjoy your time in the North-Moroccan countryside.

5 Things To See and Do in Morocco 

Images via Laurence of Morocco, Legal Nomads, Fashion Toast, My Cars, Morocco Why Not

November 14, 2014