Monday, December 12, 2011

Quest Bridgewater - Kangaroo Point

55 Baildon Street, Kangaroo Point QLD 4169 Australia

The Quest Bridgewater is conveniently located on Kangaroo Point in Brisbane QLD. I found it was easy to get to everything, while being set slightly apart and not amongst the “noisiness”. There’s a lovely view of the bridge from most rooms, however you can’t hear any traffic from inside the rooms. We were only on level 4, so it’s possible that there was a view of the river from the higher levels, but not from ours.

We were greeted by extremely friendly and always smiling staff every time we approached reception. However the office does close around 11pm, so you need to check in before that time. I’m not sure what time the office reopens in the morning – I’m not a morning person, so there’s rarely a need to know this sort of thing…

The studio room we stayed in was a little small, but it also offered a full kitchen, all laundry amenities in a cupboard, and a nice enclosed balcony. The room was over all very neat and tidy and I couldn’t fault the cleanliness, however it definitely couldn’t be described as either Executive or Fancy.

Unfortunately we were only here on a short stay, so we didn’t take advantage of either the pool (lagoon style) or the gym. So I can’t comment on either of them, but they are both on offer.

The parking is extremely secure, you need a security tag which is provided with your room key to access it from both outside and from the elevators. The same tag is required to get to your level on the elevator, and you can only access the parking, your level and ground level with your tag.

Broadband internet access is available – for a price – but it’s not wireless, so you do need an Ethernet cable,  but I think these may be available from Reception if you ask nicely.

I feel if you’re paying around $140 per night for the studio room then that’s pretty good value, especially if you are going to be staying a bit longer. The use of the full kitchen and the private laundry is a great bonus in my books. Having said that though, this is the sort of room that makes a great home base if you’re planning on spending more time out and about. I’d probably look for a larger room if you’re hoping to spend more time inside.

All in all I was happy with this room for what we needed it for. Though it does get several black marks from me for simply not offering any cartoon style channels on its cable TV. I can only watch so much TV1 and Discovery Channel before I need my cartoons!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Muppets - New movie Soundtrack

Coming out this week! Can't wait!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Will this tide you over?

Wow, it's pretty obvious that my posts have been lacking recently... All I can do is apologise and offer some lame arse excuses though... So here they are!
1. Sorry, but I'm still sorta hoping that someone might decide to publish the review I've done on the Excellence Riviera Cancun, so I don't really want to blow that by publishing it myself on the blog first...
To keep you happy though, here's a few photos!

2. Sorry, but I really haven't been anywhere recently to review... I've driven through a few small towns, and yes I did grab some snaps on the way through and I do propose to post those too, it just hasn't happened yet!

3. Sorry, but I'm trying to get some of my diploma done, so I can eventually actually call myself a Travel Journalist... However I probably still won't feel comfortable doing that until I've been paid for doing it!!

4. Sorry, but work is really hectic at the moment! Really hectic!

5. Sorry, but we are actually planning two holidays. I'm not going to say where, incase they don't happen. Because people tend to ask you how your holiday was, and there's nothing worse then having to tell people you never got there...

Ok, surely that's enough excuses as to why my poor little blog has been neglected? I will come back and start posting regularly again, I promise. I think I just need a bit of an arsenal of back reviews to get me going. Does anyone want to fund that expedition?!?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

I know, I know...

Yes, I've been a really bad blogger, I know!

There just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day at the moment, even now I'm behind my desk at work looking over my should as I hastily type away.

Here is just a selection of some good websites to get your travel fix;

Trip Advisor


Sydney Morning Herald - Travel


Each of the above websites offers tips, tricks and opinions on different travel deals.

Hopefully that will keep the travel bug at bay for now :)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Getting Published

Eeek, I sent an enquiry letter off to an editor today regarding an article I'd like to get published. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Excellence Riviera Cancun - Footage

Here is some footage I took while on Honeymoon in Mexico, staying at the Excellence Riviera Cancun in Puerto Morelos.

I'm pretty much the opposite of professional when it comes to videos, but this shakey footage was taken from our room's balcony. It was on level 3 of building 9 in the excellence club.

This was an amazing resort, and a more in depth review will follow.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Newport Mirage

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The Newport Mirage is located in a beautiful spot, overlooking the Pittwater. It’s situated away from all busy roads, but close enough that even the country folk can find their way to the busier areas.

The rooms are well looked after, and kept very clean, while offering amenities such an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, heating and cooling and a mini bar with tea making facilities.

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Unfortunately after those facts, the Newport Mirage is lacking.

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Is it just me? Or would this drive you insane too?

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There... That's better...

Check in was fast and easy, and while the lady helping us wasn’t rude by any meals, she definitely wasn’t all that friendly either. I don’t begrudge her that though, who’s to say that she hadn’t just been abused by the last guest she served, and was no longer in the friendly mood that she’d started the day with. As I said, she was nowhere near rude.

For the amount you pay for what is quite a basic room – our charge was around $160 per night, staying with a group discount, for a room that overlooked the carpark/road - there is neither free internet nor a complimentary breakfast, however they do provide free parking.

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In our room, room 307, we had two single beds pushed together and made up as a king size bed. This made the bed nice and spacious, and it was very comfortable, with nice fluffy pillows to match. Sleeping was not a problem.

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I would not recommend this hotel for business travellers. We paid $5 for only an hours internet usage, and were told that it would only work for one log on, so if you accidentally logged off after only 15 minutes use, then you would be required to pay again to reconnect.

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There is a restaurant on site, which offers at least breakfast and dinner (I didn’t see anything mentioning lunch, but I’m assuming they also offer it). However on both nights we were there the restaurant was booked out for private functions between 6 and 9:30pm. A courtesy note was left in our room advising us of this, and recommending the restaurant across the road.

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Both functions being held the nights we were there were weddings. I am thankful for small mercies, in that the receptions were required to finish at 9:30pm.

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There was very little sound proofing provided in the guest rooms, and it felt as though we had been invited into the event, as everything going on in the restaurant above was echoing through our rooms below. We were actually invited to the wedding on the second night – hence our visit – and were able to partake in the meals that the restaurant provided. Whilst I’d never consider reporting this to the bride, I once again found the hotel lacking in this department. My mind naturally travelled back to my own wedding, where the meals had been amazing and perfect, and any other synonym you care to add. I suppose though that that is the difference between a random hotel on Sydney’s Northern shore, and Walt Disney World…

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The hotel is in a beautiful position for a wedding, with the ceremony overlooking the yachts in the harbor as the sun sets. Regrettably I do doubt that we will return to the Newport Mirage. There seem to be many more hotels that are much better value available.

Have you been to the Newport Mirage? Let me know of your experiences!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Cheap flights from Australia to Japan

Jetstar are currently holding a sale for flights between Australia and Japan during September and October.

Be flexible with dates and you should be able to find return flights for around $500 between the Gold Coast and Tokyo.

Cairns to Tokyo (Narita) 01 Sep - 31 Oct 2011 $209

Gold Coast to Osaka 01 Sep - 31 Oct 2011 $229

Gold Coast to Tokyo (Narita) 02 Sep - 31 Oct 2011 $229

Cairns to Osaka 01 Sep - 31 Oct 2011 $249

Sydney to Osaka 01 Sep - 20 Sep 2011 & 12 Oct - 27 Oct 2011 $290 - Via Gold Coast only

Melbourne (Tullamarine)to Tokyo (Narita) 06 Sep - 20 Sep 2011 & 12 Oct - 25 Oct 2011 $303 - Via Gold Coast only

Melbourne (Tullamarine)to Osaka 01 Sep - 20 Sep 2011 & 12 Oct - 25 Oct 2011 $303

Zuji Global Hotel Sale

Zuji are currently holding a sale - for 3 more days - they have on offer over 25000 hotels from all over the world for under $99.

Get in quick so you don't miss out!

Zuji Global Hotel Sale

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Letter to Richard Branson

This has been circulating on the web since early 2009, but I saw it for the first time today, and thought it was a clever response to my own entry regarding flying with Virgin:

Oliver Beale

17th December 2008

Dear Mr Branson

REF: Mumbai to Heathrow 7th December 2008 Flying Club number obscured

I love the Virgin brand, I really do which is why I continue to use it despite a series of unfortunate incidents over the last few years. This latest incident takes the biscuit. Ironically, by the end of the flight I would have gladly paid over a thousand rupees for a single biscuit following the culinary journey of hell I was subjected to at the hands of your corporation.

Look at this Richard. Just look at it:

I imagine the same questions are racing through your brilliant mind as were racing through mine on that fateful day. What is this? Why have I been given it? What have I done to deserve this? And, Which one is the starter, which one is the desert? You don’t get to a position like yours Richard with anything less than a generous sprinkling of observational power so I KNOW you will have spotted the tomato next to the two yellow shafts of sponge on the left. Yes, it’s next to the sponge shaft without the green paste. That’s got to be the clue hasn’t it. No sane person would serve a desert with a tomato would they. Well answer me this Richard, what sort of animal would serve a desert with peas in:

I know it looks like a baaji but it’s in custard Richard, custard. It must be the pudding. Well you’ll be fascinated to hear that it wasn’t custard. It was a sour gel with a clear oil on top. It’s only redeeming feature was that it managed to be so alien to my palette that it took away the taste of the curry emanating from our miscellaneous central cuboid of beige matter. Perhaps the meal on the left might be the desert after all.

Anyway, this is all irrelevant at the moment. I was raised strictly but neatly by my parents and if they knew I had started desert before the main course, a sponge shaft would be the least of my worries. So lets peel back the tin-foil on the main dish and see what’s on offer.

I’ll try and explain how this felt. Imagine being a twelve year old boy Richard. Now imagine it’s Christmas morning and you’re sat their with your final present to open. It’s a big one, and you know what it is. It’s that Goodmans stereo you picked out the catalogue and wrote to Santa about. Only you open the present and it’s not in there. It’s your hamster Richard. It’s your hamster in the box and it’s not breathing. That’s how I felt when I peeled back the foil and saw this:

Now I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking it’s more of that Baaji custard. I admit I thought the same too, but no. It’s mustard Richard. MUSTARD. More mustard than any man could consume in a month. On the left we have a piece of broccoli and some peppers in a brown glue-like oil and on the right the chef had prepared some mashedpotato. The potato masher had obviously broken and so it was decided the next best thing would be to pass the potatoes through the digestive tract of a bird. Once it was regurgitated it was clearly then blended and mixed with a bit of mustard. Everybody likes a bit of mustard Richard. Jesus Christ.

By now I was actually starting to feel a little hypoglycaemic. I needed a sugar hit. Luckily there was a small cookie provided. It had caught my eye earlier due to it’s baffling presentation:

It appears to be in an evidence bag from the scene of a crime. A CRIME AGAINST BLOODY COOKING. Either that or some sort of back-street underground cookie, purchased off a gun-toting maniac high on his own supply of yeast. You certainly wouldn’t want to be caught carrying one of these through customs. Imagine biting into a piece of brass Richard. That would be softer on the teeth than the specimen above.

I was exhausted. All I wanted to do was relax but obviously I had to sit with that mess in front of me for half an hour. I swear the sponge shafts moved at one point. Once cleared. I decided to relax with a bit of your world-famous onboard entertainment. I switched it on:

I apologise for the quality of the photo, it’s just it was incredibly hard to capture Boris Johnson’s face through the flickering white lines running up and down the screen. Perhaps it would be better on another channel:

Is that Ray Liotta? A question I found myself asking over and over again throughout the gruelling half-hour I attempted to watch the film like this. After that I switched off. I’d had enough. I was the hungriest I’d been in my adult life and I had a splitting headache from squinting at a crackling screen.

My only option was to simply stare at the seat in front and wait for either food, or sleep. Neither came for an incredibly long time. But when it did it surpassed my wildest expectations:

Yes! It’s another crime-scene cookie. Only this time you dunk it in the white stuff. Richard…. What is that white stuff? It looked like it was going to be yoghurt. It finally dawned on me what it was after staring at it. It was a mixture between the Baaji custard and the Mustard sauce. It reminded me of my first week at university. I had overheard that you could make a drink by mixing vodka and refreshers. I lied to my new friends and told them I’d done it loads of times. When I attempted to make the drink in a big bowl it formed a cheese Richard, a cheese. That cheese looked a lot like your baaji-mustard.

So that was that Richard. I didn’t eat a bloody thing. My only question is: How can you live like this? I can’t imagine what dinner round your house is like, it must be like something out of a nature documentary.

As I said at the start I love your brand, I really do. It’s just a shame such a simple thing could bring it crashing to it’s knees and begging for sustenance.

Yours Sincererly

Oliver Beale

I am proud to say that V Australia's food looks nothing like anything pictured! I don't think I could have eaten anything on that flight either.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

V Australia - Sydney to Los Angeles

In February 2011 we jetted off on our second trip using V Australia as our main carrier.

We flew from Sydney to LA non stop with the rest of the commoners in economy class. According to Virgin’s web site the economy seats have 81cm of leg room, and a 15cm recline. If you so desire, you can also organise to have an “Extra Leg Room Seat” which gives you just that.

Each seat also has its own personal screen with the ability to choose from dozens of movies and TV shows to keep you occupied during the flight. Also available is seat to seat chatting and games where you can challenge other passengers.

I love individual screens when flying, with just a couple of movies, a TV show or two, dinner, breakfast and a bit of a sleep you find yourself arriving at your destination in what feels like no time at all. They really do take the hassle out of flying and I find myself checking for this feature when booking flights as well.

Boarding was on time and quick and painless, with the V Australia staff taking the smart option of loading from the back of the plane to the front (which avoids people standing in the aisle while you’re trying to get past).

During the flight, we were met with Virgin’s amazing customer service. During a casual conversation with one of the flight attendants my then fiancé mentioned we were on our way to get married, before we knew it we had complimentary glasses of champagne brought to our seats – drinks are free anyway, and I don’t drink alcohol, but that didn’t stop it from feeling special. An upgrade would have been nice, but I suppose beggars can’t be choosers.

Meals were hot and tasted fresh, with 3 or 4 options to choose from and came with a few cold sides. I remember from our previous flight that there was a snack area that you could help yourself to at any time during the flight, and it was always kept well stocked with soft drinks, water, packets of chips or pretzels, nuts and biscuits. However on this flight I found that the snack area never seemed stocked. Water was always available from a fountain, but I only once saw any food available there. V Australia may have cut back on the snack availability to save money, but I hope that’s not the case, as there were a few times when I really could have gone for a quick snack without having to track any of the attendants down.

Overall I was very happy with our flight, Virgin’s customer service is amazing, the meals are tasty and filling and the entertainment is free and varied. We will fly with V Australia again, and I look forward to it!

All pictures have been “borrowed” from The Age – I always feel uncomfortable taking pictures inside an airplane – how about you?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Why Disney?

It's not uncommon for people to question why most of my holidays seem to centre around Disney.

What can I say? They know how to make things magical!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Travel Writing & Photography

I've just enrolled in a course titled "Travel Writing & Photography" through the Australian College QED.

I'm hoping that this course will give me better insight into what I'm doing here, and help me create more comprehensive - and interesting - articles. Hopefully when I come out the other end I'll be able to write reviews that people will want to read. If all goes well I will also come out with a diploma of journalism. I think I'll add that to my profile when I get it. Gives me some credibility!

I'm doing the course through correspondence, and my first pack arrived today. I've read through the paperwork and am itching to get started. So far all I've done is complete half of the information on the front page, with information such as my name, address and phone number...

I hope I've passed so far...

Monday, April 11, 2011

Port Orleans Riverside Resort – Walt Disney World.

photo by Misty Miotto

As with all Disney resorts, the attention to detail here is second to none. The themeing at the Port Orleans Riverside is that of old Louisiana – with the back water bayou making up half of the resort, and the stately mansions being the other part. These two sections respectively called the Alligator Bayou and Magnolia Bend.

Disney’s Magical Express, a bus service made available to guests staying at Disney Resorts, picked us up from the airport. The bus first made stops at the Yacht Club and the Boardwalk, which made the trip feel long, however as the excitement for Disney builds I’m sure any trip feels like a lifetime! Check in was quick and efficient. Sonia – from South Australia! – Checked us in, and asked about our wedding, where it was being held and when it was and congratulated us and all that. She gave us clear directions to our room, which was a bit of a walk with all of our suitcases, but the scenery was amazing, so we didn’t mind. We also received a phone call from Sonia on our wedding day wishing us all the best!

Couldn't resist throwing in a wedding photo!

Wedding photos were taken by Misty Miotto

She's an amazing photographer!

Being that I was here for my wedding, naturally I requested a room in the Magnolia Bend area. We received room 8063, which was located in the Arcadian House, and was a corner room with a king bed. I believe it also technically had water and river views, being that it was about as close as you could get to the river from this building, and was also next to one of the quiet pools that are dotted throughout the resort. I grabbed a few quick photos of our particular room, but couldn’t take many as we were heading out to Down Town Disney to meet up with some people.

If you’re interested in seeing more photos check out, which should be your first stop when investigating this resort.

House keeping, also known as Mouse keeping, came early in the morning, and were quick and efficient. If your Do Not Disturb sign was posted on the door, they checked back regularly to see if they could get through, if not they left fresh towels and soaps at your door. They also left little surprises for us to find on our return.

There were several bus stops to the parks throughout the resort, which meant you didn’t have far to go to catch one. However due to the size of Disney World, I would probably recommend hiring a car to get around.
While we didn’t eat at Boatwrights, we had a few family members that did, and all of them were happy with both the food and service. We did however eat a few times at Riverside Mill, which was just a food court layout, but with great food (breakfast did leave a bit to be desired though). We also stopped in at the River Roost lounge a few times (try the nachos). I wasn’t terribly happy with the service here. They took forever to come to our table to take our orders, and wouldn’t let us order from the bar. On one occasion I ordered the same drink 4 times, before eventually taking a friend’s reusable mug into Riverside Mill and filling up for free. The drink miraculously turned up after that… If you haven’t already heard of “Yee Ha” Bob Jackson, then you’re missing out. He performs a piano comedy act, which never fails to get the entire audience participating.
He appears Wednesdays through Saturdays and cannot be missed! Check out for more information.
I loved this resort. From the beautiful landscaping, to the fair sized rooms, and dining options available. I may not have stayed in all of the Disney Resorts, but this tops my list. I will be back!

Crowne Plaza LAX

I didn’t take photos around the Crowne Plaze – I know, bad blogger! – I was just really jet lagged! However I have appropriated some photos from the hotel’s website just to give you a small glimpse into how it looks.

This hotel is perfect for those who are having a stop over at LA, or just prefer to stay close to the airport. According to its description, it is located less then a mile from the main terminals, but we were never once disturbed by the sound of planes.

Getting to the Crowne Plaza from LAX was very simple, you just head out to the Islands and look for the hotel shuttle signs, several buses will stop, but you just need to look for the one with your hotels name on it. Easy!

The staff here are very friendly, and extremely helpful. They booked us into the red trolley tour so we could check out some of the nearby sights and do some shopping on our day off, which we’d happily spend a day doing again. The Red Trolley toured El Segundo Beach, plus some surrounding shopping areas. However I’ll come back to this service in a later post.

The rooms do leave a little to be desired, and could do with a renovation, as I noticed a few things like loose or broken tiles in the bathroom and dated carpet. However this in itself would not turn me off staying here again.

The restaurant in the lobby had good food – mainly buffet – and good service. Also available was a sushi bar, a pizza bar and a donut kiosk. We had the buffet for lunch and found that there was a reasonable variety and the food was fresh. This was followed by pizza from the pizza bar for dinner, which was made to order and just what we were after. The following morning we had the breakfast buffet and found that there seemed to be more variety then the following day, however the pricing here was confusing…

Overall we were quite happy with our stay at the Crowne Plaza LAX and would happily stay here again if we needed a stop over, or had an early morning flight.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Travelzoo Top 20 - US Edition

$999 -- Madrid 6-Night Vacation incl. 5-Star Hotel & Air
Source: Sceptre Tours

$79 & up -- Brand-Wide Sale into May, incl. Sheraton & W
Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

$89 -- Beverly Hills: Luxe 4-Course Dinner for 2 (Reg. $209)
Source: The Restaurant at L'Ermitage

$439 -- Dominican Republic All-Inclusive 5-Night Trip w/Air

$99 -- Coastal California Inn w/Breakfast & Wine Tastings
Source: Apple Farm Inn

$699 & up -- Balcony Cabins on 7-Night Cruises w/$100 Credit
Source: Royal Caribbean

$279 -- Luxe Sedona Getaway for 2 w/$240 in Spa Treatments
Source: Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa

$99 -- Cancun 4-Star All-Inclusive Beach Resort, 60% Off

$279 -- NYC: Glam New Hotel in SoHo w/Breakfast (Reg. $409)
Source: Mondrian SoHo

$699 -- Costa Rica 6-Night Vacation w/Car Rental & Air

$59 -- Orlando Resort near Disney World, 40% Off

$1499 -- 15-Night South America Cruise w/Air, Save $1800
Source: CruCon Cruise Outlet

$1999 -- Germany 10-Night Escorted 4-Star Vacation w/Air
Source: Go Ahead Tours

$119 -- 72-Hour Sale: Chicago 4-Star Downtown Hotel, 55% Off
Source: Hyatt Regency Chicago

$54 & up -- Flights to New York City on Sale (each way)
Source: Major Airlines

$1459 -- Tahiti 4-Star Beachfront Vacation w/Air, Save $300
Source: Air Tahiti Nui

$845 -- Business Class: Paris from NYC in Spring, each way
Source: OpenSkies

$109 -- Jamaica: All-Inclusive Adults-Only Resort, 55% Off
Source: The Jewel Dunn's River Beach Resort & Spa

$13.95 -- Car Rentals on Sale through April
Source: Hotwire

$799 -- Budapest & Prague in Autumn: 6 Nights & Air
Source: Gate 1 Travel

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Travelzoo Top 20 - Australian Edition

While I gather my thoughts, and all my photos from my most recent trip, I thought I'd try and tide you over, by posting Travelzoo's weekly top 20 travel deals.

Travelzoo scan the web to bring you the best travel deals out there, and deliver them to your inbox every week. To take advantage of the deals all you need to do is subscribe to Travelzoo's emails.

$662-$682 -- Fiji 4-Night Holiday inc Flights from Sydney

$88 -- Gold Coast 1-Bedroom Apartments, $72 OFF
Source: Mantra Bel Air

$115 -- Canberra: Award-Winning 4.5-Star Hotel, SAVE $145
Source: Crowne Plaza Canberra

$55 & up -- Domestic Flight Sale, 60+ Routes Reduced
Source: Virgin Blue

$76 -- Top-Rated Thai Beach Resort w/Brekkie & Transfers
Source: Ramada Resort Khao Lak

$121 -- 4-Star Sydney Hotel inc Upgrade & Late Checkout
Source: Mercure Sydney

$99 -- Cabin Special: Sail Melbourne to/from Tassie, 60% OFF
Source: Spirit of Tasmania

$85 -- Hip Penang Hotel w/Upgrade & Breakfast (reg. $188)
Source: Hard Rock Hotel Penang

$135 -- Deluxe Hotel on Cairns Esplanade w/Breakfast & More
Source: Hilton Cairns

$3569 -- Luxury South East Asian Mekong Fly/Cruise
Source: Go See Touring

$95 -- Central Brisbane CBD Hotel, $54 OFF
Source: Metro Hotel Tower Mill

$65 -- Auckland CBD Apartments inc Internet, SAVE 42%
Source: Oaks iStay Residences

$1365 -- 1 Week in Hawaii w/Sydney Flights & Transfers
Source: Escape Travel

$595 -- 5-Night Deluxe Sunshine Coast Break (reg. $945)
Source: Queensland Holidays

$96 -- Bangkok 5-Star Hotel w/Upgrade, Breakfast & More
Source: Swissotel Nai Lert Park Bangkok

$11 & up -- One-Way Flights within Europe, up to 80% OFF
Source: Ryanair

$693 -- Spend a Week in Port Macquarie, SAVE $250+

$110 -- Las Vegas Suite near The Strip inc Weekends
Source: Platinum Hotel and Spa

$97 & up -- Weekend Car Hire around Australia, 3rd Day Free
Source: Hertz

$170 -- 3-Night Hunter Valley Midweek Break w/Wine
Source: Big4 Valley Vineyard Tourist Park

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Vacation Notice

Just a quick update to let everyone know that there will be very few - if any - posts over the coming weeks.

It's finally time for me to go away and get married!! I don't know what I'm more excited about, the wedding or the holiday! (Who am I kidding? Of course I'm more excited about the holiday!!)

Of course once I'm back there will be several updates, detailing everything I've done while away!!

Have a happy Feb/March everyone!!

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