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Landrover around the world

Landrover around the world

Ever fancied travelling the world? This remarkable couple have done just that – covering most of the world’s surface in their beloved Land Rover. Peter and Eileen Crichton, 72 and 65, have travelled the world in their 3.5 V8i 1991 Land Rover Discovery, named Rabia, having started their epic challenge almost twenty years ago.

10 of the world's weirdest hotels

10 of the world's weirdest hotels

Quite often hotels we look at are about the biggest, the best, the most luxurious. But what about the strangest? These quirky places put together by our friends at Travel Insurance Direct would definitely make for a memorable stay.

It's cheese rolling time in Gloucester

It's cheese rolling time in Gloucester

It's the annual event where the victor gets to take home a giant wheel of local cheese. The competition? Racing some cheese rolling down a hill... On steep piece of turf known as Cooper's Hill on the outskirts of Brockworth, Gloucestershire, the Cheese Rolling Race has been happening since the late 1800s but isn't officially supported due to the risks associated with the race and insurance costs.

Abandoned buildings transformed

Abandoned buildings transformed

Hawaiian-born painter and street artist Sean Yoro (a.k.a. Hula) has created a stunning series of street art murals depicting women emerging from the water along the concrete walls of ruined and abandoned structures. Hula balances on his paddle board to create the works, just above sea level.

Sydney goes Vivid

Sydney goes Vivid

Vivid Sydney kicked off over the weekend and it is bigger and better than ever, with the harbour and urban spaces transformed by 3D projections and over 60 light installations including the sails of the World Heritage Sydney Opera House. Vivid Light stretches across The Rocks, Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, Walsh Bay, Martin Place in the Central Business District, The Star and Pyrmont as well as new areas for Vivid in 2015 – Central Park in Chippendale, awarded the world’s best tall building, and Chatswood to the city’s north.

Pros and cons of DIY travel

Pros and cons of DIY travel

Prepping for your next overseas adventure and not keen to leave your plans in the hands of a travel agent? Then you’ll be considering whipping up your next itinerary by yourself. Before you do though, take in the pros and cons of DIY travel.

Have an adventure in Canberra

Have an adventure in Canberra

Our nation's captial has the benefit of wide open spaces and varied landscapes, making it perfect for an outdoor adventure. Why not try something new with our top escapades to thrill in Canberra.

Trips to take in your 20s

Trips to take in your 20s

When you’re fresh out of school or university, it can be tempting to jump straight into a full time career or even further studies, but in hindsight many people wish they’d taken advantage of their daring youth to hit the road and see the world. Whatever be your inspiration, we reckon travel is the ultimate education. Here’s our bucket list of trips to take in your 20s.

China plans to open world's highest glass bridge

China plans to open world's highest glass bridge

Just when you thought bridges couldn’t get any more scary, China has announced plans to build the world’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge. Upon hearing this news, every person with acrophobia let out a silent scream. The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon skywalk will stand at 299 metres tall and will connect two cliffs in the Zhangjiajie National Park. Architects plan to make it 430 metres long, so it will be no small feat to walk across.The National Park, which served as inspiration for the backdrop of the movie Avatar, has breathtaking views of more than 3,000 sandstone pillars and other amazing natural formations. This bridge is set to open in July. But in the event you want to be frightened before then, here are some other scary bridges from around the world.