October Spotlight: Australia

This month, we’re highlighting three gorgeous properties in Australia, which can be woven together for a trip that goes beyond the traditional. From a jaw-dropping private island to the stunning Blue Mountains to the metropolitan marvel of Sydney, these properties meld luxurious accommodation with active exploration of Australia’s most stunning views. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Read more…

Australia vs. Africa

On my recent trip to Australia, I heard a quote that really stuck with me: “If you only visit two continents in your lifetime, visit Africa – twice” (-R. Elliot). As I have visited southern Africa four times in my eighteen years and plan to return soon, I wholeheartedly agree with this statement. Something about Read more…

The Beals Down Under

This June, I visited Australia on a 14-night trip with my wife Kay and daughters Sydney (20) and Kyndall (18). As many of you with grown children know, time goes by quickly. Now that our girls are both in college, trips like these are even more important to spend time together and create lasting family Read more…

Australian Wilderness: Jenny’s Trip Report

Before my Fall 2013 trip to Australia, the continent was both familiar and foreign to me. I’d planned trips to Australia for years, and I was confident in my knowledge of the more popular Australian circuits. Returning clients always raved about the beauty and excitement of Australia. Yet after spending a month exploring Australia, I Read more…