16 Off-the-Beaten Path Places to Explore in Australia

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Ningaloo Reef

The Ningaloo Reef is a 160 mile long reef located just off the coast of Perth. Kept in beautiful shape by aggressive conservation efforts, the reef is a breeding ground for whale sharks and many types of turtles. Visit in the Spring to see whale sharks feeding, as well as all the beautiful marine life that calls the reef home.

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Coober Pedy

The town of Coober Pedy is famous for two things: opals, and the underground houses that most of its residents reside in to escape the scorching summer heat. Since a highway was built in 1987 that passes right by the town, it has become a well-known tourist destination and stopover between Adelaide and Alice Springs.

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Port Macquarie

Those who love koalas should head to the Billabong Koala Park in Port Macquarie, New South Wales. After a visit to the park for a photo op with some snuggly koalas, head to the many beaches that line the shore, or go to the Tacking Point Lighthouse to do some whale watching.

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American City Guide: Chicago

One of the largest and most underrated cities in the United States is Chicago. In fact, Chicago ranked first in Time Out’s 2018 City Life Index, topping other highly-ranked cities like New York City, Melbourne, and London. There are so many incredible things to do in Chicago, plus it lacks the hectic craziness of other vacation destinations in the United States. It’s a great option for a fun weekend trip, even if you’ll never see everything the city has to offer in just two days.

American City Guide: New York City

New York City is the most populous city in the United States and has a reputation as the most vibrant and thrilling vacation destination on the continent. It’s the home of New York Fashion Week, the United Nations, Broadway, Wall Street, and the Statue of Liberty. Its fast pace inspired the phrase “New York minute” and even if you only have $5 per day to spend, you can still enjoy every aspect of this incredible metropolis.

Extravagant Hotel Pools You Need to See

For a lot of us, the pool is the holiday and the holiday is the pool. The success or failure of a getaway in the sun is determined by just how good the pool is. Knowing this, many hotels have some truly absurd swimming pools. Absurd for their grandeur and extravagance, these pools alone would make an unforgettable holiday.