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

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Grampians National Park

Adventurous travelers can visit the sandstone mountain ranges in Grampians National Park, designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty in 1984. The national park is full of amazing stone formations like the Balconies — formerly called the “Jaws of Death,” or The Pinnacle, a lookout that gives stunning views over the Halls Gap area.

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Kangaroo Island

For a tiny island that only covers around 1,700 square miles, Kangaroo Island is chock full of activities for adventurous tourists. One of the most interesting is Little Sahara, an area of sand dunes where visitors can sand board or just enjoy the rippling sand that stretches over a mile.

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Kakadu National Park

Renowned throughout Australia for its dense concentration of Indigenous cultural sites, Kakadu National Park is a stunning piece of land a few hours north of Darwin. Visitors can visit Jim Jim Falls – an 850 foot waterfall — or head to one of the Alligator Rivers for a scenic cruise.



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.