If it wasn’t for finding an amazing Chinese New Year offer on the British Airways website where they were offering two Club World returns to China for £2018 I wouldn’t have had this fantastic opportunity to walk on the Great Wall of China. This was a deal that I just couldn’t resist, so soon after hearing about this deal I booked a cultural Beijing trip for myself and three friends.
One thing that is on many people’s bucket list, including mine, is to walk the Great Wall of China. While I was in Beijing I booked a day trip to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China which enabled me to tick the Great Wall of China off my bucket list.
This year saw the first non-stop commercial flight between Australia and the United Kingdom, lasting just over 17 hours. Direct commercial flights are generally becoming longer and longer all the time, and I don’t doubt that it won’t be long before you can fly almost anywhere on the planet non-stop.
The McLaren Vale is one of the Adelaide’s premium wine regions, with over 120 vineyards creating countless bottles of stunning wine every year. Many of the vineyards in the McLaren Vale are traditional style vineyards with tasting rooms and cellar doors, but at d’Arenberg wines they have tried something different.
During my most recent trip to Adelaide I decided to take a step back in time and visit the worlds oldest surviving clipper ship, the City of Adelaide and discover some of the amazing history of this ship and the migrants who emigrated to Adelaide from Europe many years ago.
I first visited New York for my 22nd Birthday with family and I absolutely loved it. I just knew it would be one of those places which I would return to again and again. With that being said I don't know why 11 years have passed between this visit and my last, so I decided it was about time I returned.
Six years ago while returning from Australia I had a night stop over in Kuala Lumpur. It was only a flying visit and ever since this stop over I have wanted to return, so the easiest thing to do was to incorporate a Kuala Lumpur city break into one of my trips to Australia. So my plan was to visit for a decent amount of time on my way back from my most recent trip to Australia.
One thing which I have always wanted to do on my previous trips to Australia is to drive the Great Ocean Road. Due to my previous visits to Australia being considerably shorter than my most recent trip, I just haven't had the chance. So this was at the top of my list for my most recent trip.
With a total of 18 world-renowned wine regions in South Australia, and over 200 cellar doors all within an hour’s drive from Adelaide, it's no wonder Adelaide is one of the 10 great wine capitals of the world. The three most famous wine regions in South Australia are the Barossa, Clare Valley and the McLaren Vale.
I first visited the Great Barrier Reef 13 years ago, during my very first trip to Australia. My visit was just a day trip from Cairns to Green Island, which is a small island located about 90 minutes out to sea from Cairns. It was a wonderful experience, but I have always wanted to go back and take one of the trips to the outer reef, to see more of this truly beautiful part of the world.
After I have completed the last of my five exciting Autumn city breaks, I will be home to recharge my batteries for just two days before I jet off again, this time on a 17 week trip to Australia. I plan to spend a large chunk of my time in Adelaide, South Australia, but I also have many trips planned to other parts of Australia as well as Asia. I will be checking out some amazing destinations, and I will also be checking into some fabulous hotels, and sampling the newest premium products from British Airways and Qatar Airways. Here is just a taster of what is to come.
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