Adventure & Discovery

Iceland – credit www.iceland.is/

When it comes to where to travel, more and more Australians are choosing up-and-coming destinations over well-known favourites. This year, we're still seeking Asian getaways, tropical islands and adventure-packed escapes, but finding it all in new places. Cuba, Myanmar, Antarctica, Iceland and Sri Lanka have us packing our bags. Here’s why…

Sabah is home to the endangered orangutan – image by Kjersti Joergensen

First-time visitors to Sabah (on the northern edge of the mystical island of Borneo) will be charmed by its capital city, seduced by its golden beaches and captivated by its wildlife.

The Manta Resort's Underwater Room – sourced via www.themantaresort.com

Discovering fascinating cultures, getting up close and personal with wildlife, seeing incredible landscapes – they're all experiences that make for the ultimate post-wedding getaway and we've tracked down some seriously unbelievable hotels to top it all off. Come on, we're going on an adventure…

Interlaken Summer Lake Thun and Lake Brienz – Switzerland Tourism

On a leg of the Grand Train Tour between Lucerene and Interlaken, I'm constantly spellbound by the scene passing by. So far, our train has hugged snow-capped mountains dotted with cows and sped between ramrod-straight thickets of trees, only to round a sharp bend that drops us in even more aching beauty. Add to the mix tiny stone churches and smattering of chalets gathered at the edge of a placid lakes and you've got Switzerland's Grand Train Tour. 

The Lofoten Islands – sourced via www.rorbuer.no/en/

Whether you're seasoned globe-trotters who have 'been there, done that', or you just want to escape to somewhere utterly beautiful, these hidden travel gems will have you dreaming of your next getaway.

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