Chicago is impressive, full stop. The city is a gleaming symbol of rebirth after months of grabbling with the pandemic, riots and looting. It’s heritage as a Great Plains metropolis on a grand scale whose industry, innovation and design has always been a huge influence on America’s history.
You find yourself in a city and wonder what to do—it could be a strange city far from home or your very own city that you have never taken the time to explore. You may only have a day or so, or longer. Every town has a few common characteristics; either big doses of exciting vibes or, at the other end of the scale, those literally referred to as the 'back of beyond.'
There's nothing like jumping into a car and heading off into the unknown, preferably without having the car motor blow up or a tire exploding. This is when some form of roadside assistance is necessary, especially with hire vehicles. It's all about having a bush wee when no public convenience can be found. Or, sitting in a fold-up chair on the roadside enjoying a coffee from a thermos where no people or cars are seen for miles. Breathing in that fresh air all by yourself or with your travel companions eradicates that COVID stultifying feeling of being locked in a box. The journey is the adventure, not the destination.
Trying to cater for all the kids in a family on holiday. The largest coral reef in the world and one of its natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef stretches along the east coast of Queensland in Australia for about 2600km. Of course, there are the deluxe retreats where the patter of little feet is not welcome. But, numerous resorts will embrace your petite darlings by providing kids' clubs and other amenities that make your holiday life that little bit easier.
Drop the kids off at granny's and pamper yourself on a tropical island paradise. From rustic and remote huts to stunning beachfront villas, all of the retreats listed below have the Great Barrier Reef in their backyards. The Great Barrier Reef
We may not be travelling much at the moment, but there are better ways to use these strange times than to mope and wallow. In between taking staycations and exploring your own country, take the time to plan those trips that you’ve always dreamt of taking. Planning a bucket list adventure takes time – something we currently have a lot of. Create a spreadsheet, dedicate a notebook, get pinning on Google Maps and start saving images of the places you want to visit on Pinterest or Instagram. Here are five bucket list trips that you should start planning for now, to build excitement for when travel opens back up.
Port Douglas in the far north of Queensland is a playground for reef seekers, boat lovers, hiking enthusiasts, and those who wish to ride a bicycle along the famous Four Mile Beach. During the wet summer months (November to April), you may have to dodge stingers and crocodiles in the sea, plus at times torrential rain. However, winter in Port (May to October) brings a new perspective to being in the tropics. The sun constantly shines on the warm sand, the stingers have left, and you realize you have found paradise. Add in some fantastic food—you are in heaven.