Archive for February, 2009
Extreme heat and winds on Saturday, February 7th resulted in severe bushfires across parts of the Australian state of Victoria. Use the map below for more details:
While many towns have been affected by the fires, Melbourne and many other areas of Victoria have not. Melbourne Airport has not been affected, and metropolitan rail and bus transport continues to service Melbourne. For more information, please visit the official website of Melbourne.
If you wish to donate to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal, please visit the Australian Red Cross website.
Last Tuesday, SeeANZ attended a fundraiser event in Chicago organized by the Victorian government. Proceeds from the event and other activites have raised over $18,500 thus far.
We just had some wonderful feedback from two of our clients regarding their recent Fiji vacation, and wanted to share. Have a look:
“We returned from our trip to Fiji early morning yesterday and I just had to write to say thank you for all of your help in coordinating it. It was absolutely beautiful there and we had a wonderful time. The weather was gorgeous and all of the activities were so much fun- we did a lot of snorkeling, kayaking, hiking and fishing (and laying by the pool!). This is definitely the trip of a life time so I can’t say thanks enough for all you did to help get us there! (this is us in front our beachfront bure!)”
If you’re interested in more information about Fiji’s lush tropical islands, visit our Fiji Vacations page.
This picture was taken on our last trip back home, at Maru Koala and Fauna Park, in Victoria, Australia. Albino wallaby’s are particularly rare.
Wallabies, while similar to kangaroos, are smaller and of a different family.
Young wallabies are known as “joeys”, like many other marsupials.
For more information on getting in touch with Australia’s interesting creatures, visit our Australia Nature and Adventure vacation page.
From Travel and Leisure, February 2008:
An invigorating article by writer Stephen Metcalf on the sophisticated food and wine culture of the island of Tasmania.
He discusses how the culinary culture of Tasmania is fiercely local; game, seafood and produce are all cultivated and harvested locally. The winemakers of Tasmania share a similar vigilance, and over the last decade have produced some of the world’s superpremium wines. Fueling and influencing the Tasmanian epicurean pride is the lush background of the island itself: “It is like no place on earth, a paradise intelligently designed…Delicacies everywhere, delivered from a nearby arcadia, produced by people who expressed their deepest essence in making it…”
2 of our Australia vacations are featured on Australia.com. Our Australia Romance Package includes roundtrip economy airfare from L.A. to Sydney, 4 nights deluxe accommodations in Sydney, airfare to Cairns, and 4 nights deluxe accommodations in Cairns. Our Australia Adventure Package explores Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, and includes roundtrip airfare from L.A. to Sydney and 8 nights of accommodations.
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