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When it comes to transportation in Sydney and moving around the city, there are lots of options to get you where you need to go. From public ferries to private taxi hire, below we have outlined the most convenient modes of transport to help you navigate your way around Sydney. Sydney Public Transport The public transport system in Sydney is one of the best in the world, consisting of a network of trains, buses, ferries and light rail. Sydney’s public transport system will take you anywhere you need to go in the city, and also links to a wider network which can used to travel anywhere in Australia. Sydney’s public transport network operates with a pre-paid system called Opal. The Opal system covers all transportation in and around Sydney, and must be used if you plan travelling by train, bus, Sydney ferry Service or on the light rail service. You…

Are you looking for the best family activities in Sydney that people of all ages will enjoy? Sydney is one of the world’s top tourist destinations for family holidays. So whether you are travelling with toddlers, teens, or young adults, there are plenty of family-friendly activities and events in Sydney for you to choose from. Below is our top 10 list of the best family-friendly activities in Sydney. 1. Taronga Zoo  Situated right on Sydney Harbour and nestled deep among dense Australian bushland, you will find Taronga Zoo — one of the best family-friendly attractions in all of Sydney. The zoo itself is set in a beautiful location overlooking some of Sydney’s most iconic landmarks, such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Taronga Zoo also provides the perfect opportunity for the whole family to get up close and personal with some of Australia’s unique wildlife. Ever wanted to…

Are you looking for the best things to do while visiting Byron Bay? The beautiful northern NSW suburb of Byron Bay on Australia’s east coast, is a popular travel destination with plenty of things to do in the area. So whether you plan on relaxing at the beach, shopping at local artisan markets or participating in some fun outdoor activities, below are amazing experiences you should not miss during your next trip! Check out our recommendations for best things to do in Byron Bay: 1. Sunrise at Byron Bay Lighthouse The Bryon Bay Lighthouse is perched high on top of a headland, towards the southern end of Byron’s main beach. The lighthouse is located on Australia’s most easterly point, which makes the views for sunrise absolutely amazing! To get to Byron Bay Lighthouse, simply head to the main beach and walk south towards the popular surfing break The Pass, and…

As the pandemic is still going on, and there is new information everyday. Here, we would like to update the Covid-19 travel requirements of the countries/destinations our villas are in. Note: as the rules are complicated depending on your type of travel, in this article, we will only focus on restrictions on non-essential travel, ie. travel for tourism purposes. For quick access, simply click on the country you want to travel to. Australia Covid-19 Non-Essential Travel Requirements Australia is currently closed for non-essential travel. Last update: 22 July Source Cambodia Covid-19 Non-Essential Travel Requirements To enter Cambodia, you need to: Provide a Health Certification* indicating a negative Covid-19 test.Provide proof of Health Insurance Documents with a minimum medical coverage of US$50,000, or purchase a health insurance package of US$90 from Forte Insurance Company.Make a deposit of US$2,000 with a designated commercial bank at point of entry, which will be used…

Being in the villa rental business for the past 9 years teaches us one thing: Families have very different travel needs than any other types of travellers. Whenever we expand to another destination or add a new villa into our portfolio, we always have a checklist for its kid-friendly properties. When our mom clients ask us about Niseko, we can happily say that the destination is a great choice. In this Niseko family guide, we have asked our Japan experts to share their best tips on how to travel to Niseko with kids. We will be providing some options and inspirations for you to plan your trip. Is Niseko family-friendly? The short answer: absolutely yes. We have seen enough kids in Niseko to confidently say that the destination is very family-friendly. Skiing aside, there are plenty of other things for families to do, although most of our clients come to…

Fresh seafood, dairy products, Japanese beers and the Genghis Khan – a grilled meat dish – are some of the highlights of Hokkaido cuisine. There are plenty of dining venues to savour these items in Niseko – from food carts, to eateries and Michelin-starred fine diners. The town’s wide-ranging dining scene also features fusion restaurants, French or Italian gourmet diners, cafes and après-ski bars. So if you don’t know where or what to start with, just have a look at our Niseko dining guide below! Where to eat in Niseko Town Located southwards of the Niseko United resorts, Niseko Town isn’t at the heart of the action at Niseko Village, but a town where many long term residents call home. You’ll find affordable accommodation and dining options here, but it’s best to rent a car as it’s harder to get out to the main ski areas.  Sushi Hanayoshi – Come…

Hakuba is spread out; the ski resorts and facilities aren’t located or easily accessible by walking, and there isn’t a main gondola where you can base yourself at. Getting around the village requires some planning, if you don’t want to spend ages waiting for the shuttle bus or a ride during the winter months. Here’s where our Hakuba transport guide comes into the picture. We’ll provide an overview of the different transport options for getting around Hakuba, along with links to the shuttle service timetables and route details. Taxi We recommend making bookings in advance, particularly if you’re travelling during the peak season. Tip: opt for restaurants that run their own shuttles so that access won’t be an issue. Taxi companies in Hakuba: Alps Taxi – p. +81 261-72-2221.Hakuba Kanko Taxi – p. +81 261-72-2144.Omachi Meitetsu Taxi – p. +81 261-72-2236 Car rental If you’re travelling with family or a…

So, you are planning to go to Koh Samui but not sure what the best way to get there is? There are several options and depending on your personal preferences and holiday budget, you can travel by air or overland. Koh Samui is located down south in the pristine Gulf of Thailand, approximately 700 km from the capital city of Bangkok. Let’s take a closer look and find out what’s the best choice for you: The quickest yet most expensive option: Direct flight to Koh Samui Airport Welcome to Koh Samui! Photo credit: tory_bride_sea on Instagram Yes, if you didn’t already know – Samui has its own airport! Although certainly not the cheapest option to get to Koh Samui, it is the fastest, super comfortable and convenient. You’ll arrive in Thailand just a few hours after the sun’s risen and by the afternoon, you’ll already be sipping sunset cocktails on…

Seminyak, here we come! The most upscale and sophisticated beach resort area in all of Bali, Seminyak is well known for its you fantastic beach clubs, spectacular sunsets, trendy shopping streets, luxury spas, world-class restaurants and beautiful pool villas. It’s a place where boredom doesn’t exist! Are you ready? Here’s an overview of the best beaches in Seminyak: Double Six Beach A typical afternoon on Double Six Beach Seminyak. Photo credit: Rend on Instagram Great relaxed vibes, world-famous sunsets, good surf and charming beach bars such as La Plancha, Double Six Beach is a favourite hang-out spot for families, couples, youngsters and just about everyone! The ambiance is always good, especially when the sunset pours its golden soft orange glow illuminating everything and everyone. Relaxed music, excellent waves, yummy food and sunset drinks – this is why we love Seminyak! Seminyak Beach is also great for surfing and surf lessons.…

Are you ready for some adventure on the gorgeous island of Samui in the Gulf of Thailand? No matter how much we love to laze on the beach or swim in the pool of our private villa, at some point we all need a little bit of adventure for that holiday excitement. From jungle treks to waterfalls, treetops flights and sea kayaking at amazing places, these are 5 must-do activities in Koh Samui. Na Muang Waterfalls in Koh Samui. Photo credit: melanieh_87 on Instagram Nature lovers: jungle escape to Na Muang Waterfalls Are you ready to venture off into the jungle to discover waterfalls and natural spring pools? Of course, you are! Any nature lover would agree that The Na Muang Waterfalls are a great change of scenery from the pristine coastline. There you’ll find natural spring pools to swim in and like a tropical dream, be surrounded by lush…