The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-03-29T22:25:56Z Forget the books. Give mum an experience to remember this Mother's Day with DreamTrips 2017-03-29T22:25:56Z forget-the-books-give-mum-an-experience-to-remember-this-mother-s-day-with-a-dreamtrip Many of the best-selling books such as Eat, Pray, Love, Under the Tuscan Sun, and Wild all have one thing in common - transformational travel.   With Mother's Day fast approaching and the price of flights more attractive than ever before, rather than giving mum a book to read - gift her an experience of a lifetime.   WorldVentures is a travel membership company that offers thousands of Aussie travellers the chance to experience fun, freedom and life fulfilment on specially designed and curated DreamTrips holidays.   There are a range of Australian and international DreamTrips holidays available to satisfy mum's wanderlust this year. Whether it turns into a family holiday, or a mum-only getaway, DreamTrips holidays offer the perfect blend of sightseeing, relaxation and cultural appreciation.  Australian Mother's Day Getaways  Australia is renowned for its furry wildlife, but many Australians haven't taken the time to see their own backyard and get up close and personal with a koala or kangaroo. Get mum to tick these iconic experiences off her bucket list on these amazing Aussie DreamTrips.  Melbourne14-17 May 20173 Nights Tour Phillip Island Nature Park and take in all the beauty of the island. Enjoy an unforgettable experience at the Koala Conservation Centre where you will wander the treetop boardwalks and come face to face with charming koalas in their natural habitat. You will also visit the Churchill Island Heritage Farm where you can appreciate the restoration of the farm and cottages of early Australian settlers. The Phillip Island Penguin Parade is the world’s only commercial venue where you can see penguins in their natural habitat and you will have the opportunity to see these tiny, flightless fowls waddle home at sunset. You will have plenty of free time to enjoy the local sights and attractions. Take the time to visit the amazing Fitzory Gardens or the Queen Victoria Market which is the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere.  Gold Coast, Queensland16-21 May 20175 Nights Sun, surf and sand is what you can expect from this DreamTrips holiday. Give mum the thrill of a jet boat ride along the scenic Broadwater estuary before heading to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where you can wander through open animal enclosures, feed kangaroos and get up close to koalas. Within the Sanctuary you can also experience the bird show that features an Australian pelican and colourful parrots, or tour the sanctuary on a miniature train. To top off an already amazing holiday, enjoy a full-day visit to Wet'n'Wild and Warner Bros. Movie World® to entertain the whole family.  Spend Mother's Day Abroad  Make the most of cheap airfares and enjoy some truly unique experiences and some time for R&R this Mother's Day on these international DreamTrips holidays.  Brazil13-21 May 20178 Nights The dream destination for many mothers, this DreamTrip will have you revelling in the tropical charms of the Bahia coast in Porto Seguro. Sail to the 12,000-square-meter coral platform Recife de Fora, a marine sanctuary where you can observe a wide variety of tropical sea life at low tide. Then head down the coast to Trancoso to lounge in the surf and sand at one of its pristine beaches or live like a local as you stroll through the local village. You can tour the historical city of Porto Seguro to see popular sites like the full-size replica of the ship led by Pedro Álvares Cabral, the discoverer of Brazil before getting a taste of adventure as you trek down forest trails to Taipe Beach on an ATV. Leave land behind again for a relaxing boat trip that takes you to a natural coral formation for a scuba diving excursion and take advantage of your full-day pass to Arraial d’Ajuda Eco Park, where you can enjoy the waterpark’s thrilling rides or just relax by the water. Santorini, Greece15-18 May 20173 Nights Ranked as one of the most beautiful islands in the world, mum will love this island getaway to Santorini for Mother's Day. On this DreamTrip, marvel at the Santorini landmarks as you enjoy a sunset catamaran cruise and even have the chance to enjoy an evening dip in the Aegean Sea. While cruising, feast on a traditional buffet dinner, including Greek salad, grilled chicken, pork skewers, roasted vegetables, pasta with red sauce, stuffed vine leaves, local fruits, Santorinian wine and more! You will have ample leisure time to browse local shopping strips  to find some handmade souvenirs, or simply relax and take some time out to yourself.Gift Mum the holiday of a lifetime  If you plan to spend Mother's Day at home with family and friends, then gift mum - and the family - an amazing holiday experience later in the month when there is more time to kick back, relax and enjoy. Koh Samui, Thailand21-24 May 20173 Nights One of the most picturesque and awe-inspiring holiday destinations that features on many people's bucket lists, this is a DreamTrip to remember. For the thrill seekers, this DreamTrip holiday starts with action packed adventure with a full day Koh Tao trip by speedboat. You will visit Ao Muang and spend the morning on this bay’s tranquil, uncrowded beaches and snorkel among colourful coral beds. You will then hop on over to the neighbouring island of Koh Nang Yuan where you can also enjoy some snorkelling and water fun or take a short hike to the top of a peak for a view of unimaginable vistas.Fiji22-28 May 20176 Nights Mum won't mind taking the entire family along to enjoy this DreamTrip to Denarau Island, Fiji. A sightseers delight, this DreamTrip will have you exploring the exquisite Garden of the Sleeping Giant, Viseisei (widely believed to be the 1st-ever Fijian village), and the Hindu temple Sri Siva Subramaniya. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of Nadi's fresh fruit and vegetable markets and immerse yourself in the Fijian culture and experience the authentic tastes of the region. You will then set sail to Tivua Island for a full day of activities highlighting Fiji’s unique culture and natural surroundings. On the island, take a medicine nature walk, learn to husk and weave coconut fibres and participate in a traditional kava ceremony. You can also snorkel around the island and drift through 500 acres of vibrant coral beds and marvel at the diverse marine life. The whole family will be entertained with activities such as volleyball, building sandcastles and joining a treasure hunt all on the itinerary for young family members. As with all DreamTrips holidays, you will have ample leisure time to explore on your own or sit back and relax.Bali, Indonesia24-28 May 20174 Nights A favourite holiday destination for many Australian travellers, this post-Mother's Day getaway to Bali will have you savouring stunning sights and indulging in the fragrantly spiced cuisines. . Enjoy a visit to Tanah Lot, the home of an iconic temple set on a rock close to shore. Built in the 16th century, the temple is an important site for religious pilgrimages. You will have plenty of time to explore on your own during this DreamTrip. Take in more of the Balinese culture and sights, or make the most of resort facilities such as enjoying a massage or remembering your experience with a picture of you in traditional Balinese costume.Cairns, Queensland23-28 May 20175 Nights Rated the top holiday hotspot for DreamTrips Australian members, you must take mum on this DreamTrip to Cairns to enjoy some of the beautiful scenery and spectacular sights of her own backyard. Discover one of Australia’s ecological marvels, the ancient Daintree Rainforest, with a cruise of the Daintree River and a full-day tour of Mossman Gorge Centre, including a Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk (a private tour along easy-graded tracks). Equally breathtaking is the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s biggest coral kingdom and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Spanning more than 2,092 kilometres in the Coral Sea off north-eastern Australia’s Queensland coast, the Great Barrier Reef is the only one of the world’s 7 natural wonders that can be recognised from space. You will have the chance to snorkel and sail the Great Barrier Reef's life-rich waters on an Ocean Spirit cruise — an exciting daylong getaway that also includes informative presentations by marine biologists, snorkelling demonstrations, and more. Finally, you’ll visit Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, located within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, where you’ll learn about the relationship between Australia’s animals and their natural habitat. Within this sanctuary there are paths and boardwalks for you to explore and become completely immersed in the surroundings among dense flora and protected wildlife.For more information, please contact: Maria Crema Closer Communications E: maria@closer.com.au Rachael Blasina Closer Communications M: 0428 073 703 E: rachael@closer.com.au   How to Find Cheap Deals During Shoulder Seasons 2017-03-28T23:59:54Z how-to-find-cheap-deals-during-shoulder-seasons As the hot, summer days fade, Aussies across the country are dreaming of their next adventure – but where to go and when?  Leading global flight comparison and deals publishing platform, Cheapflights.com.au suggests ‘shoulder seasons’ have many advantages for travellers.   According to Nathan Graham, Regional Sales Manager of Cheapflights ANZ: “Tucked between the high prices of peak season and the often lousy weather of low season, shoulder seasons offer the added perks of less crowds and queues, and more availability at restaurants and attractions. You can also save up to 80 per cent on hotels and car hire, but knowing the right times to travel is essential, as shoulder seasons vary between destinations.”    To help in the search, Graham and the experts at Cheapflights.com.au have provided five top tips to find the ‘goldilocks’ moment that will make your next holiday just right.   1. Reverse your thinking It can be advantageous living in the Southern Hemisphere, where holiday periods and shoulder seasons are different to many other parts of the world.    For example, if you’re travelling to the Mediterranean, consider mid-May and June or late Septemberearly October – the weather is still warm and you’ve got a far better chance of getting a table at a popular café or having a beach (more or less) to yourself.   “For winter holidays, ski resorts in the Northern Hemisphere open in late November, but see little traffic until the Christmas week. In early or mid-December, you’ll find cheaper flights and accommodation and less crowded slopes, shorter lift queues and often discounted ski hire and lift passes,” said Graham.     2. Check the weather  For long-haul destinations, it’s wise to find out about the various ins and outs of low seasons – there’s generally a catch. A cheap Caribbean holiday may not be fun during the storms in June and July, but if you look for islands off the ‘hurricane belt’ you can find a great deal and still enjoy good weather.   Check the seasonal patterns in your destination and try to travel just before or just after the peak periods. Fiji’s busiest season is between June-August when fellow Aussies flee the winter chill, but you can get bargains during the shoulder periods in March and November. Even in the wet season there are variations, so you can head to drier parts of the country in the north and west, like Tavueni Island.    3. Look for micro-shoulders  Christmas and New Year are always peak periods, regardless of your departure point and destination. Last year, more than 1.6 million Aussies were planning to depart in December, with a third searching for flights the week of Christmas. Don’t despair, as there are micro-shoulders to be found!       “Try to be flexible and consider searching specific days. For instance, a flight from Sydney to London may cost $1,078 on average in the lead up to Christmas Day, or you can nab a seat for $667 on average if you’re willing to fly on 25 December,” said Graham.     4. Investigate local celebrations  The key to shoulder season travel is to avoid school holidays and obvious busy times, and to travel as close to peak season as you can. Do your homework on local festivals, sporting events and holidays.    Prices in the US rise over Thanksgiving, India practically comes to a standstill for Diwali (the festival of lights), and remember changeable dates for events like Carnival and Easter. If you’re not going to join in the fun, it’s not worth paying a premium.    5. Plan outside the ‘box’  Graham highlighted that if you want to experience key cultural events without the hefty price tag, get smart with your plans and chosen locations.   “Over four million people are predicted to flock to Japan from late March through April1, as the nation’s iconic sakura (cherry blossoms) bloom. But in Okinawa in the south, the cherry blossoms open as early as January, or in the north at Hokkaido they bloom as late as May, making great alternatives without compromising on the experience.”    For more information or to search for your next holiday, visit Cheapflights.com.au.  Justin Ferguson Property Specialists rebrands to Ferguson Property Agents in 2017 2017-03-28T23:44:28Z justin-ferguson-property-specialists-rebrands-to-ferguson-property-agents-in-2017 Cammeray property experts, Justin Ferguson Property Specialists are proud to unveil their new name and look for 2017. The agency founded by Justin Ferguson in 1998 will now be know as Ferguson Property Agents. The rebrand will see the team grow in their soon to be renovated premises at 514 Miller Street, Cammeray. The new company logo is modern and precise, just like the service the agency offers. In addition to the new name and new look, Ferguson Property Agents will continue to grow their I Love Cammeray community social media pages and will also be one of the sponsors of Norths Rugby Club Juniors. About Ferguson Property Agents: Ferguson Property Agents pride themselves on achieving outstanding results. Their proven history of delivering record prices for residential and commercial properties ranges from individual vendors to government authorities and project developers. Justin Ferguson established the high profile office in 1998. It is strategically located in Cammeray Village. Today, it is the dominating agency in Cammeray, with a large sales team and a substantial property management portfolio. Their longevity in the market means they have strong support throughout our neighbouring suburbs: Northbridge, Crows Nest and North Sydney. For further information go to: www.fergusonproperty.com.au LASER celebrates 30 years as home-grown consumer electronics success story 2017-03-28T22:35:00Z laser-celebrates-30-years-as-home-grown-consumer-electronics-success-story Sydney, Australia, March 2017 – LASER, the Australian-owned electronics company with a focus on affordable, innovative technology for all, has this month celebrated its 30th Anniversary celebrations with the unveiling of a range of new products set to take the company into its next decade.   Launching a new $50 selfie drone and extensive range of power banks, USB-C accessories and Navig8r dashcams, it is a long way from the small shopfront in Sydney’s Surry Hills that opened in 1987 to sell floppy disks, computer keyboards and mice.   With more than 300 product lines and 50 local employees, LASER puts its commitment to continuously evolving its product range at the centre of its longevity.   “From a very early stage we instituted an internal challenge to turnover our range by at least one-third every year, sourcing new products based on market needs and feedback from our retail partners. This is a huge number by any measure, and constantly forces us out of our comfort zone both in terms of new technologies and evolutions of existing ones.” said Chris Lau, Managing Director of LASER.    “Without having control of our manufacturing and being able to swiftly react to opportunities, this wouldn’t be achievable, yet we continue to see our range constantly and quickly evolving.”   Over the course of three decades, LASER has built its reputation among retailers and consumers alike as the value brand of choice, with long-standing relationships with Harvey Norman and Big W to name a few who look to LASER as enabling consumers to access technology at an affordable price point.   “We know exactly who we are and what our benefit is to consumers, and play an important role in helping many Aussies enter the market for new technologies, while providing affordable, reliable and quality options across the board for both new and ongoing technologies. We proudly wear the moniker ‘value brand you can trust’,” continued Lau.   LASER took its name from the optical media it sold as it commenced trading and has continued to evolve over the years. Today, LASER has market-leading positions, including dashcams via its Navig8r brand, powerbanks, and affordable AV.   “Our Navig8r sub-brand, itself 10 years old this year, is the best-selling dashcam brand in the country. Consumers can enter the market for just $60, while we also deliver on innovation with the 818 Pro X, which offers Australian State-specific school zone data, something unique to the market as it was built specifically to order for Australian consumers.”   “Looking ahead, we also see Affordable AV and USB-C as key drivers, and are also launching Wi-Fi wireless speakers, premium certified UHD HDMI cables and Ultra HD streaming box media centres.”   “We are proud to have proven longevity in the market, especially as many brands and technologies have come and gone in this industry over the 30 years we have been in business, and thank our partners, employees and broader industry stakeholders for their support. While we celebrate today, our focus remains firmly on the future, and the next 30 years.” concluded Lau.   LASER are celebrating 30 years by reveling in the success of products from key categories including:  Navig8r Selfie Drone Lightweight and portable, this four-propeller Wi-Fi enabled Selfie Drone is accessed and controlled by an easy-to-use smartphone app (iOS/Android). Boasting a one-button take off, land and 360-degree flip, users can adjust the drone’s speed and altitude all from their smartphone. With the ability to take photos and videos as it follows you around, the Navig8r Selfie Drone offers 8-minutes of flight time within a 30m control range.RRP $50 from Big W  Navig8r 818 Pro X Crashcam A cutting-edge dash camera that takes in-vehicle incident recording to the next level, the Navig8r 818 Pro X Crashcam features Super Full HD image quality that delivers meticulously detailed footage. Built exclusively for the Australian market, the 818 displays the vehicle’s actual speed (as measured by GPS) as well as speed cameras, red light cameras and school zones which are preloaded with correct Australian state school zone times to warn drivers of an impending change in speed (and possible infringement). The Navig8r Crash Cam Pro X also features journey review with Google maps, automatic event recording and park mode which activates camera recording even when your car is unattended. Using the included software, drivers are able to review video footage, speed, time, date and location information on Google Maps, making it easy to prove at fault incidents.RRP $299 from Harvey Norman and www.laserco.com.au  LASER PB-CJ6000 Portable Power Bank and Car Jump Starter | RRP $79.95 | Harvey Norman As the latest addition to LASER’s extensive portable power range, the PB-CJ6000 is compact and portable enough to fit almost anywhere, from the glovebox to your satchel or your back pocket. A handy gadget that can charge all USB-enabled devices, this multi-purpose accessory also connects with the supplied car jump cables to kick-start a fully flat battery. With 6,000mAh of power, a 4-in-1 USB charging cable (Mini and Micro USB, 30pin and 9pin Apple to USB) for smartphones, tablets and cameras, the PB-CJ6000 also offers security benefits thanks to a high intensity LED light with strobe function for attracting attention. Built-in safety features that protect the consumer, their car and the power bank, a high efficiency cell from the quality Lithium battery boasts 75% retention after 12 months, making this a durable companion in the glove box or in your bag.RRP $79.95 from Harvey Norman and www.laserco.com.au  ImageryLASER 30th Anniversary Image Library  About LASER In 1987 LASER started out in a Surry Hills garage, importing and selling 5.25” floppy disks and storage cases. Today, we’re one of Australia’s fastest growing and most trusted consumer IT and consumer electronics solutions providers. Specialising in bespoke solutions, our product range now spans more than 13 categories and 500+ products. Autumn Property Trends with Cameron Nicholls 2017-03-27T01:03:22Z autumn-property-trends-with-cameron-nicholls From record-breaking temperatures to all time high rainfalls, the shift from summer to autumn has certainly been quick! With a new season brings a change in the property market as well as an opportunity to maximise the cooler weather and end of day light savings. In order to make the most of what autumn has to offer, Cameron suggests: Clean your windows: With the recent downfalls Sydney has experienced this is even more important. You’ll be amazed at the difference it will make! Introduce autumn colours and hues: Throws, cushions and even lightweight curtains are a great way to give a home an instant lift and won’t break the budget. Twilight opens: The autumn sky sets the scene for ambient twilight property showings. Turn the end of daylight savings into a positive. Update the exterior: Trim all trees back, clear the leaves out of the gutters and make sure your property looks low maintenance, even if that isn’t the case! Create an outdoor dinning room: Use pavers to create a dedicated outdoor dining space, this time of year it’s slightly cooler and there are less insects to battle. Present an outdoor room to potential buyers before winter hits. About Nicholls & Co Estate Agents: Nicholls & Co is a boutique modern agency focused on the person first and foremost and then the property. They do not work with clients, they work with people. Through personal attention and connecting with people on a deeper level they are able to comprehensively understand how best to deliver the results desired. For further information go to: www.nichollsandco.com.au 7 Ways to Create Quirky and Fun Kids’ Rooms 2017-03-20T01:18:17Z 7-ways-to-create-quirky-and-fun-kids-rooms These days there is no end to the cool, quirky and fun style parents can inject into their kids’ rooms. Designer and DIY parents alike are keen to add magic to their little ones’ special spaces and these hot trends are sure to inspire. To stay on trend with the latest kids’ room trends, Justine Wilson, Director and Principal Stylist at Vault Interiors shares her top tips: 1. Neon Colour Pops – Neon is back! We love the fun way in which neon accents can add zing to any kids’ space. But beware! Use in moderation to avoid overpowering the room. 2. Shared Spaces – Space is at a premium these days and whether you have decided your little ones should share for that reason, or merely for the fun that sharing with your sibling can offer, shared spaces don’t have to be rigid in design. 3. Geometric Patterns – The geometric trend isn’t going anywhere! We love how these bold graphic prints and patterns are becoming a classic look but also add a playful but ordered style to the space. They can easily be adapted to any gender and also suit-shared spaces. Removable wallpaper is a great way to add some geometrics! 4. Monochrome – Monochrome is the new neutral! This palette is cool and edgy while also remaining classic in style. Using bold prints, beloved icons, like our friend Miffy or Nordic/wilderness influences, make this trend perfect for nurseries to teen rooms. 5. Outside In – The spirit of adventure is strong for little people, so it is only natural they love spaces that reflect this. The use of versatile wallpapers makes it easy to create a magical space. Bold wallpapers can be limited to one wall so it doesn’t overwhelm the room. 6. Playhouse Beds – Forget dollhouses! We love playhouses and cubby beds almost as much as kids do! No matter if it’s for sleeping or as a reading nook, playhouse beds are fun for any child. We love the DIY version of this teepee bed by blogger and mummy Sarah of Hello Bowsers. 7. Designer Furniture – When it comes to selecting furniture for any part of your home, well designed and functional is a must, so buying for your child’s room is no exception. For a long time kids’ bedroom furniture was limited to one or the other. Pioneers like Lilly and Lolly changed that and Incy Interiors has both beautiful and long-lasting pieces. For further information please go to: www.vaultinteriors.com.au The Hunt is Over: Healthy Easter Breaks for Everyone 2017-03-17T12:50:52Z the-hunt-is-over-healthy-easter-breaks-for-everyone The Hunt is Over: Healthy Easter Breaks for Everyone   Ditch the Easter eggs in favour of one of these luxury wellness breaks, as Health and Fitness Travel, the leading experts in tailor-made wellness holidays worldwide, round up this year’s best Easter getaways offering something for everyone. The 2017 Easter break is a good time to venture abroad with two consecutive four day weeks; from short haul to further afield and from budget-friendly to ultra luxurious, find an Easter break that’s perfect for you. From a wellness adventure in New Zealand to finding your inner Zen on a yoga retreat in Thailand, this egg-stensive guide has a healthy holiday to meet everyone’s wellness needs this Easter.     The Easter Detox Bunny Thailand: Amanpuri Cleanse   Detox from the inside-out this Easter with a cleansing immersion at the luxurious Amanpuri resort on Thailand’s lush tropical island of Phuket. Banish those toxins through a range of spa treatments and a structured nutritional plan which includes the recommended raw and liquid based meals. With a rounded approach, this program targets the root causes of any health issues put in place by high-stress environments and improper diet through a combination of specialist therapies and movement sessions designed to clear you of stress and boost your immune and lymphatic functions.       Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 3 nights at Amanpuri from $4,405pp or $4,950pp for single occupancy. Price includes full board and transfers.     The Easter Fitness Bunny New Zealand: Aro Ha Wellness Retreat Give the Duracell bunny a run for his money as you embark on a fitness adventure on the beautiful Sub Alpine region of New Zealand. Discover the great outdoors through challenging hikes and a variety of fitness classes, from yoga and Pilates, to TRX strength training and cardio. Put the Easter eggs aside as you learn to prepare healthy meals from the informative ‘un-cooking’ classes, teaching you a rainbow of raw vegan cuisine to help you adapt a nutritious and enzymatically rich diet. Unwind after an energetic day with healing spa treatments, and contrast therapy pools.   Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 4 nights at Aro Ha from $4,050pp or $4,350pp for single occupancy. Price includes full board and transfers.     The Easter Yoga Bunny Thailand: Kamalaya Yoga Synergy   Perfect for the discerning yoga bunny looking for a further-flung escape this Easter, this award-winning luxury wellness resort is a tropical paradise that will improve your health and well-being through a variety of yoga sessions and holistic spa treatments. Based on the beautiful coast of Koh Samui, the comprehensive yoga retreat offers daily private and group yoga sessions, suitable for beginner and expert yoga bunnies alike. Compliment your training with traditional Ayurvedic therapies and enjoy local excursions, such as a monk’s cave visit and temple tour.   Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at Kamalaya from $3,940pp or $4,555pp for single occupancy. Price includes full board, daily private yoga sessions, a range of spa treatments, complimentary spa access, and return transfers.   The Easter Spa Bunny Vietnam: Fusion Maia Natural Living   Awaken your senses at the luxury beachfront retreat of Fusion Maia in Da Nang, Vietnam. Experience a true sense of tranquillity with a range of healing massages, facials, body wraps and yoga and meditation classes. Choose from a tantalising menu of treatments, including aromatherapy sessions, mind-energy therapy and body wraps. From bespoke massages to healing treatments, de-stress and rejuvenate your weary body to return home from your spa break feeling refreshed and energised.    Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at Fusion Maia from $3,325pp or $5,115pp for single occupancy. Price is all-inclusive with a range of spa treatments, complimentary spa access and group classes, and private transfers.     The Easter Adventure Bunny Oman: Zighy Bay Sense of Adventure   Thrill-seekers need look no further than Oman this Easter. Get your adrenaline-fix through an extensive range of activities which include water sports, mountain trekking and biking. For extreme adrenaline junkies, witness jaw-dropping views by trying tandem paragliding, or make a splash during kayaking and diving excursions. Wind down from your daily adventures with restorative massages and relaxing spa treatments, and enjoy refreshing, healthy drinks from the onsite juice bar.  The perfect pairing of adrenaline-fuelled fun with peaceful natural surroundings will certainly leave you feeling reenergised.   Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at Zighy Bay from $4,060pp or $5,375pp for single occupancy. Price includes daily breakfast, a range of activities and treatments, complimentary spa access and group classes, and private transfers.     The Easter Sports Bunny St Lucia: BodyHoliday Fusion Fitness   Sporty-types should make a break for St Lucia this Easter on an action-packed sports holiday. Improve your swing with private golf lessons or ace that forehand as you serve up a storm during private tennis sessions. Whatever your choice of sporting activity from abseiling and mountain biking to ocean kayaking and paddle boarding, improve your skill and physicality through sports-specific weight training and beach boot camp workouts. After a day of sporting fun, unwind with a yoga or Pilates session, and treat aching muscles to an extensive range of soothing spa treatments.   Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at The BodyHoliday from $3,670pp or $3,700pp for single occupancy. Price is all-inclusive, with a Fusion Fitness program, and return shared transfers.     The Easter Weight Loss Bunny India: Atmantan Weight Management   If you’ve overdone the Easter eggs (again) this year, shed the excess pounds on an energising weight management retreat in India. A tailored weight loss plan alongside personal training sessions will ensure you trim down as you tone up, helping you to reach your optimum body weight. Fun group classes such a TRX training and laughter therapy will keep you motivated, while yoga sessions will stretch tired muscles and enhance the mind-body connection. Don’t forget to reward yourself with a variety of traditional Ayurvedic treatments and therapeutic holistic remedies available.   Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at Atmantan from $4,810pp or $6,570pp for single occupancy. Price includes full-board, a comprehensive weight loss program, and return private transfers.     The Easter Beauty Bunny Spain: Marbella Club Beauty   Be the fairest one of all and restore your glow on a rejuvenating Easter escape to Marbella in southern Spain. On this beautifying luxury spa break, specialist treatments aim to boost radiance and prevent the signs of aging. For the ultimate beauty-boost, you’ll be treated to a variety of personalised facials, massages and therapies, in addition to specialist water treatments such as Thalasso Vichy Detox and Thalasso spa sessions. Combine this with healthy Mediterranean cuisine, yoga and Pilates classes, nutrition support and you’ll be sure to return home glowing inside and out.   Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at Marbella Club from $4,215pp or $5,860pp for single occupancy. Price includes daily breakfast, a range of beauty treatments, complimentary spa access and group classes, and return transfers.     The Easter De-Stress Bunny Greece: Divani Apollon Anti-Stress   Have the summer months left you feeling burnt out? Unplug and recharge on an Easter de-stress holiday on the glorious Athenian Riviera. Restore the balance between your body and mind as you engage in the healing power of yoga and meditation, whilst a series of soothing spa treatments ensure total stress-relief and relaxation. Specialist therapies include full-body exfoliation, energising massage and silk body wraps. Take advantage of the anti-stress nutritional programme to restore hormonal balance and take part in a variety of group classes to boost your overall well-being.   Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at Divani Apollon from $4,400pp or $5,245pp for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a range of treatments, complimentary spa access and group classes, and return private transfers.     The Easter Mindfulness Bunny Portugal: Longevity Mindfulness   Give your mind a complete re-boot this Easter on a healing mindfulness holiday on the tranquil Algarve coastline. Escape the stresses and distractions of everyday life as you learn to understand the nature of your mind through daily private mindfulness sessions with Longevity’s resident teacher. Learn the skills of mindful movement to enable you to incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine, making lasting changes that will transform your life. The healing botanical gardens and close proximity to the ocean will increase your sense of well-being and bring you closer to nature.   Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at Longevity from $2,810pp or $2,490pp for single occupancy. Price includes accommodation, half board, complimentary spa access, and return private transfers     For advice, guidance and booking visit www.healthandfitnesstravel.com or call 0203 397 8891     -Ends-   For further information and hi-res imagery please email raymond@healthandfitnesstravel.com.au or samantha@healthandfitnesstravel.com.au or call 1300 551 353 / +61 3 9021 0909     Notes to Editors:     About Health and Fitness Travel   Health and Fitness Travel is a global luxury wellness travel company that originated in the UK in 2010 and is committed to providing healthy holidays that enhance and change lives. Created by Paul Joseph, Adam Heathcote and co-founded in Australia by local Director Samantha Lippiatt as a result of their combined passion for health and fitness travel and offering bespoke holidays to improve people’s well-being to lead happier and healthier lives.   Health and Fitness Travel offers clients a tailor-made seamless service with the very best health and fitness holidays, handpicked by its expert team, together with exclusive and added value packages with the best deals. As leading specialists, Health and Fitness Travel has also created their own collection of healthy holidays in various destinations which include Fusion Fitness, Discover Recover and Healthy Honeymoons, offering clients the best value and holiday experience. For more information visit: www.healthandfitnesstravel.com.au    Like us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter (@HFTravelAU) Follow us on InstagramJoin  us on Google+Follow us on Pinterest Dublin the Fun this St Patrick’s Day 2017-03-14T00:08:26Z dublin-the-fun-this-st-patrick-s-day From Dublin and New York to Auckland and Sydney, cities across the world will turn green as they celebrate St Patrick’s Day – and it’s not too late to join the festivities.  To help travellers connect with their ‘inner Irish’ come 17 March, Cheapflights.com.au has researched some of the best St Patrick’s Day parties.  It doesn’t take the luck of the Irish to find affordable last-minute flights either, with loads of deals still on offer so all you need to do is pack your bags.  1. Dublin, Ireland – As the capital and largest city in Ireland, Dublin is the must-visit destination for an authentic celebration. An official public holiday, over a hundred thousand people will take to the streets for a four-day extravaganza including the city’s famous street parade.   Flights to Dublin from $1,329 with British Airways 2. Toyko, Japan – Irish connections in Japan may be unexpected, but the capital is now celebrating the 25th year of hosting the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Asia – expect everything from vibrant costumed revellers and Irish dancers to green Samurai Warriors. The hidden pot of gold in this city is the ‘I Love Ireland’ Festival, providing Irish folk music and serving fish and chips and green beer in Yoyogi Park. Flights to Tokyo from $790 with Philippine Airlines  1. Buenos Aires, Argentina – Like other celebrations, the focal point of festivities in Buenos Aires is the parade through the Plaza San Martin. Visitors to the city will also find a large area of the Retiro district buzzing with a giant green street party, with music, dancing and plenty o’craic for the more than 50,000 party-goers.  Flights to Buenos Aires from $2,234 with Qatar Airways 2. Montréal, Canada – The Irish in Montréal have celebrated St Patrick’s Day for nearly 260 years and have held a parade as the centerpiece of the “Irish Season” festivities for 194 consecutive years. This year is bound to be the bigger than ever as the city celebrates its 375th anniversary. Flights to Montréal from $1,385 with Delta Air Lines  3. Chicago, USA – This city certainly knows how to celebrate the Patron Saint in true Irish style. The Windy City will turn Gaelic green this month, with the annual and iconic dying of the Chicago River complemented by an evening light show where local landmarks are lit up in green – there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate!  Flights to Chicago from $1,365 with China Eastern Airlines and United Airlines  4. London, UK – Thousands of people will line the streets from Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square to celebrate and cheer on the floats for London’s St Paddy’s Day celebrations. If you’d prefer to avoid the crowds, there’s also plenty of events across the city from a film festival to walking tours.  Flights to London from $1,221 with Vietnam Airlines  5. Auckland, New Zealand – This St. Patrick’s Day Festival first started with a group of passionate Irishmen in 1995, and has grown from its humble beginnings to a week-long extravaganza with a family-friendly Fair Day, sports matches, music and dancing.  Flights from $441 with China Airlines  6. Sydney, Australia – The Irish were amongst some of the first Europeans to settle Down Under, and now we come together each year to celebrate their culture. This year’s festivities will be held on Sunday 19 March, where live music, marching bands, food stalls and local craft sellers will cater for a fun family day out.  Flights from $100 with Tigerair For more information or to search for your next holiday, visit Cheapflights.com.au.  CHEAPFLIGHTS – www.cheapflights.com.au Founded in 1996, Cheapflights is a leading global flight comparison and deals publishing platform dedicated to taking the complexity out of finding the best value flights through the application of innovative, intuitive technologies: Smart search. Made simple. It is now a market leader in the UK, US, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand generating over AU $4 billion (£2 billion) in global downstream revenue for its partners as it expands in to numerous other territories. Over 120 million users visit its websites and apps each year, receiving more than two billion search results a month from across 900,000 routes. The 10 million strong opt-in subscribers to the Cheapflights newsletter received over 1.25 billion targeted emails during 2015, offering the best deals from over 120 travel businesses – for whom it has driven more than AU $80 million (£40 million) in revenue this year. Together, the Cheapflights platforms generate enough bookings for its partners to fill a Boeing 747 every five minutes.  In 2011, Cheapflights became part of the privately‐owned online travel search and inspiration network, Momondo Group.  Follow us on Twitter: @Cheapflights  Join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/cheapflights New Real Techniques Diamond Sponge 2017-03-13T22:50:46Z new-real-techniques-diamond-sponge The hugely popular Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection™ adds its first sponge to the collection – introducing the Miracle Diamond Sponge. Designed by internationally renowned professional makeup artists and beauty vloggers, Sam and Nic Chapman, the new sponge offers precision application when blending shadow. Erica Galea, Marketing Manager of Chemcorp International, says, “We’re pleased to announce this gorgeous new sponge is now available in Australia! The Bold Metals Collection has been popular since launching in July 2015, and we expect this sponge will be loved just as much! The marble swirl pattern is very on-trend, too.” The multi-faceted Miracle Diamond Sponge is designed to work with multiple products on different areas of your face. No two sponges are alike – each has its own unique swirl design. How to use the new Miracle Diamond Sponge: TOP: Buff and blend out makeup for a flawless finish LARGER FLAT SIDES: Function as a wedge to apply makeup to larger areas like the forehead and cheeks SMALLER FLAT SIDES: Great for precision contouring around the eyes, mouth and brow bone POINTED TIP: Covers small imperfections Use the sponge damp for dewy application and dry for full coverage powders. For best results and hygiene, it is recommended to replace the sponge every 1 – 3 months. The new Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection™ Miracle Diamond Sponge is available now for an RRP of $24.99 at Priceline and online at www.realtechniques.com.au. New 1000 Hour Instant Brows: Eyebrow Mascara 2017-03-13T05:10:41Z new-1000-hour-instant-brows-eyebrow-mascara 1000 Hour is excited to announce the launch of their brush-on tinted eyebrow mascara. Now you can create beautiful brows in an instant! Enhance your beauty with brows that frame your face and define your eyes. 1000 Hour Instant Brows provides buildable, long-wearing colour. The coloured gel tints the brows to provide a natural, even and comfortable hold, whilst the buildable colour boosts brow depth. The light gel base tames and sets eyebrows for naturally full and defined arches. It is easily applied with the mascara wand without the clumping and flaking. Erica Galea, Marketing Manager at Chemcorp International says, “Brows can make or break an entire makeup look. Bold brows are very on-trend right now; and I don’t think we’re going to see them disappear anytime soon! Brow products are now an essential for beauty enthusiasts right through to the professional makeup artist. “There was so much demand for this product to be developed. It’s so convenient to be able to pull the wand out of your bag for a quick and easy application. Plus, the Clear is fantastic to groom and set even if you already tint your brows.” adds Erica. 1000 Hour Instant Brows application steps: Choose the 1000 Hour Eyebrow Mascara that best matches your natural brow/hair colour Apply using light upward and outward strokes to define the shape Gently blend with the tip to the outer edge to form an arch To remove simply use cleanser or makeup remover 1000 Hour Instant Brows is available in four shades: black/dark brown, medium brown, light brown/blonde and clear. 1000 Hour Instant Brows is available now for a RRP of $9.99 at Priceline and online at www.1000hour.com.au How to find the right property stylist for your home 2017-03-08T03:59:04Z how-to-find-the-right-property-stylist-for-your-home Not all property stylists are the same. Cameron Nicholls, Founder and Principal of Nicholls & Co Estate Agents provides his tips to match-make the right property to the stylist. Engage more than one – It’s better to have at least two or more who have different styles and looks. Let them work their magic – You don’t need to be there, they are the experts so let them do what they do best. Remember you can use existing items – Stylists can work with existing furniture and simply add some sparkle, colour and freshen up. Make sure there is and extension option – Just incase the auction or campaign doesn’t run to plan you need a buffer. Have options – Budget and premium stylists and or packages. “You wouldn’t wear Dior to the rugby so make sure you find the appropriate match when it comes to presenting a property,” says Nicholls. www.nichollsandco.com.au Decadent Bathrooms – DIY tips that won’t break the bank! 2017-03-06T02:49:26Z decadent-bathrooms-diy-tips-that-won-t-break-the-bank Bathrooms are no longer merely functional spaces lacking personality! Introducing the new 2017 bathroom, where we are spending more and more time on beauty application, personal care, detoxing and de-stressing. To stay on trend with the latest bathroom trends, Justine Wilson, Director and Principal Stylist at Vault Interiors shares her top tips. Justine’s top 9 DIY tips for decadent bathrooms that won’t break the bank: Tap Ware Feature – Make a statement! Consider matt black, gold or rose gold tap ware for an on-trend statement feature. Upsized Tiles – Use large floor tiles and repeat the floor tiling as a feature wall to create a modern and glamorous look bathroom. Gloss Away – Choose a darker colour or gloss finish for your floor or feature tile to create a luxurious feeling. Neutral Palette – Opt for a neutral palette so your bathroom won’t date quickly. Floating Design – The “floating” design element is popular with vanities now and it a great way to create the illusion of space. Oversized Mirror – An easy and affordable way to enhance the sense of scale and space in the bathroom. Natural Material – Introducing natural material like marble will always give your bathroom and upmarket and glamorous feeling. Metallic Accessories – Scented candles, gold bowls for soaps and beautiful hanging feature lighting pendants give a glam pop. Accent Colours – Introduce accent colours with bath towels and flowers to help add decadence to the bathroom. For further tips and information go to: www.vaultinteriors.com.au Can sharks be taught not to attack humans? 2017-03-05T19:00:59Z can-sharks-be-taught-not-to-attack-humans Shark Attack Training Can sharks be taught not to attack humans? Shark Shield, the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent technology, is challenging the status quo by posting the question ‘Can sharks be taught not to attack humans?’ at the upcoming International Surfing Symposium. Held on Monday, 13th and Tuesday 14th March on the Gold Coast Australia, Shark Shield Managing Director Lindsay Lyon will pose the question as part of a panel discussion with some of the world’s leading shark experts. “In psychology, classical conditioning is best known from the experiments by Ivan Pavlov where a stimulus was presented and then the dog was given food, after a few repetitions when the stimulus was presented the dog would salivate without food,” Lindsay says. “CSRIO scientists have noted that tracked sharks often follow the same route annually stopping at the same beaches along the way, literally to the day. Could the longer-term use of proven electrical deterrents on surfboards over time generate a conditional response in sharks? “If a shark’s electrical receptors spasm uncontrollably from the FREEDOM+ Surf electrical deterrent every time it swims by a surf break, will it stop swimming by that particular break. Can electrical deterrents be used to teach sharks to avoid humans?” Lyon hypothesizes. In 2016 the UWA Ocean’s Institute released the third independent scientific research paper proving Shark Shield as the only device that effectively turns sharks away. This peer-reviewed paper showed adventure sport participants can significantly remove risk in activities like diving, spearfishing, kayaking and surfing. In reviewing the UWA research, The Australian Geographic magazine wrote “Great White Shark deterrent almost 100% effective.” In 2012, Dr Charlie Huveneers from the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) and Flinders University tested the effectiveness of Shark Shield. Part of this independent scientific testing used a seal decoy off the coast of South Africa, with white sharks consistently aborting shark attack charges on a seal decoy with the Shark Shield device turned on. Dr Vic Peddemors, a renowned shark scientist who has been working with sharks since 1987, was also involved in statistical testing of Shark Shield’s effectiveness back in 2003 in South Africa on white sharks. During this testing it was shown that by using a Shark Shield the probability of an attack was reduced from 0.70 to 0.08 with no sharks taking the bait during testing. Choice Magazine, an independent leading Australian Consumer Research organization, published their own review of shark deterrents in January 2016 confirming Shark Shield as the only deterrent with scientific evidence of its effectiveness. “Shark Shield’s effectiveness is as proven as Pavlovian theory, the theory of teaching sharks has significant merit and it’s now a case of working with the scientific community and governments to test it, and in the process make a difference to improving local economies and tourism without sacrificing human or marine life,” added Lyon. Click here to see an animated video demonstrating how the FREEDOM+ Surf creates a protective electrical field which is proven to turn sharks away. About Shark Shield Shark Shield is for professional adventurers. It is the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent. Sharks have small short-range electrical receptors in their snouts used for locating food. Shark Shield’s unique three-dimensional electrical waveform turns sharks away by causing unbearable spasms in these sensitive receptors. Used by professionals, such as navies around the world, Shark Shield is a safety device providing peace of mind, while supporting the conservation of sharks. If you’re serious about adventure, you wear a Shark Shield. www.sharkshield.com.au For further information or to set up and interview with Lindsay Lyon from Shark Shield, please contact: Rachel King @ 360 PR: +61 2 9571 4448 / +61 423 833 814 or rachel@360pr.com.au Free Travel Guides For Planning Your Holiday Destination 2017-03-01T03:10:12Z free-travel-guides-for-planning-your-holiday-destination When it comes to holiday planning you may need some help. Whether you are an avid online researcher or a leave it all to someone else traveller, you could still do with knowing something about your holiday destination before you start the booking process. If you are travelling point A to point B, and maybe need a hotel, then there are hundreds of online travel agents comparing prices and offering holiday packages. If you like to compare apples for apples then don’t be disappointed when you have to accept a ‘get-what-you-get’ packaged holiday. But if you really want to experience the destination and not follow the same people around the same sights day in and day out, then you need some experience to guide you with your holiday planning. If you’ve spent any time looking at travel guides and travel review websites you’ll know that it doesn’t take many clicks to end up at a sales page. Usually they are just another link to an online booking platform selling you their own packaged holidays. Well actually they’ll be the same as all the other tours because they are pulling the same information from the same wholesalers’ databases, just adding their own pictures and tweaking the prices. So what makes a good unbiased and trusted travel guide? Good local information, drilled down to what to do, where to eat, which restaurants to eat at, what sites to see, the sporting events, cafes, nightlife and all the local detail you would need to make your trip great, all contribute to making a destination travel guide good. But there are many that offer that, until they redirect you to book their hotel connections, and their car hire, and their connected tours. A great travel guide needs to be impartial, provide the information as information not as a sales tool. So you’ve now found the best travel guide and done your research and are up to date on where you want to go, you now enter the maze of booking your trip. That’s no mean feat. You could certainly use one of the myriad of online booking platforms available and possibly get very confused with all of the different options and pricing out there. Like you find with the review sites, they all lead to selling you what they want, not what you want. So what is the most trusted source for travel booking? Many say the online booking platforms have become dominant in holiday planning and travel booking, but the statistics don’t necessarily back that up. Travellers are turning back to booking with travel agents, with 52% of outbound (overseas) holidays being booked through a travel agent; a real-live behind-the-desk person who sells travel. That number is steadily increasing every year (5% p.a.). Travel Agents are your holiday advocates. They work for you to find the best flights, best hotels, best prices and gel it all together. They are also there for you if something goes wrong while you are away. No they probably won’t go and water your plants, but they can adjust bookings if your flight gets delayed, or cancelled, or make hotel changes if things aren’t working out for you. They are with you before, during, and after your trip; they’re building a relationship with you. Exactly what goes into planning a holiday? Planning a trip really can be time consuming. In fact, about twenty percent of travellers said it took more than five hours to search and book travel online, and that’s just the air component. Travel agents, however, make a career out of easing your holiday planning pain. They can take away the stress of vetting the countless options out there, give you the best travel advice, and ensure you find the best option, while saving money. But there are travel agents and then there are travel agents. You can walk into any travel agency and say you want to go to ‘mid-west-far-away’ and the wonderful specialist across the desk will look it up or pull a brochure off the wall. Great, but you could’ve done that yourself. So what would make the difference? Let us answer that for you: Sit on your couch, call the Travel Agent, and ask if anyone has been to ‘mid-west-far-away’ and you get the answer: “Yes, I have.” Wow, someone with real “been-there” experience of the place you are travelling to. You don’t get that very often. No doubt you’d get very excited and book the trip with them. So a ‘been-there’ travel agent can offer insight that an online booking website won’t be able to, with local knowledge and on the ground experience. Did you know most travel agents travel? That’s one of the attractions to the job. So given their travel industry knowledge and all the on-hand booking tools that they have, and on the ground experience, a travel agent really is your best way to book holiday travel. Remember that if you think you’ve saved $43.78 of airfares and $18 on hotels you’ve lost $200 elsewhere on your trip due to lack of knowledge. But how do you find these “been-there” travel agents when they are all over the country? The travel expert in your destination could be in another state and you’ll never know. Well there is a travel platform which connects Travellers with “been-there” Travel Agents. Going Expert matches your destination with a powerful database of travel agents who have created profiles of their destinational expertise. They have been where you are going. It costs you nothing to search and match with these holiday planning specialists, and if you see a profile you think is a match, connect with them and you’ll receive all their contact details – still costing nothing. Oh, and that unbiased #1 best travel guide for planning your holiday destination that was mentioned earlier, well it’s on the Going Expert website. And it’s free too. If you’re going somewhere, there is a travel agent who has been there too. Top 10 Chapels to Say ‘I Do’ 2017-03-01T02:03:18Z top-10-chapels-to-say-i-do-1 More than 120,000 Australians exchange nuptials each year with March the most popular time for couples to get married . As peak wedding season approaches, stand out from the crowd and ditch the clichéd venues with a truly spectacular and unforgettable destination wedding.   To help in the search, Cheapflights.com.au has compiled 10 truly unique chapels.  1. Chapel of the Holy Cross, Arizona, USA – In a remarkable display of nature and architecture coming together, this Roman Catholic chapel resembles a piece of art. Built into the red rock of Sedona, it was inspired by the Empire State Building. Flights to Arizona from $1,229 with United Airlines.  2. Church of the Good Shepherd, Fairlie, New Zealand – On the shores of Lake Tekapo and built from durable stone and oak, this church’s surroundings have been left in its pristine and natural state, making visitors feel like they’ve stepped back in time. Flights to Auckland from $313 with Jetstar. 3. Holy Trinity Chapel, Antarctica – Antarctica may not immediately spring to mind when searching for a romantic destination, but this Siberian Pine chapel is the perfect venue if you’re dreaming of a white wedding. Originally built in Russia in the 90s, it is manned by volunteer priests year-round.  Flights to Ushuaia from $3,211 with Aerolineas, before a ship voyage to Antarctica.  4. Thorncrown Chapel, Arkansas, USA – Created by a retired school teacher, this awe-inspiring glass chapel boasts 425 windows to showcase the lush Eureka Springs forest outside, allowing guests to get in touch with their spirituality and feel at one with the wildlife.  Flights to Arkansas from $1,512 with Delta Air Lines. 5. All Saints Chapel, Hamilton Island, Australia – In our own backyard, this idyllic chapel is nestled amongst the lush gardens overlooking Catseye Bay. For tropical weddings, it doesn’t get much better than this!  Flights to Hamilton Island from $340 with Jetstar. 6. Chapel in Valleacerón, Almadén, Spain – Like an abandoned UFO, this astonishing and angular building contrasts dramatically with the rural landscape on which it sits. There’s a remarkable curiosity about it, which was designed to mimic the lines of a ‘box fold’.  Flights to Barajas from $1,098 with Qatar Airways.  7. The Yosemite Valley Chapel, Yosemite Valley, USA – Surrounded by magnificent cliffs, meadows and Yosemite Falls, this building is the oldest man-made structure in the heart of Yosemite National Park. With a quaint, New England-style design and gorgeous natural setting, it is incredibly scenic. Flights to California from $922 with Delta Air Lines. 8. Chapel on The Rock, Colorado, USA – Despite recent setbacks—including fire and flood—this extraordinary chapel that sits atop a massive granite rock near Rocky Mountain National Park continues to act as a sacred place of worship for locals and visitors alike (including Pope John Paul II in 1993).   Flights to Colorado from $1,289 with Delta Air Lines.  9. St. Nicholas Chapel, Georgioupolis, Crete – Located about 100 metres out into the Sea of Crete, this Mediterranean chapel was originally built as a guardian for sailors and fishermen. The whitewashed building against the sparkling azure sea showcases Greek architecture at its best and is the perfect setting for a romantic holiday union. Flights to Georgioupolis from $1,625 with Emirates and Aegean Airlines. 10. Chapel of St. Michael’s Church, Hallstatt, Austria – A little bit eerie and whole lot fascinating, the aptly-named, “Bone House” (Beinhaus) in the chapel of St. Michael’s Church is a must-see for quirky couples look to have a memorable wedding. While there is a display of over 1,200 decorated skulls, visitors will also be faced with picturesque rolling views of the mountains, lake and town below.  Flights to Salzburg from $1,561 with Cathay Pacific Airways and Austrian Airlines.  For more information or to search for your next romantic holiday, visit Cheapflights.com.au.  ENDS