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People queue for immunisation at Maroubra school in July 1939. Photograph: Sam Hood, 1872-1953/State Library of NSW

Vaccinations - No one refused them, back then

So, you want to travel?

Well, we know that will be impossible for us unless most Australians get vaccinated.

Author: Euan Landsborough
Message from the Mo
Message from the Mo

80% Booster shots, Covid passports… Let’s go!

Whilst ‘Scomo’ curiously said it wasn’t ‘a race’, we sure as hell are picking up speed! Vaccination hesitancy appears to be significantly waning, more people are focused on what we can do to get through this Covid mess and less on misguided, social media half-truths. But having said that, indeed, this letter of mine – however, balanced it is or not, would also come under the social media banner! So, anything I write here is my considered opinion and gleaned from what I have studied, interpreted from what I see and hear around me, plus feedback from my friends and work colleagues across Europe. Therefore, what follows is my two pennyworths….
Author: Euan Landsborough
Toast Skaagen, Sweden

Signature meals across Europe

When you’re travelling throughout Europe, sampling the local food and drinks at each destination is a great way to immerse yourself, tastebuds and all, into the local culture. Here’s a quick look at some of the continent’s most iconic meals.
Author: Michele Zavaglia
Message from the Mo
Message from the Mo

Message from the 'Mo': A great Travel Agent is worth their weight in….

In our recent customer survey, we openly asked whether you could, or should, book directly with us.

Author: Michele Zavaglia
Leeds Castle, Britain

Fascinating Facts about Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle, 'the loveliest castle in the world' is where we stay for the last and most memorable night on our Best of British tour. With a history dating back to the 12th century, the castle has been a Norman stronghold; a royal residence; a Jacobean country house; a Georgian mansion; an elegant early 20th century retreat for the influential and famous; and in the 21st century, it has become one of the most visited historic buildings in Britain. Discover more about the fascinating history of Leeds Castle.
Author: Michele Zavaglia
Christmas Yule Cake from France

Bring European treats to your table this Christmas

Why not bring a bit of Europe to your Christmas table this year? From Germany’s Stollen Christmas Cake, to England’s Mince Pies, we have some great ideas and recipes to get you started. Along the way you will also learn more about the origins of these delicious treats. Now time to get on your aprons!
Author: Michele Zavaglia
Alcazar Seville, Spain

7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit in Spain

Did you know Spain is one of the most well represented countries on the UNESCO World Heritage list with 48 sites? From the historic centre of Cordoba, the works of Gaudi in Barcelona and the paleolithic cave art in Northern Spain, travellers are spoilt with choice. No doubt all the sites are worth visiting however to make it easy for you we have selected our top 7 UNESCO World Heritage Listed sites in Spain.
Author: Michele Zavaglia
The Commitments Movie

9 Films that will transport you to Ireland

If we can’t travel to Ireland, lets experience Ireland via the movies. Here are our favourite films that capture the beauty, charm and stunning locations of Ireland including Dublin, Cork, Aran Islands and the Dingle Peninsula.
Author: Michele Zavaglia

Ten Fascinating Facts About Europe

It's time to brush up on your trivia skills and learn more about our favourite continent, Europe! Where did the name Europe come from and how many UNESCO World Heritage Sites will you find in Europe? Keep on reading to learn more!
Author: Michele Zavaglia
Albatross Travellers having fun in the snow - courtesy of Olivia Lam
Traveller Stories

Olivia's Magical White Christmas

Olivia and her partner Louis were looking forward to experiencing a white Christmas on our Alpine Adventure Christmas tour. They were blown away with the tour itinerary and included features. Olivia enjoyed the spectacular scenery, the delicious local cuisine, playing in the snow, plus the company of her fellow Albatross travellers.
Author: Michele Zavaglia