Queensland calls itself the ‘Sunshine State’, and enjoys semi-tropical weather, thousands of miles of beaches, and an easy going life-style. Queensland occupies approximately 25% of of Australia, so there’s lots of space for you to explore. In the north the tropical region has rain-forests, gorges, islands, and massive rivers which cut access to many places after rains. In the south, the climate is more moderate with cooler nights and clearer days. It is divided east-west by the Great Dividing Range which closely follows the coastline. West of the range the ‘Outback’ is cattle country with sparse vegetation and in the more remote areas nights will be below zero in winter and days can reach over 100° in summer. The region features some of Australia’s most iconic tour attractions including the Great Barrier Reef and the Gold Coast.
You have 3 options for this virtual vacation join one or join them all – click on the links below to register. You will be asked for your Travel Advisors Name (Sue Adams) and Agency (GetAway Travel LLC) when registering.
“The Fun is the Planning. So Join in and Let the Fun Begin!”
We look forward to “seeing” you in Queensland!
They say that failing to plan is planning to fail. If we want to see and do things in our life, we have to make a list of them. While we are still waiting for this pandemic to be over, now is a good time to create your Travel Bucket List.
Our June Virtual Vacations will take you to some amazing destinations in Asia, Africa and Australia. Each offering a completely different experience and possibly another must do and see destination to add to your bucket list.
Will you be tempted by Thailand, the jewel of Southeast Asia, or perhaps escaping on a Botswana safari, to Africa’s gem of the Delta. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and friendly koalas will be calling you to Queensland, while the land of the rising sun, Japan, offers some truly unforgettable experiences and breathtaking moments.
These sessions are hosted by our friend Jeff Adam from Down Under Answers
You have 3 options for each session – join one or join them all – click on the links below to register. You will be asked for your Travel Advisors Name (Sue Adams) and Agency (GetAway Travel LLC) when registering.
“The Fun is the Planning. So Join in and Let the Fun Begin!”
Within the borders of a single country, you will find savannahs rich with big game, timeless cultures unchanged by the modern world, pristine beaches and coral reef, equatorial forests and mighty snow-capped mountains, searing deserts and cool highland retreats and endless opportunities for adventure, discovery, relaxation; more than you would ever expect. This country is Kenya..
Join us on Thursday May 28
KENYA is the birthplace of the safari experience and the movie “Out of Africa” can lay claim to triggering North America’s interest in East Africa safaris. We are also drawn to the Great Migration of wildebeest seen on National Geographic documentaries with cunning carnivores in hot pursuit.
You have 3 options this Thursday, May 28 to hear more about travel to Kenya – click on the links below to register. You will be asked for your Travel Advisors Name (Sue Adams) and Agency (GetAway Travel LLC) when registering.
We hope you join us!
South Africa is an incredible destination in so many ways – it is the kind of destination that will touch all of your senses in a myriad of ways, and once all is said and done you probably won’t be the same again. The incredible diversity is a key attraction – from the deserts of the Kgalagadi to the lush green forests of Tsitsikamma to the unspoiled beaches of the Wild Coast to the vibrant nightlife of Cape Town – South Africa really does have it all.
You have 3 options this Thursday, May 21 to hear more about travel to South Africa – click on the links below to register. You will be asked for your Travel Advisors Name (Sue Adams) and Agency (GetAway Travel LLC) when registering.
South Africa truly is a ground-breaking destination for explorers and adventurers who want to experience life in all its fullness. South Africa is a destination that allows you to scratch below the surface and experience endless possibilities, and to walk away the richer for having been here.
The South Pacific is incredibly vast and blue, covering 11 million square miles stretching from the top of Australia to the Hawaiian Islands. Celebrated by artists and writers, from Paul Gauguin to James Michener, these thousands of tiny coral and volcanic-stone dots are home to fascinating peoples and cultures.
When you want to get away, there is nothing worse than being grounded, let alone sequestered for health reasons. Yet according to Nobel-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman: we travel with our minds, not our bodies.
In response to this theory, we are asking YOU to use your minds to escape this lockdown. Join us every Thursday in May by registering to attend our adventures below. Anticipating your escape can be just as powerful as visiting, and we have planned some fun and informative escapes to New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji, South Africa and Kenya.
As they say, “the fun is in the planning, so join us and let the fun begin!”
Up first is New Zealand – Thursday May 7
New Zealand is made up of some of the worlds most spectacular landscapes, from vast mountain ranges, steaming volcanoes to sweeping coastlines. It is a natural playground for thrill seekers and adventurers and those who simply want to visit for the culture and landscapes. New Zealand was one of the last countries in the world to be found and are invited to explore its many wonders. Thank you for join our journey to Aotearoa – Maori for the Land of the Long White Cloud!
3 Sessions Available
One inescapable fact is Sydney is an ocean front city. The Harbour is everywhere with 4 of the 5 central districts on the water. The Greater Sydney area has many pristine miles of coast line. Did you know there are well over 100 beaches in Sydney? Sydney also enjoys over 300 sunny days each year. Sydney has it all – beach lifestyle, culture, food and wine, and history.
Speaking of history – Indigenous Australians have inhabited the area for over 30,000 years and thousands of engravings remain throughout this region, making it one of the richest for aboriginal archaeological sites in Australia.
In 1770, James Cook and his crew became the first Europeans to visit the area. It didn’t take long for more people to arrive when in 1788 the First Fleet arrived to found a penal colony here. British convicts were originally transported to the 13 colonies in North America, but after the American War of Independence ended in 1783, the newly formed United States refused to accept further convicts. Between 1788 and 1868, roughly 162,000 convicts were transported from Britain and Ireland to various penal colonies in Australia. Most were transported for petty crimes with sentences ranging from 7 years to life. If well behaved, freedom was granted at the end of your sentence however very few had the means to return to Britain and therefore became settlers.
Enough of the history lesson though – let’s get back to modern Sydney. It’s easy to get around with 5 fantastic neighborhoods in the Central district
Today we stay in Europe, leaving Amsterdam and her enchanting canals we head to the equally enchanting city of Paris. However no art museums on this visit as we are here to see the Eiffel tower.
An iconic symbol of Paris and one of the most famous landmarks in the world the tower was built by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel in 1887-1889. Gustave was born 15 December, 1932 in Côte-d’Or, France (which is a limestone escarpment – the east facing slope being home to some of the greatest wines of Burgundy!)
After graduating engineering college, Eiffel got first big project to manage and install a railway bridge over the Garonne river at Bordeaux. The work successfully completed on schedule and afterwards he set himself up as an independent consulting engineer. He was involved in many metal work projects including: the Budapest rail station, a bridge over the river Douro in Portugal, the Exposition Universelle building in Paris and the Garabit Viaduct (a railway arch bridge in central France).
In 1881 Eiffel was approached by French sculptor August Bartholdi who needed an engineer to help him finish the Statue of Liberty. The entire statue was erected at the Eiffel works in Paris before being dismantled and shipped to the United States.
We hope you enjoyed our day at the Uffizi in Florence, but it’s now time to move on. We’re going to head about 860 miles (1380 kilometers) northwest to the Dutch capital city of Amsterdam. Amsterdam is known for its extensive canals, impressive architecture and more than 1500 bridges. In Amsterdam, we’re going to stop at 2 iconic locations – the Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Canal District was dug in the 17th century to attract wealthy home owners and is still quite a posh neighborhood. Amsterdam prospered during this time and became one of the world’s great cities. A global trading network and overseas possessions made it the center of shipping in Europe and the worlds leading financial center.
Our first stop in Amsterdam is the Rijksmuseum – the national museum of The Netherlands.