Monday, 10 March 2008

A cricket lover’s tour

Your FREE weekly travel tips column w/c March 10th

With John Crook

A cricket lover's tour
Tickets to two Test matches in the West Indies are part of a 15-day
vacation hosted by former West Indies captain Richie Richardson.
Inclusive in the tour are return airfares from Melbourne to Miami,
airfare from Miami to the Caribbean, internal flights, accommodation,
quite a few meals and drinks, plus the services of a tour guide. The
price starts from $8650 per person, twin share. Tour dates are from
May 21st to June 4th 2008. For bookings and further information
contact Wilson & Turner Travel Associates, 1800 039 998.

Trip around Spain to brush up your Spanish
Here's a chance to learn Spanish whilst on holidays in Spain. These
are daily classes for those on the move. Classes can commence any
week of the year with prices starting at $486 for one week, through to
a four week package at $1434. The prices include classes, enrolment
fee, relevant study materials, unlimited internet access at the school
along with a certificate of attendance. Accommodation can be
combined. Check it out by calling 1300 558 987.

The Hunter's long lunch
The weekend of May 17th and 18th 2008 marks the 15th annual Lovedale
Long Lunch. To participate you will need to purchase a commemorative
tasting glass ($5) at any of the participating Lovedale wineries.
Then it's just a matter of selecting the gourmet meal ($20) from one
of the region's most talented chefs. To coincide with this major
event Peppers guest house is offering an accommodation and dining
package. You pay $466 per person for the classic Hunter escape
package and that includes two nights accommodation, full country
breakfast each morning and a three-course a la carte dinner for two
people in Chez Pok on one evening.
To book the package email

The Yukon's calling
Make a bee-line for Canada's Yukon, arguably the world's last true
remaining wilderness. Local architect cum tour operator, Charlie
McLaren, is the man to contact in the town of Whitehorse. He offers
4x4 wild country touring, rafting the Yukon River, to spotting bear
and other wildlife. Shadow Lake Expeditions has a range of
wilderness soft adventure touring options. His are not to be missed
experiences, with tours priced from around $600 Cdn. Contact
Charlie direct on

Rock 'n roll on the Sun Princess
Mike Brady and his band, Wilbur Wilde and Frank Holden have signed to
perform aboard the Sun Princess. There are four exclusive concerts
planned for February of next year. Departure date is February 18th
with the cruise heading for New Zealand. Ticketing through
Cruiseland guarantees access to the blues and rock 'n roll concerts
and also offers per person, $100 in on-board spending credits as
well as gifts and other inclusions valued at $150. Prices start at
$3296 per person twin share. Get the details by ringing 1800 800

Mum's the word
'Some mothers do have them' but conversely few companies can boast
they're run entirely by mums. The Flight Centre store in Brisbane's
Moggill Road is exclusively staffed by mothers who divide working from
home raising a combined 22 children and doing one or two days in the
shop. And, is it working ? Absolutely, with team leader Alison
Burgess claiming profitability since it began business in September
last year.

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