Share your 2018 travel highlights

It’s been a big year in travel. Personally, my highlights included a visit to Vietnam, crewing a tall ship in the Whitsundays, driving across Tasmania’s west coast in winter and finally having my first Top End experience.

I was lucky to be a guest with some great organisations, such as Webjet Exclusives, Asia Vacation Group, Tourism Tasmania, Tourism NT, Tourism Whitsundays and Hilton Double Tree. I was treated so well and I can highly recommend using these vendors and visiting these states for a ripper holiday.

If I had to choose my top travel experience of the year, I’d have to spend a year thinking about it. So, I’ll give you my top five (in no particular order):

  • Riding through the streets of Hoi An in Vietnam (and getting temporarily lost) at night with my now good friend Elspeth Callender (as a guest of Webjet Exclusives and Asia Vacation Group)
  • Cruising the Gordon River in Tasmania with Gordon River Cruises
  • Sitting under a waterfall at a secret pool at Buley Rockhole in Litchfield Park (as a guest of Tourism NT), with dinner that night at Hanuman as a guest of renowned restaurateur, Jimmy Shu (what a guy!)
  • Driving through the snow through the alpine ranges on the coast of Tasmania (as a guest of Tourism Tasmania)
  • Being part of the Derwent Hunter crew and sailing through the Whitsundays (as a guest of Tourism Whitsundays)


Honestly, I could name more, and naming my top five was tough. But I’d like to know your 2018 travel highlights, so why not share them with me?


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Written by Leon Della Bosca

Publisher of YourLifeChoices – Australia's most-trusted and longest-running retirement website. A trusted voice on Australia's retirement landscape, including retirement income and planning, government entitlements, lifestyle and news and information relevant to Australians over 50. Leon has worked in publishing for more than 25 years and is also a travel writer and editor, graphic designer and photographer.

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