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Compliments of the season to all my readers and best wishes for a travel-rich and inspiring 2014. Travel Wonders takes a couple of weeks off at this time of year so please return in mid January 2014 for more stories about the Travel Wonders of the World.Meanwhile, enjoy the lights on Sydney's St Mary's Cathedral which tells the Christmas story in a rich video technicolour along with fun tales ....Continue Reading >>
For those of you who faithfully read Travel Wonders of the World through an RSS subscription utilising Google Reader, the service is finishing up on 1 July, 2013 (in a few days).The good news is there are some quick and easy ways to move your favourite feeds over to a new service with little more than a click of a mouse button.The most popular and preferred is Feedly, with a clean, simple interface. ....Continue Reading >>
Best wishes to you all for Christmas season and for a travel-filled and healthy 2013. The blog will close for around two weeks from Christmas Eve. The photo shows the superb Christmas light show using St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney in what has become an annual Christmas feature. ....Continue Reading >>
As regular readers will undoubtedly note, I have revamped Travel Wonders, completely redesigning the layout and converting from Blogger to WordPress along the way. I'd love to hear about your impressions of the new format and what you like and don't like. After four years, Travel Wonders was (over)due for a scrub and polish and this is the result. The celebratory photos show stunning outlooks ....Continue Reading >>
Best wishes to you all for Christmas season and for a prosperous and healthy 2012. The blog will close for around ten days. The photo shows the superb Christmas light show using St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney as a backdrop.To help celebrate Christmas, I have included the words of an Australian version of Jingle Bells sung to the familiar tune, by successful Irish-born Australia singer and songwriter, ....Continue Reading >>
I am excited to tell you that I am off to New Zealand at the invitation of Qantas on a Qantas Australian Wallabies supporters tour called The Great Crusade. New Zealand is hosting the four-yearly Rugby World Cup, the biggest sports event in the world in 2011.I will be travelling in a convoy of 20+ luxury campervans (what is a collection of campervans actually called? convoy?caravan? swarm? pandemonium? ....Continue Reading >>
I was pleased to receive an invite from one of the finest travel bloggers, Barbara of Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel to participate in a fun initiative. The brainchild of TripBase and titled "My Seven Links", it offers a method to unearth and dust off old blog articles based on a series of questions. Barbara's can be found here while mine appear below. To finish off, I'll tag a further five bloggers ....Continue Reading >>
The budget online travel group, Tours4fun publish a regular feature on other travel blogs. I recently (a little nervously) agreed to having an article published on Travel Wonders and wish to thank them for a generous review of Travel Wonders of the World.While I have never travelled with Tours4fun, I admire their travel philosophy which in part reads:"The development of the understanding and acceptance ....Continue Reading >>
                                                            I heard a couple of weeks ago that I was ....Continue Reading >>
I recently introduced a new banner to this blog and asked whether readers knew what the thirteen merged photos of some of the world's travel wonders were. Here is the list from left to right:1. Sydney Opera House, Australia2. Louvre, Paris, France3. Stern of the Vasa, Stockholm, Sweden4. Sistine Chapel, Rome, Italy5. Sphinx, Cairo, Egypt6. Half-timbered houses, Black Forest, Germany7. Machu Picchu, ....Continue Reading >>
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My name is Mark and I’m a keen traveller. In fact, over the last 25 years, I’ve travelled to every continent and over 80 countries. This blog is about the most memorable destinations – the places I regard as the travel wonders of the world. I’m also a keen photographer, and have taken nearly all the photos you’ll see. During my travels, I’ve met some incredible people, seen inspiring places, viewed extraordinary wildlife and scenery and had some amazing experiences, and I’m writing these stories not only to entertain but primarily to inspire others to discover their own travel wonders.

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