travel recommendations and reviews - Read the latest travel recommendations and reviews by independent bugbitten travellers en-us Fraser Island recommendation by Andrea81 Island/3876.htmlI did a 3 day tag along tour on Fraser Island with Palace Backpackers. I came across the tour when I stayed at the Palace Backapckers in Hervey Bay. The Hostel was a nice place, appartement style dorms with their own kitchen. The evening before we got split into groups and wandered off to the supermarkets to supply us with food and beverages. The next day we took off with 3 4WD's, 1 guide car and 2 tag along cars. Everyone who was in possession of a valid drivers license could drive if they wanted to. First we took the ferry over to the island, and that ride was beautiful already. On the island we drove on the... <a href=" Island/3876.html">read the full recommendation</a>Andrea812106-02-07 Island/3876.htmlNew York recommendation by EricaKing States of America/New York/2775.htmlNew York is an amazing place to visit. There are so many things to do there, I travelled there with my two friends and we crammed everything in. The destinations visited were Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the MET, Central Park, the UN (to which we did a tour). We of course saw a broadway show, called Chicago which I'm sure many people have heard of! The atmosphere was electric and to walk out into 42nd street afterwards was the highlight. I found New York very friendly and very easy to get around. We also visited the Ground Zero site, Wall Street, and watched a baseball game at... <a href=" States of America/New York/2775.html">read the full recommendation</a>EricaKing2030-10-28 States of America/New York/2775.htmlLas Vegas recommendation by richandmerridith States of America/Las Vegas/3919.htmlSundance Heli Tours, Las Vegas (USA) We booked a Grand Canyon Heli Tour through the Viator website which uses Sundance Helicopters, as they appeared to have the best reviews with regards to reliability. It was a little pricey at around US$450 per person all up, but well worth it if you are on a tight time frame. The tour is a classy operation with stretch limo pick up and drop off to the airport from most Las Vegas hotels and the Helicopter flight over the Hoover Dam and Desert landing inside the canyon for a Champagne Breakfast was fantastic! Our Pilot was also great... <a href=" States of America/Las Vegas/3919.html">read the full recommendation</a>richandmerridith2014-07-04 States of America/Las Vegas/3919.htmlSan Francisco recommendation by richandmerridith States of America/San Francisco/3920.htmlAlcatraz Cruises - San Francisco We decided to do the iconic Alcatraz Island with AlcatrazCruises Tours. This was a fantastic tour! San Fransisco is a beautiful city and this tour just added to the experience with an amazing history of the bay. We booked this tour online from NZ and the staff were very helpful in making this happen. Even calling us in NZ to make the reservation. We purchased the City Pass to see the city US$86. Essentially it gives you all access transport on all bus lines, trams, cable cars within the city (Excluding the BART/subway)&nbsp;&nbsp;for 7 days and... <a href=" States of America/San Francisco/3920.html">read the full recommendation</a>richandmerridith2014-06-09 States of America/San Francisco/3920.htmlUlaanbaatar recommendation by ralphjan are doing a train Trip from Australia to Great Britain and the Zaya Guest House is by far the best value for money of our entire trip. It was super comfortable, best toilet showers , great breakfast area and the whole lot super clean. The staff spoke english and were super friendly and helpful. One lady had broke her phone and they were able to take her to a repair shop that fixed it for 3dollars. At AUD40 per night per double room I could have stayed longer. They had a private driver who picked you up from the station or dropped you anywhere in town for Aud4 per trip.Strong... <a href="">read the full recommendation</a>ralphjan2014-05-21 recommendation by ralphjan loved Cairns Central YHA, 20-26 McLeod St, Cairns, Qld. (email:;&nbsp;It is across the road from the rear of the railway station which was very convenient for our overnight stay as we had just arrived from Brisbane by train on our Brisbane to England train journey. It is also only a short walk to the beach and main shops.The staff were friendly, efficient and helpful.&nbsp;&nbsp;We had a double room, used the clothes washing facilities, managed to dry overnight on the clothes lines with good kitchen and outdoor eating area. Matt, one of the staff, made unlimited pancakes for... <a href="">read the full recommendation</a>ralphjan2014-05-14 recommendation by Leonardcp tour is called Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso City Tour. I pre-booked this tour through CityDiscovery over the internet for a price of 77 USD and it was well worth every cent of it. Note, I was accommodated in the centre of Santiago city and the tour included pickup and dropoff from the hotel. I was picked up at 08:30, taken to a central meeting / boarding point for a one and half hour drive by luxury coach to the west coast of Chile and the coastal cities of Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso. Valparaiso was the highlight and eye opener of the tour. This is a full day's tour which includes a few stops... <a href="">read the full recommendation</a>Leonardcp2014-04-25 recommendation by jputney bus ride from Puno was pretty good.&nbsp;&nbsp;We got the direct bus from Tour Peru and upgraded our seats to VIP.&nbsp;&nbsp;So worth it.&nbsp;&nbsp; For 50 sol we had extra wide seats that reclined to almost the point of lying down.&nbsp;&nbsp;There was only one quick stop for the bano and agua and then on to Cusco.&nbsp;&nbsp;The ride was about 7 hours and actually went by quite quickly.&nbsp;&nbsp;No complaints about the service.&nbsp;&nbsp;The bus left on time and no problems along the way.&nbsp;&nbsp;The washroom was a typical bus one, dirty, stinky and really hard to pee in.&nbsp;&nbsp; We... <a href="">read the full recommendation</a>jputney2013-09-20 recommendation by skipnz States of America/Seattle/3908.htmlDay time. Cruise around Pike Market, Grab a coffee from the first ever Starbucks. Shopping go to Nordstrom... <a href=" States of America/Seattle/3908.html">read the full recommendation</a>skipnz2013-09-14 States of America/Seattle/3908.htmlGold Coast recommendation by Bundalls Coast/3900.htmlHot-air balloon tour - Gold Coast, Australia We did our Hot-air balloon tour with 'Balloon Aloft' - Ph. (07) 5578 2244. The pilot had almost 20 years experience and the whole operation was smoothly run, lot's of fun (despite that start time), and a spectacular experience. We met our pilot at the Mercure Resort Hotel at 5am, so it is an early start. From there, you are driven to the launch site which can be any... <a href=" Coast/3900.html">read the full recommendation</a>Bundalls2013-09-08 Coast/3900.html