Do you prefer to holiday in Australia or overseas?

We all love to travel and most people dream of seeing the world! There is no greater time to get out

We all love to travel and most people dream of seeing the world! There is no greater time to get out there and see what the world has to offer than in retirement. Your children have grown up, you are no longer working and tied down to one area, the world is your oyster. But where do you go first? Do you buy a second hand caravan and drive around the country following your own spontaneous desires or do you grab your passport and jump on the next plane out of town?

Australia has plenty to offer, and being such a big and diverse country there is always something new to be seen! But there is also a great big world out there full of wonderful places that you could not find here. TripAdvisor released the best places in the world to travel for this year and surprisingly Australia only came up once, with Sydney as number 24. Does this mean there could be some better places to see?

Here is the top 10 places to see in the world (according to TripAdvisor):

    • London, United Kingdom

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    • Istanbul, Turkey

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    • Marrakech, Morocco

    • Paris, France

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    • Siem Reap, Cambodia

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    • Prague, Czech Republic

    • Rome, Italy

    • Hanoi, Vietnam

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    • New York City, New York

    • Ubud, Indonesia

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The top 10 for Australia are:

    • Sydney, New South Wales

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    • Gold Coast, Queensland

    • Melbourne, Victoria

It’s time for me to be here. Hopefully this will make me happy with #Melbourne city 🇦🇺❤️

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    • Brisbane, Queensland

    • Cairns, Queensland

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    • Port Douglas, Queensland

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      • Perth, Western Australia

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          • Hobart, Tasmania

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          • Adelaide, South Australia

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          • Noosa, Queensland

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If money weren’t an issue and you could travel anywhere in the world, would you prefer to see more of Australia or travel overseas?

  1. Christine Harris  

    No question. Overseas every time. So much history and culture.

    • Phil  

      Definitely Overseas, for History and Culture you have hit the nail directly on the head.

  2. Only Australia now (or a cruise), don’t feel very safe flying now & would not want to go back to many of the countries I’ve visited in the past, they have all changed so much and not for the better.
    I have traveled to many places and lived outside of Australia for 24 years so I feel I have been lucky that I visited these places before all the present problems arose.

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