4 Remarkable Places to Visit in Darwin

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Planning where to spend your holiday getaway can be stressful yet exciting. There will always be overwhelming options out there. All you need is to choose a destination wisely, so you can fully enjoy your vacation with your loved ones.

One of the amazing travel destinations that lets you experience an ultimate trip is Darwin. This capital city of Australia’s National Territory boasts spectacular wilderness regions, lush green parks, pristine beaches, wonderful climate, breathtaking views, as well as magnificent tourist spots. It is definitely an adventurer’s dream destination.

When you finally arrive in this astounding city, there is an available car hire in Darwin airport to help you get around the city conveniently and easily. Most tourists hire a car so they can travel at their own pace; there are no guides to pester you about catching up with the tour group, or long hours of waiting for public bus and transport to arrive.

Now if you have sorted out your car hire, then check out some of the must-visit places you need to tick off your list once you set foot in Darwin:

Bicentennial Park

A great way to spend your day while in Darwin is to go to the Bicentennial Park. This huge area of parkland is situated in the city center. It encompasses the Civilian Memorial and The Cenotaph War Memorial as well as overlooks the Darwin Harbour. More so, it hosts various events, including concerts for the Greek Glenti and Festival of Darwin.

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Known as the premier cultural institution of Northern Territory, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory is home to globally renowned scientific and art collections as well as research programs. It showcases various exhibitions that every art lover will appreciate. In addition, it hosts the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards yearly.

Mindil Beach

In case you are in search of an island getaway, then head to the beautiful Mindil Beach. It is located close to the central business district, so it is easy to go here and spend some relaxation. This stunning beach offers a lot of things you can do, such as catching a fire show, massage therapy, various water activities, and food tripping. Furthermore, you can shop till you drop at Mindil Beach Sunset Markets every dry season.

Charles Darwin National Park

Famed for its World War II concrete bunkers, Charles Darwin National Park is one of the important places in Darwin. This impressive national park houses 36 mangrove species, military bunkers, as well as shell middens. It also secures a part of Port Darwin wetland, one of the most significant wetlands in Australia. You can also stroll around the entire park either by biking or simply walking and get the chance to witness the sweeping views of the city’s skyline.

Choosing Darwin as your holiday destination is a great idea. Since it is one of the less touristy spots in Australia, you won’t be worrying about large crowds anymore. You will totally have a one-of-a-kind and fun vacation once you visit these astonishing places mentioned above. Hence, make it a point to plan your trip properly and have an ultimate Darwin experience with your family or friends that you will remember all your life.

Special Events: National Night Out 2016

Air medics helicopter taking off.

Air medics helicopter taking off.

We had a great night at the National Night Out last two Tuesdays ago. It was an event that we’re looking forward to every October of the year.  This National Night Out or NNO is held in appreciation to our community’s first responders (see: responder).

Air medics helicopter

Air medics helicopter

 

John Deere barrel ride

John Deere barrel ride

 

K9 Show Photo from my other site: http://www.brightbundles.com/

K9 Show
Photo from my other site: http://www.brightbundles.com/

There are so many activities going in a National Night Out:  pony rides, bounce houses, giveaways from sponsors, free food, free music, K9 show, barrel ride…to name a few. This also a good time to meet and know your neighbors.  This way, we can help each other in fighting crimes in our communities. This is held usually in big areas like city parks.

After all the fun activities, NNO always ended with a fabulous fireworks show.  We loved it.

Big Discounts On Things To Do Recommendations On Groupon

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Hello, everyone!  How was you summer vacation? I am sure y’all had a wonderful vacation with your family before back to school hurdles set in.  As for my family and I, we had a week-long vacation out of state.  Though camping was one in our to-do list this summer, we didn’t go because it’s very hot.  We just went on nature adventure which my darling daughter loves a lot also.

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Road travel is sometimes a hassle if you don’t know what to do ahead of time.  If you don’t plan your travel really well, chances are, your vacation will be full of unexpected situations and conflicts.  The fun and enjoyment will be compromised.  So it is recommendable to check online for great deals on tickets, hotel accommodation, and things to do just in case you are not quite familiar with the destination.  Comparing rates is a good thing.  This way, you will be able to save money and get more from the money you spend on your vacation.

If you find Groupon things to do recommendations very helpful, I do too.  Groupon is one of the many online resources where you can get discounts and coupons on various products, services, leisure activities, and things to do near you.  Whether you travel out of state or just decide to have a stay-cation, you can always find great deals or discounts on tickets to local attractions, movie theaters, family fun activities, and restaurants. Saving money while on stay-cation is great, right?  Who would not want that?

Vacation In Arkansas – Wegner Crystal Mines and Collier Springs

Very clear creek water

Very clear creek water

Collier Springs

Ouachita National Forest
Ouachita Mountain Range

Mount Ida, Arkansas

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Travel Safety: Know Before You Go

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Traveling can be fun and exciting, however, travel safety is extremely important. Prior to leaving, become familiar with the laws and customs that govern your destination. This is especially important if your travels will take you overseas. The laws of other countries are often markedly different from those of the United States. Whether you are traveling abroad, or just to the next state, consideration should always be taken regarding your travel destination. Know before you go.

Plan with Flexibility

If you plan on doing the driving, make sure that you’re aware of road conditions. It may even be a good idea to plan an alternative route just in case poor weather conditions or road conditions become a problem. The more steps you take to prepare for the unexpected, the more peace of mind you will have should a catastrophe occur.

Be Prepared for Emergencies

You might consider getting a roadside service plan if you don’t already have one. If something happens to your vehicle it’s no fun being stranded for hours wondering when and how you are going to get out of your jam. Roadside service can be that friend you can call in the middle of the night, anywhere, that will help you in a tight spot.

Travel Safety and Guns

If you choose to carry a firearm become familiar with all documents that you will need to carry one legally. It can’t hurt to familiarize yourself with gun laws in your travel destination as well. If you don’t do your research you’re asking for trouble. You need to know if it’s okay to store that glock magazine sleeve on your dash before you try it. A little prior knowledge can save you headaches and even a run-in with the law.

Traveling is fun and exciting. Taking a little extra time to become familiar with the place you are travelling to, and a preparing for the unexpected, as much as possible, are good ways to create more peace of mind and awareness: which are both steps that increase travel safety. Know before you go.