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The 10 things Australia does better than anywhere else

The 10 things Australia does better than anywhere else | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

This Traveller article lists travel experiences that Australia does better than anywhere. Among the inclusions:


  1. Beaches - Australia is a country encircled by beautiful, unspoilt beaches that are free to access.
  2. Open space - A country that is about the same size as mainland USA but with only 23 million inhabitants.
  3. Seafood - Australia is a place where you can get a whole bucket of prawns, where salt and pepper squid is a national dish and where oysters appear on every menu.
  4. Underwater worlds - There are few countries which could compete with the Great Barrier Reef as their main underwater attraction.
  5. National park system - With over 500 national parks covering over 28 million hectares of land, plus 13 marine parks, there aren't many countries that come close to Australia in terms of protected land.


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Why buying experiences makes people happier than buying things

Why buying experiences makes people happier than buying things | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Want to be happier? Spend money on holidays, classes, and other events. Research shows that experiences are the much better buy — if you’re looking to maximise the happiness for your dollars. In a study of over a thousand Americans, people were asked to think about a material and experiential purchase they made with the hope of increasing their happiness. When they thought on which one made them happier, 57% of them said that the experiential buy gave them more happiness. Only 34% of respondents said material purchases make them happier.


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Michael Gigl's curator insight, November 4, 2014 9:33 AM

Maybe we are no longer living in a material world

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Travel experiences that will change your life

Travel experiences that will change your life | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

There are holidays that help you relax and unwind, then there are travel experiences that change your entire outlook on life. Here, some of Traveller's most well-travelled writers name the experiences that changed their lives - and could change yours, too. Included amongst the top ten travel experiences that will change your life is driving into the heart of the Australian outback. Click here to view the rest of the list.

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