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A long time between newsletters as have been very busy! On Thursday I'm off to Georgia and Armenia. I will be joining a tour group which I haven't done before! In 301 AD, the Kingdom of Armenia became the second state to declare Christianity as its official religion and Georgia is one of the oldest wine regions in the world. So lots of churches and vineyards!

After this trip I am off cycling on the windswept Outer Hebrides in Scotland. More of a contrast may not be possible! 

So will have a different view from my desk for the next few weeks. You can email me or text me as usual but I won't be answering calls.

If anything urgent please call Phil in the office 03 9670 7252 or email him on

And remember!! Drink in moderation but travel to excess.

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Check out these ultra-glam vintage flight attendants

The fashionable folk over at have dug up some real gems from their vaults to showcase all the colour and flair of the great airlines of the past plus a few that are still around now. More at colinthescot

Email me now to book your next walking or cycling holiday
This is perfect when away from home and you need to make a hotel booking. All in Aussie dollars so no fees and exchange rates. Great if making a booking for the next day.
Drive your car
Driveaway is a car hire broker and here you will find competitive prices in many countries of the world. Book anywhere in the world from anywhere in the world and pay in Australian dollars!
Travel insurance
Covermore and Allianz. You choose. Both very good and reliable.  Compare my prices and remember "if you can't afford travel insurance, you can't afford to travel."

The seven best European castles you can actually stay in

We’ve scoped out all the best European castles on offer so you can make like sleeping beauty, put a pea under your mattress, or pretend to be Megan Markle. Whatever floats your boat. Details at Colinthescot

Book cars, accommodation, travel insurance or to be inspired

Great value airfares

Qantas Melbourne to Hong Kong from $599 economy return
Emirates Melbourne to London from $1360 return economy class
Cathay Pacific to New York from $3600 return Premium Economy
Emirates to Nairobi from $1660 economy return

Please email me for more details, all fares include tax and are correct now.

9 Wild Experiences at National Trust for Scotland Locations

The most "Absolutely Fabulous' airline safety video around

In the video, seven celebrities are seen ‘auditioning’ in hilarious sketches while also landing important safety messages. They are under the watchful eye of comedian Asim Chaudhry, who attempts to direct their every move. View at Colinthescot

Have scientists solved the Bermuda Triangle mystery?
Be careful. Big brother is watching.

Where are the best sights in Patagonia? 

South America saw one of the world’s biggest increases in international tourists in 2017, up by seven per cent. Patagonia is situated right at the southern tip of the continent and stretches across Argentina and Chile, boasting an unrivalled sense of remoteness, while still packed with scenic and biological diversity. There’s no single tourist trail in Patagonia, which is exactly what makes it a truly unique destination for growing numbers of open-minded, experience-driven travellers. More at colinthescot

‘New’ passport process catching out Aussie travellers

Willing to share?

With many of our travellers preferring to share a room, making a new friend in the process take a look at our list of tours above to see if there's a destination with your name on it. Book any WTS place on the above list and save $200. (Not combinable with any other offer). More at Colinthescot

Join me in Scotland next year

Scotland is a country steeped in history and tradition. The scenery is magnificent and the people are amongst the friendliest on earth (well I had to say this). After walking the West Highland Way many times over the past 23 years it is time to change the itinerary and spend less time walking 22km a day, day after day. So I have put together another itinerary which includes some driving as well as walking and taking in a different part of Scotland. I am focusing on the islands off the west coast, the Inner and Outer Hebrides such as Arran, Skye and Harris. More at Colinthescot

Change your travel dreams into reality with a $1 deposit

From 15 August 2018 to 30 September 2018, only $1 deposit will be required to secure your Intrepid Travel trip. More at Colinthescot

Flight Centre ripping off customers

Come and talk to me for the most honest travel advice and prices. More at Colinthescot

Fastest way to board a plane

We all know that the worst part of going on holiday is waiting to get on the plane. Don’t deny it! More at Colinthescot

Sex sells! A country unveils naughty "the G-Spot of Europe" advert

Nobody knows where it is, but when you find it – it’s amazing,” is the tagline for this capital’s international tourism campaign. More at Colinthescot

Digital boarding passes available on International Flights

Qantas customers on most international flights departing Australia, and on most flights departing from Qantas ports overseas can use digital boarding passes. More at Colinthescot

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