Monterey

Monterey: Our latest vacation travel guide video

Welcome to the latest stop on our big world adventure. Brimming with fresh seafood, literary history, and endless Californian coastline, Monterey sure looks like a delight.


Our Los Cabos Travel Guide Video is Here!

Calling all sun-lovers! Los Cabos brings the heat for holiday-makers. Explore the two towns that make up Los Cabos: Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. Between them, you’ll find an abundance of gorgeous beaches waiting for you.

This region in the Baja California Sur captures the meeting point between desert and ocean in a spectacular fashion. The shores here bring swimmers and sunbakers by day and partiers by night, so you can keep the good times rolling in Los Cabos.

Step off the warm sand and take in the Spanish colonial architecture, beautiful art and world-class food. Discover more on why Los Cabos is a hotspot for paradise seekers on the Expedia page.


Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park Travel Video is Live Today!

Welcome to two million acres of Mother Nature in all her glory! From geothermal wonders to ever-thundering rivers, Yellowstone National Park is a safe haven for great American flora and fauna and answers the call of nature lovers everywhere.

Yellowstone was founded in 1872 making this national park a world first. Explore the hot springs, lakes, waterfalls, valleys, mountains, canyons and geysers – and say hello to the wildlife walking among them.

Heralded the grandfather of all national parks, Yellowstone can trace its ancestry well beyond: to creation itself. Follow the adventure in our Yellowstone National Park Vacation Travel Guide Video below.

Don’t miss this treasure trove of nature on your North American travels. You can see all the breathtaking beauty of Yellowstone at Expedia.


Anchorage - Our latest Vacation Travel Guide

Sit back. Relax and enjoy our latest Vacation Travel Guide … Anchorage


Matt’s latest Shots from Perth!

We all know how far away Perth is from the rest of Australia. So, is it worth the trip? The latest photos from Matt Officen would suggest that this destination should definitely be on your bucket list.

From Perth’s finest food and breathtaking scenery to its futuristic architecture and friendly locals, Matt documented it all. We’re glad he did too, because he came home with some stunners!

Matt’s Perth highlights were the food and sunsets. His favourite from the trip was a sunset shot, captured through the ocean-facing windows of Indiana Restaurant, Cottesloe Beach.

Along with taking some tantalising images of this restaurant’s renowned dishes, he tried more of the region’s best offerings at other fine dining establishments. You really can’t look at these shots without starting to drool.

Matt is a sucker for sparkling ocean horizons, and the postcard-worthy seascapes in Western Australia are pretty hard to beat. He just couldn’t leave without taking some shots of Perth’s white sands and vivid blue shores.

We’re all extremely glad to have Matt on the Tourism Media team. If you’d like to see more of his fantastic work, check out his website at mattofficen.com.


Check out some of the latest photos from Adelaide

South Australia’s capital is fast becoming a hub of great food, even better drink and a whole lot of inspiring sights.

One of our favourite TM photographers, Matt Officen, recently went to Adelaide to capture some of the best bits of this fantastic city. He came back with these stunning shots.

It’s not a bad gig, getting paid to snap some of the best food in the region and then eat it. But Matt has a very particular process, and it isn’t all self-indulgence and a camera.

Tourism Media’s photographers are sent out into the field with strict shoot notes telling them where to go and what to photograph. Unfortunately, they only get a limited amount of time to get a whole lot done, so they can’t always enjoy the trips as much as they would like. That said, they always come home with a couple of highlights.

Matt particularly enjoyed capturing the fiery concoctions at the hidden cocktail lounge, Maybe Mae. He also mentioned that the photos of the age-old books stored in Adelaide State Library were among his favourite shots from the trip.

“I was surprised at the amount of street art there,” he added. “The sort of quality and creativity was something I expected more from cities like Melbourne and Sydney.”

Adelaide’s unique and ever-changing style combined with its long history of outstanding food and wine make it a city meant to be photographed, and Matt did a stellar job.

He continues to add a whole lot of value to the team here at Tourism Media. If you want to check out more of his great work, visit his website at mattofficen.com.


Expedia's Guernsey Vacation Travel Guide

Resting in the waters between England and France, we find Guernsey – the subject of our latest Vacation Travel Guide video.

Although the second largest of the Channel Islands, Guernsey is still only 65 square kilometres. While small, the island manages to punch well above its weight in the world, with a long and fascinating history.

Guernsey’s fortunes were fashioned intermittently by trade and war. St. Peter Port, the capital of Guernsey, is not just a pretty face. While today it is one of the loveliest harbour towns in Europe, its picturesque streets were shadowed by conflict during World War II.

Watching over it all, Castle Cornet has been safeguarding the harbour for over 800 years. From its ramparts, you’ll find views back over the town, out to sea, and beyond to the sister islands of Herm and Sark. Within the castle’s barracks are some of the island’s museums, which are perfect places to find and follow the threads of Guernsey’s historical tapestry. On the outskirts of the capital lies the La Vallette Underground Military Museum which chronicles Guernsey’s role in the Second World War.

While Guernsey has a stormy past, the darkness is balanced by the glow of the great art that was born there. In the 19th century, Victor Hugo wrote Les Misérables in his home on the island. From that vantage point, and with a periodic gaze back at his homeland of France, he penned the classic novel. A decade later, that same coastline served to inspire the works of fellow countryman, Renoir.

Just as impressive as its past is Guernsey’s power to let you lose yourself in the present. The sweet sunshine and breeze off the water hum in the background of this Channel Island treasure.


Ljubljana, the city of legends

Some cities are so charismatic that their Vacation Travel Guide scripts almost write themselves, and Ljubljana is one of them. This is a city that brims with European history and charm, but also offers some unique treasures of its own.

For instance, it’s not every day you will happen upon a museum dedicated to marionettes, but in Ljubljana you can explore the city’s rich tradition at the Museum of Puppetry.

The city banned cars in its centre in 2007 leaving the air free of all but the tinkle of bicycle bells, and the only traffic you’ll find here is people out enjoying the university town.

The city strikes a balance between innovation and history. Ljubljana Castle is a beloved landmark that has been standing above the city for more than 900 years. Far from relic status, the castle is often used for weddings, concerts and art shows and is as such part of Ljubljana’s daily life.

When researching the script for the video, our resident writing whiz, Kathy Wilson, loved the local myths that still echo in the city today. Dragons are the symbol of Ljubljana, a legacy from a dragon that was said to have lived in the town river. “My favourite story was about the Dragon Bridge. Locals believe that when a pure maiden crosses the bridge, the dragon statues standing above her twitch their tails,” she says.

Press play below and check out the bridge for yourself and the many delights of Ljubjana.


Jersey Vacation Travel Guide

When you think of islands, often it’s palm fronds and coconuts that come to mind. During our research for the Jersey script, however, we discovered that some islands have more to offer than just sunshine and lazy days.

Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands and sits proudly between England and France.

A compact island laced with lanes and walking trails you can travel by bus, foot, or rental car.

Sit back and watch the tide roll in and out, and find it’s just as easy to forget the hundreds of years of history that took place around you.