Aunt Betty
News

What's new in the world of travel?

Top Five Must Do Activities in Vanuatu


Sitting at a balmy 28 degrees during the summertime months Vanuatu certainly delivers when it comes to tropical vibes and activities galore.

To get the travel-induced endorphins pumping I have compiled my top picks of the must-see and must-dos on (and around) this island oasis.

 

1. Matevulu Blue Hole
Vanuatu boasts an endless array of naturally formed swimming holes. One of my favourites would have to be Matevulu Blue Hole. With crystal clear waters overhung by banyan trees this place really is as picturesque as it sounds. 

2. Hideaway Island & Marine Sanctuary
First off, fun fact for you... Hideaway Island, located off the coast of Port Vila houses a serviced underwater post office box run by Vanuatu Post! The waters around Hideaway Island have been declared a marine sanctuary allowing for an underwater wonderland filled with large schools of reef fish, bright coral and marine life.

3. Eat Like a Local
Take the time to wander down to the main street of Port Vila to experience the fresh produce markets. Weave your way through the endless fruit and vegetable stands manned by the many island farmers. Dine on freshly caught fish, purchase an authentic French pastry or sip on a locally grown and produced coffee.

4. Hike Up Mount Yasur
By hike, I mean walk the 10 minutes to the edge of a constantly erupting volcano. Yep, you heard right! Mount Yasur is one of the most accessible live volcanos and will be sure to give you an appreciation of Mother Nature. At the top, you are given the opportunity to look down into the red glowing molten rock as hisses of escaping gas surround you.

5.  Millenium Cave
Unlike number four, Millenium Cave does call for some actual hiking. Getting to the cave does involve trekking through the jungle. However, I can promise you that the views encountered along the way are well worth the trip. Bask in the natural beauty of the jungle, shower under one of the many waterfalls or take turns to leap into the river. 
 

Airlines Baggage Allowances

Many airlines charge fees for baggage. Here you will find links to Airline website where you can see their latest charges and restrictions. Often the low priced airlines end up costing more when you add your baggage. If you expect to travel with checked in luggage, its worth checking what the additional fees will be. Also many of these airlines are very strict on what they allow as carry on. You are then forced to check these items in and the rates for this can me extreamly pricey. Dont get caught. 

Airlines Baggage Allowances

Many airlines charge fees for baggage Here you will find links to Airline website where you can see their latest charges and restrictions. Often the low priced airlines end up costing more when you add your baggage. If you expect to travel with checked in luggage its worth checking what the additional fees will be. Also many of these airlines are very srict on what they allow as carry on. You are then forced to check these items in and the rates for this can me extreamly pricey. Dont get caught.

Top 10 Singapore foodie must-eats

Singapore is a well-known foodie haven, but with so much variety where does one start? Here's a snap guide to the best local cuisine Singapore has to offer. Warning, this article will whet the appetite!

Los Angeles from $899

Hawaii for first-timers

Planning a trip to the Hawaiian Islands but not sure where to start? Which Island is the best for you? Torn between picking a single island or doing some island hopping? Aunt Betty is here to help.

Hawaii is so much more than Honolulu and the island of Oahu, and while many people do stay in the capital, there are five other islands to explore. Each is unique in its own sense and offers a different experience. 

From the buzzing energy of the capital island, Oahu, hanging loose on Maui, exploring the natural wonders of ancient Kaua'i to marvelling at the volcanoes on the Big Island, lux-ing it up on Lana'i and delving into the rural Moloka'i, where native Hawaiian traditions run strong. Whatever you’re seeking in paradise, the Aloha State has it.

Here are the top picks for each island, so you can decide what fits best for you. Take in a couple of the islands, or spend your time all at one. The choice is easy when flights between the islands are so frequent.

 

 

 

Hawaii for first-timers

Planning a trip to the Hawaiian Islands but not sure where to start? Which Island is the best for you? Torn between picking a single island or doing some island hopping? Aunt Betty is here to help.

6 Romantic Stays in Australia

It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day to escape for a romantic getaway. Aunt Betty always said, a bit of a naughty weekend away can only be good for the soul. So grab your partner and get booking one of Aunt Betty’s suggested top hotels and resorts for a romantic getaway in Australia. Come on baby, light my fire.