The folks over at the Tennis Channel have launched a sweepstakes offering up the chance to win a trip to the 2014 Australian Open!
Here are the prize details:
One (1) Grand Prize which includes: (i) round trip coach class air transportation on a carrier to be selected by Sponsor (the “Airline”) for the winner and one (1) guest from a major commercial airport near winner’s residence (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) to a major commercial airport in Melbourne, Australia; (ii) standard hotel accommodations (single room/double occupancy, room and tax only) at a hotel to be selected by Sponsor for the winner and one (1) guest for five (5) nights in the greater Melbourne, Australia vicinity; and (iii) an opportunity for winner and guest to attend the initial two (2) days of the 2014 Australian Open (either the day or night sessions, at Sponsor’s sole discretion).
Sounds like a fantastic prize and a great chance to win a trip to Australia!
The sweepstakes is open to legal U.S. residents physically located and residing in the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older at time of entry.
You have until January 27, 2013 to enter – so enter soon!
The Great Ocean Road is well known as one of Australia’s most famous and most scenic coastal drives. Stretching along the coast between Melbourne and Adelaide, the Great Ocean Road has no shortage of scenic view points and activities along the way. The following list of tips will help you make the most out of your Great Ocean Road trip in Australia. Read more here.
If you’re considering a move to Australia, one thing to consider is their tax rates, which can be higher than other western countries. Here’s a breakdown of the basic income taxes – which strike me as rather high compared to the USA.
November is a busy month for building huggers. It is Architecture Month and, following the lead of other great cities like London, Paris and New York, Perth had an Open House. Old buildings, new buildings, concept spaces, even an artsy public restroom were opened wide to the general public for peeking, inspiration and guffawing. A serious drawcard for the nosey public is not only going into interesting buildings but that often, if it is a guided tour, very restricted/private areas are also opened. Oh, we feel so important.
Two weeks later, Heritage Perth takes over a weekend. More buildings are opened up to the public. These aren’t necessarily brick & mortar marvels but their ghosts are more interesting and social history is on greater display. Interesting tidbits emerge like the Queen’s requirement of an exclusive private toilet in the buildings she takes a turn through, the women’s poor house turned government print office and the diva gossip dished out during behind-the-scenes tours at performance venues.
In my previous life in North America, my employment would take me to some very interesting places the general public had no access to. It was like being let in on a secret so few knew. With no such current all-access opportunity here in Perth, I look forward to the Heritage Perth weekend every year. If your community doesn’t have such events, spearhead the drive to start one. Stop looking at buildings that are in your way and start seeing them in a fresh way. Be a tourist in your own neighborhood. Bring heritage to life.