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As the winter ends in the Southern Hemisphere, the northern parts of the world shift from the blistering heat to the cool autumn. Fall leaves turn trees to a shade of fiery reds, oranges and yellows, and Aussies who have spent the past few months avoiding the outdoors might be itchy to hop on a plane and see what kinds of adventures abound abroad.
Here are some brilliant ideas to get rusty travellers started up again:
International Balloon Fiesta: Albuquerque, New Mexico
With hundreds of balloons floating into the air, Aussies may find it difficult to see the blue skies of Albuquerque, New Mexico, during the International Balloon Fiesta. From October 6 through 14, more than 600 whimsical, colourful and absolutely enchanting hot air balloons will take to the skies, launching from numerous fields across the state. This year also marks New Mexico's 100th anniversary, so now is the perfect time to take United flights to this beautiful desert state.
Tramping in South Africa's Kruger National Park
For travellers who want to revel in the Southern Hemisphere's spring months, South Africa's Kruger National Park is ideal for adventure travel holidays. From hanging out with wild animals like lions, elephants and giraffes to being treated to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, tramping around this park is definitely a must-do for any traveller looking for an off-the-beaten-path vacation overseas.
Moon Cake Festival: China
There's no better time to eat moon cake than during China's harvest festival. A staple among locals, this sweet treat is a little dumpling of deliciousness, often filled with red bean paste, dates, jelly or nuts. Every year, during September's full moon, locals take to the streets in celebration of both the autumn equinox and their nation's history. More than half a millennium ago, Chinese revolutionaries sent messages to each other in the little cakes and managed to overthrow an oppressive government by secretly sharing battle plans. Today, Aussies can reap the benefits of their success by consuming as many moon cakes as possible.
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