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Five must-see world festivals

Five must-see world festivals

These must-see events are a kaleidoscope of carnivals and colour.

Best road less travelled

Best road less travelled

Get off the beaten track and enjoy the road less travelled.

Seven heritage world wonders

Seven heritage world wonders

We look at the seven ‘new’ wonders of the world.

Where to escape the Easter crowds

Where to escape the Easter crowds

Lee Atkinson suggests where you can go to escape the crowds.

Cost of driving around Australia

Cost of driving around Australia

If you’re planning a trip driving around Australia, how much will it cost?

Getaway’s five top Aussie beaches

Getaway’s five top Aussie beaches

When it comes to beautiful beaches, Australians are spoiled for choice.

Packing tricks for simpler travel

Packing tricks for simpler travel

These simple packing tricks will have you packing smarter and lighter for your next trip.

How to eat like a local

How to eat like a local

Tips for getting the most out of your travel experience – food wise.

Seven natural world wonders

Seven natural world wonders

We take a look at seven of our favourite natural wonders of the world.

Five tips for healthy travel

Five tips for healthy travel

Ensure you have a pleasant trip by staying healthy while travelling.

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year

According to the Chinese zodiac, if you’re born in a Goat year, you need to ...

Robots run new Japanese hotel

Robots run new Japanese hotel

Japan’s Henn-na hotel, will be almost completely run by ‘actroid’ androids.

Adelaide features on NY Times list

Adelaide features on NY Times list

The New York Times has ranked Adelaide at number 24 of 52 destinations to visit ...

Score a free hotel upgrade

Score a free hotel upgrade

Score a hotel room with a view for free and live like a VIP.

10 best budget holiday stays

10 best budget holiday stays

Everyone loves a great budget hotel, so how about a great luxury budget hotel?

Five free fun things to do

Five free fun things to do

You don’t always have to spend money to have fun.

Unusual shore excursions

Unusual shore excursions

Here are a few unusual shore excursions to whet your appetite.

How to get the best value cruise

How to get the best value cruise

We have seven tips on how to get the best value when cruising, so your ...

Summer skiing solutions

Summer skiing solutions

Now the snow has disappeared, where should Les look for more winter fun?

Travel the globe for next to nought

Travel the globe for next to nought

Housecarers.com is an online service which allows you to live like a local anywhere in ...

Ebola travel update

Ebola travel update

With the Ebola virus containing to spread, here are a few things Australians should know ...

Dread of eating alone

Dread of eating alone

Debbie has a few ideas which may make eating alone while travelling less daunting.

Five free language-learning websites

Five free language-learning websites

Five best websites to help you learn another language for free.

Aussie shocked by $571,000 mobile bill

Aussie shocked by $571,000 mobile bill

An Aussie traveller has returned from holiday to a $571,000 mobile phone bill.

Whitsundays retreat from $569

Whitsundays retreat from $569

Three nights in the Whitsundays from $569 including flights.

Affordable Queensland cruising

Affordable Queensland cruising

Take a leisurely cruise along the waterways of Surfers Paradise and see how the other ...

Must-see Marrakesh

Must-see Marrakesh

Quite simply, don't miss these sights in Marrakesh

A bird’s-eye view of Berlin

A bird’s-eye view of Berlin

See Berlin from three of its top vantage points.

Travelling with medication

Travelling with medication

YOURLifeChoices simplifies the task at hand with a handy guide to travelling with medication.

York—more than just a Minster

York—more than just a Minster

Debbie shares her insider knowledge of this eclectic, shambling city.

Getting to the Cape

Getting to the Cape

Before Norine starts her trip of a lifetime, she wants some advice on how best ...

Fall in love with Lisbon

Fall in love with Lisbon

Lisbon has a vibe that is entirely its own.

Best skiing websites

Best skiing websites

Whether you're looking for a local piste or something a little further afield, these skiing ...

Sydney on a budget

Sydney on a budget

You don't have to be a high-flyer to enjoy the sights of Sydney

Short breaks in an RV

Short breaks in an RV

An RV offers the perfect opportunity for a last-minute short break.

Bucket list Bondi

Bucket list Bondi

No international airfare required. Pull out your pen and move Bondi to the top of ...

Island indulgence

Island indulgence

Learn why Bali has so much more to offer than just cheap beer, foot rubs ...

It’s not all included

It’s not all included

Contrary to popular belief cruising is not always an all-inclusive value-for-money holiday option.

Volunteering holidays overseas

Volunteering holidays overseas

Discover why volunteering holidays have the potential to be the trip of your lifetime.

Take ten in Buenos Aires

Take ten in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires seems to continually reinvent itself, to the delight of its many visitors.

To market, to market

To market, to market

Shopping overseas doesn’t have to be expensive, the trick is to know your markets.

Top five travel mistakes

Top five travel mistakes

Flying to the wrong place, having your luggage confiscated and ending up in quarantine...

Money saving travel apps

Money saving travel apps

Apps are making travel more \affordable, but which ones are worth downloading?

Shop Til You Drop in Singapore

Shop Til You Drop in Singapore

If shopping is a sport, then here’s how to take home the gold medal from ...

How to find the cheapest flights

How to find the cheapest flights

Finding cheap flights can be tricky if you don’t know where to start your ...

Spend less on a Spanish sojourn

Spend less on a Spanish sojourn

With the Spanish economy, living the good life in Spain as a traveller is easy. ...

Earning money on the road

Earning money on the road

How do you fill in your time or make a bit of extra cash while ...

Don’t be lonely travelling alone

Don’t be lonely travelling alone

Do you love the idea of hitting the open road now you have a little ...

Day trips for singles

Day trips for singles

Alma would like to take a day trip or maybe even journey overnight somewhere.

Save $1400 on Rhapsody of the Seas

Save $1400 on Rhapsody of the Seas

As well as complimentary upgrades and cruises from $999, you can save up to $1400 ...

Plan before you fly

Plan before you fly

When you go on holidays of course you do all sorts of things you wouldn't ...

When to hire a travel guide

When to hire a travel guide

Tackle your travel destination with an experienced guide.

Testing the nomad lifestyle

Testing the nomad lifestyle

Maeve is not sure they should commit to buying an RV. How she can ‘try ...

Cruising Alaska

Cruising Alaska

Just how much fun can two women get up to on a seven-day Alaskan cruise? ...

Wining and dining in the Barossa

Wining and dining in the Barossa

The beautiful Barossa is one of Australia’s great wine regions.

87 and ready to travel

87 and ready to travel

Peter is looking for some guidance on how best to get to the Great Ocean ...

Keep calm in Kyoto

Keep calm in Kyoto

Compared to its overly excited neighbour, Tokyo, Kyoto is an ambassador for calm.

Living it up in London

Living it up in London

London is one of the world’s most popular and expensive tourist destinations.

Cruising currency

Cruising currency

When cruising, is it better to be billed in $AU or $US?

Lay-by your flight

Lay-by your flight

Isn’t it frustrating when you see a great deal on a flight but just can’t ...

Blue Mountain Charleston Challenge

Blue Mountain Charleston Challenge

Take a step back in time to the roaring 20s and help regenerate the Blue ...

How to have a staycation

How to have a staycation

For the ultimate holiday on a budget, discover how to have a staycation.

Jungle journey

Jungle journey

When nature's rioting all around, your fellow adventurers will get you through.

Happy travels

Happy travels

It’s been a busy year in the area of travel for YOURLifeChoices.

House swap, sit or stay

House swap, sit or stay

Want to put a plug on the financial drain of accommodation costs, and enjoy living ...

Eat for less when travelling

Eat for less when travelling

Tips for reducing the amount you spend on food when you are travelling.

Alone for Christmas

Alone for Christmas

Not everyone has family and friends with whom to share the holiday season, sometimes through ...

People make Glasgow

People make Glasgow

A 30-minute Geek Guide to Glasgow is this week’s Editor’s Choice.

Go where the locals go

Go where the locals go

The best way to experience a real taste of where you’re visiting is to dig ...

Lovely Launceston

Lovely Launceston

Having visited Launceston many times, Debbie McTaggart is only too happy to recommend her favourite ...

First things first

First things first

Six things you must do in the first 24 hours of your trip.

Frequently forgotten items to pack

Frequently forgotten items to pack

Items you should never forget when you travel.

Top travel tips

Top travel tips

Some great travel advice from seasoned travellers.

Do's and don't's for in-flight fashion

Do's and don't's for in-flight fashion

Need advice about what's hot and what's not when travelling?

Beginners guide to barging

Beginners guide to barging

Follow our guide to barging along for the waterways of regional France.

Blue Cliffs Retreat

Blue Cliffs Retreat

Sometimes it’s nice to get away from it all, including other tourists. Blue Cliffs ...

Exercising on a plane

Exercising on a plane

If you are spending long periods on flights, try to do some exercise

Five best armchair travel websites

Five best armchair travel websites

Travelling the world from the comfort of your armchair has never been such fun.

Travel beauty must-haves

Travel beauty must-haves

SJ has some tips so you only travel with what you really need.

River cruising in Europe

River cruising in Europe

The best value Viking river cruise allows you to travel along the Rhine from just ...

Apple Maps WARNING

Apple Maps WARNING

The Australian Federal Police has labelled the error as extremely dangerous

How to pack for weeks in a carry-on bag

How to pack for weeks in a carry-on bag

Pack for a two-month holiday in a carry-on 22 inch suitcase and a small backpack

Anzac Day at Gallipoli 2013

Anzac Day at Gallipoli 2013

Retrace the footsteps of those who fought on the Gallipoli battlefields

Get in quick – 2013 itineraries selling fast

Get in quick – 2013 itineraries selling fast

When it comes to holidays, you really can’t book early enough. The most popular Viking ...

The Viking founding family

The Viking founding family

Founded in 1997 in Russia by Norwegian-born CEO and Chairman Torstein Hagen, Viking River Cruises ...

Did you win a trip to China?

Did you win a trip to China?

One lucky YOURLifeChoices member has won a Trafalgar Classic China guided holiday for two.

Sun, sea and the South Pacific

Sun, sea and the South Pacific

The sun was shining and the blue waters of Sydney Harbour sparkling as Holland America ...

Fly to South America for less

Fly to South America for less

Is there any way to get to South America for less?

South America on a budget

South America on a budget

How can my husband and I travel around South America without breaking the bank?

Saving money when overseas

Saving money when overseas

Is it really possible to fully explore other countries on a limited (retirement) budget?

Saving on the road

Saving on the road

Keeping to a budget when travelling around is one way to make your money ...

Centrelink on the road

Centrelink on the road

You may not think it's important to advise Centrelink when you're going on holiday, but ...

South America – vibrant and fascinating

South America – vibrant and fascinating

Explore this remarkable land and travel by luxury rail, land and sea.

Flying to Austria

Flying to Austria

Travelling to Austria by air couldn’t be easier. Daily flights are available from most Australian ...

Wiener Mélange with Strauss Melodies

Wiener Mélange with Strauss Melodies

Coffeehouses in Vienna are your home from home. Delicious coffee specialties, yummy pastries, all enjoyed ...

Haydn Festival at Esterházy Palace

Haydn Festival at Esterházy Palace

The imposing Esterházy Palace is the ideal setting for the Haydn Festival.

The glittering world of Swarovski Crystal

The glittering world of Swarovski Crystal

A water-spouting giant with sparkling eyes guards a glittering subterranean world.

Hellbrunn‘s Advent – The Magic of Christmas

Hellbrunn‘s Advent – The Magic of Christmas

Enter the fairytale world of Hellbrunn Palace near Salzburg during its amazing Advent season.

Hotel Topazz: Informal luxury paired with elegance

Hotel Topazz: Informal luxury paired with elegance

Spring 2012 has delivered a striking new architectural creation to the heart of Vienna.

Learn to waltz at Vienna’s best address

Learn to waltz at Vienna’s best address

The Dance School of Elmayer is Vienna’s finest dance institution.

A day in Hallstatt

A day in Hallstatt

In midst the mystical Salzkammergut Lake Region lies Hallstatt, Austria’s oldest village.

Free wifi on the go

Free wifi on the go

Just how easy is it to find a free wifi hotspot?

House sitting – is it for me?

House sitting – is it for me?

Kristine and her partner Geoff both think so. If you’ve considered house sitting but ...

Plan your trip

Plan your trip

Getting caught short miles from the nearest public toilet can be embarrassing, painful and ...

The people you’ll meet…

The people you’ll meet…

Kaye took a memorable journey on The Ghan to commemorate ANZAC Day.

Escape to Queensland’s coolest towns

Escape to Queensland’s coolest towns

Get rugged up to experience country Queensland's rich pioneering past, stunning scenery and exceptional ...

Experience authentic Istanbul

Experience authentic Istanbul

Istanbul is a melting pot of sights, sounds and tastes, which can best be ...

Love to have a beer?

Love to have a beer?

Poke around the railway sheds, discover local cuisine and enjoy a beer tasting.

Travel Photographer of the Year winning images

Travel Photographer of the Year winning images

Enjoy some of the winning entries to the 2011 Travel Photographer of the Year awards.

Luxe London Travel Guide

Luxe London Travel Guide

A Luxe guide is a very nifty companion to the major cities of the world

Editor’s Choice – Hong Kong from only $890

Editor’s Choice – Hong Kong from only $890

Sometimes you’re not planning a trip but then a deal lands in your inbox ...

Seacombe House, Port Fairy

Seacombe House, Port Fairy

Jean visits the beautiful, historic town of Port Fairy for the first time

Editor’s Choice – Scenic Slovenia

Editor’s Choice – Scenic Slovenia

There are many picturesque and enthralling rail journeys to be taken throughout the world ...

Changes to overseas Centrelink payments

Changes to overseas Centrelink payments

Income support rules for Australians travelling overseas have been tightened.

Travelling the world with food

Travelling the world with food

Not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to travel the world, but there ...

Win New Year’s Eve in Vienna

Win New Year’s Eve in Vienna

For a while now I’ve felt that New Year’s Eve is a massive anti-climax. ...

House sitting – affordable accommodation

House sitting – affordable accommodation

Housesitting can offer some amazing overseas accommodation experiences.

First impressions count

First impressions count

According to Tourism Australia, international visitor numbers have been positive in 2012 with a three ...

The world is your oyster

The world is your oyster

If you’re a train enthusiast planning your next trip or are thinking of taking ...

Get the London Pass

Get the London Pass

With the start of the Olympic Games less than 90 days away and Queen ...

Over 60s save more

Over 60s save more

Eurail passes offer some of the best value rail travel in Europe and if ...

See Europe with a Eurail pass

See Europe with a Eurail pass

Make your way through Europe at your own pace with the flexibility of a ...

Two-for-one museum entry

Two-for-one museum entry

Culture Connect enables you to save money with two-for-one entry offers to many of ...

Darwin Military Museum

Darwin Military Museum

The Darwin Military Museum is located between the original gun emplacements, positioned to protect the ...

Two days on Phillip Island

Two days on Phillip Island

Rest and restoration form the main agenda on Victoria’s Phillip Island.

Tipperary

Tipperary

It’s a long way to Tipperary, it’s a long way to go… or so ...

Welcome to the Titanic Belfast Visitor Centre

Welcome to the Titanic Belfast Visitor Centre

Born in Belfast, the Titanic is quickly approaching its centenary and throughout the island ...

World’s rudest nation

World’s rudest nation

So who is the world’s rudest nation? In a poll run by Skyscanner of ...

The best night’s sleep in Melbourne

The best night’s sleep in Melbourne

My pet peeve when staying in a city centre hotel is being kept awake ...

State motoring associations

State motoring associations

Thinking of hitting the road? These major state motoring associations are the first port ...

Q&A Cruising Solo

Q&A Cruising Solo

YOURLifeChoices reader Frank doesn’t want to pay full price for a double ...

Kimberley Cruising on the Orion

Kimberley Cruising on the Orion

Geraldine McGrath, a friend of the YOURLifeChoices team, had always fancied a ...

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin, NZ

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin, NZ

My family on my father’s side travelled from Scotlandin the 1800s and settled in ...

Free fun around Australia

Free fun around Australia

Given that it takes such a long time to travel overseas, interstate travel is ...

Five ways to travel for free… almost

Five ways to travel for free… almost

Travel doesn’t have to cost the earth. In some cases it doesn’t have to ...

Exploring Samatya

Exploring Samatya

If you look on most maps, you won't find Samatya. That's because the modern ...

Technology on the go

Technology on the go

Life on the road can be hard, but when you have access to the ...

Arty farty hotels for $139

Arty farty hotels for $139

You’re kidding me! Melbourne now boasts not one, not two but ...

Top Travel Deal Websites

Top Travel Deal Websites

There are so many travel deals on offer at the moment that sorting through ...

State tourism authorities

State tourism authorities

When travelling around Australia state tourism authorities are the first port of call for ...

Pets on holiday

Pets on holiday

Kennels and catteries often become booked out over the Christmas and New Year period. ...

The heavenly bed

The heavenly bed

There are many reasons to stay at the Westin Hotel in Sydney - the ...

No hassle, no worries and no cost!

No hassle, no worries and no cost!

MSC Cruises welcomes families to uncover the ideal cruise getaway.

MSC Yacht Club voted number one

MSC Yacht Club voted number one

Everyone enjoys a little luxury when travelling. It doesn’t come much more luxurious than ...

Budget airlines take to the skies

Budget airlines take to the skies

With more travellers mindful of the rising cost of air travel, budget airlines are ...

What can be insured?

What can be insured?

These days you can insure against giving birth to twins or having to cancel ...

Editor’s choice - Pokie-free Las Vegas

Editor’s choice - Pokie-free Las Vegas

Ok, so I know most people go to Las Vegas for the bright lights ...

Canada’s Maritime Provinces by rail

Canada’s Maritime Provinces by rail

The beginning of our Eastern Canadian VIA Rail adventure is a little underwhelming. ...

Australia: Where to Go App

Australia: Where to Go App

Whether you are visiting an unknown part of Australia or taking a trip into ...

Staying in touch while on the road

Staying in touch while on the road

Q. I am planning a long caravan trip around Australia and want ...

Travel Q&A - Mobile Internet

Travel Q&A - Mobile Internet

Q. I want to be able to check my emails and research ...

Take a trip off the beaten track

Take a trip off the beaten track

For travellers looking for an off-the-beaten-track experience, Malaysia is the perfect destination.

Malaysia plates up the perfect gourmet getaway

Malaysia plates up the perfect gourmet getaway

With its mixture of bustling hawker markets, high-end dining and local specialities, Malaysia is ...

Cosmopolitan Kuala Lumpur

Cosmopolitan Kuala Lumpur

With luxe hotels, high-end and boutique shopping, and sumptuous dining options.

Malaysian festival and events

Malaysian festival and events

Malaysia’s rich and diverse culture is celebrated with a large range of festivals and ...

Indulge in your dream island getaway on Malaysia’s east coast

Indulge in your dream island getaway on Malaysia’s east coast

The east coast of the Malaysian Peninsula is home to some of the country's most ...

Budget breaks in Kuala Lumpur

Budget breaks in Kuala Lumpur

Above all else, Kuala Lumpur is a great value destination. Last year, Malaysia was ...

Head to Malaysia Borneo

Head to Malaysia Borneo

Malaysian Borneo is a nature and adventure lover’s paradise.  From Mt Kinabalu, to the ...

Getaway to gorgeous Georgetown

Getaway to gorgeous Georgetown

For a holiday rich in culture, history and relaxation you can’t go past Georgetown, ...

Set off to sensational Sabah

Set off to sensational Sabah

The coastline of Sabah is a paradise of alluring beaches and island retreats. Sabah ...

Volunteering overseas

Volunteering overseas

Volunteering overseas, sometimes called voluntourism, is all about giving something back while you travel. ...

In the Captain’s safe hands

In the Captain’s safe hands

Captain Jonathon Mercer has been at sea for 40 years, ever since he didn’t ...

All aboard - MS Nieuw Amsterdam

All aboard - MS Nieuw Amsterdam

As Kaye waves goodbye to Barcelona her journey is just beginning. The game plan ...

Which Travel Technology is right for you?

Which Travel Technology is right for you?

The 21 st century holiday mindset has shifted from 'getting away from it ...

Affordable Asia

Affordable Asia

For the armchair traveller keen to enjoy an Asian adventure, here’s a snapshot of three ...

Top ten caravan parks

Top ten caravan parks

More Australians are packing up and hitting the road for an extended period of time. Thanks to a new App finding a place to camp has just got easier. YOURLifeChoices highlights the top ten caravan park locations you may want to try. The Find ...

See a grizzly graze

See a grizzly graze

As spring emerges in British Columbia, the great coastal grizzly bears shake off the ...

Centrelink asset clarification - Mobile home

Centrelink asset clarification - Mobile home

YOURLifeChoices subscriber, George, loves his life on the open road but is confused as to why his mobile home is classed as an asset. Q. George I noticed one of the answers in the Q&A stated that the primary home is ...

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