Five ways to travel for free… almost

Travel doesn’t have to cost the earth. In some cases it doesn’t have to cost anything at all. Discover Rachel’s top five ways to travel for free, then why not add your own ideas to the list?

Free entertainment across Australia

It is always possible to find a cost-effective way to spend an afternoon. Most major cities have free exhibitions in their art galleries, you could take a picnic to a local park or even just sit in a café and people-watch. But if you’re after a little more excitement these free events across Australia’s states and territories should pique your interest.

Eastern Mediterranean

Exploring Samatya – Istanbul's Armenian Seaside Neighbourhood

If you look on most maps, you won't find Samatya. That's because the modern name is Mustafapasa, but even today, just about everyone in Istanbul refers to it by the Byzantine name of Samatya, meaning sandy place.


Luxury China & Vietnam with APT - 2012 / 2013

Discover the secrets of Imperial China as we take you through the country's most treasured destinations. Visit the Forbidden City of the Chinese Emperors in Beijing, the Great Wall at Badaling, and the magnificent underground army of the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an. You'll also enjoy a luxurious cruise along the Yangtze River, travelling aboard the Sanctuary MS Yangzi Explorer.


Make one of Malaysia’s festivals or events the highlight of your holiday

From mystical spiritual festivals, to shopping extravaganzas and world-class sporting events, Malaysia offers a variety of events and festivals that will provide the perfect addition to your holiday.


Technology on the go

Life on the road can be hard, but when you have access to the internet to keep in touch with family and friends, it makes the trip all the more enjoyable. Drew explains how to keep in touch on the road.

Travelling On A Budget

Pets on holiday

Who will look after your pet next time you go away on holiday? Discover some alternatives to expensive (and potentially booked out) catteries and kennels for your furry friends this festive season.


State tourism authorities

When travelling around Australia state tourism authorities are the first port of call for up-to-date information about what’s on, how you can get around the state and where you can stay.

Travelling On A Budget

Top Travel Deal Websites

There are so many travel deals on offer at the moment that sorting through them can seem daunting. Rachel recommends her three favourite travel deal websites to make cost-effective travel even easier.

Cruise Deals

Great singles cruise deals

Great singles cruise deals


Your perfect bargain break awaits in Malaysia

Regarded as one of the world’s best value-for-money destinations, Malaysia is the perfect holiday option for Australians looking for a bargain break. There are currently a number of great packages available, offering wonderful opportunities for to soak up Malaysia’s pristine white beaches, unique culture and heritage, and bustling city atmosphere without breaking the budget.


Budget airlines take to the skies

With more travellers mindful of the rising cost of air travel, budget airlines are becoming more appealing. Australian travellers will soon have two new low-cost options when booking their next trip.


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