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10 scary facts about flying

10 scary things you didn’t know about flying

10 scary facts about flying

If you don’t already have a fear of flying, these facts will ensure that you ...

Online travel scams to avoid

Four nasty online travel scams to avoid

Online travel scams to avoid

Don’t be taken in by these nasty online travel scams.

Would you go on a nude cruise?

What’s it like onboard a nude cruise?

Would you go on a nude cruise?

Here’s a sneak peek at what it would be like onboard Desire’s now infamous nude ...

Captivating Krakow

Captivating Krakow: more highs than lows

Captivating Krakow

Mention Poland to travellers and eyebrows are raised.

Dating on a plane

using a smartphone at an airport

Dating on a plane

Further proof that there’s an app for everything, AirDates is an inflight dating app.

The world’s most visited city

Aerial view of coloured tents at Hong Kong night market

The world’s most visited city

Euromonitor International releases its 2017 Top City Destinations Ranking.

The nonnas taking over New York

Meet the nonnas taking over the New York food scene

The nonnas taking over New York

Behind every great meal at Enoteca Maria is a great nonna.

Sydney harbour cruises from $25

Sydney Harbour seniors cruise in Circular Quay

Sydney harbour cruises from $25

The NSW Seniors Festival invites you to enjoy a cruise of Sydney Harbour.

Fly return to Bali from $437

Balinese women group dressed in colorful sarongs

Fly return to Bali from $437

Explore the beautiful scenery and meet the generous, warm people of Bali.

Luxury in the remote outback

Couple in a luxury hotel in the outback

Luxury in the remote outback

Here’s a glamourous side of the NT you’ve never seen before.

How to drive to Uluru like a pro

campervan driving to Uluru

How to drive to Uluru like a pro

It’s no secret that Uluru and Kata Tjuta are amazing feats of nature.

Five reasons the NT is so much fun

Group enjoying Darwin to Uluru pub crawl

Five reasons the NT is so much fun

There's more to the Northern Territory than the magnificent Uluru.

48 hours in Kakadu

Gunlom Falls, Kakadu

48 hours in Kakadu

Only got two days to visit one of the NT’s most iconic locations?

How to eat your way through Kakadu

Group of people enjoying food on a yellow river cruise

How to eat your way through Kakadu

Kakadu is home to superb taste sensations and some of the nation’s favourite food trails.

You’ll love these underrated cities

Looking over the rooftops of Glasgow in Scotland, United Kingdom

You’ll love these underrated cities

These underrated cities aren’t on many people’s radars – and we wonder why.

The Great Australian Beer Festival

Bottle and glass of craft beer at a beer festival

The Great Australian Beer Festival

Geelong plays host to the Great Australian Beer Festival on 18 February.

Living my Fear and Loathing moment

Enjoying my very own Fear and Loathing moment in Las Vegas

Living my Fear and Loathing moment

Sometimes a great travel experience is a matter of being open to the possibility.

A trick to secure cheaper flights

A clever trick to secure cheaper flights

A trick to secure cheaper flights

Get the cheapest domestic flight in Australia with this little-known trick.

Save on romance in New Zealand

Save on romance in New Zealand

Save on romance in New Zealand

Why not explore New Zealand’s sights with the one you love the most?

The must-have phone accessory

AquaSatch is the must have phone accessory for summer

The must-have phone accessory

No-one wants to draw the short straw of sitting on the beach minding the bags.

Embarrassing but effective gadgets

woman using the helpy carry-on harness

Embarrassing but effective gadgets

They may not win any style prizes, but these embarrassing travel gadgets really work.

Why you’ll love Lake Macquarie

couple running along caves beach lake macquarie

Why you’ll love Lake Macquarie

Lake Mac’s Bianca Gilmore explains why you should visit Lake Macquarie.

Qantas’ new safety video is a ripper

Qantas has revealed its 2017 in-flight safety video

Qantas’ new safety video is a ripper

Qantas has revealed its latest in-flight safety video, which is even better than last year’s.

Hotel pics fight sex trafficking

Your hotel pictures can help fight sex trafficking

Hotel pics fight sex trafficking

There’s now a better reason than ever to take a photo of your hotel room.

Want to pack like a pro?

man packing his suitcase like a pro

Want to pack like a pro?

Six tips to help you evolve from packing novice to packing pro.

Paris ‘love locks’ up for sale

Paris ‘love locks’ up for sale

Paris ‘love locks’ up for sale

Paris is putting a price on love by auctioning their famous ‘love locks’ this year.

How to stay healthy on a cruise

Cruising: how to stay healthy at sea

How to stay healthy on a cruise

Here’s how to hit the high seas and avoid health risks.

Clarification of pensions overseas

Puzzle pieces fitting together for travel pension

Clarification of pensions overseas

If you’re confused about pension payments overseas, this should clarify.

Why you should visit South Australia

aerial view of South Australian vineyard

Why you should visit South Australia

South Australia is an understated gem. Here’s why you need to visit the Wine State.

Mr Trump’s Muslim ban backfires

Donald Trump suffers first defeat as his Muslim ban backfires

Mr Trump’s Muslim ban backfires

The ACLU has sued Donald Trump over multiple breaches of the Bill of Rights.

World’s best airport food

World’s best airport food

World’s best airport food

Plane food may leave a lot to be desired but these airport restaurants don’t leave ...

The only travel adaptor you need

The only travel power adaptor you'll ever need

The only travel adaptor you need

The Skross MUV World Travel Power Adaptor is the only one you'll ever need.

Save on Australia and NZ tours

Save 10 per cent on Australia and New Zealand tours

Save on Australia and NZ tours

Here are AAT Kings’ 2017 resolutions you’ll actually want to follow.

Best sites for the Northern Lights

Chasing the Aurora Borealis in the northern hemisphere

Best sites for the Northern Lights

Travel SOS: where is the best place to see the Northern Lights?

Here’s how to spot bed bugs

Here’s a sure-fire way to spot bed bugs in your hotel room

Here’s how to spot bed bugs

How do you know if you have bed bugs in your hotel room?

Travel trends to watch in 2017

Travel trends to watch in 2017

Travel trends to watch in 2017

The future of travel is looking smart, healthy and sustainable thanks to these trends.

Travellers who annoy you

the most infuriating passenger behaviour list

Travellers who annoy you

New research has revealed what you feel is the most infuriating passenger behaviour.

Is Italy affordable?

Can you experience Italy on a budget?

Is Italy affordable?

Is it possible to experience the culture and cuisine of Italy on a budget?

Planning a holiday with friends

Group of smiling women friends travelling together

Planning a holiday with friends

When you’ve settled on which friends, a little planning will go a long way.

Unforgettable Europe River Cruising

Unforgettable Europe River Cruising with APT

Unforgettable Europe River Cruising

APT is and always will be a true pioneer of life-enriching holiday experiences.

Avoiding car hire problems

Car rental written on a blackboard, being held up by someone

Avoiding car hire problems

Don't fall foul of common car hire problems.

T minus 10 years to free flights

One budget airline CEO says we could be flying for free in 10 years

T minus 10 years to free flights

One budget airline CEO says we could be flying for free in 10 years.

Great gadget: Soi handbag light

Soi LED handbag light illuminating objects

Great gadget: Soi handbag light

A bag light to help you find what you need, when you need it.

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year

According to the Chinese zodiac, Roosters have a mixed bag ahead in 2017.

Five tech tips for overseas travel

Mature couple using smartphone on holiday

Five tech tips for overseas travel

How to organise your technology before taking an overseas trip.

48 hours in the capital city

Canberra: one good thing after another

48 hours in the capital city

Here’s how to make the most of 48 hours in Australia’s capital city.

Five good reasons to travel solo

Confident mature man travelling solo

Five good reasons to travel solo

Here are five good reasons why travelling solo can be fun.

Affordable flights to New Caledonia

Take advantage of sale fares to New Caledonia

Affordable flights to New Caledonia

With return flights from under $600, New Caledonia is an affordable getaway.

Living the dream on Daydream Island

daydream island top image

Living the dream on Daydream Island

If you think that an Australian tropical island holiday is out of reach, think again.

London to Melbourne minus jet lag

plane touching down on runway

London to Melbourne minus jet lag

Everyone has a formula for avoiding jet lag, but SJ swears that this one really ...

Enjoy a sand free beach mat

quicksand mat

Enjoy a sand free beach mat

What’s not to love about summer? Oh, that’s right…sand everywhere.

World’s oldest flight attendant

bette nash worlds oldest flight attendant

World’s oldest flight attendant

At 80 years of age there’s not much Bette Nash hasn’t seen, or passengers she ...

Canada’s birthday gift to you

banff national park

Canada’s birthday gift to you

Free admission to all Canada’s national parks and historic sites? Yes please!

How to make flying more comfortable

Skyscanner app and travel items

How to make flying more comfortable

Flying can be stressful enough for those more able-bodied.

How to avoid travel disasters

older woman dealing with a travel disaster

How to avoid travel disasters

Here’s how to deal with 10 common travel disasters.

Sussan Ley steps down without pay

Sussan Ley has stepped down pending investigation

Sussan Ley steps down without pay

Sussan Ley has stepped down ‘without pay’ while she explains her use of taxpayer funds.

Go places you’ve never been before

Eiffel Tower taken by Google Street View

Go places you’ve never been before

What if you could travel the world without taking a holiday?

How to beat the post-holiday blues

Mature woman looking out of the window with book

How to beat the post-holiday blues

Coming home from holiday doesn’t have to be a downer.

Perth – is it worth the trip?

view of Perth from King's Park

Perth – is it worth the trip?

Two days in Perth simply isn't enough but if that's all you've got, here's what ...

Where you want to go in 2017

top ten travel destinations

Where you want to go in 2017

Our survey results are in, get ready to update your bucket list for 2017.

Off the beaten path in Paris

Off the beaten tourist path in Paris

Off the beaten path in Paris

Paris has a lot more to see than the Eiffel Tower. Here are four hidden ...

This airport is weighing passengers

rear view of overweight passengers

This airport is weighing passengers

Forget bags, this airport is more interested in how heavy passengers are pre-flight.

The world’s first wine spa is here

Take a dip in the world’s first wine spa

The world’s first wine spa is here

Who said wine was just for drinking? There’s now a spa where you can bathe ...

Seven lessons from 72 nations

Seven lessons from visiting 72 nations

Seven lessons from 72 nations

Travelling arguably teaches you more than school ever will. Do you agree with these lessons?

How will Trump affect tourism?

How Donald Trump affects tourism

How will Trump affect tourism?

We look at how Trump will affect tourism to the US and why it may ...

We love hotels, but …

We love hotels, but … here are our worst hotel gripes

We love hotels, but …

Dear hotels everywhere, we need to talk …

Centrelink to ban 200k from travel

Centrelink to place travel ban on 200,000 Australians

Centrelink to ban 200k from travel

Australians who owe Centrelink money could be prevented from leaving the country.

Australia’s real best beach

Australia’s real best beach – according to you

Australia’s real best beach

Move over Brad Farmer, the people have spoken and this is Australia’s real favourite beach.

Can you trust online reviews?

Can you trust online travel reviews?

Can you trust online reviews?

Can you trust online travel reviews? Or is Trip Advisor just trying to trip you ...

Top 10 airlines for 2017

Top 10 airlines for 2017

Top 10 airlines for 2017

Taking to the skies in the next year? Here’s who to fly with.

The best day to book a hotel is …

The best day to book a hotel is …

The best day to book a hotel is …

Booking a hotel? Recent research has proved one day is better than others for that. ...

Retirement Bootcamp 2017 – travel insider tips

Kay O'Sullivan river cruising

Retirement Bootcamp 2017 – travel insider tips

We’re delighted that Kay O’Sullivan is now joining us at our Retirement Bootcamp.

How to holiday at home

How to holiday at home

How to holiday at home

Staycation: a vacation that doesn't require you to travel out of your home city.

Lonely Planet’s guide to 2017

Lonely Planet’s guide to 2017

Lonely Planet’s guide to 2017

If you haven’t already started thinking about where you’ll go next year now’s a good ...

World’s first Bluetooth padlock

World’s first Bluetooth padlock

World’s first Bluetooth padlock

No more forgetting your combination or key – smart locks are here to save the ...

Christmas holidays for pets

What happens to your pet when you go on holiday?

Christmas holidays for pets

Got plans this Christmas holiday? Now your pet does too.

Christmas travel checklist

Christmas travel checklist

Christmas travel checklist

Christmas is a busy time of year, so this checklist should make travel planning easier.

Am I too old to hire a car?

Travel SOS: am I too old to hire a car?

Am I too old to hire a car?

Fey wants to know if she’s too old to hire a car.

The perfect travel toiletry bag

A toiletry bag for Christmas? Yes! As long as it’s this one

The perfect travel toiletry bag

Never open your suitcase to spilled shampoo again with this clever toiletry bag.

Travelling with gifts this Christmas

The smart way to travel with gifts this Christmas

Travelling with gifts this Christmas

There is a right and wrong way to handle travelling with gifts this holiday season.

Qantas to fly to London in one hop

What’s wrong with leaping to London in one hop?

Qantas to fly to London in one hop

What could be wrong with the big red roo leaping to London in one hop?

Avoid these five hotel scams

Five hidden hotel scams to avoid

Avoid these five hotel scams

Even the most seasoned travellers might not be aware of these hotel scams.

Tread carefully in India

What was I thinking going back to Varanasi?

Tread carefully in India

Ten minutes after arriving at Varanasi I was planning my escape.

Five super pre-flight stretches

Five stretches that will make ‘cattle class’ bearable

Five super pre-flight stretches

Five pre-flight stretches that will make ‘cattle class’ a little more bearable.

Non-stop flight to London

booking flights on qantas website

Non-stop flight to London

If you don't mind being in the air for 17 hours then this announcement may ...

Alone for Christmas

christmas, alone, what to do, volunteering, youth hostels, hostels, travel, holiday, holiday season

Alone for Christmas

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

Five ways to save on car rentals

Five ways to save on car rentals

Five ways to save on car rentals

Our five handy ideas for renting a car on your next holiday could save you ...

The globe-trotting Russian grandma

Russian globe trotting Instagram grandma Lena

The globe-trotting Russian grandma

It’s never too late to take up a new hobby.

Places you wish you could visit

Places you wish you could visit

Places you wish you could visit

These seven places you can’t visit are as enticing as they are inaccessible.

Wildlife with a difference

Wildlife that puts with 'wild' in 'life'

Wildlife with a difference

There’s wildlife photography and then there’s comedy wildlife photography.

Melbourne’s five best views

Melbourne’s best views from above the treetops

Melbourne’s five best views

Well known for its laneways, Melbourne also has plenty going on above the treetops.

Four-star CBD hotels from $109

Make the most these city deals with hotels from $109

Four-star CBD hotels from $109

Summer is the best time to get out and enjoy all Australia’s cities have to ...

Air New Zealand's Christmas anthem

Air New Zealand's Christmas anthem

Air New Zealand's Christmas anthem

Finally there is a Christmas anthem for all of us in the southern hemisphere.

Family travels – or ‘travails’?

Family travels – or should we say ‘travails’?

Family travels – or ‘travails’?

Tom Neal Tacker shares some hilarious tales about travelling with family.

Cruise news 10 December 2016

Cruise news 10 December 2016

Cruise news 10 December 2016

Want to cruise a canal of Christmas lights or sail on a record-breaking cruise ship?

Debug your travel the natural way

Debug your travel the natural way

Debug your travel the natural way

The good news is there is a finally an all-natural insect repellent that actually works.

Tinder for travel

Woman on flight

Tinder for travel

For those who are more committed to mid-air shenanigans, there’s an app.

Why did this man punch a roo?

man hits a kangaroo to save his dog

Why did this man punch a roo?

Experts explain why this kangaroo put a hunting dog in a headlock.

Travel SOS: should I travel alone?

Travel SOS: should I travel alone?

Travel SOS: should I travel alone?

From selfie sticks to someone to share your meals we look at the pros and ...

CHOICE calls for airline overhaul

inside an airplane

CHOICE calls for airline overhaul

Airlines behaving badly are firmly in the sights of consumer watchdog CHOICE.

Man escapes jail after mid-air attack

Stewardess serving drinks

Man escapes jail after mid-air attack

Anyone who thinks that being an air steward is a glamorous job should think again.

How to tackle Myanmar

Myanmar from Pagan to Mandalay

How to tackle Myanmar

Tom Neal Tacker takes you on a journey through Myanmar, from Pagan to Mandalay.

What's in Noni's bag?

Noni Hazlehurst shares her travel musts

What's in Noni's bag?

Noni Hazlehurst takes some time out to share her take on travel.

Who’s been in your hotel bed?

This is how many people have slept in your hotel bed

Who’s been in your hotel bed?

Hotel beds may feel luxurious with their fresh clean sheets, but how clean are they ...

10 gadgets to make camping comfy

Gadgets that prove camping doesn’t have to be all about ‘roughing it’

10 gadgets to make camping comfy

Camping doesn’t have to be all about ‘roughing it’ with these camping gadgets.

How to be booted off a flight

Man with head in hands after being booted from flight

How to be booted off a flight

Here are five reasons you could be booted off a flight.

The joy of turning left

The joy of turning left: travelling business to Europe

The joy of turning left

Flying Business Class is a treat but what really happens when you turn left?

Hotfoot it to Cuba

Five reasons why Cuba should be on your travel radar

Hotfoot it to Cuba

Here are five reasons why a trip to Cuba is a must sooner rather than ...

Where you’re most likely to get sick

Woman lying on beach sick under palm tree

Where you’re most likely to get sick

These five destinations are famous for making Aussies sick. So, take care when you’re there!

Last-minute holiday bargains

Australia and New Zealand adventures at unbelievable prices

Last-minute holiday bargains

Snag yourself a bargain holiday with AAT King’s last-minute deals.

Flying can be ‘bearable’

Heathrow Airport’s first-ever Christmas commercial

Flying can be ‘bearable’

Heathrow Airport’s first-ever Christmas advert has taken the internet by storm.

A most useful tech travel gadget

Is this the most useful tech travel gadget ever made?

A most useful tech travel gadget

The Brunton Power Knife may well be the most useful travel gadget ever made.

Plane-friendly yoga practice

Plane-friendly yoga practice

Plane-friendly yoga practice

You may have thought yoga and flying were mutually exclusive events – they’re not.

In defence of resorts

woman relaxing on the beach at a resort in spain

In defence of resorts

You either love or hate resorts. But maybe they’re just misunderstood?

What’s hot in Berlin?

Side view of the brandenburg gate in berlin

What’s hot in Berlin?

Six wonderful things to do in Berlin.

Funeral practices around the world

Indonesian family standing with corpse of family member

Funeral practices around the world

Folks do things a little differently around here.

Explore the world with AroundMe

Travel Gadget: find anything, anywhere in the world with AroundMe

Explore the world with AroundMe

With AroundMe, you can find anything, anywhere in the world.

The new NT campaign

We need to talk about the new NT campaign

The new NT campaign

A tongue in cheek play on words? Or a tasteless and offensive statement?

Pre-flight booze costs Aussies $250m

Pre-flight booze costs Aussies $250m

Pre-flight booze costs Aussies $250m

If you drink before departure at the airport, you’re not alone.

Dreaming of Dubrovnik

Dreaming of Dubrovnik

Dreaming of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik – the Pearl of the Adriatic – is one of the finest old towns ...

$590 two-night stay in Katherine

$590 two-night stay in Katherine

$590 two-night stay in Katherine

You don’t have to stray off the beaten track to experience Australia’s outback.

Two nights in Tokyo

Outside a restaurant in tokyo with Japanse signs and pink blossom

Two nights in Tokyo

Tokyo has an endless stream of experiences to offer, so what can you do in ...

Airline Update: Battle of the domestics

Airline Update: Battle of the domestics

Airline Update: Battle of the domestics

Find out the latest updates from the air and on the ground this week.

Do you need travel vaccinations?

Travel vaccination syringe on map

Do you need travel vaccinations?

Your holiday is the last place you want to get sick.

What to do in Amsterdam

Travel SOS: how long should I spend in Amsterdam?

What to do in Amsterdam

Jane wants to know how long she should spend in Amsterdam.

How to stay safe at sea

Cruising: how to stay safe at sea

How to stay safe at sea

Follow these seven tips to ensure you stay safe at sea.

Learn to bargain like a pro

Mature tourists looking for souvenirs at market to haggle for

Learn to bargain like a pro

Here are five tips for bargaining like a pro on holiday.

The key to a true travel adventure

Dr Jeff Salz explains the six steps to travel adventure

The key to a true travel adventure

Adventurer Dr Jeff Salz explains the six a steps to a true travel adventure.

Where to sleep like a king or queen

Front view of Culzean Castle in Scotland as accomodation

Where to sleep like a king or queen

Sleep where kings, queens and other members of the royal courts once lay.

Travelling with pets

Dog travelling on holiday with head out the car window

Travelling with pets

Taking your furry friend with you on holiday can be a rewarding experience.

Siena International Photo Awards

siena international photo awards travel winners

Siena International Photo Awards

Ten of the best photographs from the 2016 Siena International Photo Awards.

Planning your own dream holiday

Travel SOS: planning your own dream holiday

Planning your own dream holiday

Val needs some advice on planning her own dream holiday.

Five ways to ruin a bucket-list trip

Five mistakes that could ruin your bucket-list holiday

Five ways to ruin a bucket-list trip

Five easily avoidable mistakes that could ruin your bucket-list holiday.

GlobeTipping: tipping made easy

Travel Gadget: GlobeTipping tip adviser and calculator

GlobeTipping: tipping made easy

You don’t have to be a maths wiz to work out how much you should ...

London’s murder map

London’s murder map

London’s murder map

Not the most comforting of maps, but an is undeniably fascinating look at London's history.

Six hidden gems of Las Vegas

Off ‘The Strip’: six hidden gems of Las Vegas

Six hidden gems of Las Vegas

There’s more to Las Vegas than gambling on The Strip and catching iconic shows.

Boozy break in the Barossa

Three of the best in the Barossa

Boozy break in the Barossa

Did you know that the Barossa valley is home to more than 150 wineries?

Cruise news 5 November 2016

Cruise news 5 November 2016

Cruise news 5 November 2016

Here’s what’s happening in the world of cruising this week.

How much is a better flight worth?

Is a better flight worth spending $100 on extras?

How much is a better flight worth?

How much would you pay to make your flight better?

Man’s best travel companion

Man’s best travel companion

Man’s best travel companion

Now you can take man’s best friend on all your travel adventures with this dog ...

Frequent flyer: what’s in the bag?

Frequent flyer: what’s in the bag?

Frequent flyer: what’s in the bag?

We unpack what frequent flyer SJ packs in her carry on luggage.

World’s cheapest destinations

Wallet sunglassess and world map of cheap travel destinations

World’s cheapest destinations

We share the top six global destinations that give you the most bang for your ...

The best way to make calls overseas

Mature happy woman on international call

The best way to make calls overseas

Leon puts Facebook Messenger calls and standard overseas phone calls to the test.

Six fun festivals around the world

Six fun festivals around the world

Six fun festivals around the world

These fun festivals from all around the world will leave you in awe.

Insider’s guide: Europe now

What’s happening in Europe now?

Insider’s guide: Europe now

Tom Neal Tacker reports from the ground to give you the lowdown on Europe now.

World’s first wine fountain is here

Did somebody say free wine?

World’s first wine fountain is here

Proving they do everything better, the world’s first wine fountain has been unveiled in Italy.

Cashed-up cruising

Cashed-up cruising

Cashed-up cruising

If you want to see how the other half live, check out this world cruise.

Six tips to cut your travel costs

Travel savings money in a jar with earth globe

Six tips to cut your travel costs

Ryan’s tips for saving money while you travel.

Travel SOS: seven days in Japan

Travel SOS: top tips on what to see and do in Japan

Travel SOS: seven days in Japan

In Travel SOS, Lee Mylne shares her top tips for the best things to do ...

Gogobot trumps Tripadvisor

Travel gadget: Gogobot trumps Tripadvisor

Gogobot trumps Tripadvisor

There’s a website that compiles the best “word-of-mouth” travel recommendations.

How to sneak in exercise on holiday

Fitness on the go: how to sneak in exercise on holiday

How to sneak in exercise on holiday

If your idea of a good trip doesn’t include a gym we’ve got some exercises ...

How to start a travel blog

Travel blogger at sunrise with view of Hagia Sophia

How to start a travel blog

Keeping a travel blog is not only a great way to capture your memories.

Tightarse travel: eat more for less

Tightarse travel: eat more for less

Tightarse travel: eat more for less

Three tried and tested ways to save money on food and drink while travelling.

What’s new in cruising this week

Cruise news 22 October 2016

What’s new in cruising this week

Here’s what’s happening in the world of cruising this week.

Seat 16C on Vueling flight 6228

Seat 16C on Vueling flight 6228

Seat 16C on Vueling flight 6228

SJ recalls her ‘nightmare’ flight on the Spanish budget airline, Vuelling.

Save with Boomers Travel Insurance

Boomers Travel Insurance – exclusive offer saves you 10 per cent

Save with Boomers Travel Insurance

Specialist travel insurance for baby boomers and older travellers.

Searching for Clooney in Como

Searching for Clooney in Como

Searching for Clooney in Como

Never mind Wally, all we wanted to know on our most recent trip was where’s ...

Case study: Destination Canada

Case study: Destination Canada

Case study: Destination Canada

A two-month campaign that ran across the key planning period for travel to Canada.

How to fold a suit jacket for travel

Suit jacket laying on suitcases for travel

How to fold a suit jacket for travel

Philip Pravda shows you how to fold a suit jacket ready to pack in your ...

Getting strangers to take good photos

stanger taking photos of a group of women

Getting strangers to take good photos

So you’ve found a picturesque spot, but who will take the award-winning shot?

Cruise ship takes to the skies

Luxury cruise and flight

Cruise ship takes to the skies

The world’s most luxury cruise liner has its sights set on the sky.

Travel SOS: US celebrity tours

hollywood-star-walk-and-bus

Travel SOS: US celebrity tours

Lee Mylne advises Mary on the best Hollywood celebrity tours.

Seven of the world’s best cruise ports

Cruise ship entering Venice, Italy

Seven of the world’s best cruise ports

Seven of the best, most picturesque cruise ports on the planet.

Why Tom Neal Tacker travels

Why Tom Neal Tacker travels

Why Tom Neal Tacker travels

Tom Neal Tacker tells of how he caught the travel bug.

Get around Rome pronto

Streets of Rome

Get around Rome pronto

How Kaye hit the ground running in the Eternal City.

Foldable luggage: four of the best

Foldable luggage bag

Foldable luggage: four of the best

List of things not to leave home without when travelling: 1. Foldable luggage.

Why you should take more photos

Older couple in France driving blue Citon

Why you should take more photos

If this doesn’t inspire you to take more photos, and to be grateful, we’re not ...

In Trip Advisor we trust

In Trip Advisor we trust

In Trip Advisor we trust

While it doesn’t necessarily aspire to it, Trip Advisor can be a great source of ...

Hang bags have been reimagined

Hang bags have been reimagined

Hang bags have been reimagined

Remember hang bags? They’ve had a brilliant new makeover and are almost unrecognisable.

Cruising style made easy

Cruising style made easy

Cruising style made easy

Packing is never easy, particularly when trying to create a capsule wardrobe for a cruise.

The world’s most decadent dinner

Waiter serving decadent dinner in silver dish

The world’s most decadent dinner

For a spot of foodie fun, Leon has devised the world’s most hedonistic, decadent dinner. ...

How an app helped Kay out of a jam

Travel SOS: How TripIt helped Kay out of a jam

How an app helped Kay out of a jam

Kay O’Sullivan recently had her own travel SOS, but this handy app saved her.

Ryan’s Japanese jaunt

Ryan’s Japanese jaunt: exploring the Land of the Rising Sun

Ryan’s Japanese jaunt

Ryan took off to the Land of the Rising Sun and now he’s reporting back, ...

Top Australian spring holidays

Top spring destinations across Australia

Top Australian spring holidays

Find out where to holiday in Australia this spring.

Unusual Australian Airbnbs

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Unusual Australian Airbnbs

Forget the standard hotel room and instead try one of these unusual Airbnbs.

Quick stop Queenstown

Queenstown – not just for adventure junkies

Quick stop Queenstown

Is there more to Queenstown than extreme sports? You bet there is!

Cruising Europe’s grand rivers

Cruising Europe’s grand rivers

Cruising Europe’s grand rivers

This year might be the best yet for a river cruise in Europe.

Travel SOS: Beyond Auckland

Travel SOS: spending 10 days on New Zealand’s North Island

Travel SOS: Beyond Auckland

Lee Mylne helps John with his New Zealand North Island itinerary.

The plane pillow of your dreams

The plane pillow of your dreams

The plane pillow of your dreams

On first glance it may look silly, but this plane pillow is serious about sleep.

Natural disaster warning map

In which countries will a natural disaster most likely strike?

Natural disaster warning map

This handy map shows travellers where a natural disaster is most likely to strike.

Government backs off backpacker tax

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Government backs off backpacker tax

The Government backflips on its plans for a 32.5 per cent tax on backpacker workers.

Five common travel mistakes

Hoards of travellers at the aiport

Five common travel mistakes

We help your avoid five common mistakes that most travellers make.

Are city passes good value?

Travel SOS: Are city passes good value?

Are city passes good value?

Are city passes and other discount cards a tourist trap or a good deal?

Packing your cruise wardrobe

What to pack for your cruise wardrobe

Packing your cruise wardrobe

SJ’s tips will keep you looking your best on a cruise, day or night, with ...

Eating fried tarantulas in Cambodia

Eating fried tarantulas in Cambodia

Eating fried tarantulas in Cambodia

Denis presents proof of his bravery in this week’s best travel selfie.

Top things to do in Copenhagen

Don’t forget to tick these items off your Copenhagen bucket list

Top things to do in Copenhagen

Top things to see and do if you find yourself in Copenhagen.

Strike may cause long delays

Aussies warned to expect long delays due to Border Force strikes

Strike may cause long delays

Australian Border Force strikes will mean longer delays for Aussie travellers.

Travel video of the week

Tarmac sprint before take-off

Travel video of the week

Watch how far one man goes to try and catch his flight.

No phone coverage? No problem

No phone coverage? No problem

No phone coverage? No problem

Could it be that the eternal search for wifi while travelling is about to be ...

Travel desires of the baby boomer

Travel desires of the baby boomer

Travel desires of the baby boomer

That’s right. Think G&T, stiff upper lip and scones, jam and cream ­– the UK.

Fit 100 items in hand luggage

How to pack 100 items in your carry-on

Fit 100 items in hand luggage

Think 100 items could never fit in a carry on bag? Think again.

World’s most dangerous countries

Map with pin of dangerous country to visit

World’s most dangerous countries

Discover the world’s safest and most dangerous countries.

Five germiest places on planes

Five germiest places on planes

Five germiest places on planes

Catching a commercial flight soon? Make sure you read this first.

Find a cruise that’s right for you

Cruising: How to find a cruise that’s right for you

Find a cruise that’s right for you

You may not believe it, but there’s a cruise to suit everyone’s tastes and interests.

Destinations for you and your dog

Dog waiting for owner on the railway platform on holiday

Destinations for you and your dog

Marvellous down under destinations for you and your dog.

Girls just wanna have fun

Newly retired Lynette shows off her best travel selfies

Girls just wanna have fun

Newly retired Lynette shows how much fun it can be to live the dream.

Have you heard about hotel apps?

Have you heard about hotel apps?

Have you heard about hotel apps?

The Mantra Group has just made a major development with its new app.

Your packing prayers answered

Your packing prayers answered

Your packing prayers answered

This handy travel bag will revolutionise the way you pack forever.

Sun yourself in Spain for a steal

Cathay Pacific deal of the week: fly to Madrid from $1482 return

Sun yourself in Spain for a steal

You can sun yourself in Spain with Cathay Pacific’s deal of the week.

Stopovers: Abu Dhabi or Dubai?

Travel SOS: where to spend your Middle East stopover

Stopovers: Abu Dhabi or Dubai?

Stopovers are great for breaking up long-haul flights.

AMEX’s new travel card

AMEX’s new travel card

AMEX’s new travel card

AMEX’s new travel card could challenge options from the big four banks.

Five free activities in Perth

Elderly couple sitting outdoors in the city looking at a map.

Five free activities in Perth

Planning a visit to Perth? Why not try some of these five free activities.

How to have a better holiday

Excited mature couple with bikes in new city

How to have a better holiday

The best moments during our trips are ones that we didn’t see coming.

Is travel the key to good health?

Could travel be the secret to good health?

Is travel the key to good health?

Is it possible to have a healthier life by travelling and seeing the world?

Cruise fares explained

Cruise fares: what are you paying for?

Cruise fares explained

What exactly is included, and not included in your cruise fare?

No such thing as a 'free' ride

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No such thing as a 'free' ride

The travel industry is seeing a boom in companies offering interest-free options.

What to do after Kakadu

Mature couple cruising in the norther territory

What to do after Kakadu

If you’re planning a trip to Kakadu, we’re willing to bet you’re a savvy traveller.

Family-friendly weekend in Darwin

Family having fun in Darwin's water parks

Family-friendly weekend in Darwin

Darwin Waterfront is your ticket to a family-friendly adventure.

A foodie's guide to Alice Springs

The best place in Alice Springs to grab a coffee

A foodie's guide to Alice Springs

Alice Springs has a growing foodie culture that will have you hungry for more.

Edinburgh’s five eeriest pubs

Five Edinburgh pubs to drink in and be spooked

Edinburgh’s five eeriest pubs

As one of Scotland’s oldest cities, ‘Auld Reekie’ has a chequered past.

Standing under the Lion Gate

Best travel selfie: Lorraine standing under the Lion Gate

Standing under the Lion Gate

Lorraine's selfie standing under the famous Lion Gate is this week's travel selfie winner.

What to do if your flight’s delayed

How to spend time when your flight’s delayed

What to do if your flight’s delayed

Flight delayed? No need to sit and sulk, here are 15 better ways to spend ...

Airfares lowest in 30 years

Passenger seat of plane with screen. Have a good flight!

Airfares lowest in 30 years

A combination of low fuel prices and increased competition leads to record-low airfares.

Nine super spring getaways

Nine ideal overseas spring getaways

Nine super spring getaways

Planning a spring getaway? These overseas adventures might be just the ticket.

Affordable luxury on Arabian Sea

Luxe for less: affordable cruising on the Arabian Coast

Affordable luxury on Arabian Sea

Enjoy your very own exotic adventure aboard the Celebrity Constellation.

Airline Update September 2016

Airline Update September 2016

Airline Update September 2016

Find out the latest updates from the air and on the ground this week.

Is this the world’s best Airbnb?

Is this the world’s best Airbnb?

Is this the world’s best Airbnb?

Booklovers rejoice! The Airbnb of your dreams is finally here.

Selfies in St Mark’s Square

This week’s best travel selfie winner John shares his selfie in St Marks’ Square.

Selfies in St Mark’s Square

This week’s best travel selfie winner John shares his selfie in St Marks’ Square.

Visit Melbourne in spring

Enjoying coffee at cafe in Melbourne laneway

Visit Melbourne in spring

Here are five reasons to head to Melbourne for a spring break.

12 packing tips you need to know

12 packing shortcuts that will ensure your belongings arrive in one piece

12 packing tips you need to know

Packing isn’t just about fitting everything in.

Up to 30% off your dream holiday!

The Qatar Airways Travel Festival is back – save up to 30% on flights!

Up to 30% off your dream holiday!

Save over 30 per cent on airfares to your next dream destination.

Best ever travel selfies

kay o'sullivan's selfie on top of a snow covered mountain

Best ever travel selfies

We’d love for you to share your travel selfie for a chance to win.

Ken's Paris love affair

Ken's Paris love affair

Ken's Paris love affair

YourLifeChoices member ken shares a truly magical moment from his visit to the Eiffel Tower ...

More baggage for your buck

How to travel with only carry-on baggage

More baggage for your buck

Travelling with just carry on baggage? Here’s how to get more baggage for your buck. ...

Essentials for a day in the city

Five essentials for a day in the city

Essentials for a day in the city

Before heading out to explore a new city, be sure to pack these five essential ...

You need to see this new suitcase

You need to see this new suitcase

You need to see this new suitcase

Suitcases can be a real drag, but this one is both practical and fun.

Postcards from Table Mountain

Cape Town: A snapshot of Table Mountain

Postcards from Table Mountain

Travel writer, Jocelyn Pride, shares her snapshots of Table Mountain.

A selfie with Henry VIII’s armour

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A selfie with Henry VIII’s armour

Amelia comes face-to-face with a historical icon at New York’s The Met.

Travel SOS: farmstay experiences

Where can I unleash my inner cowgirl?

Travel SOS: farmstay experiences

Lee Mylne advises Marie on where she can unleash her inner cowgirl at a farmstay.

Book a cruise to match your budget

Cruising: booking a cruise to match your budget

Book a cruise to match your budget

Simple ways to make the most of your cruising dollar.

Coping with travel anxiety

Man on train with hands in lap travelling

Coping with travel anxiety

Learn how to cope with travel anxiety to get the most out of your trip.

Case study: Spain Tourism

Case study: Spain Tourism

Case study: Spain Tourism

The writers and wider team understood our goals and exceeded our expectations.

Do you need domestic travel insurance?

Do you need domestic travel insurance?

Do you need domestic travel insurance?

Having domestic travel insurance behind you can often mean an assuring experience.

Best ‘bang for your buck’ holidays

Man using smartphone at airport holding passport

Best ‘bang for your buck’ holidays

Need a budget holiday? Get more bang for your buck with these destinations.

Digital security tips for travellers

How to protect yourself from cybercrime when you travel

Digital security tips for travellers

Five digital security tips to help protect you from cybercrime when you travel.

Travel SOS: cruising to Cuba

New options for cruising from the USA to Cuba

Travel SOS: cruising to Cuba

In today’s Travel SOS, Lee Mylne advises Julie on how to cruise to Cuba.

Top tips for cruising solo

Tips to help make solo cruising more affordable

Top tips for cruising solo

If you’re keen to give solo cruising a try, here are some tips to make ...

24 hours in Bath

24 hours in Bath

24 hours in Bath

Just an overnight trip from London, heritage-listed Bath is worth a look.

Best daypacks for travelling

Best daypacks for travelling

Best daypacks for travelling

When travelling, your choice of bag is more important than ever.

Warm and wonderful destinations

Seaside Amalfi coast in the sun

Warm and wonderful destinations

When the sun goes away, it doesn’t mean you can’t still play!

And the world’s best airline is …

And the world’s best airline is …

And the world’s best airline is …

20 million travellers have spoken and the results are in…

Ensure your car is road-trip ready

Man packing car boot for road trip

Ensure your car is road-trip ready

A little preparation will help your road trip go off without a hitch.

Learning a language online

pretty senior woman learning a language on her tablet

Learning a language online

It’s never been so easy or convenient to learn another language.

The beauty of travelling solo

The beauty of travelling solo: tips for a brilliant trip

The beauty of travelling solo

Is now the perfect time to explore your dream destination?

Max’s French Airbnb adventure

Airbnb: Max and Jenny’s experience in France

Max’s French Airbnb adventure

Did Airbnb in France work for Max and Jenny?

Which airline is best?

Best and worst of Australian airlines

Which airline is best?

A recent report has uncovered some telling truths about Australian airlines.

Here’s how to carry your liquids

Here’s how to carry your liquids

Here’s how to carry your liquids

Stay hydrated while travelling with a bottle that fits in your pocket.

On the road to Cape York

Driving to Cape York – towing a caravan

On the road to Cape York

Is driving to Cape York an idyllic way to spend a few weeks on the ...

Which is the happiest day to fly?

Wednesday on a calendar

Which is the happiest day to fly?

TSA study reveals the happiest day to fly and the world’s best airports.

Beating the Qantas booking charge

Beating the Qantas booking charge for credit cards

Beating the Qantas booking charge

No one likes paying unnecessary fees. Here’s how to beat the Qantas credit card surcharge.

Sydney’s smallest hotel

Australia’s first-ever capsule hotel

Sydney’s smallest hotel

If space is not object, this new hotel in Sydney could be right up your ...

Airline Update

Airline Update: passport changes and Singapore’s A350

Airline Update

Find out the latest updates from the air and on the ground this week.

Explore the seas in luxury

Take advantage of Holland America Line’s Popular Explore4 promotion

Explore the seas in luxury

Book early with HAL’s Explore4 promotion and get up to US$3300 in onboard extras.

Save with this seniors’ special

Room Holiday Inn Sydney Airport

Save with this seniors’ special

For a centrally located, low-cost Sydney stay, head to Holiday Inn Sydney Airport.

10 tips to avoid holiday hassles

Distressed couple sit in the airport having just missed their flight

10 tips to avoid holiday hassles

Avoid travel delays and disasters with these 10 tips.

Kay debunks top five cruise myths

Cruising: are you missing out because of myths?

Kay debunks top five cruise myths

Kay O’Sullivan lays out the truth of what it’s like to holiday at sea.

Finding the magic in Morocco

Is there more to Morocco than Marrakesh?

Finding the magic in Morocco

Lee Mylne helps Tom realise his dream of visiting Morocco.

Come and have fun in Rio

Rio: Lucia’s guide to the wonderful Olympic city

Come and have fun in Rio

Lucia is only too happy to share her city with you.

10 things to know about Brazil

Brazillian dancer at a carnival in Rio Di Janeiro

10 things to know about Brazil

All eyes will be on Brazil this month when the Rio Olympics begin.

Our top sunny winter getaways

Winter sun: where to escape the cold

Our top sunny winter getaways

You don't need to head overseas to catch some winter sun.

Aussie wins island resort for $65

Australian man wins a raffle that nets him a tropical island resort

Aussie wins island resort for $65

NSW man spends $65 on a raffle ticket and wins a tropical island resort in ...

Natural cures for jet lag

man desperate for a cure for jet lag

Natural cures for jet lag

Here are five of the best ways to escape the perils of jet lag on ...

Make carrying bags a breeze

This travel accessory makes carrying multiple bags a breeze

Make carrying bags a breeze

Travelling with multiple bags? You need this accessory.

How to find the cheapest flights

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How to find the cheapest flights

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

Flying back in time to King Island

Leon flies in a 70-year-old DC-3 plane to King Island for a quick day trip

Flying back in time to King Island

Leon flies in a 70-year-old DC-3 plane to experience a quick day trip on King ...

Turn your iPhone into a camera

This gadget turns your iPhone into a proper camera

Turn your iPhone into a camera

If you use your iPhone as a camera here’s the one gadget you need to ...

Is DFAT advice worth following?

Is DFAT advice worth following?

Is DFAT advice worth following?

In Travel SOS, Lee Mylne looks at the validity of DFAT travel advice.

Using points to buy fuel

Does it pay to use frequent flyer points for fuel?

Using points to buy fuel

Does the new Velocity rewards program offer provide value for money?

Travel insurance for older Aussies

Hands protect a place symbolising travel insurance

Travel insurance for older Aussies

Travel insurance for older Australians: tips for buying travel insurance.

Save 20% on your next Sydney stay

Accommodation Queen Room

Save 20% on your next Sydney stay

Save on your next Sydney stay at Holiday Inn Sydney Airport.

Comfortable camping in Kakadu

Camping in Kakadu just got comfortable

Comfortable camping in Kakadu

Good news. You can now ‘go bush’ without having to compromise on comfort.

Here’s how to bathe in the bush

The Pocket Shower: for bathing in the bush

Here’s how to bathe in the bush

Small enough to fit in your pocket, yet big enough to bathe with, meet the ...

Keeping in contact while travelling

The best way to keep in contact while travelling

Keeping in contact while travelling

We take you through the best tech options for keeping in touch while travelling.

How to enjoy a long haul flight

How to enjoy a long haul flight

How to enjoy a long haul flight

Flying need not strike fear and loathing into your heart and mind.

Cruising with Orlando

Cruising: how HAL is making a difference

Cruising with Orlando

HAL’s President, Orlando Ashford, is committed to changing the world through travel.

Five little-known travel tips

Happy senior couple travelling carefree

Five little-known travel tips

Add these five travel tips to your arsenal and reap the rewards.

How to crowd fund your holiday

Happy older couple on holiday with map laughing together

How to crowd fund your holiday

Do you want to tick a box on your travel bucket list but don’t have ...

Travel SOS: driving in the US

Travel SOS: driving the US’s Pacific Coast Highway

Travel SOS: driving in the US

Lee Mylne shares tips with Tom for his drive along the West Coast of the ...

When do you book travel insurance?

When should you purchase your travel insurance policy?

When do you book travel insurance?

When is the best time to purchase travel insurance? The answer is very simple …

Disney: fun in any language

Travelling with grandchildren: give Tokyo Disneyland a go

Disney: fun in any language

Disney is magic the world over and Tokyo is no different.

10 mistakes that can make you sick

10 mistakes that can cause you to get sick while travelling

10 mistakes that can make you sick

Are you making these 10 mistakes when you travel?

Making the most of Madrid

Mature couple sit in Opera Square Madrid

Making the most of Madrid

Much more than meets the eye, Spain’s capital offers a melting pot of experiences.

Travel insurance and medical cover

Travel insurance and medical cover

Travel insurance and medical cover

It is crucial that you get the right medical cover when travelling overseas.

Travel gadgets from everyday items

lady holding dental floss for use as a travel gadget

Travel gadgets from everyday items

These five everyday items can be turned into clever travel gadgets.

In and out of Oxford

In and out of Oxford

In and out of Oxford

Here’s how to make the most of a day trip to the UK’s famous Oxford ...

Don’t get ripped off by a travel agent

dodgy looking travel agent

Don’t get ripped off by a travel agent

How to avoid being ripped off when booking your next trip

Australia's best craft beer

Which state takes home the Pint of Origin trophy?

Australia's best craft beer

Leon sips beers from six states to find the best craft beer Australia has to ...

Getting around language barriers

Getting around when you don’t speak the local language

Getting around language barriers

Don’t let a lack of language stop you from getting out and about.

The ultimate travel T-shirt

The only T-shirt you need for travel

The ultimate travel T-shirt

Need to pack light? IconSpeak has invented the ultimate T-shirt for travel.

Five destinations best visited by ship

Five destinations best visited by ship

Five destinations best visited by ship

When it comes to cruising, some ports are better than others.

How to manage your travel photos

How to manage your travel photos

How to manage your travel photos

When it comes to travel photos, getting the winning shot is only half the challenge.

Food and fear in Nova Scotia

Canada: food and fear in Nova Scotia

Food and fear in Nova Scotia

A trip through Nova Scotia delivers some of the best ghost stories you’ll hear.

Good Beer Week: Pint of Origin

Good Beer Week: Pint of Origin

Good Beer Week: Pint of Origin

Leon sips beers from six states to find the best craft beer Australia has to ...

Kaye’s Mornington Peninsula hot tips

Insider tips: hot spots in the Mornington Peninsula

Kaye’s Mornington Peninsula hot tips

What hot spots does Kaye visit when she escapes to the Mornington Peninsula?

What do I do if I lose my passport?

Travel Q&A: what to do if you lose your passport while travelling overseas

What do I do if I lose my passport?

Here’s what to do if you lose your passport while travelling overseas.

Why buy domestic travel insurance?

Domestic travel insurance: why you should consider buying domestic cover

Why buy domestic travel insurance?

Here are five good reasons to should consider buying domestic insurance.

JAL – Economy vs Premium Economy

Is it worth spending the extra to fly Premium Economy?

JAL – Economy vs Premium Economy

Offered a $350 upgrade to Premium, Debbie decided to check out Economy first.

What extras do cruises charge for?

Cruising: what’s not included?

What extras do cruises charge for?

Think cruising is all inclusive? Think again. Here are the extras you’ll pay for.

10 colourful cities of the world

Worlds most colourful cities

10 colourful cities of the world

Ten photos of the most colourful cities that will give you a yen for travel.

Sailing in Europe with Celebrity Cruises

Sailing in Europe with Celebrity Cruises

Sailing in Europe with Celebrity Cruises

Discover the Old World in modern luxury style with Celebrity Cruises.

Tips for sharing cruise ship cabins

Couple enjoying drinks on cruise ship deck

Tips for sharing cruise ship cabins

Our eight great tips for sharing a cruise cabin will ensure that you have a ...

How to get travel upgrades

How to get travel upgrades

How to get travel upgrades

Getting travel upgrades may not be as unattainable as you think.

Ewan’s Halifax highlights

Insider’s tips: Ewan’s Halifax highlights

Ewan’s Halifax highlights

Ewan takes you on a tour of his favourite spots in Halifax.

Insider tips – Noula’s Sydney

Noula’s insider tips to Sydney

Insider tips – Noula’s Sydney

Noula is only too happy to point out the hidden side of Sydney.

Lose yourself in Charlottetown

Charlottetown: more than just the home of Anne

Lose yourself in Charlottetown

Known as the birthplace of Canada, Charlottetown offers so much more.

New Zealand: guided or go-it-alone?

Travel SOS – touring New Zealand: guided or go-it-alone?

New Zealand: guided or go-it-alone?

When time is of the essence, should you opt for a guided tour or go ...

Ten of the best travel books

Ten of the best travel books

Ten of the best travel books

These books are guaranteed to have you booking flights before you can put them down.

How to create a travel survival kit

How to create a travel survival kit

How to create a travel survival kit

To survive in any situation, here’s what you should have at hand when you travel.

Discover Valencia

View on Peniscola from the top of Pope Lunas Castle Valencia Spain

Discover Valencia

A vibrant mix of history, culture, architecture and nightlife: Valencia packs a punch.

Top five food markets in the world

Queen Victoria Market Melbourne

Top five food markets in the world

Here are five of the best markets in the world.

Don’t be lonely travelling alone

Woman travelling on her own in an RV

Don’t be lonely travelling alone

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

French Canada revealed

French Canada revealed

French Canada revealed

Travel writer Caroline Gladstone shares her enticing experience of French Canada.

Taking a European walking tour

Taking a European walking tour

Taking a European walking tour

In our Travel SOS, Lee Mylne offers alternative walking tracks in Europe.

Choosing the right travel cover

How to choose the right travel insurance for you

Choosing the right travel cover

Here’s how to choose the right travel insurance for you, so you can spend more ...

Where in the literary world

Central Park pond, New York

Where in the literary world

These seven bookish destinations might call to you in more ways than one.

Is your condition covered?

note asking if medical conditions are covered?

Is your condition covered?

Travelling with a pre-existing medical condition can affect your coverage.

Foods worth travelling to find

Ramen

Foods worth travelling to find

One of the best things about travelling around the world is food.

Taking travel photos – what to use?

Taking travel photos – what to use?

Taking travel photos – what to use?

Do you still need to take a camera when travelling? Or are smartphones now enough?

Who has the most valuable passport?

a group of foreign passports

Who has the most valuable passport?

Into how many countries can an Aussie passport get you without a visa?

The fastest wifi at sea

The fastest wifi at sea

The fastest wifi at sea

Royal Caribbean are making waves with their latest wifi offering.

Where’s the world’s oldest hotel?

With 1300 years of history, this is the world’s oldest hotel.

Where’s the world’s oldest hotel?

With 1300 years of history, this is the world’s oldest hotel.

Top 10 world’s unfriendliest cities

unfriendly people sitting around a card table drinking martinis

Top 10 world’s unfriendliest cities

We take a look at the world’s unfriendliest cities according to Travel+Leisure.

The hotel the city of love loves

Hotel Amour: the hotel the city of love loves

The hotel the city of love loves

Need somewhere to rest your head in Paris? Look no further than this hotel.

World’s first translating earpiece

World’s first translating earpiece

World’s first translating earpiece

The future of translating is here and it’s sounding crystal clear.

Best movies to watch for travel

The best movies to watch before your next trip

Best movies to watch for travel

Even if you can’t afford to travel to these places, these six movies will transport ...

Taronga Zoo’s $1 present to you

Tarongo Zoo turns 100 this year and it wants to celebrate with you.

Taronga Zoo’s $1 present to you

Taronga Zoo turns 100 this year and it wants to celebrate with you.

Time for a break?

pool at Barooga Country Inn Motel

Time for a break?

With this special Seniors’ deal, you’ll enjoy three nights for $180 for two people.

Seven tips for safer travel

Safe travel concept hands around plane figure

Seven tips for safer travel

Here’s how to avoid tricky travel situations and have a safer journey.

Why is travel insurance important?

Travel insurance reminder on a post it note

Why is travel insurance important?

Having the right level of travel insurance cover is critical when travelling.

How to eat well on holiday

Close up of womans hand holding big slice of pizza on holiday

How to eat well on holiday

This guide to healthy eating will help you stay slim on holiday.

Famous landmarks reimagined as food

Sydney Opera House Australia

Famous landmarks reimagined as food

These photos aren’t going to satisfy your ‘hunger’ for travel.

DIY inflight entertainment

DIY inflight entertainment

DIY inflight entertainment

Here’s how to create your own inflight entertainment for your next trip.

Post-holiday health kick

Post-holiday health kick: where to begin?

Post-holiday health kick

Over indulged on your holiday? Here’s how to combat it and get back on track.

Extraordinary shore excursions

Cruising: nine extraordinary shore excursions

Extraordinary shore excursions

These shore excursions are an experience in themselves.

Can travel insurance cover Airbnb?

Travel Insurance: does it cover Airbnb stays?

Can travel insurance cover Airbnb?

Will travel insurance cover your Airbnb stay?

Self-driving in the Rockies

Self-driving in the Rockies

Self-driving in the Rockies

We asked Lizzie Doyle 10 questions about self-driving in the Rockies.

Travel SOS: Airbnb concern

Travel SOS: what if I don’t like my Airbnb accommodation?

Travel SOS: Airbnb concern

Barbara asks what to do if she doesn’t like the Airbnb place she’s booked. Lee ...

Party at the Calgary stampede

Calgary Stampede: how to enjoy Canada’s biggest party

Party at the Calgary stampede

Simply put, the Calgary Stampede is FUN and here’s how you can join in.

The best toiletry bags for travel

The best toiletry bags for travel

The best toiletry bags for travel

Taking toiletries on the road can be risky business. These toiletry bags reduce that risk.

Make room on your phone for travel

Make room on your phone for travel

Make room on your phone for travel

Here are five simple ways to make space on your phone before your next holiday.

Creating a capsule travel wardrobe

Creating a capsule travel wardrobe

Creating a capsule travel wardrobe

Here’s how to create a capsule wardrobe for your next trip away.

Five reasons to travel Eurostar

Five reasons to travel Eurostar

Five reasons to travel Eurostar

Here are five very good reasons for taking Eurostar instead of the plane.

The Northern Lights in Yukon

The Northern Lights in Yukon

The Northern Lights in Yukon

Jennifer Ennion braves the cold for a glimpse of nature’s magical beauty that is the ...

Reasons to cruise ms Koningsdam

Six reasons to sail on ms Koningsdam

Reasons to cruise ms Koningsdam

Discover ms Koningsdam’s top six recent innovations, which will make you want to jump on ...

Women of the Yukon

Canada: the women who make the Yukon great

Women of the Yukon

The Yukon has evolved dramatically since the Klondike gold rush.

Travelling with medicines

Travelling with medicines – what you need to know

Travelling with medicines

If you’re planning to travel overseas with medicines, learn the steps you need to take.

Travel SOS – canal boats

Travel SOS – is a barging holiday worth it?

Travel SOS – canal boats

If you are after a waterway less travelled, consider a barging holiday.

The camping changing travel gadget

The camping changing travel gadget

The camping changing travel gadget

Camping: you either love it or hate it. If you love it, here’s a gadget ...

Malaga: why it shouldn’t be missed

A couple riding a carriage through Malaga Spain at sunset

Malaga: why it shouldn’t be missed

Here’s why you need to add the capital of Costa del Sol to your bucket ...

An unexpected reason to travel

Mature happy woman travelling by train Sri Lanka

An unexpected reason to travel

This particular feeling that travel arouses is one of the best reasons to take a ...

The five-minute travel workout

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The five-minute travel workout

Even though you’re off the beaten track, you can still stay on track with your ...

Airline lounges reimagined

Etihad airways new premier lounge in Melbourne

Airline lounges reimagined

Imagine starting your overseas trip, sipping on a Melbourne (cocktail)?

Do you need cruise insurance?

Travel: should you purchase specialised cruise insurance?

Do you need cruise insurance?

It’s now possible to insure your trip with cruise travel insurance packages.

Go wild in Canada

Canadian bear in its natural habitat

Go wild in Canada

The chance of spotting some of the local wildlife on your trip is highly likely.

Vancouver: Tips from an insider

Vancouver: Tips from an insider

Vancouver: Tips from an insider

A born-and-raised Vancouverite, Brianna is the best person to share insider tips to her home ...

Tips for travelling with kids

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Tips for travelling with kids

Stepping out on a trip with the grandkids? Our travel tips will get you off ...

Inside Etihad’s Abu Dhabi Lounge

Inside Etihad’s Abu Dhabi Lounge

Inside Etihad’s Abu Dhabi Lounge

Here’s how Etihad Airways’ Premium Lounge eased my pain before a long-haul flight.

Flying soon? Download this app

Flying soon? Download this app

Flying soon? Download this app

From thousands of feet in the air, this app that tells you what’s going on ...

Handling washing while travelling

Handling washing while travelling

Handling washing while travelling

Trying to wash clothes while on the road can be a tricky task. Here’s what ...

Top 5 reasons to choose Air Canada

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Top 5 reasons to choose Air Canada

Getting to Canada is now easier with Air Canada’s new route.

Destination Canada calendar

Destination Canada calendar

Destination Canada calendar

Here’s what’s happening in Canada over the coming months.

Our top three Canadian cities

Our top three Canadian cities

Our top three Canadian cities

It’s not easy choosing a favourite Canadian city.

Book your white Christmas now

Book your white Christmas now

Book your white Christmas now

It’s time to bit the bullet and book your Canadian white Christmas.

A definitive guide to travel packing

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A definitive guide to travel packing

Learn how to pack like a pro with our definitive guide to travel packing.

First Class on an Economy budget

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First Class on an Economy budget

Even if you haven’t forked out the cash, you can still have a first-class flight.

How to gain airport lounge access

How to gain airport lounge access

How to gain airport lounge access

Why wait at the gate when you can lap up luxury with access to an ...

The case for small-ship cruising

The case for small-ship cruising

The case for small-ship cruising

Here are the five reasons you might want to consider a small ship for your ...

The world’s sexiest places

The world’s sexiest places

The world’s sexiest places

Discover the world’s sexiest countries according to Instagram.

Travel SOS – short Singapore stay

Travel SOS – short Singapore stay

Travel SOS – short Singapore stay

Lee Mylne offers Robin advice on how to enjoy Singapore in three days.

The USB you need for travelling

The USB you need for travelling

The USB you need for travelling

The future of USBs is looking smart, and here’s one you need for your next ...

Travelling overseas with ashes

Ashes in an urn waiting to be scattered in the sea

Travelling overseas with ashes

If you’re planning to travel overseas with ashes, what permissions do you need to have ...

How to respect your destination

How to respect your destination

How to respect your destination

Simple tips to help you respect the community and culture of the places you visit.

Discover Florence’s finest foods

Discover Florence’s finest foods

Discover Florence’s finest foods

Florence is an absolute must on any foodie’s travel bucket list.

Cynthia’s insider tips to Bali

Cynthia’s insider tips to Bali

Cynthia’s insider tips to Bali

Cynthia’s insider tips on Bali will have you salivating and craving for some pampering.

Airbus’ new plane the people built

Airbus’ new plane the people built

Airbus’ new plane the people built

Designed for the people by the people, Airbus has revealed its new cabin design.

An easy way to track your travels

An easy way to track your travels

An easy way to track your travels

Like the idea of keeping a travel journal but struggling to update it? There’s an ...

The only travel backpack you need

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The only travel backpack you need

You could say this new backpack is leaving its predecessors for dead.

The best shoes for travel

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The best shoes for travel

Anyone who has travelled knows that footwear can literally make or break your trip.

Older Aussies would rather drive

traffic jam in Australia

Older Aussies would rather drive

Older Australians would rather change their driving habits than catch public transport.

Should you tip in Australia?

Tip jar on cafe counter

Should you tip in Australia?

Should you tip in Australia and how much is enough?

10 smallest European countries

Picturesque empty San Marino street at dusk

10 smallest European countries

How about visiting – in reality or virtually – these 10 smallest countries in Europe?

What happens to coins in fountains?

a smiling brunette tourist preparing to throw coin into the Pantheon fountain

What happens to coins in fountains?

Have you ever actually wondered what really happens to the coins thrown into fountains?

Are these on your bucket list?

couple walking along the beach at night in broome western australia

Are these on your bucket list?

Readers have told us the places around Australia they want to see. Are they on ...

Your personally curated city guide

Your personally curated city guide

Your personally curated city guide

Imagine a city guide designed especially for you. CityButler app makes this a reality. Here’s ...

How not to get cabin fever

How not to get cabin fever

How not to get cabin fever

Cruising and cabin fever need not go hand in hand. Here’s how to avoid it.

11 travel tips you need to know

11 travel tips you need to know

11 travel tips you need to know

How many of these make-or-break travel tips do you already know?

Five smart reasons to travel

Smiling beautiful woman on holiday dancing with husband

Five smart reasons to travel

Here are five reasons why travelling makes you smarter and healthier.

How to pick the right travel buddy

How to pick the right travel buddy

How to pick the right travel buddy

Here’s what to look for when choosing the right travel companion.

Hobart for free

Hobart for free

Hobart for free

Our suggestions for free fun when visiting Tasmania’s capital city Hobart.

People to notify before you travel

Happy female tourist waving goodbye from car window with map

People to notify before you travel

Who should you notify before you travel overseas?

Patrick’s insider tips to Noumea

Patrick’s insider tips to Noumea

Patrick’s insider tips to Noumea

Patrick’s insider tips on Noumea will entice you to visit this tropical city.

The perfect roadtrip companion

The perfect roadtrip companion

The perfect roadtrip companion

Going on a roadtrip? Transform your ride with this perfect companion for your car.

Should you fly EasyJet?

an easyjet plane on the tarmac

Should you fly EasyJet?

Heading to Europe? Here’s what you need to know about flying EasyJet.

Make flying more comfortable

Comfortable passengers reading book on plane

Make flying more comfortable

With a little planning, you can make your flight more bearable.

Notes from a first-time cruiser 3

couple taking a selfie on board the explorer of the seas cruise ship

Notes from a first-time cruiser 3

Leon meets the captain and crew of the Explorer of the Seas.

Public transport app for travelling

Public transport app for travelling

Public transport app for travelling

Forget Uber or taxis, here’s how to make the most of public transport when travelling.

Five benefits of booking a balcony

woman standing on a stateroom balcony looking through binoculars

Five benefits of booking a balcony

Here’s what you need to consider before you book your next cabin without a balcony.

The trick to ‘not’ overpacking

Panicked traveller tries to pack excess baggage into their suitcase

The trick to ‘not’ overpacking

Cutting the excess baggage can border on impossible for some, but here’s how you can ...

Finding free wifi overseas

woman standing in front of the colosseum using wifi

Finding free wifi overseas

Travelling overseas soon? Find out how to avoid paying for wifi while away.

10 gestures never to make overseas

Thumbs up gesture never to make overseas

10 gestures never to make overseas

In which countries is it offensive to shake hands, kiss and give a toast?

Union does the right thing

Union does the right thing

Union does the right thing

Strikes planned for the Easter weekend at Australia’s airports have been cancelled.

Enormous statues of the world

Aerial view of Rio de Janeiro with Christ Redeemer and Corcovado Mountain

Enormous statues of the world

These enormous statues will take you around the world and fill you with awe.

Jennifer’s insider tips to Seoul

Jennifer’s insider tips to Seoul

Jennifer’s insider tips to Seoul

Jennifer’s insider tips on Seoul will entice you to visit this exotic city.

Go-to guide to London airports

Go-to guide to London airports

Go-to guide to London airports

We thought a go-to guide to London airports was a must, since it has six ...

The one great travel mistake

The one great travel mistake

The one great travel mistake

Chances are you’re making this one major travel mistake.

The best time to book flights

The best time to book flights

The best time to book flights

According to Skyscanner, here’s the best time to book flights from Australia.

Who has the rights to the armrest?

Who has the rights to the armrest?

Who has the rights to the armrest?

We’ve scoured the internet to find out who gets the armrest.

How to prepare your tablet for travel

woman using an ipad whilst she sits in a plane

How to prepare your tablet for travel

Here’s how to make the most of your tablet on your next trip.

In the spirit of safety

two older ladies at Bondi baths illustrating how to wear a life jacket

In the spirit of safety

Qantas’ new safety video is causing quite a stir; find out what all the fuss ...

Best apps for easy travel

Womans hand using smartphone travel app at airport

Best apps for easy travel

Here few of the best travel apps that will actually prove useful on your next ...

The London luxury worth splurging on

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The London luxury worth splurging on

If you’re going to splash some cash in London, this is where to do it.

Five cruising sites you need to know

Facebook styled hand using a cruise website

Five cruising sites you need to know

Hitting the high seas for your next holiday? Best bookmark these five sites.

How to share your location

How to share your location

How to share your location

Here are three great ways to help you keep track of your family and friends.

Don't make these travel mistakes

older couple rushing through the city

Don't make these travel mistakes

Here are some common travel mistakes you may not know you’re making.

The trick to layering for travel

attractive woman standing in front of a train smartly dressed for a holiday

The trick to layering for travel

Here’s how to master the art of layering for your next trip.

Your favourite guidebook is now an app

Your favourite guidebook is now an app

Your favourite guidebook is now an app

You can now use Lonely Planet’s guides in app form.

Coffee on a plane? Not after this …

attractive female flight attendant serving coffee

Coffee on a plane? Not after this …

We’re all for coffee and flying, just not simultaneously.

Debbie’s insider tips to Glasgow

Debbie’s insider tips to Glasgow

Debbie’s insider tips to Glasgow

Debbie’s insider tips on Glasgow will ensure you don’t waste a minute in the city.

How to pack your overnight bag

How to pack your overnight bag

How to pack your overnight bag

Here’s how to keep your luggage as short and sweet as your trip.

Five fun food festivals

Five fun food festivals

Five fun food festivals

Here are five food festivals around which to plan your travel this year.

The world’s most exquisite gardens

monets garden in france

The world’s most exquisite gardens

We explore five of the most beautiful gardens in the world.

Short and sweet cruising

Short and sweet cruising

Short and sweet cruising

Only have a few days to spare? A short cruise may be the answer.

Velocity program to change

Virgin Australia airplane mid flight

Velocity program to change

Virgin Australia will lower the redemption value of some reward flights.

Small-town Spain

Small-town Spain

Small-town Spain

Often overlooked in favour of the major cities, Spain’s smaller cities are well worth a ...

Top three travel trends for 2016

Top three travel trends for 2016

Top three travel trends for 2016

Here’s where and how you’ll be travelling in 2016.

How to plan your next trip with Google

person using a tablet and searching on google maps

How to plan your next trip with Google

Plan your next holiday using Google’s Plan a Trip feature.

Nine must-have travel skills

happy mature woman laying on her back in the park

Nine must-have travel skills

Our list of essential travel skills will prove invaluable to anyone heading off on a ...

How to see Australia on a budget

Stunning katherine gorge in northern territory australia beautiful location in our backyard

How to see Australia on a budget

Forget high-priced holidays – here’s how to see Australia on a budget.

Doubletree gets two thumbs up

Doubletree gets two thumbs up

Doubletree gets two thumbs up

Staying in Melbourne offers an opportunity to check out Doubletree by Hilton.

Top tips for European train travel

Top tips for European train travel

Top tips for European train travel

Our top five tips for traversing the globe by train.

One perfect night in Paris

One perfect night in Paris

One perfect night in Paris

Heading to Europe? If you’ve got an extra night, here’s how to spend it in ...

Worst dates to fly in 2016

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Worst dates to fly in 2016

On which dates should you avoid flying in 2016?

Where is the cheapest beer in the world?

bartender pouring a glass of beer

Where is the cheapest beer in the world?

The cheapest place to buy a beer is …

The airport app you need now

sepia image of passengers standing in a busy airport

The airport app you need now

Need to take the stress out of flying? There’s an app for that.

No more luggage trouble

Stack your luggage for easy travel

No more luggage trouble

Leave your luggage problems at the check in desk with this handy gadget.

Scooting out of Singapore

Scoot review: low cost flights from Singapore

Scooting out of Singapore

Are low cost airlines as bad as people think?

Five wonderful, wacky travel gadgets

man riding a suitcase bike

Five wonderful, wacky travel gadgets

Leon lists five wacky travel gadgets that are actually quite ingenious.

How to have a fab Airbnb experience

A model of a red house made of paper sitting against grassy background

How to have a fab Airbnb experience

Airbnb options are endless. So how do you find the right one?

Your long-haul flight in sketches

Long-haul flights in diary form

Your long-haul flight in sketches

An artist has drawn every long-haul flight you’ve taken and it’s perfect.

Translation, there’s an app for that

FlashSticks App: translation at the touch of your thumb

Translation, there’s an app for that

Travelling overseas? Here’s the one translation tool you need to take with you.

Your best Great Ocean Road adventure

Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk: four days well spent

Your best Great Ocean Road adventure

Andrea hits the track for the Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk along the Great Ocean Road.

Should you be concerned about Zika?

mosquitoes spread the zika virus

Should you be concerned about Zika?

For those planning to travel, here’s what you need to know about Zika.

Top three all-inclusive cruise lines

Cruising: top three all-inclusive cruise lines

Top three all-inclusive cruise lines

Considering an all-inclusive cruise? Here are our top three cruiseline picks for you.

Travelling solo

Feet of a solo traveller up against a wall

Travelling solo

Try not to fear travelling on your own as the experience can be liberating.

Best natural remedies for travellers

Glass of ginger and lemon tea which is a natural remedy for a sore throat

Best natural remedies for travellers

These natural remedies can help cure any ailments while you travel.

Tips for travelling with your dog

Travelling with dogs: tips for a hassle-free journey

Tips for travelling with your dog

Our handy list of dog-friendly travel tips will help your holiday be hassle free.

Dili – tips from a travel insider

Dave and Shirley Carlos in Timor-Leste

Dili – tips from a travel insider

Dave is happy to share his insider tips for anyone planning a visit to Dili.

How not to pack for a cruise

A suitcase full of items packed for a cruise

How not to pack for a cruise

Don’t pack these six things next time you go cruising.

Best priced shore excursions

A woman contemplates which shore excursion to take with her cruise

Best priced shore excursions

Paula would like to know how to get the best value shore excursions

Five best bucket-list restaurants

A luxurious restaurant with tables set to serve

Five best bucket-list restaurants

Leon presents his list of restaurants to visit one day – or in his dreams!

Wave goodbye to travel sickness

Sea-bands will sort out your travel sickness

Wave goodbye to travel sickness

Here’s my insider tip to dealing with travel sickness.

Unlimited Melbourne and Sydney flights

Airly offers unlimited flights between Melbourne and Sydney

Unlimited Melbourne and Sydney flights

An Australian start-up is offering unlimited flights between Melbourne and Sydney.

The travel handbag you have to have

The Hedgren travel handbag you have to have

The travel handbag you have to have

Behind every good travelling woman is a great handbag.

Stash and go

Bra stash for storing valuables

Stash and go

We do believe this is one of the cleverest travel gadgets around.

Why you should book directly

Woman is handed a hotel room card after booking directly

Why you should book directly

Here’s why you should always book your travel arrangements directly.

Hotel extras you actually need

A man stirs a delicious drink at the hotel bar

Hotel extras you actually need

What should you really look for in a hotel?

Seven travel money wasters

Good money going to waste straight down the drain

Seven travel money wasters

Take advantage of these travellers’ experiences and give your wallet a holiday too.

Make your own travel first aid kit

A DIY first aid kit on a table along with its contents

Make your own travel first aid kit

Save money by making your own travel first aid kit to take away with you.

Airport freebies

Airport Freebies

Airport freebies

International airports which give travellers something for free.

What not to miss in picturesque Porto

Stunning rooftops in Porto Portugal

What not to miss in picturesque Porto

Slightly more laid-back than Lisbon, Porto is the perfect introduction to Portugal.

Cruising without the crowds

Man and woman escaping the crowds on a cruise

Cruising without the crowds

Here are our top tips for enjoying your own company on a cruise.

David Attenborough down under

David Attenborough looks through a viewfinder

David Attenborough down under

As if you needed any more reason to be in total awe of the Great ...

The best suitcase for travelling

A Samsonite suitcase store

The best suitcase for travelling

Arguably the most important aspect of any trip is a good travel companion.

How to avoid jet lag on your flight

Close up of mans hand holding small plane against blue water

How to avoid jet lag on your flight

What strategies can you take to ease jet lag?

Would you travel in the cargo hold?

Planes cargo hold could soon be a windowless cabin

Would you travel in the cargo hold?

Cargo holds on aircrafts could no longer only be for bags…

Travel without looking like a tourist

bad tourist lost under a map

Travel without looking like a tourist

How can you avoid looking like the stereotypical tourist on your next trip?

Qantas reward flights now cheaper

Qantas plane in the sky

Qantas reward flights now cheaper

Qantas has reduced the number of points needed to book an international fare.

Is this the best neck pillow ever?

traveller blowing up his neck pillow

Is this the best neck pillow ever?

The future of neck pillows looks comfortable and discreet.

Weird loos – where's your favourite?

Weird loos – where's your favourite?

Weird loos – where's your favourite?

Do you have a favourite loo? Does it rival these?

Australia: almost the most liveable place

Australia: almost the most liveable place

Australia: almost the most liveable place

Australia has been ranked the second most liveable country in the world.

$89 Daylesford stay for two

$89 Daylesford stay for two

$89 Daylesford stay for two

Indulge in style at Hepburn Springs Chalet for only $89 per night for two.

Things to consider before you cruise

Cruising couple walking on a ship's deck

Things to consider before you cruise

A handy guide for what mature travellers should look for in a cruise.

World’s strangest hotels

World’s strangest hotels

World’s strangest hotels

Forget bricks and mortar, these hotels are made of way stranger materials.

Byron Bay’s top three

Byron Bay lighthouse in the beautiful sunset

Byron Bay’s top three

Three top tips to enjoy the best Byron Bay has to offer without breaking the ...

What to do if you lose your passport

What to do if you lose your passport

What to do if you lose your passport

Find out how to deal with a lost or stolen passport.

Australia’s most remote hotel

The spectacular Berkeley River Lodge sits alone on the landscape

Australia’s most remote hotel

For a cool $1650per night, you can stay in Australia’s most remote hotel.

Free fun in Australia

elvis tribute parkes festival

Free fun in Australia

If you're looking for something different, try these free fun events.

Where in the world is best for women?

Where in the world is best for women?

Where in the world is best for women?

There’s now a list of the best countries in the world in which to be ...

10 airport tricks for the holidays

Man waits for a plane whilst enjoying himself on a laptop

10 airport tricks for the holidays

These 10 tricks will make your airport experience enjoyable over the break.

World’s scariest airport runways

World’s scariest airport runways

World’s scariest airport runways

We take a look at the top eight scariest, most hair-raising airport runways in the ...

Chiang Mai – tips from a travel insider

Insiders tips chiang mai with elephants

Chiang Mai – tips from a travel insider

Having spent 20 years in Asia, Stu Lloyd shares his insider tips on Chiang Mai.

Travel Gadget: Chair cooler from Target

Cooler chair from Target

Travel Gadget: Chair cooler from Target

Is it a chair? Is it a cooler? Actually, this travel accessory from Target is ...

Etihad Airways wins Airline of the Year 2016 award

Etihad Airways airplane best airline 2016

Etihad Airways wins Airline of the Year 2016 award

Flying overseas in 2016? Make sure you read this before booking your flights.

Travel SOS – All your questions answered

Kay O'Sullivan in front of snowy mountains

Travel SOS – All your questions answered

If you’re planning to travel in 2016, here are five Travel SOS answers you should ...

Worker fired for screening Ms Bishop

Airport security worker reprimanded for screening Julie Bishop

Worker fired for screening Ms Bishop

An airport security worker lost her job after conducting a security check on Julie Bishop.

Travel gadgets – the best for 2016

Travel gadgets laid out to be packed for a trip

Travel gadgets – the best for 2016

Here are the travel gadgets we think you shouldn’t leave home without.

$669 Western Australia cruise

Western Australia cruise deal

$669 Western Australia cruise

Cruise Western Australia this summer from just $669 per person.

Making friends in a new city

Making friends in a new city

Making friends in a new city

Harnessing the power of the internet could open up a whole new social scene.

Jurassic World comes to Melbourne Museum

Jurassic World The Exhibition Melbourne

Jurassic World comes to Melbourne Museum

Jurassic Park fans rejoice! Jurassic World: The Exhibition headed to Melbourne.

Woolworths bows to customers’ demands

Woolworths to offer Qantas Frequent Flyer points

Woolworths bows to customers’ demands

Woolworths is set to announce changes to its new reward program.

Airbnb: find out if it works

Airbnb: find out if it works

Airbnb: find out if it works

The affordable 'new' approach to booking accommodation.

Tips from an insider – Margaret River

Tips from an insider – Margaret River

Tips from an insider – Margaret River

Ian Parmenter calls Margaret River home and shares the best of what the region offers.

Road tripping – What a way to see Australia

Road tripping – What a way to see Australia

Road tripping – What a way to see Australia

In this guide to road tripping, Lee shares the best way to explore Australia.

Is it a plane? No, it’s a pub

Is it a plane? No, it’s a pub

Is it a plane? No, it’s a pub

Carlton Draft has launched the first pub on a plane featuring beer fresh from a ...

Safe cities for solo women travellers

Safe cities for solo women travellers

Safe cities for solo women travellers

Seven of the safest (and best) cities for solo female travellers.

Five tips for healthy travel

Happy travellers in the countryside

Five tips for healthy travel

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

Camping - tips for beginners

Camping - tips for beginners

Camping - tips for beginners

Our quick and easy camping tips will make you look like an eagle scout in ...

How not to pack

How not to pack

How not to pack

When it comes to packing, Kay O’Sullivan says you should do as she preaches, not ...

Tips for solo women on the road

Tips for solo women on the road

Tips for solo women on the road

Author of The Big Lap, Lee Atkinson, shares her tips for women road tripping solo.

What should you watch on a plane?

What should you watch on a plane?

What should you watch on a plane?

Long haul flights are a great chance to sit back and watch a movie. So, ...

Melbourne’s most delicious model

Melbourne’s most delicious model

Melbourne’s most delicious model

We all know Melbourne’s the most liveable city but now it’s the most delicious too.

Booklover’s dream come true

Booklover’s dream come true

Booklover’s dream come true

If you’ve ever dreamt of being locked in a bookstore for a night, this hotel’s ...

Three Aussie Christmas markets

Three Aussie Christmas markets

Three Aussie Christmas markets

Why not try one of these three Christmas markets, or let us know of your ...

The most clichéd travel photos

The most clichéd travel photos

The most clichéd travel photos

What are the most clichéd travel photos?

World’s strangest love customs

World’s strangest love customs

World’s strangest love customs

Five strange love customs from around the world.

Tips for travelling with technology

Tips for travelling with technology

Tips for travelling with technology

Technology can make travelling simple and enjoyable, but it can also make it frustrating.

How to travel as a couple

How to travel as a couple

How to travel as a couple

So, you’ve decided to travel with your lover. What now?

App of the month November

App of the month November

App of the month November

Bring out the DIY-er inside you and find the cheapest flights.

Uber travel tested

Uber travel tested

Uber travel tested

In the interests of giving something new a go, it’s time to get Ubered.

Discover your touring style

Discover your touring style

Discover your touring style

Find out which touring style is for you for a chance to win an iPad ...

Preparing your phone for an overseas trip

Preparing your phone for an overseas trip

Preparing your phone for an overseas trip

Anne explains how to get the most out of your smartphone whilst overseas, without the ...

The hidden cost of budget airfares

The hidden cost of budget airfare

The hidden cost of budget airfares

The hidden costs of budget airfares can add up to make a cheap flight ultimately ...

How to sleep well during a flight

How to sleep well during a flight

How to sleep well during a flight

Arrive at your destination well rested and ready to explore.

No yawning in York

No yawning in York

No yawning in York

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

Can money buy happiness?

Can money buy happiness?

Can money buy happiness?

How you spend your money can have a long-term effect on your happiness, according to ...

How to choose the best plane seat

How to choose the best plane seat

How to choose the best plane seat

How do you choose the best seat on a plane?

Give me Brisbane any day

Give me Brisbane any day

Give me Brisbane any day

No wonder it’s so easy to fall in love with Brisbane.

Your guide to tipping

Your guide to tipping

Your guide to tipping

Find out how to get by with your gratuities with our handy guide to tipping.

Capri by Fraser will impress

Capri by Fraser will impress

Capri by Fraser will impress

Capri by Fraser hotel sets a new standard for stylish accommodation – with a smile.

Attendants deemed ‘too fat to fly’

Attendants deemed ‘too fat to fly’

Attendants deemed ‘too fat to fly’

Air India has grounded around 125 cabin staff for being too overweight to fly.

How to avoid germs on a plane

How to avoid germs on a plane

How to avoid germs on a plane

By following these tips you can avoid the worst of plane germs.

The middle-seat survival guide

The middle-seat survival guide

The middle-seat survival guide

No one wants to be stuck in a middle seat, but what to do when ...

Seven handy airport tech tricks

Seven handy airport tech tricks

Seven handy airport tech tricks

Our airport tech tricks will help you get the most from your gadgets when you ...

Berlin's Bearpit Karaoke

Berlin's Bearpit Karaoke

Berlin's Bearpit Karaoke

if you’re looking for something relaxing in Berlin, then head to Mauerpark for some Bearpit ...

Befriend your flight attendant

Befriend your flight attendant

Befriend your flight attendant

Courtesy in the air is a two-way street, and it pays to be nice to ...

Hints for happy family reunions

Hints for happy family reunions

Hints for happy family reunions

Follow our hints for happy family reunions and, well, have a happier family reunion!

Stress-free check-in checklists

Stress-free check-in checklists

Stress-free check-in checklists

Our stress-free check-in checklists will help you painlessly pass airport obstacles.

Seven best apps for road trippers

Seven best apps for road trippers

Seven best apps for road trippers

Head out to see the Australian countryside with our seven essential apps for road trips.

Maritime Provinces by rail

Maritime Provinces by rail

Maritime Provinces by rail

Learning about lobster-catching is just one of the attractions of traversing Canada’s Maritime Provinces by ...

Five affordable island getaways

Five affordable island getaways

Five affordable island getaways

Take advantage of the tropical islands outside your door with these affordable destinations.

Seven cruises for wildlife watchers

Seven cruises for wildlife watchers

Seven cruises for wildlife watchers

Our seven unusual wildlife cruises are perfect for those who wish to get back to ...

Record spend on Aussie tourism

Record spend on Aussie tourism

Record spend on Aussie tourism

The Australian tourism industry has seen record spends in the past year.

World’s most stunning libraries

World’s most stunning libraries

World’s most stunning libraries

These 11 stunning libraries are some of the most beautiful in the world.

Ten tips for happy road trips

Ten tips for happy road trips

Ten tips for happy road trips

Our 10 hints for happy road trips will make your journey all the sweeter.

Timing is everything

Timing is everything

Timing is everything

When can you get the best deals on booking flights and hotels?

Eating alone when travelling solo

Eating alone when travelling solo

Eating alone when travelling solo

Our five suggestions will help you get over the awkwardness of eating alone.

Travel spots in your own backyard

Travel spots in your own backyard

Travel spots in your own backyard

Seven of Australia’s top natural attractions that you should add to your travel list.

More than the Northern Lights

More than the Northern Lights

More than the Northern Lights

Beth is wondering what to do to thaw out after viewing the Northern Lights

Cruising etiquette

Cruising etiquette

Cruising etiquette

Jo Hall explains the dos and don’ts when holidaying on the high seas.

Record video calls

Record video calls

Record video calls

How to communicate with friends and family overseas via online video calls.

How to get the best value cruise

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 money, and your cruise, go further.

The benefits of travelling alone

The benefits of travelling alone

The benefits of travelling alone

There are many benefits of travelling alone, so why not head off on a solo ...

Seven ways to land flight upgrades

Seven ways to land flight upgrades

Seven ways to land flight upgrades

Learn how to score a flight upgrade.

Road to historical Canberra

Road to historical Canberra

Road to historical Canberra

Designed by John Murdoch, Hotel Kurrajong Canberra exudes a mysterious charm.

When to buy a RTW ticket

When to buy a RTW ticket

When to buy a RTW ticket

Kay O’Sullivan has advice for Alison who wants information on round-the-world fares.

Make the most of your hotel stay

Make the most of your hotel stay

Make the most of your hotel stay

Here are 11 ways you can make the most from your hotel stay.

Seven classic travel scams

Seven classic travel scams

Seven classic travel scams

Avoid these seven travel scams and have a safer holiday.

Experience the benefits of travel

Experience the benefits of travel

Experience the benefits of travel

You don’t have to cross the oceans to simulate the effects of having travelled.

Australia's Top Restaurant Awards

Australia's Top Restaurant Awards

Australia's Top Restaurant Awards

Chefs and restaurateurs from across the country have chosen Australia’s best restaurants.

Ten first-time travel mistakes

Ten first-time travel mistakes

Ten first-time travel mistakes

We look at 10 mistakes commonly made by first-time travellers.

Be awed by Amsterdam

Be awed by Amsterdam

Be awed by Amsterdam

There are many reasons to fall in love with Amsterdam.

Travel SOS – cruising with a carer

Travel SOS – cruising with a carer

Travel SOS – cruising with a carer

Tina wants to know if there is help available onboard for her elderly mother.

Register your travel details

Register your travel details

Register your travel details

Australians are urged to register on Smart Traveller before going abroad.

Five must-see world festivals

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

Best road less travelled

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

Seven heritage world wonders

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seven natural world wonders

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

Robots run new Japanese hotel

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

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 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

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

Five free fun things to do

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

Unusual shore excursions

Unusual shore excursions

Unusual shore excursions

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

Summer skiing solutions

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

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

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

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 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

Aussie shocked by $571,000 mobile bill

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

Affordable Queensland cruising

Affordable Queensland cruising

Affordable Queensland cruising

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

Must-see Marrakesh

travelling 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

A bird’s-eye view of Berlin

See Berlin from three of its top vantage points.

Travelling with medication

Travelling with medication

Travelling with medication

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

Getting to the Cape

cape york, travel, Australia, trip of a lifetime

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

Fall in love with Lisbon

Lisbon has a vibe that is entirely its own.

Best skiing websites

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

Sydney on a budget

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

Short breaks in an RV

RV, Australia, travel, trip, CMCA

Short breaks in an RV

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

Bucket list Bondi

Why Bondi should top your bucket list

Bucket list Bondi

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

Island indulgence

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shop Til You Drop in Singapore

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

Spend less on a Spanish sojourn

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

Earning money on the road

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

Day trips for singles

Day trips for singles, travel, adventure, organisations, overnight, trip

Day trips for singles

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

Plan before you fly

Before you take off – take up a Will and Power of Attorney

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

When to hire a travel guide

Tackle your travel destination with an experienced guide.

Testing the nomad lifestyle

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

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

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

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

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

Living it up in London

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

Cruising currency

Cruising currency

Cruising currency

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

Blue Mountain Charleston Challenge

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

How to have a staycation

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

Jungle journey

Jungle journey

Jungle journey

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

Happy travels

Happy travels

Happy travels

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

House swap, sit or stay

house swapping, house sitting, home stay, travel, cheap travel, pet sitting, homestay, house swap, house sit, house 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

Eat for less when travelling

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

People make Glasgow

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

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

Lovely Launceston

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

First things first

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

Frequently forgotten items to pack

Items you should never forget when you travel.

Top travel tips

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

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

barging, travel, France, regional France, water, holiday

Beginners guide to barging

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

Blue Cliffs Retreat

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

Saving money when overseas

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

Saving on the road

travel, budget travel, caravaning, grey nomads, supermarkets, petrol, cheap petrol, woofing

Saving on the road

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

Centrelink on the road

centrelink, travel, pension, travelling, on the road, caravans, motorhomes

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, APT, Cruise, Amazon, Patagonia Lakes, Galapagos Islands, Hiram Bingham, Rail, travel, Fly, South America

South America – vibrant and fascinating

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

Flying to Austria

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

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

Haydn Festival at Esterházy Palace

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

The glittering world of Swarovski Crystal

The Swarovski Crystal Worlds

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

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

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

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

A day in Hallstatt

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

Free wifi on the go

free wifi, wireless cafes, free wireless, Australia, Travel

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?

House sitting – is it for me?

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

Plan your trip

national toilet map, public toilet, public toilets, find, travel, caravanning, travelling, toilet

Plan your trip

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

The people you’ll meet…

The Ghan, travel, experience, ANZAC, Darwin, Adelaide

The people you’ll meet…

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

Escape to Queensland’s coolest towns

Queensland, travel, scenery, holiday

Escape to Queensland’s coolest towns

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

Love to have a beer?

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

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

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

Hong Kong, travel deal, Cathy Pacific, travel

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

Seacombe House, Port Fairy

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

Editor’s Choice – Scenic Slovenia

Slovenia, travel, Semmering Pass, Alps, trains, rail

Editor’s Choice – Scenic Slovenia

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

Changes to overseas Centrelink payments

centrelink, travel, overseas, retirement

Changes to overseas Centrelink payments

Income support rules for Australians travelling overseas have been tightened.

Travelling the world with food

travel, food, recipes, review

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

Vienna, win, competition, travel, New Year's Eve

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

housesitting, trusted housesitting, accomodation, travel

House sitting – affordable accommodation

Housesitting can offer some amazing overseas accommodation experiences.

First impressions count

First impressions count, Blog, Drew Patchell, border security, Australia, Canada, Travel, Adventure, Holiday, Tourism

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, World on Track, Rail Plus, Rail Journeys, Great, Holiday, Planning, Trip, Travel, Australia, Europe, Canada, Russia, Seniors

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, the Olympic Games, England, Diamond Jubilee, Travel, Train, Rail, 2012, Railplus, Seniors

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, best value, travel, rail plus

Over 60s save more

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

See Europe with a Eurail pass

Europe, Eurail pass, Travel, Train, Rail, Leisure, Plans, Budget, Seniors

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, Eurostar Ticket, Paris, London, Brussels, Galleries, Money, travel

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

Darwin Military Museum

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

Two days on Phillip Island

Travel, Victoria, Australia, Phillip Island, Sand, beach, Rest, Restoration, Relaxation, Swim

Two days on Phillip Island

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

Tipperary

Tipperary, Ireland, Dublin, First World War, Soldiers, Memories, Southern Ireland, Travel

Tipperary

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

Welcome to the Titanic Belfast Visitor Centre

Take a sneak peak at the Titanic Visitor Centre, Belfast, Ireland, Travel, Historic Event, Festivals, Commemorations

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

rude, travel, traveller, 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

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

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

Q&A Cruising Solo

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

Kimberley Cruising on the Orion

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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

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, Seniors, Travel, Interstate, Popular

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

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 – Istanbul's Armenian Seaside Neighborhood, europe, travel, tours, trips, australia, seniors

Exploring Samatya

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

Technology on the go

travel, technology, laptop, netbook, smartphone, iphone, android, blackberry, wireless, wi-fi, wifi, broadband, wireless broadband

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

Arty farty hotels for $139

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

Top Travel Deal Websites

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Top Travel Deal Websites

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

State tourism authorities

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State tourism authorities

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

Pets on holiday

pet care, pets, dogs, cats, dog, cat, cattery, kennel, catteries, kennels, holiday, holidays, vacation, travel, house sitting, house sitter, care, look after

Pets on holiday

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

The heavenly bed

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!

Cruising, MSC Cruises, Families, under 18 free, children, travel, architecture, seniors, australia, sun, family

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, Cruise, Luxury, Travel, Boat, Sail, Awarded, Australia, Seniors

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, travel, low-cost, holidays, flights

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, Finanace, Money, Appropriate, apartment, landlord, assisted living, village, building and contents, home, boat, motor vehicle, income, caravan, travel

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

Editor’s choice - Pokie-free Las Vegas

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

Australia: Where to Go App

Where to Go, Application, iPhone, Australia, Travel

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

technology, travel, staying in touch, holidays, 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

mobile internet, travel, laptop, emails, internet access, technology

Travel Q&A - Mobile Internet

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

Take a trip off the beaten track

Malaysia, Off-the-beaten-track, Experience, Destination, Travel, Aussies, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, Cultural Experience, Fishing, Homestay Village

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, Asia, Travel, Destination, Gourmet, Food, Markets, High-end Dining, Aussies

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, Malaysia, Destinations, Glamorous, Shopping, Luxury, KL, Travel

Cosmopolitan Kuala Lumpur

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

Malaysian festival and events

Malaysia, Events, Hindu Thaipusam Festival, Travel, Asia, Batu Caves, Celebrations, Culture, Chinese New Year, Rainforest World Music Festival

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

Malaysian Peninsula, Coast, Malaysia, Destination, Relaxing, Break, Beaches, Forests, Islands, Travel

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

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Destination, Travel, Inexpensive, City, Cheap, Petronas Twin Towers, Sightseeing, KL

Budget breaks in Kuala Lumpur

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

Head to Malaysia Borneo

Borneo, Malaysia, Mt Kinabalu, Sarawak, Caves, National Park, Diving, Coast, Destination, Travel, Asia, Holiday

Head to Malaysia Borneo

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

Getaway to gorgeous Georgetown

Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, Asia, History, Culture, Holiday, Travel, Destination

Getaway to gorgeous Georgetown

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

Set off to sensational Sabah

Sabah, Coastline, Paradise, Malaysia, Retreat, Island, Beaches, Destination, Travel, Families, Couples, Singles, Diving

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

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

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

Cruising, Travel, MS Nieuw Amsterdam, Barcelona

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?

Which Travel Technology is right for you?

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

Affordable Asia

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, Travel, Australia

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 ...

Centrelink asset clarification - Mobile home

Mobile home, Caravan, Travel, Centrelink, Asset, Test, Australia, Senior, pensioner, Campervan, Caravan, Rent Assistance

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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