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Would you visit ‘Loveland’?

Love Land

Would you visit ‘Loveland’?

This unique sculpture park in South Korea is dedicated to sensuality and eroticism.

A Canadian white Christmas

Why Canada is the perfect place to celebrate a white Christmas

A Canadian white Christmas

What better place to enjoy a white Christmas than in the Great White North?

Your kids could pay for your trip

parents with grandparents on beach

Your kids could pay for your trip

Around half of Australian parents would pay grandparents to look after kids on holiday.

Spontaneous travel apps

lucky trip travel app

Spontaneous travel apps

Two internet tools make spontaneous travel a reality.

Tour Darwin and Broome on The Ghan

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Tour Darwin and Broome on The Ghan

Combine the luxury of The Ghan with exploring Darwin and Broome at your own pace.

The best time to book Xmas flights

The best time to book Xmas flights

The best time to book Xmas flights

It’s not too late to find cheap Christmas flights to most destinations.

Six tips to beat motion sickness

motion sick

Six tips to beat motion sickness

Do you become queasy on a flight? Here are six tips to prevent motion sickness.

The world’s longest pub crawl

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The world’s longest pub crawl

Scientists have worked out the world’s longest pub crawl.

Why Bali is still best on a budget

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Why Bali is still best on a budget

Max and Co. visit one of the most popular destinations for Australian tourists: Bali.

Are return flights more expensive?

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Are return flights more expensive?

Flying overseas can be expensive, but is the problem unique to Australia?

The intangible benefits of travel

The intangible benefits of travel

The intangible benefits of travel

Money spent on travel is never wasted, here’s why.

Booking last-minute flights

booking airfares

Booking last-minute flights

Vera wants to know how late she can leave it before she books her flight.

Fly before you buy with Jetstar

Fly before you buy with Jetstar

Fly before you buy with Jetstar

Jetstar becomes the first Australian airline to offer fly-before-you-buy airfares.

The definitive pre-trip plan of attack

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The definitive pre-trip plan of attack

Here’s the only pre-trip travel checklist you’ll ever need.

Creating an emergency carry-on

packing weekend bag

Creating an emergency carry-on

Your carry on is key in the event of lost luggage - here's how to ...

Quick and dirty travel tips

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Quick and dirty travel tips

It’s always good to have a refresher on these simple travel tips.

Dave Hughes and P&O Cruises

dave hughes po cruise

Dave Hughes and P&O Cruises

Comedian Dave Hughes makes a surprise appearance in P&O’s new advertisement.

The best way to remember your holiday

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The best way to remember your holiday

Ever had trouble remembering your favourite holiday? Maybe this will help …

A slow cruise of French waterways

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A slow cruise of French waterways

Lesley Bellew gives a stirring account of cruising Europe’s waterways.

One in three hit by travel mishaps

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One in three hit by travel mishaps

One in three travellers experience a travel tribulation on domestic holidays.

Unpack once, unwind and explore more

Unpack once, unwind and explore more

Unpack once, unwind and explore more

Huge savings on cruises to the South Pacific, New Zealand, Australia and more.

Ten handy carry-on commodities

carry on

Ten handy carry-on commodities

These 15 items are essential for your carry-on bag.

How to fly business class for less

Travel SOS: can you get cheap upgrades to business class?

How to fly business class for less

Jean wants to know if she can upgrade to business class without paying a fortune.

Australian travellers’ pet peeves

Australian travellers’ top seven pet peeves

Australian travellers’ pet peeves

Skyscanner Australia asked Aussie flyers about their top pet peeves.

Air rage on the rise

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Air rage on the rise

With air rage on the rise, is the increase of inflight violence cause for banning ...

What’s in the ‘Royal’ bag?

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What’s in the ‘Royal’ bag?

Turns out there’s a very good reason the Royal Family has to pack a spare ...

Which Italian city is right for you?

From Florence to Venice – which Italian city is right for you?

Which Italian city is right for you?

We review the top five Italian cities so you can choose which is right for ...

Where to go with 60,000 points

business class seats on plane

Where to go with 60,000 points

Qantas has released a handy guide that tells you where to go with 60,000 points.

The plane that raced a hurricane

The plane that raced Hurricane Irma and won

The plane that raced a hurricane

A Delta Airlines plane raced the category 5 Hurricane Irma and won.

Which is the safest seat on a plane?

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Which is the safest seat on a plane?

Which seat is the safest on a plane? A survey by Popular Mechanics has the ...

Travelmate: the robotic suitcase

travelmate robot suitcase

Travelmate: the robotic suitcase

Meet Travelmate – the world’s first robot assistant and autonomous suitcase.

The ancient secrets of Kakadu

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The ancient secrets of Kakadu

Be enchanted on an inspiring top-end journey and uncover the ancient secrets of Kakadu.

The future of hotels looks keyless

The future of hotels looks keyless

The future of hotels looks keyless

Keyless entry is coming to a hotel room near you thanks to the latest app ...

Pictures of Earth from space

Must-see incredible photos of Earth taken from outer space

Pictures of Earth from space

Looking at Earth from afar may instigate a renewed respect for our planet.

Riding the Rocky Mountaineer

Riding the Rocky Mountaineer

Riding the Rocky Mountaineer

Max recounts his ride on the Rocky Mountaineer.

What if you miss your flight?

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What if you miss your flight?

While missing your flight may seem like the end of the world, rest assured it’s ...

How safe is your luggage?

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How safe is your luggage?

You’ll be amazed at how easily thieves can break into your luggage.

Perry on limited mobility travel

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Perry on limited mobility travel

Perry Morcombe offers his insider tips on travelling with limited mobility.

Air New Zealand trials robot staff

Air New Zealand trials robotic staff at Sydney Airport

Air New Zealand trials robot staff

Air New Zealand conducts trials with ‘Chip CANdroid’ robot at Sydney Airport.

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.

Capsule hotel on wheels

Capsule hotel on wheels

Capsule hotel on wheels

The bucket list experience with a dynamic twist

Bali luxury and airfare from $849

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Bali luxury and airfare from $849

Discover the wonder of Bali in a five-star luxury resort from just $849, including flights.

Find planes cold? This is why

woman cold on an airplane

Find planes cold? This is why

No – it’s not just you, planes are kept cold for a reason.

Cook Islands getaway from $2399

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Cook Islands getaway from $2399

Fly to the Cook Islands and stay in a luxury hotel and save up to ...

The Volterman Smart Wallet

man with a volterman smart travel wallet

The Volterman Smart Wallet

The Volterman Smart Wallet will make wallet and phone theft history.

Make your holiday last longer

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Make your holiday last longer

Neuroscientist David Eagleman has found a way to make time pass slower.

Canada: travel agent tells all

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Canada: travel agent tells all

The best time to travel to Canada and how to get the best deals.

The Melbourne/Sydney Twitter war

The Melbourne/Sydney Twitter war

The Melbourne/Sydney Twitter war

We recap the City of Melbourne/City of Sydney Twitter war.

Total Eclipse during the total eclipse

Total Eclipse during the total eclipse

Total Eclipse during the total eclipse

Bonnie Tyler performs Total Eclipse of the Heart during the total eclipse earlier this week.

Is it safe to go to Barcelona?

Is it safe to go to Barcelona?

Is it safe to go to Barcelona?

Alma wants to know if it’s safe to visit her family in Barcelona.

How to travel with little money

How to travel with little money

How to travel with little money

Tomislav Perko talks about how he travelled the world with almost no money at all.

Six reasons why self-drive is better

Six reasons why self-drive is better

Six reasons why self-drive is better

Here are six excellent reasons why self-drive is the best way to go.

The world’s most colourful cities

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The world’s most colourful cities

These six cities stand out from the pack thanks to their vibrancy.

Most commonly stolen hotel items

hotel towels

Most commonly stolen hotel items

Do you know which are the items most commonly stolen from hotels?

Freaky things flying with you

Freaky things flying with you

Freaky things flying with you

You may be surprised at the extra ‘baggage’ taken on your plane.

The world’s best bar is in London…

The world’s best bar is in London…

The world’s best bar is in London…

If you’re heading to London anytime soon, make sure the world’s best bar is on ...

Travelling with limited mobility

Travelling with limited mobility

Travelling with limited mobility

Bill wants some advice on how and where to travel with limited mobility.

Dumb complaints made to travel agents

Dumb complaints made to travel agents

Dumb complaints made to travel agents

Ten of the dumbest holiday complaints made to travel agents.

The most photogenic hotel ever

The most photogenic hotel ever

The most photogenic hotel ever

The Oberoi Udaivilas could well be the most photogenic hotel ever.

Virgin to offer free internet

Virgin to offer free internet

Virgin to offer free internet

Virgin aims to match Qantas by offering free inflight wifi.

Summer will never be the same

Summer will never be the same

Summer will never be the same

Floaty pants are here to help you keep your head above water, hair dry and ...

Make your phone a safety alarm

phone alarm

Make your phone a safety alarm

Increasing your personal safety is easier than ever before.

The next must-visit European country

The next must-visit European country

The next must-visit European country

Croatia is one destination that has somewhat flown under the radar – until recently.

The world’s most luxurious ship

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The world’s most luxurious ship

The ship that claims to be the most luxurious ship ever built has just turned ...

Best budget travel spots

Best value destinations: where do you get more for your dollar?

Best budget travel spots

Skyscanner Australia reveals the best value destinations.

The smart way to split travel costs

The smart way to split travel costs

The smart way to split travel costs

Never travel in a group again without first downloading this app.

Kimberley Coast cruising in 2018

Discover the Kimberley Coast your way in 2018

Kimberley Coast cruising in 2018

Book any APT cruise 18 days and over and you will Fly Free*.

Zipping through Paris and London

Is this the new way to see a city?

Zipping through Paris and London

There seems to be an increasing trend when it comes to how best to see ...

Ashtrays in airplane bathrooms

Ashtrays in airplane bathrooms

Ashtrays in airplane bathrooms

Brian wants to know why there are still ashtrays in airplanes.

Rent The Castle in Bonnie Doon

The Bonnie Doon bungalow from The Castle is available on Airbnb

Rent The Castle in Bonnie Doon

You can now stay at the Kerrigan’s castle in Bonnie Doon.

Six germ-infested tourist traps

Six germ-infested tourist traps

Six germ-infested tourist traps

These six places are quite possibly the filthiest tourist traps you could visit.

Cruises for food lovers

The Majestic Line: cruises for food lovers

Cruises for food lovers

Why are The Majestic Line’s small-ship cruises among the most popular in the world?

Two days and 200 Euro in Florence

happy older couple enjoying lunch in florence

Two days and 200 Euro in Florence

Here’s how to make the most of the Tuscan capital for less than 200 Euros ...

How safe is your plane?

airplane

How safe is your plane?

How do planes overcome the hazards posed by weather, technology and humans?

Eastern Canada awaits you

Eastern Canada awaits you

Eastern Canada awaits you

All good things apparently must come to an end and so it is with Kaye’s ...

Interstate transport concessions explained

nsw vic border

Interstate transport concessions explained

If you divide your time between two states, where can you receive transport concessions?

Chilling out in Khao Lak

Chill out in Khao Lak, Thailand – for the price of peanuts

Chilling out in Khao Lak

For the price of peanuts, Max and Jenny recently lived the dream in a luxury ...

Aussies will eat anything

man throwing up

Aussies will eat anything

From faeces to furry arachnids, Aussies will eat anything, but it doesn’t always stay down.

Sunshine Coast celebrates 50 years

Sunshine Coast celebrates 50 years

Sunshine Coast celebrates 50 years

On 1 August 1967, the Sunshine Coast officially came into being.

Win a private villa in Fiji

wavi island fiji

Win a private villa in Fiji

You could win a piece of paradise on Fiji’s untouched Wavi Island.

Holes in airplane windows

Travel SOS: Why are there holes in plane windows?

Holes in airplane windows

Joel wants to know about the purpose served by the holes in plane windows.

Reduce the clutter in your bag

Reduce the clutter in your bag

Reduce the clutter in your bag

This clever packing grid will give you control over your luggage contents.

The ultimate Outback adventure

The ultimate Outback adventure

The ultimate Outback adventure

Witness the wild heart of Australia on the ultimate Outback adventure.

Savouring silence in Quebec

Savouring silence in Quebec

Savouring silence in Quebec

Kaye visits the provincial Canadian capital, Quebec City.

Bars with the best views in London

Bars with the best views in London

Bars with the best views in London

SJ shares her top tips for where to enjoy a drink with a view in ...

How to get the best hotel room

How to get the best available hotel room

How to get the best hotel room

These tips will, with very little effort, help to ensure that you get the best ...

The best aerial views of Australia

Aerial views of Australia

The best aerial views of Australia

Photographer Nick Rains presents his favourite views of Australia – from the air.

Chasing icebergs in Bonavista

Where’s Kaye today? Chasing icebergs in Bonavista

Chasing icebergs in Bonavista

Kaye visits the harbour town of Bonavista, Newfoundland.

In search of ghosts in Lunenberg

Where’s Kaye today? In search of ghosts in Lunenberg

In search of ghosts in Lunenberg

Kaye’s travels take her to the world heritage site of Lunenberg.

Sitting still in Trinity

Sitting still in Trinity

Sitting still in Trinity

Kaye makes her way to Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.

Tigerair no more, now Scoot

scoot new uniforms and branding

Tigerair no more, now Scoot

Budget airline Scoot has taken over Tiger and now wants to take on the world.

2017 National Travel Industry Awards

2017 National Travel Industry Awards

2017 National Travel Industry Awards

When you travel, you want to know you’re going with the best.

Five Cheapest European Cities

cheap european destinations

Five Cheapest European Cities

Comparing prices across 36 cities, these are the best value places to visit in Europe.

Is this the future of thongs?

Forget thongs – there’s a new must-have holiday footwear

Is this the future of thongs?

Nakefit stick-on soles are the newest way to protect your feet at the beach or ...

The best Australian airport lounge

The best Australian airport lounge

The best Australian airport lounge

Skytrax has revealed the top 10 independent airport lounges and one is Australian.

Unruly passenger blames meds

Unruly Qantas passenger blames meds for his outburst

Unruly passenger blames meds

A disorderly Qantas passenger has blamed his medication for his bad behaviour.

Five deadly destinations

Five deadly destinations

Five deadly destinations

If you’re looking to defy death on your next holiday, here’s where to do it.

Save up to $1340 on European tours

back-roads touring minibus

Save up to $1340 on European tours

Save up to $1340 on Back-Roads Touring’s 2018 Europe Early Bird tours.

Riding trains in Tatamagouche

Riding trains in Tatamagouche

Riding trains in Tatamagouche

Kaye's 'living the life' in Canada and her pictures will make you wish you were ...

How to have a happy honeyboom

Happy couple on their honeymoon

How to have a happy honeyboom

Here are our tips for making your honeyboom as sweet as possible.

House-swap holidays

House-swap holidays

House-swap holidays

In Travel SOS, Leon goes though the basics of house-swap holidays.

Meeting Abdul in Pictou

Where’s Kaye today? Meeting Abdul in Pictou

Meeting Abdul in Pictou

Kaye’s Cabot Trail road trip takes her to the Northumberland Coast town of Pictou.

Finding serenity at Gampo Abbey

Where’s Kaye today? Finding serenity at Gampo Abbey

Finding serenity at Gampo Abbey

Kaye fulfils her long-cherished dream of visiting Gampo Abbey.

Around the world in 80 cocktails

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Around the world in 80 cocktails

Chad Parkhill takes you on a tour of the planet with his tome Around the ...

Leaving Baddeck

Leaving Baddeck

Leaving Baddeck

Kaye visits the Alexander Graham Bell Museum and sample’s Canada’s finest chowder.

USA and Canada road trips

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USA and Canada road trips

Experience life on the open highway with DriveAway Holidays’ North American road trips.

Beautiful Baddeck

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Beautiful Baddeck

Canada is atop many a bucket list, so Kaye has hit the road to show ...

Underrated and affordable destinations

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Underrated and affordable destinations

Leave the crowds behind and explore these less-frequented destinations.

Insurance for pre-existing issues

Travel SOS: travel insurance for pre-existing medical conditions

Insurance for pre-existing issues

Joe wants to know where he can get travel insurance to cover pre-existing medical.

Kaye is taking you to Canada

Kaye is taking you to Canada

Kaye is taking you to Canada

Kaye takes you on a trip through Canada.

Stay at Fraser Island for half price

Stay at Fraser Island for half price

Stay at Fraser Island for half price

Stay at Fraser Island’s Eurong Beach Resort for half price.

Flatulent odour empties out plane

‘Flatulent odour’ causes the evacuation of an American Airlines plane

Flatulent odour empties out plane

‘Flatulent odour’ causes the evacuation of an American Airlines plane.

The best uniforms in the sky

Hainan Airlines has taken haute couture to a whole new level

The best uniforms in the sky

Hainan Airlines has taken haute couture to a whole new level.

A major makeover for suitcases

Suitcases just got a major makeover from this famous brand

A major makeover for suitcases

You may know them as the brains behind prams but Bugaboo now make suitcases.

How to be okay with solo travel

How to be more comfortable with travelling alone

How to be okay with solo travel

SJ shares four dos and don’ts to help the whole concept of solo travel seem ...

The best way to use your points

How to make the most of your frequent flyer points

The best way to use your points

Frequent flyer programs explained and simplified.

Taste Tassie’s top-notch produce

Fly free to Tasmania and taste its top-notch tucker

Taste Tassie’s top-notch produce

Fly free to Tasmania and try out the Apple Isle’s top-notch tucker on an AAT ...

Four of the best roasts in London

Four of the best roasts in London

Four of the best roasts in London

After almost three years of research, SJ presents the top four Sunday roasts in London.

Medical tourism: worth the risk?

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Medical tourism: worth the risk?

Dentists against seeking dental treatment overseas.

Sydney’s new nightly attraction

opera house

Sydney’s new nightly attraction

Opera House has a new light show to keep you wide-eyed.

These shoes were made for packing

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These shoes were made for packing

From the people that brought you toe socks, these shoes are the perfect travel companion.

Can a holiday save my marriage?

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Can a holiday save my marriage?

Geraldine wants to know if it’s wise to try a make-or-break holiday to save her ...

Don’t be a pain in the air(se)

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Don’t be a pain in the air(se)

There are many rules of flying, some known, some unwritten. Here are some of the ...

Bang for your buck in Bangkok

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Bang for your buck in Bangkok

Max and Jenny Williams do a ‘quickie’ tour of Bangkok.

Portsea golf retreat from $149

Portsea golf retreat from $149

Portsea golf retreat from $149

Enjoy golf, wineries, hot springs and more and save up to 55 per cent.

Eurostar’s damn good new destination

canal and old buildings in amsterdam

Eurostar’s damn good new destination

You can now get from London to Amsterdam in four hours – no airport required.

Pounding the pavement pain free

walking tour in new york central park

Pounding the pavement pain free

To walk or not? That is the question. But what is the answer?

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.

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.

Canada: by road, rail and sea

Explore Canada by road, rail and sea in 2018

Canada: by road, rail and sea

Book your Canada and Alaska 2018 holiday and receive two for one airfares!*

The benefits of being bumped

Travel SOS: what are the benefits of being bumped off my flight?

The benefits of being bumped

Marta wants to know why people volunteer to be bumped from their flight.

What not to wear at airport security

What not to wear at airport security

What not to wear at airport security

SJ shares how to sail through airport security, having made all the mistakes so you ...

Common packing pitfalls to avoid

Four common packing pitfalls to avoid – from someone who knows!

Common packing pitfalls to avoid

Are you making these four common packing mistakes?

San Sebastian in six dishes

San Sebastian in six dishes

San Sebastian in six dishes

Some of the best food I've ever experienced: here are six places not to miss ...

How not to plan your next trip

Travel blogger tells all: how not to plan your next trip

How not to plan your next trip

Words from the wise: here’s what not to do when planning a holiday.

Gizmos to help you sleep

Gizmos that will get you to sleep no matter where you lay your head

Gizmos to help you sleep

Finding it difficult to get to sleep? These gadgets may help …

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.

Aussies banging the drum in Basel

Australian army band

Aussies banging the drum in Basel

The Australian Army Band will make a rare appearance at the Basel Tattoo.

Nine must-have travel skills

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Nine must-have travel skills

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

Ubers vs taxis when travelling

Ubers vs taxis when travelling

Ubers vs taxis when travelling

Are you better off catching Ubers or taxis when travelling?

Debbie does Abu Dhabi

debbie holding a falcon

Debbie does Abu Dhabi

Debbie spends three days in Abu Dhabi.

NY more accessible than ever

Getting around New York has never been so easy

NY more accessible than ever

It’s never been easier to get to (and around) New York.

Three weeks and $2000 to see Vietnam

Three weeks and $2000 to see Vietnam

Three weeks and $2000 to see Vietnam

Tom wants to know if three weeks and $2000 is enough to tour Vietnam.

Drive Europe in style

peugeot car in europe

Drive Europe in style

A Peugeot lease gives you the freedom to cruise Europe’s open roads in style.

Stay at ibis Styles Hobart from $109

Stay in a brand new Hobart hotel from just $109 a night

Stay at ibis Styles Hobart from $109

Take advantage of ibis Styles Hobart’s opening special.

Airlines that encourage ‘naughtiness’

Want to join the mile-high club? These airlines make it possible …

Airlines that encourage ‘naughtiness’

Two American airlines that offer mile-high flights of fancy.

One of the best travel apps around

One of the best travel apps around

One of the best travel apps around

Forgetting trying to compile all your travel information – this app will do that for ...

Don’t book these cruise ship cabins

After smooth sailing? Here are the cruise ship cabins you should avoid

Don’t book these cruise ship cabins

If you want your cruise to be smooth sailing, here are the cabins you should ...

Pets can earn frequent flyer points

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Pets can earn frequent flyer points

Australia’s first frequent flyer points program for your four-legged friends.

Five things to do in your hotel room

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Five things to do in your hotel room

Before you unpack your bags, there five things you should do in your hotel room.

A romp through Rutherglen

A Rutherglen food and wine experience to remember

A romp through Rutherglen

Max and Jenny Williams head up the Hume for a wonderful wine weekend.

How to ‘hotel’ in Hawaii for less

How to ‘hotel’ in Hawaii for less

How to ‘hotel’ in Hawaii for less

Is there such a thing as inexpensive hotels in Hawaii?

Our first Alzheimer’s-friendly airport

Australia’s first dementia-friendly airport

Our first Alzheimer’s-friendly airport

Guess which state is home to Australia’s first dementia-friendly airport?

A trip of a lifetime

A trip of a lifetime

A trip of a lifetime

Do you want to fly around the world aboard a privately chartered Qantas 747?

Is Booking.com better than Airbnb?

hand holding phone with airbnb app on screen

Is Booking.com better than Airbnb?

Does Airbnb really have that many advantages when it comes to booking accommodation?

Top tips for nervous flyers

woman distracting herself form flight nerves

Top tips for nervous flyers

A nervous flyer herself, SJ shares her best tips for overcoming flight jitters.

Money saving tips from travel agents

Travel agents tell all: how to save money on travel

Money saving tips from travel agents

When it comes to saving money on travel, who better to ask than travel agents?

Fingerprints to replace passports

Fingerprints are replacing your boarding pass and passport

Fingerprints to replace passports

Boarding passes and passports may soon be a thing of the past.

The secret button on your plane seat

The secret button on your plane seat that will give you more room

The secret button on your plane seat

There’s a secret button on your plane seat that will give you more room.

Getting around the Golden Triangle

Max and Jenny Williams make their way around the Golden Triangle

Getting around the Golden Triangle

Max and Jenny Williams take a tour of northern India.

Do I save by booking directly?

Travel SOS: do I save money by booking directly?

Do I save by booking directly?

Is it cheaper to book it directly or through a third party?

Google wants your travel photos

Here’s how to get featured on Google maps

Google wants your travel photos

Google wants your images to help fill in the blanks and map out points of ...

The future of cruising

The future of cruising: underwater lounges

The future of cruising

Ponant Cruises announces a game-changer in cruising: underwater lounges.

Behind closed doors

Behind closed doors: Mandarin Oriental Prague

Behind closed doors

Because sharing is caring, here’s your access all areas pass to the Mandarin Oriental Prague.

Nevada: American Indian culture

american indian cultural trail

Nevada: American Indian culture

Leon takes a road trip though Nevada on an American Indian cultural trail.

Travelling with mum

Travelling with mum: getting around with limited mobility

Travelling with mum

Kaye road tests Qantas’s service for those travelling with limited mobility.

Small ship cruising in 2018

Small ship cruising in 2018

Small ship cruising in 2018

See Europe, Iceland, Africa and Japan as you never thought possible.

Aussies pay too much for flights

Aussies pay too much for flights

Aussies pay too much for flights

Have you ever wondered why we seem to have to pay so much for air ...

Ferry or fly: which is cheaper?

Travel SOS: take the ferry with my car, or fly and hire a ride?

Ferry or fly: which is cheaper?

Beth wants to know if it’s cheaper to take the ferry with her car, or ...

Don’t let a hangover ruin your holiday

Don’t let a hangover ruin your holiday

Don’t let a hangover ruin your holiday

How to make the most of your day in a foreign city even when your ...

Got glasses? This travel gadget is for you

Got glasses? This travel gadget is for you

Got glasses? This travel gadget is for you

This gadget will ensure your glasses will never be the victim of travel-related incidents again.

11 travel tips you need to know

young woman holds a vintage suitcase

11 travel tips you need to know

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

A definitive guide to travel packing

vintage suitcase with clothes on top sitting in front of retro wallpaper

A definitive guide to travel packing

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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?

How to prepare your tablet for travel

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How to prepare your tablet for travel

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

Stash and go

Bra stash for storing valuables

Stash and go

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Are these on your bucket list?

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Are these on your bucket list?

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

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.

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?

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?

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.

Can you get paid to live in Italy?

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Can you get paid to live in Italy?

Italy is doing whatever it can to attract new residents, including cash and property offers.

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 ...

Seven classic travel scams

Seven classic travel scams

Seven classic travel scams

Avoid these seven travel scams and have a safer holiday.

Top 10 world’s unfriendliest cities

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Top 10 world’s unfriendliest cities

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

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 ...

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.

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.

Don't make these travel mistakes

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Don't make these travel mistakes

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

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Putting your hotel goodies to good use

hotel toiletries

Putting your hotel goodies to good use

Those free hotel toiletries can do a lot more than sit in the bottom of ...

The women taking on Uber

Australia’s first all-female ride-share service

The women taking on Uber

Move over Uber, here’s Australia’s first all-female ride-share service.

The most pinned travel destinations

Tenerife

The most pinned travel destinations

From Egypt to Spain, here are the most popular destinations according to 150 million people.

Meeting Vincent in Melbourne

Kaye shares her take on Van Gogh and the Seasons

Meeting Vincent in Melbourne

Looking for something to do on the weekend? Why not visit Van Gogh’s NGV exhibition?

Self-drive the UK and Ireland for less

Excellent deals on car hire and motorhomes in Ireland and the UK

Self-drive the UK and Ireland for less

Treat yourself to excellent car hire and motorhome deals in Ireland and the UK.

How to make money from travel

Travel photos

How to make money from travel

Got the eye? You can make money from your travel pics. Here’s how …

Places to visit before they vanish

Venice

Places to visit before they vanish

Some of the world’s most beautiful places won’t be here for long.

Get used to less legroom

Economy seating is about to become even squishier.

Get used to less legroom

Economy seating is about to become even squishier.

Can I get a refund on a flight?

Can I get a refund on a flight?

Can I get a refund on a flight?

Penny wants to know if there’s a way to get a refund on a non-refundable ...

Riveting reasons to visit New Zealand

Free flights when you book a tour to see the best of New Zealand

Riveting reasons to visit New Zealand

Put quite simply: if New Zealand isn’t on your bucket list, then it should be.

Amalfi’s Pathway of the Gods

Amalfi’s Pathway of the Gods

Amalfi’s Pathway of the Gods

The Pathway of the Gods delivers divine delights and a few life lessons for Kay ...

Are you wasting your travel time?

Here’s how you’re wasting time when you travel

Are you wasting your travel time?

Could you be doing better things with your travel time?

Don’t trust TripAdvisor?

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Don’t trust TripAdvisor?

If you’re tired of TripAdvisor’s ranty reviews you need to download this app instead.

Choosing the right travel companion

Choosing the right travel companion

Choosing the right travel companion

Follow the below eight do’s and don’ts to help you find the Minnie to your ...

Five Aussie winter warmers

Noosa

Five Aussie winter warmers

Rather than heading overseas in winter, why not check out these Aussie hot spots?

What is Expedition 196?

Expedition 196

What is Expedition 196?

Cassie DePecol is the very definition of 'worldly' – with the passport to prove it.

Best and worst tourism slogans

world map of tourism slogans

Best and worst tourism slogans

We vote for the world’s best tourism slogans, and then offer some of our own.

How to get a good sleep in a seat

How to get a good sleep in a seat

How to get a good sleep in a seat

Because sleeping in a seat isn't exactly straightforward we’ve got six tips to help.

Does Australia have air marshals?

man with a concealed weapon on a plane

Does Australia have air marshals?

Leon hopes to help Brian get over his post 9/11 fear of flying.

Save up to $1000 per couple

Exclusive sneak peek – save up to $1000 per couple

Save up to $1000 per couple

Let us help save you money on your dream trip to the UK or Europe.

Sleep over and strike a pose

Nude awakening: hotel guests encouraged to get naked

Sleep over and strike a pose

An iconic Australian hotel group is encouraging its guests to get naked.

Don’t travel without this translation app

Don’t travel without this translation app

Don’t travel without this translation app

Menus, street signs, transport information – this app can help you read all of those ...

Kay’s South African Safari

Kay’s life-changing South African safari

Kay’s South African Safari

Kay O’Sullivan shares her life-changing South African Safari experience.

The world’s safest travel destination

The world’s safest travel destination

The world’s safest travel destination

If safety is a factor when choosing where you travel – add this country to ...

First Class on an Economy budget

first class

First Class on an Economy budget

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

Should I rethink my UK trip?

DFAT advice: is it safe to travel to the UK?

Should I rethink my UK trip?

Here’s what DFAT has to say about travelling to the UK.

The world’s best hotel pools

 Tremezzo

The world’s best hotel pools

These 10 pools are arguably the best in the world – from where you’d rather ...

Don’t say these words aloud abroad

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Don’t say these words aloud abroad

You may not want to say these English words aloud when you’re overseas.

Which generation gets it right?

millennial traveller

Which generation gets it right?

These millennials seem to have forgotten the real point of travel.

The best time to book a cruise

woman booking a holiday online

The best time to book a cruise

Gemma wants to know when is the best time to book a cruise.

Three essential apps for group travel

middle aged group tour

Three essential apps for group travel

Three apps to make group travel less painful and more about the good times.

Discover Europe Your Way in 2018

APT budapest

Discover Europe Your Way in 2018

By river, rail road or sea, APT Touring allows you to discover Europe your way.

Turbulence is only going to get worse

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Turbulence is only going to get worse

Bad news for nervous fliers, scientists say plane turbulence is only going to get worse.

Battle of the cities

budapest vs prague

Battle of the cities

Does Prague or Budapest deserve more of your time?

How to pack for a winter weekend away

woman with warm winter jacket up around her face

How to pack for a winter weekend away

Here’s proof it’s possible to keep warm on a winter holiday with only carry-on baggage.

Are you ruining your holiday?

middle aged couple unhappy on holiday

Are you ruining your holiday?

If you’ve ever had a bad holiday, it may well have been your own fault.

Five corny travel experiences

gondola ride

Five corny travel experiences

Are you missing out on the very things that make travel fun?

Planning your next holiday?

Exclusive senior savings on Royal Caribbean cruises

Planning your next holiday?

Exclusive senior savings on South Pacific, New Zealand or Australia cruises.

Ryanair reacts to accordion man

How the Irish deal with ‘troublesome’ passengers

Ryanair reacts to accordion man

No one treats 'troublesome' passengers like the Irish.

Checking in: France’s best hostel

Checking in: France’s best hostel

Checking in: France’s best hostel

It may be the best hostel in France but how does Les Piaules really fare?

Pocket-sized selfie drones

Two selfie drones that fit into your pocket

Pocket-sized selfie drones

Opposed to selfies or strangers taking photos for you? Have a drone do it instead.

Your top 10 sandy shores

wineglass bay

Your top 10 sandy shores

With almost 26,000km of coastline, pinning down the top beach is no mean feat.

Are you a mugger’s dream target?

Ex-mugger tells all: who they target and how they do it

Are you a mugger’s dream target?

Ex-mugger reveals his secrets so you can stay safe in the streets.

Can I afford to go to Stockholm?

Can I afford to go to Stockholm?

Can I afford to go to Stockholm?

Short answer probably not. Long answer below.

Drew’s travel photography tips

Don’t forget to capture the moment

Drew’s travel photography tips

Drew’s top tips will ensure that you capture some truly memorable photos.

Making the most of your travel day

The best way to start your day when travelling

Making the most of your travel day

‘The early bird gets the worm’ has never been truer than when travelling.

Indulge in Margaret River

Indulge yourself in Margaret River

Indulge in Margaret River

There is no better place in Australia to indulge yourself than Margaret River.

Where to see the wildflowers

Western Australia’s wondrous wildflowers

Where to see the wildflowers

Western Australia is home to flowers you just can’t see anywhere else in the world.

Top 10 reasons to visit WA

Top 10 reasons to visit WA

Top 10 reasons to visit WA

If these 10 reasons to visit WA don’t persuade you, maybe free return airfares will.

Best places to see wildlife in WA

The three best places to go wildlife spotting in WA

Best places to see wildlife in WA

West Australia is home to some of the country’s cutest critters.

Top picks in WA for nature lovers

Immerse yourself in WA’s natural beauty

Top picks in WA for nature lovers

Explore the diversity and wonder of WA’s wilderness.

What to expect when visiting WA

What to expect when visiting WA

What to expect when visiting WA

As Australia’s largest state, it’s hardly surprising that WA has so much to offer.

A century of change

Sydney in the 1930s

A century of change

Marvel at photos showing how quickly these major metropoles have grown.

Flowers for Mother’s Day

Flowers for Mother’s Day

Flowers for Mother’s Day

Take in the wildflowers of WA and fly free with AAT Kings.

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.

Belfies are the new selfies

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Belfies are the new selfies

The belfie is taking Instagram feeds by storm.

Two travel wallets in one

Two travel wallets in one

Two travel wallets in one

This new wallet from Kyza offers the best of both worlds when travelling.

You can now Airbnb an island

You can now Airbnb an island

You can now Airbnb an island

Never mind an apartment, you can now Airbnb an island.

The one thing to see in every country

The one thing to see in every country

The one thing to see in every country

How many of these top tourist attractions have you been to during your travels?

How to handle travel anxiety

Woman suffers from flight anxiety

How to handle travel anxiety

Fearful flyers of the world will love these tips for handling flight anxiety.

Airline update: the future of economy

Airline update: the future of economy

Airline update: the future of economy

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

Non-stop London flights on sale

Qantas aircraft in the sky

Non-stop London flights on sale

Qantas' direct Perth to London route could make long-haul travel more appealing.

Are these the best photos in the world?

beautiful image from sony competition best photographs

Are these the best photos in the world?

The Sony World Photography awards are back and, arguably, better than ever.

Awe-inspiring train journeys

Awe-inspiring train journeys

Awe-inspiring train journeys

How many of these train journeys have you taken?

Soon you’ll be able to tour the Titanic

Soon you’ll be able to tour the Titanic

Soon you’ll be able to tour the Titanic

For a hefty price you can put yourself in Rose or Jack’s shoes next year.

Super small travel steam iron

Super small travel steam iron

Super small travel steam iron

Look sharp anywhere in the world with this super small travel steam iron.

Around the world in 19 months

Around the world in 19 months

Around the world in 19 months

She’s travelled to all 196 countries of the world, and has a top 10 list.

Here’s how to travel with jewellery

Here’s how to travel with jewellery

Here’s how to travel with jewellery

Don’t get your necklace in a knot with this precious jewellery case.

What travel taught me in 2016

What travel taught me in 2016

What travel taught me in 2016

With 12 trips in as many months here’s what SJ learned from travelling last year. ...

TripAdvisor’s greatest destination

Beautiful sunset on Bali beach

TripAdvisor’s greatest destination

Travel planning and booking site names Travellers’ Choice Awards winners.

Government’s $427m travel bill

Federal Government's $427 million travel bill

Government’s $427m travel bill

The government travel system bill for 2015–16 totalled $427 million.

The Côte d'Azur’s hidden gem

The Côte d'Azur’s hidden gem

The Côte d'Azur’s hidden gem

There’s Monaco and Nice, but Eze is the real star of the French Riviera.

Go for broke in Broken Hill

Go for broke in Broken Hill

Go for broke in Broken Hill

Why visit Broken Hill? Well, here are five fantastic reasons …

Travel SOS: is a road trip for me?

Will the ‘great Aussie road trip’ be for me?

Travel SOS: is a road trip for me?

Lee Mylne shares some great Aussie road trip resources.

Five European summer schedules

Five European summer schedules

Five European summer schedules

Planning a European summer? We’ve done the hard yards and come up with five itineraries.

Don’t be that traveller

The type of traveller you don’t want to be, or meet on your holiday

Don’t be that traveller

Leon lists nine travellers you don’t want to be, or meet, on your holiday.

Fake news and passenger blues

Devious designs from Emirates and terrible treatment by United

Fake news and passenger blues

Some devious designs from Emirates and terrible treatment of a passenger by United.

Never lose your luggage again

Two smart tags that will ensure your luggage is never lost

Never lose your luggage again

Smart bag tags will ensure that your luggage is never lost.

The future of flying

The future of flying

The future of flying

Have you seen these two new services now available at airports?

The hidden gems of France

The hidden gems of France

The hidden gems of France

There are plenty of tourist-free places in France to be enjoyed.

15 quick and dirty travel tips

woman picking up her bag as she walks out the door

15 quick and dirty travel tips

There’s an art to travelling well.

Cruises: can I try before I buy?

cruise ship docked

Cruises: can I try before I buy?

Larry asks Kay O’Sullivan if he can ‘try before he buys’ a cruise.

Top five holiday fights

The top five disputes travel companions have on holidays

Top five holiday fights

No one likes to admit they fight with their travel companion but they are a ...

Trump wants digital strip searches

Trump’s extreme vetting now includes digital strip searches

Trump wants digital strip searches

The contents of your smartphone could be examined when you enter the US.

Never use a hotel safe again

Never use a hotel safe again

Never use a hotel safe again

Meet Pacsafe’s Travel Safe, saving your valuables from thieving hands wherever you are.

Paella for one

spanish chef serving paella

Paella for one

Why Palma is the perfect place for solo travel, particularly for women travelling alone.

Ten reasons to visit Tasmania

Top 10 reasons to visit Tasmania – and you can fly free with AATKings

Ten reasons to visit Tasmania

If these 10 reasons to visit Tasmania don’t persuade you, maybe free return airfares will.

Costly travel mistakes to avoid

travel money paper planes made out of hundred dollar notes

Costly travel mistakes to avoid

Don’t make these common rookie traveller money mistakes.

Where you should live to be happiest

happy couple

Where you should live to be happiest

One of these 155 countries is happier than the others.

Essential Easter road trip tips

Tips to ensure that you arrive alive this Easter

Essential Easter road trip tips

Our road-trip tips will ensure you arrive alive and in good spirits.

Travel one-way through NZ for $1

Amazing $1 road trip adventure through New Zealand

Travel one-way through NZ for $1

For as little as $1, you can drive from one end of New Zealand to ...

Queensland: still perfect the next

Queensland: still perfect the next day

Queensland: still perfect the next

Don’t let the weather make you fearful: Queensland is still perfect the next day.

What’s the best way to do Europe?

Travel SOS: what’s the best way to ‘do’ Europe?

What’s the best way to do Europe?

Lee Mylne offers Julie advice on the best way to ‘do’ Europe.

This app is your own hotel concierge

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This app is your own hotel concierge

Boutique hotels at the best price? There’s an app for that.

Melbourne hosts 50 top restaurants

The world’s top 50 restaurants are coming to Melbourne

Melbourne hosts 50 top restaurants

This year’s Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is about to get a lot more exciting. ...

Melbourne ‘more fun’ than Sydney

Survey says: Melbourne ‘more fun’ than Sydney

Melbourne ‘more fun’ than Sydney

Time Out surveyed over 20,000 people to discover the ‘most fun’ city in the world.

Every traveller should do …

These five travel goals will make your year a great one.

Every traveller should do …

These five travel goals will make your year a great one.

Ideal destinations by star sign

Diving into water with flippers on holiday

Ideal destinations by star sign

Stuck for travel inspiration? Why not follow the stars?

Breathtaking world wonders

Breathtaking world wonders

Breathtaking world wonders

From Ecuador to India and France, the world is full of amazing places.

The safest countries in the world

Safety ranked globe

The safest countries in the world

The safest countries in the world – as rated by the Global Peace Index.

The best seat for nervous flyers

Not a fan of flying? Here’s where to sit to get the smoothest ride on your next flight.

The best seat for nervous flyers

Not a fan of flying? Here’s where to sit to get the smoothest ride on ...

Travel insider: Lake Titicaca

Sea dog Carlos Saavedra shares why he loves Lake Titicaca

Travel insider: Lake Titicaca

We asked Carlos Saavedra why he loves Lake Titicaca and why you might fall for ...

Don’t miss Melbourne’s Flower Show

Don’t miss Melbourne’s Flower Show

Don’t miss Melbourne’s Flower Show

Don’t miss the 2017 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show.

Max’s cut-price comedy cruise

Just cruisin’ & laughin’ on a ship of comics

Max’s cut-price comedy cruise

Max and Jenny Williams take a Scoopon comedy cruise.

The answer to your transfer prayers

Have you heard of Hoppa? If not, you’re probably doing transfers all wrong.

The answer to your transfer prayers

Have you heard of Hoppa? If not, you’re probably doing transfers all wrong.

UK and USA impose travel restrictions

Travel restrictions when travelling with electronics

UK and USA impose travel restrictions

If you’re heading overseas, you need to be aware of these new travel restrictions.

Stay like a student and save

Beautiful Keble College is one of many universitys where you can stay inexpensively

Stay like a student and save

The next time you travel, why not try a university stay to keep costs lower?

Three deserted island getaways

Want that Blue Lagoon feeling? Try these dirt-cheap deserted island getaways

Three deserted island getaways

Three deserted tropical island getaways for the more independent traveller.

London attack concerns us all

Worldwide concern over attack in London

London attack concerns us all

The attack in London naturally leads us to think of those we know in the ...

How do you join the mile-high club?

If joining the mile-high club is on your bucket list, here’s how to do it

How do you join the mile-high club?

Have you ever wanted to know how to join the mile-high club?

A splash of colour for Brisbane

Brisbane’s most fun and affordable hotel

A splash of colour for Brisbane

Fun is guaranteed at The Johnson Art Series hotel in Brisbane.

Travel through Europe for free

Train travelling through beautiful european countryside

Travel through Europe for free

Rail Europe releases its list of free and discounted travel deals around Europe.

The carry-on that won’t crush clothes

The carry-on that won’t crush your clothes

The carry-on that won’t crush clothes

A carry-on suitcase that allows you to transport your clothes without crushing them.

Planning a European river cruise

Travel SOS: planning a European river cruise

Planning a European river cruise

Jennie needs help with the how, when, where and what of planning a river cruise.

The best hostels in the world

The best hostels in the world

The best hostels in the world

These hostels prove that you don’t have to fork out hotel prices to get a ...

Do maids go through your stuff?

hotel maid cleaning a room

Do maids go through your stuff?

Overall, hotel staff are quite honest, but there are some criminal-minded maids about.

Don’t fall into this flight booking trap

Don’t fall into this flight booking trap

Don’t fall into this flight booking trap

Some sneaky airlines will sting you with unexpected costs. Here’s how to avoid them.

Masterpieces you may have missed

Tom Neal Tacker talks overlooked art masterpieces

Masterpieces you may have missed

Tom Neal Tacker shares his favourite European masterpieces – sans crowds.

How to meet a Kiwi

holding a baby kiwi bird in new zealand

How to meet a Kiwi

Get up close and personal with a Kiwi – and save 10 per cent on ...

The must-have app for solo travel

The-must have safety app for solo travellers

The must-have app for solo travel

Love travelling solo but worried about your safety? There’s an app for that.

Tips to combat pre-flight nerves

Passengers sitting calmly on a plane

Tips to combat pre-flight nerves

Make your plane journey more comfortable with these pre-flight tips.

Be part of the Comm Games action

Would you like to be part of the Queen’s Baton Relay?

Be part of the Comm Games action

Nominate or be nominated to carry the Queen’s baton around Australia.

Dealing with a dead body mid-air

Dealing with a dead body mid-air

Dealing with a dead body mid-air

What goes on behind the scenes on an aircraft is simply fascinating.

Which country is the best?

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Which country is the best?

Canada has been ranked the second-best country in the world.

Don't book these plane seats

Want a happy, comfy flight? Then avoid these seats …

Don't book these plane seats

Ensure a happier holiday by avoiding these plane seats.

Inside the Harry Potter hotel

The Harry Potter hotel of your dreams

Inside the Harry Potter hotel

In case you missed it, there’s a Harry Potter hotel in London.

Five best in Budapest

Five best in Budapest

Five best in Budapest

Kaye chats about the good, 'bad' and beautiful in Budapest.

Meet the beer named Betsy

Cathay Pacific brews the world’s first high-altitude beer

Meet the beer named Betsy

Meet a brew named Betsy – the world's first beer made for drinking at 35,000 ...

Which passport should I use?

Travel SOS: which passport should a dual citizen use?

Which passport should I use?

Mary wants to know the protocols for using her two passports.

The best ski and sports travel bag

The best ski and sports travel bag

The best ski and sports travel bag

Calling all adventurers, we’ve found the perfect travel bag for you.

Join ‘Elvis’ on the high seas

Cruise the South Pacific with Elvis

Join ‘Elvis’ on the high seas

If you love Elvis, then this cruise is definitely for you.

$238 two-night St Kilda hotel stay

Sunrise at kiosk on St Kilda Pier in Melbourne

$238 two-night St Kilda hotel stay

Soak up the last of the warm days, staying at St Kilda’s Cosmopolitan Hotel.

10 things cabin crew hate about you

Ten things you can do to make enemies with your cabin crew

10 things cabin crew hate about you

Here are 10 passenger faux pas that will make you an enemy of your cabin ...

Five reasons the NT is so much fun

Henley Regatta in the NT

Five reasons the NT is so much fun

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

Luxury in the remote outback

Group enjoying dinner in a luxurious Uluru setting

Luxury in the remote outback

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

What not to do where

What not to do where

What not to do where

While there’s no shortage of what to do when it comes to travel, do you ...

Australia’s funniest place names

eggs and bacon bay road sign

Australia’s funniest place names

Here’s a list of just some of Australia’s quirkiest place names.

World’s best boutique hotels

World’s best boutique hotels

World’s best boutique hotels

Ready for some armchair travel? Here are the top 12 boutique hotels in the world.

The essence of the Outback

Five journeys that capture the essence of the Outback

The essence of the Outback

Travel writer Robert Upe has just made it easier for you to see the best ...

Riding the Indian Pacific

Travel SOS: riding the rails on the Indian Pacific

Riding the Indian Pacific

What do you do over four days on the Indian Pacific?

Your carry-on is missing this kit

Your carry-on is missing this kit

Your carry-on is missing this kit

If you like cocktails and flying this kit was made for you.

Airline Update: February 2017

Airline Update: what’s happening in the air and on the ground this week

Airline Update: February 2017

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

Saving for a holiday

Saving coins in a jar for travel with minature aeroplane

Saving for a holiday

We thought we’d come up with a few ideas on saving for your holiday.

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.

Carnival’s rather naughty cruise ad

Carnival Cruise Lines' cheeky new cruise advert

Carnival’s rather naughty cruise ad

The new advertisement from Carnival Cruise Lines is more than a little cheeky.

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 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.

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.

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

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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

beautiful airbnb cave

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

Amelia_Henry_VIII_selfie

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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

Holiday fitness concept running shoes and ipod

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

kid with his backpack on sits on a pier looking at boats

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

air canada airplane

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.

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.

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

girls wearing backpacks in a range of colours

The only travel backpack you need

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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

exterior view of st pancras renaissance hotel london

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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!

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.

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?

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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

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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

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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