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Cheap destinations for solo travel

Cheap destinations for solo travel

Cheap destinations for solo travel

Travelling alone means placing a serious emphasis on safety and affordability.

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Be careful what you ask for

Be careful what you ask for

Be careful what you ask for

A seemingly harmless request ends up in a hilarious internet ‘chain mail’ of funny photoshopped ...

Google to reimburse flights

Google to reimburse flights

Google to reimburse flights

‘Price guarantee is only available for flights for which we’re confident that the price won’t ...

World’s friendliest cities

World’s friendliest cities

World’s friendliest cities

Big 7 surveyed more than 1.5 million people to find the friendliest places on the ...

Flight ban on Apple devices

Flight ban on Apple devices

Flight ban on Apple devices

How do you know if your MacBook Pro is the exploding kind?

How good is Scoot?

How good is Scoot?

How good is Scoot?

Has this young budget airline just flown its competitors out of the sky?

Best travel bag organisers

Best travel bag organisers

Best travel bag organisers

If you’re serious about staying compact and organised when you travel, then these are the ...

Travel Deals

Budget South America tours

Nine budget South American overland tours for the more intrepid traveller.

Get ‘On The Go’

Free ferries to Kangaroo Island

Explore KI with your caravan or camper trailer and enjoy free passenger ferry fares.

Tick the island off your list

Solo cruising made affordable

Coral Expeditions is expanding its solo traveller program.

Fun for solo cruisers

Cruising

The best way to see the Kimberley

It’s not too late to book your 2019 Kimberley cruise, and first-time guests can save $1400 on selected 2019 and 2020 departures.

Coral can take you there

Cruise boss tells all

Imagine putting together six different seasons for a fleet of ships cruising around the world.

Mission possible

Avalon redefines river cruising

If a river cruise is on your wish list, look no further than Avalon Waterways as your host.

Which cruise are you?

Coach Tours

A truly unforgettable experience

APT ensures the best experience of the great Australian Outback.

Save up to $1200

Guided Tassie holiday from $2850

If Tasmania is on your must-do list, this journey offers the ideal introduction.

Touring Tassie

Fly free to New Zealand

Experience the splendour of New Zealand from north to south.

Fly Free!

Rail Tours

Best Latin American rail journeys

Nine rail tours that take in all the very best that Latin America has to offer.

Choo, choo, choose one

A journey through the clouds

A video that takes you through some of Canada’s most remote and stunning vistas.

Travel Vision

Seeing Spain for a steal

Seeing Spain by train makes this already affordable country even cheaper.

The train in Spain

Solo Travel

Cheap destinations for solo travel

Travelling alone means placing a serious emphasis on safety and affordability.

Going solo

Solo cruising made affordable

Coral Expeditions is expanding its solo traveller program.

Fun for solo cruisers

Travel companies for singles?

Travelling alone is never easy, but there are companies that try to ease the burden.

Solo solutions

Destinations

World’s friendliest cities

Big 7 surveyed more than 1.5 million people to find the friendliest places on the planet.

Friendly face of Australia

Eight dark tourism destinations

Why do dark tourism sites draw millions of tourists every year?

More than just ‘macabre’

Most popular spot for Aussie tourists

Where to go and when to see more and save.

Rising in popularity

Tours & Trips

Delhi belly and Moroccan movements

Max Williams literally painted the town brown.

It isn’t pretty …

Meet the Captain

Ever wanted to meet a real life sea captain? You can on the Reef Endeavour.

‘Call me Ian’

Whale of a time in the Whitsundays

Jodi Clark shares her Whitsundays whale experience.

What an adventure!

Travelling On A Budget

Bad news for Aussie travellers

Travel prices within Australia set to rise by almost double the global average.

Start planning

Are the ‘frills’ worth it?

Expert compares costs of flights on major airlines with budget airlines.

Premium vs budget

What is ‘skiplagging’?

Why some cheeky travellers miss flights on purpose.

Cheap trick

Resources

Is your hotel really clean?

Travel pro offers a simple tip to indicate whether or not your hotel room is clean.

Pro hotel tips

Seven hotel tips to save you money

Seven hacks that can help save you money and avoid additional hotel fees.

Hotels hacked

Slang dictionary for travellers

No more miscommunications or outdated formalities. Talk like a local with this tool.

Travel talk

Seniors Travel Insurance

How to save on travel insurance

Smartraveler and CHOICE share tips for saving money on travel insurance.

More cover for less

Smartraveller’s tips for safe sailing

Our friends at Smartraveller share their top tips for safe sailing.

Sail away safely

Medical mishaps more likely

Australian travellers urged to be vigilant of health while on holiday.

Mind how you go

Travel Q&A

Carry-on luggage and personal items

Pauline wants to know exactly how much luggage she can take on board her next flight.

Packing problems

‘Will my souvenir get me in strife?’

Margaret is going to Bali soon and is worried about bring back souvenirs.

Safe souvenirs

Which is the best seat on a plane?

Phillip is going on his first international flight and wants to know which seat is best.

Which is best?

Self-drive holidays

Self-drive holidays in New Zealand

Paul and his wife are planning a self-drive holiday around NZ and want some advice.

South to north

Queensland Outback bouncing back

Queenslanders ravaged by hard times look to bounce back at the Winton Outback Festival.

Get Outback!

Three-day Barossa foodie itinerary

Ask about Australia’s favourite wine region and most people will say the Barossa.

Food and wine lovers’ delight

Travel News

Google to reimburse flights

‘Price guarantee is only available for flights for which we’re confident that the price won’t drop,’ says Google.

Google’s fare deal

Bad news for Aussie travellers

Travel prices within Australia set to rise by almost double the global average.

Start planning

Countries with the best healthcare

Report reveals the best healthcare systems around the world.

Where’s best for health?

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