Aug 29 2014

The Top 5 Reasons To Visit Germany

Mike Tuckerman

Germany gets a bad rap in some quarters. Its residents are unfriendly and the language harsh, should you choose to believe the stereotypes. In reality, Germany is a vibrant destination teeming with some of Europe’s most exciting cities, eye-catching scenery and enough cultural pursuits … Continue reading

Aug 28 2014

Local Love: 5 Western Australia Wonders

Flight Centre's Guest Bloggers

We’ve seen some must-visit spots in Melbourne and perused a few of Sydney’s most iconic sights. This time in our “Local Love” series we look to the far reaches of Western Australia and ask WA photographer Paul Pichugin for his five favourite places across the … Continue reading

Aug 27 2014

4 Remarkable Adventure Travel Experiences

Ben Stower

Here’s a little thing about travel: only you decide how far you’re willing to go to make each experience unique and memorable. You can book the holiday, take the flights, but still choose the ‘safe’ confines of Western comforts for the remainder of your … Continue reading

Aug 26 2014

Electronic Devices Now Approved Gate-To-Gate On Virgin Australia & Qantas Domestic Flights

Jason Dutton-Smith

Flying domestically in Australia has reached new heights today, with the latest announcement from CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) authorising the use of personal electronic devices from the time of boarding to the time of disembarkation. Simply put, you can now use your phones, … Continue reading

Aug 25 2014

Set Your Soul On Fire At Burning Man Festival

Ashton Rigg

Do you dream of getting off the grid? Letting your cares and your Smartphone fall by the wayside? This is what Nevada’s annual Burning Man Festival offers – escape, if only for seven short days. Some call Burning Man the epitome of arts and … Continue reading

Aug 24 2014

Dive into Fiji’s Underwater Worlds

Marina Barbaro

The waters of Fiji will beckon you with sparkling sapphire brilliance and the promise of underwater delights. It’s a diver’s paradise with an array of options on hand. If it’s an easy dive or a quick snorkel you want, you won’t have to travel … Continue reading

Aug 23 2014

Hop Into These British Columbia Hot Springs

Annisa Dharma

British Columbia (BC) is home to some of the most beautiful hot springs in the Northern Hemisphere. From mineral baths and thermal caverns to cold plunge pools and saunas, the Canadian province’s hot springs are a local treasure. With some located only an hour … Continue reading

Aug 22 2014

Local Love: 5 New South Wales Sights to Savour

Flight Centre's Guest Bloggers

Are you loving our Local Love series? After seeing some Victorian highlights from the eyes of a local Melbournite, this time we venture north to New South Wales to glimpse the state as seen by Sydney-based photographer Taylah Nilsson. From the iconic sails of … Continue reading

Aug 21 2014

Less Predictable Italian Summer Holidays

Rachel Surgeoner

When my friends and I arrived in Polignano a Mare for an Italian summer holiday, we found ourselves living the dream in a charming sleepy seaside village where Italians come to holiday – not pale English tourists! Every deli, restaurant and gelataria was surprised … Continue reading

Aug 20 2014

3-Day Guides For Your Next Long Weekend

Ashton Rigg

The second half of our calendar year may not be teeming with public holidays, but there are still a few golden opportunities to take an RDO. Australian’s favourite holiday hubs are more than ready to keep you busy for a few days at a … Continue reading

Aug 19 2014

Say ‘Bonjour’ To Montreal

Mike Tuckerman

With its picturesque location on the confluence of the Saint Lawrence and Ottawa rivers, you could be forgiven for thinking that Montreal is a pretty riverfront city just like any other. Yet this prominent Canadian city is especially distinctive for another reason – it’s … Continue reading

Aug 18 2014

See The Top End The James Bond Way With Outback Wrangler Matt Wright

Rachel Surgeoner

A hoard of ‘Flighties’ (Flight Centre employees) were recently let loose on the Northern Territory to explore the wonders of our sunburnt land. One of the unanimous highlights for many was spending half a day at Matt Wright’s Outback Floatplane Adventures. You might recognise … Continue reading

Aug 17 2014

A Practical Guide To Canada’s 10 Provinces

Rowena Ryan

As the second-largest country in the world, Canada is incredibly diverse. Its landscape ranges from dramatic mountains to the flats of the prairies, so how do you know where to go when there’s so much choice? Here is a practical guide to Canada’s 10 … Continue reading

Aug 16 2014

What’s On The Horizon For P&O Cruises In 2015?

Lucy Sutton

If your bucket list includes setting sail on a luxurious cruise (and whose doesn’t?), P&O Cruises’ 2015-16 season is well worth a look. Whether you have a few weeks to spare or just a few days, there’s bound to be a P&O cruise that’s … Continue reading

Aug 15 2014

Fairytale Locations: 5 Places That Helped Inspire Disney Movies

Ben Stower

The magic of Disney and Disney-Pixar films has been felt across generations, but where do these incredibly creative people source some of the inspiration for their movies? From the world’s equally majestic natural and man-made places, of course. Travelling the world to seek out … Continue reading

Aug 14 2014

What You Need To Know About Travel Insurance

Kellie Carty

Snowboarding, skiing and scooter-ing are just a few of the most common accidents that can result in hefty medical bills and hit your back pocket without the proper insurance coverage. Across the board at Cover-More, medical expenses are the most common and most expensive … Continue reading

Aug 13 2014

A First Timer’s Guide To Malaysia

Annisa Dharma

Malaysia is a world of dualities – contemporary urban skyscrapers and traditional longhouse villages, concrete playgrounds and wild rainforests, colourful jungle tribes and vibrant city folk, mountainous granite peaks and clear blue beaches. It is two countries in one, split in half by the … Continue reading

Aug 12 2014

Local Love: Top 5 Melbourne Must-Visits

Flight Centre's Guest Bloggers

Local Melbournite and self-confessed suburb wanderer Tom Wuthipol Uj has spent a lot of time scouring the city and its surrounds, curating images for his project “Melbourne Brought Me Here”. Tom’s photographic journey showcases all the best bits of Melbourne, including those off the … Continue reading

Aug 11 2014

Double Your Fun With A Double Dip Holiday

Rachel Surgeoner

Everybody loves a 2-for-1, and we here at Flight Centre are no different. That’s why we’re bringing you our almost-too-good-to-be-true Double Dip Holiday deal: two destinations in the one holiday without doubling the cost! With our Double Dip Holidays, accommodation is included in the … Continue reading

Aug 10 2014

Hong Kong’s Moonlit Mid-Autumn Magic

Kasey Clark

A trip to lively, multicultural Hong Kong is a festival in itself, but when Asia’s so-called World City stages its annual Mid-Autumn Festival, it’s truly something special. This vibrant celebration – held this year on September 8 – is a veritable feast for the … Continue reading