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Family Holiday In Namibia: Digital Detox In The Sand Dunes

There was a moment, as we came in to land at Windhoek airport and gazed out of the window at mile after mile of nothing stretching to the horizon, when I wondered what on earth we were doing there. Namibia is a long way away, nobody flies there direct from London and it’s a very big country ... Continue Reading

Tracking Primates In Uganda

Our van trundles along the sun-baked track into Kibale National Park, passing through clouds of butterflies that flit around the verge and disappear into the dense forest. Once we arrive at Kibale Primate Lodge, I'm told the butterflies signify the arrival of the dry season. This is good news ... Continue Reading

8 Apps Every Traveller Should Use

"There's an app for that." This might be the most infuriating sentence of the 21st century. Of course there's an app. That doesn't mean I want to use it or even know it exists. Maybe I prefer unnecessary tribulations. Sarcasm. Does it work in writing? I'm not convinced, but there's ... Continue Reading

An Endless Summer In New Caledonia

“Don't bother to get off the ship,” a couple of my fellow frequent cruisers counselled. “Wait for the island stops.” It wasn't the most auspicious introduction to the New Caledonia capital, but I wasn't deterred.  I’d left Sydney Harbour on a chilly 17-degree August day and sailed ... Continue Reading

Fishing For Compliments In Samoa

Anthony, my guide, was like a chunk of granite in flip-flops. There seemed to be a great many chunks of granite flip-flopping their way through the streets of the capital, Apia. I could have thrown a rope with my eyes shut and lassoed somebody more than capable of pushing a grand piano up a ... Continue Reading

What’s New For Skiing In North America?

The (literally) biggest North American news is the linking of Park City and Canyons in Utah to form the largest ski area in America, with over 2,050 hectares of skiable terrain. Park City Mountain Resort knocks Big Sky, Montana (2,350 hectares) off the number-one spot it had only held since ... Continue Reading

Rio’s Downtown Retains Forgotten History

For most visitors to Rio de Janeiro, and even for many residents, the city's historic centre is a blur, a canyonland of office towers punctuated by the odd colonial-era church — all to be glimpsed through cab windows en route to the beach. But the downtown area, known in Portuguese as "Centr... Continue Reading

Celebrity Traveller: Hockeyroos’ Goalkeeper Rachael Lynch

Rachael Lynch is Australia’s star goalkeeper for the Hockeyroos. After making her debut in 2006 at the Champions Trophy tournament in the Netherlands, Lynch has become a regular feature in the Hockeyroos side. The Aussie 'gatekeeper' was instrumental in helping her team through to the World ... Continue Reading

African Escapes: Madagascar & Mauritius

Africa's appeal reaches from the mainland across the Indian Ocean to the expansive island of Madagascar and the petite Mauritius. Those who explore the region deeper are likely to encounter even more incredible sights and experiences. If you're seeking shipwreck diving, beachside luxury, ... Continue Reading

How To Visit The Real Morocco With Children

"Only seven?” queried my daughter, astonished. “Yes, Fatima,” confirmed our guide Halifa, using the nickname my daughter had acquired. “Seven a day is all you need, that’s how the Berbers survive in the desert.” I looked away sheepishly. Not only had we already exceeded our daily ... Continue Reading

Is Tiree A Surfer’s Paradise?

The solitude was almost eerie as I paddled further into the clear water. A breeze whipped my hair and the sea lapped gently against my board. Then I spotted a whiskered old boy bobbing around, watching me from just a few feet away. His bald head, half-submerged in the ripples, glinted in the ... Continue Reading

Europe: Busabout Style

My post-university plans were quite simple – travel. The nine-to-five slog could wait. It was time to let loose and see what real life was all about. Enter Busabout. On a gap year in Europe, I wanted to build my own adventure, but still have the added safety net of being with those in the ... Continue Reading

Performer Todd McKenney Talks Travel

TV personality, stage star, actor, radio host - Todd McKenney knows showbiz from every angle. A household name in Australia, this former ballroom and Latin American dancing champ first found fame after starring in Baz Luhrmann’s 1992 global big screen smash, Strictly Ballroom. But it was ... Continue Reading

8 Former Homes Of Writers & Poets In The UK

The former home of John Fowles, author of The French Lieutenant’s Woman, has recently become a holiday apartment. Now guests can stay where the author penned his famous novel. Where else in the United Kingdom can you visit the homes of the great writers and poets? Joanna Symons highlights ... Continue Reading

Heart-Melting African Safari

Africa is one of those destinations that gets under your skin. It’s near impossible to leave unmoved by its magic, as I discovered earlier this year in Botswana and Zimbabwe. My African odyssey comprised three unforgettable destinations: Victoria Falls, the Okavango Delta, and Chobe National ... Continue Reading

Halloween Spookiness In The USA

Escape rooms, zombie fights and carnival sideshow freaks are a few of the themes popping up at this year's Halloween attractions. But if you're not up for extreme frights offered by hard-core haunted houses and night-time theme park events, there are lots of low-key alternatives, with some ... Continue Reading

10 Best Temples In Bali

Balinese culture revolves heavily around centuries-old Hindu beliefs, with thousands of temples dotted around this picturesque tropical island. The ‘pura’ – or temples – come in all shapes and sizes, making them a must-see on any trip to Bali. Here's a list of the top 10 temples that ... Continue Reading

Hidden Journeys With Trafalgar

Often, the most captivating destination is the one that is just that little bit harder to reach. A place unknown to most travellers, or at the very least, a place you can discover and experience with fewer crowds. While getting off the beaten track generally doesn't come to mind with a guided ... Continue Reading

Flight Centre’s Travel ideas Magazine Among Australia’s Best

Flight Centre's Travel ideas magazine has been named as a finalist for Custom Magazine of the Year in the 2015 Mumbrella Publish Awards. For close to two decades, the Publish Awards have recognised the best in print and digital publishing across Australia. The first three editions of Travel ... Continue Reading

Top 10 Most Read Blogs In September

Every day we post stories on destinations that inspire us, breaking travel news, tips for getting the most out of your holiday and personal accounts of our own adventures. So what exactly have our readers been most interested in during the month of September? Here’s a list of Flight Centre’s ... Continue Reading