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Where in the world would you rather be? Discover travel ideas and inspiration with stories from our Travel Experts. With new articles every day, you'll never run out of ideas!

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

Get This, Skip The Customs Queue

Travellers stuck in the recent strike action at Australia’s international airports over 10 days from September 21 will know the pain of collecting your baggage only to be stuck in a winding queue to clear customs. Whether you had something to declare or not, a speedy exit home after your ... Continue Reading

Four Things To Know Before You Go To Venice

The beautiful canal-laden city of Venice is an absolute delight to explore. Literally rising out of the water, its unique location makes it unlike any other Italian city. Here are four things every first-time visitor to Venice needs to know. Boating is a way of life We’ve all heard about ... Continue Reading

Club Med: The Hallmark Of Happiness

Club Med’s founder, Gerard Blitz lived by a pretty good philosophy: “The aim in life is to be happy, the time to be happy is now and the place to be happy is here." With 80 resorts worldwide from the balmy tropical climes of Southeast Asia to snow-dusted peaks of Mont Blanc, each resort ... Continue Reading

Virgin Releases New Melbourne Fares For AFL Grand Final

Virgin Australia has released additional fares from Perth to Melbourne for the AFL grand final weekend. Flight Centre has seen a surge in airfare bookings for the weekend for both Melbourne and Sydney ahead of the AFL and NRL grand finals, but none more so than for the Perth to Melbourne ... Continue Reading

Africa’s Mediterranean Coast

It may not be the most obvious choice when planning a seaside escape, but Africa offers beach holidays with a difference if you're willing to explore outside your comfort zone. Journey north to the countries skirted by the Mediterranean Sea to soak in the African sunshine at your choice of ... Continue Reading

What Happens When A Town Turns Full Turtle

"The turtles are coming! The turtles are coming!" Like clockwork each year, the central Queensland town of Bundaberg turns turtle. About 15 minutes from downtown Bundy, the coastal hub of Mon Repos lays out the sandy welcome mat for Loggerhead, Flatback and Green turtles each November. In the ... Continue Reading

5 European Cities To Visit This Year

Visiting a European city is a great way to learn, relax and explore as an avid traveller. With so much variety in culture, history and sights across the continent, you can enjoy an enriching journey without needing to venture far. For those who prefer adventure, city sightseeing and thrills, ... Continue Reading