Apr 21 2015

Celebrity Chef Mario Batali On Travel & Food

Jim Benning

Mario Batali is best known for his award-winning restaurants, his popular US food show The Chew and his trademark, can’t-miss footwear: bright orange Crocs. But the 54-year-old chef is also an inveterate traveller. He moved to Spain as a teenager, studied cooking in London … Continue reading

Apr 21 2015

Are Escape Games The Next Worldwide Craze?

Will Coldwell

There are worse things that can happen on a city break than getting locked in a room, I tell myself, as I frantically try to piece together a grid of pattern-covered squares, hoping it will reveal the code to the last combination lock. George … Continue reading

Apr 21 2015

The Golden Age Of Travel

Steve Gibbons

You are forgiven in advance for wondering what on earth William Shakespeare and Graham ‘Skroo’ Turner have in common. Yes, they are both recognised as preeminent in their line of work, but a 16th-Century playwright and the CEO of Flight Centre? “The Golden Age … Continue reading

Apr 21 2015

Iconic Flash Mobs Locations

Rachel Surgeoner

Still waiting for the day when you stumble across a flash mob doing an amazing choreographed performance? Find yourself loitering around in airports, train stations and world-famous locations waiting for one to happen? Here’s a roundup of some of the most famous airport, train … Continue reading

Apr 21 2015

11 Hidden Secrets Of Tropical North Queensland

Fiona Harper

Famous for where two World Heritage icons collide (the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest), Tropical North Queensland has countless charms. Here are eleven little known things you probably haven’t heard of. Francophiles rejoice Le Crouton café and bakery doesn’t have a Facebook page, an Instagram … Continue reading

Apr 21 2015

Thrills & Serenity During Summer In Queenstown

Craig Tansley

From out of the open door of a tiny propeller plane at 12,000 feet (3,657 metres) it’s the lake …  Lake Wakatipu …  that my eyes gravitate to: a gigantic milky-jade-coloured glacier-fed water way that meanders between spectacular, sharp-edged mountain ranges. At this height … Continue reading

Apr 20 2015

10 Things To Prepare You For Space Travel

Daniel Schwartz

Now in the ‘golden age’ of travel, most of us have been to at least one other country. However, there’s still one frontier that’s yet to be opened up to commercial exploration: Space. But commercial space travel will be here in the blink of an … Continue reading

Apr 20 2015

Top 6 Hotels For Travelling Musos

Chloe Hamilton

For those who like to travel with a six-string slung over their shoulder, there are a few hotels around the world that are specially designed to house you within their musically charged walls. Chloe Hamilton has scoured the earth to bring you the Top … Continue reading

Apr 20 2015

Sightseeing Highlights In Kuala Lumpur

Ellie Fazan

For an Asian city, Kuala Lumpur is by no means old – a town carved out of virgin jungle in the mid-19th Century by Chinese and Malaysian tin miners. The British wasted no time in putting their mark on it when they arrived in Malaysia … Continue reading

Apr 20 2015

Special Delivery

Jordan Chong

The Henri Ziegler Delivery Centre in the French city of Toulouse has the look and feel of a normal, functioning airport terminal. There are check-in desks arranged in a row on one side, while flight information display screens show upcoming departures. On this clear, … Continue reading

Apr 20 2015

Here’s What You Can Rightfully Pinch From Your Hotel Room

Ashton Rigg

They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch but, when it comes to hotels, we want to have our complementary coffee pods and drink them too! Slip that plastic key into the door and suddenly self-respecting people become obsessed with tiny bottles of conditioner and wafer-thin … Continue reading

Apr 20 2015

TNQ Snapshots From Lifestyle Blogger ‘Elsas Wholesome Life’

Flight Centre's Guest Bloggers

“I expected it to be an adventure,” says Ellie Bullen of her recent escapades in Tropical North Queensland. “Especially because my sister had been exploring there for a few months and could take me to all the awesome spots!” “TNQ is as the name … Continue reading

Apr 19 2015

Walking The Nile

Chloe Hamilton

Levison Wood is an explorer who spent nine months last year walking along the Nile in Africa. Far from your typical holiday experience, Levison’s journey included meeting fascinating locals, eating bush rat and pigeons and turning down an offer to have a house built for … Continue reading

Apr 19 2015

Insider Tips For Scoring A Box Seat

David Flynn

Whether you are flying for just a few hours within Australia or setting off on the long trek to London, a good seat on the plane can make all the difference. The good news – or the bad, depending on how you look at … Continue reading

Apr 19 2015

Ditch Regular Runs For Off-Piste Terrain In Thredbo

Jim Darby

Skiing offers so much – discovery, adventure, and freedom; the might and mystery of the mountains. You might think, in an age of roped boundaries, personal GPS systems and mobile phones, the adventure has all but disappeared. Not so. Thredbo to Dead Horse Gap … Continue reading

Apr 19 2015

A World In Bloom

Anna Howard

Roses are red, Violets are blue, Winter in Australia is starting to brew. Peonies are pink, Petunias are white, But these northern flower festivals are looking quite bright! ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… RHS Chelsea Flower Show ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… In bloom from 19-23 May The countdown is on for … Continue reading

Apr 19 2015

Bangkok & Beyond – One Thai City Just Won’t Suffice

Lee Cobaj

Here I am, clinging to the back of a motorbike taxi as my smiling driver cuts through the honking traffic and shoots through the parking bay of an office block to skim a traffic-clogged corner – waving at a surprised security guard as he … Continue reading

Apr 18 2015

Lightning Strikes In Venezuela

Alasdair Baverstock

Anyone who hides under the doona during a thunderstorm should look away now, but those who love the theatre and excitement of a good bout of thunder and lightning should consider visiting one spot in South America, if they ever pass that way. South America’s … Continue reading

Apr 18 2015

Little Simz’s Guide To London’s Nightlife

Will Coldwell

Will Coldwell recently sat down with English rapper, musician, singer and actress Little Simz to get the lowdown on London’s nightlife. With a new EP, AGE 101: DROP 4, coming soon, Little Simz took some time away from the recording studio to share her favourite London … Continue reading

Apr 18 2015

Majesty Of The Northern Lights

Sarah Nicholson

It’s the middle of the night and I’m gazing at a sky heavy with stars sparkling like tiny searchlights. I’ve been waiting an hour for the mystical Northern Lights to appear and I’m beginning to fear disappointment when a subtle swirl of silver appears … Continue reading