Dec 18 2014

Don’t Let Extra Baggage Slow You Down

Kellie Carty

Every Christmas, travellers run the risk of getting caught out with excess baggage charges and penalty rates that can potentially add hundreds of dollars to the cost of your air travel. Across all airlines, the amount of baggage you can check in or carry … Continue reading

Dec 18 2014

Qantas Opens Brand New First Class Lounge In Los Angeles

James Gregory Wilkinson

Qantas has debuted its new First Class Lounge inside the new $2 billion Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) today (Dec 18) and the result is a facility that’s on par with the airline’s flagship lounges in Sydney and Melbourne. … Continue reading

Dec 18 2014

Honey I Forgot To Book A Holiday For The Kids!

Tara Young

Got caught up with working like a demon for 2014 and have the Christmas Holidays upon you with nothing booked to keep the kids occupied!? Fear not as there are a whole lot of options still available that won’t have  you scrambling  for passports … Continue reading

Dec 18 2014

10 Best Cities For A Literary Pilgrimage

Steve McKenna

One of the great things about travelling is that it gives you time to do stuff you don’t always get to do at home: such as reading loads of books! All those hours spent on trains, planes and buses fly by when you’ve got … Continue reading

Dec 18 2014

How To Choose Your Cruise Cabin

Flight Centre's Guest Bloggers

Your home away from home has to be impeccable, so choosing the right cabin is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when booking a cruise Inside cabins If you’re working with a budget, the cabins located in the internal section of the … Continue reading

Dec 17 2014

From Bondi To Berlin: Top Festive Season Holidays

Kellie Carty

The world around us is celebrating and there’s no reason you can’t celebrate with it. From the white sands of a Bondi Christmas to the snowflakes falling in Berlin, consider this round-up of five festive season holidays bound to get you in the Christmas … Continue reading

Dec 17 2014

Dip Into Luxury At Jupiters’ New Rooftop Pool

Ashton Rigg

With Queensland already sweltering just two weeks into summer, the announcement that a new poolside oasis is set to make a splash on the Gold Coast is refreshing news. The sunlounger pillows have been plumped and spas brought to the bubble, as the lavish … Continue reading

Dec 17 2014

Jetstar Announce Cairns To Bali Non Stop Flights

Jason Dutton-Smith

Jetstar just announced an expansion of their Cairns base this morning with new non-stop flights from the Tropical North Queensland gateway of Cairns to Denpasar, Bali. Utilising a narrow-body A320 aircraft with 180 leather seats, the new route will operate thrice weekly services from 31 … Continue reading

Dec 17 2014

A Family Guide To Australia’s Best Theme Parks

Anna Howard

With school holidays fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about activities to keep the kids entertained during the break. Plan your summer visit to Australia’s best theme parks with our handy guide. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Dreamworld – Gold Coast ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Perfect for all ages, Dreamworld has a … Continue reading

Dec 17 2014

The Westlander Still Has It

John Wright

Ipswich Station, Tuesday 8.00pm. There’s not a lot going on in Ipswich, Queensland, on a Tuesday night… even less at the station. After the commuter traffic, the destination boards show only the times of the last trains to Rosewood and, bright and incongruous against … Continue reading

Dec 16 2014

Garuda Indonesia Score Skytrax’s Highest 5-Star Rating

Jason Dutton-Smith

Garuda Indonesia has been welcomed as the newest member of the elite 5-star airline club awarded by Skytrax. the world’s leading airline and airport review specialists. The highest rank is awarded to airlines that demonstrate consistent high quality performance across product and service. Garuda … Continue reading

Dec 16 2014

Reconnect With Nature – Reconnect With Each Other

Tara Young

Want to wake up to a family of kangaroos making their way to their preferred breakfast spot? Or spot some rabbits bobbing up and down around their favourite tree trunk? Girraween National Park can pretty well guarantee this – whether you are camping or … Continue reading

Dec 16 2014

7 Family-Friendly Things To Do In Auckland

Donna Kramer

Auckland is a prime location for a family holiday with activities to suit all ages, interests and budgets. Most activities in Auckland are also quite affordable, so you can focus entirely on having a great time. Here are seven experiences every family should add … Continue reading

Dec 16 2014

Dropping The Needle On A Vinyl Resurgence

Mike Tuckerman

What makes the best souvenir? For most travellers it’s an object intrinsically related to the place they’re visiting. Yet, for a certain kind of tourist, there’s only one object worth bringing home – vinyl records. “Los Angeles has some great record stores,” says Graham … Continue reading

Dec 15 2014

Auckland’s Great Outdoors

Brian Johnston

With its multicultural population, great dining and many attractions, Auckland is a fine destination, but nothing makes it finer than its magnificent setting. The best way to appreciate the city is to get outdoors, where the wind whips across the gulf, making your cheeks … Continue reading

Dec 15 2014

Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas For Travellers

Ben Stower

You haven’t done your Christmas shopping!? But there are only 10 days left! Now now, there’s no need to hide yourself under tinsel. We’ve got you covered with nine last-minute Christmas gifts that will make the avid travellers in your life think you know … Continue reading

Dec 15 2014

All My Friends Went To Japan

Rachel Surgeoner

In the past three months, no less than eight of my friends have visited Japan. At one point my Instagram and Facebook feed was so jammed up with photos of bento boxes, Shinkansens, green matcha icecreams and Kyoto temples, I thought I’d been transported … Continue reading

Dec 14 2014

Historic New Zealand Village Proves To Be A Tranquil Spot

Kirstie Bedford

Before I’ve even finished my latte, while sitting on a ferry watching the cityscape shrink into a sea of blue harbour, we’ve pulled up at the dock of a seaside village a world away from Auckland’s central business district. Devonport is a little more … Continue reading

Dec 14 2014

Flight Centre South Australia Turns 30

Kellie Carty

2014 marks Flight Centre’s 30th birthday in South Australia and travel has never been more affordable. Today, South Australia has 59 physical shop fronts as well as an additional four “back of house” businesses operating specialist areas such as round-the-world flights and business travel … Continue reading

Dec 14 2014

The New Inchcolm Hotel & Suites Opens in Brisbane

Rachel Surgeoner

Brisbane is a city progressively on the rise and increasingly becoming known for its boutique offerings. A sign of the times perhaps, the Heritage-listed The Inchcolm Hotel has recently undergone a major refurbishment. Catering to a high-end crowd, the hotel offers an escape from … Continue reading