Mar 28 2015

New Family Attractions In The UK

Rachel Dixon

Those travelling with the kids in tow will attest to a slightly adapted version of the age-old proverb ‘happy wife equals happy life’. For many, ‘happy kids equals happy holiday’ is far more appropriate. If you’re visiting the United Kingdom, one way to ensure your … Continue reading

Mar 28 2015

Where The Goonies Called Home

David G Allan

To those who grew up in the 1980s, the phrases “Goonies never say die!”, “Boodie traps!” and “Down here is our time. It’s our time, down here!” are all stirring rallying cries of youthful adventure. And now that the original fans of Richard Donner’s … Continue reading

Mar 28 2015

6 Hotels Perfect For Film Lovers

Chloe Hamilton

Fans of cinema, all of your hotel decisions have been made for you. We’ve found six hotels around the world that are perfect for your temporary home. From San Sebastian to Brisbane, these hotels were either once historic cinemas or feature impressive screenings throughout the … Continue reading

Mar 28 2015

Top 8 New Zealand North Island Experiences

Ben Stower

Growing up I never had a strong desire to ‘experience’ New Zealand. It was always the miniscule neighbour with the annoyingly good rugby team. It lacked the appeal of Europe, America and Asia. I eventually grew out of my youthful ignorance and finally crossed … Continue reading

Mar 27 2015

Backyard Blitz & Gold Coast Trip For Family In Need

Kellie Carty

Now, I’ll preface this blog post by saying I love my job. Working in travel is a fantastic industry where the topic is always fresh and inspiring. But some days, I love my job more than usual and today is one of those days. … Continue reading

Mar 27 2015

Take A Haute Holiday to Fashion Week

Gemma Cleveland

Fashion, glamour, cameras, lights, champagne, action. For the ultimate girly escape, look no further than Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. Last week, we experienced this glamourous adventure with its fun, excitement and all the frills. Why not go ‘all out’ and plan a Sex and the City-style … Continue reading

Mar 27 2015

New Virgin Australia Baggage Allowance – What You Need To Know

Jason Dutton-Smith

Virgin Australia has removed the ‘Saver Lite’ fare class and dropped checked-in baggage charges for its economy cabin passengers effective March 17. The airline has consolidated its fare types to just three; Saver, Flexi and Business – which all have a minimum 23kg baggage … Continue reading

Mar 27 2015

Ski New Zealand’s Northern Heart At Whakapapa

Sarah Nicholson

The first thing you need to know about this ski destination in the heart of New Zealand’s North Island is how to say its name. It’s Whakapapa, with the first two letters combining to form a soft f, so it’s pronounced fakka-pappa. Yep, that’s … Continue reading

Mar 27 2015

7 Epic Road-Trips Around The Southern Great Barrier Reef

Ashton Rigg

Hot cross buns may have been lining the shelves since Boxing Day, but it seems the Easter Bunny has caught us unawares this year. For those who have somehow avoided the aisle ends chockablock with chocolate eggs only to realise there’s a long weekend … Continue reading

Mar 27 2015

Flight Centre’s Hottest Deals Of The Week

Kellie Carty

Every week, Flight Centre is proud to bring you our hottest deals of the week. These deals might include free cabin upgrades, discounted holidays around the world or an unbeatable getaway to that place you’ve always dreamed of visiting. If you’re looking for an amazing … Continue reading

Mar 27 2015

Rachel Khoo Pens A Love Letter To Melbourne In New Kitchen Notebook Series

Ashton Rigg

There’s just something about Rachel. It’s a certain je ne sais quoi on-camera. The red lips, the bangs, the vintage frocks. But Ms Khoo’s appeal is more than skin-deep. There’s a natural ‘realness’ that has set her career on an upward trajectory; a recipe … Continue reading

Mar 27 2015

Paul Pichugin’s Tasmania Adventure

Rachel Surgeoner

We sent Western Australia-based landscape photographer, the very talented Paul Pichugin (@paulmp) on his first trip to Tasmania to capture the amazing and diverse countryside on offer in Australia’s southernmost state. Here’s what Paul had to say about his Tassie experience: How does Tasmania … Continue reading

Mar 26 2015

Celebrity Spotting: Best Places To Find Famous Faces

Flight Centre

Celebrities are like speed cameras; they can pop up anywhere and anytime. But if you’re really serious about getting your picture taken in the company of one – a celebrity that is – you can improve your chances by heading to certain locations. Think … Continue reading

Mar 26 2015

Don Your Boardies For Surf Life Savers + 11 Beaches You’d Rather Be At This Friday

Rachel Surgeoner

Did you know that a huge majority of our Surf Life Savers are volunteers who work on their weekends to keep our beaches safe? Now if that isn’t the definition of an Aussie legend I don’t know what is! Tomorrow, Friday 27 March is … Continue reading

Mar 26 2015

Driving New Zealand: Road Trips For The North Island

Carlie Tucker

Is there anything better than the wide open road? Driving holidays are perhaps one of the best ways to explore any given destination, but New Zealand’s North Island entices self-drivers with a generous offering of exciting landscapes and cultural fun. So, feel the wind … Continue reading

Mar 26 2015

Up To My Axels In Adventure On Fraser Island

Ashton Rigg

A 5am wake up call, four-and-a-half hours on the road, and about an hour on a barge (including some time spent at the helm, thank you very much), brought me to the eastern shores of Fraser Island. Before I could unzip my suitcase and take a … Continue reading

Mar 26 2015

Essential Day Trips From Adelaide

Sarah Phillips

South Australia is one of Australia’s must-visit destinations, boasting an array of natural sights and some of the country’s best wineries. It all centres around the capital city, Adelaide, where you can lose days exploring, shopping and dining on the local food. However, you’ll … Continue reading

Mar 25 2015

Photographer Craig Parry’s Auckland Adventure

Sophie Leask

Based in Byron Bay, it’s not uncommon for photographer and videographer Craig Parry to come across amazing photo ops, and the same can be said while he was on a recent trip to Auckland hosted by Flight Centre and Auckland Tourism. With his drone, camera … Continue reading

Mar 25 2015

The World’s Most Incredible Views From Above

The Daily Telegraph

It’s one thing to see the world from our eyes, but what about from the perspective of a bird? The following aerial panoramas are a striking example of the world’s beauty apparent in the largest metropolises, most breathtaking natural sights and more unexpected destinations. … Continue reading

Mar 25 2015

Weekend In Canberra: Food, Drinks & Art In Australia’s Capital

Dan Stapleton

Describe an Australian city with innovative chefs, world class cafe culture and impeccable inner-city infrastructure and most people will assume you are talking about Melbourne. Focus instead on the city’s boundary-pushing art scene, highly educated creative class and abundant green space and many will … Continue reading